On March 9th, the second annual Winterbike took place at Kingdom Trails in East Burke, VT. Home of one of the greatest trail networks in the northeast, the Kingdom Trails now offers year-round activities for bicyclists on their vast network of shared trails. From the Nordic Center, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, hikers and mountain bikers enjoy many miles of shared trails. Down in the village, on Darling Hill, the locals are also packing down single track for winter use.
IMBA Canada believes that Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day can be much more than just one day on the calendar each year. To achieve this goal, we’ve partnered with Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) for 2013! Together we intend to make each and every day Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day.
Getting kids on bikes and out on the trails has been a passion of mine for over ten years. Shortly after I began riding, I volunteered to help out with the Kids of Mud program in my hometown of Winnipeg, MB. Twice a week I had myself a fun group of kids to teach about riding and racing. Being able to share my knowledge and passion for the sport with the kids is such an inspiration to me that no matter where I go, my goal is to continue to help get kids on bikes.
Le 9 mars dernier avait lieu la deuxième édition du Winterbike à East Burke, au Vermont. La petite capitale du vélo de montagne du nord-est des États-Unis offre maintenant des activités quatre saisons aux cyclistes. À partir du Nordic Center, les amateurs de ski de fond, de raquette, de marche et de vélo ont accès à des dizaines de kilomètres de pistes.
IMBA U.S. LAUNCHES CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR MTB SKILLS INSTRUCTORS
Just last week, IMBA U.S. announced the launch of the Instructor Certification Program, which will offer professional training and certification for individuals who lead group rides or teach mountain bike skills clinics.
Twenty five — it's a number you'll be seeing a lot of from IMBA this year as we celebrate our founding in 1988. To get the silver anniversary year underway we'll start with a look at some of last year's successes in Canada, and around the world: