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Jun 3, 2013, 3:37 pm
MTBA | IMBA Club | event

The mountain bike community is awesome.

We are reminded of this every week, with every new community that we stop in. But getting to attend an event like the BC Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium is extra special!

May 31, 2013, 3:31 pm

There are a myriad of kid friendly events happening across Canada every day!

With the generous support of MEC, our Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day coordinator Deanne Lazaruk has been able to put together an interactive map that links you directly to events happening across Canada so it's easier for you to find out more information on the events near you.

We are encouraging clubs, groups, event planners to get in touch with us with your event information so that we can add it to our map. Check back often as we will be posting events on a regular basis.

May 21, 2013, 6:50 pm
Parks Canada

Last year we had the chance to visit two National Historic Sites in the Sault Ste. Marie region of central Ontario. In our blog, we contemplated the value of trails taking us places - not just for recreation, but to cultural and historical destinations.

Mar 13, 2013, 6:42 am
kids | eNews

MEC TO SUPPORT TAKE A KID DAY THROUGHOUT 2013

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.

Mar 11, 2013, 9:09 am

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.

Mar 7, 2013, 9:51 am
West
partnerships | MEC

Since I was headed over to Vancouver for the 2013 Vancouver Bike Show, I took the opportunity to pay our friends at Mountain Equipment Co-op head office a visit.

Like many of our partners we spend most of our time exchanging emails and chatting over conference calls, but it's great to be able to meet face to face over lunch or coffee and talk about adventures and topics not laid out in advance.

Mar 6, 2013, 12:14 pm
West
Bike Show | event

While the IMBA Canada boys held down the fort at the Toronto Bike Show, I attended the Vancouver Bike Show to meet and chat with exhibitors and many of IMBA Canada's friends in the industry.

Our corporate supporter Renegade Cycle Solutions (X-Fusion) was in attendance showing off some of their new 2013 products.

There was amazing representation from many of the local tourism boards. Rossland, Revelstoke, Kimberley, Williams Lake, and Bike Parks BC were all on hand to help plan riding vacations.

Feb 19, 2013, 4:23 pm

Guest blog by IMBA's president, and IMBA U.S. executive director, Mike Van Abel.

"Time will tell" is a saying usually accompanied by healthy skepticism. At this moment, time and history are on everyone's minds here at IMBA HQ as we reflect upon the 25 years since IMBA's birth.

Feb 13, 2013, 2:35 pm
West

Martin Littlejohn of the Mountain Bike Tourism Association hosted our third conference call last night for the committee members. Discussions ranged from budget, program to speakers, and of course beer. There are lots of details to sort through but as a committee member I have a pretty easy job compared to what Martin is dealing with.

Expect a full range of tourism related breakout sessions, trail workshops, guided rides and lots of networking to help your communities economic potential.

Feb 12, 2013, 3:26 pm
eNews

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.