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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.

Feb 11, 2013, 3:33 pm
West

The Kootenay Columbia Trails Society, in Rossland, BC, is looking for your support to help insure future funding from the City of Rossland! Please see the message below, via facebook.

"The City of Rossland, BC, draft budget has eliminated its funding of the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society. This could have significant impact on KCTS’ ability to maintain our trails for the safety, health and enjoyment of our community.

Feb 6, 2013, 1:13 am

Hartland.  An accomplishment for mountain bicycling advocacy and club / land manager relations within the lower mainland of British Columbia, this extensive trail system provides the riders of Victoria and its surrounding communites with trails that run the gamut from easy doubletrack to some stuff that would test even the North Shore's mettle for its gnar factor.

Feb 1, 2013, 3:02 pm
Online Store

An update that as of Feb 1, 2013, our online store is back up and running again.

Very sorry for any inconvenience it may have caused.

Jan 23, 2013, 8:10 am

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: