August 2010 Canada eNews

IMBA Canada eNews - August 2010

Support the IMBA Canada Trailbuilding Fund

Help IMBA bring world-class mountain biking to your backyard. This year alone, IMBA Canada will be involved in more than 40 projects in every province. This work is being done thanks to riders like you who support the IMBA Canada Trailbuilding Fund.

Add yourself to the Trailbuilders' Wall of Fame.

IMBA goes 2.0

If you haven't stopped by our website lately, check it out! Our newly redesigned site — still at the familiar www.imba.com address — provides upgrades that we hope will greatly improve your online experience. Please be patient as we continue to build our Canadian pages within the new site!

Nominate your favourite Canadian trail for Epic status

In upcoming weeks, IMBA staff will select the 2010 class of Epic® mountain bike rides. You can nominate your favorite trail online — just be sure to complete the entire web form, which will require more than a few minutes of research and writing. The rides that make the cut will be announced in the fall issue of our quarterly print newsletter, IMBA Trail News.

Sacred Rides women of mountain biking survey

Ladies, only a few days left to take part in Sacred Rides' survey, collecting data on women in mountain biking. The survey will be open until Friday, Aug 20, and the results will be made public on Friday, Aug 27.  If you haven't already, take part here!

Renegade Cycle Solutions steps up its support for IMBA Canada

Last month, RCS raffled off a Chumba frame at the East Coast DH Open, raising $680 for IMBA Canada. Congratulations to winner Mark Battiston, and special thanks to RCS, Chumba Racing and X-Fusion for donating the frame and shock. Photos.

Welcome IMBA Canada's newest corporate supporter

Community Futures Crowsnest Pass is one of 90 Community Future offices in Western Canada. The non-profits, which work in partnership with Western Economic Diversification Canada, are actively engaged in helping to develop and implement community-based economic development strategies.  Learn more about the work that IMBA Canada is doing in Crowsnest Pass.

IMBA's Ontario rep featured in Mountain Life

Jason Murray, provincial representative for Ontario, was featured in the June issue of Mountain Life magazine. His article, entitled "Burning Bridges," examines the controversy around structures in Bruce Peninsula Mountain Bike Adventure Park. To read the piece click here, and skim to page 30.

Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day is quickly approaching

Get out your Sharpies and mark your calendars! Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day is Saturday, October 2, 2010. Go to imba.com to get more information on the day, register your event, and download IMBA Canada's Take A Kid Mountain Biking Guide.

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Are you an IMBA Canada trailbuilder?

Put your name on the IMBA Canada Trailbuilders' Wall of Fame by making a donation to the IMBA Canada Trailbuilding Fund. Thank you to the twelve trailbuilders who have donated so far!  Our goal is 100 trailbuilders for 2010.