May 2011 eNews

IMBA CANADA NEWSLETTER

IMBA CANADA ENEWS - MAY 2011

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARKS CANADA

Happy Birthday to Parks Canada from IMBA Canada and mountain bikers nationwide!

Today is the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Parks Canada. To kick off a year of centennial celebrations, they are holding a street party in downtown Toronto, and campout with the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre, May 21st.

IMBA Canada will be taking part in the Campout, hosting aTake A Kid Mountain Biking event in partnership with the Guelph Off-Road Bicycling Association (GORBA) and JOYRIDE150.
Check out this video for a sneak peek of skills features built by GORBA for the event! Blog.

  • Happy Birthday Parks Canada!
  • Trail Access Fund update
  • Sask. MTB mecca
  • New gear at the store
  • MEC Bikefests
  • Welcome new corporate members
  • Upcoming events + blog

TRAIL ACCESS FUND UPDATE

Nearly $2,000 has been raised towards our goal of $10,000 to help keep trails open to mountain biking across Canada.

With your donation we’ll advocate for improved mountain biking with local, provincial and federal agencies and organizations, and we’ll work on your behalf to:

  • Challenge anti-bike policies at the provincial and federal levels.
  • Make your voice heard through our 80,000-strong mountain bike movement when anti-bike interests move to try and close trails near urban areas.
  • Fight blanket bans that suggest bikes don’t belong in our nation’s backcountry.
Remember: Give $45 or more and we’ll send you a limited edition Long Live Long Rides T-shirt FREE, but only while supplies last.

ON THE ROAD WITH THE IMBA CANADA TRAIL CARE CREW:SASKATCHEWAN'S MOUNTAIN BIKE MECCA

It is quickly becoming apparent to us that Saskatchewan is going to be booming with great trails in the next few years. There may not be visible mountain peaks but there are plenty of valleys, coulees, and topographical relief that provide consistent side slopes to create beautiful bench cut trails.

Between provincial parks, national parks and local club riding areas, you'll never drive more a couple of hours to your next riding destination...

Read the Trail Care Crew's full visit report.

NEW GEAR AT THE IMBA CANADA ONLINE STORE

Check out these custom IMBA Canada Lizard Skin "Charger" Lock-On Grips!

Buying IMBA Canada product is a great way to support IMBA's efforts in Canada and fuel our mission.

IMBA CANADA IS COMING TO A MEC BIKEFEST NEAR YOU

Kicking off this weekend, Mountain Equipment Co-Op will celebrating all things cycling at Bikefestsacross the country. With demonstrations, clinics, cycling vendors on-site, and opportunities to try out gear and new bikes, there's something for everyone.

Here's a list of events IMBA Canada is slated to attend:

WELCOME NEW CORPORATE MEMBERS

Thanks to the generous donations from these, and other corporate members, who support our mission!

Alpine Bike Parks

Alpine Bike Parks, LLC is a state-of-the-art bike park design/build company based in Whistler, BC and Boulder, CO. Alpine's owner Judd de Vall began his career at IMBA's Boulder office in the 90's. Now, Alpine brings the best bike parks to life with a full time planning and design team and a construction team led by an All-Star cast of professional athlete/builders. For more information, check out one of their recent projects.

Western Mountain Bike Tourism Association

The MBTA is a non-profit organization committed to establishing mountain biking as a safe and sustainable tourism experience in Western Canada. They work collaboratively with a network of businesses, bike clubs, communities, resorts, and government agencies to achieve the goal of having..."Western Canada recognized for its world class sustainable trails and abundant mountain biking experiences that are supported by enthusiastic communities and resort operators offering high quality services."

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