October 2011 eNews

IMBA CANADA NEWSLETTER

IMBA CANADA ENEWS - OCTOBER 2011

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NEARLY TWO THOUSAND CANADIANS GET ON BIKES IN SUPPORT OF TAKE A KID MOUNTAIN BIKING DAY

The 2011 edition of IMBA’s Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day was a huge success, with more than 1,890 Canadians taking part, according to estimates from event organizers.

Around the globe, more than 230 events took place on the October 1st weekend, with well over 21,000 kids and families in attendance.

Across Canada, events were held in conservation areas, provincial parks, and four National Parks – ranging from low-key rides to extravagant events with hundreds of participants joining in the fun. Rides were also held in Australia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, South Africa and the United States. Press release.

  • Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day
  • Sprockids honoured
  • 2012 TCC applications
  • Toronto riders meet about High Park
  • New product for the holidays
  • Corporate members
  • Blog + events

FOUNDER OF SPROCKIDS PRESENTED WITH IMBA CANADA LEADERSHIP AWARD

IMBA Canada is proud to honour Doug Detwiller, founder of Sprockids, with an award in recognition of his contribution to youth in cycling.

“Doug has done so much for promoting the sport of mountain biking and getting kids on bikes, by bringing fat-tires to the classroom,” said Lora Woolner, IMBA Canada’s executive director.

What started as a club of 50 kids from Gibsons Elementary School more than two decades ago, has grown into a world-renowned cycling program that has put thousands of kids on bikes in Canada, and around the globe.

“I’m humbled by the gorgeous award, and honoured to receive it. There are so many people doing great things in Canada with mountain biking at the moment, so it really means a lot,” said Doug. Read the full story.

APPLY NOW FOR A 2012 CANADIAN TRAIL CARE CREW VISIT

The visit request application for IMBA Canada Trail Care Crew's 2012 season is now online. We invite all interested IMBA Canada member clubs, Trans Canada Trail affiliate groups, Parks Canada sites, and other land managers to apply now. The application deadline is midnight EST on Nov 15, 2011. Press release.

TORONTO RIDERS MEET TO DISCUSS PROPOSED COMMUNITY BIKE PARK IN THE HIGH PARK AREA

Last week, around 50 people met at the Swansea Town Hall, Toronto, to discuss the proposed community bike park in the High Park area.

The design consultation was a success according to IMBA's Daniel Scott, with riders discussing their desires for a bike park in the south east corner of the Park. Ideas included progression, a cross-country perimeter loop, slope style course, and a beginner-specific section to foster the next generation of riders. Blog.

NEW PRODUCT AT THE IMBA CANADA STORE!

THANK YOU NEW & RENEWING CORPORATE MEMBERS!

Thanks to the generous donations from these, and other corporate members, IMBA Canada is able to create, enhance, and preserve great trail experiences for mountain bikers across Canada.

Mont-Sainte-Anne: Known for their powder and cross-county skiing, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Beaupré, QC, also features 28km of downhill trails, more than 130km of cross-country single track and a huge pump track.

Special thanks to Cobequid Trail Consulting, Sentiers Boréals, Sustainable Trails, Dirt Series, Community Futures Crowsnest Pass, Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and Geomatic Data for renewing their corporate membership!

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