2015 Trail Care Crew Fall Schedule Released

Kitchener, ON - July 29, 2015.

After a busy first half of the Trail Care Crew season AJ Strawson and Justin Truelove are working hard in preparation for their fall visits. The Trail Care Crew spent the spring and early summer teaching clubs and Parks Canada staff in Ontario, New Brunswick, Alberta and the North West Territories.

"Being on the road so far has been an amazing experience!" Says the newest member of the TCC, Justin Truelove. "Each visit has been very distinctive and we have some truly amazing trails, clubs and national parks in our country."

The TCC will kick off their fall season with a visit in Hinton, Alberta on August 8, 2015. The Trail Care Crew first visited the area in 2011 (http://www.imbacanada.com/blog/hinton-alberta-textbook-visit) and the club has been applying for a second visit ever since.  "The benefit to HMBA is twofold,” says Kevin Myles, operations coordinator for the Hinton Mountain Bike Association (HMBA). “We fix a problem trail area, and volunteers are empowered with trail building know-how and experience to tackle trail maintenance in the future. As a bonus, there is no overall cost to HMBA for the visit." Registration for the event is open at www.bikehinton.com. The following week the TCC will be in Lethbridge, AB.

AJ Strawson, vetran TCC member, is also anticipating another great round of visits. "With incredible destinations on our schedule this fall, Justin and I look forward to teaching new groups and learning about their unique challenges and successes."

The full fall schedule can be viewed at www.imbacanada.com/tcc/schedule.

Learn more about IMBA Canada's Trail Care Crew program at www.imbacanada.com/tcc.

About the Trail Care Crew

Since 2010 the Canadian Trail Care Crew program has supported outdoor recreation communities by providing education on trail building and volunteer management, training local volunteer groups to work more effectively with land managers, and by representing mountain bikers’ interests to local and national decision-makers.

The IMBA Canada Trail Care Crew is made possible by support from its Program Partners: Parks Canada, Subaru Canada, and Shimano Canada. Without the support and leadership of these organizations the Trail Care Crew program would not be possible. Additional program support is being provided by Trek Bicycles.

The goals of the program are to inspire high quality trail projects, increase stewardship of Canada’s public lands, promote Canada’s natural heritage sites, and engage mountain bike and trails communities.

About IMBA Canada

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (Canada) is a non‐profit association whose mission is to ensure Canada is home to a strong and vibrant mountain bike community, riding a world-class network of mountain biking trails. Since 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking worldwide by encouraging low‐impact riding, volunteer trailwork participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions. IMBA’s Canadian office has been up and running since 2004. www.imbacanada.com

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For more information, please contact:

AJ Strawson

IMBA Canada Field Program Manager

aj[dot]strawson[at]imbacanada[dot]com

1-855-255-4095 ext. 107