$4,000 Raised for IMBA Canada at Canmore 24 Hours of Adrenalin, 2014

July 30, 2014 -- $4,000 dollars was raised for IMBA Canada at the 17th annual 24 Hours of Adrenalin in Canmore July 19 and 20, thanks to the support of corporate member Twenty4 Sports Inc. and hundreds of mountain bikers from across Alberta and neighbouring provinces.

In addition to a $1,000 donation to IMBA Canada via 1% for the Planet, Twenty4 Sports extended their resources to provide two additional fundraising opportunities. Partnering with Calgary-based specialty store, Racks Unlimited, a 4-bike Thule rack system (valued at over $1700) was raffled off, and retro 24 Hours of Adrenalin pint glasses and water bottles were sold, with proceeds going to IMBA Canada's restructuring efforts.

IMBA Canada director, Lora Woolner, manned a tent at the two-day event, along with volunteers Doug Topp and Mark Schmidt. “The benefits of being at this year’s event extend far beyond the dollars raised,” said Woolner. “The chance to talk to Alberta mountain bikers and IMBA Canada members face-to-face, especially in this time of restructuring is incredibly valuable. I’m thankful that Stuart insisted we be here.”

IMBA Canada is grateful to 24 Hours of Adrenalin president, Stuart Dorland, and his entire event crew for creating and promoting the fundraiser, Joel Hamm of Racks Unlimited for offering such a generous prize package for the raffle, Doug Topp and Mark Schmidt for volunteering their sales skills and peddling pint glasses late into the night, and to all of the participants and spectators that spent a few dollars to support Canadian trails.

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About IMBA Canada

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (Canada) is a non-profit association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve great trail experiences for mountain bikers throughout Canada. 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. Join the movement at imbacanada.com.

About 24 Hours of Adrenalin - Canmore

For 20 years the 24 Hours of Adrenalin has become the “not to miss event” of the summer. Geared towards the highly desirable weekend warrior outdoor market in a format that is focused on teamwork, camaraderie, family and friends. The first 24 Hours of Adrenalin (in Alberta) was staged at the Canmore Nordic Centre with just over 100 participants taking part. Now each year the event sells out nearly a year in advance at our capped participant number of 1,650. It’s our focus to provide our customers with a weekend that is healthy for participants, families and our partners, while being good to the environment and wildlife that surounds the event.

Contact:
Lora Woolner
IMBA Canada Director
lora [dot] woolner [at] imba [dot] com
1-855-255-4095, ext. 101

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