IMBA launches new Canadian-specific website

For Immediate Release: 03-28-11
Contact: Rachael Raven
IMBA Canada Communications Coordinator
rachael [dot] raven [at] imba [dot] com
613-301-8098
www.imbacanada.com

The Canadian office of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA Canada) is excited to announce the launch of a new website for the Canadian trail community. Located at imbacanada.com, the site boasts a new design and interface, along with added resources, stunning photos, and more news.

“Since opening in 2004, IMBA’s Canadian office has shared resources -- such as imba.com and the ITN-- with the US office in Boulder, Co.,” says Executive Director Lora Woolner. “We are thrilled to be able to step out on our own and offer members and supporters a Canadian-specific website.”

The new site, designed by Whistler-based Origin Design + Communications, features a beautiful home page, integrated blog, and events calendar. Another new feature is the Near You section, a one-stop-shop for members and website users to find news, events, staff and IMBA Canada affiliated clubs, retailers, and patrol groups specific to their region.

“Our goal was use imbacanada.com to bring the trail community together. With the Near You section, users can quickly learn about access issues, IMBA programs, and volunteer trail building days in their communities,” says Rachael Raven, communications coordinator for IMBA Canada.

As of March 25, any user account (which listed Canada as their residence) on IMBA.com will automatically be transferred to the new IMBA Canada website. This will also apply to individual, club, retailer and corporate memberships. To log on to imbacanada.com, simply use the same email associated with your account on IMBA.com.

Hearty thanks to Mountain Equipment Co-op for providing a capacity-building grant, which helped to fund a portion of the website.

Questions or comments about the new site? Send an email to Canada[at]imba.com, or post a message on our facebook page, and let us know.

Photo by Stephen Wilde

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