Meet Your Regional Coordinators

RLAC development is coordinated by IMBA Canada's Regional Coordinators. These IMBA paid professional staffers operate in distinct territories — currently IMBA Canada has regional staff positions in British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec.

Each part-time regional coordinator has a mandate is to achieve the following goals for mountain biking in their region: convenient access to appealing trails, trailbuilding expertise, a positive image, and political influence. Follow our regional coordinator's efforts on the IMBA blog, or send us a message to learn more.

IMBA Canada's RLAC program is supported in large part by Mountain Equipment Co-op.

Meet your Regional Coordinators

James Brown, BC Regional Coordinator, james.brown[at]imbacanada.com

James was the first provincial rep to join the IMBA Canada staff in 2004. Although it was a volunteer position until 2008, he has participated in many advocacy initiatives to provide access opportunities and funding for mountain bicycling in British Columbia. James was also instrumental in setting up and enhancing the insurance program for IMBA Canada affiliate clubs. As a seasoned rider James enjoys hitting the trail no matter what the terrain. In his professional life he is a commercial photographer based in Victoria, BC.

Eric Leonard, Quebec Regional Coordinator, eric.leonard[at]imbacanada.com

When the ADSVMQ (Quebec’s trail advocacy organization) was formed, Eric quickly got involved. He later co-authored the "Guide d'Aménagement des Sentiers de Vélo de Montagne," a book based on IMBA’s Trail Solutions and Managing Mountain Biking. As an active transportation planner, Eric works to help grow cycling and walking opportunities in many municipalities around the province. His vision of cycling doesn't focus to simply one type of user: Eric says he sees the opportunity for cycling to grow as a whole whenever two wheels and human power are involved! When he's not riding bikes, Eric can be found in mountains where the snow is deep.

 

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