eric leonard

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IMBA's Quebec regional coordinator.

Jul 21, 2011, 8:22 am

Cycling is growing across the globe as fuel prices rise across North America. People are rediscovering bikes as transportation: It's fun, it's cheap and it helps the environment by taking cars off the congested roads. Every transportation agency is investing in cycling to help cater the rising demands for quality infrastructures. Bike paths, bike lanes, cycletracks, sharrows and bicycle boulevards are paving the ways for cyclists to get around. But what if we included natural surfaced trails into our transportation planning?

Jul 13, 2011, 10:02 am
New trails

Last week, i attended the grand opening of Mont-Rigaud. Located less then one hour outside of Montreal, the ski hill is now offering 10km of mountain bike specific trails. The resort invested 100k$ this year to get there and the building of trails started as soon as the resort closed off it's trails for skiing! Sentier Boréal was hired for every step of the way: they delivered Mont Rigaud with 10km of singletrack and a pumptrack and skills area.

Jun 17, 2011, 11:00 am

On April 9th, the ADSVMQ hosted the very first « Sommet des Sentiers » in Saint-Hyacinthe. The invite was sent out to riders, clubs and trail associations across Québec. Feedback was great and over 50 riders responded to the event.

All day, discussion were lead on various topics and were able to pull out various opportunities :