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Igor is IMBA Canada's Director of Field Programs and Consulting Services. Read his blog for updates on clubs, events, and news from across Canada.

Dec 12, 2012, 8:09 pm

For the Short Hills Cycling Club (SHCC), hard work rewards not only those involved, but the focus of their passion as well.  The club has been busy providing stewardship efforts to the Short Hills Provincial Park trail network for the past few years, including trail construction, redesign and restoration.  To aid in their efforts, the club went through the grant writing process and are now the proud recipients of a prestigious Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant of $14000, which will be allocated to new tools, trail maintenance equipment and a trailer.

Nov 6, 2012, 1:09 am

Mountain biking was once again an important topic for consideration, and as a viable recreational activity in Copeland Forest, the latest meeting with the Couchiching Conservancy looked to find what the recreational community would prioritize for Copeland's future.

Nov 1, 2012, 9:51 pm

A huge congratulations to the Turkey Point Mountain Bike Club (TPMBC) for acquiring a $30000 Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) Grant, a monumental achievement after officially forming the club only one year ago.

The TPMBC have a 43 km network of trails in Turkey Point Provincial Park and a Ministry of Natural Resources property (managed by St. Williams Conservation Reserve Community Council) that they oversee under a MOU (memorandum of understanding).

Sep 15, 2012, 11:55 pm

IMBA Canada's Executive Director, Lora Woolner and Ontario Coordinator, Igor Hoogendoorn were happy to meet and greet the consumers and industry trade partners that made up this years BTAC Expocycle 2012.

IMBA booth Day #1


Sep 6, 2012, 10:21 am

The Forest Lea mountain bike trails are developed and maintained by volunteer riders in the Ottawa Valley including members of the Ottawa Valley Mountain Bike Association (OVMBA), which is a not-for-profit trail riding, development, and advocacy group comprised of enthusiastic Valley mountain bikers.

Sep 6, 2012, 10:00 am
Trails | GTA

A reminder to all natural environment (dirt) trail users in the GTA,


The City of Toronto manages a trail network of nearly 400 km of paved and granular multi-use trails.  In addition to these trails, there is an extensive network of informal natural-surface (dirt) trails and pathways within natural area parkland and ravines.  These trails are well-used by hikers, dog-walkers, and mountain bikers, and are highly valued as an important part of the recreational trail network.


Jun 29, 2012, 12:55 am

Sunshine all day, bikes everywhere, jazz in the air and the picturesque Distillery District were the backdrop for the Toronto MEC Bikefest this past weekend and well, WOW, what a great event!

Jun 22, 2012, 12:06 am

June 21 @ 6:30 pm: I attended the open house on the site of the planned Sunnyside Bike Park, and even the rain and wind were not enough to deter people from showing their support for this great project.

Public interest is high for the new project.


Jun 20, 2012, 12:44 am

A beautiful sunny summer-like morning marked the beginning of a smile-filled day for almost 100 people on Saturday June 16th.  Where were they? Attending the Parks Canada and MEC ‘Learn to Camp’ event at the Rouge Valley Park of course!  ‘Learn to Camp’ events are provided to help introduce overnight camping to those that may not have experienced how much fun it can be and to expose them to some of our most beautiful natural heritage areas.

Jun 13, 2012, 10:53 am
bike park

The IMBA Canada Trail Care Crew (TCC) visited Georgina ROC to celebrate the park’s opening day celebrations on Saturday June 9, 2012, as well as providing a brief Trail Workshop on Sunday.  The workshop focussed on the installation of two small insloped turns along the intermediate loop of the North Shore Bike Trails onsite.  Thanks again to the volunteers that attended and to Georgina ROC’s eager staff!