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Jason Murray is a former Ontario Coordintor. Read his blog archive to learn about news and events from Ontario.

May 12, 2011, 7:34 am

The Ontario Trails Council (OTC) was recently awarded some money to develop a trail education program. The intent being to teach people out there in the field the skills they need to layout, design and build trail correctly. This is for all types of trails; whether to be used for casual walking, hiking, mountain biking, equestrian, ATV, etc. It is also for many different types of people; club volunteers, municipal planners, parks & rec staff, etc.

Apr 17, 2011, 4:21 pm
TBN | Toronto

For as long as I can remember the Toronto Bicycling Network hosted regular mountain biking roadtrips outside of the city limits. They'd head to Albion Hills, Kelso, Buckwallow, etc. I even rode with a TBN group once when they paid a trip to my local trail system. I showed them all the best stuff, and they were very appreciative.

Apr 15, 2011, 6:32 pm

In the words of Inigo Montoya, "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

I hear this used as an analogy for how trails change over time. I understand what the person saying is trying to get at, but I don't think it is the best choice of analogy. Let's unpack this a bit and see where the shortcomings lie.

Apr 10, 2011, 2:22 pm

If you used to read my old blog you may recall a post back in June of 2009 providing brief details on two pump tracks that the Ottawa Valley Mountain Bike Association broke gound on.

Mar 29, 2011, 1:54 pm

The Ontario mountain bike scene is vibrant and active. We've got some excellent racing, whether you like straigh XC Ocup style racing, 24 hour events, marathon length distances, or downhill. The XC trailriding contingent is huge and getting larger by the year.

Mar 7, 2011, 11:04 am
RLAC | trail access

At the Spring 2011 Toronto International Bike Show IMBA Canada held our first face-to-face meeting of the Ontario Regional Leadership Advisory Council (RLAC). In attendance were nine club delegates, all of the IMBA Canada staff, and a special guest: a visiting club president from Tennesee.