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Rachael is the Communications Specialist for IMBA Canada. She manages IMBA's print, web, and social media presence in Canada.

Apr 20, 2011, 9:41 am

Just one year after launching the Trail Care Crew program at the 2010 Trailhead Ontario Conference, Chad and Deanne Lazaruk returned to share stories about the Canadian trail community and their experiences on the road.

The conference, presented by the Ontario Trails Council, took place April 18 - 19 in Niagara Falls, ON. Attendees included IMBA Canada staff, Trans Canada Trail staff, Cycle Ontario, the Canadian Trail Federation, and Minister Margarett Best, Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport.

Apr 12, 2011, 2:05 pm

More than 60 people took part in the Association pour le Developpement des Sentiers de Velo de Montagne au Quebec (ADSVMQ) inaugural Trail Summit last weekend, in St-Hyacinthe, QC. The group, which included industry representatives, land managers, local riders and IMBA Canada staff, led discussions on ways to create trail destinations, the challenges facing the Quebec trail community, and improving communication-- both interally, and outside the mountain bike community.

Apr 7, 2011, 1:00 pm

Today, IMBA Canada and Renegade Cycle Solutions announced the X-Fusion Trail Ambassador Awards program. That means this fall, two lucky advocates (one from the East, and one from the West) will win a X-Fusion Velvet RL fork. Pretty sweet!

Apr 4, 2011, 1:49 pm
Ontario | Quebec

Last weekend was the premier of Soul Carving, a trail building documentary featuring IMBA Canada staff and Sentiers Boreal. Created by Five Knights Productions, the film was shot during a weekend of building at the Creative Wheel Centre (Val-des-Monts, QC) in May 2010.

Over 120 people attended the event, which raised funds for IMBA Canada affiliate club Creative Wheel Centre.

Mar 23, 2011, 9:39 am

IMBA's classic slogan, Long Live Long Rides is back! Check out the IMBA Canada Online Store for men's and women's t-shirts, a ceramic mug, and a travel mug! 100% of the proceeds support keeping trails open and in good condition here in Canada!

Want to protect your long ride? Donate to the 2011 Trail Access Fund and receive a Long Live Long Rides tee for free!


Mar 18, 2011, 2:00 am
CMBA | Take Action

We got this info from the good folks at the CMBA:

Ever wonder how much of an impact our sport and use of trails has on our local economy? At the CMBA, we sure do! We are always asked by people who offer grants, “What kind of economic benefit will your trails add to the community?”

Feb 24, 2011, 9:53 am

Earlier this month IMBA Canada’s Trail Care Crew and communications coordinator, Rachael Raven, had the opportunity to take part in a women’s only skills clinic at Joyride150, Canada’s premier indoor bike park. Over 130 ladies came out for Women’s Weekend, which took place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4-5. Here are Rachael’s thoughts on the event:

Nov 4, 2010, 2:00 am

To get a picture of what our affiliated clubs are doing, we'd like to hear from you! Share your club's greatest success story from 2010-- a Trail Care Crew visit, a great piece of trail constructed or rerouted, a membership campaign or fundraiser, whatever!

With this information, we can let our partners know what mountain bikers are doing in their communities, and we can share the good news with other Canadian clubs.

It's simple:

Jun 6, 2009, 3:00 am

Earlier this month, IMBA Canada joined up with organizers at Camp Fortune for a day of trail building in Gatineau, Quebec. Over 20 volunteers came out on a cool, bright Saturday to help repair cross-country trails and build the first pump track in the National Capital Region.

“A pump track is a really fun thing to ride on, and the skills you learn on it will make you a better trail or downhill rider,” says Mark Schmidt, director and trail specialist for IMBA Canada.