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Jan 16, 2013, 12:51 am

The chance to travel and have one’s eyes opened to new ideas and information - no better way to bring in the New Year!

Why all the excitement?  Well, I had the great fortune to travel down to IMBA HQ in Boulder, Colorado at the beginning of January.  A weeks worth of meetings, knowledge sharing, team building and enjoying mountain air, were all part of IMBA’s Staff Training event.

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 30, 2012, 12:41 pm

Trail design can sometimes be a pretty complicated endeavour. One must balance many considerations when adding new trail to an existing network. This includes the basics like user types, difficulty level, existing trails, and the ever present question of sustainability. Furthermore, different types of terrain provide additional challenges; a beginner trail in rooty and rocky terrain can require significant effort.

Nov 6, 2012, 1:53 pm

Our most recent Trail Care Crew visit in Invermere, BC, was a great one; 29 participants came out to our Trail Building School, we collected record donations to the 2012 Trail Building Fund, and also had a great Club Care Workshop with almost twenty members from the Columbia Valley Cycling Society's board and executive.

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).

Oct 2, 2012, 6:04 pm

Located roughly 20 minutes south of Edmonton, the town of Devon, AB, may not be the first destination that comes to mind when you think about cycling.

However, their recent city re-branding "Bike Town," is very quickly changing that.

The new initiative, launched in October of 2010, sets Devon apart from local towns and municipalities by advocating for cycling and active transportation, and engaging and supporting members of the community.

Sep 11, 2012, 2:02 pm

Steinbach, Manitoba, is an unlikely place to find mountain bike trails. The historically Mennonite farming community has little in the way of elevation. However, what they lack in opportunities for new trails, they make up for in determination from a core group of local trail advocates.

Aug 28, 2012, 11:08 am

Flow (n).
1) Smoothness or Continuity
2) The state at being one with

If you're a mountain biker, chances are you have experienced flow. That rhythmic sensation where the boundaries between bike, body, and trail melt and leave many of us giggling like children at Christmas. It's similar to music, where our internal metronome can anticipate the next note in a song; or be delighted by an unexpected change.

Feb 3, 2012, 5:22 pm
Quebec | Ontario | East

The board of the Mont-Tremblant Bike Club (Club de Vélo Mont-Tremblant) is hosting an online survey to help them improve and expand their trail network. If you ride in the area, or can see yourself taking a trip to la belle province, please take a few minutes and respond.

Nov 20, 2010, 1:00 am

Somehow me managed to remain snow-free during our visit to Pemberton, though the temperatures were a little lower than we’ve been accustomed to. The Sea to Sky corridor is renowned as an outdoor adventure destination thanks in part to trail systems developed around Whistler and Squamish. Pemberton wants to be a bigger part of the tourism action and the Sea to Sky Trail, which will be part of the Trans Canada Trail, will help them.