trail building

Jul 30, 2012, 12:41 pm

We often hear that sustainable trails are too easy. Or not fun.

The majority of trail builders we meet are advanced riders, and they often want to build trails at their (or their riding buddies') level.

Jul 24, 2012, 10:24 am

How much does it cost for us to recreate? A winter cross country ski pass can run you anywhere from $50 to $250 plus. Golfing in the summer can start at $25 per visit, or $2,600 annually, and that's just for a public course. Road cyclists have already paid their fees for the road through taxes.

But what about mountain bikers?

Jul 9, 2012, 1:20 pm

The motto for Yukon's capital is the 'Wilderness City'  –  and they aren't joking.

With some estimates of trails within the city of Whitehorse at 800km (!), residents and tourists of the area have no shortage of opportunity for outdoor recreation, summer or winter. Lets also not forget that they can enjoy these trails some 20 hours a day in the summertime – and with only 23,000 residents, they don't really need to share.

Jun 29, 2012, 12:25 am

Now that the animals are exiting two by two, we can get back to riding!

Jun 19, 2012, 5:16 am

Along with the larger, fee-based projects scheduled for this year IMBA CANADA Trail Solutions is committed to providing continued assistance to past projects.

Jun 8, 2012, 4:23 pm

As part of our ongoing training as Trail Care Crew, and AJ and I travelled up to the Bruce Peninsula to work with staff from Bruce County – the team responsible for Mountain Bike the Bruce.

With 5 mountain bike trail systems on over 12,500 acres of forests in Bruce County (next to the beautiful cost of Georgian Bay), it didn't take long for AJ and I to start inquiring about the housing market!

May 29, 2012, 3:25 pm

This past weekend, IMBA Canada staff spent a beautiful hot and sunny Saturday working alongside TORBA volunteers in Crothers Woods, in Toronto's Don Valley.

Fifteen enthusiastic builders helped Ontario Coordinator Igor Hoogendoorn and IMBA Canada's new Trail Care Crew complete a number of trail maintenance projects, including rock armouring, trail reclamation, and a number of knicks to improve drainage in the buff, clay-heavy soil, which was unusually dry this weekend.

May 1, 2012, 10:16 am

In the early 1920s, Upper Canada College acquired land in the small village of Norval, just outside Georgetown, ON, with hopes to relocate their boarding school to the country. But in the years following the First World War, expansion was out of the question. Rather than relocate the entire school to Norval, the Board decided to keep the property as a field centre to cultivate the boys' outdoor education. For many decades after, students travelled to Norval to camp, learn survival skills, and plant trees.

Apr 17, 2012, 10:03 am

Les Amis des Sentiers de Bromont est l'organisme reconnu par la Ville de Bromont pour tout ce qui à trait au réseau de sentiers de la municipalité. Fondé par Marie-Claude Cabana, conseillère en marketing et ex-conseillère municipale, l'organisme s'est donné pour mission d'offrir, aux résidents et visiteurs, des sentiers accessibles à l'ensemble des usagers non-motorisés. La force des Amis repose sur le fait qu'ils agissent pour l'ensemble des usagers tout en reconnaissant les usages spécifiques à certains groupes.

Apr 16, 2012, 1:20 pm

Next month, IMBA Canada will kick off a series of trail building workshops in Crothers Woods, and at the Bayview Bike Park. Ten workshops with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority are scheduled throughout 2012, and IMBA Canada staff will be participating, along with Sustainable Trails Ltd.

Attending groups include the Toronto Off-Road Cycling Association (TORBA), Youth Unlimited, Wild Betty's Cycling Club, and Evergreen Bike Works.

Stay tuned to the calendar for more information on the workshops, including who will be facilitating.