July 2010 Canada eNews

IMBA Canada eNews - July 2010

IMBA Canada Trail Care Crew schedule now online!

Check out the 2010 schedule to see where the Canadian Crew will be stopping, and register for IMBA Trailbuilding Schools in your area!

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Renegade Cycle Solutions raffle to benefit IMBA Canada

Renegade Cycle Solutions, the distributor of Chumba Racing and X-Fusion Shox, will raffle off a brand new Chumba Racing F5 frame outfitted with an X-Fusion Vector HLR shock at the East Coast Open Downhill Race at Blue Mountain Resort, ON, on July 23-35.

Raffle tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10, with all proceeds going to IMBA Canada. More.

IMBA Canada in decline

This week, IMBA Canada's Trail Specialist Daniel Scott will be presenting at decline Magazine's Annual Symposium in Whistler, BC.

The invite-only weekend is attended by the industry's most influential movers-and-shakers, along with product managers and magazine staff.

Registration now open for select IMBA Trailbuilding Schools in Canada

Surveying for Mountain Bike Gold in Southern Alberta

Years ago, most surveyors that visited Crowsnest Pass did so in order to discover coal. This past month, however, IMBA Canada's Trail Specialist Daniel Scott was in search of something else entirely…mint mountain bike trail terrain.

Crowsnest Pass Community Futures, a non-profit organization that works to aid local business and communities, worked tirelessly over the winter applying for grant money from Alberta’s Rural Diversification Initiative in order to develop a mountain bike tourism cluster in the area. Come early spring, word arrived that their proposal had been accepted, money was enroute and work could commence.

The scope of this project is as immense as the landscape surrounding “The Pass”.  Approximately 100 km of mountain bike specific singletrack is slated to be designed in the area, along with a mountain bike skills park.  To accomplish this task IMBA Canada has been contracted to develop a trails masterplan. Read more about Daniel's work in Crowsnest Pass on the Blog.

Chad and Deanne with Paul Calandra

Trail Care Crew program officially announced by Parks Canada

Standing alongside representatives from Parks Canada and the Trans Canada Trail, IMBA Canada’s Executive Director, Lora Woolner took part in the official announcement for the IMBA Canada Trail Care Crew last month.

Paul Calandra, Member of Parliament for Oak Ridges-Markham, made the announcement to more than 120 industry supporters and participants during the second day of the Trailhead Ontario Conference. Full Press release.

2010 UCI World Championships quickly approaching

IMBA Canada will be part of the action at the upcoming 2010 World Championships at Mont Sainte Anne, QC. Over 100,000 spectators are expected to attend the festivities, which take place Aug. 30-Sept. 5. Make sure you're there to watch eight hundred racers compete in 12 events in cross country, downhill, 4 cross, and trials.

Error in Print Version of '09 Annual Report

Our sincerest apologies to the following corporate supporters (starting after the letter 'T') who were accidentally left out of the print version of the 2009 IMBA Canada Annual Report. For a full list of IMBA Canada's corporate supporters, take a look at the online version.

  • Trek Canada
  • Twenty4 Sports
  • Valhalla Trails Ltd.
  • Whistler Mountain Bike Park
  • Zeptechniques Mountain Bike Coaching & Instructor Training

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