November 2010 Canada eNews

International Mountain Biking Association
IMBA Canada eNews - November 2010

In this e-newsletter:

2011 Annual Fund

New Quebec coordinator

Club success stories

Welcome Chromag

National Trail Round Table

Pepsi thank you

TCC deadline approaching

Upcoming events

Manage your account

New merchandise

IMBA Canada 2011 Annual Fund is in full swing

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the 2011 Canadian Annual Fund! We're almost 30% to our goal of $10,000.

Help us keep IMBA Canada's momentum going in 2011 – and donate now.

Online donations of $40 or more earn a free 2011 calendar AND 20 percent off anything at the IMBA Canada store!

Find out what we're doing in your area:

+ Message from BC Rep
+ Message from Ontario Rep
+ Message from Quebec Rep
+ Message from Trail Specialist Daniel Scott

Changing of the guard for IMBA's Quebec Regional Coordinator

Last month, we said goodbye to former Quebec coordinator Jérôme Pelland, and welcomed Eric Leonard to the IMBA Canada team.

Eric has a strong background in cycling advocacy, including involvement with the ADSVMQ (Quebec’s trail advocacy organization), Bunny Hop, and the provincial trail directory at He also co-authored the "Guide d'Aménagement des Sentiers de Vélo de Montagne," a resource based on IMBA’s Trail Solutions and Managing Mountain Biking books.

As an active transportation planner, Eric works to help grow cycling and walking opportunities in many municipalities around the province. When he's not riding bikes, Eric can be found in mountains where the snow is deep. Press release.

Share your success stories with us

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-- an event, 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. Press release.

Welcome Chromag as IMBA Canada's newest corporate supporter

Based out of Whistler, B.C, Chromag is a bike component company that makes quality frames, bars, stems, and other components for the discerning rider. Their goal is to "bring the most relevant components to market with a heightened sense of detail and creativity." Find out more at

IMBA at the table for trail leadership in Canada

This coming week, IMBA Canada's Executive Director, Lora Woolner will be joining a member of the Bow Valley Mountain Bike Alliance in snowy Banff, AB, to represent the mountain bike community at the National Trail Leadership Round Table. This initial collaboration, facilitated by the Trans Canada Trail and Parks Canada, will bring trail users, builders and stakeholders together to discuss the future of trails and to launch a national discussion for the development of a strategic vision for trails in Canada.

Thanks for voting

A great big thank you to everyone who voted for the IMBA Canada Trail Care Crew in the Pepsi Refresh Project. We're happy to have come in 11th place in the $100,000 category, and to have raised support for Canadian trails!

Has your club applied for an IMBA Canada Trail Care Crew visit yet?

There is less than two weeks left to send in your application to host an IMBA Canada Trail Care Crew visit next year! More than 30 groups have applied to host visits during the 2011 season, but we still need applications from IMBA-affiliated clubs in the Prairies, Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada before NOVEMBER 30, 2010.

BC: 12 applications | Alberta: 2 applications
Saskatchewan: 0 applications | Manitoba: 0 applications
Ontario: 5 applications | Quebec: 1 application   
New Brunswick: 1 application | Nova Scotia: None
PEI: 1 application | Newfoundland: No applications

Upcoming events

Chad and Deanne Lazaruk, IMBA Canada’s Trail Care Crew, are wrapping up the 2010 building season with these events in British Columbia:

+ Nov 18 – 21: Pemberton, BC
+ Nov 25 – 28: Gulf Islands National Park, BC
+ Dec 2-5: Sechelt, BC

Keep your account up to date

IMBA has a new online system that allows you to check or renew your membership, customize how IMBA communicates with you, and much more. But, if you registered before January 1st, 2010, your account is no longer active.

Check out this page for instructions on how to transfer your old account, or create a new one. And don't worry if you're not a current member-- Registering on is free and gives you access to events and other benefits.

New gear at the IMBA Canada Online Store!

2011 IMBA CalendarIMBA Belt BuckleIMBA Headsweats Mid-CapIMBA Woolie Sock

Just in time for holiday shopping for your favourite mountain biker!

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