Apply to host the IMBA Canada Trail Care Crew in 2014

For Immediate Release 09-23-2013
Contact: ajandrachael [at] imba [dot] com (Rachael Raven)

The application period for receiving a visit from the IMBA Canada Trail Care Crew is now open. The deadline for bike clubs, local trail groups, and land management agencies to apply is Monday, Nov. 4. Active organizations should not miss this opportunity to learn about sustainable trail building and design, club growth, and community trails development.

The IMBA Canada Trail Care Crew is a dynamic two-person team of professional trailbuilders, educators, and enablers. Supported by Parks Canada, and equipment sponsors Subaru and Thule, the Crew travels across the country year-round, getting Canadians of all ages outdoors, and educating them about sustainable trails!

Thanks to generous, ongoing support from program partner Parks Canada, IMBA Canada will be celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Trail Care Crew program in 2014.

The Trail Care Crew offers a number of presentations designed to bring different groups to the table, helping to grow acceptance of mountain biking and trailbuilding:

  • The IMBA Trail Building School is a half-day of classroom education followed by several hours of building new trail, rerouting and reclaiming old trail, or adding new features to an existing trail.
  • Club Care is designed to teach mountain biking groups how to grow their membership, sustain leadership, remain fresh and fun, and better reach out to their communities.
  • Land Manager Training educates those overseeing the places where you ride about IMBA’s mission, managing mountain biking on public lands, and the methods and importance of sustainable trailbuilding.
  • Better Living Through Trails is a great way to bring together community and business leaders to teach them about the economic, health, and wellness benefits that trails and mountain biking bring to an area.

For more information about the program, visit or contact Rachael Raven, if you have questions: ajandrachael [at] imba [dot] com.

Apply for a 2014 Trail Care Crew visit online.