IMBA to take part in Ontario mountain biking festival

For Immediate Release: 05-31-11
Contact: Rachael Raven
IMBA Canada Communications Coordinator

Staff from IMBA’s Canadian office, including Ontario Regional Coordinator and the Trail Care Crew, will be taking part in Mountain Bike Ontario’s inaugural festival. Taking place the July 16th weekend at Kelso Conservation Area, Milton, ON, the festivities are set to include lift access downhilling, guided rides and skills clinics, competitions and performances and a vendor area with demo bikes, gear and a beer tent.

Trailblazing Festival has been developed by Mountain Bike Ontario, in partnership with Sacred Rides and IMBA Canada. The goal of the event is to promote the sport in Ontario and raise awareness of the province’s diverse network of trail systems. As of May 2011, organizers have pledges from more than 20 clubs and retailers to participate. They expect more than 1000 attendees on the day of.

IMBA Canada will be hosting a Trail Building School in conjunction with the festival on Friday July 15th. Secure your spot in advance by registering here.

To get the full festival experience, organizers are encouraging attendees to stay the weekend, with camping and a beach on site. Check out for more info on the festival, to register in advance, and to reserve a camp site.