Parks Canada and IMBA team up once again to introduce mountain biking!

On June 16th, 2012, IMBA Canada will participate in the National Urban Learn-to Camp Event presented by Parks Canada and Mountain Equipment Co-op in Toronto's Rouge Park. Glen Rouge Campground will host 150 new campers where they will be taught the basics of how to plan and enjoy a successful camping trip. Mountain biking is also on the lesson plan!

Teaming up with Joyride 150 Indoor Bike Park, the Guelph Off-Road Bicycling Association (GORBA) and the Durham Mountain Biking Association, IMBA will offer participants the opportunity to hop on a bike and ride some specially designed trail features. Staff from all organizations will be present to support many first time riders as they get a taste of mountain biking.

In addition to riding a mountain bike, participants at Learn-to Camp in Toronto will have the opportunity to take part in many different activities including workshops such as “how to set up a tent” and “camp cooking”, aboriginal teepee and sweat lodge tours, guided hikes, and campfire interpretation. With multiple Learn-to Camp locations across Canada, this initiative will promote Parks Canada’s camping experiences and other activities available at Parks Canada to families with young children and new Canadians.

On May 25, 2012, Parks Canada and the Ministry of Environment announced over $140 million in funding over 1 years to create Rouge National Urban Park – Canada's first National Urban Park, in the GTA.

Photo above from last year's Parks Canada Learn to Camp event at the Rogers Centre, which IMBA took part in along with GORBA and Joyride 150.


For Immediate Release: 05-31-12
Contact: Rachael Raven
Communications Specialist
1-855-255-4095 x 104