2012 Trailblazing Festival

to take advantage of early-bird pricing! IMBA members get 10% off all ticket prices.

The 2nd annual Trailblazing Festival will be taking place Aug 18-19, 2012, at Hardwood Ski and Bike (Barrie, ON).

The two-day event will include group rides, skills clinics, vendor area and beer tent, camping, IMBA Trail Building School, Epic ride and much more.

The first 100 to register online will earn a free event t-shirt, valued at $20 AND the chance to win a mountain bike.

For up to date information visit the official Trailblazing Festival website

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Weekend Schedule

Friday, Aug 17th

Saturday, Aug 18th

Sunday, Aug 19th

Pre-festival activities (free) Festival Day 1 Festival Day 2

IMBA Trail Building School with the Trail Care Crew, 9-4

9 am - noon: Learn the art and science of trail design, building and maintenance in this in-class presentation

Noon - 1 pm: Break for lunch

1 - 4 pm: Put your new skills to the test building in the field!

- Free to attend, register online to secure your spot!




8 am – 5 pm: Registration

10 am: Festival ‘Official Start’

10 am – 5 pm:

- Expo

- Demos and Retailers

- Competitions and Prizes

- Guided rides

- GORBA/Hardwood Ski and Bike skills sessions at Hardwood Ski and Bike (limited space available)

Register for 11am clinic

Register for 2pm clinic

- Silent Norco DH Skills Clinics: (limited space available)

To register email:

silentnorco [at] gmail.com

- 11 am – ‘Introduction to Downhill and technical riding’
- 2 pm – ‘Intermediate Downhill and technical riding’

5 – 6 pm: Raffle/Prize draws

After 6 pm:

- Dinner/Beer Garden
- Social rides on Hardwood trails

8 – 10 pm: Band on Stage

After 10 pm: Movie “Strength in Numbers” presented by Red Bull


7 – 9 am: Breakfast
8 – 9:15 am: Registration

9:30 am: IMBA Epic Rides:

Register here

#1 Hardwood Epic (25-30 km) 2.5 – 3 hrs

#2 Hardwood to Simcoe County Trails to Hardwood Epic (50 km) 4.5 – 5 hrs

10 am: Sacred Rides Skills Sessions: @ Hardwood Ski and Bike (limited space available, register here)

- 10 am ‘Fundamentals’
- 11:30 am ‘Braking and Cornering'
- 1 pm ‘Climbing and Descending’
- 2:30 pm ‘Technical Riding’

11 am – 4 pm: BBQ and Beer Garden

4 pm: Raffle Prizes & Festival “Wrap-up”



Make history with us! Download the Sponsorship Package and find out how you can take part in the Trailblazing Festival.