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IMBA Canada News – June 2009

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June 25, 2009 – Here is the June newsletter from IMBA Canada. Its topics include: A Permanent Home for Chicopee Bike Park, IMBA Canada Builds First Pumptrack in Ottawa Region, On The Trail With IMBA Canada – Check Out the IMBA Canada Blog, Augusta to Host 2010 IMBA World Mountain Bike Summit, Ontario Tool Trailer Available for Club Projects, Upcoming Events, and Canada Day Sale Now On.

Ontario Tool Trailer Available for Club Projects
The IMBA Canada Mobile Tool Trailer Project equips clubs across Ontario with the tools they need to build sustainable and enjoyable trails – from pulaskis and mcleods, to cutting-edge trail education.

The project consists of 2 components: 1) a series of sustainable trailbuilding workshops, and 2) the Tool Trailer lending program.

The Trailer is equipped with enough tools and supplies for a crew of up to 40 people. Clubs across Ontario can sign out the mobile tool trailer for their trail projects.

Apply to Borrow the Trailer here.

A Permanent Home for Chicopee Bike Park
The newest rendition of the Chicopee Bike Park in Kitchener, Ontario is seeing tremendous success in its permanent location to the side of the ski slopes, with an average of 50 riders hitting the dirt each evening. The park was an IMBA Canada project, designed in partnership with local riders and builders Nick Outram and Brock Reinhardt. Check out the latest pics and videos of the park at www.Pinkbike.com, as well as this article in the Kitchener Waterloo Record here.

IMBA Canada Builds First Pumptrack in Ottawa Region
Earlier this month, IMBA Canada joined up with organizers at Camp Fortune for a day of trail building in Gatineau, Quebec. Over 20 volunteers came out on a cool, bright Saturday to help repair cross-country trails and build the first pump track in the National Capital Region. The 60-foot-long, oval track was designed to be accessible to riders of all ages and experience levels. It will be open for local riders and will be used as a teaching tool by Mountain Bike Kids, a summer day camp that runs at Camp Fortune. The trailday was supported by the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion’s Trails for Life grant through funding of the IMBA Canada Ontario Mobile Tool Trailer program. Read the full article and view photos from the workday here.

More updates from Ontario here.

On The Trail With IMBA Canada – Check Out the IMBA Canada Blog
It’s impossible to update the IMBA website with everything IMBA Canada is up to – often we’re jumping from project to project with little internet access or time to prepare a formal write-up. Follow the travels of IMBA Canada’s trail specialists and directors as they work their way from Coast to Coast and back again on the new IMBA Canada Blog here.

Augusta to Host 2010 IMBA World Mountain Bike Summit
The International Mountain Bicycling Association has announced that Augusta, Georgia, will host the 2010 IMBA World Summit (May 5-8). “Great communities build great trails” is the theme of the event, which is expected to be the largest yet in IMBA’s history of hosting international summits. Topics will include destination and urban trail networks, land conservation and sustainable trails, youth outreach and new programs designed to grow local capacity for the 700+ clubs and patrols in IMBA’s global network. In addition to informative seminars and networking, the gathering will feature great parties and plenty of riding — including a catered tour of the Forks Area Trail System (FATS), an IMBA Epic. The event is open to the public. Find out more here.

Upcoming Events

June 26-28 – Edmonton, AB
– Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Visit: Join Inga and Jason and the Edmonton Mountain Bike Alliance for an IMBA Trailbuilding School.
Contact: Dylan Pitman dpitman@edmmtnbike.ca

June 28-July 4 – BC Bike Race
– Cheer for Gabhan Chalmers and Daniel Scott as they ride for Team IMBA Canada and raise money for trails.
Contact: canada@imba.com

July 3-5 – Steinbach, MB
– Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Visit: Join Kelly and Collins and the folks at Body Driven Sports for an IMBA Trailbuilding School and weekend of fun!
Contact: Patrick Siemens bodydrivensports@mts.net

July 3-5 – Saskatoon, SK
– Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Visit: Join Inga and Jason and the Northern Bush Rastas for an IMBA Trailbuilding School.
Contact: Brad Turk b.turk@sasktel.net

For a full calendar of events, visit www.imbacanadaevents.com

The Canada Day Sale is Now On!
Celebrate being Canadian with up to 50% off all IMBA Canada logo’d gear from now until July 1st. Treat yourself or a friend while supporting Canadian mountain biking!

Visit the IMBA Canada Online Store here for sale prices and more sale items.

This sale is limited to in-stock quantities. Sale ends July 1st at midnight Pacific Time.





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