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May 2/01 1:05 am - OMBI Course, Hoof and Mouth, Birthday

Posted by Editor on 05/2/01

OMBI Course - Ontario Mountain Bike Instructor, Level 1

The next course will be May 11, 12, 13 at Humber College in Toronto. If you are interested in becoming a certified OMBI, you must register before this Friday (2001-05-04), to get into this course.

Course: OMBI Level 1 - Ontario Mountain Bike Instructor
Location: Humber College, Room B101
- Friday Evening, May 11 (6:30 - 9:00 pm), Course Intro, tutorial on effective teaching skills
- Sat. May 12 (9:00 am - 4:30 pm), Technical knowledge instruction, practical evaluation
- Sunday May 13 (9:00 am - 4:30 pm). Outdoors skills instruction, practical evaluations

Details about the OMBI program are at: OMBI


Registration Deadline: Friday May 04, 2001, 12:00 noon.

If you need a registration package, one can be emailed (Adobe PDF) or faxed to you.

Notes: The next available OMBI level 1 course will be June 15/16/17. If insufficient numbers register for the May course, it will be cancelled. Your registration will be continued for the June course, at your request.

Hoof and Mouth Will Not Affect World Cup

There have been lots of rumours circulating concerning the Hoof and Mouth epidemic, and how it will affect the mountain bike World Cup races coming up in Europe. We contacted UCI Technical Delegate Christophe Burri, and received the following response:

"I want to inform you that at the moment there are no worries about foot and mouth for the race in Belgium. Houffalize is located in an area where there are no problems at all. Ultimately, the only authority which can cancel such an event is the national government, which means that the UCI is not involved in such decisions.

A press release might be issued in the next few days in order to calm everyone."

The World Cup prior to Houffalize is in Sarentino, Italy, where there is also no concern about the epidemic.

Happy Birthday To...

Seamus McGrath, tomorrow.


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