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March 18/06 4:42 am - 06 IMBA Summit/World MTB Conference: Early Bird Pricing Ends Soon

Posted by Editoress on 03/18/06

2006 IMBA Summit/World MTB Conference

Join us at the IMBA Summit/World Mountain Bike Conference, June 20-23, in Whistler, B.C.

We're so excited to be hosting the event in Whistler, the ideal location for a global gathering of mountain bike advocates. It is a model city for every kind of riding, from beginner trails to epic cross-country riding and, of course, the world famous Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

View a video of Whistler's amazing A-line ride:

There's just two weeks left to take advantage of Early Bird pricing specials (regular pricing begins April 1). By acting now, you'll save $100 per registrant. Or get a group together and register three people but pay for only two (the third can register after the Early Bird deadline).

For more information on funding your trip to Whistler, visit: REGISTER

This conference will truly be a global gathering, with speakers and delegates from around the world. The IMBA Summit/World Mountain Bike Conference will foster a dialogue that will help move forward the state of mountain biking trails worldwide.

The conference will feature three days of keynotes, plenary sessions, networking sessions and workshops. Below are some educational opportunities created specifically for trail advocates:

• Guided hikes and rides with Whistler trailbuilders
• Risk management and liability: today's legal issues, and how to protect yourself
• Communities and trails: making the connection
• Mountain bike skills parks from A to Z
• Proactive approaches to grassroots organizing

Check out the full agenda:

If you've ever been to an IMBA Summit, you know that the gathering is not all work! Planned activities include:

• Ride with biking celebrities on trails or at the Mountain Bike Park
• Join the world's largest "Looney Ride" (hosted by the Whistler Off Road Bicycling Association) on Wednesday night, followed by a BBQ
• Check out world famous trials rider Ryan Leech's moves ( during Thursday's banquet
• View mountain bike films at Friday night's World Mountain Bike Film Festival

We've negotiated the best deals in Whistler to keep help keep your costs down. Learn about the travel packages we've put together here:


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