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April 19/08 8:59 am - IMBA Canada News

Posted by Editoress on 04/19/08

Donate to the IMBA Canada Trailbuilding Fund

Envision trail systems that are purpose-built to offer the best possible mountain biking. Then watch these models inspire a prolific upsurge of new riding in every community. We are poised for success and have the attention of all key players. Now we need your donation to open the floodgates and trigger this proliferation of great riding.
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24 Hrs of Adrenalin Will Auction Entries for IMBA Canada's Benefit

Twenty4 Sports, organizers of the 24 Hrs of Adrenalin, will partner with IMBA Canada in 2008 to raise funds and recruit new members. This partnership will be focussed on the 10th Anniversary World Solo 24 Hours of Adrenalin Championships, to be held in Canmore, Alberta, on July 26-27. Twenty4 Sports held back five spots which will be auctioned in the next weeks with all funds to be directed to IMBA Canada, specifically earmarked for projects and activities in Alberta. Full details on the auction will be released soon. More Information

Trek Extends "1 World 2 Wheels" Program to Canada

Trek has committed to giving $10 for every full suspension mountain bike sold to IMBA Canada for bike-related advocacy efforts. The program is expected to raise $100,000 over the next three years. Find out more about the 1 World 2 Wheels movement and why Trek believes the bicycle can be a vehicle for positive change.

Sprockids Mountain Bike Park Reborn

Since the conception of the "Sprockids Mountain Biking Park" back in 1993, the park and the surrounding trails have continued to evolve to meet the needs of the current generation of young riders. On Sunday April 13, 2008 more than 85 individuals came out to lend a hand in the development in the park's next evolution. The event was organized by the students of Capilano College's Mountain Bike Operations Program, and was supported by numerous members of the mountain bike community on BC's Sunshine Coast. Full article, courtesy of Doug Detwiller,
Sprockids founder.

Seminar for Professional Trail Contractors Scheduled for IMBA Summit

Are you a skilled trailbuilder and want to turn pro? Learn the business at a two-day workshop prior to this June's IMBA World Summit. This fee-based course, taught by leading members of the Professional Trailbuilders Association, will provide all the information you need to know to start a career in professional trail contracting. Topics include business development, marketing, accounting, bidding, equipment purchase and maintenance, insurance and more. This fast-paced seminar will include field trips to various trails and a demonstration of typical trail construction equipment. Limited to 20 participants.

Early Bird Pricing for World Summit Ends April 25th

The Early Bird pricing offer on registration for the 2008 IMBA World Summit has been extended to April 25. Start planning now for the biggest, most informative IMBA gathering ever.

Do you know somebody who should attend the summit? Send them our new eCard invitation.

Kona Bicycles and IMBA Announce Four Epic Ride Events for 2008

IMBA has partnered with longtime corporate member Kona Bicycle Co. to promote four Epic celebrations in 2008. The Kona/IMBA Epic ride events will bring together mountain bikers from IMBA's 650 affiliated clubs and Kona's network of 300 dealers to celebrate great riding and promote joint advocacy efforts.

Dirt Series by Rocky Mountain Bicycles Going Big in 2008

In April, North America's premier traveling mountain bike skills instruction program takes to the road for its eighth season. This year, the long-time IMBA supporter is offering an unprecedented nineteen women's-only and co-ed mountain bike camps in destinations like Sun Valley, Southern California, Park City, North Vancouver, and the Dirt Series home base of Whistler. For complete details, as well as a list of 2008 dates and locations, visit

What Would We Do Without Trails?

We posed this question years ago -- and we still don't have an answer. Do you? Would you want to find out? Probably not. Maybe you know a few riders who haven't joined IMBA Canada yet. It's riding season ... ask your crew to consider making 2008 the year that everyone on a mountain bike pulls together for betterriding. Basic memberships are just $30. Send your pals link to our membership pages today.


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