March 20/02 10:17 am - Good Friday RR (ON), Phoenix Velo Training Group (BC), IMBA Trail Crew "Job"
Posted by Editoress on 03/20/02
The Good Friday Road Race
March 29th 2002
Hanlon Industrial Park, Guelph, ON
|Vet B, C & D
|Medals for 1st 2nd & 3rd in each event. Prize money contingent on turn out
For directions and more information go to the HCC website
Phoenix Velo Training Group
Courtesy Bruce Wenting
Although there is 10 cm of snow piling up in front of the place,we are preparing for the launch of our Wednesday night training series.Phoenix Velo is the new incarnation of the Central Fraser Valley Cycle Club.
In cooperation with the Mission Raceway Park and Wenting Cycles we host a training session on Wednesday nights From 6 to 8 pm.The program is in three parts,a supervised warm-up,specific speed training followed by some form of race,usually an Australian Pursuit. Races gain in length as the season progresses.
Mission Raceway Park is just off the Lougheed Highway and features a one mile road race circuit,1/4 mile drag strip as well as a motocross track.There are opportunities for riders of all ages and abilities from the trike riders to National team members like Svein Tuft,Rickie Federau.
Annual memberships cost $40 less $13.50 if you already are CBC insured or you may drop in for $3 a night.We begin racing on April 10 and continue until the first week of September,20 weeks of great fun.
Paid Members accumulate points toward valuable end of season prizes,drop in riders do not count for points.
Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Program Seeks New Team
IMBA, the International Mountain Bicycling Association, is looking to hire a full-time, professional two-person team for the highly successful Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program. This position requires a passion for mountain biking, excellent communication skills, a basic knowledge of trailwork and team compatibility. The Crew will travel nearly all year in a 2002 Subaru Outback. The application deadline is April 10.
For the last six years, the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crews have traveled the world, sharing their trailbuilding expertise with volunteers, land managers and trail advocates. As a direct result, thousands of miles of appealing, environmentally sustainable trails have been built or revitalized. The crews have contributed to the trails community and mountain biking opportunities in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, and several European countries.
Sponsored by Subaru of America and directed by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), the Trail Care Crews work with IMBA-affiliated mountain bike clubs, land managers, and other trail user groups to solve trail management challenges. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crews improve trail conditions and trail experiences for everyone.
Now IMBA is looking for the newest team in a long line of dedicated trail professionals, as we expand our trails programs. Rich and Jen Edwards have served as our East Coast Trail Care Crew for the past two years, but are now preparing to work for IMBA in a new capacity. They will become key members of IMBA's new trail consulting program, which encourages land managers to contract with the International Mountain Bicycling Association's professionals for trail layout, design, construction and maintenance consulting services.
Because of the Edwards' upcoming move to this exciting new IMBA program, we are now looking for the next Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew. Although the position is not for everyone, couples who enjoy travel and adventure, love to work outside and want to help improve trails and mountain biking are encouraged to apply.
Please send a resume and cover letter to Jody Flemming at firstname.lastname@example.org or to IMBA, P.O. Box 7578, Boulder, CO 80306 USA by Wednesday, April 10, 2002. The selected applicants will start work in May.
Job Description/Primary Responsibilities:
Lead IMBA Trailbuilding Schools designed for mountain bikers, other trail users, and land management agency personnel.
Lead volunteer trailwork projects involving members of IMBA-affiliated mountain bike clubs, other mountain bikers and trail users, and land managers.
Meet with mountain bikers, land managers, and other trail user groups to share trailbuilding expertise on design and construction of new trails, and maintenance and restoration of existing trails.
Help solve trail management challenges through sharing information about successful trail design philosophy and construction techniques.
Communicate regularly by phone and email with the TCC program director based in the IMBA office in Boulder.
Communicate regularly with local coordinators at upcoming TCC visit locations.
Submit written journals and digital photos from the road on a regular basis for the IMBA website.
Submit short written pieces for IMBA Trail News (topics will be assigned by IMBA).
1) Represent IMBA, the Trail Care Crew program, the sport of mountain biking, and Subaru in a positive, professional manner at all times.
2) Submit expense account (including all receipts from IMBA-provided credit card and cash expenditures) on a monthly basis to IMBA's Finance Director.
3) Maintain the Subaru (this includes keeping the car clean, oil changes, and any other maintenance that may be necessary).
4) Contribute to IMBA trails-related resources as needed.
5) Other duties as assigned.
This position requires:
1) Passion for mountain biking and trails
2) A very strong relationship with your spouse/long-time significant other (who will be your partner in this job) and the ability to spend a great deal of time with each other
3) Sense of adventure
5) Positive attitude
6) Good writing skills
7) Good diplomacy skills
8) Comfortable speaking to large groups
9) Computer savvy (Ideal candidate will be proficient with Macintosh computers, software applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, Explorer, and very comfortable using the internet and email, (PhotoShop, Illustrator, Quark and Filemaker experience helpful)
10) Experience working with volunteers is desirable
11) Basic knowledge of trail design, construction and maintenance practices and techniques
IMBA provides a monthly salary, plus a travel and living expense stipend
Comprehensive medical benefits, including dental (available immediately)
Deferred compensation retirement plan option available at beginning of second year
Use of the official Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew 2002 Outback
The Trail Care Crew is IMBA's most visible and prominent project. To join the team, send resume and cover letter by April 10 to email@example.com or mail to IMBA, P.O. Box 7578, Boulder, CO 80306 USA.
For more information on IMBA and the Trail Care Crew Program, visit www.imba.com/tcc