IMBA Canada is celebrating Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, which gives you a great excuse to show how much fun Mountain Biking is to our youth. There are events being held across Canada, so be sure to check in with IMBA Canada's page for an event happening near you...
Friday, October 4th
Saturday, October 5th
- Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec
- Willowdale, Ontario
- Scouts Canada, Camp Sylvan - Ontairo
- Canmore, Alberta
- Wildwood Conservation Area, Ontario
- Ottawa, Ontario
- Guelph, Ontario
- Mont Tremblant, Quebec
- Cranbrook, British Columbia
- New Denver, British Columbia
Sunday, October 6th
The final touches are being put on the footbridge that not only links up Downtown Peterborough to East City, but is part of the Trans Canada Trail. This segment of the trail has been closed for over a year, will reopen on Saturday and is completely independent of the train bridge next to it.
Mountain Equipment Co-op is hosting this year's Ottawa Bikefest at LeBreton Flats Park off of Sir John A Macdonald Parkway in front of the Canadian War Museum (Map). It is taking place tomorrow June 16th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to attend. There are helpful clinics and rides to attend that span bicycle repair, safety, and riding. Be sure to sign up online, as they fill up quickly. There is also a gear swap, numerous exhibits and demos.
Here are some photos from Mountain Equipment Co-op Burlington's Bikefest this year at Christie Lake Conservation. Included are the gear swap, Contour Camera, Igor from IMBA Canada and some classic bicycles. The clinics and trails were both a treat, and it was really nice for an event to be held here versus in a city. The scavenger hunt for children was also really well done, who had to find various bicycle components hidden all over the area.
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