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IMBA's Partners Treated to a Gold-Level Day in Park City

At this year's Outdoor Retailer event, many of IMBA's partners in the outdoor industry got to experience what makes up IMBA's only gold-level Ride Center: the trails, bikes, resorts, food and dedicated community of Park City, Utah.

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Flooding in Canadian Section of Great Divide MTB Route

If you had big plans to conquer the Great Divide MTB trail that follows the Contiental Divide across Canada, the US and Mexico this summer, you might be in for some frustration when you get to Alberta. According to the Adventure Cycling Association (ACA)—which developed and maintains the route, flooding has made some parts of the Canadian section downright "perilous."

Read this article from Outdoor Magazine USA, for more details:

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Mountain Biking No Longer an "Off-Season" Activity at Ski Resorts

Mountain biking dominated the National Ski Areas Association's Journal as the feature article in their recent Spring 2013 issue. The article stated that more and more ski resorts across the country are realizing the value that lift-assisted MTB facilities can bring to their operations, as well as the local economy, and families looking for easy access to outdoor adventures.

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IMBA and QBP team up to extend the BST

During the fall of 2012, IMBA Trail Solutions teamed up with several partners to extend the legendary Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) along northern Utah's Wasatch Front. The BST is currently more than 100 miles long and will eventually stretch from Nephi, UT, north to the Idaho border. The entire proposed route totals 280 miles.

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My Two-Year-Old Gets Bit By the MTB Bug

During a visit to Boulder's equivalent to Disneyland (Valmont Bike Park) on his new Strider balance bike, my two-year-old son got this look in his eye and I knew that was it. (I think most of you reading this know what I mean)

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Registration Open for Extreme MTB Race in Haiti

Have you ever wanted to be the first to conquer a feat or discover an uncharted place? Well, here's your chance to do just that, for cheap, while actually doing the world some good, on your mountain bike. (Plus, you'll be a movie star, thanks to Emmy award-winning filmmaker, Michael Brown.)

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Park City's Recipe for the Ultimate Mountain Bike Vacation

Your two-wheeled steed might be your most trusted friend when you’re traveling to a mountain biking destination, but there’s more to plotting a trip than adjusting your tire tread and air pressure. The locals in Park City, Utah, which is the world’s first (and so far only) IMBA Gold-level Ride Center, explain what to look for when scheming your next pedalfest.

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Outside Magazine's Top Ten MTB Hut Trips Includes Three IMBA Destinations Partners

Ever dream of going on a multi-day mountain bike trek, but can't quite bring yourself to haul all that camping gear nor to fork over the dough (and your sense of individualism) to a full-service package tour? If so, than the hut-to-hut option is perfect for you.

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How I Was Bitten by the Bicycling Bug

I was 8 years old on a bright blue and yellow BMX bike, pedaling on a narrow trail through the farmland along the longest river in France – alone.

Of course mine and ten other families were not far behind me, floating along the Loire River in two houseboats, but I couldn’t see them or hear them. As far as I was concerned, I was an intrepid explorer, discovering a secret world on my two-wheeled steed.

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More Mountain Bike Travel!

As we finally launch our highly-anticipated IMBA Destinations program, a flurry of inquiries start to flood my inbox and I can't help but wonder, "Why can't we all do more mountain bike travel?" The answer is pretty simple for me personally - most of my extra funds go toward making overseas trips to visit family and friends, who sadly don't ride dirt. I also recently became a mother and unfortunately I have not come across any inventions to safely tote a tiny tot on singletrack.

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