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Letter From a Land Manager

— IMBA Southwest Region Director Patrick Kell recently received this message from Dave Jacobson, the Outdoor Recreation Planner with the Cedar City (Utah) office of the Bureau of Land Management. 

Hi Patrick, 

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November Update for IMBA Southwest Region

Photo: New trails being developed in Ceday City, Utah, are already earning rave reviews.


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Southwest E-news October 2015

Author patrick [dot] kell [at] imba [dot] com (Patrick Kell) is IMBA's Region Director for the Southwest territory. Image is from the new trails being developed in Cedar City, Utah.

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Southwest MTB Updates: August

Don’t Miss the 2015 IMBA California Summit

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IMBA Southwest Trails Update: June/July

Arizona’s 54-Mile Prescott Circle Trail is connected

The new, 2.5-mile section of the Prescott Circle Trail (the Badger Mountain Trail) is finally complete thanks to a host of partners—including the City of Prescott, Yavapai Trails Association, Over The Hill Gang, Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance (PMBA) and IMBA—and is proving to be very popular. (Pictured above.)

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Trail Planning Update: Southwest Utah

2015 has already been busy for IMBA in southwestern Utah, where we are actively working on trail planning projects that were initiated in 2013 and 2014.

In Kanab (less than an hour east of the famed Gooseberry Mesa riding area) IMBA Trail Specialist Joey Klein recently wrapped up three weeks in the field exploring the canyons and mesas—both close to town and farther into the redrock backcountry—for trail system potential.

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Southwest MTB News: May

Trail Planning Update: Caliente, NV
IMBA has made steady progress this year on our trail planning project in Caliente, NV, which includes designing over 40 miles of new singletrack and two bike parks/pumptracks in the area.

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Southwest MTB News—April

Region-wide updates from Patrick Kell, IMBA Southwest Region Director

Join IMBA for a volunteer weekend on the Grand Canyon’s Rainbow Rim Trail

IMBA is pleased to continue our partnership in 2015 with the US Forest Service North Kaibab Ranger District on the north rim of the Grand Canyon. We met several times over the winter to wrap up our work in 2014 and to plan for 2015, and we are now looking forward to a trail building weekend on May 22-24. 

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IMBA Southwest MTB News: February/March

Updates from your IMBA Southwest Region Director, Patrick Kell

California-Wide Regional IMBA Summit

Don't miss the IMBA Southwest/IMBA NorCal combined mountain bike summit in Mammoth, CA, Sept 11-13. At this event we’ll present workshops on trail and bike park planning; the steps for hiring staff persons throughout the region; how to partner with to get more trails mapped in your area; and working with federal land managers to provide increased mountain bike access.

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Southwest Region Updates: December

Trail Planning Updates in Kanab, UT, and Caliente, NV


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