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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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Southwest Region Updates: November

Significant Progress on Bike Parks in Flagstaff and Sedona, AZ

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Sedona Bike Park Plan Taking Shape

Congratulations, Sedona! The design phase of the Sedona Bike Park began in earnest with a recent visit from trail design and building professionals from IMBA Trail Solutions and Stantec, including IMBA Trail Specialist and professional freerider, Randy Spangler.

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IMBA Southwest News: October

Iconic Rainbow Rim Trail Lengthens; More Work Planned for 2015

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Southwest Region Updates: September

Southwest news updates from your IMBA Region Director, Patrick Kell
Photo is from the most recent volunteer work weekend for the Grand Canyon's Rainbow Rim Trail, which is open to bikes!

Trail Design in Caliente, NV, Begins Mid-October

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Southwest Region Updates: August

Rainbow Rim Trail Volunteer Weekend Scheduled for September

After our volunteer weekend in late May, we continued our work with the USFS-North Kaibab Ranger District on the Rainbow Rim Trail in June and July. We helped flag additional sections of the extension and worked with the USFS trail crew and the Arizona Conservation Corps to clear brush and build new trail tread near Timp Point.

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Southwest Region Updates: June

Caliente, NV, Trail Plan Funding Goal Reached! Design to Start Soon


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