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Michelle Barker

Bio: Michelle is the Midwest Region Director and lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She and her family have traveled across the country and to parts of Canada to experience great mountain biking.

Road Trip! - Ride Center Edition

Posted: October 18 - 2016

What's the best way experience the power of community and the great work IMBA chapters are doing? Ride! Your! Bike! Some IMBA staff did just that—hitting six Midwest Ride Centers in ten days. Two of... Read More

Great Midwest Road Trip 2016

Posted: August 9 - 2016

Road trips and summer are synonymous and this July I embarked on my own Midwest summer road trip. The timing of the trip happened to intertwine with the catastrophic summer storms impacting Minnesota... Read More

City of Roses to the Twin Cities

Posted: July 6 - 2016

One of the most frequently asked questions about my role is “Do you travel much?” As I’m on the road often, I wanted to offer a glimpse of what this might look like. Portland, OR I was in town for... Read More

The Value of Unconventional Partnerships

Posted: May 16 - 2016

Linn Area Mountain Bike Association (LAMBA), in Linn County, Iowa, partnered with Cedar Rapids Parks and United Way to participate in United Way’s annual Day of Caring. This year's project was... Read More

Collaboration, Community and Planning Lead to Success in Dane County, Wisconsin

Posted: February 26 - 2016

Trails are local. Certainly, you have a favorite destination, or list of destinations where you want to ride, but we can truly agree that the local trails are where you invest your sweat equity. For... Read More

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