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Pacific Northwest Mountain Bike Summit

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On October 21st & 22nd 2011 join IMBA staff, club leaders, advocates and land managers from across the region for the Pacific Northwest Mountain Bike Summit. Topics will cover a range of subjects aimed at building organizational capacity, developing great projects, and building partnerships.

This is not the typical summit! 

Conference sessions end by 3:00pm on Friday and Saturday allowing for time to ride the amazing trails in Bend. There will be plenty of time to mingle and get to know your peers from around the region. The summit will include work shops on Friday & Saturday morning, field workshops on Friday afternoon, group rides for all, free shuttles and guided rides from Cog Wild MTB tours throughout the weekend, a party on Friday night sponsored by Deschutes Brewery to keep you from getting parched and much much more!

Reserve a room at the bike friendly Down Town Phoenix Inn and get a great discount on rooms starting at $89 a night! As our host hotel The Phoenix will be offering great discounts, bike storage, a bike wash, tools and more to Summit attendees. You'll be a couple short blocks from downtown Bend, the Deschutes River and a quick pedal to the trails. Your room price includes a full breakfast, fresh squeezed fruit juice and coffee.

Please check out the Visit Bend site for additional information camping, lodging, food, shopping, recreation and entertainment in Bend. 


Here's the Break Down (subject to change):

Friday October 21st (Location- Century Center):

9am- Ryan Schutz- Opening Address

9:15am- Better Living Through Trails- Economic and Social Impacts of Trails

10:30am- Break

10:50am- The New Central Oregon Trail Standards- Presented by the USFS and COTA

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Load up and head to either Phils trail head or The Lair

1:30pm COTA and USFS- The making of Phil’s Trail Slalom/pump/jump track or The Lair. Presentations will take place in the field. Participants will be able to ride or watch riders demonstrate the use of various features.  

2:30pm Folks can head out on their own rides, catch a shuttle with Cog Wild, or join a group ride leaving from Phil’s Trail head.

6:30-10pm- Party back at the Century Center 

Saturday October 22nd (Location- Summit High School):

9am- Club Care- How to improve your organization’s capacity by growing partnerships, raising money, building membership and more.

10:30- Break

10:50- Being a Politically Savvy Advocate- IMBA’s Government Affairs staff share the ins and outs of political advocacy, access and conservation. 

12:00pm Networking Lunch- mini break out groups focused on specific advocacy related topics.

1:00pm- Folks can head out on their own rides, catch a shuttle with Cog, or join a group ride leaving from Phil’s Trail head.

6:00pm-10pm Join us for drinks and networking at McMennamins downtown- O’kanes pub (outside at McMennamins).

Sunday: Group Rides, shuttles from Cog Wild and plenty more fun to be had!



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October 21st, 2011 9:00 AM   through   October 22nd, 2011 6:00 PM
Pacific Northwest Mountain Bike Summit $ 60.00

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