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IMBA-SORBA Advocacy Leadership Training Weekend

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Onsite registration will be available on Saturday morning. The cost is $30 for the whole weekend. Or if you are only attending the dinner on Saturday the cost is $20. Limited space is available and payment must be with cash or check.

The IMBA-SORBA Advocacy Leadership Training weekend and spring meeting of the SORBA Board of Directors will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee at the Gateway Regional Visitor Center and Volunteer Landing located at 900 Volunteer Landing Lane, Knoxville, TN 37915.

Meet Dave Wiens at the Friday social and hear him give the keynote address at lunch on Saturday.  Mike Van Abel, IMBA Executive Director, will be there to meet you and talk about the IMBA and SORBA relationship.

The Volunteer Rewards Dinner will be held Saturday evening at the Ijams Nature Center.

Join our host the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club (AMBC), local IMBA-SORBA chapter, and mountain bike advocacy leaders from around the southeast for a fun filled weekend.

Friday, March 30, 2012

6:00p Social at The Public House and Tennessee Valley Bikes (Meet Dave Wiens)

Saturday, March 31, 2012

 8:00a Coffee and Bagels

 8:30a Welcome: Darryl Glascock and Tom Sauret

 8:45a Chapter Roll Call and Approval of the Minutes

 9:00a IMBA-SORBA Relationship: Tom Sauret and Mike Van Abel

 9:50a Break

10:00a Session One - Knoxville Success Story: Brian Hann (AMBC) and Carol Evans (Legacy Parks Foundation)

10:50a Break

11:00a Session Two - Communications: Sig Hutchinson

12:00 Lunch

12:30 Keynote Address: Dave Wiens

 1:30p Session Three - Leading the Way: Chapter Presidents Panel

 2:20p Break

 2:30p Wrap Up - Making Best Use of IMBA Resources & USFS MOU Update

 3:15p Meeting Adjourns

 4:00p Group Ride or On Your Own

 7:00p Dinner and Volunteer Rewards at Ijams Nature Center

Sunday, April 1, 2012

10:00a Ride Knoxville's Urban Wilderness Trails

(Meeting topics and activities are subject to change)


The Public House, 212 West Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917 >> Google Maps

Gateway Regional Visitor Center and Volunteer Landing >> Google Maps

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37920 >> Google Maps

Host Hotel

Crowne Plaza Knoxville - 410 West Summit Hill Drive - Knoxville, TN 37902 >> Google Maps

Special rate of $75/night for Double Beds and $85/night for King or Queen Beds. Call 865-522-2600 and mention SORBA spring meeting to take advantage of the special rate, not available online.


City of Knoxville Parks & Recreation - CST - Hawley - Legacy Parks - Maxxis Tires - New Belgium Brewery - Outdoor Knoxville - SRAM - Subaru of America - Swiftwick - Thomson - Trek Bicycles - Yakima

March 30th, 2012 6:00 PM   through   April 1st, 2012 2:00 PM
-Full Weekend (includes Friday Social, Saturday sessions and Lunch, Saturday Dinner with Volunteer Rewards Program, Sunday Ride Knoxville's Urban Wilderness Trails). $ 30.00
-Saturday Dinner with Volunteer Rewards Program only. $ 20.00

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