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2013 Pacific Northwest Mountain Bike Summit

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October 11-12, 2013, join IMBA staff, chapter leaders, advocates and land managers from across the region for the second 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 3:00 p.m. (you can sneak out as early as 1:00 p.m.) on Friday and Saturday, allowing for time to ride the amazing trails in Oakridge and check out the handy work of our local IMBA Chapters: the Greater Oakridge Area Trail Stewards and the Disciples of Dirt. There will be plenty of time to mingle and get to know your peers from around the region.

The summit will include workshops on Friday and Saturday morning, field workshops on Friday afternoon, group rides for all, free shuttles and guided rides from Oregon Adventures, DOD and GOATS throughout the weekend, a party on Saturday night sponsored by Ninkasi to keep you from getting parched, and much more!

Thinking requires fuel and riding even more so we're working with local vendors to provide delicious lunches and dinners on both Friday and Saturday. We are making the menu as flexible as possible while focusing on high quality and local food sources. 

Please check out the City of Oakridge website for additional information on camping, lodging, food, shopping, recreation and entertainment in Oakridge. 

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Schedule (subject to change):


Location: Church of the Nazarrenne, lower level

8:30 a.m. -- Shuttle sign-up begins (please plan to be here at 8:30 if you plan to take a shuttle with Oregon Adventures on Friday or Saturday)

9:00 a.m. -- Opening Address

9:15 a.m. -- Building and Maintaining Partnerships with Agencies and Organizations. Panel discussion and presentation with Zach Jerret (Bureau of Land Management), Tom Flynn (Outdoor Alliance), and IMBA Chapter leaders

10:30 a.m. -- Break

10:50 a.m. -- IMBA's Maping Initiative, MTB Project. Presented by IMBA Mapping Specialist, Leslie Kehmeier

12:00 p.m. -- Lunch and focus session: IMBA's Insurance Program, Liability and Risk Management. Presented by Jeremy Fancher (IMBA) and Anna Laxague (IMBA)

1:00 p.m. -- Get out and ride!

1:30 p.m. -- Ride, or join us for a field presentation with the U.S. Forest Service, GOATS and IMBA: Creating the Oakridge IMBA Ride Center

2:30 p.m. -- Go on your own ride, catch a shuttle with Oregon Adventures, or form informal group rides. These rides will not be guided, but there will be guides for hire available through Oregon Adventures. 

5:00-8:00 p.m. -- Dinner at the Brewers Union

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9:00 a.m. -- Club Care: How to improve your organization’s capacity by growing partnerships, raising money, building membership and more. Presented by Anna Laxague and Kraig Brockelman

10:30 a.m. -- Break

10:50 a.m. -- Navigating Bike Friendly Land Protection, Forest Planning and Working with Decision Makers. Presented by IMBA Policy Director, Jeremy Fancher

12:00 p.m. -- Lunch and networking with mini break-out groups focused on specific advocacy topics chosen by participants

1:00 p.m. -- Go on your own ride, catch a shuttle with Oregon Adventures or form informal group rides. These rides will not be guided, but there will be guides for hire available through Oregon Adventures. The event venue will stay open during this time so that participants can hold meetings with speakers and other participants as needed. 

6:00-10:00 p.m. -- Hoedown at the Oregon Adventures barn!

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Rides and shuttles from Oregon Adventures. The official event will conclude on Saturday night, but we encourage you to stick around in Oakridge for a few extra days. There is a great deal of singletrack, and the brewery never runs out of beer!

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A huge THANK YOU to our sponsors and supporters: 

Greater Oakridge Area Trail Stewards

Disciples of Dirt

Oregon Adventures

Willamette National Forest

The Oakridge Chamber of Commerce

The Oregon Sports Authority

The Brewer's Union Local 180

Ninkasi Brewing





October 11th, 2013 8:30 AM   through   October 12th, 2013 6:00 PM
Pacific Northwest Mountain Bike Summit $ 65.00

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