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July 14/05 10:30 am - Bicycle Day at the Market, IMBA Grants Awarded in Ontario

Posted by Editoress on 07/14/05

Ride With Us: Bicycle Day at the Market

The Parkdale Liberty Economic Development Corporation is holding a special event at our Farmers Market on Wednesday, July 20, 2005. The event is called "Ride With Us: Bicycle Day at the Market" and will take place from 11:30am-1:30pm on Liberty St. between Jefferson and Pardee and again from 3:00pm-7:00pm in Masaryk-Cowan Park.

This event promotes cycling in general; more specifically safety, and using the TTC with your bicycle. Members of the Cycling Ambassadors, the Green Fleet, and the Community Bicycle Network will be present to give free advice and free bicycle check-ups.

Ontario Trail Improvement Grants Awarded
Courtesy OCA

Thanks to a partnership between the Ontario Cycling Association (OCA) and the International Mountain Bicycling Association's (IMBA) Canadian office, three Ontario mountain bike clubs will receive $500 cash grants to improve local trails.

The program's goal is to support the creation and enhancement of trails for mountain bike racing and training, and to encourage clubs to take a stewardship role in their local trail communities. A percentage of every full OCA membership sold this year was used to fund the program.

Congratulations to the 2005 winners!

Woodstock Cycling Club - Woodstock, ON

The WCC will purchase a high power trimmer to assist with the creation of new trails within "The Pines". The Pines trails are home to such races as the annual Dairy Capital Stampede, and are managed by the WCC via a land lease agreement with the Upper Thames Conservation Authority. Thinning of the forest this summer will impact nearly 15km of usable pathways.

Team Hardwood Cycling Club - Oro Station, ON

With more than 20 races on-site each year, the Hardwood Hills trail system sees a lot of wear and tear and requires ongoing maintenance and erosion control. Team Hardwood will purchase materials for hardening three downhill sections of trail that are impacted heavily by racers.

Sault Cycling Club - Sault Ste. Marie, ON

The Algoma Trail Crew, a volunteer program of the Sault Cycling Club, is working on four trail projects in 2005; the primary one being a new 10km loop adjacent to the Bellevue Valley trail system. With more than 300 hours of trailwork logged this year, the Crew will use the grant to purchase tools and equipment needed for stream crossings and erosion control on the new trail.

More Ontario Trail Improvement Grants to be issued in 2006. Read about how YOUR club can apply:

More IMBA Grant & Funding Resources


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