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Thursday session descriptions

2B) Knobby Tires in the Urban Core Bringing mountain biking, stewardship and restoration to city centers. Community Building and Ecological Restoration Through Urban Core Trail Systems • Presented by Brett Shoffner, Earth Riders Trails Association and Roanoke Park Conservancy (Missouri, USA). • Adding trails within urban core areas brings people together and revives forgotten landscapes. Cutting the Red Tape: The Creation of an Urban Wilderness • Presented by Brian Hann and Carol Evans, Appalachian Mountain Bike Club (Tennesee, USA). • How the Legacy Parks Foundation and the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club joined forces to create what is known as Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness. Mainstreaming: Making Mountain Biking and Outdoor Recreation a Community Development Strategy • Presented by Greg Brumitt Director, Outdoor Connections, Five Rivers Metro Parks (Ohio, USA). • Building access and developing a mountain bike and outdoor recreation culture in a rustbelt city through community advocacy and infrastructure development.

2C) Funding Trail Projects With the Recreational Trails Program and Other Sources Your IMBA chapter, club or other local organization will benefit from this update on funding options, including how recent events in Washington D.C. have affected the federally funded Recreational Trails Program. Moderated by IMBA’s Rich Cook and Kristy Kibler (Colorado, USA). Panelists include: • Tom Sauret, IMBA Southeast Regional Director and SORBA Executive Director (Southeast Region, USA). • Simon Dunne, Global Advocacy Manager, Specialized Bicycles (California, USA.) • Patrick Kell, IMBA Southwest Regional Director (Southwest Region, USA).

2D) Advanced Club Care for IMBA Chapters The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crews have taught the IMBA Club Care program across the U.S. for the past 6 years. Learn the principles that have helped motivate and strengthen clubs and chapters to become top-notch local organizations. • Presented by Ryan Schutz and Anna Laxague, IMBA Region Directors (Rocky Mountain and Pacific Regions, USA). • Veterans of the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew present best practices learned from visiting some of the most successful mountain bike organizations in North America.

2:00 P.M. - 3:10 P.M. (4 concurrent sessions) 3A) Future Ride: How Bike Parks, Ski Resorts and Flow Trails are Changing the Mountain Biking Experience • Presented by Judd de Vall of Alpine Bike Parks (British Columbia, Canada), Nathan “Woody” Woodruff of Progressive Trail Designs (Arkansas, USA), and Chris Bernhardt of IMBA Trail Solutions (Oregon, USA). • The explosion of bike parks, gravity-assisted riding at ski resorts and bike-optimized “flow trails” are as important to the movement as the advancement of bike technology. Come speak with the best trailbuilders in the business and find out what you’ll be riding in the coming decade.

3B) Human-Powered Recreation and the Outdoor Alliance Lessons learned from across the human-powered recreation spectrum, including findings from the 2011 OA Partnership Summit, with input from mountain bikers, paddlers, climbers, hikers and backcountry skiers. Doing More With More: How to Partner With Land Managers • Presented by Tom Flynn and Adam Cramer, Outdoor Alliance (District of Columbia and Idaho, USA). • Public-private partnerships are increasingly important to land management that successfully protects landscapes and maximizes experiences. Examine how the Outdoor Alliance is working to enhance the outdoor settings that matter to all of us. Outdoor Alliance Regional Partnerships • Presented by Tom Sauret, IMBA Southeast Regional Director (Georgia, USA) and Kristy Kibler, IMBA Government Affairs Staff (Colorado, USA). • Hear from IMBA staff how mountain bikers around the country are working with the Outdoor Alliance to increase their political clout by forming regional human-powered outdoor recreation groups.

3C) Driving Community Success with Trails The Gallup, New Mexico, Success Story • Presented by NM State Representative Patricia A. Lundstrom; former mayor and incoming county commissioner, Bob Rosebrough; Director of Youth Conservation Corps Karl Lohmann, and Gallup Trails Board Member Lindsay Mapes (New Mexico, USA).

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2012 IMBA Word Summit Program  

All the session, speaker and event info needed to navigate IMBA World Summit in Santa Fe, NM.

2012 IMBA Word Summit Program  

All the session, speaker and event info needed to navigate IMBA World Summit in Santa Fe, NM.