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    IMBA Trailblazing Festival 2013?

    Just wondering if it's happening this year or not. I went on Sunday last year and it seemed pretty dead, not sure what Saturday was like. Regardless, it was my first time at Hardwood and I enjoyed the day, was hoping to plan to attend it again wherever it may be this year. Anybody heard or know anything?

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    Bring it back to Kelso and watch the attendance climb.

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    yeah it should be closer to an urban center...
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    The Trailblazing festival is not happening this year, not sure why but last year was the last one.

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    Not surprised .
    The idea is there but its amazing how the majority
    (*seemingly) of Ontario mtb's are such loners and non
    supporters of events like this :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccaddy View Post
    Not surprised .
    The idea is there but its amazing how the majority
    (*seemingly) of Ontario mtb's are such loners and non
    supporters of events like this :-(
    I'm not so sure that poor attendance and lack of support is entirely due to this ^.

    The Don Fest had a good turnout last year and attracted a wide range of riders. We attended.

    Blue mtn is planning a Pedal fest this summer. We plan to attend.

    I think location plays a part as well as offering attractive diverse venues and services

    Planning and organizing such events is a huge job!
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    There's a big one happening at Albion soon. Its called the Summer Solstice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dgage View Post
    There's a big one happening at Albion soon. Its called the Summer Solstice!
    that's a race
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    that's a race
    It's a few thousand people with a shared interest in mountain biking hanging out together for an entire weekend, with a bit of riding mixed in between a lot of socializing. What you call it is just semantics.

    However, there's value in bringing together as many of the diverse types of mountain biking as possible in one place though, and as was noted above by another poster, Kelso is good option to achieve that, of the available trail networks relatively close to GTA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToneyRiver View Post
    The Trailblazing festival is not happening this year, not sure why but last year was the last one.
    I think IMBA Canada has other matters to deal with at this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    that's a race
    Race?? Oh yea, I guess there is a bit of racing going on. I've been to it for a few years now but never raced!
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