Hello All, I hope you had a wonderful holidays! Our next meeting is Wednesday the 19th at 7pm at the Flicks Theater. This will be a very busy meeting so please try to read up on some of the topics before the meeting.

Meeting Agenda:
Sun Cor Issues:
Idaho Smart Growth Presentation
Discussion of Suncor's Request for Assistance on Trail System Development
Danksins Mine - Position and Implications
more info at: http://www.deq.state.id.us/Applicati...m?event_id=996
Boise Convention Center as Possible IMBA Summitt location in 2006
In response to request by Boise Convention Center please see more info at bottom
Earth Day Activity - Trail Work Event/ Group Rides/ Leave No Trace Recreation Booth


Preferred Dates: 5/17/06 - 5/21/06
Alternate Dates: 6/15/06 - 6/18/06

The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) seeks a location for
our 2006 Biannual Summit. IMBA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
dedicated to creating, enhancing, and preserving mountain bike opportunities
worldwide. IMBA has 32,000 individual members and 500 affiliated clubs
representing all 50 states and a dozen foreign countries. Visit Imba.com for
more information. IMBA's biannual Summit brings together hundreds of leaders
in trail advocacy, bike industry, mountain bike tourism, and trailbuilding
for a long weekend of networking, education, mountain biking and fun.
Hosting the IMBA Summit in your locale will promote your area as a mountain
bike tourism destination. The ideal location: -is within two hours of a
major airport -has mountain bike trail access within a short distance of
conference facilities and lodging -features a variety of lodging options
such as hotels, condos, camping, and dorms -has conference facilities for
plenary and concurrent sessions -has an 'outdoor classroom' to teach
trailbuilding techniques (i.e. local trails with the potential for trailwork
in partnership with local land management agency) The dates are flexible and
will be set to maximize good weather in the locale selected. IMBA plans on
200-250 attendees. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the
IMBA 2006 Summit, please answer the following questions in an email to Jenn
Dice, government affairs director, at [email protected] by March 1, 2005.
Closest airport and distance from airport to facilities: Mountain biking
trail opportunities (including distance from facilities to trails, trail
mileage, types of trails, trail land management agency): Description of
conference facilities (including price ranges): Lodging options (including
price ranges): Local and statewide media contacts (list names and contact
info): Potential for funding from the local community (list entities):
Potential community partners including land management agencies, local
mountain bike club, bike shops, local trails organization, local businesses,
etc.: Potential for trailwork on local trails: Local IMBA affiliated club
(check out http://www.imba.com/contacts/index.html to find a club near you):
Non trail-based activities in your community (i.e. museums, shopping, golf,
etc): Anything else you'd like us to know about your community?:

Christopher Cook
IMBA Representative for Idaho
SWIMBA President
Idaho Trails Council President
1700 Irene St.
Boise, ID 83702
208-363-1850 (D)