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    2010 IMBA Summit to be in Augusta

    I just got this link from one of my roadie pals.


    http://www.imba.com/news/news_releas...mmit_Host.html


    Augusta to Host 2010 IMBA World Mountain Bike Summit
    For Immediate Release 6-12-09

    Contact Mark Eller
    IMBA Communications Director
    [email protected]
    303-545-9011 ext. 115

    The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) has announced that Augusta, Georgia, will host the 2010 IMBA World Summit (May 5-8). Mayor Deke Copenhaver proclaimed, “It is truly an honor to host the IMBA gathering in Augusta. Our city continues to grow in its reputation as a bicycling destination, and this event will showcase our region to a worldwide audience of trail enthusiasts.”

    The event, expected to be the largest yet in IMBA's history of hosting international summits, is open to the public. Topics will include destination and urban trail networks, land conservation and sustainable trails, youth outreach and new programs designed to grow local capacity for the 700+ clubs and patrols in IMBA’s global network. In addition to informative seminars and networking, the gathering will feature great parties and plenty of riding -- including a catered tour of the Forks Area Trail System (FATS), an IMBA Epic.

    “The Augusta summit will serve as an essential clearinghouse to advance information on everything to do with mountain biking and trail-based recreation,” states IMBA Executive Director Mike Van Abel. “We will bring leaders in trail design together with land managers, the bicycle industry and IMBA’s thriving grassroots clubs. These are the key influencers that shape the sport, and only an IMBA summit can connect them all in the same place, at the same time.” Attendees will receive copious educational materials, while connecting with mountain biking enthusiasts from around the globe.

    2010 IMBA World Summit: "Great communities build great trails."

    For additional information about the 2010 IMBA World Summit, please contact Events Manager Patti Bonnet.

    Sponsorship inquires should be directed to Development Director Rich Cook.

    Summit Partners:

    American Trails
    Bikes Belong
    City of Augusta
    Federal Highway Administration:Recreational Trails Program
    Greater Augusta Sports Council
    League of American Bicyclists
    National Recreation and Park Association
    National Trails Training Partnership
    Professional Trailbuilders Association (PTBA)
    Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association
    SORBA - Central Savannah River Area Chapter
    Trips for Kids
    Wheel Impact
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    I bet it rains the whole time! (BAD! BAD! I meant to say it will be the first time and the best time for blues skies, soft air and blooming dogwoods for me! I am looking forward to it! The SE has it goin' on now!)
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    http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories...h_527545.shtml

    Local story from the Saturday paper.

    I hope we can make the SE proud. To do so, we are going to need the support of riders in the SE.

    PTBA in Asheville in 2009. IMBA in Augusta in 2010. Something going on the the SE.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by seenvic
    http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories...h_527545.shtml

    Local story from the Saturday paper.

    I hope we can make the SE proud. To do so, we are going to need the support of riders in the SE.

    PTBA in Asheville in 2009. IMBA in Augusta in 2010. Something going on the the SE.....

    National Trails Symposium in Chatt TN in fall 2010, don't forget that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodman
    National Trails Symposium in Chatt TN in fall 2010, don't forget that one.
    Awesome!

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    FD,
    If you liked Brown County, come ride FATS. BC has better rocks (we don't have many). FATS is a better layout than BC as BC has too many out/back miles for trails this fast (that's just my way of thinking, you may disagree). All that said, BC is awesome and is very similar in many ways to FATS. I'd says FATS is the tipping point of IMBA bringing the summit here.

    It's hot down here these days, but nice in the fall.

    If I'm around, I'll give you da tour. I'm usually around....

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    Hum?? That piques my interest. I may have to look at my calander around Oct/Nov for a long weekend.

    I'm also hoping to get up to BC for their BC Breakdown in October.

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