HUMAN NATURE DANCE

HUMAN NATURE DANCE THEATRE"Flying at Night"

Saturday, October 3, 2009

An exploration through feeling, with limited sight. An inky-black mystery, which beckons us stillinto its fold though we can not foresee what lies ahead. The darkness of the unknown, which is not merely walked into, but flown through, light as a feather, quick as a falcon.

Alert for what can't be seen, compelled to travel courageously onward when others might hide in their nests. The evening journey, with only the stars to guide us home.Human Nature Dance
Human Nature Dance Theatre , a performance collaborative, uses dance, music and word to express the deepest elements of the human experience.

HNDT is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Flagstaff Cultural Partners.
5:00 p.m. Tour of Arcosanti
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Performance
Dinner and Performance: $40.00
Performance only: $20.00
(Students: $10.00 )
Dinner reservations required
For reservations and more information,
please call (928) 632-7135 or write pr@arcosanti.org
Arcosanti is located 65 miles north of Phoenix, just off I-17, exit 262 (Cordes Junction). For directions to Arcosanti, click here

I Will See You At The Show Darren!!

TOUR DE SCOTTSDALE

At 7:00 a.m. on Sunday October 4, 2009 participants in the sixth annual Tour de Scottsdale will begin a journey around the beautiful McDowell Mountains that they won’t soon forget.
This years Tour de Scottsdale includes a competitive prize purse for the CAT 1 & 2 cyclists. The non-competitive wave will start as usual under the covered bridge at DC Ranch’s Market Street. As a participant in the Tour de Scottsdale, your contributions will help raise awareness and benefit the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, an organization committed to preserving the Sonoran desert and its mountains for the benefit of this and all future generations.
COURSE DESCRIPTION
CAT 1 & 2 COMPETITORS (USAC License Required)
Your race will begin on Thompson Peak Parkway at Desert Camp Blvd west. You will start at the Arch.

RECREATIONAL TOUR

The Starting line once again is at the wonderful Market Street Bridge at DC Ranch. The course will wind through approximately 70 miles of rolling hills and spectacular desert views.
Cyclists will follow lead vehicles for a controlled rolling start until they reach Thompson Peak Parkway
1.Thompson Peak west to Scottsdale Road
2.Scottsdale north to Cave Creek
3.Cave Creek east to Pima
4.Pima south to Dynamite
5.Dynamite east to Forest
6.Forest south to McDowell Mountain
7.McDowell Mountain south Fountain Hills
8.Fountain Hills south to Saguaro
9.Saguaro south to Shea
10.Shea west to 136th street
11.136th street north to Via Linda
12.Via Linda west to Frank Lloyd Wright
13.Frank Lloyd Wright north to 100th street
14.100th street north to Thompson Peak Parkway
15.Thompson Peak Parkway north to McDowell Mountain Ranch
16.McDowell Mountain Ranch east/northeast to Bell
17.Bell west to Thompson Peak Parkway
18.Thompson Peak Parkway back to Finish
19.Finish along Thompson Peak Parkway at Desert Camp intersection

Bike Support
On course bike support and sag will be roaming the course throughout the event. There will also be basic repair equipment at each aid station. However, to avoid possible lengthy waits for bike assistance, it is strongly recommended that each rider be self-sufficient.

Aid Stations
Aid stations will be located approximately every 10 miles along the course for rider support. Aid stations, although staffed by volunteers, are self service. If you need any food and/or drink you will need to stop, dismount your bike and help yourself. There will be medical support at each aid station.

Course Rider Safety
The course will be secured by the City of Scottsdale Police, Maricopa County Sheriffs and traffic barricading. The course is not completely closed to traffic so please ride ALERT and safely. At no time will riders be allowed in both travel lanes. Follow ALL directions from uniformed officers or be subject to disqualification and removal from the course. USA Cycling officials will monitor the CAT 1&2 group. USA Cycling Officials have the option to remove slower riders from the Competitive group.

COST
Individual
$85 prior to August 30
$100 prior to October 2
$120 Late Registration Fee

Tandem Riders:
$25 extra payable at Packet-Pick-up

Refunds
There are no refunds or transfers for any reason.

Register ONLINE at ACTIVE.COM
Sunday, October 4
5:00 a.m. Parking opens and athlete staging begins
Limited Packet Pick-up will be available. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
7:00 a.m. Tour de Scottsdale begins
9:00 a.m. Family Fun Ride begins
9:00 a.m. Market St. expo begins
10:00 a.m. Beverage Garden Opens
11:00 a.m. Raffle
12:00 p.m. Awards & Raffle
DIRECTIONS
Physical address is 20555 N. Pima Rd.
From Phoenix
Take I-17 north to the Loop 101 freeway. Take to Loop 101 east to the Pima Rd exit (Exit 36). Take Pima north to DC Ranch (SE corner or Pima and Thompson Peak).
From Scottsdale
Take Loop 101 freeway north to the Pima Rd exit (Exit 36). Take Pima north to DC Ranch (SE corner or Pima and Thompson Peak).
PARKING
There are three primary parking locations for athletes and spectators.
1. Safeway Supermarket (Pima & Thompson Peak). Safeway parking is only accessible from the two entrances off Pima. There is no access from Thompson Peak. Please follow to directions of the parking volunteers.
2. DC Ranch Community Center
3.Copper Ridge Middle School (Thompson Peak & Desert Camp)
FAMILY FUN RIDE
This tour of the DC Ranch community will follow the same start as the full ride, along 90th Place to Desert Camp, east to Thompson Peak Parkway and back to Market Street. Staging for the Family Fun Ride will be under the covered bridge.
TOUR EXPO
The post ride expo and celebration will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m on Market Street at DC Ranch. Entertainment includes music, food, merchandise and fun for Tour riders, spectators and cycling enthusiasts of all ages.
AWARDS & RAFFLE
Separate award ceremonies will highlight the efforts of both the Competitive cyclists and the recreational cyclists. Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers. Every athlete is automatically entered in the Tour de Scottsdale raffle. Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase to athletes and spectators.
See You At The Tour!!

Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day Oct 3rd 2009


IMBA will celebrate its sixth annual International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day on Saturday, October 3, 2009.
This is a great opportunity for you to pass your passion for pedaling on to kids!
Find an Event Near You!We're sure this year's event will be even bigger and better than ever. Here are some things you can do to participate:

Organize a ride in your local area. Unfortunately, official registration is now closed, however, you can still plan a ride and take advantage of our online toolkit to help organize and promote your event. If you did register your event by Sept 15, you will be sent a Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Event-in-a-Box, which will include snacks, official Race Plates, and special kids stickers to give away as prizes. Your group will also be eligible for any raffled prizes.

Spread the word. This event is a great opportunity for kids and groups to experience mountain biking for the first time or to get back on the saddle again.
We’ve created an IMBA Toolkit to help you get the word out about your event. In our Toolkit, you will find Posters and templates for Press Releases and Fliers you can use to help publicize your event.

Take a kid on a ride. Plan to go mountain biking on the first Saturday in October - and bring a kid along for the ride! Check out these helpful tips for taking kids riding and learn about other kids' cycling programs.

Kids - ride your mountain bike on October 3 and tell your friends!

IMBA's International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day celebrates the life of Jack Doub, an avid teenage mountain biker from North Carolina who had a true passion for the sport from an early age but passed away in 2002. Funding is provided by the Jack Doub Memorial Endowment. The event will take place each year on the first Saturday in October.

Assistance provided by Trips for Kids, helping disadvantaged kids discover mountain biking since 1988! Trips for Kids chapters nationwide make a difference in kids' lives by opening their world to mountain biking. By starting a Trips for Kids Chapter in your town, you can take disadvantaged kids on mountain biking all year round. Learn how to start a chapter.
Pick the right tool. Kids 2 and under should ride in a trailer. Kids 3-6 can ride small bikes or pedal trailers. Kids 7 and older can ride their own bikes. Helmets are mandatory. Gloves are an excellent idea. Knee guards won't hurt.

Pick a destination. Ride to a spot the kids will think is cool. A waterfall, a herd of bison, an ice cream shop... adults know it's all about the journey, but kids look forward to the destination.
Bring lots of drinks and snacks. Not only is nibbling fun, it keeps kids' hummingbird-like metabolisms stoked and ready to ride. Don't forget sunscreen.

Make it easy. Keep rides short and not steep. This is your chance to turn video game masters into mountain bikers. If the kids think riding is hard, it's back to the X-Box.

Stop often. Kids' energy comes in bursts. Give them a chance to replenish their bodies - and their attention spans.

There's more than one way to mountain bike. While old farts love long singletracks, young riders often prefer urban terrain, skate parks, dirt jump areas, BMX tracks and pump tracks. A fun ride might combine some of the above plus some trails. Be creative.

Lee McCormack is a journalist, bike skills instructor and co-author of "Mastering Mountain Bike Skills." Lee lives in Boulder, CO with his wife and two kids. For more riding tips, check out Lee's site, www.leelikesbikes.com

The only thing better than Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day is taking kids mountain biking every day! If recreational outings that open doors for disadvantaged young people sound good to you, we're the organization you've been looking for.

Trips for Kids provides the materials, moral support and inspiration an individual or group needs to help disadvantaged kids discover the joy of mountain biking. Operating in the United States and Canada, we open the world of cycling to at-risk youth through mountain bike rides and Earn-A-Bike programs. Our more than sixty Trips for Kids chapters combine lessons in personal responsibility, achievement and environmental awareness through the development of practical skills and the simple act of having fun. Chapters have been participating in IMBA's Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day since its inception.

Trips for Kids National grew out of the success of the first Trips for Kids chapter, started by avid mountain biker and environmentalist Marilyn Price in Marin County, California in 1988. Marilyn knew that many kids who lived in the inner-cities of the San Francisco Bay Area had never experienced the beauty of open space just a few miles away in Marin County. By the late 1990s, Trips for Kids Marin had evolved from a one-woman enterprise into a 15-person organization, and Marilyn realized that she had an obligation to share the wisdom she had gained with the rest of the country. She formed Trips for Kids National in 1999.
Today, with support from our many generous sponsors, Trips for Kids National provides a new challenge for youth from many different backgrounds who face many different challenges. Some come from the inner city where there is temptation to join a gang. Some live on reservations where after-school activities are limited. Some come from homes where there's just not enough money to buy a bicycle. Despite their differences, all the kids have one thing in common - they are kids, and kids love bikes.

While some Trips for Kids chapters are started by an individual, other chapters have been started by organizations like the Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, and Boys Scouts of America. Still more have evolved out of public and private agencies committed to serving underprivileged youth such as charter schools, public health agencies, non-profit organizations, and bike clubs.
In addition, volunteer programs, community learning centers, community health organizations, and counseling and treatment centers have started TFK chapters. If you volunteer or work for a bike club, agency, school, or other organization, consider starting a chapter in your own organization or community.
It's a great way to encourage kids to explore their natural surroundings and learn about themselves and their world in a meaningful way.
Contact Trips for Kids about starting a chapter - 415-459-2817
Coronado K-8 School Mountain Bike Club
Overview:
This is a school-club sponsored event. If other community members would like to participate, a Liability Waiver will need to be signed. All riders not from the school club must be accompanied by an adult (parent or designee).
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
Location: Tucson,AZ 85739
Event Location: 50-Year Trail - Meeting at the Golden Ranch Road Parking Area.
Event Start Time: 7am
Event Type: IMBA-affiliated mountain bike club and School
Contact: Hank Rowe 696-6674 Email: hrowe@amphi.com
Epic Rides, Inc

Overview:
The gathering location is on private land of Show Low Bluff development, a forward-thinking multi-use housing development designed with the outdoor enthusiast in mind. Show Low is located at approximately 6,400 feet in Arizona's White Mountains.
Location: Show Low, AZ 85901
Event Location: Show Low Bluff developments
Event Start Time: 7:30am
Contact: Stefanie Teller Phone: 520-745-2033 Email: steller@epicrides.com

Bring Down The House

There was a huge amount of people out watching this event as far as the eye can see.

As people gasped after they heard the first blast, then they started cheering.
"Whoa! That was cool," while watching the 10-story Qwest building near Third Street and Earl Road tumble into a pile of rubble Sunday.

Seconds later a plume of dust headed toward the parking structure where I was at.

There were hundreds of people gathered to witness the first explosive demolition in Phoenix in 30 years. They all were carrying video cameras camera’s and tripods, crowds gathered on different floors and on the roof of the Hilton near Third Street and Thomas Road. There were people every where in ever nook and cranny.

Some were saying that they drive by it every day and it's been an eyesore and they are glad to see it go.

They were saying the implosion will be featured in a new television show called "Dynamite Family" that will air in December on TLC.

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Till Next Time Darren.

EXPLOSIVE!!

The first explosive demolition to take place in Phoenix in three decades will be caught on camera for a TV show about a family of demolition experts.

The old Qwest building at Third Street and Earl Drive will be imploded at 10 a.m. Sunday by Coeur d'Alene, Idaho-based Advanced Explosives Demolition Inc. The company's owners are the subject of a new television show called "Dynamite Family" set to air in December on TLC.
The implosion will figure prominently in the first episode of the show that tracks the lives of Lisa Kelly, her husband, Eric, and the rest of their brood.
The family lives, works and travels together. They have more than 27 years' experience safely bringing down multistory buildings, Kelly said.

The last explosive demolition in Phoenix was the Adams Hotel in the 1970s.
"As much as it's an art to build it, it's an art to take down," Kelly said. "It's a cool thing to see."


Cool or not, reactions from neighboring residents and businesses are mixed. All agree that the building is an eyesore. While some celebrate the demolition, others worry about their historic homes.

"Here we have a building being blown up, but we don't get notified until (Thursday) by the bombers," Rogers said Friday. "The city should have been out here two weeks ago to notify us. This is ridiculous. When they have the gay-pride parade on Third Street, they let us know a week in advance."

An implosion, Kelly said, is not the same as an explosion. Neighboring residents should not worry about dust, vibrations, flying debris or noise.

"Movies create a visual in their mind," Kelly said. "The whole idea is to do it the safest, fastest way possible."

Ron LaMee, who works at the Association of Realtors office at 255 E. Osborn Road, a few streets north of the site, said co-workers are going to have a party.

"Some of us geeks who have nothing better to do are going to watch from the roof," LaMee said.
"What the heck, you have to live dangerously."

Kelly said bringing down the 10 stories of steel and concrete involves placing dynamite in holes drilled in the basement, first floor, stairwells and elevator shafts. The controlled implosion will cut the steel beams that support the building, and gravity will do the rest.

In 1972, when the Mountain Bell Plaza building was built, it was one of the first International Style glass-and-steel office high-rises in Phoenix. Designed by popular local architect Al Beadle, the building was a rectangular 10-story block of blackened glass. For 30 years, the building was home to Mountain Bell and Qwest Communications. Qwest moved out in 2003, and San Diego-area developer Joe Pinsonneault bought the building in mid-2004 for $12.5 million.

Since then, the property has racked up multiple civil citations and approximately $6,600 in fines for blight. The most recent violations, according to the city, were in March for trash, debris, broken glass, the structure in general and overgrown vegetation.

City spokesman Michael Hammett said the project came together quickly. AED received city permits Friday.
The city's fire ordinance requires 24-hour notification.

"The city wouldn't issue the permits if all the stipulations of the ordinance were not met," Hammett said. After the implosion, the Kelly’s will head to their next job in Texas or New York. Another contractor will remove the debris.

Pinsonneault, who plans to watch the implosion, said he is still looking for investors to build a 600-unit, high-end, five-star retirement living community on the 9-acre site.
See You At The Demolition!

Senator McCain Thinks Your Bike Is Just A Toy

According to Senator McCain, Congress has wasted billions of dollars on low-priority projects like bike paths...

Congress is frivolously spending the Highway Trust Fund for pet projects like walkways and bicycle paths, at the expense of our nation’s roads and bridges...


More than $2 billion has been obligated for 5,547 bike paths and pedestrian walkways



Particularly galling to McCain and Coburn is that Chairman of the House Transportation Committee Jim Oberstar (D-tk) is an "avid cyclist" who has a "zest for cycling that is as great as his enthusiasm for funding public infrastructure," the report spitefully reports, noting a news report that said the "passions often merge...



The most money--45 percent--has gone to off-road trails. Only 13 percent was spent on on-road bicycle infrastructure and only twelve percent on rails to trails projects. [see: http://image3.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID2429/images/Picture_2.png ]


The imbalance reflects a bias against bicycling as a form of transportation as opposed to a form of recreation. Fortunately, "Coburn and McCain's anti-cycling arguments apparently didn't sit well with their colleagues. Their efforts to strip 600 individual spending projects--many of them bicycle related--failed by a vote of 73 to 25, Reuters reports. The Senate will have to reconcile this bill with a similar one passed by the House in July before sending it to the President to sign into law."[see: http://www.examiner.com/x-2429-Bicycle-Transportation-Examiner~y2009m9d18-McCain-and-Coburn-launch-an-unsuccessful-fusillade-against-cyclists ]


Earthdance

On September 26, 2009, Earthdance comes to Arcosanti

Located in the high Arizona desert, Arcosanti will participate in the largest simultaneous, cross-continental music festival in the world. Synchronized with similar events in Sao Paolo, Vienna, London, Tel Aviv, Houston, and San Diego, Arcosanti will join in Earthdance by bringing together DJs, pyrotechnics, acrobatics, musicians, art installations, and other performances for a daylong festival dedicated to global peace. With its solar-oriented, earthcast structures rising up from the Arizona bluffs, Arcosanti is a community and architectural project dedicated to reducing human impact on the environment while improving quality of life.

Heart of the Earth, Heart of the Sun

While Arcosanti has hosted Earthdance in the past, this year will be the biggest one yet. Notable performers include Flam Chen, a fire-performance and circus collective based out of Tucson, William Eaton, two-time grammy nominee and noted acoustic guitarist, touch screen VJ/DJ Metrognome (a.k.a. Not Breathing), house and electro-tech super group Ploy, and numerous other artists that will play under the Arcosanti Vaults and into the night. Featuring a special art installation titled "Red Lotus: Heart of the Earth, Heart of the Sun," this year's Earthdance focuses on the vital, pulsating core of what makes both humanity and the earth live. With global climate change, the dissolving of personal and cultural identities, and political strife in multiple continents, we must come back to center as a worldwide community and experience, across borders and stereotypes, to what defines humanity's value on earth. What we do in this century may determine the course of our societies for a millenium to come.

Realize that you are at the core of the future—you are at the heart of the earth, at the heart of the sun.
Arcosanti is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to testing and demonstrating arcology, architecture + ecology, as a way to reduce human impact on the environment while improving quality of life. Its educational programs and stunning architecture in a high desert setting attract international students and visitors daily.

Since Italian architect Paolo Soleri launched Arcosanti in 1970, over 6,000 people have participated in the Cosanti Foundation's educational Workshop programs. Workshop participants are of diverse ages and backgrounds and many spend additional time at Arcosanti as short-term or long-term residents who work and live on site.

Arcosanti is a project of the Cosanti Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to education through the construction of Arcosanti as an "urban laboratory." Arcosanti is in central Arizona, about one hour north of Phoenix. Arcosanti is open to visitors daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (closed major holidays), offering tours at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. and 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 p.m. Meals are offered in the Arcosanti Cafe and overnight accommodations are available by reservation. World famous Soleri ceramic and bronze windbells are produced and sold on site.

Arcosanti is located 65 miles north of Phoenix. Take exit 262 off I-17 and follow the signs for Arcosanti. Maps and other information are available at www.arcosanti.org or by
calling 928-632-7135.

About Arcology

The arcology concept proposes a highly integrated and compact three-dimensional urban form. It is the opposite of urban sprawl and its inherently wasteful consumption of land, energy and time, tending to isolate people from each other and community. The complexification and miniaturization of arcology enables radical conservation of land, energy, and resources while also increasing residential access to amenities for residents. Arcology addresses issues like pollution, social isolation, resource scarcity, community, health, housing, education, access to nature, culture, and more, all while privacy is paramount in the design.

An arcology would need about 2% as much land as a typical city of similar population. Today's city devotes more than 60% of its land to roads and automobiles while arcology eliminates the automobile from within the city. The multi-use nature of arcology design would put living, working, and public spaces within easy reach of each other, making walking the main form of transportation within the city.

An arcology's direct proximity to uninhabited wilderness provides the city dweller with constant access to rural space. Agriculture is integrated into the city design, maximizing the logistical efficiency of food distribution systems. Arcology uses passive solar architectural techniques such as the apse effect, greenhouse architecture, and garment architecture to reduce the energy usage of the city, especially in terms of heating, lighting, and cooling. Overall, arcology seeks to embody a "Lean Alternative" to hyper consumption and wastefulness through more frugal, efficient and thoughtful city design.

Arcology theory holds that this leanness is obtainable only via the miniaturization intrinsic to the Urban Effect, the complex interaction between diverse entities and organisms which mark healthy systems both in the natural world and in every successful and culturally significant city in history.
General Admission: $30
Admission is free for children six and under!

Camping Reservations: $15

What is this? I can camp at Arcosanti?

Yes, you can camp overnight at Arcosanti the day of the Earthdance festival. The camp grounds are in Arcosanti's Minds Garden, a beautiful stretch of land on the edge of the mesa surrounded by Italian Cyprus and olive trees. It also houses a sculpture garden with many unique pieces made by Arcosanti residents over the years. Camping reservations are four people per reservation, so with one reservation you can bring up to four people (reservations for children six and under are waived). Campfires and grills are not allowed on the campgrounds due to fire safety regulations.

You can pay for admission either online with Google Checkout (see the form below), by phone, or at the gate the day of the event. However, we strongly encourage festival goers to pay ahead of time, as only cash will be accepted the day of the event at the gate. There is not an ATM at Arcosanti, so you will not be able to enter if you do not have cash and have not paid ahead of time. Please remember this when you plan your day at Earthdance Arcosanti. Again, is preferable to pay online or over the phone before September 26!

See You At The Show

Mountain Bike Info

You know there are those times when I can’t find just what I am looking for and it takes for ever to find it. Over time I have found different things relating to mountain biking and other interesting stuff. So I thought I would shear what I have gathered through out the days with you. Just about every thing mountain biking and more from web site links. To that one hard to find phone number you just couldn’t find. From Clubs to Trail building funding. So I hope you find what you need and if not let me know I just might know where to find it

Advocacy & Organizing
Clubs
How To Start A Mountain Bicycling Club
Taking Your Club Professional
Energizing Your Mountain Bike Club
Maximizing Your Club's Internet Presence
14 Tips to Make Your Club Politically Savvy
Seven Keys To An Effective Bicycle Advocacy Club
Setting Your Advocacy Goals
Maximizing the Effectiveness of Your Mountain Bike Patrol
Achieving Tax-Exempt And Charitable Status For Your Mountain Bike Club
Getting Press for Your Mountain Bike Group
9 Ways to Involve Freeriders in Your Club
IMBA Club Insurance - Frequently Asked Questions
Quantify Your Club's Trailwork In-Kind Donations
Ten Steps to Enhance IMBA in Countries Outside the U.S.
Meeting with Elected Officials and Their Staff
8 Tips to Raising Money from the Bike Industry
Shared-Use Coalitions
Tips for Increasing Political Acumen
Organizing Women's Riding Groups
Success Stories

Working With People
Attracting and Keeping Trail Volunteers
How to Organize Volunteer Workdays
Organizing Women's Riding Groups
Trail Liaison Best Practices Guide
Volunteer Management, 10 Steps for Successful Events
Working with Land Managers, 12 Steps for Success
Getting to Know Your Local Land Manager
Eight Ways Mountain Bikers Can Help National Parks
Building a Trails Community
Creating Strong Partnerships for Trails
Declaration of Advocacy
IMBA's 7 Best Rules for Conference Call Etiquette

Individual Action
10 Responsible Riding Tips
Help! My favorite trail is being closed. What should I do?
How to Write an Action Alert
20 IMBA Tips That Don't Suck
On-Line Petition Resources
Ten Reasons to Join the National Recreation and Park Association

Tourism and Economic Development
“Guide for Promoting Bicycling on Federal Lands”
Destination Mountain Biking: Positioning Your Community for Mountain Bike Tourism
Mountain Biking Tourism Success Stories
15 Tips from IMBA on Developing Mountain Biking Tourism
Marketing for Mountain Bike Tourism
The Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation in the United States
The Economic Impact of Bicycling in the United States
Sea To Sky Mountain Biking Trails Generate $10.3 Million
The Economic and Social Benefits of Off-Road Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities
The Economic Benefits Of Mountain Biking At One Of Its Meccas
Communities and Trails: Making the Connection
Strategies for Monitoring Tourism in Your Community
Economic Impacts of Protecting Rivers, Trails and Greenway Corridors
Bicycling: Moving America Forward - A Bicycling Promotion Booklet
Kelowna, British Columbia Mountain Bike Statistics and Community Profile
 
IMBA Federal Land Management Planning Center
List of Federal Management Plans by State
List of State and Federal Management Plans in California
List of Plan Revisions Covered by IMBA and Mountain Bikers
 
The Mountain Bike Advocate's Guide to Planning and the United States Forest Service
Chapter 1: What is a forest plan, why should I care and how do I get started?
Chapter 2: Timeline of the forest plan update process
Chapter 3: Reading the plan and making your comments count
Chapter 4: How IMBA does it
Chapter 5: Other ways to influence the planning process
Chapter 6: Additional resources
 
Bicycling and Wilderness: A Mountain Biker's Guide to Wilderness Advocacy
Chapter 1: An Introduction to WildernessChapter 2: What is Wilderness?Chapter 3: Bicycles and WildernessChapter 4: Who Manages Wilderness?Chapter 5: How Wilderness Bills Become LawChapter 6: Wilderness StakeholdersChapter 7: Know Your OptionsChapter 8: A Closer Look at Additional Land Protection OptionsChapter 9: Formulating Your PositionChapter 10: Negotiation and Legislative LanguageChapter 11: Communicating with Important PlayersChapter 12: Finding Resolution
 
Sample Documents
“Guide for Promoting Bicycling on Federal Lands”
Sample Report Card Press Release for Individual Regions
How to Write an Action Alert
Sample Letters to the Editor
Sample Forest Planning Comment Letter.
Sample Advocacy Poster for Bike Shops
Candidate Mountain Biking Questionnaire Template
Equestrian Easement Guide

Memorandum Of Understandings (MOU):
Example: MOU Between Biking Club and Private Property Owner
Example: Proposal for Increased Singletrack Access for Mountain Bikes (pdf verion here)
Example: MOU Between Biking Association and Horse Council

Examples: MOUs Between Biking Clubs and Land Management Agencies:
Big South Fork Bicycle Club and Big South Fork NRRA Sign Partnership (December 2005) (pdf version here)
North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department and IMBA Memorandum of Understanding
NPS Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance/IMBA Memorandum of Understanding 2002-2007
U.S. Forest Service/IMBA Memorandum of Understanding, 2000-2005
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/IMBA Memorandum of Understanding, 2002-Present
MOU between New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department and IMBA
MOU between the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and IMBA
MOU between the Blue Ridge Bike Club and the Division of Forest Resources (DFR) for Dupont State Forest.
MOU between IMBA Affiliated Brushy Mountain Cyclists Club and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Property at W. Kerr Scott Reservoir
MOU between North Tennessee Mountain Bike Association and Cherokee National Forest (MS Word version here)
MOU between Tennessee Valley Authority and SORBA (2005)
MOU between IMBA, BLM Colorado, and Bicycle Colorado Example: MOA Between City Government, Conservation Organizations and Biking Club
Example: MOU Between a Biking Club and Park District
Example: Joint Resolution Between Biking Association and Horse Council
Example: License Agreement
Kelowna, British Columbia Mountain Bike Statistics and Community Profile

Examples: Night Riding Documents:
Night Riding Trail Monitor Agreement between Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE) and the Fairfax County Park Authority
Bike Patrol Night Riding Program

Industry's Role
Ten Things Bike Retailers Can Do to Boost Mountain Biking and Business
How to Get More Industry Involvement in Cycling Advocacy
The Image of Mountain Bicycling

Misc
IMBA Global Mountain Bike Advocacy Summit Speech
Stranger to Stakeholder to Partner: The Mobilization of Constituency on Public Lands

Land Protection Resources (Offsite Links)
Conservation Easement Summary
Conservation Easement Handbook
Easement Guide for Equestrian Use
Trust for Public Land's Conservation Finance Strategies
Trust for Public Land Books and Reports
 
Grants and Funding
Volunteer Stewardship Challenge
Maximizing Trail Budgets through Competitive Bidding
Ontario Trail Improvement Grants
2009 IMBA/USAC Trail Tune up grants
IMBA/CLIF Bar Trail Preservation Grants
CLIF BARS for Trailwork Days
Bikes Belong Grants .
Balance Bar Community Grants
Patagonia Enviro Grants
Smartwool Advocacy Fund
REI Grants and Stewardship Awards

Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Funding
IMBA's RTP Campaign: Go Get the Money!

Other Government Funding Resources
Transportation Enhancements
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Grouse Ridge Trail Nevada
Mammoth Mountain Bike Park Mammoth California
Northstar Mountain Bike Park Truckee California
Woodward MTB Skills Progression Park Fresno California
Breckenridge Freeride Park Breckenridge Colorado
Keystone Resort Summit County Colorado
Moore Fun Trail Fruita Colorado
Silverton Mountain Silverton Colorado
Winter Park Resort Winter Park Colorado
Red Rock Canyon Colorado Springs Colorado
Alafia River State Park Tampa Florida
Quiet Waters Park Deerfield Beach Florida
Santos Trail System Ocala Florida
Central Park Freeride Area Forsyth County Georgia
Silver Mountain Resort Kellogg Idaho
Tamarack Resort Donnelly Idaho
Willow Lane Dirt Jump Park Boise Idaho
Challenge Park Joliet Illinois
USACE Farmdale Reservoir Rec Area East Peoria Illinois
Back Country Excursions Parsonfield Maine
Nordic Heritage Center Presque Isle Maine
Wisp Resort Mc Henry Maryland
Lynn Woods Reservation Lynn Massachusetts
Vietnam Milford Massachusetts
Burchfield County Park Holt Michigan
Lakeshore Park Novi Michigan
Boyne Highlands Harbor Springs Michigan
Stony Creek Skills Area Rochester Michigan
Spirit Mountain Duluth Minnesota
Steeplechase Mountain Bike Park Rochester Minnesota
Big Sky Resort Bozeman Montana
Bootleg Canyon Boulder City Nevada
Attitash Ski Resort Glen New Hampshire
Rye Airfield Rye New Hampshire
Highland Mountain Bike Park Northfield New Hampshire
Diablo Freeride Park Mountain Creek New Jersey
Plattekill Mountain Roxbury New York
Sprain Ridge Park Yonkers New York
Whiteface Mountain Biking Center Lake Placid New York
Garner Recreation Park Garner North Carolina
Alexander Mountain Bike Park Asheville North Carolina
Beans Bike Park Dennision Ohio
Mohican Wilderness Glenmont Ohio
Ray's MTB Indoor Park Cleveland Ohio
Blackrock Trails Falls City Oregon
Post Canyon Hood River Oregon
Deschutes National Forest Bend Oregon
Silver Falls State Park Silverton Oregon
Rough Riders Canyon Freeride Park El Paso Texas
Twin Parks Country Club Springs (Austin) Texas
Deer Valley Park City Utah
Holiday Ranch Dirt Jumps Park City Utah
Bolton Valley Resort Bolton Valley Vermont
Killington Resort Killington Vermont
Kingdom Trails East Burke Vermont
Wintergreen Resort Crozet Virginia
Bellingham Dirt Jumps Bellingham Washington
Galbraith Mountain Bellingham Washington
I-5 Open Space/Colonnade Park Seattle Washington
Snowshoe Mountain Bike Park Snowshoe West Virginia
Teton National Forest


Australia
Mt Buller Alpine Resort Victoria Australia


Austria
BikeWorld Leogang Salzburgerland Austria


Canada
Cypress Bike Park West Vancouver British Columbia
Cypress Mountain West Vancouver British Columbia
Gleneagles Adventure Park West Vancouver British Columbia
Kamloops Bike Ranch Kamloops British Columbia
Mount Washington Alpine Resort Courtenay British Columbia
Mount Work Hartland Park Victoria British Columbia
Mt. Fromme North Vancouver British Columbia
Mt. Seymour North Vancouver British Columbia
Panorama Mountain Bike Park Panorama British Columbia
Silver Star Mountain Resort Kelowna British Columbia
South Surrey Bike Park Surrey British Columbia
Sun Peaks Resort Sun Peaks British Columbia
Whistler Area Trails Whistler British Columbia
Whistler Mountain Bike Park Whistler British Columbia
North Saanich Dirt Jump Park Victoria British Columbia
Blue Mountain Collingwood Ontario
Bruce Peninsula Mountain Bike Adventure Park Weirton Ontario
Calabogie Peaks Resort Cal bogie Ontario
Camp Fortune Gatineau Park Ontario
Missisaugua Challenge Park Mississauga Ontario
Bromont Bike Park Bremond Quebec
Mont-Sainte-Anne Resort Quebec Quebec
Vallee Pruneau Montreal Quebec


France
Les Gets Mountain Bike Park Les Gets France


Germany
Fun Park Todtnau Freiberg


Italy
Winterberg Bike Park Winter berg Germany
Flydown Park Finale Liguria


United Kingdom
Pace Freeride Bike Park Dolby Forest England
Glentress Forest Glentress Scotland
Red Bull Project Downhill Innerleithen Scotland


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A Mountain Biker's Guide to Passing
Cool Hints for Beginning Single-Trackers
Minimizing Impact of Mountain Bikes on
Single-Track Trails
Navigation With Map and Compass
What do you do if you get lost on a trial?


BOOKS & VIDEO'S
Dirt! by John HowardMountain
Bike! by William NealyMountain
Bike Maintenance by Mel Allwood
Pete & Ed's Bicycling Books & Video's
Off The Beaten Path Mountain Bike Series
Performance Mountain Biking Ned Overend
The Mountain Biker's Training Bible by Joe Friel
The Ultimate Mountain Bike Book by Nicky Crowther
Wildflower Mountain Biking for Women


MOUNTAIN BIKING & THE PHYSICALLY IMPAIRED
MTB Amputee


FINDING TRAILS
A1 TrailsAmerican

Trails.org
Singletracks.com
Trails.com
Traillink.com
Trailsource.com


REGIONAL MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUBS & LINKS

Alabama
Alabama Mountain Biking Arc Angel Adventures Birmingham Urban Mountain Pedalers North East Alabama Bicycle Club Windsurfing, Rock Climbing and Mountain Biking in Alabama

Arizona
Arizona Mountain Bike Resource Flagstaff Biking Mountain Bike Arizona Mountain Bike Association of Arizona Ritchey NOVA Junior MTB Race TeamSouthern Arizona Mt Bike Association

Arkansas
Bike Arkansas Bicycle Club Bell & Company Mountain Biking Boston Mountain CyclistsCentral Arkansas Recreation Pedalers (CARP) Friends of the Ouachita Trail (FOOT) Hot Springs Bicycle Association Mountain Bike Arkansas Mountain Gang No Limits Racing Ouachita Cycling Club Ouachita Mountain Bike Adventures Ozark Mountain Bike Patrol Ozark Off-Road Cyclists

California
BikeCal.com BikeDestinations.com Big Bear Lake Mountain Bike Trail Guide Mountain Bike Club of Orange County Northern California Mountain Bicycling Association Single Track Mind Southern California Mountain Biking Trails For All

Colorado
Bike Colorado Mountain Bike Hall of FameTrail Central.com Bicycle Aurora Bicycle Colorado Bicycle Longmont Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance Colorado Mountain Club Colorado Springs Cycling Club Denver Bicycle Touring Club Medicine Wheel of The Pike Peak Region P.E.D.A.L. (Peoples' Efforts to De-emphasize Autos in Loveland) Team Evergreen Women on Mountain Bikes

Connecticut
Crankfire Connecticut Chapter of New England Mountain Biking New England Mt Bike Association (NEMBA) Westchester Mountain Biking Association

Delaware
Delaware Local Mountain Bike Trails Delaware Trail Spinners

District of Columbia
Mid-Atlantic Off-road Enthusiasts

Florida
Airborne Mountain Bike Club Airborne Mountain Bike Club Bike Hash Club Scrub Ocala Mountain Bike Association Palm Beach Mt Bike Association Mud Cutters Swamp Club Ridge Riders Mt Bike Association

Georgia
Southern Off-road Bicycle Association

Hawaii
Big Island Mountain Bike Association (BIMBA) Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii (PATH)

Idaho
B.O.M.B.B. SQUAD Idaho Mountain Touring Ridge to Rivers Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association Trailsand Tread Lactic Acid Cycling Club

Illinois
Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay Chicago Area Mountain Bikers Chicagoland Offroad Bicycling Association (COBA) ComlaraMTB.com IllinoisMTB.com Kickapoo Mountain Bike Club Peoria Area Mountain Bike Association RideMidwest.com (Illinois)

Indiana
Big Ring Adventure Team Hoosier Mountain Bike Association Indiana Outfitters Indiana Bicycle Coalition Indiana Women's Mountain Biking Northern Indiana Mountain Bike Association

Iowa
The Iowa Coalition of Off-Road Riders (ICORR)

Kansas
Central Kansas Mountain Bike Club Earth Riders Mountain Bike Club Earth Riders Trail Association Heartland Race Lawrence Mountain Bike Club Kansas City Trails Council Kansas Free Riders Kansas Mountain Biking

Kentucky
Bike Butler Bowling Green League of Bicyclists Central Kentucky Cyclists Chain Reaction Cycling Club Kentucky Mountain Bike Association (KYMBA) Kentucky Rails to Trails Western Kentucky Mountain Bike Racing Wood-N-Wave

Louisiana
Baton Rouge Area Mountain Bike Association

Maine
Maine Mountain Bike Association Team Frank Cycling- Singlespeed Specialists

Maryland
Maryland Association of Mountain Bike Operators Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts

Massachusetts
Essex County Velo Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition Rage Mountain Bike Club

MississippiMissouri
Gateway Off-Road Cyclists (GORC) Green Hills Trails Association Missouri Bicycle Federation The Ozark Trail

New Jersey
New Jersey Action Riders

New York
Concerned Long Island Mountain Bicyclists

Ohio
Spoke Junkies Rays Indoor Mt Bike Park


Oregon
Mountain Bike Oregon Cog WIld Bicycle Tours

Utah
Biker's Edge/Destination Homes Bonneville Trail Organization Bonneville Bicycle Touring Club Cache Valley Veloists Bicycle Touring Club Color Country Cycling Club Cycling Utah.com Cutthroat Racing Mad Dog Cycles Race Team Mt Bike Buddies Mountain Trails Foundation Northshore Cycling Club Prince Area Singletrack Society (PASS) Salt Lake City Cycling Southwestern Utah Bicycle Touring Association (SWUBTA) Team Pedro's SLCTeam Revolution Mountain Sports Trail Funding Resources UtahMountainBiking.com Utah State University Cycling Wasatch Mountain Club Weber Pathways Young Riders

Vermont
Kingdom Trails

Virginia
Mid-Atlantic Off-road Enthusiasts

Dealer Locator
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Mountain Biking Association

Cycling Teams

Cycling Clubs
Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club
Red Mountain Cycling Club
West Valley Bicycle Club
Velodromes
Trails
Maps
Touring & Cycling Vacations
Bicycle Apparel Manufactures
661 BMX/Protective Gear

ALLIED BMX
ANDIAMO Under garments
ANSWER BMX
ASSOS Road
AUSSIE Custom Team/Club/Event
AZONIC BMX, Downhill, Freeride

BELLWETHER Road, Mt Bike
BIANCHI Bianchi Branded Apparel
BIEMME Road
BIKE NASHBAR Road, Mt Bike
BLACK BOTTOMS CYCLE WEAR Road Bike, Mt Bike, Custom Apparel
BODYTEC APPAREL Head Wear, Sport Bras
BODY TORQUE Road, Custom Team/Club/Event
BOMB SHELL Bomb Shell Branded Apparel
BOURE' Mt Bike Apparel
BRIKO Eye, Road
BUFF Head Wear

CANARI Road/Mt Bike
CANNONDALE Road/Mt Bike
CANNIBAL Cycling, Triathlon
CHAMPION SYSTEM Custom Team/Club/Event
CHAPAK Road (France)
CHIBA Gloves
CRAFT Road, Base Layers
CRASH PADS Protective Gear
CURVE Road, Head, Base Layers, Socks

DC SHOES BMX/Motocross Shoes
DEFEET Socks, Base Layers, Road
DESCENTE Road, Mt Bike, Base Layers
DE ROSA Road Bike Apparel
DE SOTTO Triathlon Apparel

ENDURA Road, Mt Bike
EVS SPORTS PROTECTION Protective Gear
EXTE-ONDO Road (Spain)

FREE FALL GEAR Protective Gear
FOX RACING BMX, Mt Bike, Motocross, Protective Gear

GAERNE Hand Made Italian Shoes
GACK BICYCLE CO. Gack Brand T-Shirts
GILL BIKE Rain Gear, Base Layers, Outerwear, Road, Mt
GIORDANA Road, Custom Team/Club/Event
GO-LITE Mt Bike/Outerwear
GORE BIKE WEAR Road Apparel

HEADSWEATS Headbands
HELMUFS Ear Warmers
HINCIPIE Road, Multi-sport Apparel
HIND Multi-Sport Apparel
HOT SHOPPE Custom Team & Club Apparel

IBEX Wool/Outerwear
ILLUMINITE Reflective Apparel
IN SPORT Multi-sport Apparel

J & G Road/Mt Bike Apparel
Jos Custom Team/Club Apparel
KNUCKLEBONE BMX Apparel
KONA MT BIKE Mt. Bike Apparel
KUCHARIK Road/Mt Bike Apparel

LAB GEAR Road Bike
LAKE Shoes, Socks, Gloves
LITTLE DEVIL BMX Apparel
LOUIS GARNEAU Road/Mt Bike Apparel

M&M SPORTSWEAR Custom Team & Club Apparel
MANITOU Mt Bike Apparel
MAXIT Thermal Apparel
MT BORAH Mt Bike Apparel

N-ZONE DESIGN LTD Mt Bike Apparel
NEMA Mt BikeApparel
NETTI Road/Mt Bike Apparel
NORET Road Apparel
OAKLEY Glasses/Active Wear
ORCA Wet Suits,Triathlon Apparel
PACE SPORTSWEAR Road/Mt Bike Apparel
PARENTINI Road Apparel
PATAGONIA Outerwear
PEARLIZUMI Road/Mt Bike Apparel
PEDROS Underwear/Pedro Branded Apparel
PEGORETTI Pegoretti Branded Apparel
PERFORMANCE Road/Mt Bike Apparel
PINARELLO Pinarello Branded Apparel
PRIMALWEAR Road/Mt Bike Apparel
PRO-DESIGNED, INC Protective Gear

RACE FACE Mt Bike Apparel
RAIN SHIELD Rain Gear
REI Road/Mt Bike Apparel
REVI WEAR Custom Team & Club Apparel
ROCKET 7 Custom shoes, cycling orthotics
RLX POLO RALPH LAUREN Road/Mt Bike Apparel
ROACH CLOTHING BMX/Protective Apparel

SALSA CYCLES Salsa Bike Branded Apparel
SANTA CRUZ BICYCLES Santa Cruz Branded Apparel
SCARE SPORT Triathlon
SANTINI Road Apparel
SHEBEEST Women's Apparel
SHIFT CLOTHING BMX Apparel, Protecvtive Gear
SHOCK TEK Gloves
SHOWERS PASS Windproof/Waterproof Cycling Gear
SMART WOOL Wool Garments & Socks
SOCK GUY Socks
SPINNING Spinning Apparel
SPLIT Lifestyle/Freestyle Apparel
SPOKES WEAR Gloves/Booties
SPORTFUL Road Apparel
SUGOI Road/Mt Bike/Multi-sport/Team Club Apparel
SWOBO Mt Bike

TERRY Women's Apparel
TRASHY CAT Womens Apparel
TREK Trek Bike Branded Apparel

VERGE Custom Team & Club Apparel
VOLER Custom Team & Club Apparel
VO MAX Custom Team & Club Apparel

ZOIC Mt Bike Apparel
ZOOT SPORTS Triathlon Apparel

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