Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer Singletrack Celebration July 5-9

The International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) is rolling into Winthrop July 5-9 to help us celebrate Methow Valley mountain biking! MVSTAMethow Cycle and SportOkanogan National Forest, The Chewuch Inn, and IMBA invite you to join us for 5 days of events and activities aimed at making the Methow Valley an even better place to ride! See the schedule of events below and to register visit the event page at IMBA or stop into Methow Cycle and Sport to register. Let's ride!

Singletrack Celebration

Thursday July, 5 7-9pm
Mountain Bike Party @ Winthrop Ice Rink
To kick the party off, the mountain biking community is invited to join IMBAMVSTAMethow Cycle and Sport, and the Okanogan National Forest for an evening of socializing, storytelling and celebrating great riding. The award-winning movie Pedal Driven will shown and great food and drinks will be available. Everyone welcome!

Friday, July 6
Land Manager Training
Local land managers will meet to discuss the practice of building and maintaining sustainable mountain bike trails and how to partner with local mountain biking organizations to achieve great trails.

Saturday, July 7 9-4pm
Trail Building School
9-noon at Winthrop Ice Rink, 1-4pm Sun Mountain
This 1-day school teaches mountain biking advocates how to build sustainable singletrack. We hope many people in the local community will join us for the fun day of learning and building. Learn how to build and maintain the best trails! Lunch for the participants is graciously provided by Methow Cycle and Sport. Register for this event on IMBA's website or by stopping into Methow Cycle and Sport.

Sunday, July 8th
Mountain Bike Ride
9am meet at the Winthrop Barn to carpool to location TBD
Let's ride together and show IMBA why mountain biking in the Methow is so great! We are hoping to ride either Buck Mountain or Cutthroat Pass but will make this decision closer to the event when we can assess snow levels. We hope you will join us for this no-drop ride.

Monday, July 9th
Better Living Through Trails
8:30-10am Winthrop Barn
Join IMBA and the Winthrop and Twisp Chamber of Commerces for a presentation on the positive relationship between communities and trails. How great trails improve the overall quality of life for a community, how they enhance the economics of a community and how to turn a quality trail system into a destination trail system. The public is invited!

The Summer Singletrack Celebration is a grant MVSTA received from IMBA. Thanks to IMBA for the opportunity to enhance our trails. Also huge thanks to these community businesses who didn't hesitate to help host this event: The Chewuch InnMethow Cycle and Sport, Methow Valley CiderhouseRocking Horse Bakery, NOCA, the Okanogan National ForestThe Winthrop Ice Rink, and the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce.