October 13 @ 8:00 am - October 15 @ 5:00 pm

Join Overland Mountain Bike Club and other regional IMBA Chapters for our Colorado Mountain Bike Summit at Block One in Fort Collins, CO, on October 13-15th 2017Let’s unpave the way forward and plan for the next decade of trails. The summit will be a great opportunity to network with volunteer advocates, land stewards, federal and state land managers, industry representatives and other IMBA partners from around Colorado and beyond.

 “Chapter Summits are a great opportunity to hear what’s happening trails-wise in other areas, to learn about why/how they are happening, and to help foster discussions and ideas beneficial to us all.  Trails build community.  Yet, each community comes with its own opportunities and challenges.  This Summit provides the forum to openly discuss many of these issues so we can all have better places to ride our mountain bikes.” says Kenny Bearden – Executive Director of Overland Mountain Bike Club  

Please Register Now or Volunteer for the event

Speakers:

  • Luis Benitez – Director of Colorado’s Outdoor Recreation Industry Office
  • Chris Sugai – Founder & CEO of Niner Bikes
  • Jack Placchi – Trails & Travel Management Coordinator at BLM
  • Jason Robertson – Regional Deputy Director for Recreation, Lands & Minerals at USFS
  • Aaron Clark – Conservation Manager at IMBA
  • Mike Pritchard – Executive Director – Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association
  • Tony Boone – Tony Boone Trails, LLC
  • Scott Gordon – ContourLogic
  • Yuri Kostick – Former Mayor – Town of Eagle
  • Kory Swanson – Social Media Manager at Niner Bikes
  • Eleanor Blick – Communications Manager at IMBA
  • Katherine Fuller – Marketing Manager at IMBA
  • Jason Bertolacci – Colorado Outdoor Stewardship Coalition
  • Steve Watts – Executive Director – Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance
  • Gary Sjoquist – QBP/Salsa Bikes

Friday, October 13

  • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Registration/Check-in
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Welcome & Introductions
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Economic Impacts of MTB Trails & The Business Community's Role - speakers: Chris Sugai (Founder & CEO Niner Bikes), Yuri Kostick (former Mayor - Town of Eagle)
  • 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Better Living Through Trails - speaker: Mike Pritchard (Executive Director -Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association)
  • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM How+When+Why To Use a Professional Trail Builder - speakers: Tony Boone (Tony Boone Trails), Scott Gordon (ContourLogic)
  • 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM Trails Master Planning & Inter-Agency Cooperation - speakers: Aaron Clark (IMBA Conservation Manager), Jack Placchi (BLM Trails Coordinator), Jason Robertson (Region 2 Deputy Director for Recreation, Lands & Minerals), Meegan Flenniken - Resource Program Manager at Larimer County Natural Resources
  • 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM Winter Fat Biking ‚ speakers: Mike Pritchard, Gary Sjoquist
  • 3:45 PM - 6:30 PM Group Ride‚ Foothills Trail
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Happy Hour/Dinner on Your Own

Saturday, October 14

  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Chapter/Regional Updates
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Advocacy 101-401 - speaker: Aaron Clark
  • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM User Fees/Pay-to-Play Systems - speakers: Luis Benitez (Director of Colorado's Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry), Aaron Clark, Jason Bertolacci (Brebur, llc)
  • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Building Effective Partnerships - tentative speakers: Luis Benitez, Yuri Kostick and Jami Malin (Vail Valley MTB Association), Nate Boschmann - Wildlands Restoration Volunteers
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Grants/Fundraising/Events - Steve Watts (BMA Executive Director)
  • 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Social Media For Results - Katherine Fuller (IMBA Marketing Manager), Eleanor Blick (IMBA Communications Manager), Kory Swanson (Niner Bikes Social Media Manager)
  • 3:45 PM - 6:30 PM Group Ride‚ Bobcat Ridge Natural Area
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Happy Hour/Dinner on Your Own
  • 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM GiddyUp! Film Tour

Sunday, October 15

  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Trail Design/Building/Maintenance Demonstration
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Group MTB Rides

ALL EVENTS OTHER THAN GROUP RIDES WILL TAKE PLACE AT:
BLOCK ONE EVENT CENTER – 428 LINDEN STREET, FORT COLLINS, CO – http://www.rentblockone.com/