IMBA Canada was thrilled to be invited back to the Rogers Centre July 14th for a second opportunity to introduce kids and parents to the family-friendly activity of mountain biking. Last year’s event, part of Parks Canada’s 100th anniversary celebrations, was such a success that the Blue Jays wanted to do it again — This time attracting over 400 people to take part in the campout, and to sleep under the stars in Toronto’s largest tent.

Activities included everything from traditional campfire songs and stories, to bouncy castles and batting practice . . .

But mountain biking was still the most popular, with more than 100 kids and their parents taking part.

The "Learn to Mountain Bike" activity attracted kids of all ages, from youngsters on strider bikes to Parks Canada employees.

Special thanks to IMBA Canada’s partners: Joyride 150 Indoor Bike Park, for supplying the bikes and helmets for the event, and the Guelph Off-Road Bicycling Association, for providing excellent instruction through their National Mountain Bike Patrol program.

Parks Canada’s "Learn to Mountain Bike" at the Rogers Centre from IMBA Canada on Vimeo.