IMBA Canada’s Trail Solutions program 2012 season is in full swing now. With a third of the solid fieldwork season completed, Daniel has been traveling across Canada extensively to make the most of the good weather and working with land managers, trail builders and IMBA’s extensive network of passionate advocates on a wide range of projects from municipal parks to alpine resorts.

Eastern Canada

Early spring saw the pedal to the floor for Trail Solutions on the left Coast. Trail Solutions fosters its relationships with the City of Toronto and the various user groups that contribute to enhancing the City’s offerings. Trail workshops in Crothers Woods continue while plans are in full swing for phase two of the Bayview Bike Park rehabilitation. May focused on conducting the preliminary masterplan fieldwork for major eastern ski town, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, with a brief hop over to Saint John New Brunswick to work with the local cycling club on the amazing Rockwood Park found within the city limits.


Trail Solutions returned to Wascana in order to oversee the construction of the final 3.5km of hand cycle optimized trail, for a total of 11km in the network working alongside trail contractor Sustainable Trails Ltd. The new trail network had it’s grand opening on June 15th with delegates from various contributors including the Provincial government and the Trans Canada Trail in attendance.


Earlier this month Trail Solutions focused on design in the rugged terrain within the shadow of the Rocky’s highest peak, Mt. Robson working with the Yellowhead Outdoor Recreation Association (YORA) to develop a new ride destination around the town of Valemount, further strengthening the province’s growing northern mountain bicycle offerings.

Along with these larger, fee-based projects IMBA CANADA Trail Solutions is committed to providing continued assistance to past projects. Over $20,000 worth of consulting fees are being donating throughout the remainder of the year. Daniel will be contributing a week of building trail in Crowsnest Pass, coordinating Fleming College coop students’ project for the Puslinch Tract in southern Ontario and plans are in the works to return to Corner Brook, Newfoundland for a week’s worth of trail building.