uman Powered Trails, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is: “To develop and maintain first class sustainable and environmentally correct, human-powered, shared use trails for the La Crosse, WI region."
|IMBA World Summit: Day 1 & 2|
|Written by Dan Luebke|
|Friday, 20 June 2008 01:30|
Just an update to what we're doing at the IMBA World Summit (plenty of work, but plenty of fun at the same time)...
We arrived on Wednesday afternoon after flying out of La Crosse at 5am.
The Opening Ceremonies kicked off at the Olympic Park with a great speech from Governor Huntsman of Utah. He actually rides mountain bikes at least 5 days a week! We were also treated to a show from the Flying Aces (a ski jump Aerial performance) - featuring Olympians, World Champions, and other top athletes in an amazing aerial show.
Thursday started with a keynote presentation from John Burke, the President of Trek Bicycles. He spoke about the 1World2Wheels program that Trek is heading up and partnering with IMBA on.
Mike, Aaron and I then attended a number of sessions about ways we can improve our organization as well as our trails. Including...
Even if this ended today, this has been a very worthwhile trip that will pay big dividends for HPT and our local trails community! We're making a lot of connections, sharing ideas and getting ideas from other great trail organizations from around the world.
We'll try and post another update tomorrow. Leave a comment here if there is anything you have questions or comments about.
You are all a part of this! Without your support we would not be here, as well as our dream of a great trail system would not be possible. Thank You!!!