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Trips for Kids workshop set for IMBA World Summit

By:
Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor
Published:
May 23, 2008, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:32 BST
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MTB news & racing round-up for May 23, 2008

Trips for Kids (TFK) will host a full-day conference for its chapter leaders and those interested in...

Trips for Kids (TFK) will host a full-day conference for its chapter leaders and those interested in starting a chapter prior to the IMBA World Summit in Park City, Utah. The workshop is scheduled from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on June 18 at the Park City Marriott.

"Trips for Kids is honored to partner with IMBA at its upcoming World Summit," said Marilyn Price, founder and director of TFK. "Many TFK chapters consist of IMBA members, and IMBA clubs are natural vehicles to start TFK chapters, so it made sense to meet together before the conference to share ideas and best practices."

The TFK Pre-Conference Workshop will address how to start and promote a program, respond to challenges, use the bicycle as an education tool and guarantee the long-term success of an individual chapter.

"The goal of adding youth topics to the IMBA Summit agenda and including Trips for Kids in the session is to identify barriers, find solutions and ultimately inspire more youth biking programs around the globe," said Mike Van Abel, director of IMBA. Some scholarships are available to help chapter leaders attend.

The 2008 IMBA World Summit follows the TFK workshop and runs from June 18-21. To RSVP for the TFK Pre-Conference, call 415-458-2986 or send an email to national@tripsforkids.org.

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