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IMBA Great Lakes
Summit News ~ 2013

In This Issue
Summit Sponsors
2013 Event Schedule
IMBA Summit Info

Summit Volunteers Needed!

If you are attending the 2013 IMBA Great Lakes Regional Summit and would like to volunteer, please let us know!

Volunteer or participate in at least three Sub-9 events in 2013 and get entered to win a wheel set from SRAM valued at $2400!

If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to
2013 IMBA Great Lakes Regional Summit & Schooner Shakedown Sponsors



Sub-9 Productions 
Event Schedule
IMBA Regional Summit 
May 17th thru 19th
Sub-9 Schooner Shakedown
Saturday, May 18
Registration Now Open 


IMBA Ride Guide Certification 
June 4th and 5th
Registration Now Open
More Info Here
IMBA Instructor Certification 
June 4th thru 7th
Registration Now Open
More Info Here
Midwest Women's MTB Clinic 
June 7th thru 9th
Sub-9 Super D
Sunday, August 18
Brown County Breakdown
Sept 27th thru 29th
Registration Begins July 1
Sub-9 Gravel Grovel
Saturday, November 30

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Brown County Mountain
Bike Tourism Map
  Brown County Tourism Map
This large, 24"x17", double-sided, glossy folding map features the entire Brown County State Park mountain bike trail system as well as Hoosier National Forest trails on the back.  Get three maps for the price of one!
A portions of the proceeds from the sales of these maps goes back to the HMBA for continued trail building efforts at Brown County State Park.

Cost is $7.50 + tax and shipping   
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These soft  yet durable shirts are a combination of 50% Recycled Cotton and 50% Recycled Polyester.  Made in the U.S.A.
Get a FREE Sub<9 Dirt Surf Sticker!
Cost is $19.95 + tax and shipping   
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The 2013 IMBA Great Lakes Regional Mountain Bike Summit is just around the corner.  Have you signed up yet?  

If you are passionate about mountain biking, whether recreational or otherwise, and curious what it takes to have and keep trails in your local area... then the 2013 IMBA Great Lakes Regional Mountain Bike Summit is for you!  

Advocating is more than just shaking hands or building trails.  Come learn what it takes to be a part of a successful mountain bike club or chapter and take home a wealth of knowledge to help you grow the sport in your own home town.  
The Great Lakes Summit offers something for everyone. 

~ Is there a local place you have always thought would be great for mountain biking, but didn't know where to start or who to ask?

~ What about sharing ideas for getting more kids off the couch and into the woods.  

~ Mountain biking is quickly becoming a family recreational activity and even mom's have a voice in mountain bike advocacy too!  

Keep reading for all the latest news and updates 
from the weekend!
Great Lakes Summit Info
Join the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association and other mountain bike clubs and chapters from across the region for for a full weekend of networking, listening to valuable presentations, riding bikes, camping out and having fun!

The cost is only $50, giving you access to all summit breakout sessions, free entry to the Downtown GetDown Pub Crawl on Friday night, a light breakfast and lunch on Saturday, access to the Schooner Shakedown and After Party on Saturday night and much more!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do I need to register?
A. Yes.  This is a big event and we need to know who is coming so we can plan accordingly.  Please pre-register online for the summit.  You must be registered to take part in any of the summit activities.

Q. Why does it cost $50?
A.  The HMBA has worked hard to keep costs down for the event.  We have worked every angle to get free stuff, but there are hard costs for the event.  HMBA is attempting to break even on the event so we can spend money where we like to... building trails!

Q. Can I attend just part of the event?
A. Absolutely, but you must register for the summit to take part in any of the sessions or summit activities.

Q. Where can I stay while I'm in town?
A. The Seasons Lodge in Nashville is a sponsor of the 2013 Great Lakes Summit. Summit participants receive a discount for staying the weekend of the event.  Just mention the summit when you call.  

Primitive group tent camping is also available at Brown County State Park.  You must be registered in order to camp in the group campsite.

Q. Will I have time to check out the trails?
A. Of course!  There will be ample time for riding both Saturday and Sunday.

Q. I am a land owner/manager  Is this summit right for me?
A. We are offering a Land Managers Workshop on Friday.  This workshop is free for land manager and includes lunch.  Click here for details. Click here for details. 

Summit Schedule of Events (subject to change)
Friday, May 17, 2013
Land Manager Workshop (lunch included)
9 a.m. to Noon ~  "Managing Mountain Biking Workshop" 
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ~ Field Session - Tour of Brown County Mountain Biking Trails
Great Lakes Region Summit
5 p.m. to Midnight ~ Downtown GetDown Pub Crawl  
Enter Promo Code "MTB" to get a FREE ENTRY to the Downtown GetDown (Taste of Brown County tickets not included) 
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ~ Check-in and Registration at Seasons

Saturday, May 18, 2013
8 a.m. to 9 a.m. ~ Check-in and Registration at Seasons
9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ~ Opening Remarks and Welcome/ Schedule Review and State of the Region
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ~ Breakout Sessions I
  Room A: Creating Memorandums of Understanding
  Room B: Bike Parks, Ski Resorts and Flow Trails
  Room C: Building Better Clubs
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ~ Breakout Session II
  Room A: Show me the Money - How Chapters Raise Money for Destination Trails
  Room B: Engaging Local Retailers
  Room C: Pinkwashing - Women in Mountain Bike Advocacy
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   -- LUNCH BREAK --
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ~ Breakout Sessions III
   Room A: Great Lakes Chapter Leadership Round Table
   Room B: Youth Round Table
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ~ Statewide Workshop
   Room A: Statewide Action Planning Meeting/HMBA Annual Meeting
2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. ~ Transition to Brown County State Park
3:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. ~ Open Ride Time
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ~ Schooner Shakedown Race
6:30 p.m. ~ Schooner Shakedown Awards
7:00 p.m. ~ Shakedown After Party - Live Music, Big Woods Beer, Food Truck
8:00 p.m. ~ Strider Costume Crit!
9:30 p.m. ~ Live Music Ends - Party Trasitions to Rally Camp

Sunday, May 19, 2013
9 a.m. ~ Field Sessions Begin at Brown County State Park
   Session I ~ Advanced Trail Building
   Session II ~ Mountain Bike Skills Clinics with local IMBA-ICP Instructors

All Sunday Field Session participants will meet at the Campground Recreational Building across from Rally Camp 1.

Sub-9 Schooner Shakedown

The Sub-9 Schooner Shakedown is an individual, time-trial, point to point race on the double-black diamond (expert level) Schooner Trace mountain bike trail at Brown County State Park.

Racers will compete against a clock while additional time bonuses are awarded for clearing the most difficult obstacles along the course.  The event is only open to 50 individuals competing in Open Men, Open Women and Singlespeed categories.

The Sub-9 Schooner Shakedown is part of the 2013 IMBA Great Lakes Regional Summit weekend!  Summit participants get FREE entry to the Shakedown.  Simply register for the Summit and receive a coupon code in your confirmation email waiving your Shakedown entry.  Non-summit participants can register directly through BikeReg for only $35.

The 2013 course will feature a technically demanding, 3-mile section on the double-black diamond, Schooner Trace mountain bike trail.  Rider will encounter natural rock outcrops combined with hand place rock work to challenge even the most experienced - with plenty of penalty for failure in the hard-to-access ravines.

Join us for the Shakedown After Party featuring live music from solo "jam" artist Derick Howard, complimentary beer from Big Woods Brewing Company (must be 21+), plus lots of fun and games for everyone to be included!  

Bring some cash for "Shakedown Street" where The Big Cheeze food truck will be on-site serving Bloomington's best grilled cheese sandwiches!

Thank you to all our 2013 IMBA Great Lakes 
Regional MTB Summit Sponsors!
Tania and Jonathan Juillerat
Sub-9 Productions

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