Shimano is donating 100 trail building kits across Canada – Cycling Magazine

Supporting the volunteers and organizations that make riding better for everyone

Shimano Trail Building KitPhoto by: Sterling Lorence


Shimano is celebrating its 100th anniversary by giving back. Specifically, Shimano Canada is taking the opportunity to highlight the tireless work of our those building trail and advocating for access across the country.

100 trail building took kits will be donated to cycling clubs and qualifying organizations nationwide. So much of mountain biking in Canada is run by grassroots advocacy organizations, from volunteers to builders to ambassadors, all making sure Canadians have excellent places to ride. This work requires proper trail tools.

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Emily Batty secures 2017 Canadian national XC mountain bike title

From Canadian Cycling Magazine –

Emily Batty (Trek Factory) defended the Canadian women’s elite national title at the 2017 cross-country mountain bike championships in Canmore, Alberta on Saturday, July 23. It’s Batty’s third career elite women’s title. Catharine Pendrel (Clif Bar Team) of Kamloops, B.C. was second with Haley Smith (Norco Factory Racing) of Uxbridge, Ont. rounding out the podium.

The 29-year-old from Brooklin, Ont. was locked in a neck-to-neck battle with Olympic bronze medalist Pendrel on the four kilometre circuit for most of the race. As expected, Canada’s top two riders battled for victory riding together until the final lap when Batty used a climb to put distance into Pendrel who was unable to follow the attack. While the two battled out front, Smith chased solo in third a position she would hold to the line.