Canmore and Area Mountain Biking Association

With a focus on Canmore and area, CAMBA’s mandate is to advocate for mountain biking and strive for a vibrant and exciting trail system for all ages and abilities.
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The CAMBA Mission

CAMBA recognizes the importance of great mountain bike trails for locals and the positive impact that mountain bike tourism has as an important part of the visitor Economy. CAMBA is a registered not-for-profit organization with the Government of Alberta.

High level priorities for CAMBA include:

  • Establish CAMBA as a transparent and trusted advocate of mountain biking in Canmore and area.
    Create a strategic plan which identifies short, medium and long term projects that support the CAMBA vision.
    Build relationships and learning the political landscape.
    Work with fellow mountain biking alliances in Alberta and British Columbia to learn best practices and to progressively move forward on desirable trail projects.
    Identify issues and interests of mountain bikers in Canmore and area.
    Participate in fundraising activities to support CAMBA projects and other desirable trail projects within the area.
    Generate overall awareness on issues and opportunities around mountain biking in Canmore and area.

Become a member

CAMBA was very excited to launch our membership program this past Fall. Similar to other bike alliances and trail societies, our membership is an opportunity for you to help support and fund trail development and maintenance projects in our community.

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Member Benefits

10% off drinks
10% off food and drinks
10% off regular priced items (not including bikes or labour)

Member Pricing

Youth


$20

Up to 17 years

Adult


$25

18+ years

Volunteer

Aside from membership, we also welcome anyone and everyone to volunteer with CAMBA. We have lots of opportunities to get involved from trail building, events, fundraising, social media and technical support and more! Please contact our volunteer coordinator Darlene Paranaque for more information!

Meet the board

Andrew Dickison
Trail Director

Andrew is CAMBA’s Trail Director and works hard to turn vision into reality, from complete trail systems down to the perfect corner. Andrew assists in the creation of systems and processes for future trail development, management and maintenance. He also acts as a liaison for CAMBA, working with the Town of Canmore, CTA, Alberta Parks, RMCC and other stakeholders.

Tyson Podruzny
Treasurer

Tyson is responsible for keeping track of CAMBA finances. Tyson is highly involved in trail discussions and projects, CAMBA events, and community support.

Wanda Bogdane
President and Founder

Wanda brings a long-term recreational riding perspective with tons of international riding experience, offering a global mountain biking point of view. A local entrepreneur, she’s the operator of Plaid Goat Mountain Bike Festival, launching in Canmore in June, 2017.

Darlene Paranaque
Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator

Darlene Paranaque is the co-founder and former Managing Director of Prairie Girls Racing, a women’s DH and XC race team based in Edmonton. Darlene recently moved to Canmore to enjoy all types of riding; steep and technical, fast and flowy, and all year round. She joins the CAMBA board as secretary and Volunteer Coordinator. Darlene brings expertise from her private and public sector, planning and development background.

Chad Holowatuk
Vice-President

Chad's riding style is best compared to a mullet….business on the climbs and party on the descents. Chad is a Professional Engineer who works in the Alberta energy industry and has been a part of the Canmore community for 4 years. Chad joins the CAMBA board as Vice-President and brings experience with project management and working with government, external regulatory bodies and stakeholders. He also has experience in fundraising, most recently with his involvement with Fast and Female, an organization dedicated to keeping young girls in sport. Chad loves single malt whisky, IPA’s, heavy metal and is always up for a conversation about tires and hub engagement. Giving back to the community and trails that he loves is the fuel that pumps his engines. That and scotch.

Paul Kerfoot
Community Outreach Director

Having moved to the valley in 2002, Paul Kerfoot quickly realized his passion for biking. His buddy rented him a sweet (maybe not) giant warp and Paul hurled myself down the first hill - then it was on. Paul has since raced elite downhill and currently races pro men's enduro in the Kootenay and BC, and Canadian National enduro series. Paul has also been a professional bike mechanic for over a decade and has had the pleasure to wrench at prestigious events including the BC bike race, Trans Rockies and 24 Hours of Adrenaline. As well as managing Outside Bike & Ski, Paul enjoys being a big part of the local bike community, and joins CAMBA as the Community Outreach Director. Whether it's going for epic XC, gnarly DH, getting upside down on dirt jumps, cruiser riding or sending as big of jumps, Paul finds that there's not much that can beat fun on 2 wheels.

Jay Balabas
General Director

Jay Balabas works behind the scenes to help CAMBA with social media and by spreading the CAMBA love through his shop, the Bicycle Cafe. He’s been instrumental in working with the board to help our promotional items look stylin, by attending CTA trail days and forging relationships with the Canmore Nordic Centre staff. At meetings, his insights have been invaluable whether from the shop floor, enduro scene or as a well traveled rider (founder of TransCR Enduro 2017 in Costa Rica). Respected for way more than just his super rad Shiba Jasper, we’re stoked that Jay has chosen to spend some of his time helping Canmore’s trails through CAMBA.

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