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The Durham Mountain Biking Association is launching a spring festival and one of the largest demo events in Ontario to celebrate the start of the mountain bike riding season in the province. On May 6, 2017 the DMBA Demo Festival will take place at at Durham Forest, 3789 Concession Rd. 7, Uxbridge, Ont. between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Last year, the DMBA had a spring demo and the demo festival builds off last year’s event which they say attracted over 1,000 participants. This year activities planned include pancakes in the forest a long-standing tradition that attracts families to ride with their children in the morning, try new bikes and of course eat pancakes.

The DMBA will host kids rides, skill sessions and Joyride 150 will set up a skills park with audience participation competitions and prizes drawn throughout the day.

There will be an exhibition area set up where manufacturers, distributors and bike shops will showcase their products and services. There will also be music courtesy of RedBull and an event MC. There will be a variety of food options from local businesses.

“We are excited that Durham Mountain Bike Association in partnership with our sponsors and the community of Uxbridge have joined in launching this event,” said John Fisher, president of DMBA. “More and more Canadians are enjoying the vast network of trails across our province. We want to shine a spotlight on the trails of Uxbridge and provide a fun event for all mountain bikers to try exciting new products and meet the companies that fuel our passion.”

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Durham Forest is one of Ontario’s popular mountain bike destinations for all levels with a trail system that offers diverse riding options over a 125 km maintained network of trails. The trail system includes Durham Forest, Glen Major and Walker Woods, and a new section in Dagmar trail system. The proximity to the GTA makes it easily accessible to residents of Southern and Central Ontario via the 401 highway. The organizers will have over 500 vehicle parking places right at the venue.

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