MTB Kingston (officially; The Mountain Bike Club of Kingston) is a not-for-profit group of riders operating in Countryside District, in the Greater Kingston, Ontario area. MTB Kingston promotes mountain biking in harmony with community partners. Together we strive to develop, and maintain a world-class trail network, a four-season facility, and most importantly, a community. As a club, we strive to improve members’ skill, knowledge, and abilities. We enjoy positive growth and an ever-diversifying membership, with riders ranging in age from pre-school to senior.
Let us take a moment to reflect on the meaning of place and, in doing so, acknowledge the Elders – past, present and emerging of all the land we work, and live on and their Ancestral Spirits with gratitude and respect.
MTBK acknowledges the land on which The Farm is located is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee Peoples ceded through the Crawford purchase. (it is extremely relevant to identify the treaty)
The news this summer, regarding the deaths of indigenous children in residential schools, makes us further reflect on repairing the harm of colonization.
As you contemplate this land acknowledgment, we encourage you to understand and become familiar with the treaty that was signed or, is yet to be negotiated, on the land in which you are on as a settler or indigenous person.
Wherever you are, you are encouraged to acknowledge the Nation & Indigenous presence of the land you are on, at this moment, and reflect upon how you can work towards reconciliation.
Board of Directors
- Chris Frank – President
- Rob Sangers – General Manager
- Peter Dawson
- Val Lessard
- Heather Dow
- Darryl Gillespie
Race – Vacant
Youth Program – Tammie Stanton, Laurie Loughlin, Wally Stanton
Kids – Val E Rie & Mike Keene