2014 AGM






Dear Member,

The North Shore Mountain Bike Association (NSMBA) will be holding the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday November 26th in the Lynn Valley neighbourhood of North Vancouver. At this meeting we will elect the Directors of the Board for the 2015 operating year, as well as report on what we did to make mountain biking better on the North Shore in 2014, we hope to see you at the meeting.

Julius Fromme Day 2014

Julius Fromme Day 2014
On July 19th, without much fanfare, the NSMBA celebrated the first annual Julius Fromme Day.  "It was just as Julius would have liked it." Masterminded by NSMBA President Vince Beasse, the event was a celebration of the mountains' namesake while taking a trip back in time to show off those old relics' still alive and kicking.  The bikes that is…not the riders!

NSMBA Election Headquarters

You’ve reached the NSMBA’s election headquarters. Our AGM is coming up on November 27th, 2013 and this is the place to get all the latest election news. Come back regularly to view updates on candidate bios!

Details on the AGM are listed below:

Date: Wednesday, November 27th

Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Location: Jaycee House

Tentative Agenda will be posted soon. . .

How Do I Get Involved?

Do you love mountain biking with you friends? Are you passionate about the trails? Do you think mountain bikers need a strong voice in the community? If you answered yes to any of these questions and were wondering how you could get involved, look no further.

The NSMBA team is looking for energetic and enthusiastic members to lead our organization into the future. Whether you enjoy organizing social events, getting your hands dirty on the trail, or making your voice heard at council, - the NSMBA has a fun, exciting, and rewarding volunteer position for you!

For information on becoming an NSMBA director, including the roles and responsibilities of directors and a nomination form, click here! Nominations are open until November 22nd, 2013 and will be posted below. Become a director and tell us how you want to make a difference here!

If becoming a director isn’t your style and you’d still like to be involved, check out our volunteer page and fill out a volunteer application form.

Election Rules and Procedures:

The full rules and procedures for the upcoming election, are available here.

And The Nominees Are (as of November 24th, 2013):

Role Nominees
President Vince Béasse
Secretary Penny Deck
Treasurer Rachid Nayel
Director of Trails Todd "Digger" Fiander
Director of Advocacy

Mathew Lee

Heidi Manicke

Director of Events Tara Mowat
Director of Events Sieneke Toering
Director of Races Brian Earle
Director of Marketing and Communications Norma Ibarra
Director of Grants and Funding John Kearns
Director of Volunteers and Membership Chris Brown


Join us for the last Toonie for 2012 - Executioner and Dreamweaver - Saturday, October 6th

Mark your calendars! The final installment of the 2012 NSMBA Toonies is coming up on Saturday, October 6th. Starting at Executioner, you'll be racing one of the most popular laps of 2012 as you complete the full length of Dreamweaver, before climbing Dempsey-Braemar, traversing Baden Powell and dashing up the gravel road to the water towers. View the course map here. We need course marshals and first aid volunteers for this event, so please contact us if you're available to help.

Here's the schedule for the day:

8:30am - Registration opens at the Water Towers.

9:30am - Registration closes.

10:00am - Race starts on the gravel road, 200m before the Executioner trail-head.

All racers must be current NSMBA members and sign a waiver. We will be accepting new membership signups at the event.Please arrive at registration early enough to make your way up to Exeuctioner, we will be starting exactly at 10:00.

We have some great prizes to give away to the racers and volunteers, including gear from Pearl Izumi. Hope to see you there!

NSMBA Toonie Race - Mt. Fromme Top to Bottom - September 1st, 2012

Mark your calendars! The next installment of the 2012 NSMBA Toonies is coming up on Saturday, September 1st. This is one of the longest courses of the year, starting just below 7th Secret, and following Leppard, Kirkford, Crinkum Crankum and Upper Griffen down the flank of Fromme before the final dash up King of the Shore to the water towers. View the course map here. We need course marshals and first aid volunteers for this event, so please contact us if you're available to help.

NSMBA Toonie Race - 7th, Pipeline, Baden Powell - August 4th, 2012

Early Saturday morning, volunteers and racers made their way up Fromme for the Toonie Race. At 10:00am sharp, racers were on the course with times ranging between 18 and 44 minutes. Thanks to Steed Cycles for keeping us company at registration, and Waves Coffee - Lynn Valley for getting the caffeine going early!

Mark Saturday, September 1st on your calanders for the next Toonie Race. We'll start again at 7th Secret, but stay on for the whole ride down Leppard, Krinkum Krankum, Upper Griffen and up KOTS to the water towers.

Ilana and Andrew, who have led the Toonies for the past two years, have just opened a coffee shop on Commerical Drive. We're looking for some extra help with the Toonies while they're away working to get their new business up on its feet. Please contact us if you are interested in continuing this awesome event!

BC Bike Race - Kids Race

BC Bike Race is hoping for their best kids race ever this year.  Last year they had over 120 kids!  Everyone gets a racer plate & a medal, prizes for best costumes and all around a good family friendly event. 



Second Annual NSMBA Film Festival

This Thursday, June 7th join the NSMBA and friends at the Narrows Pub.  We will be showcasing 7 films put together by local rippers and filmers!

Doors are ay 6:30pm and show starts at 7:30pm.  $5 for non-members and FREE (or by donation) for members with Valid member cards.

There will be some tasty snacks, cheap drinks and some damn fine folk!

See you there.

Gear Swap Raffle Winners Stoked!

This past week, NSMBA President Mathew Bond caught up with the prize winners from this years Gear Swap.

Jeff hitting up Whistler Bike Park."Nooooo waayyyy!!! Yaaaahhhhh! You guys rock!" was Jeff's response when Mathew called him the last night of the swap to give him the good news. Jeff was our grand prize winner, and walked away with a Whistler Bike Park Seasons Pass.

"Well I figured if I bought $40 worth of tickets, I'd have a really good chance at winning!" said Chris. He was right, and walked away with TWO prizes, a set of Gemini Lights and a Blackspire prize pack.

Congratuations to all our winners, and thank you to Whistler Bike Park, Gemini Lights, and Blackspire for providing such awesome prizes.