Trails

May Trail Updates


Team Arc'teryx continues improvements on Lower Dreamweaver
 
Much work has been completed over the past 6 months, building upon the years prior to bring many trails to a sustainable standard.  

BC Enduro Series & Cascadia Dirt Cup Give Back to the Shore!

 
The NSMBA would like to thank both the Cascadia Enduro Series & the BC Enduro Series for their donation of $2500 back into the trails from the proceeds of the North Shore Enduro in May.  Both Josh Carlson (1st) and Adam Craig (2nd) from Team GIANT gave back an unsolicited $100 each from their prize purse to the NSMBA.
The NSMBA would like to acknowledge this good deed and extend an Honorary 2015 NSMBA Membership to both Adam & Josh to acknowledge their support.
 
 

NSMBA is hiring! Student Trail Builder

The NSMBA has received government funding from Service Canada to hire a 2015 Summer Student.

The NSMBA is seeking a positive, hard worker to come aboard as a Trail Builder.  Salary will be in the range of $15-$17 per hour depending on experience.

If you or someone you know is returning to school in the Fall, please apply at info@nsmba.ca by May 30.

Here are the details:

-One student, 8 weeks

-Post-secondary student;

-Between 19 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;

-Have been registered as full-time students in a Canadian academic institution during the 2014/2015 academic year;

-Intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year, starting September 2015;

Spring Trail Update

TAP 2015 is in full swing and work has begun on nearly 30 different trails on Fromme & Seymour.  With nearly 20 lead builders and 30 adopters, the program is stronger than ever.  As we catch up on deferred maintenance, the window of neglect is slowly closing giving us the opportunity to put the icing on the cake on many trails.  2015 is shaping up to be our best year yet!  Thank you to all of you who are part of the efforts.


Team Arc'teryx continue their improvements on Dreamweaver as part of TAP, now into year 4.
 

Circuit 8 Revitalization Complete

Thanks to support from the Young Family Foundation, work is now complete on Circuit 8.  Digger has completed the final installment of what has been a five year journey to bring the trail to a sustainable standard.  
 

Spring Trail Days: April 25 & May 9 & May 30

Join us on one of our Spring Trail Days, make some new friends and improve our trails!  
We've got two upcoming Spring Trail Days.  
April 25-Pennzoil
May 9-Lower Oilcan
May 30-Dale's
We'll have food and prizes, just show up with proper boots, gloves (we'll have extra on site if you need), rain gear if needed, water and a big smile!  Read on for meet up details...

 

Spring 2015 Trail Updates

2015 is in like a lion!  Lots happening on the slopes to improve our trails and create connectivity in our network.

Here is the latest...

Race Face Shore Corps 2015

The NSMBA is proud to announce the partnership with Race Face in 2015 to create the Race Face Shore Corps.
Thanks to support from Race Face, this initiative will continue to grow and become even stronger in 2015.  
With over 600 graduates from the North Shore Trail Builder Academy since 2012, our future looks bright.
 

The Shore Corps is part of the NSMBA Legacy Program to ensure our trails are cared for today and into tomorrow.  
The NSMBA would like to extend our gratitude to Race Face for their support.
 

Baden Powell Upgrades

Thanks to funding from BC Hydro, work is underway to tackle projects from Expresso to Ladies Only on the Baden Powell Fromme. The work will take into account the significant changes in usership since the revitalization of Expresso.  Expresso experiences over 3000 uses/month and a whole new beginner/intermediate contigent now uses the BP to the yellow gates.  The work will focus to address erosion, heightened usership, erosion caused by the Kilmer Creek diversions, correcting existing hazards and minimizing grade where appropriate.

Watchmen

Dear members and trail users,

 

As you may have heard, the NSMBA recently launched the Watchmen program. Inspired by the spirit of the Watchmen of the Haida Gwaii, the North Shore Watchmen were meant to be the caretakers of our trails. Unfortunately the rollout was not successful and we find ourselves with a valuable program that was the victim of a poor execution.  Due to perception issues, and feedback from our community, the NSMBA has discontinued the Watchmen program, name and branding. The decision was not taken lightly; it was taken in consideration of the feedback we received from the community.