2014 Trail Report

While we strategically plan for 2015, its been an incredibly successful past year for our community on the trail front.  Combine TAP trail days in 2014 (90), 2014 Public Trail Days (9) and 2014 Academy Trail Days (6) we collectively have surpassed the centurion marker in 2014!  100 has been a long standing marker we've aimed for over the past few years. Finally achieving this is a milestone for the NSMBA and is a testament to the collective community spirit that is driving this forward.  
We are working together as a community like never before. We are working together with the Land Managers (LM) to find solutions and understand the process, at times creating the process as we go, but we have earned our place with our efforts and have become a valued and integral part of the LM Trail strategy. With a growing list of support from the business community, generous donors, and an army of well educated & trained volunteers, there is tremendous momentum as we march into 2015. Thank you to all of you who have been part of these efforts.  For those in our community who wish to be part of the effort moving forward in 2015, the door is open for you to join in this movement. 
Please find below our summary of accomplishments in 2014.

Trailforks and the NSMBA team up!

The NSMBA is proud to be partnering with Trailforks to provide the North Shore riding community with the best information, maps and trail date. This partnership will enable the NSMBA to keep advocating, maintaining and improving our trail network. Check out the maps here!

NSMBA Builder Academy Road Trip to the Interior


Tight single track in Kamloops with Kip & Ted from the KBRA.

The NSMBA Builders Academy made its way to the Interior thanks to support from BC Parks' Park Enhancement Fund and Arc'teryx.  Spreading the knowledge of building fun, sustainable trails in formidable conditions, the goal of the Academy is to empower communities with modern trail building solutions.

BC Hydro funds Baden Powell Restoration


The NSMBA would like to thank BC Hydro for recent grant funding to address erosion and sustainability issues on the Baden Powell.  This project will begin this month and build upon the work completed in 2013.  The area targetted will be from the exit of Expresso over to Big Stupid.  The NSMBA is currently developing a work plan in collaboration with the DNV.

Working together for a better community...


Sacré-Davey Engineering funds Griffen Restoration


The NSMBA wishes to thank local North Shore firm Sacré-Davey Engineering for their funding support to restore targetted areas on Upper & Lower Griffen and Roadside Attraction.  With a focus to address erosion and expired structures, this funding will improve conditions on the trail to better align the trails with a blue/green rider experience while at the same time improving sustainability through water dispersion.

This work will continue upon improvements made in the area including the ascent trail built by Rocky Mountain Bicycles in 2013. This will also build upon that hardwork already undertaken in 2011 by Matt Preston and the more recent improvements by Academy grad Michael Stormer.  

Sacré-Davey is committed to North Vancouver and the outdoor lifestyle and believes that Community involves citizens and corporations, working together to improve our trails for all…
Work commences this month.

North Shore Builder Academy hits the Island

Dave Silver on the unique Island topography that includes rock shelfs, lots of moss, Arbutus trees and ocean views. 

Thanks to support from BC Parks' Park Enhancement Fund & Arc'teryx, the NSMBA made its way to Vancouver Island in September to deliver the North Shore Builder Academy in Nanaimo, Campbell River and Victoria.



Provincial Trail Academy

Thanks to support from BC Parks Park Enhancement Fund and Arc'teryx, the North Shore Builders Academy hits the road this month, starting with Vancouver Island.  In October, the Academy will make its way to the Interior.  The Academy is focussed on sustainable solutions, care for the environment and a positive user experience. The NSMBA is proud to partner with other trail associations in the Province to expand opportunities for the sport and create a culture of stewardship.

The NSMBA will travel to Nanaimo, Campbell River, Victoria, Kamloops, Vernon, Hope and Barriere this fall.