James Brooks


I like to say I am a mountain biker who has a great side job as an accountant, that’s how most of my friends perceive it. The coming 2016 year will be my first with the NSMBA, having relocated down to the north shore permanently 2 years ago after a number of years riding, skiing, living and working in Whistler. I was the controller for the lodging division of Whistler Blackcomb for 11 years and I am now the chief accountant for a family run business here in North Vancouver. My goal as treasurer is to continue on with the great work the board has been doing to help grow our membership into the largest mountain bike club in Canada (if not the world). I would really like to see fully paid membership hit 2,000 by 2017.

Over the last 2 years I have ridden extensively around the shore at least twice a week and can say I am extremely proud of the work that the NSMBA have done to keep up this trail network as one of the premier networks in the world.  It takes a lot or work to deal with all the various stake holders here on the shore, harder than any land management we had to deal with in Whistler when I was the treasurer for WORCA. I plan to use all that experience in helping the NSMBA protect, manage and expand our trail network.

So what’s my favourite trail? Well thanks to Peter Morin I have to say it’s the 7th , Leopard, Krinkum, Kirkford rip. When I think back to what it was like to ride those trails for the first time in 1997 when I moved here from Ontario, (on my hardtail Dekerf with v-brakes and 2” travel) compared to now, wow what a difference.  So thanks to all our trail builders!