The annual NSMBA Gear Swap is coming up on April 26th at Jaycee House in North Vancouver, located at 1251 Lillooett Road North Vancouver, and we need volunteers!

All volunteers will receive lunch, first pick on two items in the swap, and an extra dose of trail karma!

Drop heidi@nsmba.ca a line if you can help out during any of the following times:

April 24th (18:00 to 22:00 ): Gear drop-off and tagging

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.

 

Time to kick off this season with a bender!

It’s happening at the Raven April 9th! What’s happening? Our yearly season opener party! For a $15 set back, you gain: entry to a wicked time with your bike buddies in a great pub, beers that help pay directly for the trails, pizza!, (did we mention pizza?), rad door prizes and live music!

And now for the following. This is not just a fun party to hang out with your friends and make new riding plans, this is also a fundraiser. And the stakes are high folks! Buy yourself raffle tickets for the following prizes...

Grand prize is a Rocky Mountain Altitude 750 MSL Rally Edition! (size: Medium)
This is not just any bike people. Can you imagine yourself rocking the NSMBA Toonies on this steed? 
 

 

Thanks to support from the Young Family Foundation, the final phase of the Circuit 8 Revitalization is underway led by Digger.  A restorative journey over the past 5 years, the trail will serve beginners and intermediates to take advantage of what is the lowest grade trail zone on the Shore.  The goal is to give an introductory zone to children and beginners in an easy access area that will encourage their participation in the sport of mountain biking and all the positive benefits that go along with it.  The work commencing this March will build upon the work supported by the Yound Foundations in 2014.

The NSMBA is proud to announce that we have reached our $15,000 goal, which will be matched for a total of $30,000 going back into the trails. We are grateful for your contribution and support as it allows us to continue to make improvements and expand our existing network for the community.

It’s that time of year again to renew your NSMBA membership.

Not only does your membership contribute to maintaining and building the world-class trail network on Fromme and Seymour, but it also gets you access to our race series, early access to the NSMBA Gear Swap, access to our wicked social events and more! With your membership you are helping to build a stronger voice for mountain bikers and trails users on the Shore.

2014 memberships expire February 28th, 2015 so renew today!

 

The NSMBA would like to thank the North Shore Community Foundation for their donation of $7,500 to the NSMBA as a grant recipient.

The NSMBA is proud to announce we have received $15,000 thanks to the BC Gaming Grant! Thank you to the Province of BC and to those volunteers who worked diligently as a committee to create and submit the grant proposal.  Here John Kearns, NSMBA Grant Director and Mark Wood, NSMBA Program Manager receive the cheque from local North Shore MLAs Naomi Yamamoto and Jane Thornthwaite. 

The NSMBA would like to recognize and thank our team of hard working builders.

The NSMBA team of builders are experienced professionals trained to achieve the highest quality of trail building possible while remaining dedicated to a duty of care. Through the Trail Adoption Program (TAP), our builders lead volunteer community groups to make sustainable improvements that respect the environment. The NSMBA meets on site with the Land Manager(s) to engage in a collaborative process to create a trail plan for each trail that will adhere to current best management practices.

 

Todd Fiander
Patrick Podolski
Martin Newman
Peter Morin
Andrew Teit
Brent Hillier
Sean Gerke
Sven Luebke
Daniel Lui
Earl Allen
Penny Deck
Martin Newman
Trevor Hansen
Tomislav Ferenc
Tom Hudson
Gordon McNaughton
Michael Stormer
Jorn Dettmer
Randy Konrad
Mark Wood