Cyclist and Pedestrian Alert

 

Photo: Mike Wakefield North Shore News 
 
On Sunday, January 04, 2015 at approximately 5:00 am, acting on video evidence submitted by two members of our mountain biking community, the North Vancouver RCMP arrested a 64 year old female at the head of Quarry Trail on Fromme mountain for allegedly setting up hazardous obstructions, in the form of logs and rocks, on biking trails over a period of several months.
 

 

Fromme Update:

 

January 10, 2015

The NSMBA has received a request to inform our membership and the North Shore riding community to cease the use of trails above the 7th switchback.

This request has been reached by a collaborative process between the private land owner, the trail maintainer/builder and the NSMBA.

 

The trails have been deactivated by the builder.

Please respect the request.  Your collaboration and respect of these closures will benefit the community in the long term.

The NSMBA ask that we all consider the future, as you act in the now.  A harmonious balance between these two states will enable the Shore to be a lasting legacy.  

Thank you for your collaboration,

 

Vince Beasse

NSMBA President

 

 

 
Mike Mayers from Metro Vancouver explains the magnitude of the rock slide. 
 

November/December were busy months for the Shore Corps.  Our grads from the Builders Academy become patched members of the Shore Corps and continue their advanced training with specialty projects.  

Forever After
Over the past 6 weeks, the Corps has completed a 20 foot bridge over a wet zone on Forever After.

Academy Climb
In below freezing conditions, the Corps completed the Academy Climb which served as training for the Academy for the past 12 months.  

Pennzoil
Finally, a wood structure (the Ogoflowgo) was added on Pennzoil over a severely eroded section giving options to intermediate riders to roll over it or advanced riders to air it out and will complement the new bypass (opening Dec 21) for intermediate riders while the rock roll is still in tact for advanced riders.

The Shore Corps: To Build, Protect & Maintain.

Check out the pics...
 

2014 AGM Recap

 

The NSMBA is proud to announce that adoptions are open for 2015.  If your organization is interested in adopting a trail in 2015, please email TAP@nsmba.ca.  To find out more about what it means to adopt a trail, click HERE. To find out more about the Trail Adoption Plan, click HERE.

 

 

Dear Sponsors, Donors, Volunteers, Members, Trail Pass Holders & Trail Builders,

Without you we would not be celebrating our most successful year to date! 

 

 SEYMOUR RIVER CANYON TRAIL CONNECTION UPDATE

What Happened?

In December 2014, a rockslide occurred in Seymour River Canyon, approximately one kilometre north of Riverside Drive, in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR). The rockslide, which partially blocked Seymour River, is made up of an estimated 50,000 cubic metres of rock – that’s enough rock to fill a 13-story apartment building. As a result of the blockage the water level upstream increased, flooding area trails and the historic Twin Bridge. For safety purposes, both part of Fisherman’s Trail (from Mystery Creek to the Twin Bridge) and Bottletop Trail were closed and the Twin Bridge was removed.

Where are we Now?

To ensure the network of trails offered in Seymour River Canyon continue to be safe and accessible for recreational users from around the region, Metro Vancouver is in the early stages of gathering input on:

        a new pedestrian bridge across Seymour River

        new trail connections

        operational access to east side of Seymour River

Metro Vancouver recognizes the importance of the impacted trails and is committed to working closely with the community to address concerns, discuss options and identify new opportunities for the LSCR trail network in Seymour River Canyon.

What’s Next?

Metro Vancouver wants to hear from you. In June 2015, Metro Vancouver is hosting a public meeting to discuss progress, gather input, listen to feedback and answer questions. Please join us:

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Location: North Shore Ballroom

Holiday Inn & Suites North Vancouver

700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC

RSVP: If you are interested in attending, please visit www.trailconnections.eventbrite.ca to register or call Metro Vancouver’s Information Centre at 604-432-6200.

 

For More Information

Visit: the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve web page

Call: Your Community Liaison Officer at 604-436-6986

Email: icentre@metrovancouver.org with the subject line “Seymour River Canyon” to sign up for e-updates.