This month's question comes from longtime member and NSMBA supporter Andrew Major, who asks:  I really wanted to ask if the NSMBA is keeping on the awesome Trail Crew of Sean & Pat in 2016?

Pussyfoot is the newest section of the Seymour climbing route, bypassing a short section of C-Buster just after the junction with RT Connector. It reduces the potential for user conflict by providing a climbing only route that twins a steeper section of C-Buster that has also poor sight lines. On Trailforks: http://www.trailforks.com/trails/pussyfoot/

The NSMBA works with local Land Managers to develop a collaborative approach for trail strategies. Ultimately, the Land Mangers hold approval for these proposals. We work hard to create a strong relationship, best accomplished through positive community efforts. As you can see there are lots of pieces to this puzzle and we do it for the love of the trails!

 

The NSMBA would like to thank Sean & Sarah Brassil for their enthusiastic participation in every single possible trail day.  They embody team spirit, working together and bringing a positive attitude no matter what the conditions.  In this pic, they were busy building in a 100mm downpour all day that failed to dampen their spirits - they were laughing and having fun all day long!  Coming through the Builders Academy, they are members of the Race Face Shore Corps and are a shining example of participating to make our community better.  Each will receive a gift pack thanks to local supporter Katana Sports Ltd. including the following brands: Shimano, Pro & Pearl Izumi.

 

The work to replace expired woodwork continues. Work on Pangor is nearly complete, with one wooden berm rebuilt and another soon on its way.  This on top of the work over the past several weeks. Most recently, a boxed transition was installed on the optional drop and boardwalk between the wooden berms has been replaced.  Big thanks to Pat Podolski, Sean Gerke & Sven Luebke for the lions share of the work.

Digger continues to buff up Expresso on an ongoing basis, most recently upper Expresso.

December 2016

As of November 27th Metro Vancouver is implementing a seasonal closure on CBC. Please respect the trail closure signs.

 

The LSCR is working hard to clear a large number of downed trees throughout the trail network. Trail closures are likely as crews work away at higher priority areas.

 

Current Trail Closures: Baden Powell, Richard Juryn, Old Growth, Spur 4, Seymour valley Trailway, Homestead, Fisherman’s, Twin Bridges and all East side Trails.

 

Who doesn't love Halloween, bikes and costumes?
 
We're putting on a special Halloween Fiver on Fromme. 
Saturday October 31st.
It will be a rolling start with a one hour window as we've used on our weekend night Fiver's. Start any time between 10am to 11am.
 
We are also hosting a Kids Halloween Bobsled Ride!
For all kids and families who love to ride Bobsled.
Meet dressed up at the water towers at 12pm
Ride up to Bobsled and enjoy a decorated ride down.
Candy, witches and hot coco at the bottom!
 
Costumes are highly encouraged.
 
We're planning two course options. The one course will match our more typical style and level of trails used in previous Fivers/Toonies. The second course will be stepping it up to ride some classic old school technical. 
 
Course Details
 
Course A:
 
Floppy - Upper Griffen - Pile of Rocks - 7th - Leopard - Crinkum Crankum - Kirkford
 
Course B:
 
Floppy - Upper Griffen - Pile of Rocks - Bookwus - Grannies - Digger
 
You get your choice of the mostly freshly buffed out 7th side or old school tech. 
 
Please please ride the old school tech cautiously and in control. More than a few little sections on this that isn't "racing". Remember it's just a fun Fiver please don't get hurt. 
 
Remember must be an NSMBA member to participate. 
 
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