The North Shore Mountain Bike Association is proud to present the 2013 Annual NSMBA Bike and Gear Swap on Saturday April 13th, 2013 at Jaycee House, located at 1251 Lilloett Road in North Vancouver.
This is a great opportunity to clear out your closet, garage, or basement and also pick up some great deals on new and lightly used bikes and gear all while helping the NSMBA. You will find Mountain, Road and BMX bikes and gear at awesome prices.
The Swap will be held on Saturday, April 13th at Jaycee House - 1251 Lilloett Rd.
Admission: $2 Hours: 10:30AM to 5PM.
Payment: We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard and debit.
Drop off your items April 10th, 11th and 12th between 7PM and 10PM at Jaycee House.
The West Vancouver Parks Master Plan will shape the use of parks and open space in West Vancouver for the next 30 years. The language in the current document does not provide protection to the unique, technically challenging nature of the mountain bike trails on Cypress.
A public open house is being held, and the NSMBA is requesting your attendance to convey a strong message to West Vancouver that mountain bikers value the current riding experience that Cypress provides, and want to see that experience protected.
This Feb 20th, the NSMBA's Program Manager Mark Wood presented the Builder's Academy to the key North Shore Land Managers at BC Parks HQ. The DNV, BC Parks and Metro Vancouver attended the one and a half hour course followed by a walk thru on Corkscrew to see the building fundamentals implemented in practical use. It was another positive step forward in relationship building with the Land Managers.
The Builder's Academy has been approved and will begin in April this year. Stand by for dates and an official release. The Builder's Academy is a curriculum built on IMBA & Whistler guidelines, TAP and utilizing the knowledge and experience of Master Builders.
On Feb 18 & 19, 9 NSMBA TAP Builder's were certified in Chainsaw use. The two day certification course included a day of theory and a day of practical training. The course was delivered by the affable faller Norman Moore, 30 year professional sawman known to his friends as "Stormin Norman". At 67, he handles his 42" saw like a man half his age.
The NSMBA would like to thank Metro Vancouver for the use of the Learning Center at Rice Lake as well as the location for bucking practice.
The curriculum covered safe saw use as well as maintenance of the saw and proper PPE. The NSMBA would like to congratulate the following TAP Builder's for their recent certification:
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation has granted $5000 to the NSMBA for to build volunteer capacity and support the Trail Adoption Plan. The funds will be used to support builders & purchase supplies in what is the largest mountain biking restoration project ever undertaken on the North Shore as 21 Trail Adopters set their sites on Fromme. The NSMBA would like to thank TD for their support and recognition of the importance of the program that includes restoration of the forest through the planting of indigenous species when decommissioning irreconcilable sections of trail that are rerouted to lessen environmental impact and increase sustainability.
Since 1990, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) has provided more than $57 million in support to over 20,000 grassroots environmental projects in communities like yours.
From schoolyard naturalization and community gardens to tree plantings and environmental education, TD FEF is proud to provide much-needed funding to help sustain local environmental projects.
The 2012 TAP Builder season briefing took place this Thurday evening, Jan 26 at the Metro Learning Center at Rice Lake. A total of 15 builders will lead the efforts to restore the Shore continuing the work on Seymour and adding another 12 trails on Fromme, with a total of 21 Adopters.
2012 TAP Builders:
Many thanks to Metro Vancouver, the DNV & BC Parks for their continued support of TAP and the upcoming Builder's Academy.
An interesting excerpt from the document: "North Vancouver residents place the highest priority on maintaining greenways, trails and bike paths."
Comments are open until January 27th. As users of trails and open space, it is important for mountain bikers to be aware of the proposed plans. The NSMBA has highlighted specific sections below that are of high importance to mountain bikers.
The NSMBA would like to thank Cycles Lambert for their support with the donation of a Garmin Edge 800 for plotting routes and planning trail development. Kevin Calhoun, Lambert Sales Associate, on behalf of Cycles Lambert, supports the efforts to improve the trails on the Shore and is one of our valued supporters going into 2012.