Team Arc'teryx continue their improvements on Dreamweaver as part of TAP, now into year 4.
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2015 is in like a lion! Lots happening on the slopes to improve our trails and create connectivity in our network.
Here is the latest...
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.
The NSMBA is proud to announce our list of 2014 Adopters. Thank you to all of our sponsors this year who are contributing to make the Shore the best place in the world to ride our bikes! For those about to shovel, we salute you!
2014 Trails Adoptions are open!
Find out how it works here.
New trails up for adoption include Forever After, High School League Trail, Sticks & Stones, Dempsey and Roadside Attraction. These, and many others, need your helping hands.
Be part of the good work in 2014!
To adopt a trail on the Shore, email TAP@nsmba.ca
I woke up to a clear and cool morning on Saturday for my first TAP Trail Day on Circuit 8, with volunteers from BC Bike Race and Adera. The torch for this trail has been passed on to me from Matt Preston, a long time builder on the Shore and famous for his work on the Bridle Path, Sticks & Stones, and Slippery Salamander. Matt has been plugging away at Circuit 8 now for a couple of years, but his education and career has him on a stint up north for a couple years. Thanks for all your work over the years Matt, we'll make sure to work twice as hard until you get back!
Matt Preston on Forever After
Circuit 8 is a trail that's tucked away in the LSCR, about a mile up the paved path. Being a bit out of the way, not many people get up to it but it's a funky little loop, and can be a good 20 minute ride when you line up every part of it. I'll add it into my ride every once and a while, when I head over from Lynn Valley to ride the Seymour trails.
The vision for all the work on Circuit 8 over the past few years has been to "bring the singletrack back". Sections of the trail get really boggy in the wet, and over time the trail has gotton wider and wider as people try to avoid the puddles.
CBC on Mt Seymour is now officially open for the season.
New woodwork replaced by Okanagan Springs in 2012.
Due to the aging woodwork on this trail, as well as the extensive amount of woodwork, the assessment this year before opening was particularly involved. Significant rot on elevated sections of trail were replaced last year by lead builder Stuart Kerr and his crew from Okanagan Springs. The new woodwork is sound and removed unnecessary risks. There are still areas of concern with expiring, low lying structure that will need replaced within the next two seasons and work will continue this year by Nukeproof and Okanagan Springs to replace expiring structures and continue ground work & drainage. The first CBC TAP day was held on May 26 to improve the eroded exit.