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2016 Gear Swap Recap

Another beautiful Sunday, May 1st, was spent in and around Jaycee House with old gear, new gear, bikes that were passed over to new homes and superb community feeling. A great day was had by all, and we made some money too! 
We are pleased to tell you that over 30 bikes sold! Not as many as last year, perhaps everyone is set for 2016 or doesn’t want to let go of their current steeds? We had a great amount people leaving with memberships, trail passes, and fresh new ‘I Dig The Shore’ t-shirts. After expenses, we are happy to let you know we made about $4000!

This weekend could not, and would not have happened without the help of our amazing volunteers!!!

Trail Day May 3

Join us on Saturday May 3 on Fromme to help open the Skid Rd Reroute.  Hosted by our friends MEC, expect a solid morning of work followed by some great eats!  

Meet up time is 8:30am at the top of St. Mary's Ave.

Be a part of the good work, plug into the community and savour the rewards of some sweet singletrack!

 

DNV Updates – Parking Regulations

In conjunction with the District of North Vancouver the NSMBA would like to encourage all users of the Fromme parking lot to please respect all regulations.

 

2016 Community Trail Days

You are invited to join us in trail building at any of our Community Trail Days listed here:

Fromme Update – Dec 10

The NSMBA has received a request to inform our membership and the North Shore riding community of a request 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.

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 you collaboration,

 

Vince Beasse

NSMBA President

NEW TRAIL – Pussyfoot

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/

Fall Trail Report

The NSMBA Trail Crew have been hard at it all summer to make our trails the best they can be.  As of late, Pangor has seen a ton of new wood, Digger is hard at it on Ladies Only and if we add to that the recent work on Upper Oilcan, Pingu, Corkscrew, Pennzoil and 7th Secret things are really coming together.  As promised at the Spring Town Hall meeting, thanks to the hard work in our community by the many builders and our TAP sponsors, we are now adding some bells & whistles to many trails now that most of the heavy lifting has been done.  Look for the trail crew to continue work on Crinkum Crankum to replace expired structures later this month. A big thanks to Digger, Pat Podolski, Sean Gerke and our summer student Lea Zhecheva for taking on the lion's share of the new woodwork. TAP is underway again with the return of moisture. Continued efforts of our TAP build leaders keep the momentum going into the Fall and of course, the NSMBA recognizes and supports those who wish to work independently on trails with Land Manager permission.
 

 

Our Family & Youth Day on Empress Bypass saw a great turnout!