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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!

North Shore Triple Crown October 11th

 
2014 Triple Crown – hosted by the NSMBA
 
We're stoked to have the Triple Crown back this year. The goal with the Triple Crown is just to get out and ride, no check points, no times, no longest ever route, no pressure. It is an unsupported ride. There is no sweep, no guiding, no handholding, no lunch, no provided water. If you need help you had better call your mom. Pleass be preparred with food and water (reminder that there is water fountain at the base of Fromme). Ride in a group, if you show up solo introduce yourself to some new friends. Watch out for your fellow rider, again it's a group ride, not an event.
 
The route is our loose interpritation of what people should ride, if your group feels like adding more or cutting it shorter no worries. Just come out and ride and have a fun time.
 
 
Triple Crown Route Description:
 
Start at 9am

Meet – Old Buck Parking Lot Seymour

 

                                                                                       

Starting Point – Old Buck Parking Lot – SEYMOUR

Up Old Buck to 1st switchback, road to TNT, Dales, Foreverafter, Highschool back to bridal path, left to Hyannis – down to river and up twin bridges (options on Bottletop)

Climb up Twin Bridges access the new trail south of the Plant and cross onto Bike path west of road avoiding Gazebo to Rice Lake Rd –

Twin Bridges to Rice Lake Rd, End of the Line Cafe (first re-group spot).

FROMME

From ‘End of the Line’ Store on Dempsey turning North up Underwood to West on Coleman then onto Hoskins connecting with McNair and onto Mountain Hwy to the water tower (option on climbing McNair via Griffin)

Up the gravel of Mountain Hwy to Executioner Trail, descending to Dream Weaver then heading west on Baden Powell to Mosquito Creek and continuing Down Skyline to Mount Royal Drive or to Grouse Parking Lot, then Cleveland Dam. (second meeting spot – food can be grabbed at the Store on Mount Royal, just off of Capilano Rd – thus the descent down Skyline Road)

Re-Group POINT 2 – will be located at Cleveland Dam.

Entering West Vancouver at Cleveland Dam finishing at Horseshoe Bay

WEST VANCOUVER ROUTE DESCRIPTION

CYPRESS

Climbing from Cleveland Dam, stay right on gravel and curve around to the metal fence, stay along the fence until you reach pavement.  Turn right through BP’s onto Glenmore dr, left on Morven Dr past school, left on Glangarry Cres back to Glenmore dr heading south on Bonnymuir, this intersects with Southborough Dr/ Stevens Dr. Turn right then right onto Kenwood Rd, right on Elveden Row to a right on Eyremount Dr to the corner of  Millstream  Rd  – here you will see a trail head – take the Millstream Connector Trail heading across to First switch Back on Cypress Bowl rd. Up Cypress Bowl road to the second switchback.

Take the gravel road through the gate, about 2-300 meters up drop into Slippery Canoe this comes out on a gravel road, just across the road is another trail with a slight uphill, take this to the next road crossing, directly across and just to the right is Tall Cans – drop down to the next road, a little to the left 40 feet the trail continues – when you reach the next road turn right and take that out to the powerstation, once past the power station on pavement turn right, cross bridge over CYPRESS Falls and turn left – take this road for a couple of km’s, just before the trans Canada trail there is Nelson Creek to the old highway, turn right on old highway, on the left will be some stairs, they will take you down to an old reclaimed rail trail, from here you will progress to Eagle Heights above Horseshoe Bay, continue straight into Horseshoe bay for the celebration.

 

Results – Toonie #4 Presented by Lynn Valley Bikes

Toonie #4 Presented by Lynn Valley Bikes Results 2014-06-12 Men Overall Place Name Stage 1 Rank Stage 2 Rank Stage 3 Rank Total Time 1. Jamie Biluk 0:05:25 2. 0:09:57 1. 0:11:58 1. 0:11:58 2. Andreas Hestler 0:05:23 1. 0:10:02 2. 0:12:11 2. 0:12:11 3. Luke Penner...

Metro Vancouver sanctions two trails on Mt. Seymour

Discussions between the NSMBA and Metro Vancouver have resulted in the trails "Lola" and "Cambodia" being officially recognized by the land manager. Both of these trails are rated as expert (double black diamond) and are recommended for only the most experienced and skilled riders to ride at their own risk.

November 19th, 2011 – NSMBA / IMBA Trail Day

Any permit holders, TAP builders, solo builders, or if you always wanted to learn more about trail building, join us this Saturday at Jaycee House for a half day of theory followed by a half day out in the field. The IMBA trail care crew has spent the last two years in Canada coast to coast and have some invaluable information to share on trail building.

Date: This Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Location: Jaycee House, then work on Dreamweaver

Time: Meet at 9am.

 

Pre-Reaper Trail Day – Saturday, August 21st.

There's another Pre-Reaper Trail Day on Saturday, August 21st.

With enough help, we can connect the trail right through to the bridge. The stretch goal is fill in the crush and give riders a smooth, flowy trail through what used to be a mud-fest every time it rained. With the work completed by our volunteers in June, plus some extra building by Matt and Alan plus Mike and Roger hauling crush in their spare time, this goal is within reach.

As an added incentive, Whole Foods will be supplying lunch and snacks this time. They've been warned about hungry volunteers, so bring you appetites.


The coffee will be ready at 9AM in Parking Lot #5 on Cypress. The focus will be less on logs and more on crush. The NSMBA will supply tools and gloves. Steel toes are up to you, but they're recommended.

Thanks again for all your help getting us this far. Hope to see you there. Please contact us to confirm if you can make it.