2017 Trails are open for Adoption!
Become a trail adopter and tap into the North Shore trail user community. The TRAIL ADOPTION PLAN (TAP) is your chance to connect your company name to world renowned trails in the mountain biking world.
With your support you back our efforts to protect and maintain the trails on the North Shore through education and action. We develop trail networks that provide challenge and progression while fostering mountain bike culture and a community that embraces our sport as a positive force.
Join other companies making a positive impact and adopt a trail on the North Shore!
Besides the obvious benefits of connecting with the growing community of trail users you will also:
- Support the building and maintenance of trails to be enjoyed now and in the future
- Give back to the community we live and work in
- Receive recognition on signage at the trailhead on your trail for the calendar year
- Gain exposure through our social media channels, newsletters and events
- Use our TAP logo to showcase your positive impact and community involvement
- Make this a community outreach event
- Get the opportunity to use your TAP trail days as team building incentive
- New networks mean new business opportunities
- As Not-For-Profit your support is considered a charitable donation
Thank you to those who have supported the Trail Adoption Plan over its past 6 years! With 33 adopters working on 32 trails in 2016, our efforts to restore the Shore continue in full force. We will collectively hold over 100 TAP trail days and approximately 5,000 hours of labor this year. Since its inception in 2011, the TRAIL ADOPTION PLAN has contributed over 15,000 hours of labor to the trails while remaining focused on sustainable solutions.
Contact us today for more information about how to get involved and to sign up.
Thank you to those who have supported the Trail Adoption Plan over its past 6 years!
Join other companies who are making a positive impact and adopt a trail on the North Shore!
There are 2 ways to get your company involved in TAP
Ways to adopt a TAP trail:
$3000 We ask our adopters to organize and coordinate 6 trail days within the calendar year. To these trail days bring people ready to get their hands dirty, we will plan and lay out the work needed, cover paperwork and insurances, provide training, tools, gloves and guidance through our experienced trail builders.
$5000 gets you the same exposure without the work. We will organize the trail days for you. All you do is lean back and watch your Karma grow. Besides your TAP involvement you will get a GOLD sponsor status.
If you are looking to get involved even more we grant TAP trails to all our GOLD and PLATINUM sponsorship packages.
All TAP Sponsors will have their logo placed on the trail head for brand exposure and awareness.
Here is an example of the work that your organization in relationship with us can complete together!
What does a TAP Trail Day look like?
You will be partnered with an experienced trail builder who you will work with to coordinate your six trail days for the year (typically 3 spring/3 fall). The trail builder will also determine the work plan for that day. We bring the tools, gloves and plan for the day. Your trail builder will also lead safety talks, sustainable education on the why’s behind the work and how your team will get the job done that day!
All you have to do is get your crew together, bring lunch, have some fun on the trails and share it on social media! We will do the rest!
How many people have to come out to each trail day?
Trail Day labour can be anywhere from 2-20 individuals and doesn’t have to be the same each time. This can be discussed on a case by case basis. The NSMBA can also open up your trail day to the public to encourage a small group or a larger group to come out based on the amount of work and builders available for that day. This is something that can be discussed with the NSMBA TAP Manager, Builder and we can always support labour on trail days through social media call outs and newsletters. People love coming out to help!
Some businesses like using their trail days as team building days and are not open to having them open to the public and we are happy to make this happen! Others need support and want the community to come out and help! We will work with you to find what suits your business best.
As a TAP Sponsor what other privileges do I get?
TAP Sponsorship is equivalent to Gold Sponsorship which includes 6 NSMBA Memberships for the year of Sponsorship, logo visible on our monthly newsletter out to 4000 subscribers, logo visible on the footer of our website. If you would like to learn more about TAP or read about our other levels of sponsorship please read our 2017 Sponsorship Package HERE!
The NSMBA is pleased to announce our TAP adopters for 2016.
The efforts of each adopter are led by a trained, professional NSMBA Lead Builder. Each adopter will hold up to 6 trail days this calendar year to implement improvements that have been approved by the appropriate Land Manager. The TAP Program contributes as much as 5000 hours in volunteer labour annually since inception in 2011.
The goal is to improve the trails and seek sustainable solutions through preventative maintenance and other projects. Consideration for the environment and minimizing our impact are integral in our approach.
For those who are about to dig, we salute you!
Please support those who support the trails.
To become a Trail Adopter or to learn more, email us at email@example.com
With 32 Adopters working on 28 trails in 2014, our efforts to restore the Shore continues in full force.
We will collectively hold over 100 trail days this year.
In total, TAP contributes approximately 5 000+ hours of labour each year. Since inception in 2011, the Trail Adoption Plan has contributed over 15 000 hours of labour to the trails focussed on sustainable solutions.
Support those who support the Shore!
The NSMBA wishes to thank our Adopters for their support & hard work, the Builders for their leadership and for each of you who will join us on a trail day.
For those about to dig, we thank you…
Support those who support the Shore.
|Boogieman||BMO Bank of Montreal||Dan Lui||DNV|
|Boogieman||Steed Cycles & Devinci||Earl Allen||DNV|
|Empress & the Bypass||Different Bikes & NS Ride||Brent Hillier||DNV/BC Parks|
|Expresso||nsmb.com & RockShox||Jerry Willows||DNV|
|King of the Shore||Lynn Valley Bikes||Sean Gerke||DNV|
|Crinkum Crankum & Kirkford||Queens Cross Pub||Peter Morin||DNV/GVRD|
|Lower Griffen||Rocky Mountain Bicycles||Matt Preston & Mark Wood||DNV|
|Ladies Only||Obsession Bikes||Digger||DNV|
|Lower Oilcan||Dizzy Cycles||Pete O’Loughlin||DNV|
|Circuit 8||BC Bike Race & Adera||Matt Preston & Mathew Bond||Metro|
|Pingu||Dunbar Cycles||Mark Wood||DNV|
|Bobsled & Floppy Bunny||North Shore Bike Shop||Pat Podolski||DNV|
|Richard Juryn Trail||Norco John Henry Bikes||Jaclyn Delacroix||DNV/Metro|
|Team Pangor||Ryders Eyewear &Muddbunnies Riding Club (BC)||Sven Luebke||DNV|
|CBC||Okanagan Spring Brewery||Metro|
|Grannies||Joystick Bicycle Components||Digger||DNV|
* Land Managers
TAP – 66 trail days on 19 trails – thanks to all of our Trail Adopters & TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
Lower Griffen Ascending Route – thanks to Rocky Mountain Bicycles
2012 – Restore the Shore continues…
2012 Trail Adopers
|Trail||Trail Adopter||Trail Builder||Land Manager|
|Boogieman||Steed/Giant Bicycles||Sean Gerke||DNV|
|Empress & the Bypass||Different Bikes & NS Ride||Daniel Lui & Darryl Marlatt||DNV/BC Parks|
|Executioner||BMO Bank of Montreal||Chris Barker||DNV|
|Expresso||MEC & nsmb.com & Rock Shox||Todd Fiander & Jerry Willows||DNV|
|Crinkum Crankum & Kirkford||Deloitte||Peter Morin||DNV|
|Lower Griffen||Rocky Mountain Bicycles||Matt Preston||DNV|
|Lower Oilcan||Dizzy Cycles||Seb Kemp & Peter O’Loughlin||DNV|
|Circuit 8||BC Bike Race & Adera||Matt Preston||Metro|
|Pingu||Dunbar Cycles||Mark Wood||DNV|
|Bobsled & Floppy Bunny||North Shore Bike Shop||Liam Mulally & Pat Podolski||DNV|
|Richard Juryn Trail||John Henry Bikes||Earl Allen||Metro|
|Team Pangor||Ryders Eyewear & MuddBunnies Riding Club (BC)||Sven Luebke||DNV|
|Upper Griffen||Endless Biking||Mark Wood||DNV|
|CBC||Cove Bikes & Okanagan Springs||Stuart Kerr||Metro|
|Grannies||Joystick Bicycle Components||Chris Glew||DNV|
The year it all began
TAP 2011 – First Year!
Many of the trails on the North Shore were built over a decade ago. Our wet winters and high number of trail users have taken their toll. We are embarking on a revitalization plan to improve the current state of the trails. New, sustainable lines will replace unsustainable sections, decaying structures will be replaced or removed, and erosion undone.
Many positive projects are in the imminent future to return the Shore to its legendary status. Starting with the Trail Adoption Plan.
As Stewards of the Trails, it’s up to all of us.
We invite you to join us by playing a key role in this era of renewal. The Trail Adoption Plan partners your organization with an NSMBA Trail Maintainer to revitalize an adopted trail.
Recap of TAP in 2011
|Boogieman||Sean Gerke||District of North Vancouver|
|Bottletop andRidge Runner||Daniel Lui and Daryl Marlatt||Metro Vancouver|
|Circuit 8||Matt Preston||Metro Vancouver|
|Corkscrew||Mark Wood||Metro Vancouver|
|Dale’s Trail||NSMB.com||Todd “Digger” Fiander & Jerry Willows||Metro Vancouver|
|TNT||Tyler Wilkes & Chris Barker||Metro Vancouver|
|Team Pangor||Sven Luebke and Chris Barker||District of North Vancouver|