While we strategically plan for 2015, its been an incredibly successful past year for our community on the trail front. Combine TAP trail days in 2014 (90), 2014 Public Trail Days (9) and 2014 Academy Trail Days (6) we collectively have surpassed the centurion marker in 2014! 100 has been a long standing marker we've aimed for over the past few years. Finally achieving this is a milestone for the NSMBA and is a testament to the collective community spirit that is driving this forward.
We are working together as a community like never before. We are working together with the Land Managers (LM) to find solutions and understand the process, at times creating the process as we go, but we have earned our place with our efforts and have become a valued and integral part of the LM Trail strategy. With a growing list of support from the business community, generous donors, and an army of well educated & trained volunteers, there is tremendous momentum as we march into 2015. Thank you to all of you who have been part of these efforts. For those in our community who wish to be part of the effort moving forward in 2015, the door is open for you to join in this movement.
Please find below our summary of accomplishments in 2014.
The NSMBA will contribute over 100 trail days in 2014 between TAP programs, Builders Academies, and Public Trail Days.
Collectively, the NSMBA will contribute over 6,000 + hours of labor, over $150,000 in volunteer labor contributions.
This would not be possible without the support of our sponsors.
2014 Public Trail Days: 9
BOBSLED x 2
SKID ROAD RE – ROUTE
TELUS YOUNG FAMILY FOUNDATION BC BIKE RACE DIZZY CYCLES THE RAVEN NEIGHBOURHOOD PUB NORCO JOHN HENRY BICYCLES MEC NORTH SHORE BIKE SHOP
The NSMBA would like to recognize Lambert and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
for their general sponsorship of the TAP program.
High School League
King of the Shore
Sticks & Stones
Telus Red Racer Craft Beer Capilano University Outdoor Rec. Mngmnt Okanagan Spring Ryders Eyewear & MuddBunnies Riding Club (BC) Rocky Mountain Bicycles Arc'teryx Equipment Inc. lululemon athletica MEC & NSMB.com & Rock Shox CLIF Bar BC Bike Race Joystick Bicycle Components & Lizard Skins Dunbar Cycles Lynn Valley Bikes & Marin Bikes California Queens Cross Pub Dizzy Cycles North Shore Bike Shop The Raven Neighbourhood Pub Norco John Henry Bikes Different Bikes & NSRIDE Steed Cycles & Devinci Bikes SUGOI Performance Apparel North Shore Bike Shop Telus GIANT Vancouver
2014 TAP Builders
Bobsled – Pingu – Floppy Bunny
Severed Dick – Sticks & Stones
Kirkford & Crinkum Crankum
King of the Shore
High School League Trail
Grannies – Expresso – Skull
Dreamweaver – St. Mary's -Forever After
A massive thanks to all of the volunteers who played a part in the following projects.
BOOGIEMAN – TAP : 4 Year Restoration – Completion by early 2015 (including a new Pile Driver!) – Thanks to BMO, Steed Cycles & Devinci, Central City Brewing, Sean Gerke, Earl Allen & Dan Lui.
EXPRESSO – TAP : 3 Year Realignment – Project Completed – Thanks to MEC, nsmb.com & Rockshox, Digger, Jerry Willows, Trevor Hansen
CLIMBING ACCESS – Fromme – Thanks to the Shore Corps, Arc'teryx, MEC, Deloitte & Sugoi
CLIMBING ACCESS – Seymour – Opening 2014 – Thanks to the Shore Corps
PINGOR CONNECTOR – Thanks to the Shore Corps
ACADEMY CLIMB – Thanks to the Shore Corps
LADIES ONLY – Restoration – Currently Ongoing – Thanks to Digger
BOOKWUS – Restoration – Complete – Thanks to Digger
BOBSLED – Ongoing Maintenance & Improvements – Thanks to North Shore Bike Shop, Telus, Digger & Pat Podolski
FOREVER AFTER – Restoration complete – Thanks to BC Bike Race, Metro Vancouver, the Shore Corps and Digger
7TH TO KIRKFORD – Restoration complete Spring 2015 – Thanks to Deloitte, Queen's Cross and Peter Morin
BADEN POWELL – Expresso to Ladies – Commencing 2014 – Thanks to BC Hydro
GRIFFIN’S PROJECT – Currently Underway – Thanks to Sacré-Davey Engineering
CIRCUIT 8 – Revitalization complete Spring 2015 – Thanks to the Young Family Foundation, Rocky Mountain Bicycles, BC Bike Race, Capilano University, Digger, Pat Podolski, Matt Preston & Mathew Bond