Social Badger Challenge

Get ready for the NSMBA’s first ever “Social Badger Challenge”! 

What is the Social Badger Challenge? 

The “NSMBA Social Badger Challenge” is a series of ride challenges through the badge system on Trailforks. Not sure what a Trailforks badge is? Click here to find out!

How does it work?

Every Sunday for the next 8 weeks, we will be revealing a unique badge that you will have 1 week to unlock (Sunday to Saturday). Each badge will be unlocked differently but keep in mind that speed is not a factor so keep it chill and braid your hair, not the trails. 

In order to unlock a badge, you must log your ride(s) on the Trailforks app, or sync your ride from Strava. If you complete the badge’s challenge, the badge will automatically be granted to you and show up on your profile. 

If you have logged a ride and Trailforks is not picking up that you rode a certain trail(s), you can correct it by following the steps in this video: https://www.trailforks.com/help/view/115/

For every badge you gain, you will be entered to win some fabulous prizes from each badge’s presenting sponsor (listed below). Prize winners will be messaged through Trailforks.

Please note that while anyone can unlock the badges, you must be a NSMBA member to be eligible to win any prizes. You can grab your membership HERE 

The specific details of each badge will be linked below and released every week on Sunday morning

Get ready to become a badger. 

Challenge/Badge Dates

Each specific challenge/badge and route details will be released every Sunday starting on August 30th. You have one week to complete the challenge in as many rides as you need. Click the links below to see each badge’s details. 

Challenge 1: Two Mountain Slalom – August 30th to September 5th – Presented by Obsession: Bikes – Prize Winners: Ryan Leaver, Kenneth Moore and Krista Rawlings 

Challenge 2: Cold Brew Badge / Battle Tractor Badge – September 6th to September 12th – Presented by Steed Cycles – Prize Winners: Erica Henderson and Ken Murray

Challenge 3 – Quick Hit: Bobsled / Quick Hit: Floppy Bunny / Quick Hit: Griffens / Quick Hit: Gold Edition September 13th to September 19th – Presented by Lynn Valley Bikes

Challenge 4 – Starter Badge / Hauler Badger – September 20th to September 26th – Presented by Bicicletta 

Challenge 5 – September 27th to October 3rd – Presented by Endless Biking 

Challenge 6 – October 4th to October 10th – Presented by Norco John Henry Bikes

Challenge 7 – October 11th to October 17th – Presented by Comor Sports

Challenge 8 – October 18th to October 24th – Presented by BC Bike Race

Posting your adventures on Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter? Use #nsmba and #socialbadger2020 to get your photos shared on the NSMBA feeds!

Please note that the NSMBA Social Badger Challenge is a completely virtual series of challenges and is not a formal race or event. 

In order to ensure the safety of the community, please remember to: 

  1. Stay home if you show any COVID-19 symptoms. Use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to help determine if further assessment is required.
  2. Conduct proper hand hygiene by using hand sanitizer regularly.
  3. Avoid congregating at all times.