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Reporting an Issue on the Trails

Reporting an Issue on the Trails

The Winter brings a lot of rain and wind which means more risk of falling trees, debris and other issue on the trails.   If you ever come across any issue let us know by either:   Submitting a report on the Trailforks Mobile App or desktop site each report...

Gifting a NSMBA Membership

Gifting a NSMBA Membership

Give the gift of awesome trails to your friends and family with a NSMBA membership! Keep in mind that if you buy a membership for someone and use their email, they will automatically receive a welcome email giving them access to their member account and portal. So if...

DNV Seymour Strategic Trails Planning for 2021

DNV Seymour Strategic Trails Planning for 2021

On Monday Dec.14th, the District of North Vancouver (DNV) will be discussing a staff report proposing Seymour Strategic Trails Planning in 2021. . As maintainers of multi-use trails across all land managers on Seymour, the NSMBA supports the need for this process; we...

Trail Jargon of the Month – Dab

Trail Jargon of the Month – Dab

DAB /dab/ verb. . Essentially the Mountain Biker's version of a mulligan. The classic do over! . Perfection is the goal, and when it comes to riding that means keeping your feet on the pedals. Unfortunately, roots and rocks can act as ‘flow’ killers and a dab is when...

December 2020 Trail Update

December 2020 Trail Update

Near the end of each year, we go through the process of renewing our work permits with the land managers of Fromme and Seymour in order to continue caring for the trails. But how does this process work? Every trail has at least one builder (typically two) who is...

2020 AGM Recap

2020 AGM Recap

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first ever virtual Annual General Meeting on November 26th, 2020! We had a lot of great discussion and questions from those present and if you are looking for more info on the NSMBA, where and how to send to feedback, news,...

Fromme Parking Lot Closure – Dec 7th-11th

Fromme Parking Lot Closure – Dec 7th-11th

Please note that there will be no vehicle access to the main Fromme parking lot from December 7th to December 11th as the main gate at the top of Mountain Highway will be closed. The District of North Vancouver (DNV) will be conducting improvements on the road during...

Trail Jargon of the Month: Berm

Trail Jargon of the Month: Berm

BERM /brr-mm/ noun Generally attributed to a banked corner on a trail meant to allow riders to smoothly turn. Typically constructed using mineral soil (also known as dirt / gold). For...

October 2020 Trail Update

October 2020 Trail Update

Nothing beats trail work in the Fall. With the advent of the rainy season, it makes the dirt perfect for raising the trail bed, protecting routes and shaping the perfect berm. From a new reroute on Pangor (look for the orange flagging tap), a rebuilt drop on Imonator...

September 2020 Trail Update

September 2020 Trail Update

It was a productive month out on the mountains as the trail crew, builders and volunteers have keep up with maintenance while trail users get in their last few adventures before the end of the summer. A lot of fresh gold (mineral soil) has been transferred to the...

Trail Jargon of the Month: Skinny

Trail Jargon of the Month: Skinny

SKINNY /ski-knee/ noun A term often used to describe roadie tires, but in this case refers to a built cedar feature that comes with the risk of a broken derailleur. . Our local trail network has lots of skinnies and they make riding more fun, interesting and...

Trail Jargon of the Month: “Braiding”

Trail Jargon of the Month: “Braiding”

. BRAID/brād/nounAn alternate line taken by a trail user off of the trail. These can include shortcuts, trail widening, ride arounds, or any alternate line not envisioned or constructed by the trail builder. .BRAIDING/ˈbrādiNG/  verb The act of riding or walking off...

August 2020 Trail Update

August 2020 Trail Update

The Trail Crew have kept their attention on Fromme, keeping up regular maintenance on Expresso, Ladies Only, the Fromme Ascent, Bookwus and Bobsled, while also building a new bridge on Seventh Secret. The...