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September Trail Update

Even though August is typically the quietest time for trail building and maintenance, the last few weeks have been filled with a lot of work as the trail crew completes some big projects and the builders and volunteers start up a new round of trail days,...

August Trail Update 2019

The Trail Crew, builders, and volunteers have been enjoying August to it's fullest, which includes making use of the good weather to get some major trailbuilding done! Here's a brief look at some of the work that was done over the past month:Imonator is getting a...

Teetering on the Brink

It's not every day the Mayor calls (ok, the Mayor has never called me). But on July 2nd, District of North Vancouver Mayor Mike Little’s name popped up on my cell phone. In case you missed the hullabaloo, let's go back in time a bit and see how we got here.  Many...

July Trail Update

Volunteers and trail crew have been busy over the last month making sure the network is in tip-top shape for all the summer riding that will be coming its way. Plenty of trails have been topped up with gold dirt to keep them running smoothly, drainage has been...

Get out of Dale’s free

Another update to the Seymour network includes the recently completed reroute on Dale's Connector to improve trail connections with Upper Dale's on Seymour. Upper Dale's with its machine built berms is a classic flow trail. While many love the fast smooth corners,...

New Connections

An often requested trail connection bypassing the steep and technically challenging entrance to Severed D opened this week. Twinning this section provides a continuous "blue" option for riders wishing to connect to Asian Adonis or John Deer while the original line...

June Trail Update

The trail crew, with the help of a lot of volunteers, have done awesome work as usual this month, including the completion of the new Lower Digger reroute. They've also built-up and strengthened some of the berms on Lower Expresso and added new dirt to keep the flow...

May Trail Update

The prime building time continues! The NSMBA trail crew, builders and volunteers have been putting in a lot of work to ensure that the fun keeps flowing throughout the North Shore.  ...

Speaker for the Trails

It’s easy to take for granted the amazing network of trails we have on the North Shore. Mountain bikers come from all over the world to ride here. We’ve got it good…a variety of trails serving beginner to advanced riders and multiple flavours to choose from: fast and...

How to Help a Trail Builder v2

Article updated & adapted from a previous post: How to Help a Trail Builder (August 2016) It’s hero dirt time of year and you’re out for a lap on your local favourite and you think it could use some work. Maybe it needs more flow or there’s an old rotten skinny...

April Trail Update

The Spring Trail Work Season is in full swing! Now that all the snow is gone, builders and volunteers have begun heading to the forest to make sure the network is in good shape for the influx of Spring and Summer riders, runners and hikers. Despite delayed Spring,...

Meet the Builders – Vince

This month meet Vince. For the past two years, Vince has been taking care of the Griffen climb on Fromme. But his dedication to caring for the North Shore trails goes back to the beginnings of the NSMBA. Vince was at the first NSMBA trail day, which might surprise you...

Trail Academy Update – Spring 2019

The snow has finally receded and digging season is in full swing!  The Trail Academy kicked of the season with the first Foundations Academy on March 1st. Graduates tackled repairs along a short section of Bridle Path. An old rotten ladder bridge that had become...

NSMBA DNV Council Presentation

Please join us on April 1st at 7pm when the NSMBA will be presenting at the District of North Vancouver Municipal Hall (355 Queens Road, North Vancouver) in order to provide an overview of the NSMBA to the new Councillors and Mayor and to express how integral trails...