March 2020 Trail Update

The trails are ready for the Spring thanks to the tremendous work of the builders and volunteers! Thank you to the sponsors and groups who joined us on...

February 2020 Trail Update

It's been a busy month. While more Trail days are coming up soon, most of the work being done up on the mountains has been clearing fallen trees and other debris. You'll also see even more fresh cedar popping up. [gallery size="medium" link="file"...

January 2020 Trail Update

We closed out 2019 strong thanks to the work of the builders and volunteers! Thank you to the sponsors and volunteers who joined on the trails! Fromme Ascent w/ Giant Bicycles Canada Lower Expresso w/ Sacre Davey Engineering Forever After w/ Rocky Mountain Bikes...

2019 Community Accomplishments

 

Shore Corps Logo

Presenting the new NSMBA and Race Face Shore Corps Logo, designed by Morgan Mallett!The updated NSMBA Shore Corps logo was designed as both a respectful nod to the former iconic North Shore mountain bike brand Roach (with permission from Ingrid Doerr's family), and to...

President’s Message

Message from Cooper Quinn, President of the NSMBA This year the Association accomplished an incredible amount. Between rebuilds of classic woodwork, record Fiver attendance, record trail days, being nominated for awards, and super successful new events (Oh, and you...

Trail Crew Update

Message from Cooper Quinn, President of the NSMBA You’ve heard the rumours, talked to some of ‘em out on the mountain, or attended the AGM: trail crew will be taking the winter off, and look different next year.   The past three years saw significant increases in...

December 2019 Trail Update

Winter approaches and the trails are looking ready to handle whatever weather comes our way! Lots of trail days this past month! Thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers who gave a lot of...

November 2019 Trail Update

Lot's of work has been done this past month with lots of trail days and cool projects. The trail crew has been mostly on Fromme finishing up work on Boundary and working their way from Expresso to Mtn Highway along the Baden Powell, making it more user...

October Trail Update

We've entered the best month of the year (subjectively and objectively) and, as we countdown to Halloween, all of our Trail Builders are busy getting the trails ready for the rainy season, while completing their other cool projects and beginning annual trail...

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...