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

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”

. 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

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...

Trail Days Restart

We have entered Phase 3 in the BC Provincial Government’s Restart BC Plan so, given this development, we are very excited to announce that we are restarting our trail days again! While we are able to start having groups out, there will be a few changes to how we run...

Update from the Executive Director

A message from Christine Reid, Executive Director of the NSMBA:   After a year of growing my first human I am officially back in my role as Executive Director of the NSMBA. And what a difference one year makes. Everyone has been affected by COVID-19 in one way or...

July 2020 Trail Update

The Trail Crew have been focusing on some of the most high usage trails on Fromme, notably Expresso and Lower Digger, -patching up berms, clearing drains and adding fresh rock armouring - and also spending some time on Bookwus, Ladies Only and the Fromme Ascent. The...

North Shore Colouring Pages

Click each image to download the printable pdf.  Share your completed pages and tag us on instagram @NSMBA! 

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...