TAP 2013

TAP 2013

The Trail Adoption Plan is now entering into it’s third year.
The work completed in the past two seasons has been incredible.
2013 will be our best year yet.
TAP 2011:  42 trail days 4400 hours of trail work on 8 trails thanks to 11 Adopters.
TAP 2012: 70 trail days accounting for 7500 hours of work on 19 trails thanks to 23 Adopters.
This year, we are proud to announce the expansion of TAP to FVMBA & the WMBC.
The NSMBA would like to thank TD Friends of the Environment Foundation, CLIF Bars & Cycles Lambert for their support of TAP.

Support those who support the Shore.

Trail Adopter Builder LM*
Boogieman BMO Bank of Montreal Dan Lui


Boogieman Steed Cycles & Devinci Earl Allen DNV
Dreamweaver Arc’teryx Mark Wood DNV
Empress & the Bypass Different Bikes & NS Ride Brent Hillier DNV/BC Parks
Executioner Sugoi Chris Barker DNV
Expresso MEC Digger DNV
Expresso nsmb.com & RockShox Jerry Willows DNV
King of the Shore Lynn Valley Bikes Sean Gerke DNV
Crinkum Crankum & Kirkford Queens Cross Pub Peter Morin


Lower Griffen Rocky Mountain Bicycles Matt Preston & Mark Wood DNV
Ladies Only Obsession Bikes Digger DNV
Lower Oilcan Dizzy Cycles Pete O’Loughlin DNV
Circuit 8 BC Bike Race & Adera Matt Preston & Mathew Bond Metro
Pingu Dunbar Cycles Mark Wood DNV
Bobsled & Floppy Bunny North Shore Bike Shop Pat Podolski DNV
Richard Juryn Trail Norco John Henry Bikes Jaclyn Delacroix DNV/Metro
Team Pangor Ryders Eyewear &Muddbunnies Riding Club (BC) Sven Luebke DNV
CBC Okanagan Spring Brewery Metro
Grannies Joystick Bicycle Components Digger DNV

                                                                                                 * Land Managers

Here is a summary of the numbers of people involved and the amount of work accomplished in 2013:
Trail Adoption Plan: 647 volunteers from 27 Community organizations completed 66 TAP trail days in 2013, contributing 4137 hours of work on 19 trails
Builders Academy: 60 volunteers graduated from the Academy in 2013 and conducted over 300 hours of specialized trail care projects.
Public Trail Days: The NSMBA held 8 trail days in 2013 in which 150+ volunteers conducted over 900 hours of trail work.
The work we do is led by our professional builders who are trained in the modern techniques of sustainable building and environmental care. This work is amplified by the hundreds of volunteers who care enough to donate their sweat equity into our trail projects.  The NSMBA would like to thank everyone who has contributed in some way to help share the work load at hand.
The NSMBA Board of Directors are volunteers who donate much of their personal time to guide the organization, implement strategies and conduct events.  We do this because we care about our community.
The core strength of our collective efforts is the power of community: people working together to make the Shore a better place.
The NSMBA Community Programs include: the North Shore Trail Adoption Plan, the North Shore Builders Academy, the Shore Corps (Academy graduates) & Public Trail Days.
The significant projects in 2013 include:
Builders Academy – A total of over 300 graduates in two years – thanks to Arc’teryx
TAP – 66 trail days on 19 trails – thanks to all of our Trail Adopters & TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
The Baden Powell Restoration Project: Fromme – thanks to Stuart Loewen’s Family Foundation
Forever After – thanks to the Trails Forever Fund & Metro Vancouver
High School League –thanks to Trails Forever Fund & Deloitte  
Circuit 8 descent to Fisherman’s – thanks to Metro Vancouver
Skid Rd Reroute – thanks to MEC, Arc’teryx, & Deloitte
Corkscrew Bridge replacement – thanks to Norco
Bobsled Retrofit – thanks to lululemon, North Shore Bike Shop & the DNV
Pingor Connector – thanks to the Shore Corps
Rapid Transit – thanks to the Shore Corps
Lower Griffen Ascending Route – thanks to Rocky Mountain Bicycles
The NSMBA are leaders in modern techniques to bring our inherited network to a sustainable standard that includes care for the environment.  We have grown our partnerships with the Land Managers through our responsible framework.  These strengthened partnerships with the DNV, Metro Vancouver and BC Parks will ensure future care of our trails through our stewardship programs.  The NSMBA would like to recognize these partnerships and thank the Land Managers for their collaborative efforts working together towards shared goals.
Great write up on Circuit 8 Trail Day – October 5th 2013