THE BIG SMOOTH (BEER)

West Coast Pale Ale

What better way to cheers to 25 years of trail building and community than with a nice cold can of this West Coast Pale Ale from our friends at North Point Brewing Co?

Just like the infamous Big Smooth, this West Coast Pale Ale is a classic. Flowy, a little technical, but most importantly… it never gets old.

$2 from every 4-pack of the Big Smooth goes directly back into building trails and community on the North Shore.

About the NSMBA

The NSMBA is a volunteer driven non-profit organization dedicated to caring for a sustainable trail network within the community.

Ever wonder who helps to maintain the trails on Fromme, Seymour and Cypress? That’s us. From building projects and maintenance work to community events and advocacy efforts, we are dedicated to creating a thriving trail network for the community to enjoy.

Supporting what you ride means supporting community, supporting the very thing we all care about so that we can keep confidently saying, Trails for all. Trails forever.  

THE BIG SMOOTH (TRAIL FEATURE)

49.355450 -123.051850

Mount Fromme is home to one of most infamous features on the Shore – The Big Smooth. 

After a few switchbacks on Mountain Highway you’ll be greeted by the Expresso entrance (on your left). This fast and flowy single track trail is a favourite to both intermediate and expert riders alike.  As you wind through the vibrant North Shore forest with berms from top to bottom, most are prompted with a necessary WHOOP or a YEHAW! Take it easy or challenge yourself, you have the perfect opportunity for both on this trail.

About a third of the way down you will encounter the legendary granite slab known as the Big Smooth.  This rock feature has made it’s way around the Mountain Biking world and continues to be one of the most recognizable features here on the North Shore.

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS

The NSMBA was formed in the winter of 1997 in response to trail sabotage on mountain bike-specific trails on the North Shore. A perceived threat to public access to mountain biking trails on the North Shore from land managers and encroaching residential developments also served as a catalyst for the formation of the organization.

An impromptu and informal meeting at the Black Bear Neighbourhood Pub resulted in the decision to form a mountain bike advocacy group for the North Shore. After much discussion, the name was chosen, an executive was elected and a decision was made to incorporate as a not-for-profit society.

The North Shore Mountain Bike Association was officially incorporated on February 4, 1998, making 2023 officially our 25th year.

Our community support is what allows us to continue building, caring and maintaining the North Shore trail network. It has kept us going for the past 25 years and it will be the very same thing that will keep us going for 25 more.

Latest News

Cancellation Announcement – May 16 – Classic Fiver

Cancellation Announcement – May 16 – Classic Fiver

Dear NSMBA Community, With a heavy heart, we bring you the unfortunate news of the cancellation of our highly anticipated Classic Fiver event scheduled for Thursday, May 16, 2024. We understand the disappointment this may cause, but we wanted to provide you with a...

Women’s Dig Series on 7th Secret

Women’s Dig Series on 7th Secret

Back for 2024, announcing the Women’s Dig Series! Join our Trail Director and dedicated Volunteer Builders this April/May for four dig days. Women’s Dig Sessions are open to women(including trans women, femmes, non-binary, and gender-fluid folks) of all experience...

2024 Trails Forever Raffle

2024 Trails Forever Raffle

SUPPORT THE TRAILS AND WIN! We're back, bigger & better for 2024! Enter to WIN 1 of 4 prizes from our amazing partner brands in support of the trails. • Single Ticket for $15 • 3-Ticket Pack for $35 • 5-Ticket Pack for $45 Buy tickets -...