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NSMBA Newsletter - APRIL 2005

First, apologies in advance for such a long newsletter but it will be
our first of the year and we have a lot to tell you about. As always
for the most current information see for more information.

Winter Highlights

We have had a busy winter while the rest of you were looking for snow!!
More details will be forthcoming via press release.

* The NSMBA has secured funding support from the BC Gaming
Commission for work on CBC!
* We are being supported by MEC in establishing a network of Markers
(Search and Rescue Location Markers) throughout the trails on
Seymour to help riders locate themselves should they find
themselves in need of Search and Rescue aid.
* We are working with MEC, the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve,
District of North Vancouver and BC Parks in updating their maps
and erecting new Kiosks at the CBC and Mushroom parking lots.
* We will be working with the DNV in building and maintaining a bike
park in the Inter-river area of North Van.
* CBC was temporarily closed during the winter to undergo some major
work. It has seen some huge changes over the winter. Jeremy,
Lester and their crew have done some awesome work with the kind
assistance of the LSCR! For more information on the work we have
done see here -

As always, we have trail days planned, Rippers to put on, and Toonie
races to hold.

Additionally, the NSMBA has been present at Council meetings and the
District of North Vancouver's Alpine Recreation Strategic Study
meetings. These meetings are an important step in defining the future
of Mt Fromme. Please see
<> for more information on
getting involved


A special congratulations is due to our very own Jay Hoots who received
the inaugural North Shore Community Stewardship Award at the annual
North Shore Community Sports Awards. For more details see

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TRAIL DAYS - NEDS - April 17, 2005

A Trail Day is planned for NEDS
<> on Seymour
this coming Sunday April 17th . As always there will be lots of people
having a great time in the dirt. We are meeting at the Mushroom Parking
Lot at 9am and heading in. John Henry The Bicycle Man is doing up the
BBQ for lunch. NEDS is a great historical trail on Seymour and she
needs a little TLC. Come on out and score some good karma helping give
back to her! We hope to see you there. [email protected]
<mailto:[email protected]>.

As well a small group of people will be working at Camp Brick in order
to get this area popular with Cross Country riders buffed up. If you
would prefer working on these XC trails meet at Camp Brick, in the LSCR,
at 9:00am.

Our trail day schedule for this coming year is at

NORTH SHORE RIPPER - Saturday April 16th 2005

The RIPPER SERIES is on again for 2005!!! Check out for more details.
This series is brought to you by Dizzy Cycles, Specialized and the
NSMBA and sanctioned by Cycling BC.

The Seventh Secret Uphill/Downhill, the first of the series, is on this
coming Saturday April 16th. Sign up by going to
<> (or if you can't
type this go to <>, click on Event
List? in the upper right section of the page and scroll down looking for
The Seventh Secret Uphill/Downhill. You will need to purchase Cycling
BC insurance in the amount of $ 26/- per person for this event.

For volunteer opportunities with the NORTH SHORE RIPPER email
[email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>


Toonie Races are on again this year! These are a relaxed format xc race
series and a boatload of fun. There are eight planned with the first
being on May 8th and the the final one on August 11th. Exact venue and
details are here at


The District of North Vancouver is formalizing its management of its
forested lands and asking trail workers to obtain a permit when
maintaining trails. For more information on this process see

(Editorial note: Please do not be alarmed by the bureaucratese. The
District staff are really nice people.)

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1. Announcements


You may have seen the registration forms in the bike shops. We want to
expand our membership to give us a stronger voice and ensure we are
heard. Sign up your friends, your family. Sign up your teacher or
boss. Sign up here at


The Festival encompasses three great weekends of exciting recreational
and competitive events for all ages and abilities. May 21-23, May 28-29,
June 4-5

At The Conference between May 31 and June 3, join leaders in the
mountain bike industry, building solutions for Economic Development and
Tourism, dealing with issues including Risk Management, Public Safety
and Liability and Sustainability.

The Gear Swap: Need a new bike or some parts? Need to make room in your
basement? On May 28th Consign your outgrown bikes and bike gear or
pickup great deals on quality used equipment for the whole family.

For more information check out


Want to try some new trails? Hookup with our sponsoring bike shops for

* Check out <>
(Pedal and Pints for adults, Alien Adventures for wee ones or
Endless Biking for instruction). NSMBA membership is included
with registration.

* Check out for group rides; As an
added bonus, NSMBA <> membership is
automatic with your registration.

* Dizzy Cycles has an active ride club. Contact Dizzy at for more information.

* Steed Cycles also offers group rides - contact them at

* If you ride with On Top Bike Shops' bike club - you may get the
privilege of riding with Regular Dan -

* If you disdain the testosterone factor and want to join some
women on a ride - (sorry; women only guys) please call BSP North

SHUTTLE RIDES with the Huckwagon

For the second year, we are pleased to partner with Huckwagon who is
donating money to the NSMBA. For more information on their bike shuttle
rides and service see

NSMBA on-line signup

Members can now sign up online and make donations. Head off to <> and click JOIN.


If you are from out - of - town or if you are local and want to see new
places, we are pleased to introduce two resources to you, with wealth of
knowledge about places close to home and far and foreign.

* Contact Johnny Smoke or Barb Haley at

* Contact Donna Green at

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Corporate membership is a new program initiated by the NSMBA this 2005
to allow corporate members to assist the NSMBA in keeping trails
maintained and open. Corporate members have donated cash or goods in
kind to the NSMBA

For more information on this programme please email:
[email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>

Please patronize these businesses named below to show your appreciation

.243 Racing Products <> -

One of the longest-standing sponsors of NSMBA events, and Builders of
the finest frames and racing components

Banshee Bikes

Built to last longer than you, Banshee builds the strongest, stiffest,
burliest freeride bikes available.

Brodie Bikes

Brodie bikes is one of the original local companies building bikes of
all shapes, sizes and variety.

Dark Cycles -

Builders of high-performance burly bicycle frames.

DeVinci Bikes <> -

A designer and manufacturer of top-notch competitively priced bicycles
based in Quebec.

eNVy by Orange Sports Supply - and <>

eNVy is synonymous with quality products and components for a broad
range of bicycles. Orange Sport Supply is a bicycle parts and
accessories distributor located in the heart of some of the world's most
demanding cycling.

Giant Bicycles Canada -

Giant is a global bicycle company which has dedicated itself to the
growth of both cycling and cycling culture and constantly dedicates
itself to its vision of becoming the 'The Best Bicycle Company in the

Hoots Gear <>-

Hoots Gear is the alternative in mainstream clothing and protective
equipment and can be spotted on some of the world's best riders.

Huckwagon -

Bike shuttles and vacations - Geared towards the aggressive, local
mountain biking culture in British Columbia, the Huck Wagon was
conceived to make "the ride" more accessible to you.

Kona Bicycles <> -

Kona builds a huge variety of quality bicycles - from free-ride to road;
from downhill to commuters.

Norco Performance Bikes <> -

A distributor and builder of the widest range of bicycle components and
accessories in Canada.

NSMB e.Magazine -

NSMB is an internet news magazine focusing on free-riding in the North
Shore of Vancouver. This summer the NSMB BroCard is your best source
for deals on riding at bike parks, parts and labour at participating
bike shops, restaurants, hotels, and more. You will be eligible for
exclusive contests and giveaways, and more deals on whatever we can
score for you. Check back often to see a list of participating businesses.

Santa Cruz Bicycles <> -

Located in sunny California, Santa Cruz makes bikes that are lusted
after by discerning riders worldwide.

Rocky Mountain Bicycles <> -

Rocky is a local bike manufacturer that "builds bikes for people who
love to ride". Rocky is a proud sponsor of the NSMBA and the IMBA
free-riding guide.

Trident Performance Sports Products <> -

Trident Performance Sports is a Canadian owned company based 10 minutes
from the base of the North Shore Mountains in North Vancouver , BC with
the bike division specializing in high performance Freeride mountain
bike products. Since 1997, the folks at Trident have been doing what
they love most; ripping it up in the great outdoors

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These fine businesses will be helping the NSMBA in many ways in 2005.

Cove Bike Shop

A full-service bicycle shop who co-sponsors trail days with the NSMBA.
Cove carries Cove Bikes, Rocky, Marin, Kona and many other brands and

Dizzy Cycles

A full-service bicycle shop, Dizzy Cycles with NSMBA and are
bringing you the North Shore Ripper riding series. Dizzy carries
Specialized, Trek, Foes, Kona and many other brands and accessories.

John Henry

A full-service bicycle shop who co-sponsors trail days with the NSMBA,
John Henry carries Norco, Brodie, Trek, Santa Cruz and many other bikes
and accessories

On Top Bike Shop

A full-service bicycle shop who co-sponsors trail days with the NSMBA,
On Top has Banshee Bikes, Brodie, Orange and other bikes to demo.

Steed Cycles

A full service bike shop, Steed Cycles co-sponsors trail days with the
NSMBA and has Devinci, Santa Cruz, Gary Fisher and many other brands of
bikes and accessories for sale.

Bicycle Sports Pacific

Bicycle Sports Pacific has been serving the needs of Vancouver cyclists
since 1989. They have Cannondale, Gary Fisher, Giant and Trek and are a
full-service bike shop.

The NSMBA Is a Registered Not For Profit Charity.

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