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The Last Spike: Expresso Trail Day – Saturday, June 21

The End of the Line

Photos by Kaz Yamamura.
June 16th, 2014

This is it. The end of the line. Crews from NSMB.com and MEC have been working hard on the revamped Expresso since the spring of 2012. In that time it’s gone from one of the least ridden lines on Mt. Fromme to one of the most popular trails on the North Shore. Digger’s vision has come to life in an undeniably fun ribbon of gold that riders of all skill levels are raving about.

This Saturday, June 21st, we’re putting the proverbial last spike into Expresso. The new trail will officially be connected to the Baden-Powell at Dempsey, just in time for BC Bike Race’s 500 riders the following weekend. Our trail days are always a ton of fun, but this one promises to put the cherry on top of a solid couple years of efforts – and we’d like you to join the party.

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The old and the gold.

Come on out to our next trail day: Solstice Saturday, June 21, 9:00 – 3:00.

As usual, we’ll have swag from the NSMB Store, and RockShox, so no one goes home empty-handed. To make it even sweeter, RockShox has ponied up a Reverb seat post to be given away on each of our trail days. Also, each time you come and spend the day putting shovel into dirt, you’ll be entered to win a RockShox Pike, which will be given away this Fall during our last trail day of the year. This is the last trail day to be entered to win a  Brinkmann 4-burner gas grill from Toyota BC, ’cause if you haven’t heard, it’s grilling season. And don’t forget about the post-build supported by Shaftebury.

When: Saturday, June 21st @ 9:00 am. Facebook event HERE.

Where: The day starts and ends at the Trailhead located at Dempsey Rd. and Braemar Rd East. Map HERE. Please park on the North side of the street below the trailhead parking lot so we minimize interference with residents’ street parking in the area. At our meeting point we’ll have Coffee from Cowboy Coffee/Bean Around the World and some breakfast goodies.

What to bring: Bring some water to drink in your own container (we will not be providing bottled water) and/or a coffee mug if you’ll want to bring one for the trail. Work gloves are provided but feel free to bring your own. Appropriate footwear and clothes to keep you warm and dry while you work.

Lunch: Lunch will be provided with the crew from Toyota BC manning the grill. Let us know if you are coming and have special meal requirements. We aim to please.

Experience necessary: None. If you are new to trail work we’ll have lots of experienced builders there keen to show you the ropes.

Time commitment: That is up to you. If you’d like to ride up to meet us and work for a few hours part way through the day we’d be stoked to see you. If you can stay for the whole trail day, that is much appreciated.

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Your morning cuppa joe is supplied by the good folk at Bean Around the World / Cowboy Coffee. We do recommend bringing your own mug but won’t leave you hanging if you don’t.

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It’s easy to get motivated to reroute this chundery mess.

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Digger’s good times line selection flagged out.

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NSMB trail boss Trevor Hansen putting in work.

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Ribbons of awesome.

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With the BBQ rolling courtesy of Toyota BC, lunch has never been better.

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Damn son. That’s how it should be.

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Digger finally gets the credit he deserves.

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We’re giving away a RockShox Reverb Stealth at every trail day. There’s never been a better reason to drill a hole in your frame!

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You can’t have one of these until we’re off the clock and off the mountain, but it’ll taste damn good.

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Come on out and put a shovel to dirt!


Hope to see you this Saturday for the last spike on Expresso!