NSMBA Trails Forever Fund

Date Dec 18, 2012

The godfather of double top tube seawall cruising?

What if there were no trails? What would riding mean to you then? Would you ride at all? That was the the scenario that led to this great shot of Wade gearing up for a different kind of ride altogether.

As riders, our trails are the most valuable part of the whole riding experience. Without them, you might as well just be cruising on a seawall. And most of you would love to help, but don’t have time to come out to a trail day.

We get it, but there is still a way you can help and for a while longer, there is a compelling twist on it. A donor has generously offered to match up to $15,000 worth of donations to the NSMBA’s Trails Forever Fund. So far, $10,000 has been donated bringing us to a total of $20,000 – meaning that with $5,000 more in donations, we’ll unlock the last of the matching money and realize our goal of raising $30,000. That money will go a LONG way towards maintaining and building trails in 2013.

The money raised will further the NSMBA’s efforts through programs such as TAP (the Trail Adoption Program) and hiring qualified, professional trail builders to continue the maintenance that has been going on for as long as the trails have been there. Our efforts are paying off in spades, but we need more support – from riders like you – to uphold a high standard of maintenance on the trails, which is one very necessary part of keeping solid relations with the various land owners and government entities.

You may not know that the NSMBA is a registered charity, so your donation is tax-deductible. We’d love to hit our goal before the end of the year; why not help your trails out (doubly – since your donation gets matched!) and nab a tax receipt in the process?

We’ve all had a great riding season, and the trails need us all to give back a little. Now you can feel twice as good about it when you do. Next time your tires hit the nicely-shaped dirt, you’ll know you did your part to keep your favourite trail in good condition.


The NSMBA is using a system called Chimp to manage the Trails Forever Fund. It’s fast to set up and easy to use. Learn more about Chimp and Giving Groups here.

The Trails Forever campaign won’t go forever. Help the NSMBA get to that $30,000 mark – every little bit counts.


Dec. 20, 2012, 2:04 p.m. -  Paul Snyder

Yeah, that link's not going to work and I'm not smart enough to copy the picture, so I left a comment in the group on Chimp. That oughta do it…


Dec. 20, 2012, 1:50 p.m. -  Paul Snyder

Awesome! There's 50 toonies to the trails. Merry Christmas and a happy trail year! 🙂



Dec. 19, 2012, 1:30 p.m. -  Paul Snyder

Wade is seawall klunkin'
Because all the trails have sunk in
To the ground.

Digger's stopped diggin'
And he's no longer riggin'
Pulleys to giant logs and rocks he's found.

NSMBA needs you
To keep the above from coming true
So give a dollar, euro or a pound.


Dec. 19, 2012, 5:54 p.m. -  Morgan Taylor

Well said!


Dec. 20, 2012, 10:26 a.m. -  Paul Snyder

Thank you, sir! Your head is the best bouncing ball I've ever read to.

I'll copy this from facebook and do it here instead.

"I've already donated, but I'll match the next person that writes they've donated 25 Canadian doneros. That turns your 25 into 100 loonies!"

So first one to give the trails a Christmas present of 25 bucks posts it here and I'll match it and that sum will get matched again.

Dec. 20, 2012, 1:28 p.m. -  Morgan Taylor

I'll bite on that… I was already considering doing it myself!


Dec. 19, 2012, 11:01 a.m. -  wa90

Some generous folks out there. It's amazing to see the support for all the hard work that goes in, so we can have fun and smash ourselves to pieces.


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