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June 9, 2015, 12:05 p.m.
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Mountain Bike skill camps/clinics/sessions In the Vancouver/GVRD

The Trek Dirt Series offers three co-ed camps at Whistler this year:
(and has lift line priority)

June 9, 2015, 12:02 p.m.
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XC/AM lesson for wifey

The Trek Dirt Series also offers private lessons in addition to the two day camps they run.

June 9, 2015, 11:46 a.m.
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Dale's Trail (lower) closed Saturday May 30th for trail day

How does the the work done on this trail day fit in with the machine built work being started by Metro Van today? What's the plan for the trail?

The trail day was on lower Dale's (primary work areas were just above the exit onto the power lines, and on the ride-around for the rock face. The main focus was water management (adding drainage, creating outslope, etc..). A summary and some pics are here:

As far as I know, Metro will only be working on only the upper section. There was a fair bit of damage from very heavy rains this past winter. But what exactly Metro will do, I'm not sure, sorry.

To provide feedback and share your comments directly with Metro Vancouver, email: and cc:


May 29, 2015, 11:17 p.m.
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Dale's Trail (lower) closed Saturday May 30th for trail day

Yes, 9 am at the Mushroom lot, thanks!

May 28, 2015, 3:09 p.m.
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Dale's Trail (lower) closed Saturday May 30th for trail day

Norco John Henry Bikes is hosting a trail day on Dale's, this Saturday, May 30th.
The trail will be closed from about 9 am - 3 pm.

May 19, 2015, 12:32 p.m.
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Why are all the trails so clapped and dying

Looks like that link is broken or private.

Whoops, sorry. Try the link from here:

May 19, 2015, 10:36 a.m.
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Why are all the trails so clapped and dying

Is that what's happening? Such a shame. I really enjoy riding CBC and then something like Pangor all the way to the bottom. CBC has the potential to be the crown jewel of the shore. It would be terrible to see it "die". No TAP sponsorship?

NSMBA submitted plans to work on CBC; Metro did not approve them, so unfortunately there is no TAP for CBC at present.

Let Metro know that you think! Contact for Metro:

Again, there's some info from the Town Hall meeting here:

Penny (NSMBA Secretary)

May 11, 2015, 6:13 p.m.
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Why are all the trails so clapped and dying

This was Metro's published trail work plan update from 2014.

I'm not sure if Metro has published a 2015 update.

There's a bit on Metro in the townhall minutes too:

April 30, 2015, 2:59 p.m.
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rockslide @ twin bridges

Email from Metro with update…
Public meeting on June 24th (details below)


What Happened?

In December 2014, a rockslide occurred in Seymour River Canyon, approximately one kilometre north of Riverside Drive, in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR). The rockslide, which partially blocked Seymour River, is made up of an estimated 50,000 cubic metres of rock – that’s enough rock to fill a 13-story apartment building. As a result of the blockage the water level upstream increased, flooding area trails and the historic Twin Bridge. For safety purposes, both part of Fisherman’s Trail (from Mystery Creek to the Twin Bridge) and Bottletop Trail were closed and the Twin Bridge was removed.

Where are we Now?

To ensure the network of trails offered in Seymour River Canyon continue to be safe and accessible for recreational users from around the region, Metro Vancouver is in the early stages of gathering input on:

a new pedestrian bridge across Seymour River
new trail connections
operational access to east side of Seymour River

Metro Vancouver recognizes the importance of the impacted trails and is committed to working closely with the community to address concerns, discuss options and identify new opportunities for the LSCR trail network in Seymour River Canyon.

What’s Next?

Metro Vancouver wants to hear from you. In June 2015, Metro Vancouver is hosting a public meeting to discuss progress, gather input, listen to feedback and answer questions. Please join us:

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Location: North Shore Ballroom
Holiday Inn [HTML_REMOVED] Suites North Vancouver
700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC

RSVP: If you are interested in attending, please visit to register or call Metro Vancouver’s Information Centre at 604-432-6200.

For More Information
Visit: the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve web page
Call: Your Community Liaison Officer at 604-436-6986
Email: with the subject line “Seymour River Canyon” to sign up for e-updates.

March 11, 2015, 7:05 p.m.
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New Trails on Seymour

A lot of thought and deliberation went into selecting the line for Penny Lane; and several experienced NSMBA TAP trail builders were involved in the decision making.

The selected line for Penny Lane was used for discussion and instruction in the NSMBA's Advanced Trailbuilder's Academy on line selection which was held Feb 21st. Much of the trail was built by the trail builder's academy, both on the 21st, and the following week.

The area below the lower bit of Shorn is the source of McCartney creek that flows between Severed and Applicator and not ideal for a trail location. Line selection must also consider sustainability of the line, including grade and the ability to manage water effectively. The potential for user conflict was also considered. All pros and cons were weighed thoughtfully.

At the Shorn crossing, Penny Lane is constructed to slow riders down at the intersection, with a tight, slightly awkward corner to make in order to cross the trail. There will also be trail crossing signs put in place (as well as signs indicating it is climbing only for bikes). Construction of the climb above the crossing is not yet fully complete and will include additional features to ensure riders slow (stop) before crossing.

Edit: There will be another advanced trail builder's academy (on climbing corners and rock retaining walls) at the end of this month.

March 2, 2015, 4:07 p.m.
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The Watchmen

Hasn't the NSMBA been talking about the watchmen program (with that name) since at least mid 2012? Wouldn't the two AGM's between now and then been a good chance for those concerned with the name bring those concerns to the board?

Great to see it finally in-place.


Feb. 4, 2015, 9:18 a.m.
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Crankworx Enduro

Looking forward to a rematch while not being sick this year.

Jan. 19, 2015, 2:27 p.m.
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I saw the weirdest thing yesterday...

anyone remember the creepy guy who used to walk the trails of SFU wearing a full 2-handed sword, like something you would see on "Vikings"..


Yeah…saw him once as I was riding up Joe's…he was brandishing the sword front of him. I was so caught off guard and confused that I just kept pedaling past him. Called the police once I got to campus…they'd had other reports of him that morning too.

Dec. 1, 2014, 3:25 p.m.
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Seymour 2014 Conditions

And your comment sounds pissy and bitchy!

Can't we all just ride bikes?!

Point taken. But I'll take doing trail work over riding.

Edit - guess the point I was trying to make earlier is that the NSMBA and those who put their time in building the Academy Climb are volunteers. I think it's pretty unreasonable to expect volunteers to be so quick with the mapping/sharing/etc/…. Great news that it's now on Trailforks - definitely exceeds my expectations.

Dec. 1, 2014, 12:59 p.m.
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Seymour 2014 Conditions

well, today's posts provide some interesting reads…..

trails for all, maps and directions for those in the know…. till trailforks gets updated.

Are you expecting an instant upload of the GPS track? This sounds pretty demanding, entitled, and impatient to me.

And as a general comment…

From the NSMB Terms of Use and Rules for the NSMB Bulletin Baords…

"…you can post anything that you would like (within reason), as long as it doesn’t contain the following things:
7.Specific directions to trails…"

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