Trail usage increased significantly last year, due to the pandemic. According to Trailforks, in the Fraser Valley during spring 2020 there was a 92% increase in rides compared to spring 2019. There was also a tremendous increase in families, hikers, trail runners, and other sport-specific groups who visited the trails for a great escape, and to enjoy exercising outdoors, while so many indoor and recreational activities were prohibited.
We anticipate this trend to continue through 2021.Therefore the FVMBA is relying on all trail users to buy a 2021 FVMBA Membership to help maintain the trails and keep them safe and accessible for everyone.
Your membership fees pay for:
- trail building tools, maintenance supplies, and trail projects;
- staff who support trail building, grant writing, trail protection, and maintenance;
- mandatory insurance for all members – approximately $10 per membership.
Get your membership before March 1, 2021 to get your free FVMBA sticker. Buy your FVMBA Membership: click here.
2020 was the inaugural year of the FVMBA Seasonal Trail Crew and what better way to finish the year than with a project that combined all of the new skills learned. The challenge: breath new life into a classic line on Bigguns at Bear Mountain, the former signature log ride that leads riders through a stump. It’s been unrideable for several years with slimy, broken, and missing slats, the wood of the old log too rotten to hold nails anymore, and the tree’s core long rotted away. Both the log and the ride-around go through a flat low lying area that fills with water in the rainy season and there’s limited ability to drain the rain away. Read more and check out the before and after photos!
2020 Sponsor Shout Out!
2021 Sponsorship Program is Now Open!
Trail Use Recommendations During Covid-19:
Thank you for using our local trails. We ask you to please abide by the rules of the trails and the directive of the BC Provincial Health Authority to STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19. FIND OUT MORE.
We need your support!
Our local trails need additional maintenance during this time of increased use. Please become a member and help the trails stay safe and accessible for all!