Message from the President

As a volunteer-run, non-profit organization, the Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association (FVMBA) relies on its community for support — while this may come in the form of sponsorship, donations or other funding sources like grants; or, volunteering in the office or perhaps out slinging dirt on the trails; or, even as simple as signing up for your yearly membership — it’s the people that matter. It’s in the many partnerships we form over the years, little by little, that make us who we are. It’s the community that’s embraced us that really makes what we do sustainable, and most importantly, fun.

This past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has only served to reinforce how vital socializing, exercise and the outdoors are to our mental, physical and overall well-being. The suspension of indoor activities, team sports, and other group functions left our community with limited recreational opportunities for many — but the trails remained free and open to all.

The nearly 300 kilometers of trail throughout the Fraser Valley has endured heavier than normal usage — Trailforks ride counts increased by 37% overall from 2019 to 2020, and in the spring was up to 92% compared to the year prior. Yet we were still able to maintain, improve, and sanction trails throughout the region, as well as advocate for new areas, skills parks and pump tracks. This work is possible because of you and your support of our builders and volunteers who tirelessly contribute hundreds of hours each year so that our trail networks remain safe and enjoyable for generations to come.

We are thankful for your passion, your dedication, your membership, your time — which all helps to form our collective voice and achievements. We strive to give back and do good work. We are thankful you’re along for the ride.

Let’s roll!
Julie Henderson
President
Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association (FVMBA)

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