Trail Trimming Challenge 2023

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June 30, 2023
Trail Crew Update – June 2023
July 2, 2023
Trail Trimming Tips
June 30, 2023
Trail Crew Update – June 2023
July 2, 2023


It’s the time of year where many of the trails we ride get overgrown with blackberries, stinging nettle, ferns, and other foliage. The FVMBA trail crew along with some dedicated volunteers have been keeping busy keeping the greenery trimmed but they need some help.

From July 3rd to July 31st August 15th we’re running a challenge to help keep the trails clear. We’ve identified priority trails in each of the trail networks that most need help. For each trail you clear, you get an entry to win one of three FVMBA prize packs, to be drawn at the end of the month.

How it works…
  • Read our guide to trimming; it’s not complicated work, but there are some best practices we need to follow
  • Pick the riding area you want to help at and select a trail from the list
  • Check the embedded spreadsheet to see if it is listed as being cleared (if you don’t see the trail listed, that means no one has cleared it yet; be sure to scroll through)
  • Grab your trimming gear* & head out to the trail. Brush the trail back so that there’s a nice wide trail corridor. Clear debris off the trail (especially any bigger branches and branches with thorns)
  • Take a picture of your hard work
  • Record your work by clicking the appropriate button below & filling in the linked form

*Loppers, clippers, machetes, hedge trimmers etc all can get the job done. If you need trimming gear, the FVMBA has a limited selection of equipment to loan out. Get in touch with our Ops Manager at and we’ll connect you to a local trail rep.

Shout-out to SORCA for the idea and inspiring us!


Red Mountain

Bear Mountain

Not sure where all the “hot spots” are in Mission? Check out the Trailforks event – July Trimmathon Mission –  you’ll see all of the most overgrown areas marked with a start (point of interest).


Sumas Mountain

Vedder Mountain


  1. Curtis Pauls says:

    Hey just wondering if Tamihi can be added to this list of areas needing trimming?

    • Penny Deck says:

      Unfortunately, since the FVMBA does not presently have a formal agreement in place for trail maintenance at Tamahi, we cannot include it in the challenge.

  2. Glenn Gadicke says:

    Re trail trimming challenge, I do t see McKee peak listed. If like to input my trail trimming efforts.

    • Penny Deck says:

      As with Tamahi, the FVMBA does not have a formal agreement in place for the trails at McKee Peak, so we are not able to include it in the trimming challenge.

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