Upcoming Trail Days, Kids Programs, Training, & Chainsaw Certification

Upcoming Trail Days, Kids Programs, Training, & Chainsaw Certification

Join us Saturday March 24th for the first trail day of the year! Meet at the mountain bike parking lot on Vedder Mountain at 9am and we will head up the mountain from there. Food and drinks will be provided and anyone is welcome to join, no experience necessary. Dress for the weather and bring tools and buckets if you have them but we will provide as many as we can! We hope to see everyone out earning their trail karma! Check the Event’s Calendar often in case the date changes, due to weather.

Do you have a child who wants to learn to Mountain Bike, or who wants to build their skills? If so, check out iRide Sprockids programs happening all across the Fraser Valley!

The iRide Sprockids programs are fun, safe and memorable community Mountain Bike programs for kids and youth of various ages and skill levels. They run weekly for 4-6 weeks. Please check our Event’s Calendar regularly as we update it often.

Come build sweet trail with us and join us for this FREE Workshop on March 31, 2019 at 9 am – 4 pm.

This IMBA Advanced Trail Building Course is focused on building advanced technical trail features. The course will teach trail building techniques for Jumps, Drops, Step Downs, and berms.

This course fits approximately 15 people.

There will be a classroom component from approximately 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at UFV in Chilliwack (note: check the Event’s Calendar closer to the date in case the location changes). The afternoon session will take place on Vedder Mountain from approximately 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Participants are asked to bring trail building tools (some tools will be provided), gloves, water, and dress in appropriate clothing.

For more information, please contact ernie@fvmba.com.

Join us for 2-Day Basic Safety Chainsaw Certification April 13 & April 14

This course is required for anyone looking to help clear trails of fallen trees or anyone who is interested in building trails. It is an industry standard certification and can be an asset on your own resume.

When: April 13th (Saturday) and 14th (Sunday)

Locations:
• Day 1: Classroom session – location TBA
• Day 2: Stave West – Rock Creek Recreation Site (Map attached)

What to Bring: water, Personal Protective Equipment (Chainsaw chaps, helmet, and gloves), and steel toe work boots are recommended

Day 1:
Learn the basics surrounding Chainsaw maintenance, and chain sharpening. This will be followed by a comprehensive overview of bucking and trimming techniques, safety measures, and risk mitigation.

Day 2:
This is a field day. You will be practicing safe chainsaw techniques for bucking and trimming under the supervision of the instructor.

*Please note that spots are limited to 15 participants , you will be notified if you are in the course or on the waiting list. Efforts will be made to ensure that each region is represented fairly.*

Please fill out this form if you would like to attend this course.

https://goo.gl/forms/aGABoT4irwzOuYgJ3

Rock Creek Map

Upcoming Social Rides

Join us for the FVMBA Social Rides and 5er Endure Mashups. A social will follow each ride. Stay tuned for more details, but pencil the dates into your calendar!

Mission, Bear Mountain
May 14th at 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Maple Ridge, Thornhill
May 29th at 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Mission, Bear Mountain 5er Enduro Mashup
June 11th at 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Abbotsford, Sumas
June 26th at 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Chilliwack, Vedder Mountain
July 31st at 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Chilliwack, Vedder Mountain 5er Enduro Mashup
August 13th at 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Maple Ridge, Thornhill
August 28th at 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Year End Wrap – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Rides on Vedder, Sumas and Bear
September 14th

Check out our Event Calendar often to keep in the loop in case rides are  cancelled or changed.

Proof of FVMBA Membership is required to participate.

Get your membership here!

Special Thanks to Run for Water and the Abbotsford Trail Running Club for donating $2,755–all of the proceeds from the Trails In Motion Sumas Mountain Film Festival! The Run for Water Trail Races on Sumas Mountain will take place on Saturday, May 25, 2019.

 

 

 

There’s a whole world of trails out there to explore and now you can by participating in the NSMBA’s “Bring your own Bike” raffle! For just a $10 raffle ticket, you have the chance to win two round trip tickets to anywhere Westjet flies, two Evoc Bike travel bag rentals or two nights stay a both Accent Inns and Hotel Zed! Learn more and get your tickets at www.nsmba.ca/bring-your-own-bike-raffle 

HURRY! Draw will be done at 7:30 pm tonight!

NSMBA Annual Survey

Take NSMBA annual survey and let us know your thoughts on what’s happening on the North Shore! Find the survey at https://goo.gl/forms/1VlcFaLJXdrzmyTm2

Special Thanks to Diverse Properties for Sponsoring FVMBA at the PLATINUM Level!

Diverse Properties has Sponsored the FVMBA at the Platinum Level because “We appreciate that the FVMBA cares about our biking community and the maintenance of the trails. We feel so honoured to be able to support the good work that the FVMBA is doing!” states James Funk, VP of Construction. “At Diverse we the management and staff believe strongly in a healthy life/work balance. A part of that balance is remaining physically active,” says James. “We support all forms of activity, but cycling has captured a special place in the heart of the Diverse management team. We have participated in several gran fondos and invited our investors and employees to join in as well. We are very proud of our custom-made Diverse cycling kit and I’m sure you’ll see our managing partners wearing it at FVMBA events.”

Generosity is in the DNA of Diverse Properties! Their team recently worked with the team from Run for Water to create the inaugural Ride for Water, a local cycling event that raises money for Gora Bantu, Ethiopia.

They were happy to be a part of the local Ride for Water – Gravel Grind event. “Gravel Grinding is a new type of cycling sport that focuses on the beauty and adventure of long distance riding, over mixed surfaces and terrain, without the need for technical mountain biking skills. In the Fraser Valley we are very fortunate to have access to hundreds of km’s of gravel roads, forestry service roads and single-track trails to create one of the scenic long course routes in North America.”

They are looking forward to future FVMBA events and connecting further with the cycling community!

About Diverse Properties:

Diverse Properties creates real estate opportunities for better living in the Fraser Valley. Diverse Properties prides themselves on 34 years experience in syndicating capital, land development and construction locally. This business model was developed to streamline projects, help control factors related to timelines and expenses, as well as planning for economic variables. They have experience and an extreme passion for what they do, which helps set them apart in the industry!

People ask: what is Membership Money used for?

The money that is collected from members is used to support the FVMBA and its activities, including building and maintaining the DOPE trails in the Fraser Valley. A small portion of the funds go to administrative expenses (mailers, registration fees, etc.) while the rest goes back into the trail network. Your area representative can give you a more detailed breakdown about how membership dues are spent.

Once everyone has purchased their memberships, then we can identify and prioritize our projects for the year. Get Your 2019 FVMBA Membership NOW.

What does it mean to be an Active Member?

Becoming an active Member of the FVMBA means that you a play a role in building and maintaining the trails in the Fraser Valley so they are safe and enjoyable for all! Members can participate in social rides and FVMBA events. Members get a discount on registration for the Vedder Mountain Classic and also get discounts at LBS and other places of business.

Your membership dues:

  • Provide funding towards materials, tools, and equipment for our volunteers and trail builders
  • Fund labour costs associated with building new trails
  • Give you voting rights for the Board of Directors at our Annual General Meeting

We’re thankful for your contributions, the FVMBA runs primarily off individual and corporate donations and without these important factors the FVMBA would not exist, and if FVMBA doesn’t exist, who will maintain the trails?

For more information about becoming a Member, email info@fvmba.com.

Special THANK YOU to all of our Corporate Sponsors!

Community Partners

 

Do you know of an organization who would be interested in Sponsoring FVMBA? If so, contact info@fvmba.com.

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