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Get Involved This Year

Words by Aimee Dunn.
March 25th, 2012

Have you ever been on a ride and encountered a section of trail that you and your riding buddies thought could use a little work, or perhaps a fresh approach? I bet the words “They should think about working on this” have been used at some point during these trail side chats. Well, when you choose to really think about whom “they” are it can make you think about where you as a Shore rider fit into this equation.  

NSMBA Membership North Shore Mountain Bike Association trail maintenance
  A group effort to move a log into place. The increased manpower at trail days allows big projects to be finished in short time.

As most Shore riders know the trails of the North Shore are maintained mostly by the good work of the NSMBA and its volunteers. We all also should know that this group is a dedicated group of volunteers who work extra hours into their lives of full time jobs, kids, and general life interests and duties to make things happen on our trails. Ok, enough said.

NSMBA Membership North Shore Mountain Bike Association trail maintenance
  Some heavy lifting is needed, but there are lots of other ways to help the NSMBA.

The NSMBA and its crew have relied on a lot of volunteer hours and work to get things done but the reality is funding is crucial and key. Funding comes in many forms from a variety of sources but none is guaranteed; instead they are diligently canvassed year after year by those who thankfully take the time.  

NSMBA Membership North Shore Mountain Bike Association trail maintenance
  Learn from the best: every day is a trail day for Todd “Digger” Fiander.

Although our email base (Supporting Member) is healthy enough, Active Membership is a great way to support future projects and increase the NSMBA’s leverage within the community.  

NSMBA Membership North Shore Mountain Bike Association trail maintenance
  The smell of fresh cedar is a side benefit to volunteering at NSMBA trail days.

For $50.00/year you can become a member and here is what’s in it for you.

Perks and Discounts – to a selection of services and products

  • Insurance for all NSMBA races and events
  • Discounts to all NSMBA social events
  • Free entry to select NSMBA events
  • Priority shopping at our upcoming Gear Swap (April 13th is for members!)
  • NSMBA sticker and membership card to proudly display (coming soon)
  • The good feeling of knowing you are part of a membership that is making things happen on the trails you ride for no cost

Think of how much you spend on your bike parts, gear and lift tickets and perhaps think twice about tapping into your riding budget to support the crew that keeps things going… 

NSMBA Membership North Shore Mountain Bike Association trail maintenance
  Who knows, you might even win a prize from one of our supporting local businesses…

Volunteering

A fabulous way to be involved cash-free is volunteering.

The NSMBA has several events each year that require volunteer manpower. This includes the upcoming Gear Swap (April 11-14th), the Toonie Race series (First Aid attendants are required: Level 2 and up), plus trail days that will all be coming your way this spring and summer. For more info check out www.nsmba.ca for updates or email Aimee at aimee@nsmba.ca for more information.

Membership does have its privileges. Visit www.nsmba.ca and click on JOIN to become a member now.

Aimee Dunn
NSMBA Director of Membership and Volunteers


There are lots of ways to give back to the trails; get in touch with the NSMBA to get involved. Any questions? Leave a comment below…