Abbotsford Indoor BMX is Hosting – Adult Development Camps

Abbotsford Indoor BMX is Hosting – Adult Development Camps

While these camps are held on the BMX track, they are a great place to learn skills to help take your mountain bike rides to another level. The fundamental skills like pumping and jumping learned on the BMX track can easily be transferred to the trails.

Adam Muys has worked with The Canadian national and BC Provincial XC teams, working on the same skills to make them better on the trails.

Rider’s of all skill levels welcome and please bring your mountain bikes. A hardtail or stiffer suspension is a little easier, but all bikes welcome.

Friday February 5th Male Adult Clinic
Friday February 26th Mixed Adult Clinic

6-6:30pm: Registration/waiver signing
6:30-9:00pm: Riding
Includes:
– Basic riding skills, pumping, cornering, jumping…
– Build on skills development
9:00-9:30pm: Refreshments and snacks

The fee for the clinic will be $25. Bring a friend and save $5 each.

Location: Abbotsford Indoor BMX

http://cyclingbc.net/bmx/bmx-clubs/abbotsford-bmx-club/

Loaner Bikes are available by request.

Please Pre-register by email, this will help to confirm coaches.
– your name
– contact information
– experience level
to Adam Muys adam.muys@gmail.com

We will also be hosting a Female only camp: 1pm $20, skill development, sorry no refreshments, please bring a water bottle. All ages please email Jeannie Mansell jeanniembc@live.ca

Posted in Clinics, General updates, Links

2016 Trailblazer Series Press Release

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This year come race season the FVMBA has you covered in a big way! With$2800 in cash prizing, and tons of swag the FVMBA is proud to announce this year’s premium single track mountain bike race series, right smack dab in the middle of the Fraser Valley.

This year we are very pleased to be bringing back some long forgotten, but certainly iconic races as we mark the return of the “Vedder Mountain Classic” on May 14, 2016 and the “Sumas Smackdown” on June 5th, 2016.

Registration to Open on February 8th, 2016

Race cost: $60 per race, plus $5 deposit for your race plate


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Photo: James Lissimore


 

BC Enduro Series: Fraser Valley

In addition to these two unreal events we are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with the BC Enduro Series to bring an exclusive world class Enduro event to the Fraser Valley on May 15th, 2016. Come this May Enduro junkies will get a taste of that sweet, sweet Valley dirt as they are treated to some fine racing courtesy of the BCES. More information can be found HERE.

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Photo: Dylan Wolsky

BC Enduro


“Vedder Mountain Classic”

Once one of the longest running mountain bike races in BC, the return of the Vedder Mountain Classic is a tribute to the history of mountain biking and racing in BC. It will be a testament to the evolution of the sport, the riders, and the trails that have turned Vedder Mountain into one of the most popular riding destinations in the Valley. Riders will be treated to a premium single track course featuring trails purposefully built to honor the resurrection of this iconic event. This event is sure to bring back the nostalgic memories rooted deep in veteran racers, many of whom got their start at the “Vedder Mountain Classic”. Join us on May 14th, 2016 as we breathe some life back into this long forgotten event.

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Photo: James Lissimore

“The Vedder Classic was once the longest running race in Canada. It was the first race I ever watched. It’s what got me hooked on mountain biking. I’m so excited it’s back this year. The trail development over the last ten years has been insane, Vedder has the best trails ever and people are going to love it!”

-Ricky Federau (10 year veteran of the Canadian National Team, 4x National Champion, Pan American Champion, World Championships Medalist, and Test of Metal Winner, NIMBY FIFTY Winner)


 

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Photo: James Lissimore

With 30 km (give’r take) of premium single track trail this race is certainly one to add to your race calendar this year. The race will follow a “TeXC” format, where riders will be challenged by demanding technical trails, big climbs, steeps, and long descents.

What’s “TeXC” you ask? It’s sort of a hybrid between the two disciplines, it gives an opportunity for XC riders to complete in the same race with Enduro riders. You can choose to race the full course, or ride the full course and race the timed descents. 

The race will feature an overall full course timed podium, plus several timed descents within the race. Combined, these timed descents will form a separate podium. Racers will have a chance to battle it out for positions on two podiums, for a crack at the prize money.

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This year we are putting our money where our mouth is, as we think this race is going to be pretty awesome, and we think our trails are pretty good. So we are coughing up $1400 in prize money at each stop of the Series. Prizing will be equally distributed between men and women. There is also some cash up for grabs for the first man and woman to the top of the first big climb. For more information on the prizing breakdown see the section below.

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There will also be a “Novice” version of the race. This category allows riders who are getting into the racing scene to get their feet wet, and experience being part of an iconic race without the commitment of trying to crush it on a 30+ km course. More details to come.

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This is going to be a jam packed weekend. With evening entertainment, outdoor films, and a fun “Klunker” mountain bike group ride in the evening, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Riders are encouraged to stay with the FVMBA crew who will be setting up basecamp at Sunnyside Campground, spots are limited and will go fast so don’t put this one on the back burner, book a site today. Click HERE for the link.

With racers staging on the beautiful shores of Cultus Lake, a BC Enduro Series stop the following day (location to finalized), $1400 in cash prizing, and tons of swag, what more could you ask for.

MORE Camping HERE


 

“Sumas SmackDown”

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Things keep rolling with the “Sumas SmackDown” over the June 4-5th weekend in Abbotsford. With another $1400 in cash, and a challenging XC course riders continue to come back to the races at Sumas to prove that their pre-season training has paid off.

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With close to 30 km of challenging rocky, loamy steep terrain, this race is certainly not one to miss. Come on June 5th, 2016 for race day.

The FVMBA has partnered with some local bike shops to bring you a big demo day on the Saturday (June 4th,2016) before the race. Guided rides of the course will be happening, as well as a BBQ on the mountain. Come on out and learn the secrets of the course, improve your odds at cracking a spot on that podium, and putting some cash into your pocket.

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There will also be a “Novice” version of the course for those that aren’t ready to commit to full meal deal. This course will follow much of the same route minus a few heinous climbs, and a slight reduction in its length.


 

What You Get

  • A fully taped race course
  • Fully stocked feed stations
  • A gourmet hot meal at the end of your race
  • Highly accurate professional timing
  • Amazing single track trails
  • A chance to claim some of the $2800 in prize money between the 2 races
  • A glimpse of BCES course and some practice before the race
  • Tons of prizing
  • Anything else we can work out before race day (we will keep you informed, more stuff in the works).

Training

This year we have partnered with the Saturday Morning Cinco’s group out of Abbotsford lead by Matt Scott. There are 2 entries (one male, one female) up for grabs for each of the races, plus there are some free entries for the NIMBY. All you have to do is partake in all the training rides, as well as 3 of the 4 build days planned. Check out the Saturday Morning Cinco’s page on facebook for more details, the link can be found HERE.

Valley Bike Guides is also hosting drop in strength and conditioning group classes on Monday’s and Wednesday’s at Lifecycles in Abbotsford, and Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at Vedder Mountain Bike Co. in Chilliwack. $10 gets you a glimpse of how you can learn some the secrets to be as fast as Ricky Federau.


 

Prizing

Prize money is to be awarded to the PRO categories only. Prizing is to be broken down as follows: 1st Full Course Overall Time- $150, 2nd Full Course Overall Time $100, 3rd Full Course Overall Time $75 (both Men’s and Women’s podium). 1st Combined Descents $150, 2nd Combined Descents $100, 3rd Combined Descents $75 (both Men’s and Women’s Podium). First male and female to the top of the first big climb will claim the “Mountain Goat” prize at a cool $50 cash. Please note that 130 racers must enter each race for the prizing to be allocated as outlined above, prizing will be prorated if registration numbers are not sufficient.

Posted in General updates

2016 FVMBA Trail Use Survey

Please take this opportunity to provide the Fraser Valley Mountain Bike Association with some feedback regarding trail use and maintenance. Your feedback is appreciated!

Create your own user feedback survey

Posted in General updates

Trailforks – Trail Conditions

http://www.trailforks.com/region/fraser-valley/
With the recent storm many trails are in need of maintenance and clearing. There is a lot of chatter on social media about the areas in need of clearing. Thank-you for all the comments and volunteer help.
 
To consolidate all our efforts, would everyone please document the damage, and all clearing efforts on Trailforks by commenting on the specific trail within the trail network.
 
We can then mark trails as clear or in need of maintenance, and volunteers can be respond to trails in need of work more efficiently.
 
Thank-you everyone for getting out there and getting our trails back in shape!
Posted in Links, Trail maintenance tips

Red Mountain Active Logging

Beginning next week (Nov. 20th, 2015) Red Rider on Red Mountain in Mission will be CLOSED for logging.  Caswell Trail is currently closed and is under active logging.

Access will still be available to Upper Momentum via the Lower (southern) Red Rider connector from the road.  Black Tie and Lower Momentum are unaffected.  Forestry will reinstate the affected trails once harvesting is complete, and will be reforesting the area in March 2016.

For your safety, please respect these closures, and stay out of the closed areas.

Red Mt Logging Map 2015 PDF

 

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Posted in Red Mountain

Hemlock Mountain Expansion Proposal

This is interesting. We were wishing Hemlock would make something of the mountain biking potential. They are looking that way. Is it enough, or are they just trying to cover all their bases?

Check out this proposal. PDF page 191 will give you an overview of the proposed summer trail systems.

Approved Hemlock Valley Expansion Proposal – PDF (72MB)

 

Proposed Mountain Biking at Hemlock

Proposed Mountain Biking at Hemlock

Posted in General updates

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Twin Peaks Duathlon 2015 Results

 

Results for the Twin Peaks 2015 Duathlon are posted!

 

 

Posted in Racing, Twin Peaks

Logging at Woodlot in Effect

Logging operations are back in effect at the Woodlot in Maple Ridge.

If you are planning to ride in the area, please heed all warning signs and stay out of closed areas. Riding these areas is a privilege and our respectfulness is key to maintaining this area as a riding area for years to come.

Please be advised of the daily trail closure (7am to 5pm) on the skidder connector trail between the 287th street parking area and the five corners junction. This is the only trail that will be affected and we would please ask recreational users to utilize the alternative route along the woodlot main to access the downhill mountain bike trails.

This closure of the main access trail is expected to continue through to the end of September.

 

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Posted in Woodlot

Twin Peaks Tag Team Mountain Duathlon 2015

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Twin Peaks Mountain Duathlon

Date: Sunday September 13, 2015

Location: Red & Bear Mountain
– staging area Mill Pond, Mission BC
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This years race will feature 12km running on Red Mountain, with a 15km cross-country mountain bike challenge on Bear Mountain.Mountain.

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Get your team together, and register today!


Click here to register

https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=51095

Posted in Bear Mountain, Events, Red Mountain

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