Important Race Update for Sumas Enduro this Weekend

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Hey racers, as the weather continues to scorch the forest we are looking at some serious safety concerns with respect to racers and the forest in general. We have decided to proceed with the race; however we are making a few changes to ensure that everyone has a good time out there and that we reduce the exposure to the heat of the day.

Registration will be open at 7:30 am until 8:30 am (30 min earlier)

Race Meeting at 8:30 am

The race will start at 9:30 am

It’s going to be hot out there so make sure you are prepared, this means bringing lots of water, Gatorade or an equivalent to replenish electrolytes, sun screen. We will be setting up water stations at a few locations on the course. Please take time to stop, rest, grab a drink before you carry on.

We have also made changes to the course. All riders will run the same course. We have reduced the course to 2-stages:

Stage 1: Knobgobbler- Noah Fear (to mid point)
Stage 2: Squid Line

Remember ride within your limits, be safe out there this is a grassroots event, we are here to have fun, push ourselves a bit, but be safe!

With the weather continuing like this we anticipate some closures to forest use coming our way in the near future, if anything changes will do our best to notify you immediately. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, but racer safety is paramount. Thank you for your understanding.

Posted in Racing, Sumas, TrailBlazer Race Series

Everything You Need to Know About Sumas Trailblazer 2015

That’s a wrap people, this Sunday July 5th marks the final event of this year’s FVMBA Trailblazer Series. The weather is going to be unreal, the trails have been dialed, everything is primed for race day.

 

We have some amazing prizes from NOBL Wheels, Pinkbike and Magura up for grabs for those that have participated in the entire series.

 

REGISTER HERE:

 

 

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The FVMBA Trailblazer Series is brought to you by:

Langley Concrete Group, Pinkbike, Nobl Wheels, Kintec, Raceface, Orange Sport, Ryders Eyewear, Spruce Timing, Mudbunnies, The Bike Room, FatBurger (Mission), Clearbrook Coffee, Avenue Auto Body, Trail Dynamics, Muscle Milk, Dissident, and Lifecycles Bike Shop.

 

 

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The Course:

If you have raced a Trailblazer this year you know what you are in for come Sunday. The Competitive loop is 4 stage sampler pack of some of the best trails up on Sumas. You will encounter roots, steeps, rocks, beautiful single track and of course that Valley loam. Open cats have 3 stages filled all the same goodness.

 

Competitive and Open will share stage 1. From there Competitive will head over to “World Cup”, and Open will head up the “Squid Line”. Competitive and Open will also share the final stage on “Emma Peel”. Please check out the maps below and get a good understanding of what route you are taking so your not confused come race day. There will be Marshalls to help direct you.

 

We are going to have a water station at the turn off to “Squid Line”, bring water and make sure you stay hydrated.

 

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COURSE MAPS:

Here are your course maps for the race. Now get out there and get some practice laps in!

 


 


 


 


 

 

 


Race Day Itinerary:

 

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Things will proceed as follows:

8:00-9:00 am Registration Open

9:15 am    Mandatory Race Meeting (To take place in the Mountain Bike Parking Lot)

10:30 am Race Starts

 

Please show up on time, registration closes at 9:00 am sharp. We need sufficient time to set up before the race, if your late you mess it up for all the other racers.

 

If you raced in the Red Mountain Race BRING YOUR PLATE!!!!!

If you forget your plate will will have to charge you an additional $5 for a new one.

 


Eats and Bevies:

 

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We will be selling  Gourmet  Red Neck Eats at the bottom in the form of some dusty old smokies for $3 each, and pop for $1. Bring some cash for food, bring some cash for an FVMBA Membership, and bring some cash to donate to the trails to earn that Trail Karma.

 

 

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No Fires Please!

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It is getting dry in the woods. We would like to remind everyone to be smart about fire danger in the woods we like to call home.  There are fire bans in effect in our local municipalities, which include the mountains &  trail networks within those communities. The dry weather is not expected to let up soon.

It is getting pretty crispy out there, so careful about smoking your brakes!

 

 

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Everything You Need to Know About Vedder Bike Fest

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It’s finally here! If you were out to our inaugural race on Red Mountain in May you know just what sort of weekend you are in for. We have a huge weekend planned with an “Official Grand Opening” of the new Vedder Beginner Trail, the announcement of the winner of the “Name the Trail” contest,  the “Vedder Mountain Klunker” an evening group ride up Vedder Mountain on some super old bikes. This is all followed by the “Vedder Mountain QuadCrusher Enduro” the following day. We have 4 big stages for the competitive strava hounds, and a very DH oriented Open Class features 3 stages for the Weekend Warriors. Here is how the weekend will unfold.


 

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The FVMBA Trailblazer Race Series is brought to you by the FVMBA, with the help of generous sponsors: Langley Concrete GroupPinkbike, Nobl Wheels, Kintec, Raceface, Orange Sport, Ryders Eyewear, Spruce Timing, Mudbunnies, The Bike Room, FatBurger (Mission)Clearbrook Coffee, Avenue Auto Body, Trail Dynamics, Muscle Milk, Dissident, and Lifecycles Bike Shop.

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Woodlot Trail Closures & Road Construction

We Thank SEYEM’QWANTLEN RESOURCES LTD. for  allowing us the use courtesy of riding in their woodlot. Please be mindful of your safety when riding in this active logging area.

NOTICE OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION

Road Constructions activities associated with Woodlot W0086, East Kanaka 6 will be taking place from June 8, 2015 to June 30, 2015, along the old road that is known as the Stovetop Trail (See Map). These operations will be occurring seven days a week from 7:00am to 5:00pm. During this time, sections of Trails adjacent to operations will be subject to temporary closure (The impacted road sections are highlighted on the map):

• Stovetop
• Blood Donor
• Giant Killer
• Toadstool

• B-­?Line Blood Donor, Giant Killer, Toadstool, and B-­?Line will be reopened upon completion of timber falling activities (Check FVMBA Website for re-­?opening information). Stovetop will remain closed until road construction activities are completed.

Please note that this schedule may need to be revised, based on conditions outside of our control, such as extreme weather. Updates to this schedule will be made as operations progress.

These operations pose numerous safety hazards; for your personal safety it is extremely important that trail users respect these closures as they occur.

In addition, trail users should be aware that they may encounter active machinery (including logging machinery and loaded logging trucks) along the road sections in the general area. Never approach active machinery from behind, and always wait to get the go ahead from the operator before passing machinery.  If you encounter a loaded logging truck, please stop, ensure the operator can see you, and keep clear of the truck until it passes by.

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ACTIVE LOGGING: Trail Closures at the Woodlot

ACTIVE LOGGING AT WOODLOT- Please respect the trail Closures

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Heads up riders there is logging activity located on the eastern boundary of the woodlot. The trails Quick Hit and Snakes and Ladders, as well as the Trans Canada Trail route off the road will be affected during the closures for safety purposes. Please respect the trail closures while logging is happening.

Snakes and Ladders is above the area to be harvested – however there will be no way to exit through the falling trees on the right of way, so riders should not use this trail during road construction.

The District plans to complete the road works in 1-2 months, allowing the trail to possibly be reopened for use for August, but then closed again in the fall for the harvesting of the actual cutblock (Sept-Oct).

Here is a map of the Closures.

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Red XC Results

Results are online for Sunday’s XC Race on Red Mountain. View results here:

https://fvmba.spruceracetiming.com/

Posted in Red Mountain, TrailBlazer Race Series

Weekend Bike Fest

May Weekend Bike Fest in Mission!

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FVMBA Trailblazer Series’s photo credit: Reuben Krabbe

Saturday May 16th, 2015 (Super B-air Grand Opening, Beer Garden, Film Fest )

11:00 am: Super B-air Grand Opening Ceremony
11:00 am- Dark: Good times on the trails
6:00 pm- 9:00 pm: Beer Garden is Open (bring some cash)

Sometime after Dark: Start of film festival including the Premiere of Scott Secco’s “Builder”

There will be food trucks on site as well so bring some cash for eats, here is the menu from the Suburban Spoon. They will be there on Saturday and Sunday providing some gourmet eats.

Fish tacos (2): $8
Brisket: $ 9
Thai curry rice bow (Vegan or Chicken): $8 for vegan $11 with chicken
8″ smokies: $8
Butter Chicken: $5
All prices include tax
We can accept cash or credit

There is also some camping available, message us if you would like to reserve a spot.
trailblazer -at- fvmba -dot- com

 

Sunday May 17th, 2015 (Red Mountain XC Race)

8:00-9:00 am : Plate Pickup.
Registration is Open till Saturday, 6pm !!! Please register ahead, as it will help us get everyone into the timing system easier!
https://fvmba.spruceregistrations.com/
(if you have NOT registered online it will cost you an additional $10 trail donation to sign up on race day, also make sure you have an up to date FVMBA membership).
http://fvmba.com/how-to-join/
9:00 am sharp: Registration & Plate Pickup Closes
9:30 am: Mandatory Race Meeting at Mill Pond
10:00 am: Race begins
Afternoon: Awards Ceremony

Here are the courses for the race. Please take a good look over the course you have registered for (Competitive or Open). There are marshals to help guide you. We will also be selling trail map packages of the entire Fraser Valley Trail Network (4 maps) for $10.

Open Course:
http://www.trailforks.com/route/2015-trailblazer-xc-open-course/

Competitive Course:
http://www.trailforks.com/route/fvmba-trailblazer-2015-xc-competitive-course/

Register Now:
https://fvmba.spruceregistrations.com/
Number one rule: Have tons of fun!!!!!

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The Fraser Valley Weekly LADIES ONLY Rides Are Back!

Start your riding season off right with the MuddBunnies and FVMBA on the Annual Dustbunnies Ride! The sunshine and warm weather of an early Spring has given us dry local trails and that means its time to get back on your trusty two-wheeled friend (aka. your bike)! It may seem like you’re starting from scratch during the lung-busting climbs to the top of your favorite trails but in this supportive atmosphere, we’ll all be feeling the same pain of early season riding. We look forward to connecting with you all for another awesome season of fun-filled two-wheeled adventures!

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That’s What She Said – Let’s Get Physical!

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It’s on again ladies!FVMBA and LIV are back to bring you the 2015 edition of That’s What She Said – Let’s Get Physical! TWSS is the all mountain, all ability, women’s biking event that lets you get racey without having to race!

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Posted in Bear Mountain, Events, General updates

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