Bear DH Closed till Spring

The Bear DH in Bear Mt is officially closed until the rebuild is complete and the ground hardened up. Obstacles have been scattered across the trail to discourage riding.

PLEASE respect the closure.

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Posted in Bear Mountain

AGM Party – November 23, 2014!

straitonhallCome join the Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers association at the Straiton Hall for our annual AGM party!

We want to celebrate another successful year of mountain biking in the Fraser Valley. We couldn’t have accomplished as much as we have without you, our members, and our amazingly generous sponsors! And so, to thank you, we are holding a party, including clown bike races, snacks, beer and pulled pork sandwiches!

Join the group ride on Sumas Mountain first at 10am, then head down to the hall.

We will also be holding a short AGM with election of officers. Want to get involved, this is your chance! Not a member? No problem, sign up at the door. Bring your friends, your neighbours, anybody who likes mountain bikes!

Time:
2pm – 5pm

Location:
Straiton Hall
4698 Upper Sumas Mountain Road
Abbotsford, BC  google map
http://www.straitoncommunityclub.com/

Posted in AGM

Rogue Trail Work Gets Recycled

It was mentioned last week, and now another incident of some rogue trail work, this time on Bear Mountain. On Lorax, someone has put in a bypass route around the rock in the clearcut. We understand some do not like the rock, and look forward to a bypass. However the rogue bypass is unsustainable (a straight chute down which will funnel water and erode the trail). The trail builder does have plans to put in proper bypass this season, and the rouge bypass has been decommissioned.

FVMBA would like to mention, once again, that any needed trail work be brought to our attention, and we will put you in contact with the respective builder/maintainer of that trail to discuss your plans. Dismissing this protocol may result in your hard work being recycled back to nature.

Posted in Trail maintenance tips

Bear DH is Getting a Facelift!

Bear Mountain is an amazing place to ride, and it is only getting better.

In recent years the Bear Mountain DH Course has taken a beating. The course is tired and each winter rain erodes the trail further creating an unsustainable route. We would like to say a sincere thank you to all who have helped work on this trail in the past. So many people and so many hours have helped keep this trail running.

Starting next week, this trail is getting a machine built rejuvenation. Ewan Fafard, acclaimed builder of Lorax and Squid Line, will be working his magic and crafting the Bear DH trail into another flagship trail on Bear Mountain.

This will result in a temporary trail closure beginning next Monday, October 20. This weekend will be the last chance to ride the trail prior to the temporary closure. Just one more reason to get out and ride your bike this weekend!

Thanks to a donation of the machine by the Crondahl family, and a monetary donation from Mission Springs Brewery & Pub, we currently we have enough funding to complete approximately half of this project.

We are seeking sponsorship for the remainder. If you can help, please contact Kevin Koopmans at: president@fvmba.com

 

Posted in Bear Mountain, General updates Tagged with: ,

Trail Maintenance

Someone has been cutting out trail features (technical logovers) on Momentum (Red Mountain) which have been built as part of the trail. Momentum is considered a technical trail, and these features are part of what make it a challenging trail. Please, please, please do not do “trail maintenance” without first contacting a regional representative of the FVMBA or posting your thoughts with us here. “Dumbing down” a technical trail does NOT provide more enjoyment for mountain bikers.

Please share this post, and get the word out to your fellow riders that while we do appreciate help on the trails, helpers should first contact FVMBA to see where and what type of help is required.

Posted in General updates

Twin Peaks Tag Team Mountain Duathlon

Twin Peaks Tag Team Mountain Duathlon

Twin Peaks Tag Team Mountain Duathlon

Date: Saturday September 27, 2014
(registration starting at 8:00am)

Location: Red & Bear Mountain
– staging area Mill Pond, Mission, BC

more information

 

Posted in Bear Mountain, Racing, Red Mountain Tagged with: , ,

Invergarry Grand Opening

From our friends at SORCE…

I would like to take this opportunity to invite all members of FVMBA to the Invergarry Bike Park Grand Opening on Aug 17.  We realize that its the last day of Crankworks but we are going for it anyway.  The Surrey Off Road Cycling Enthusiasts going to be hosting the event which will include a bit of easy digging from 10-12 tuning the Little Shredder line, followed by a Jump Jam.  There will be food, music and prizes.  There is also a raffle draw for a WTP Justice BMX donated by Velocity Cycles.  This is meant to be a family event with the emphasis on getting the groms on the green line and the pumptrack. If you could throw a link up on your events page that would be awesome.

Thanks for your support,
Jon Proctor

http://www.sorcebikeclub.org/index.php/events/icalrepeat.detail/2014/08/17/43/-/invergarry-grand-opening

Posted in Events

2014 TWSS – Event Schedule

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Here’s what you need to know for Saturday, ladies:

9:30-10:15:  Check in for Beginner 2
This clinic will run from 10:30-12:00, followed by a group ride

10:00-10:45:  Check in and registration for the Treasure Hunt
The hunt begins at 11:15

12:00-12:30:  Check in for beginner 1
This clinic runs from 12:30-2:00

Don’t forget cash for the food truck and beer garden delights.
Also, if your normal riding gear is in the wash, don’t fret! Riding attire consisting of animal print, faux fur, spandex, neon, sequins, leather accessories…in fact anything at all is encouraged! Have fun and go wild with your outfit choice for this event ladies!

See you all on Saturday!

Posted in General updates

2014 That’s What She Said

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It’s on again ladies! FVMBA and LIV/giant bring you 2014’s
“That’s What She Said” – the all mountain, all ability, awesome women’s biking event that lets you get racey without racing! Come join us on Saturday July 5th, 2014,
in Mission BC – Where The Wild Things Are!  More details available on our event page…

Posted in Events, General updates

Tourism Benefits of Mountain Biking in the Fraser Valley

On April 17, 2014 Frank Gundermann presented a presentation to the Chamber of Commerce in Mission regarding the tourism benefits of mountain biking to the community.

The presentation was made in the Pecha Kucha format, which is 20 slides, at 20 seconds each.

See the presentation & newspaper article…

Posted in General updates