Welcome to the South Island Mountain Bike Society – Riding in and around Victoria, British Columbia

SIMBS is a not-for-profit organization run by an enthusiastic team of volunteers who advocate for trail access, build sustainable riding areas, hosts events that promote mountain culture and engages the local community to provide an opportunity for everyone to ride.

We are the voice of South Vancouver Islands Mountain Bike Community.

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Trail Maintenance Report Sunday October 15th

What a great day out on the trails today. Thirteen people came out to give the trails some love and build their trail karma. We split up into several small groups and tackled many jobs.

Craig, Stan and Mike headed to North Ridge and put the finishing touches on the log ride. The log is cribbed in with rock, has a nice smooth entry point, and two exit options - riders can wheelie drop or ride off.

Chad and Megan hit Who's yer Daddy and did some berm work.

Mark and John went to Dave's Line and did some more work on the 'big rock bypass'.

Austin, Noah, and Ken buffed up the area around the defunct second to last feature on Jelly Roll.

Sarah, Lynn, and Iain went over to Sidewinder and repaired a big hole leftover from the winter storms. After that they went to the switchback and armoured the downhill shortcut to avoid environmental damage.

We all convened back at the parking lot and enjoyed Red Barn soup and sandwich, and Sylvia Luzzi's most excellent cookies. We also celebrated some milestones for one of our trail crew who has been with us for a long time. Stan celebrated ten years with the trail crew and his 75th birthday today. Thank you Stan - you are certainly an inspiration!

Several of the crew celebrated further with a bike ride.

Your trail crew is out every month. Please join us and build your own trail karma. If you would like to receive a no hassle monthly reminder, please email trails@simbs.com

Photos here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0DyMKYxvXCmODBSZlRzR0kyV1U
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Trail Maintenance Sunday October 15

Please join us this coming Sunday for our monthly Trail Maintenance Sunday.

Meet at 8h45 at the Hartland Bike Park parking lot next to the washrooms.

We provide lunch so please email trails@simbs.com with your choice of Veggie, Turkey, or Roast Beast sandwich. Lunch is at 13h00 back in the parking lot.

Wear sturdy shoes, and bring a water bottle and dress for the weather.
We provide tools and training as needed.

Projects include repair of trail braiding on South Ridge, finishing the log ride on North Ridge, and routine maintenance to prep for winter rains.

See you Sunday
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