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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4 days ago

South Island Mountain Bike Society - SIMBS

Fourteen volunteers gave up their Sunday morning to give the trails a bit of love, taking advantage of the recent rain to start work on restoring some of the erosion caused by thousands of wheels over a long, dry summer.

Crew 1 headed back to the South Ridge re-route (around the seasonal river that we'd all have the displeasure of riding through over the winter; an effort to prevent continued erosion of that section), doing some great work to shore up the berm and improve the flow when riding up South Ridge. One more trail day and we'll call that one done.

Crew 2 restored the S turn near the Skull side of Inventive, pushing out the tread (and narrowing the section), adding rock ledges to control brake erosion while maintaining an line for those riding up.

Thanks to everyone that made it out yesterday - the trails simply wouldn't be in the phenomenal shape they are without your effort and time. And if anyone else is interested in putting shovels into the dirt and pitching in your say into a section of trail, send an email to simbstm@gmail.com to be added to the monthly callout. No experience is necessary, all of the tools are provided and everyone's always welcome.

Now get out there and ride!
Jesse
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5 days ago

South Island Mountain Bike Society - SIMBS

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The trails at Hartland endured a hot, dry summer and now's our chance to help prepare them for the upcoming rainy season! Join your fellow volunteer dirt lovers Sunday morning (8:45) at our monthly trail maintenance session! We'll provide the tools, the know-how, and the post-ride! ... See MoreSee Less

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A big thanks to Nathaniel Cook for being tour guide at Hartland for a couple from Nevada! He saw the couple's licence plate and asked if they'd like a guided tour. The couple was very impressed with the work our volunteers do with the trails. What a great idea to check out licence plates!

Another thing Nathaniel noticed, however, was a cigarette butt at the bottom of switchbacks - say, what?!! Please be careful to dispose of those in the proper garbage bins, especially in these tinder-dry conditions!
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Pivot Cycles and Trek Bicycle Store/Pro City Racing have 40 bikes here for you to demo! Here until 4pm. ... See MoreSee Less

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“Mountain biking accessible to everyone. ” - SIMBS Vision