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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Hartland got the thumbs-up from a group of international visitors! A group from the US, Belgium and Holland was in Victoria for a conference recently and did a loop in the park as an activity. Afterwards, they said they had never ridden in a place like this before, had very positive comments about the trails and how well they're maintained, and said they'd love to come back! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

South Island Mountain Bike Society - SIMBS

Sooke Bike Club is hosting a cool enduro race out at Tansky riding area Oct 14th on some freshly laid trails! Check out the Sooke Bike Club facebook page for updated info and make your way out there next week!Another work party/ practice lap this Sat Oct 6th- meet at Tansky in Jordan River- 10:30 for trail work, or 2:30 for the ride. Bring lunch and water! Volunteers entered to win a pair of Maxxis DH tires from @straightupcycles ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

South Island Mountain Bike Society - SIMBS

Thanks to Robert Cooper for posting this, especially helpful for people new to Hartland.If you've only got an hour or so and want a quick & fun lunchtime rip, this is it. 1.5 hours to drive up from near Lochside School, ride it and get back home. Anyone else got some faves? ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi all, our friends at the Nature Trails Society and Tripleshot are hosting a Trail Building days (outside of Hartland Mountain Bike Park).

Trail building sessions, Saturdays, 9 am-12, 305 Hector

The landowner has graciously invited NTS and Tripleshot CC and neighbourhood equestrians to build this multipurpose trail from Hector Road to Prospect lake road, for public use. We're nearly there, with an NTS designed route with 8 cool switchbacks up the east side, and 5 down the west, through a beautiful grove of arbutus and garry oak.

Jobs for this week include placing mineral soil on rock sections, collecting rock for berms, and clearing organic soil and building a switchback platform on the trail opening.

Payback includes all the blackberries you can eat, and a cool community of walkers, runners, equestrians and cyclists on a trail we can all agree on. :)

Please park on Hector rd off the pavement and walk down the driveway about 75 m to the trail head. NTS tools provided, or BYO favourite pick axe like I do.
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“Mountain biking accessible to everyone. ” - SIMBS Vision