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Pro City Racing & Trek Bicycle Store give big to SIMBS

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Pro City Racing, who organize a wide variety of races (including cyclo-cross, cross-country, and enduro) at Hartland Park, have donated a portion all proceeds they collected from races this past summer to SIMBS. The Trek Bicycle Store has topped up their donation to make it a cool $2000!

Both Pro City and the Trek Store recognize the amount of hours and labour SIMBS puts in each year for trail maintenance, development and advocacy. These funds will go directly back into this, so organizations such as these are able to utilize great trails for events. Not to mention their generosity will benefit all riders on, and visiting, the South Island. This is a great example of trail users also being trails supporters.

The SIMBS board, members, supporters and riders extend a big THANK YOU to Pro City Racing and Trek Bicycle Store for your leadership and support of the South Island mountain biking community.

October 24, 2014 in News by

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Call for Volunteers for Trail Assessments

Phase one is taking place for the Gowland Todd agreement with BC Parks, which means we are starting the trails assessment in the Partridge Hills area.  We are in need of volunteers in order to complete this and move on to the next next stage!

There is a training session taking place on June 7th, at 9:30am, starting in the Durrance Lake Parking lot. The session will be 2-3 hours, and will cover how to collect the environmental data for the flora and physical aspects of the trail and areas.

Bring hiking boots, water and a note pad.

Please respond to president@simbs.com if you are able to attend.

June 5, 2014 in Events, News by

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HUGE NEWS: BC Parks Partnership Agreement for Gowlland Tod Signed

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I’m very happy to announce to you that…

Last weekend I signed the Partnership Agreement between SIMBS and BC Parks to investigate possible future mountain bike designation to selected trails in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. The initial area that will be looked at is Partridge Hills (including the surrounding area). This will involve a comprehensive trail assessment of the present inventory that will take place during the 2014/15 period. At the conclusion of this initial assessment we will review the data with BC Parks and seek approval to begin construction, where appropriate, of a consistent and sustainable multi-use trail network. As we enter into this project, BC Parks has asked me to remind our membership that relatively few trails in the Gowlland Tod system at the present time are approved for mountain bike use. Information on approved trails can be found at the BC Parks website http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/gowlland_tod/, park information shelters and the CRD Mt. Work trailhead.

Following the evaluation of Partridge Hills area trails, SIMBS has the option to undertake similar inventory/assessment projects in other defined areas of the park under the same terms and conditions.

This is the first formal agreement SIMBS has had with BC Parks. We are looking forward to working closely with them throughout this process.

This will be a large project that will need a dedicated volunteer base to make it happen. If you are interested in being part of this process, please let me know at president@simbs.com

Daniel Cammiade
SIMBS President

April 24, 2014 in News by

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