The South Island Mountain Bike Society (SIMBS) is a non-profit, 100% volunteer-powered organization that promotes mountain biking on South Vancouver Island. In addition to maintaining the trails of Hartland Bike Park, the largest trail network in Greater Victoria, SIMBS advocates for the needs of the broader off-road cycling community in the region.

Our Mission

SIMBS was incorporated in 1998, with the primary purpose being to preserve and increase mountain biking access on Southern Vancouver Island. Since then, SIMBS has established and looked after Hartland (an extensive trail network within Mount Work Regional Park, 20 minutes from downtown Victoria), helped authorize the Harbourview trail network, and been instrumental in advocating for the creation of new sanctioned biking within the Greater Victoria Area.

Run by riders, for riders

SIMBS is made up of hundreds of mountain bikers of all ages, abilities, and motivations, organized by a 100% volunteer board. We share one common motivation: wanting the best possible riding in Victoria, the South Island, and beyond. 

World-class trails, one builder at a time

For decades, SIMBS volunteers have dedicated their time and energy to maintaining and expanding the trails at Hartland. Some volunteers have been coming to our trail days since the very beginning, but every trail day brings new builders of all ages and abilities. Our community trails days are all about that -- the community! -- so everyone is encouraged to attend the trail days. 

The voice of South Island mountain biking

Before a shovel ever hits dirt, hundreds (or thousands!) of hours go into community organization and advocacy. SIMBS coordinates with local, provincial, and national allies -- as well as a variety of stakeholder groups -- to further the interests of anyone who rides bikes in the great outdoors. We take pride in being responsible stewards of the lands we have the privilege to access, and use our experience to tirelessly lobby for new off-road riding throughout the Greater Victoria Area.

Meet The Team

Alon Soraya


Growing up in Ontario, Alon would dream about mountain biking in BC, so it didn't take him long to get hooked on the local riding. In our "pay-to-play" world, the volunteer driven nature of MTB trails stood out to Alon as something special, and he felt a duty to contribute to our amazing trails. 

Victoria has a long history of mountain biking, with the formation of SIMBS in 1998. As President Alon is committed to helping our region reach its full potential as a MTB destination by supporting the development of awesome new MTB opportunities, stewarding our existing trails responsibly, and promoting our diverse community.

Favourite trail at Hartland: Small Craft Warning

Brendon Earl

Vice President

Brendon is a born and raised Islander. He's been mountain biking since his youth in Nanaimo and has grown passionate about all genres of off-road cycling. Working as a Software Engineering Manager, Brendon brings along an organized problem-solving attitude to find ways for SIMBS to grow its impact. Brendon is excited to continue elevating SIMBS by focusing on the volunteer experience through meaningful work and creating a collaborative environment. Brendon's always happy to get out and meet, just get in touch!

Favourite trail at Hartland: Torpedo Run

Tracey Janes


A (nearly) lifelong West Coaster, Tracey has been mountain biking in Victoria since 2009 but found a new passion for the trails during the pandemic in 2020. In her non-biking time, Tracey is a mom, runner, skier, and wannabe surfer. Tracey has worked in the provincial government for 15 years and tries to bring the skills she’s learned there to the work of SIMBS. Bring on the collaboration, planning, and continuous improvement!

Favorite trail at Hartland: Dave’s line



Currently recruiting!
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Dylan Bartel

Trail Director

An Islander born and raised Dylan grew up riding, racing and building trails in Campbell River until he was 18. After moving to Victoria in 2007 he got involved with mountain biking again in 2012 with some close friends. It’s been full throttle ever since. Victoria is home and he looks to improve and progress the riding community both as a rider/builder and an advocate for our sport.

Favourite trail at Hartland: Small Craft Warning

Yvonne Mendel

Advocacy Director

Yvonne is passionate about new sanctioned riding opportunities and trail building. Yvonne is involved in many aspects of SIMBS and has been on the board since 2018.  She has been a champion for the Topaz Bike Park and Tripp Youth Park. Outside of SIMBS, she helped a few hundred young children develop their bike literacy skills through Topaz Bike Club clinics and booths.  

Born and raised in Smithers, BC, she has a husband (Bastien) and two kids who also love mountain biking, trail building and skiing.

Favourite trail at Hartland: Sofa King

Jessica Fudge

Community Engagement Director

Hey! I'm Jess. My pronouns are she/her. I am ever grateful to be born and raised on the unceded, traditional territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən People. I am the owner and operator of Selah Wild Adventures - a mountain bike program focused towards female identifying youth & adults. We seek to help girls connect to themselves, each other, & to nature. Community is one of my core values & I seek to make SIMBS community blossom even further with more fun, participation, collaboration, & newness.  At the end of the day we want to see our community proud of what we have built, excited to continue to steward this land, and motivated to inspire others to do the same.

Favourite trail at Hartland: 90's Jank

Randy Wetmore

Sponsorship Director

Originally from New Brunswick, Randy has spent most of his life on a bike despite the lack of usable vertical terrain on the East Coast.  Moving to the west coast more than a decade ago to enjoy a more active life and deeper relationship with the outdoors, he fell in love with mountain biking during the pandemic.  Aspiring to further develop his skills and be on the trail’s multiple times every week, Hartland has become his haven to recharge.

Randy is excited to use his sales and business development background to assist SIMBS connect with local community members and business with sponsorship and funding opportunities.  Specifically, driving funding and sponsorship, exposure, and understanding of the society and its mission through proactive outreach.

Favourite trail at Hartland: Who's Your Daddy

Peter Lonergan

Communications Director

Liz Cox

Events Director


Fundraising Director

Currently recruiting!
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Mahon Lamont

Director at Large

Mahon Lamont grew up in a mountain biking family in Whistler. He raced nationally in xc before attending the University of Victoria in 2015 to complete his Mechanical Engineering Degree, graduating in 2020. Since 2018 he has been a mountain bike coach for The Cycling Co. Recently he has transitioned from racing xc to racing enduro. Mahon’s passion is advocating for trails and growing the mountain bike community. His ideal vision for South Island riding is climbs that allow for faster climbing that get you to the top of sustained descents.

Favourite trail at Hartland: 90's Jank

Andrew Mickelson

Hartland Trail Lead

Andrew grew up in Ontario where he skied and biked and dreamed of the mountains.  He has since relocated to British Columbia and has been digging and riding at the Dump for the last 15 years.

Favourite trail at Hartland: Mindbender

Catch Andrew working alongside the Trails Director on groundwork within Hartland and taking the lead on trail maintenance days!

Jesse Jubinville

Hartland Trail Lead

Jesse was born and raised in Victoria, shredding Thetis Lake area on his bmx before taking up mountain biking in the early 90s. He's been riding and building trails ever since and will continue until his wee lil legs can't push down the pedals anymore.

Favourite trail at Hartland: The ones that go up. The ones that go down. The ones that go across. The smooth ones. The janky ones. I like them all for different reasons!

Catch Jesse working alongside the Trails Director on groundwork within Hartland and taking the lead on trail maintenance days!

Contact Us

Email Us

Get a hold of us anytime via email at:

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You can reach the Advocacy Team at:

Our Mailing Address

Send snail mail our way using:

South Island Mountain Bike Society
PO Box 8145
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 3R8

Our Constitution

A constitution is a system for governance, often codified as a written document, that establishes the rules and principles of an autonomous political entity. Please feel free to check out the SIMBS Constitution.

We acknowledge with gratitude that we live and enjoy recreation on the unceded territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ People.⁠

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