Trail Survey Results and Happenings of 2014, Part 1

Survey Says… In early 2014, Craig Gillett , one of the SIMBS Trail Directors, canvassed the trail crew, past and present SIMBS Directors, and members at large. A survey came together to determine if SIMBS members and Hartland Bike Park users supported trail plans for the park. The survey ran for 296 days. There ... More

Pro City Racing & Trek Bicycle Store give big to SIMBS

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 ... More

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day 2014

SIMBS is once again hosting the popular Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day on Sunday October 5th, 2014. All ages are welcome, from toddlers to teens. And of course, experienced adults as ride leaders! MEC mechanics will be on hand to provide a bike check to all participants before departing on the group rides. Entry is ... More

A note about unauthorized trail "maintenance"

Hello SIMBS members and Riders of Hartland, This note is directed at certain a individual(s), unknown to us, as well as the general riding population as a friendly reminder. Recently four tree were cut down on Snakes and Ladders, two of them were Arbutus, which are protected in BC. This is not okay. Aside from the fact ... More

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 ... More

HUGE NEWS: BC Parks Partnership Agreement for Gowlland Tod Signed

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 ... More

Hartland Trail Maintenance – April 27

Hello SIMBS Trail Crew. Trail director (1/2) Greg Cantelon here. Please join us for SIMBS Trail Maintenance Sunday April 27th, 2014 at 8:45 am at the Hartland parking lot. As always we supply the tools, gloves and training. This session will be pushed to the right somewhat due to the long weekend (was supposed to happen ... More

Rocky Mountain Bikes Demo Day – April 27, 2014

Love the Ride Rocky Mountain Bikes want you to love the ride, and has teamed up with The South Island Mountain Bike Society to give you a Demo Day, Sunday April 27th  from  10:00 - 4:00 at Hartland Bike Park. Rocky will bring their fleet of demo bikes, and give current SIMBS members a chance to ride their newest rigs. ... More

Read Mud News – Jan/Feb 2014


Impromptu Hartland Trail Maintenance – Sunday, March 2nd

Due to the widespread wind/snowfelled trees around Hartland, we are having an impromptu trail maintaince session this Sunday, March 2nd at 1:00PM. This session will be bare bones; without the usual sandwich lunch but heavy on the karmic feedbag! If you have loppers, a good bowsaw, or folding handsaw, please bring them ... More