SIMBS runs events to achieve three main goals: give back to the South Island mountain biking community, promote trail advocacy and stewardship, and highlight the vital work of our volunteers and members.
This year, things are a bit different as we are currently running limited events because of COVID-19. We are hoping to expand and run more frequent events as the provincial health recommendations evolve.
To stay informed with what events we are running, please make sure to join as a member, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and sign up for our email newsletter. We also have a calendar below with all of our events.
Ride the Dump Challenge
Every two weeks, June 14 through October 3, trails, a set route or particular challenge within Hartland Mountain Bike Park will be featured. Complete the trails or route within the designated timeframes and earn a digital badge plus, chance to win some sweet prizes! Cumulative elevation and distance badges can also be earned, and it’s free to participate.
Community Trail Maintenance
Hosted the third Sunday of every month, Community Trail Maintenance sessions provide members and volunteers the chance to get their hands dirty and give back to the off-road riding community through trail network maintenance and development. No prior experience or a SIMBS membership are required - just an enthusiastic attitude and willingness to help! Mentoring, tools and lunch are provided, and minors, accompanied by a guardian, are welcome! Scroll through the events calendar above for dates and details of upcoming Community Trail Days.
Annual General Meeting
Although the AGM is a legal requirement for SIMBS, we make it a party! Occurring in late February/early March, the event requires attendance from 10% of the membership. We vote in a new Board, discuss important topics, and plan for the future. This is a celebration of the South Island Mountain Bike community and tends to bring in hundreds of people for beer, pizza, prizes and democracy!
Have a great event idea or interested in partnering? Connect with our Events Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.