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.
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!
Our yearly poker ride is a choose your own adventure race. The set pick up locations offer many routes through the trails and allow for all skill levels.
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
To promote the life long endeavor of mountain biking, SIMBS designs an event that includes food, fun, and a great environment for kids to learn about mountain biking.
Trail days happen on the third Sunday of every month, and are where SIMBS members and volunteers go out to maintain the existing trail network and contribute new additions — followed, of course, by a complimentary lunch and trail ride. Find out more info here.
Throughout the year, SIMBS likes to connect and share what we are up to...over drinks. The pub nights are a great way to hear directly from our members about what they want. These are hosted mainly in the winter months, when after work rides are too dark.
Our group rides have been small but we hope to grow them in the coming years. One thing is for sure, no one will be left behind. We break off into groups of skill sets and have a good time.
We make rad bike movies even more rad but adding beer, prizes, food and more. We are always on the lookout for a movie that will fill the theatre, let us know if you have any suggestions.
We are always looking to add new ideas. If you are passionate about creating something new, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org