Third Annual JumpShip Postponed Until 2014

May 13, 2013 at 20:00
May 13, 2013
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It is with much disappointment that the Dockside Mountain Bike Society (DMBS) has decided to postpone the Third Annual JumpShip Festival, scheduled to take place on June 14-16, 2013, until 2014 due to changes within the current economic climate of the bike industry, rendering sponsorship goals unattainable. The DMBS directors felt that they could not produce an event of the caliber that the sport of mountain biking and the City of Victoria deserves.


Jumpship 2012 in Victoria BC

JumpShip has had great support from the public and businesses alike over the past two years, and while producing an event this year was a priority for the DMBS - every avenue was explored - there was no solution which would result in an event which would live up to their expectations, and the expectations of the thousands of people who have enjoyed JumpShip the past two years. The DMBS wishes to thank all their current sponsors and suppliers for being so patient with them over the past few months, and want it to be known that that they were forced to make the decision not based on “can we”, but “should we” run the event in 2013.

Jumpship 2012 in Victoria BC

Jumpship 2012 in Victoria BC

The DMBS would also like to apologize to everyone who had planned on attending this event, both spectators and athletes, and hope that their unimpeded enthusiasm will return with JumpShip next year.

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The sponsorship drive and planning for 2014 has already begun, and JumpShip will be back in the spectacular fashion that it is already recognized for.

About Dockside Mountain Bike Society
The DMBS is a not-for-profit whose mandate is to promote cycling within an urban environment, and showcase Victoria as an ideal city to live, work and play. This is achieved through producing events like JumpShip, and working with community groups, agencies, and organizations that have similar objectives.
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36 Comments

  • + 37
 Damn mt wash. Then jumpship.
Is the bearclaw next?

This sucks.
  • + 3
 So wait, is Mt. Wash bike park closed ?. When did that happen ?
  • + 6
 aboot a week ago .
  • + 2
 Strange there is no announcement. Was planning on riding that park this year. Too bad.
  • - 9
 Figures. Vancouver island is sucking ass this year big time
  • - 2
 BIG ass sucking!
  • + 3
 Tell me about it. I just built up a Demo 8 and now I have nowhere to ride DAMMIT... well maybe Prevost.
  • + 3
 mt washington closed down? so no bearclaw? wtf
  • + 3
 bearclaws still a go for now...
bearclawinvitational.com
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  • + 30
 This is when Red Bull helps out. Right?
  • + 2
 Red Bull is doing less as far as supporting these contests, and doing more as far as supporting their own contests like Rampage. They pulled most of their funding from the Claymore, which is a big reason the FMB wont be coming to NH this year.
  • + 1
 From what I've been told by event planners, redbull doesn't really like sponsoring events. They much prefere doing the entire thing or nothing in most cases. When you think about it, it's kind of sad that a drink company supports events more than the industry itself.
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  • + 27
 Screw norbs. Van Isle got robbed.
  • + 1
 Well said ! Big Grin
  • - 1
 ohhh mattypants too funny.
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  • + 19
 ah they done goatstyle'd it!
  • + 4
 that's what i said when i found out
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  • + 12
 It's the contest Victoria deserves, but not the one it needs right now.
  • + 5
 batman, is that you?
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  • + 6
 The slopestyle scene just gets better and better lol
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  • + 3
 dang! i was really looking forward to that Frown
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  • + 3
 No mt washington , jumpship, dh hammerfest..... Whats next ?
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  • + 1
 The girl with the beer is the best photo hands down. The rest are second best
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  • + 1
 So much for photographing Jumpship Frown
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  • + 1
 Put the barge under the bridge and drop in from there!!
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  • + 1
 The Claymore challenge at Highland was posponed too.
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  • + 1
 probably gonna put it in europe somewhere like everything else
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  • + 1
 Its not annual then, now is it?
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  • + 1
 bullshit, i was looking forward to this. Island economies suck D*%$#@
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  • - 3
 Wheres Semenuk?
  • - 4
 Can someone please explain this joke to me? haha
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