For the North Shore Bike Fest
, Endless Biking
provided guided rides (with the assistance of NSRide
) through out the weekend. Endless Biking
(or EB/Endless) is basically a full-service company for mountain-biking trail riding offering "Camps: Clinics, Rentals, Training: Tours". Many first time visitors to the Shore don't know their way around the trails, don't have the time to really explore, are unfamiliar with riding in hyper-technical terrain, want to improve their skills or perhaps, a combination of all of the above. EB fills the niche of catering to people who might have those needs. Endless' two owners (Darren & Kelli) are also very community minded and leapt at the chance of having a presence at the North Shore Bike Fest - volunteering to put in the pump track and to hold guided rides.Here are some highlights from those guided rides last weekend
is the largest riding club in the Lower Mainland. Catering to all ages, they hold guided group rides for members on a weekly basis - basically a good way to get a flavour for trails. They helped a lot by providing guides for the group guided rides.
I tagged along on an "all-mountain" ride on Fromme and filmed/photoed the group on the Pipeline trail (thanks to G & S for all your hard work building), then Dempsey/Braemar. I was to go on a "DH" ride on Seymour, but a torrential downpour overcame my willingness; perhaps that'll be a later PB article.
Here are some more pictures of general North Shore Bike Fest activities (apologies to those exhibitors I missed from the earlier article):GENERAL
Kelli of Endless, Danielle taking care of registration, Shannon photo-bombing
Darren of Endless - when he wasn't working his tail off on the pump track
From L to R in front of the NSRide booth - Brian, Bonnie (at rear), Bill, ??, Shirley
ENDLESS BIKING guided tours
James & Lauchlan with some quality time
First - here's a video from the ride that day:
Gwen loaded bikes for the drive to the trailhead at Fromme, guided and helped film. It's not all play working with Endless
Fromme trailhead familiarization talk
Pipeline to start the ride
Shawn from Whistler was one of the guests on the ride
Jason from Calgary on one of the EB demo Rocky bikes (Rocky Altitude)
If you've never ridden rock roller coasters before ...
... don't grab too much front brake! (EB also provides coaching and guides have first-responder medical training)
Pipeline has good variety - some flow
Some lush green