North Shore Bike Fest - guided rides with Endless Biking

Jun 9, 2010 at 10:24
by Lee Lau  

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,

NSRide 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
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
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
From L to R in front of the NSRide booth - Brian, Bonnie (at rear), Bill, ??, Shirley
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Scott
Scott

Marin
Marin

James & Lauchlan with some quality time
James & Lauchlan with some quality time


ENDLESS BIKING guided tours:

First - here's a video from the ride that day:

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Gwen loaded bikes for the drive to the trailhead at Fromme, guided and helped film.  It's not all play working with Endless
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
Fromme trailhead familiarization talk

Pipeline to start the ride
Pipeline to start the ride

Shawn from Whistler was one of the guests on 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)
Jason from Calgary on one of the EB demo Rocky bikes (Rocky Altitude)

Kelli
Kelli

Gwen
Gwen

If you've never ridden rock roller coasters before ...
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)
... don't grab too much front brake! (EB also provides coaching and guides have first-responder medical training)

Pipeline has good variety - some flow
Pipeline has good variety - some flow

Some rocks
Some rocks

Some lush green
Some lush green
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17 Comments

  • + 2
 i normally dirt jump and downhill but this is still a nice video and looks fun, might try it some time, thnx.
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  • + 1
 Nice photos, anymore photos of that tall drink of water on the red Rocky, with with the white POC leg armour? ;o)
  • + 1
 hey now! Her husband will hunt me down if I put up more shots
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  • + 2
 music in the video is god awful....
  • + 2
 Women love Delirium. You're never going to pass that sensitive guy test with that attitude
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  • + 1
 If there are 2 people who can show you what you don't know about your bike its kelli and darren
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  • + 1
 where is North Shore Bike Fest?
  • + 4
 Nebraska
  • + 1
 I thought the link might have given it away
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  • + 1
 Sick shots! Cant wait to ride those trails...only in 3 weeks!
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  • + 1
 ive ridden with darren butler before....hes so funny!
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  • + 1
 Thanks for the pics Lee! However, my name is spelled 'Sean'
  • + 1
 I took a wild guess there
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