Burnaby Mountain Bike Association

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Name Burnaby Mountain Bike Association (BMBA)
Type Trail Association
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Avg: 2.15 (6 votes)
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BMBA's goal is to promote the establishment and preservation of a mountain bike trail network on Burnaby Mountain that is innovative, accessible, sustainable, safe and challenging to a wide range of skill levels. We work under the supervision of the City of Burnaby.

Nearby Riding Areas

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Burnaby Mountain / SFU 7 22 3 2
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Rochester Park 2 2

6 Reviews for Burnaby Mountain Bike...

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 Disappointing that someone would give a volunteer trail association a negative review. These busy hardworking people spend their precious "spare time" battling bureaucrats so that we can all have places to ride our bikes in a city bursting at the seams with population and economic growth. Yes sometimes despite the best efforts of the trail association sometimes the powers that be would close a trail (yes it's always for BS reasons). But every trail that remains open is a daily win!

There are a LOT of companies that would make millions of moneys if the slopes of Burnaby Mountain was covered in condos. BMBA directors and volunteers don't make anything by keeping the trails open. Enjoy it and show some love.
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 AFAIK, BMBA is up against municipal politics prevent the group from doing legitimate trail work like TORCA or NSMBA does. It's sad for a gateway trail network for mtb beginners there isn't any attention paid into the maintenance of this network. Municipal level thinks that trails only need one fix of gravel fill and it's good for 5-10 years. However if you look at all our loved trails on the North Shore, Tricities, and FV; they all need constant maintenance.
So many new mountain bikers love to use Burnaby Mtn as a place to learn to ride because of its level of difficulty, proximity to transit and general easy to get to location. With that it leads to new riders with poor riding technique causing accelerated erosion. Not only that, we have groms on DH bikes shuttling the mountain with Translink; many trails have become more "DH" because of all the erosion leaving large stones and root systems exposed.
I think the municipality doesn't understand the popularity of mountain biking and also how easy Burnaby mountain is to access for new riders. Therefore they don't see the importance in advocacy groups like BMBA and the need to properly conduct trail maintenance.

Just my two bits but I live close to the mountain, have been riding it for years and notice the deterioration of the trails (and the poor trail building) each season.
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 north-shore-bike-shop:
i get what you're saying, and for the most part totally agree with you.

BUT, just because a group is doing trail work, it doesn't mean they are doing GOOD trail work.

just this weekend (9/30/17) this group did irreversible work on a perfectly good trail. in fact, if the work continues on this trail as it has for the last few trail days, the trail is going to be nothing short of a dirt/board sidewalk. its a shame.
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 They don't do anything I live near SFU and it been the same trails for a long time there's nothing new
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 The mountain closes down more trails than it builds in the name of environmental preservation.
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flag goytay (Oct 7, 2014 at 21:13)
 same
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