PRESS RELEASE: North Shore Mountain Bike Association
We are incredibly excited to offer the chance to win a brand new custom-built Knolly bike while raising some money for the trails! Raffle tickets are available for 1 for $10 and will be on sale until July 31, 2020 on 7pm PST. The winner will be drawn at 7:30pm PST and will be contacted by email.Buy your tickets here!Knolly Bikes
has generously donated a special edition of the Warden LT complete with a topographic map of Mount Seymour and NSMBA decals; the build has been rounded out with top shelf components from SRAM
, One Up Components
, We Are One Composites
, and built with love by the Wheelthing
Whether you’re upgrading an old ride, looking for N+1, or just getting into riding, this bike will be the perfect upgrade or addition to your arsenal to explore everything BC has to offer on. We’d suggest starting on the flow of John Deer, and then heading over to the revitalized ladders and jank of Boundary; both trails you’ll find the Knolly name at the top as they’re the title sponsor. Of course, follow this up with some riding in Squamish (home of OneUp) and a trip to Kamloops (home of We Are One) once things cool down this fall. And don’t do either until non-essential travel recommendations have been lifted, of course.
Proceeds from the raffle will go towards keeping the trails we’re all relying on so heavily this year in tip top shape, advocating for mountain bike use and trails on the North Shore, and Colour the Trails
, a Vancouver based organization focusing on diversity and inclusion in the Outdoors (more details below). Our goal is $50,000; if all of last year’s members buy two tickets, we’ll sell out, so better hurry! Every ticket you buy gives you more chances to win while also supporting the trails!Buy your tickets here!
The NSMBA believes strongly in diversity and inclusion in all aspects of society – this includes the trails and outdoor spaces our work focuses on. There are systemic biases and injustices that lead to under-representation of people of colour mountain biking, and in outdoor recreation as a whole. In conjunction with the raffle, we’re excited to begin working directly with Colour the Trails, founded by Judy Kasaima, an activist who has been inspiring, engaging, uplifting people of colour for years.
Whether it's working to put on a movie night focused on black bodies in the outdoors, organizing rentals and group outings for skiing, hiking, or biking, she’s been putting her own personal resources into these good causes. The NSMBA will be donating 12.5% of raffle proceeds up to $25,000 and 35% of raffle proceeds beyond $25,000 to Colour the Trails, partnering up to provide trail days for POC & allies, and providing some administrative support. We must recognize trails and the outdoors require privilege to access; as an Association we must actively work and invest to provide equitable access and opportunity.
Photo courtesy of Judy Kasaima
A brand new, limited edition custom-built Knolly Warden LT! Custom graphics showcase the topography of Seymour Mountain. Knolly has held back one of each frame size of these limited edition frames, so height is no excuse to not buy tickets (small through x-large sizes available).
Frame: Knolly Warden Aluminum Frame – Click here for more info
Tires: Maxxis Assegai 27.5 x 2.5, Exo+ and Minion DHR2 27.5 x 2.4 Exo+, Tubeless
Wheels: We are One Union Wheelset
Hub Set: Industry 9 Hydra
Front Ring: Sram X-SYNC-2 32T
Crankset, BB, rear derailleur and shifter: SRAM X01 Eagle
Cassette: SRAM XG 1270
Bar (carbon), Stem and Grips: OneUp
Dropper: OneUp 180mm
Saddle: Chromag Lynx DT
Headset: Cane Creek ZS 44 / ZS 56
Brakes: SRAM RSC
Fork: Rock Shox Lyric 27.5 – 170mm
Shock: Rock Shox Debonair Super Deluxe Ultimate
Retail Value: $8,000Buy your tickets here!
As a volunteer, Not-for-Profit charity organization, our work includes the revitalization and continued maintenance of this trail network, adapting trails to sustainable trail building standards and improving connectivity through new trail projects. We work to provide challenge and progression to users while fostering our mountain bike culture and community as a positive and progressive force. As more and more users head to the trail every year, your support is needed now more than ever to ensure that we can ensure the keep up with wear and tear, trail erosion, storm damage and the ravage of time.
The trails mean many things to many people. For many, they are simply a place to escape from the world for a bit, while many others see them as a place for fitness, fun, forest bathing and much much more. But the core of what trails are is community for without community, the trails would not exist.
As long as there is community, there will always be trails.
Hear from NSMBA trail builder (and Knolly bike rider) Penny Deck about the Association, what we do, and what she loves about trail building. Buy your tickets here!
HUGE Thank you to Knolly Bikes
, One Up Components
, We Are One Composites
for making this bike a reality!
Thank you also to the Production Team: The Wheelthing
, Wild Land Media
(videos) & Gavin Kennedy
(images) for their bike & camera skills!
*Please note that you must be 19 years of age and physically in British Columbia to purchase a raffle ticket. This means that the credit card you use to purchase an online ticket must have a BC address. Please contact the nsmba at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any issues or questions about making a purchase. The NSMBA is using a third party to help the facilitation of this online raffle to adhere to all of the regulations and guidelines provided by the BC License and Gaming Office. This raffle is open to all BC Residents and those physically present in BC during the duration of the Raffle (June 10th, 2020 to July 31st, 2020). For full contest details please read HERE