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Join the NSMBA Trails For All Challenge - 29 Days of Riding in February

Jan 30, 2024 at 18:16
by North Shore  
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PRESS RELEASE: NSMBA

This February, join us in a challenge to stay active, give back to the trails and connect with our community. We’re challenging YOU to get out on the trails for 29 minutes for 29 days straight (yes, this year is a leap year).

29 minutes for 29 days for $29! And if you’re an NSMBA member you get two entries for badge prizing.

How to register:

- Add the Trails for All Challenge to your cart and check out.
- Fill in the Google Form (this is important so we can track you and ensure you receive prizing if you win).
- Join the Challenge on Trailforks.

This challenge is open (BC-wide) to the broader user community. Bikers, trail runners, hikers and dog walkers are welcome! The goal is to stay active, raise funds for the trails and get involved with the community.

We’ve partnered up with Trailforks to record all your hard work and to make it as easy as possible to track. A free Trailforks account is required to record your activities, earn badges and participate in this contest.

Entrants will receive regular updates, and be in with the chance to win some special prizes. All entrants that complete the full 29 day challenge will receive a limited edition NSMBA tote bag & sticker pack. If you complete a badge challenge, you’ll be entered to win the prize associated with the badge – NSMBA Members get double entry into prizing on completed badges.

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With badge challenges linked to activities throughout the month, you can look forward to prizes from partners; ARC'TERYX, BOSLEYS, CMTR, GODFATHER’S GARAGE, MEC, NF, NONNY BEER, NORTH POINT, NORCO, RACEFACE, SAUCONY, SRAM, STEED, and STONGS.

Stay active every day in Feb get involved with our community and give back to the NSMBA in support of the trails.

Sign up before Feb 1

Click for the FAQ / Challenge terms

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16 Comments
  • 13 2
 Not sure why they are doing a riding everyday challenge for one of the wettest months of the year....
  • 4 2
 They do something like this most years. There are events all summer long, this is a nice way to get people to stay active through winter.
  • 2 3
 @notthatfast: And they want me to pay another $29 ontop of my yearly membership? Didnt they say at the AGM they have excess funds they cant even spend? Like theyre living in surplus as far as $$$ goes?
  • 3 2
 @notthatfast: I am all for being active during the winter. There has been some heavy rain events recently and a lot of trail associations have been asking people to stay off the trails due to the damage they will cause when they are that wet.
  • 6 1
 @Kamperk87:
This event also includes hiking, trail running etc.
If you're not into it then don't do it, easy peasy. Also while I remember them saying they had 'excess' funds, I took that to mean that they for the first time they actually have a chance to build contingency for years that might not be so good (ie they might have lower membership income due to recession etc. and not have to lay off their staff), I don't remember anyone saying "we can't spend this"
  • 3 2
 @notthatfast: Yeah even when its atmospheric river levels of rain hiking/trail running on the trails causes damage.

What's so bad about a trail association have a surplus of operating funds? They could focus on putting the additional funds towards projects such as building a new trail or overhauling an existing one.
  • 4 0
 Would be great for April onwards where more people can participate due to longer daylight hours and better trail conditions.
  • 3 1
 Bummed that I am sick right now and will miss beginning. To people questioning riding in Feb rain. Trails here designed for the rain otherwise we could literally never ride.
  • 1 0
 @fabwizard: There has been some days the last few weeks that the FVMBA has asked users to stay off the trails. Not saying to stay away when it's wet, just the days where it will cause damage to the trails.
  • 1 0
 @Kamperk87: different dirt.?
  • 4 0
 Just rubbing it in eh? Kind of hard to pull that in the interior during winter.
  • 1 1
 Nothing says you can’t snowshoe, XC ski or simply walk. Just get out there every day!
  • 2 0
 @heckler73: did you just put Snowshoeing against Mountain Biking? You really are heartless.
  • 1 1
 In the winter I ride my full suspension fat bike with studded tires on private trails. I have been asked not to post pics or video to social media, or share routes on Strava. It sux because it's huge, beautiful, and crazy steep. But it's a very fair trade off to be able to be the only person to ride there. Transfers are brutal too
  • 4 0
 Does Zwift count?
  • 1 1
 Not for this challenge. 29 minutes needs to be logged as an outdoor activity in Trailforks.







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