Video: Party Trains on a Freshly Reopened Boogie Nights on Mount Seymour

Mar 31, 2022 at 14:54
by Kona Bikes  

The mountains of the North Shore of British Columbia have long evoked feelings of euphoria and terror in mountain bikers around the globe. The words “North Shore” are synonymous with moss-laden, cedar woodwork elevated precariously high in the trees of the coastal rainforest. Since the inception of mountain biking, the allure of the “jank” has brought media and riders from all over the world to be humbled by the unforgiving terrain.


While this is an amazing legacy to have, the trail network has seen little in the form of evolution over the years. The perception of mountain bikers on the shore remains tarnished to many local residents and land managers by the romanticized characterizations of the early days of the pot-smoking scofflaws, skidding down the hiking trails (much respect to the pioneers!). We hope we can help change this perception while creating a modern trail network for all to enjoy. 



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Over the past three decades, the sport of mountain biking has evolved rapidly with a monumental surge—especially in the past five years. Mountain bike technology, ridership numbers, rider demographics, and trail building standards have all seen vast changes. The trail infrastructure has felt the brunt of the ridership increase but has seen minimal evolution in building style or consideration of the needs of the trail users from land managers. Only in the last couple of years (accelerated by the pandemic bike boom and talks with the NSMBA) have we seen any governing bodies start to reach out to riders for input on what their opinions and needs are.  

With droves of new riders and new riding styles emerging, the Shore needs more trails that offer progressive features, allowing riders to learn new skills safely without resorting to rogue building to satisfy their needs.  

With Kona’s support through the Trail Adoption Program (TAP) and the blessing of the NSMBA we set off to try and provide an example of what a modern progressive trail could look like on Mount Seymour. The riding community came together in a huge way over the winter months to put in countless volunteer hours, often working late into the night. The number of volunteers is too long to list but thank you to all the avid trail builders out there! Our backs are sore but our stoke is high! 

JOIN US ON APRIL 2ND, 2022, FROM 12-4PM FOR THE REOPENING OF THE REVAMPED BOOGIE NIGHTS. HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE TRAILS!

Boogie Nights can be found on Trail Forks here.


Brian Serneels drops in.

Caleb Holonko folding one over mid party-train.

Scott Mackay being careful not to disturb the moss.

Scott Mackay
Caleb Holonko

Caleb Holonko with the nose bonk alternate line.

Brian Serneels going deep on the step-down.

Scott Mackay on Boogie Night's legendary hip.


Caleb Holonko with the hip steeze.

Caleb going DEEP.

Photos: Kaz Yamamura
Video: Eric Lawrenuk


58 Comments

  • 50 0
 That last send was unreal
  • 10 0
 That man is a savage!
  • 4 0
 HUGE!
  • 4 0
 Caleb is an absolute BEAST!
  • 3 0
 wow!!! this is MASSIVE!
  • 3 0
 @Bserneels: well frickin done B!!!
  • 1 0
 tire or shock going bang?
  • 2 0
 Holy hot damn that was badass. Hammers.
  • 36 1
 Looks insane. Someone is for sure going to destroy themselves trying to nose bonk that hitching post
  • 19 0
 I’m super stoked for this massive upgrade for the local shredders. It’s just now a little outside of my skill set and comfort zone at 44 years old! Don’t laugh when you see me rolling and casing everything
  • 25 1
 Everything is still rollable. Take some mellow laps and work your way up as you go!
  • 6 0
 41 here and same situation... but I'm looking forward to sessioning the trail trying to work up to each jump/feature (other than the huge options/berm gap etc).

Massive respect to the builders for their time and effort!!!!
  • 4 0
 49 this year and I’ll be there joining the trains!
  • 2 0
 @counterpoint: Hell yeah! Looking forward to seeing everyone out there!
  • 1 0
 We olds better step up the hip jump game hey? Wink
  • 11 0
 I was expecting this to be a sweet build with it being closed for so long, but you surpassed my expectations - that's a LOT of work. Well done builders, well done riders, well done Kona. Thank you all!
  • 6 0
 Appreciate the kind words! A lot of hands touched this project and we’re really happy with how it turned out. Hope you can make it out Saturday for the opening!
  • 6 0
 HELL YEH BOYZ! Bring on the new NS MTB era.
  • 2 0
 Normally I think flow trails are boring and prefer tech but Boogie was always one of my favs on Seymour when I lived in Van. A little bit of speed and flow as a reprieve to the tech of trails you have to ride to get to it (Pangor or Boogieman). Can't wait to come back and check out the new work!
  • 2 0
 For the lads putting in the big effort buffing this trail, is there a crowd source fund page we can send kudo$ your way?
Or send NSMBA extra donations?

The hard work is greatly appreciated
  • 2 0
 directly on trailforks!
  • 4 0
 We appreciate it but we just do it cause we love it! Come enjoy the trail is all we ask!
  • 4 0
 Would be nice to one day maybe have something like this in Australia..
  • 1 0
 new trails in Nannup WA is the place you are looking for
  • 1 0
 The wasted potential on the mainland is so bad it's almost funny.
  • 3 0
 Thanks to all the builders. Been seeing their lights glowing late at night on BN all this past winter long
  • 1 0
 Been some strange things happening up there at night…
  • 3 0
 Wow, thanks for all the hard work, can’t wait to ride it.
  • 2 0
 so sick guys! Stoked on the result of the hard work. Caleb is frickin BEAST!
  • 1 0
 Huge kudos to everyone who helped on this, the work looks incredible! I sadly won't be able to make the opening party, but can't wait to check out all the new work.
  • 3 0
 Brian’s shovel looks funny
  • 2 0
 SO SICK! Heading to the trails now
  • 2 0
 did kona really build this ?
  • 1 0
 Really like the touch of putting the moss on top of the berms. Hope that lasts for a while :>
  • 2 0
 Geez that was way heavier than I expected.
  • 1 0
 Went to check it out yesterday, trail looks and rides fantastic! Now I just need someone to tow me in
  • 1 0
 Looks sick! Can't wait to ride it this weekend.
  • 1 0
 Awesome work guys and thank you! Cant wait to check it out this weekend Smile
  • 1 0
 Yes! Thanks to everyone for their work on this one.
  • 1 0
 Great work gang. Looking forward to riding this one again soon.
  • 1 0
 Those trails and dirt look AMAZING
  • 1 0
 Wow that last sender was sent. O_O hats off
  • 2 0
 Fully endorse Kona
  • 1 0
 Oh man, oh man, oh man.
  • 1 0
 YES BOYS! Great work
  • 1 0
 masterpiece.
  • 1 0
 No Foolin here
  • 1 1
 Got all excited and went to ride it today and it was closed !
  • 1 0
 Go tomorrow and get free beer+food!
  • 2 0
 @lornny: thanks for the tip. I just saw it opens tomorrow
  • 1 0
 Them boyz can SHRED!!!
  • 1 0
 What an absolute unit!
  • 1 0
 Shapes are yummy
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