Bike Clubs in British Columbia Working on Trail Sustainability and Advocacy
These are the guys to see about maintaining your local singletrack mountain bike trails in British Columbia, Canada. If you have the resources, find one in your local area and offer to help out. Donations are nice, and all bike clubs will accept them, but what they really need more of are motivated individuals to assist in the hand work. If you got two hands, a head, and love to use the trails in your local area, consider helping out. I’m sure your local bike club will be happy to get you started.
Arrowsmith Mountain Bike Club, Parksville
British Columbia Cycling Coalition. The BCCC represents the interests of cyclists provincially and to secure their recognition in policy and programs affecting cycling for transportation, recreation and tourism. The BCCC is a registered Non-Profit Society whose members are individuals and cycling organizations representing thousands of cyclists throughout the province.
Burnaby Mountain Bike Association, Burnaby. “Our 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.”
Cariboo Mountain Bike Consortium. The Consortium initiative is attempting to transform the existing mountain bike asset into a more prominent economic driver that enhances the competitiveness of the Cariboo-Chilcotin during the current economic transition being driven by the declining resource sector. In 2010 the Cariboo Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition and Northern Development Trust supported the first phase of the Cariboo Mountain Bike Consortium Initiative and incorporated its goals into its regional transition plans. The Consortium’s primary goal is to grow the economic impact of the sector by 25% over three years through a series or projects, marketing and awareness.
Columbia Valley Cycling Society, Invermere. Since inception in 2006, the dedicated volunteers of the CVCS have worked to advance the sport of cycling in the Columbia Valley, British Columbia.
Fernie Mountain Bike Club, Fernie. The Fernie Mountain Bike Clubs mission is to ensure the long term development and maintenance of a valuable community asset to be enjoyed by all styles and levels of riders.
Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club, Fernie. The Fernie Trails & Ski Touring Club was incorporated in 1993. The stated purpose of the society is to: “Maintain responsible, non-motorized trail access on Fernie area Crown lands and private lands. Work with outdoor recreation groups, government, private land owners and tourist businesses to enhance and maintain the Fernie area non-motorized recreational trail system.”
Fernie Trail Alliance, Fernie. A joint advocacy effort between the Fernie Mountain Bike Club, and the Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club to create, promote, and maintain sustainable trails for non-motorized use in the Elk Valley.
Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association, Abbotsford. The FVMBA is registered non-profit, volunteer-run organization whose primary goal is to maintain and develop the network of mountain biking trails in the Fraser Valley. We support local trail builders and provide a public face for the mountain bike ‘community’, a community that is diverse and enthusiatic about a ‘hobby’ that, for many, is a way of life.
Golden Cycling Club, Golden. The mission of the Golden Cycling Club is: “To promote and improve cycling in Golden and the surrounding area.”
Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition, Victoria. The Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition-established in 1991-is a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of cyclists in the region, and has played an integral role in the creation of regional trails, bicycle infrastructure and facilities, laws that protect cyclists, as well as programs that promote cycling and educate cyclists.
Kamloops Bike Riders Association, Kamloops. “KBRA was formed in the spring of 2005. Our vision is to create a riding community and a group of dedicated volunteers that can work and play together in a fun and organized manner. Our goal as a riding community is to make mountain biking more accessible and sustainable for many years to come. We are always on the lookout for new members, sponsors, and ideas for new events. ”
Kootenay Columbia Trails Society, Rossland. “…. establish a quality trail network for the community. These trails will be easily accessed and well maintained by trail users for trail users and will be managed in a spirit of cooperation with private property, industry and other interest groups.”
Mountain Bikers of the Central Okanagan, Kelowna. “a bunch of mountain bikers of every discipline from the Central Okanagan. We ride. Hard … and often. We build and maintain trails, and we’re advocates of the sport in every respect.”
Nanaimo Mountain Bike Club, Duncan. “Our goals are to: Organize group rides and events for club members, promote bicycle safety – on and off road, pass on good cycling techniques, perform trail maintenance and enhancement, and raise general awareness of bicycles”
Nelson Cycling Club, Nelson. The Nelson Cycling Club is a voice for cycling and nonmotorized trail use interests in the Nelson area. We are a volunteers non profit society that works to improve and maintain trails and trail access, and hosts fun, recreational events. Our goal is to promote and develop off road cycling opportunities and non-motorized trail use in a socially and environmentally responsible manner for the benefit of Nelson area residents and visitors.
North Okanagan Cycling Society, Vernon. N.O.C.S. is about riding, trail maintenance and development, promoting safety and trail etiquette, and environmental responsibility.
North Shore Mountain Bike Association, North Vancouver. “The NSMBA is a voice for the mountain biking community of the North Shore. We develop and sustain a network of trails that provide opportunity for challenge and progression, while fostering mountain bike culture and a community that embraces it as a positive force.”
Penticton & Area Cycling Club, Penticton. Road and mountain biking group rides and trail stewardship.
Revelstoke Cycling Association, Revelstoke. The Revelstoke Cycling Association is a registered non-profit society dedicated to supporting and promoting cycling in the Revelstoke area…”we’re burning the candle at both ends and more, building cross country and downhill trails, hosting road group rides and out of town excursions, running volunteer trail days, and organizing our own local 6 race cross country mountain bike series.”
Smithers Mountain Bike Club, Smithers. “The Smithers Mountain Bike Association (SMBA) is a registered non-profit society that has been incorporated to serve the interests and needs of the mountain bike community in Smithers.?
Sooke Bike Club, Sooke. The Purpose of the Sooke Bike Club is to: “Build a friendly and organized local mountain bike community through events to engage youth and encourage them to take up mountain biking; assist land managers/owners in their efforts to include mountain biking on trail systems in their lands; provide volunteerism in the building and maintenance of mountain bike trail systems; promote Sooke and its trail systems to the global mountain bike community”
Squamish Off-Road Cycling Association, Squamish. The Squamish Off-Road Cycling Association is a mountain bike club with a focus on creating fun events for our members which include Toonie Races, group rides, trail advocacy, sustainability and maintenance.
Surrey Off-Road Cycling Enthusiasts Society, Surrey. S.O.R.C.E. advocates for designation and development of recreational cycling areas, including South Surrey, Invergarry, Port Kells and Latimer Lake bike parks. Parks across Surrey currently offer a variety of riding experiences including beginner, cross country single track, technical trials, structure playgrounds and dirt jumping.
Whistler Off-Road Cycling Association, Whistler. By working with government, landowners and developers, W.O.R.C.A. continues to ensure mountain bike trail access while providing a wide range of other services to the mountain bike community.
Williams Lake Cycling Club, Williams Lake. The purpose of the Williams Lake Cycling Club is to maintain, enhance and develop a sustainable mountain bike trail network that guarantees perpetuity and diversity to promote fun for bike riders of all age’s abilities and interests. This will be accomplished through mutual cooperation between club, government, industry and other land users adhering to the current best practice standards.