North Shore Mountain Bike Association. At this time our resources, capacity and land manager relationships mean that we focus our efforts on Mount Fromme and Mount Seymour. Biking is fantastic on the very different types of North Shore bike trails; the paved Gitchi-Gami State Trail [GGST], backwoods dirt roads, Pincushion Trails and a few winter fat bike trails. https://www.edx.org/course/reconciliation-through-indigenous-education-0, https://www.coursera.org/learn/indigenous-canada, A Manual for Decolonization – Peter McFarlane & Nicole Schabus, 10 ways to be a genuine ally to indigenous communities – Amnesty International. This trip is for anyone who has biked in the Sea to Sky a few times and is looking for some new ride ideas. Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail. What is White Privilege and how to understand it: https://nationalseedproject.org/white-privilege-unpacking-the-invisible-knapsack, National Post Article “Why it doesn’t make sense for the great outdoors to be such a white space”: http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadas-adventure-gap-why-it-doesnt-makes-sense-for-the-great-outdoors-to-be-such-a-white-space. Read through and digest the list of online resources we have provided, engage with us in this conversation online, and get curious about how you can start to shift the culture of mountain biking and contribute positively to the inclusivity of our community. Get out and enjoy the trails. The paved Gitchi Gami Trail currently has a handful of sections complete, the longest section being Gooseberry Falls State Park to Beaver Bay. This is a good, fun video that really gives you a good idea of what the trail looks like. https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2018/05/building-diverse-design-teams-innovation/, https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/tools-resources/why-diversity-inclusion-and-equity-matter-nonprofits. Below is the video we mentioned of the biker along the trail. Mountain biking culture has evolved greatly since its inception with more and more voices bringing new perspectives and experiences to the sport. VANCOUVER’S NORTH SHORE TOURISM ASSOCIATION, A Beginners Guide to the Sea to Sky Corridor and Lower Mainland, The Other Shore: An Insider’s Guide to Riding the Sunshine Coast, Exploring the North Shore trails with Tristan Deggan, 14-Day Itinerary: Southern British Columbia Loop. This trail traverses the North Shore of Grapevine Lake. Or for someone who lives in Vancouver and rides the Shore lots, but doesn’t have a huge interest in the bike park or typically venture much past Squamish on the weekends. *Note: The demographics of Metro Vancouver are not currently reflected in our membership or on the trails. You can also take the 210 Bus from downtown right to the base of Fromme Mountain. Before heading out on the trails, make sure you check the trail status. North Shore on Trailforks.com var script = document.createElement("script"); script.setAttribute("src", "//es.pinkbike.org/ttl-86400/sprt/j/trailforks/widget.js"); document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(script); var widgetCheck = false; With Vancouver’s North Shore communities nestled between the Coast Mountains and the shores of English Bay, Burrard Inlet, and Indian Arm, nature and boundless outdoor adventure permeates everyday life. Natural old-growth Red Cedar planks are used to create obstacles like bridges, ladders, and teeter-totters to ride on. Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Connect with Facebook. Copyright © 2012 - 2020 MOUNTAIN BIKING BC. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) Free Education! The North Shore trails featured here are brought to you by a partnership of land managers including BC Parks (Mount Seymour), Metro Vancouver (Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve), District of North Vancouver (Mt Fromme) and the North Shore Mountain Biking Association (local trail advocacy group).