ADVOCACY AND ORGANIZATIONS
WHISTLER ADAPTIVE SPORTS PROGAM
The Whistler Adaptive Sports Program is a not-for-profit society that provides year-around, recreational programs for people of all ages with disabilities. Whistler Adaptive is a centre for learning and sports excellence that has a local, regional, national and international clientele and encourages independence, self-confidence and self-motivation for all of our athletes and participants through outdoor activity. Our programs are available to all locals, visitors from across Canada and anyone travelling to Whistler from across the globe.
By supporting sport for life, Whistler Adaptive breaks down physical, social and financial barriers, as well as helping to cultivate skills that lead to independence and confidence. We are committed to developing athletes at the grassroots level of their sporting career through to their podium position, and aim to introduce as many individuals with a disability as possible to sport, recreation and therapeutic programming. Our vision is to make alpine recreation in any form accessible to everyone.
Trails for all, trails forever!
The NSMBA is a recognized society under the BC Societies Act.
As such the NSMBA’s Constitution states
The Purpose of the Society is:
1. To preserve and enhance the accessibility, to cyclists and other members of the community, of trails on
the North Shore of Vancouver.
2. To maintain, repair, improve and construct trails on the North Shore for the use and enjoyment of
cyclist and other members of the community.
3. To protect and preserve the environment by maintaining, repairing and improving trails on the
4. To protect and preserve forest areas on the North Shore by maintaining, repairing, improving and
constructing trails on the North Shore
Our goals are to improve and promote cycling in Nakusp and the Arrow Lakes region by developing cycling trails and infrastructure, organizing events and programs, building the cycling community, and advocating and educating in support of cycling in and around Nakusp. #bikenakusp
NORTH SLOCAN TRAIL SOCIETY
New Denver, BC area trails maintenance and advocacy.
Our goals are to improve and promote cycling in Revelstoke by developing cycling trails and infrastructure, organizing events and programs, building the cycling community, and advocating and educating in support of cycling in Revelstoke.
Spinal Cord Injury BC is the best source of information on living well with a spinal cord injury or related disability in British Columbia. Our programs and resources are here to help people with spinal cord injuries and their families adjust, adapt and thrive in their communities.
We are the voice of off-road riders who speak to policy makers in Ottawa. We are thousands of volunteers who build and maintain trails. We are activists who respect wild places and are committed to preserving the environment and scenic natural landscapes.
COLUMBIA BASIN TRUST
The Trust is mandated under the Columbia Basin Trust Act to manage our assets for the ongoing economic, environmental and social benefit of the region, without relieving governments of any obligations in the region. We are also mandated under the Columbia Basin Management Plan to include the people of the Basin in planning for the management of the assets and to work with others to coordinate activities related to the purpose of the Trust.
Trailforks is a mountain bike trail database with over 50,000 trails. Users contribute data and then local trail associations have the control to approve & curate the data. Built by and fully integrated with the worlds largest mtn bike website, Pinkbike.com
The Trailforks app is your mobile companion to the website. It allows you to download offline trail maps for use on your rides!
The Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association (FVMBA) is a registered non-profit, volunteer-run organization whose primary goal is to grow the sport and increase participation in mountain biking in the Fraser Valley.
We actively support the development of new trails and maintenance of existing trails to provide a positive experience for a full range of abilities and styles of mountain biking. We organize group rides, races, and social events geared towards increasing ridership on the trails.
The FVMBA also interacts with other trail user groups and government organizations to develop existing and new riding areas. Our Executive Board includes dedicated, volunteer, area representatives who commit to actively maintaining area-specific trail systems and to represent local interests. https://www.fvmba.com/
Kootenay Adaptive Sport Association - Through evolution of their events and a strategic goal of becoming more inclusive, in 2018 Kootenay Sufferfest Society became Kootenay Adaptive Sport Association (KASA). The transition was prompted by the expansion and growth seen through inclusive events encouraging racers of all ages, stages and abilities. It was determined that taking a more inclusive approach was the ultimate way to promote physical activity for all.
Recognizing the need and market potential for adaptable trails Nakusp and area, Slocan Valley and Revelstoke have all constructed trails that are specifically designed to meet the needs of adaptive cyclists, families, seniors and anyone looking to explore recreational opportunities. This unique concentration of accessible and inclusive infrastructure has attracted the attention of the local mountain biking community and beyond. Mt. Abriel (Nakusp) in conjunction with the surrounding trails has the potential to become a global destination for diverse ability athletes. https://kootenayadaptive.com/
Originating from Sun Valley, Idaho, Smith was founded in 1965 with the invention of the first snow goggle featuring a sealed thermal lens and breathable vent foam. With 50 years of innovation and design experience, Smith is widely known today as an industry leader that pioneers advanced eyewear and helmets that incorporate dynamic technologies, optimized performance and clean styling to fuel fun beyond walls. Smith seeks to power thrilling experiences in snow, surf, bike, fish and peak performance outdoor adventures with a comprehensive collection that exudes modern style and vibrant personality. To Smith, the experience is everything. Smith is part of Safilo Group. Additional information is available at
To promote health and happiness through the enjoyment of nature and the world around us.
For over three decades, FOX has been an industry leader in the design and development of high performance shock absorbers and racing suspension products for snowmobiles, mountain bikes, motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, off-road cars, trucks, and SUVs.
In 1974, Bob Fox started racing his products in motocross and we haven't stopped racing since. FOX equipped vehicles and racers have stood atop podiums in every sport we have competed in — from the sands of Baja to the dunes of Dakar.
Our team of engineers perform rigorous tests with our athletes year round. The data we collect from performance testing and our application of that knowledge to our product is what separates FOX from every other suspension company.
Obsession: Bikes is a team of bike fanatics that live and breathe bikes, and offers the best service of any bike shop in the lower mainland.
The name of our store reflects our obsession with all kinds of bikes and riding: All mountain, downhill, X-country, kids, commuting and road—if it has two wheels, we’re obsessed with it! Plus we’re obsessed with the best parts and accessories available.
So check out our website and discover more about Obsession: Bikes. But better yet, stop by the shop and experience Obsession: Bikes in person!
Guided by our pursuit of a sustainable future, our goal is to provide cost effective, realistic and relevant strategies to construct & plan new networks or improve existing trails. We create robust partnerships with community stakeholders to create long term planning strategies that expands socioeconomic opportunity while minimizing ecological impact and mitigating risk.
The Sweet Skills crew is passionate about making riding fun. Give yourself the opportunity to accelerate your learning curve and explore more trails, no matter what your starting point. We offer small-group women’s mountain bike clinics, private lessons, guided rides, and North America’s only coached and guided ladies-only backcountry mountain bike camps. Come ride with us in Whistler, Pemberton, the Chilcotin Mountains, Sol Mountain, Revelstoke, Retallack, and the Yukon. We know you’ll blow your friends away with your sweet new skills!
Need to get ready for bike season? Personal training and fitness classes are offered by Sylvie in Pemberton, BC.
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