Check out www.facebook.com/avmba for the most up to date info on events and group rides!

Thursday, 8 December 2016

2016 Year in Review!

Here are a few highlights on whats been happening this year!

Fundraising

The AVMBA has been running multiple fundraising initiatives to raise funds to cover insurance so that the public can access trails, funds to replace unsafe boardwalks and more!

In 2016 fundraising initiatives included: BBQ's at local MTB races, a pool jump jam at Kentville Memorial Pool, and a 50/50 fundraiser. 
Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the AVMBA!





Trail and MTB Advocacy

Being 'a positive voice' for mountain biking and trails in the Annapolis Valley is our mission. This year we were present at the Greenwood Wing Welcome, promoting local trails and our association.







We also volunteered to do bicycle safety inspections / basic tune-ups at two bicycle rodeos in West Hants.





Woodville Hiking Trails

'The Links' AKA The Woodville Hiking Trails is the largest trail system the the AVMBA maintains.

Keeping the trails clear of windfall is a big job!








Anima Mundi

This trail system located on the Gaspereau Mountain is one of the hidden gems of the Annapolis Valley.

Here we replaced an old bridge that crossed over this brook with a nice wide and low boardwalk. Thanks to NS Health and Wellness for the grant that allowed us to complete this project!





Anima Mundi got a new approximately 1.5 km trail as well this year. This project was funded through NS Health and Wellness. A nice addition to the trail system!













The snow late this spring made for an easy removal of this old boardwalk. We strive to keep our forests clean and enjoyable for all!












Friday, 11 April 2014

2014 Student Career Opportunity: Annapolis Valley Mountain Bike Coordinator

The Annapolis Valley Mountain Bike Association is seeking a motivated and energized person for the full-time, seasonal position of Annapolis Valley Mountain Bike Coordinator.  Responsibilities will include bicycle safety education programming for all ages and abilities, including coordinating, promoting and implementing children’s bike rodeos and Trips for Kids programming. Planning, promoting and implementing a membership drive, volunteer maintenance days, and developing local trail promotional materials will also be a significant portion of the position.  The Coordinator will work closely with the AVMBA Executive, the Town of Wolfville Manager of Recreation & Active Living, The Municipality of Kings Active Living Coordinator, and other Kings County Municipal staff in connection with these responsibilities. Applicants should have strong organizational skills and enjoy working in a non-profit environment.

Desired Qualifications:
·       two years experience (or equivalent) in non-profit organizations
·       experience in cycling education and/or safety programs
·       experience in trail maintenance
·       familiarity with Kings County, Kings County trails
·       familiarity with cycling/ trail advocacy/ trail maintenance programs
·       leadership experience & training for working with children and adults
·       event/ program planning experience
·       computer skills including database, word processing, and graphics
·       online outreach skills including website, html, email, and social networking
·       good communication skills
·       highly self-motivated, organized and results-oriented
·       a commitment to promote cycling as recreation, sport and transportation
·       interest in working with all abilities and ages

The hours for this Coordinator position are 35 hours/week, and will pay $12.00/hour. This position will require some work on weeknights and weekends. Office space will be provided at the Town of Wolfville. The successful applicant will be required to provide a criminal record check and be willing to get a Child Abuse Registry Search done.
Please direct all completed applications via email, or in person by Tuesday, April 15th, 2014, no later than 4:30pm.     We ask that you merge your cover letter and resume into one document (resumes without cover letters will not be considered). We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those considered will be contacted.

Email:                        recreation@wolfville.ca
In person:                Town of Wolfville, 359 Main Street

                  

Saturday, 29 March 2014

AGM Update!

Due to the snowstorm, we have moved the date for our AGM! We will now be holding our AGM on Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 7pm at the Kentville Recreation Center (next to town hall). 

There is still time to put your name up for a position with the AVMBA board for 2014. 

Anyone interested in joining the board please email your name, a brief bio, and a note on how you would like to contribute to the association to ryan@trailflow.ca

Positions available include:

- Club president
- Vice president
- Secretary
- Treasurer 
- General board members

Voting in of board members will happen at the AGM. 



See you all then!

Event Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/281868745302641/

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Board members wanted!

Any one interested in joining the AVMBA board for 2014?

If so please email your name, a brief bio and note on how you would like to contribute to the association to ryan@trailflow.ca

Positions available include:
- Club president
- Vice president
- Secretary
- Treasurer
- Genreal board members


Voting in of board members will happen at this years AGM on March 27. Time and location to be announced soon.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Vote AVMBA

Spread the word folks! Spread it far and wide!!


Wednesday, 5 February 2014

MEC Dirt Search Conest

NEWS!!!

The Annapolis Valley Mountain Bike Association has been selected to participant in a grant contest put on by Mountain Equipment Co-op. Their "Dirt Search Contest" will award two bike associations,one in Western Canada and one in the East with a $10,000 grant for the trail project of their choice!

I'm pretty stoked that the AVMBA is in the finalists, we will have a 1 in 12 shot at winning the grant! Pretty good odds! But... we need your help. This will be an online vote so the more you vote the better our chances. The group with the most votes wins. You'll be able to vote every day for 5 weeks.
The trail project we've chosen is to build a new school "flow trail" filled up with berms, rollers, table top jumps, and other fun features. It's going to be awesome and assessable for riders of all ages. New riders will be able to roll down the trail with a smile on their face and experienced rippers will be finding tons of ways to get some air time! Basically a mini resort style trail. 



Vote AVMBA! Vote daily, get your dog to vote, your cat, your dentist, every one you can find 

Thanks!



Go here to vote:
https://apps.facebook.com/dirteast/pages/dc4e8857c1bd06f584def2fae435f84b

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Some long overdue updates...

Hey folks,

There has not been much activity on our blog as of late but that doesn't mean that there hasn't been much activity on the trails! So lets bring everyone all  back up to speed...

Whats been going on this spring:


• Trail work continues on the new bike park in Wolfville. Two short loops are now open and a third longer loop is expected to open shortly. After the current loop that is under construction is completed work will be starting on the huge skills park! Yippie!!

• There have been two mountain bike races held in The Valley already this year. One Enduro at The Gorge in Kentville and one at The Links in Woodville. At every race we have been hosting a BBQ thanks to donations from Al's Homestyle Sausage and The Fireside Cafe in Canning. All proceeds go towards supporting the AVMBA's trail work. 

• The next MTB race in the area will be held at The Gorge on the August 31 - September 2 weekend. Check out facebook.com/trailflow/events for more details. There will be an XC team relay and points series XC race plus lots of other fun events.

• AVMBA group rides are back! Keep eye on our Facebook page for locations. Most ride happen Wednesday nights and typically start around 6:00 or 6:30

• Wait.. you not an AVMBA member? Why not?! It' only runs you $20 and every little bit helps keep local trails in great shape. Drop in to Valley Stove & Cycle in Wolfville and pick up a membership form today or ask a AVMBA board member.

• Construction of a small skills park us underway at The Gorge in Kentville. This will be a great little warm up area for you to play on before you hit the trails. Sweet!

• The Trips for Kids Annapolis Valley program continues this year thanks to generous donations and grants. Check out all the TFK rides and events at http://annapolisvalleytripsforkids.blogspot.ca

• Bikes are awesome, as always.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Welcome to spring!

Hey folks,

Spring is finally here and riding season is just around the corner!

The AVMBA's annual spring trail clean ups will be starting very soon and we will be posting dates / locations in the coming days.

In the mean time, please don't forget to respect the trails and stay off any that are still wet from the winter and spring rains until they have time to dry. We all need to do our part to protect the wonderful trails we all enjoy.

Cheers,
Ryan