Recent Happenings with NCMBA's community involvement and pump track development and fundraising efforts.
It's been a busy year so far behind the scenes for the NCMBA Directors, and we are really happy with our progress. Check out what we've been up to below!
Seafest 2023 - Bike Skills Course
In June, we participated in the SeaFest Annual Parade and had a Bike Skills Course set up in the afternoon. We had a lot of interest, and tons of kids and parents trying out the course ramps, some even catching some air time. We hope you had fun!
A big thanks to Trevor Sowers for his shots during the activities.
You can view the entire gallery of photos here: Trevor Sowers Photography | Sea Fest 2023 (zenfolio.com)
Pump Track Development - Where are we at?
This Spring, we had McElhanney out to survey the pump track site and area. This survey has been the first step to understanding the site better in terms of the lay of the land, soil, and drainage, and the next step is the earthworks design.
We are moving forward on the progress of our Asphalt Pump Track and actively pursuing corporate donations and Provincial Grants. Although the timeline of completion has shifted, we are still very much seeking to complete this project within the next year. Want to help us out? Donate Now: Donate | NCMBA
Pump Track Donations - Corporate Sponsor Metlakatla First Nations
This Spring, our Directors were involved in the restoration of the beautiful Metlakatla Wilderness Trail.
"The Metlakatla Wilderness Trail is a breathtaking Pacific North Coast trekking experience. The 20 km round-trip consists of 5.5 km of an all-weather gravel surface including approximately 3 km of cedar boardwalk. The remaining 4.5 km of the trail are clearly marked and hikers walk on the natural mossy-surface of the forest floor following the contours of the coastal shoreline. The trail also offers three engineered suspension bridges and a forest canopy walkway to a tower viewpoint."
The re-opening of the trail happened on June 6th and has received a ton of interest from locals and tourists alike.
As a big thank you for our contributions to the trail restoration, The Metlakatla First Nations have graciously donated $4,087 to our Pump Track Fundraiser!
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