In the face of the challenges that Covid-19 pandemic NCMBA has found innovative ways to continue to move forward with the development of the association by adapting to use of online platforms for our meetings and consultations. The past two years we have consulted with members of the community, local First Nation Authorities, the City of Prince Rupert, and other local stakeholders and associations. We also consulted with the Provincial Government through Recreation Sites and Trails BC (RSTBC) on trail development and have expressed our community’s need for biking opportunities.
We assessed the viability of several potential mountain bike trail locations and tentatively secured a location for an asphalt pump track with the City of Prince Rupert council approval, We are awaiting community feedback before full approval and lease signing can be announced to our members. We publicly surveyed the community in 2020 to better understand our existing and potential member needs. The results of our survey have guided our priorities for the last two years and will continue into another 1-2 to years.
2022 will kick off a major fundraising component for our asphalt pump track project. Our strategy for fundraising includes securing several large grants to be utilized for the pump track construction and completion in Q3/Q4 of 2022. We have also received Provincial approval for the Cell Tower Trails, and trail design is in the works. McElhanney won the contract and had toured the site earlier in 2022. As well, we continue to engage with local businesses, big and small industry for donations or grants, community fundraising support, and in-kind donations such as materials and labour.
To learn more about our Asphalt Pump Track Fundraiser, please visit our dedicated page:
If you want to help by donating to either of these projects, or have ideas you believe we can use to accomplish our fundraising goals, please get in touch or DONATE.
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NEW! 2022 Fundraiser Brochure now available: