Archive for March 26th, 2007


March 26, 2007



North Vancouver, BC (March 26, 2007): The North Shore Mountain Bike Association (NSMBA) is pleased to announce the infamous ‘Ripper’ series is back for another season! The 2007 Ripper series will consist of four events with the kick-off event set to take place April 14th, on Fromme Mountain in North Vancouver.

A “Ripper” is an event for anyone who loves to ride a mountain bike on the North Shore trails. Individuals can ride for fun, ride to compete or just to rip it up. Spend the day enjoying your favourite trails, meeting new riding partners and enjoy a great after party – the whole family is welcome! You can still push your limits and have fun, too. It is a ‘Ripper’ not a race.


The 2007 ‘Specialized Presents the North Shore Ripper Powered By Jim Pattison North Shore Toyota Trucks’ features support from Specialized, Toyota, Cycles Lambert, Okanagan Springs, Outdoor Gear Canada and Cowboy Coffee as some of the featured event sponsors. Other event sponsors include Emdoubleyu Design, Silver Star Resort, Ryders Eyewear, Adidas, Endless Biking, Bella Candela, Dakine and Obsession: Bikes.

Pre-registration is strongly advised, with a limit of 150 entrants. Advance entry is $20 and day-of entries at $30 per participant. Entries sell out fast! The ‘Specialized Presents the North Shore Ripper Powered By Jim Pattison North Shore Toyota Trucks’ will require proof of insurance coverage with a signed waiver or the purchase of the NSMBA event coverage at $27. Our coverage will cover you throughout the year at other events with SORCA insurance as an acceptable alternative.

There are always prizes provided by our sponsors and a great after-party scheduled at Bella Candela’s, located at 109 West Esplanade near Lonsdale, in North Vancouver. Expect some creative challenges throughout the day and fantastic wind-up events planned throughout the event season.

Additional 2007 ‘Specialized Presents the North Shore Ripper Powered By Jim Pattison North Shore Toyota Trucks’ dates include; the ‘Super D’ May 12th, ‘CBC’ June 2nd and season wrap up event, the ‘Triple Crown’ July 7th. All proceeds from the event series supports the NSMBA’s trail maintenance program for responsible and sustainable mountain biking on the North Shore.

Updated event information will be provided on the and the NSMBA web site. Detailed volunteer info can be found by contacting Endless Biking. For event and membership information, it is available at



March 26, 2007


Ticket2RideBC have teamed up with World No.1 rider Tracy Moseley to offer a women’s only riding week from 28 July – 3 August 2007.


This week of riding and coaching will provide a fantastic opportunity for female riders of all abilities to overcome their limits, become more confident in their abilities and feel more excited about their riding than ever before. Its also an excellent place meet like-minded mountain bikers and not to mention a great chance to ride the legendary trails of the worlds most influential and diverse riding destination, WHISTLER BC. From beginner to expert, one week of riding these highly progressive trails will improve your riding like no-where else on the planet!


We don’t just intend to let you loose on the best riding in the world all-alone… We’ve assembled a team of experts and experienced guides, who have structured a week of skills clinics and coaching just for you. These experts include none other than 2006 World Cup DH Champion, Tracy Moseley.

As well as winning World Cup Downhills, Tracy is a SMBLA qualified guide and is only too keen to share her wealth of experience with you. “I’m really looking forward to coming to ride in Whistler and also to having the opportunity to encourage women to have a go at mountain biking and hopefully progress their skills,” said Tracy.

Whether you are new to off road riding, looking to improve your technical skills, or really want to nail those drop offs and rip up the trails like a pro then our friendly, experienced coaches will guide you through new techniques and encourage you to reach new levels of riding and confidence.


Our skills clinics cover fundamental to advanced techniques, which give novice riders the key to riding their bike the way they’ve always wanted to and helps those with more experience gain a detailed understanding of the skills they are already using. Our coaches will help you identify your strengths and areas for improvement, taking your riding to a whole new level.

Its not all about the riding though. How about learning how to set-up your bike for extra control? Or finding out what is it that you really need to carry with you for a day in the hills? We’ll be running some informal lessons throughout the week, but don’t worry its not like gong back to school. Pick up bike maintenance tips during one of our legendary lakeside lunch stops, or learn about Sports nutrition over a post ride beer!

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