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    Locals' Guide to North Shore Rides

    See here http://reviews.mtbr.com/locals-guide...th-shore-rides

    Written by brodiegrrl - long time member of MTBR - full disclosure - she's my wife! She worked long and hard on this and given that its the first guidebook for North Shore trails in a long time it seems to fit the need







    Locals' Guide to North Shore Rides http://mtbtrails.ca/

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    Locals guide is now featured at the mountain biking bc website;
    http://mountainbikingbc.ca/directory...co-guide-books

    You can find other trail info here too
    Locals' Guide to North Shore Rides http://mtbtrails.ca/

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    I just got back form a visit to Lynn valley and this book was great, it has great info about the trails with out this book I feel my trip on my hardtail would have not been as fun.

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    Saw this at MEC the other day, great loop ideas in there. Thanks! Great Job!

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    NSMB.com Article on how the book came to be!
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    Looking to come to ride the Shore? Need a place to stay? We got you covered! Of course you need the Locals' Guide!

    So buy one now and get entered into a draw to win two nights for two people at Lynn Valley Bed and Breakfast .

    You are entered if you are one of the first 100 people to buy a book from our online store!

    Don't worry, all of you who have already bought a book you are in!
    Locals' Guide to North Shore Rides http://mtbtrails.ca/

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    To see some videos of the trails on the North Shore check out the videos!
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    Bought a guide for CraigH's birthday. Great work Sharon (and Wade)! This is such a useful resource not only for us locals but for those out-of-town visitors that come to Vancouver to ride.

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    thanks Ina!
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    Locals Guide to North Shore Rides Shore Weekend Giveaway!

    Looking to come to ride the Shore? Need a place to stay? We got you covered! Of course you need the Localsí Guide!

    So buy one now and get entered into a draw to win two nights for two people at Lynn Valley Bed and Breakfast .

    You are entered if you are one of the first 100 people to buy a book from our online store!

    Donít worry, all of you who have already bought a book you are in!


    Locals’ Guide Promo!
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    The DNV now has a paid trail crew on Fromme buffiing it out for us! Here is a video of their latest work.

    Video of the new Executioner -> Brew line. *****ecutioner

    Thanks DNV for the great work!
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    MTB Trails in 2011.

    The year is almost at an end. Wade and I are happy with the postive response*we've had with the guide book. Thanks for all your support!

    As our way of giving back to the community we have provided grants to trail*builders working on the North Shore trails. As many of you know this network*would not be what it is without the dedicated builders who go out on their*own to work on their own trails as begets their passion. While official groups*cannot support them, we feel that their contibution cannot go wthout thanks.

    So to those working on Cypress, Seymour and Fromme, to those providing direction*to riders who may not know where they are we thank you.

    We provided grants to 5 groups all of whom prefer to remain under the radar so obviously pseudonyms are used.

    - Aftertaste Crew
    - BMB
    - TheGigglr
    - TheTrailFairies

    Also we have been doing some of our own work on the new connector trail Greenland.

    This trail came into its own two years ago.* Previously it was a fine green line that was overgrown and disused.* We discovered it and started working on it to create a nicer xc line to Bottletop and its now an alternate to the Neds chunder to swamp route.






    We've also been working with other builders and maintainers to decommission certain sensitive trails for winter.* Sometimes (but not all the time) we've left signs there explaining why we're doing this.* If its not obvious, some lines don't handle wet-weather riding well at all.** For the late fall, winter and early spring months we deactivate these trails.** Note that everytime we do this we're either the builder of those trails or work with the builder of those trails.* Please feel free to email us about a closure if you have questions.** Please do respect the closure as a gesture to the builders.

    Perhaps we are old-fashioned but we do feel communication and respect is important.* Thanks!

    We will also be holding our draw for Accommodations at Lynn Valley Bed and Breakfast open to anyone who buys a book from our site until Jan 15th!

    Don't forget the Locals' Guide Book or Waterproof Map would make a great Christmas Present!
     
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    Thanks for putting this book together. Me and the fellas are coming over in September and this book should be a huge help for us in figuring out where to ride. Since there is going to be a boatload of us (15+ maybe) we're thinking RV's from Seattle and stay near Whistler. I noticed in your book you have mostly 2 and 4 hour rides. Is there a good way to put together a longer Epic ride, say about 6 to 7 hours, using the info from your book?

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    Thanks!

    You can combine two epics on Fromme and Seymour for example. They're pretty easy to connect.

    Or if you look a the epics, you can see there are other trails that parallel some routes, so you can do two laps.

    The descriptions are mostly a guideline, its should be pretty easy to create alternates with other trails described in the book!

    Have fun!

    An RV is a good idea...

    If you're camping near Whistler, there is a rec site before you get to Whistler at the Bungie Jumping turnoff. Calcheak I think its called?
    Locals' Guide to North Shore Rides http://mtbtrails.ca/

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