Join the NMBC
Joining the NMBC means you care about trails and about the future of mountain biking in your community. Your membership dues support local trail maintenance and advocacy, liability insurance with the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) of Canada, and provide the necessary training and equipment the organization needs to build safe and sustainable trails.
As Nanaimo’s official mountain bike advocacy group, we work with private landowners and governments (local, provincial, and federal) to manage and maintain public trail access for non-motorized users, which includes hikers, trail runners, dog walkers—everyone. Even if you’re not an avid mountain biker, your support is deeply appreciated.
2017/2018 Membership Costs
Adult memberships are just $40 for the year and are valid from Jan 1 to December 31. Families of two adults and two or more children can purchase a family membership for $100.
All funds raised from memberships goes directly towards trail building and advocacy initiatives, so it’s a great way to contribute to the growth and maintenance of trails managed by the NMBC, which currently include:
- Westwood Lake
- Outer Bypass
How to Buy
New riders are always welcome.
When you become a member of the Nanaimo Mountain Bike Club, your membership donation goes directly to funding trail building and maintenance as well as liability insurance with the International Mountain Bicycling Association of Canada. The club membership fee is $40 per year and all members must also fill out an IMBA waiver every year for the insurance coverage as well as a Membership Form.
The Nanaimo Mountain Bike Club is covered under IMBA liability insurance. Through political lobbying, the formation of national land management partnerships and grassroots leadership, IMBA is the voice of mountain bikers worldwide.
The International Mountain Bicycling Association of Canada is a non-profit trail advocacy organization whose mission is to create, enhance, and preserve great trail experiences for mountain bikers throughout Canada. Located in Kitchener, ON, the IMBA Canada office is directed by Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew veteran, Lora Woolner, and staffed by trail advocates across the country.
Established in 2004, IMBA’s Canadian office seeks to develop the following for mountain biking in Canada: convenient access to appealing trails; trail building expertise; a positive image; and political influence.
Our club hosts 5 group rides per week for riders of all skill levels. Check out our riding schedule here or learn more about what to expect before your first ride. Everyone is welcome to try one or two group rides, but if you’re eager to come frequently we kindly ask that you purchase a membership to help us maintain the trail network. These group rides are a great way to meet other riders, improve your skills in a supportive environment, and get to know the trail network.
Our organization has several land use agreements in place which allow us to manage and maintain a portion of Nanaimo’s vast trail network. Every month, we organize a trail build day where members will come together for a few hours to put in a few hours of manual labour. Trail builds are sponsored by the local craft beer connoisseurs at Wolf Brewing Co, so everyone is welcome to enjoy a post-build bevvie or two after the work is done. We’ll also have a few snacks and non-alcoholic beverages on hand too.
- Coal City Cycles: Members receive 15% off select purchases at Coal City Cycles.
- Arrowsmith Bikes: Members receive 15% off parts and accessories (excluding Shimano) at Arrowsmith Nanaimo.
- Rock City Cycles: Members receive 15% off parts and accessories (excluding Shimano) at Rock City.
- The Swet Haus: Members receive a 10% discount on spin passes at The Swet Haus.
- Serenity Salon: Members receive 15% off any service at Serenity Salon
- Madman McKays: Members receive 10% off all services and products.
Want To Be More Involved?
The NMBC is a registered nonprofit organization and as such we have a board of directors which meet once per month, with the meeting date and time posted on the ride schedule.
Please feel free to join us and see what we are about. This is a diverse group and we all bring different interests and talents to the organization as we work to improve mountain biking trails and nurture the culture in the Nanaimo region.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how you can help!