Looking to help make a difference with Edmonton's single track? We're looking for Adopt a Trail leads to take a seat on our Board. You can be an individual, a club, or just a group of riding friends. If you are interested, please contact us through the contact page at our website www.edmmtnbike.ca/ Training and tools are supplied. ... See MoreSee Less
EMBA and their wonderful supporting clubs have multiple trail days coming up this week. Please try and steer clear of these trails on the days noted and respect proper physical distancing, speed, and etiquette if you come into contact with them. We would especially like to thank Women on Wheels, She Shreds, Hardcore, and Mud Sweat and Gears for hosting these!
June 24 - 10 am
- Millcreek (IMBA Trail)
June 25 - 6:30 pm
- Goldbar/Capilano Park (Hustler, Goldigger, Moonraker, Capilano Cresent, risky business, Sideline, Kessel Run, Hoot and Holler)
-Central Edmonton South (Root and Roll, Canada cup network #4, West coast trail)
- Hawrelak / McKinnon (Root Canal, Back Breaker, Money $hot, Purple Haze, Victoria Secret )
June 26 - 10 am
- Kinnaird Park (Kinnaird Killer, Steep and deep, Edge of Tomorrow, Thunder, Snake Back, Red Dawn, Jasper Drop In) ... See MoreSee Less
Where do we sign up to trim some bush?
The City of Edmonton has noticed an increase in unapproved trail construction in the river valley this spring. They are particularly concerned that a large number of trees have been damaged by this construction. Because of the escalation in this activity and the damage to the trees our city contacts informed us that they are contemplating increased monitoring and issuing fines for construction of trails that are not approved by the city. If you are itching to work on some trails EMBA just received approval to resume trail maintenance with specific COVID protocols in place on select trails in the river valley so drop us an email at email@example.com to find out how you can get involved this year! ... See MoreSee Less
They'll fine people...but they refuse to do any ACTUAL MAINTENANCE! So many high erosion spots!! They learned nothing when those houses fell into the riverbank.
We support the MB community, but do ask that existing single track be adhered to. Recently, we have had a number of riders come up a wooded walking path that leads to a residential green space behind homes. Neighbors are concerned that their back green space get all rutted up and turn into an expanded single track add on. How can we work together/talk about this? Thank you.
Is this why the AOTK drops were removed? Where they not approved originally when constructed? 🤔
Will EMBA be hosting more Open Days this year? Most of us don't belong to bike clubs but would like to help with trail maintenance. I promise I won't ask if you know who I am. Not even once. I think Michael Lyons has that role locked up.
May your road bikes be lubed and your road running shoes be laced this weekend. If you're not a Trail Supporter, but still want to be, come for a virtual visit at www.edmmtnbike.ca/ ... See MoreSee Less
Perfect weather for the weekend!
I renewed mine 2wks ago, still patiently watching the mailbox for it 👍
See a trail feature that needs some TLC? That mud spot that never quite dries? Report It with the new (mobile friendly!!) feature on our website, www.edmmtnbike.ca For other issues that require city intervention such as illegal camps or litter, use the 311 app or visit 311.edmonton.ca/ to report.
We are not yet able to resume trail work due to COVID but we're doing our best to pre-plan our trail work so that we can complete it when safe to do so.
Here's some other good guidance on staying active and healthy during this pandemic
Government of Alberta - www.alberta.ca/guidance-on-outdoor-activities.aspx
Mountain Biking BC - www.mountainbikingbc.ca/ride-safe-during-covid-19/ ... See MoreSee Less
When trail work resumes, what’s the skills/requirements you look for in people that want to help out?
Yes I’d like to know as well ^^^
EMBA just checked the weather forecast and WOW - it looks like winter finally decided stop being a bully and give spring a turn! With that though comes the unfortunate inevitability of spring thaw.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, EMBA will not be able to complete any trail work for the coming months (at best). We need your help to let the trails drain and dry so that as soon as they're ready we can enjoy them again and continue to enjoy them for years to come.
Remember that just like a fed bear is a dead bear, a rutted trail is a gutted trail. ... See MoreSee Less
Unfortunately there will always be people who feel they are more important and will ruin in for the rest of us 🤬
So, what do you guys do for maintenance? I wouldn't mind spending the day alone in the woods cleaning up.
Are the trails dry yet?
Edmonton Mountain Bike Alliance is feeling thankful.
The paved multi-use trails are being used more than ever. If you are one of those users, please read on and share with your family and friends who may also be using the multi-use trails.
Cyclists: All bikes must have and use a bell. When passing others, slow down and ring your bell. Once it is safe to do so, slowly pass at a safe distance with a simple “Thank You”.
All trail users: Acknowledge that you heard the bell with a wave or a smile. Move to the right and allow the cyclist to pass. The bell does not mean “Get out of my way”, it is to alert trail users that a cyclist wants to SAFELY pass. By simply doing this, we can prevent an accident from happening.
Together we can play safe and out of the emergency rooms during these times.
EMBA gives a HUGE Thank You to all our frontline workers for doing what you do. ... See MoreSee Less
It’ll help if you don’t wear sound reducing headphones when walking or running on the trails...that way you’ll hear the bell.
Don’t be afraid to say hello if they don’t hear your bell either. They’ll appreciate the heads up!
Our first batch of Trail Supporter Cards are coming to a mail box near you! Local retailers Revolution Cycle, Mud Sweat and Gears YEG, Mud Sweat and Gears and Cranky's Bike Shop Edmonton Cranky's Bike Shop St. Albert have stepped up to offer 10% off applicable regular priced in-store merchandise when you show your card - details in-store and subject to change of course.
Thank you very much to all the supporters - you are all helping to keep Edmonton's single track world class!
If you haven't signed up and still want to, head over to www.edmtnbike.ca ... See MoreSee Less
2020 Trail Supporter cards are now available through www.edmmtnbike.ca/. This year we have been able to garner the support of several local retailers and restaurants offering special discounts to card carrying Trail Supporters. Terms and conditions for each establishment will be defined by each business and are subject to change. New to 2020, we will also be more active sending out emails to the Trail Supporters discussing what EMBA is accomplishing in terms of trail maintenance and ambassadorship with relevant businesses and land owners including the City of Edmonton.
Another way to earn your Trail Supporter card is to volunteer at a Trail Day. A Trail Day can be an Open Trail Day, through your cycling club, or with a group of pals and EMBA's help organizing the proper permits. Unfortunately for now, all trail days are on hold until further notice to help the protect the health of all volunteers and their families.
Thank you all again for all the continued support! ... See MoreSee Less
How can I get a card? The link supplied does not work.