Looking for something to do on Thursday April the 8th? Well, if you are… and you like biking, you should check out this film. It is the Victoria Premiere of the all woman mountain bike film “Women Of Dirt, Awesome Land”. This looks like it is going to be well attended, and from the stoke on the FaceBook page, it should be a good time!
This is being brought to you by the South Island Mountain Bike Society (SIMBS) and the Dirty Girlz Bike Club. According to the site and poster, there will be prizes, “tasty beverages” and please do not forget to pick up your SIMBS membership if you are not already a member. Oh and the “Value Add” for current members of both, free entry to the screening!
In a recent reversal of policy, the Capital Regional District parks committee is looking at the option to allow Offroad Vehicles (OHV) into some of the local “wilderness parks”. No this does not mean you can run your quad in Beacon Hill park, but it may mean you can do it (legally) at places such as Harbourview Road in the future. This is an entirely new direction for CRD Parks, and one that is stirring up a lot of controversy (to say the least).
There is a good story on this in the Times Colonist dated the 18th of March 2010. While the story is brief, the comments are getting longer by the day. Of course some are for and some are against this direction, with very few commenter’s sitting on the proverbial fence. I suggest that you all have a good long read of this story, and the stories to follow, as I am certain that this is not going to go away anytime soon. And do NOT forget to read the comments, there is some very strong opinions on both sides of this, and some food for thought in there.
Update: If you would like to add you name in opposition to OHV in the Sea to Sea Regional Park, please visit this link to the Web Petition set up on this issue. While you are here, please take a moment to fill out the poll below to show your opinion one way or another on this issue.
Should there be motorized OHV access allowed in CRD Wilderness Parks?
“Filmed in North and South America, Brighter has an often overlooked, unique approach to filmmaking: we’re here to have fun!
From the co-visionary of the underground cult classic Stripped, the online web series Stund, and a past editor for Freeride Entertainment, Tamas Forde/New Wave Cinema is delivering this spring exactly what you’ve been missing: A feel good, pro quality film…that won’t break the bank. We believe in giving good deals, and that’s all there is to it. Shot in pristine hi definition and 35mm d.o.f, Brighter features some of the world’s best riders, shredding and sending it for their love of riding bikes.”
For the 3 of you reading this that Didn’t make it out for Russ’ birthday ride at Mt Tzouhalem in Duncan (BTW, BRP = Bigredpig, Russ’ call sign on the forums) here is a brief recap with some photos supplied by the likes of Russ and others (who shall remain nameless but not forgotten). First off, as per my heads up to everyone, I was going to be and was a little late for the get together. I showed up and everyone was mounted up ready to roll out. No biggee, I was only 5 minutes behind, so I said “go ahead I will catch up!” If only my acute exercise induced asthma and only 4 rides in the past 6 months hadn’t come to play I would have. No worries, Strahan was kind enough to wait for at about 5 min up the first climb. Always nicer to ride with someone to chatter to I always say.
The highly anticipated HD MTB epic by Anthill Films, “Follow Me” is coming… are you ready?
If you haven’t heard or live in a closet, Anthill Films is Made up of five members from the Collective, whom we all know and love for films like “The Collective“, “Roam” and “Seasons“. Darcy Wittenburg, Darren McCullough, Colin Jones, Jonathan Shramm and Sterling Lorence have all pulled it together to create a new company, and have their first big production due out this May. I for one am uber stoked on this film, High Def ripping and MTB lifestyle footage that we have all come to know and love. If the trailer is this good, the film should be one for the DVD collection for sure. Maybe we can call the the Collection rather than the Collective now?
Vancouver Island Mountain Biking (VIMB) is a website devoted mainly to the local Vancouver Island mountain biking scene. Located on the West Coast of Canada, Vancouver Island is arguably one of the most beautiful places on earth. With year round riding and world class trails you could not ask for a better place to ride. VIMB is a relatively small community site with a strong following of core members who ride every type of terrain anywhere they can. We build, advocate for trail access, we promote our sport and we are active in all areas of the local Mountain Biking community.
Visit the community forum and say hello. Hook up for a ride, catch up on the news or post your stuff for sale. Oh and thanks for stopping by!