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May 28/05 1:43 am - North Shore Credit Union Family Mountain Bike Festival Updates

Posted by Editoress on 05/28/05

North Shore Credit Union Family Mountain Bike Festival North Vancouver, BC

The North Shore Outlook Cycling Gear Swap

Whether you are new to the sport of mountain biking or a veteran rider, you don't have to spend a small fortune on quality bikes, equipment, and clothing. Just check out The North Shore Outlook Cycling Gear Swap on Saturday, May 28. It costs just $2.00 to get in, and you can fill out a ballot to win some great draw prizes, including a full day ride lesson for 2 from Mad March Racing and a 4 hour ride on the North Shore with Wade Simmons and Geoff Gulevish! Check out the complete list of draw prizes here.

Sell that bike that no longer "turns your crank" and find one that does, or swap that cycling jersey that doesn't quite fit anymore for something different. The North Shore Outlook Cycling Gear Swap is THE place to outfit the whole family for a new season of mountain biking with quality used bikes, clothing and equipment all in one stop.

All proceeds donated to the Northshore Mountainbike Events Society's Legacy Fund, which helps to provide wilderness access for people with disabilities, trail repair and maintenance, mountain biking facilitation and planning, as well as education and awareness campaigns.

Note: There is a $2.00 per item registration fee & 15% service charge on all items sold.

See; for Drop off time and all the details!

Mountain Bike Family Festival

Sunday, May 29, 2005 - Eastern End of Ambleside Park, West Vancouver
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
For kids from kindergarten to grade 7 - and their parents

A full day (9am-4pm) of fun mountain biking activities and clinics designed to educate & inspire kids to ride safely and responsibly and have a *ton* of fun as well!

• Learn amazing bicycle Trials balancing basics from Pro Trials Riders "the Baia Brothers"
• Learn to ride basic ramps and teeter totters with the Pros
• Learn basic bike maintenance
• plus safe jumping techniques from local stunt guru Hoots Jay Krantz

Draw prizes for everyone (even the adults). Grab your bike and join in!

at 8am, or register online at

Tricks & Trials: Hot Young Riders Set To Wow Crowd

The 2005 North Shore Credit Union World Mountain Bike Festival invites everyone to take advantage of TWO great opportunities to watch some of the hottest young riders on the planet perform!

When: Sunday, May 29th (10:30-11:00am & 12:00-1:00pm)

Where: Ambleside Park, West Vancouver

What: World-famous Baia Brothers Trials Team &

BMX Stunt guru 'Hoots' Jay Krantz

Trials rider Steven Baia is just 13-years old, but has been competing on the World Circuit since the age of nine! Watch in awe as Steven and his two brothers, 19-year old Jason and 17-year old Sean, compete to see who can get his mountain bike through a radical obstacle course fastest without putting a foot down! Plus, 'Hoots' Jay shows off the bike jumping skills that have made him a North Shore legend.

When: Sunday, June 5th (10:00am-2:00pm)

Where: Lonsdale Avenue (between 11th St. and 12th St.), North Vancouver

What: World-famous Trials rider Ryan Leech & former

BMX World Champ Christophe Bioules

From video and magazine covers around the globe to the streets of North Vancouver… it’s the amazing Ryan Leech! One of the few cyclists ever to perform with the world famous Cirque de Soleil, Leech will demonstrate his incredible bike balancing skills in a jaw-dropping performance. Plus, former World Champ Christophe Bioules will perform a BMX Stunt Show with incredible tricks, jumps and back flips.

The 2005 North Shore Credit Union World Mountain Bike Festival continues to June 5th!

Just a few events remaining...

May 28 - Cycling Gear Swap at Lynn Valley Centre, North Vancouver

May 29 - BC Jr. Mountain Bike Festival at Ambleside Park, West Vancouver

May 31 - June 3 - Sustainability Conference at Caplilano College, North Vancouver

June 4 - Sea 2 Summit Off-Road Duathlon on Mt.Seymour, North Vancouver

June 5 - Family Fun Day on Lower Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver


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