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Hinton Mountain Bike Association.  Our goal is to develop, maintain and promote the best possible mountain biking opportunities around the Hinton area, while ensuring responsible and safe practices in environmental conservation, trail construction, trail maintenance and riding.

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Weekend Bike Clinics for Women

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Shred Sisters will be giving 2-day workshops in Hinton on August 12 and 13th!!  The weekend workshops are the perfect way to have an overview of mountain biking, and to improve your skills, to be more confident on your bike, and have fun with your new Shred Sisters friends! 

More info...

Beginner Workshop

This weekend workshop is for women who have little or no experience on a mountain bike and would like to learn the fundamentals of riding in a fun, safe, professional, and supportive environment.

Skills Covered:

  • Bike Anatomy/Safety Check, Bike Maintenance
  • How to change a flat tire
  • Stance & Balance
  • Braking & Shifting
  • Cornering
  • Climbing
  • Descending
  • Wheel Lifts

Details:

  • Location: Hinton, Ab
  • Dates: August 12th & 13th
  • Ratio: 6 riders per instructor
  • Length: 9:30am to 4pm with one hour lunch break
  • Cost: $295 + GST
  • Level: Suited for Level 1 & 2
  • Register here

Intermediate Workshop

This weekend course is for women who have taken the beginner program before or have been riding for few years and are interested in improving their mountain biking skills. It is also an amazing opportunity to meet like-minded riding buddies.

Skills Covered:

  • Review of Stance and Balance
  • Review of Shifting and Braking
  • Pumping
  • Straight Line Riding
  • Roll Down Lunge Maneuver
  • Descending Strategy
  • Technical Climbing
  • Cornering: Switchback & High Speed

Details:

  • Location: Hinton, Ab
  • Dates: August 12th & 13th
  • Ratio: 6 riders per instructor
  • Length: 9:30am to 4pm with one hour lunch break
  • Cost: $295 + GST
  • Level: Suited for Level 3
  • Register here

More info...

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Sprockids Registration Open

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Registration is now open for 2017 Sprockids Program!

 

COST: $20 per participant (must be a 2017 HMBA Member)

WHEN: Thursdays May 18 - June 22 AND September 7 - 28 (10 sessions)

WHERE: Hinton Bike Park

HOW YOU CAN HELP: Coaches (training provided) and volunteers needed 

CONTACT: Tim at hmba.sprockids@gmail.com

Visit the Sprockids page for more information or click the button above to register.

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Anniversary Apparel for Sale at AGM

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Limited edition 10 year anniversary jerseys will be on sale for HMBA Members at this year's AGM.  Limited quantities available.  Price reduced by $10 (10 years!) from HMBA's cost.  Check out our shop page for more info!  Trucker hats will also be available (no pics available).  Past year jerseys and shirts will also be on sale.

women's front

left sleeve (bikehinton.com)

right sleeve (HMBA)

Men's front

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Annual General Meeting

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Mark your calendars! The Hinton Mountain Bike Association Annual General Meeting is set for Tuesday, April 11th in the People's Centre at the Dr. Duncan Murray Recreation Centre.

Doors open at 6:30pm.  AGM to start at 7:15pm

Come get your 2017 membership! 

2017 is our 10th Anniversary.  Limited edition jerseys will be for sale at the AGM.

Interested in joining the Board?  Let us know!!

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Help keep the race course in tip top shape!

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Our Chief of Course for the Hinton Growler, Mike, asks for your help in keeping the race course in it's best possible condition. 

With the warm weather we need all the help we can get keeping our Growler race course in good condition, to do this we ask that you refrain from riding regular mountain or "skinny" tire bikes on the course, this will help control unnecessary ruts and potential hazards with the thawing and freezing. Thank you

Find out more about the Hinton Growler event.

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Great Prizes for the Hinton Growler

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With three weeks to go until our big day, many things are falling into place.  Check out these cool prizes!

Prizes for the top 3 finishers in each adult category.

Prizes for the top 3 finishers in each adult category.

Who wouldn't one of these great stickers!

Who wouldn't one of these great stickers!

Jasper Brewing Co. donated 3 growlers will full punch cards

Jasper Brewing Co. donated 3 growlers will full punch cards

Bench Creek Brewing donated 3 howlers

Bench Creek Brewing donated 3 howlers

Folding Mountain Brewing donated some sweet mugs

Folding Mountain Brewing donated some sweet mugs

Revolution Cycle donated some cool gear

Revolution Cycle donated some cool gear

Vicious will supply demo bikes and an onsite technician as well as prizes

Vicious will supply demo bikes and an onsite technician as well as prizes

Subway is donating subs for our hard working volunteers

Subway is donating subs for our hard working volunteers

Michelle Langford, owner of Ribbon-oh-Gram, created custom trophies for the event

Michelle Langford, owner of Ribbon-oh-Gram, created custom trophies for the event

 
Morad Communications is donating the use of radios for the event

Morad Communications is donating the use of radios for the event

  • Expression Hair Studio - donated a prize package worth $50
  • Sweet Lou's donated a party pack certificate
  • Dig That Stitch donated over 60% of the costs towards volunteer toques
  • Ian Rosseel from Informal Sounds DJ / R.V. Rescue is donating his time as event announcer
AFD Petroleum Ltd. is the main event sponsor.  Thank you AFD!

AFD Petroleum Ltd. is the main event sponsor.  Thank you AFD!

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Hinton Growler Route available on Trailforks!

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Getting ready for the Hinton Growler?  It's less than one month away!  Check out the route and get some laps in!

Growler Race Route on Trailforks.com

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Get Ready for the Hinton Growler

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The 1st Annual Hinton Growler Fat Bike Endurance Race is happening February 26th, 2017 during the Town of Hinton's Winter Magic Festival!   Book your calendar! The race will be held at Maxwell Lake.  More details...


Growler Race Route on Trailforks.com

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Generous HMBA Supporters of 2016!

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Humbled

The Hinton Mountain Bike Association's Board of Directors is humbled by the continued generous support offered by local government, businesses, individuals, members and volunteers.

A special thank you goes out to all the dedicated individuals who were part of the Board during 2016. There are a lot of behind-the-scenes work done by these passionate volunteers to get to where we are today and in the future.

  • Bill Heir 
  • Brayden Langford 
  • Colin Pratt 
  • Kevin Myles
  • Jay Hore 
  • Jenn Hunter 
  • Julie Duval 
  • Marie-Soleil Pinet 
  • Maureen Harper 
  • Shawn Lee

Julie

Marie-Soleil (right)

Jay (left) and Colin (right)

Jenn (left)

Kevin

Shawn (left)

Maureen (left) and Bill (middle)

Brayden (second from the right)


Our Coordinators also deserve a BIG thank you!  These folks are instrumental in the success of HMBA!

 
  • Maria Koelbl (Memberships)
  • Mike Lanford (Winter)
  • Tim Trahan (Sprockids)
 

Mike

Tim (accepting donation, right)

Maria (second from the left)


Volunteers!

"Many hands make light work."   Our volunteers are truly appreciated.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed their time, energy and smiles in the many HMBA projects this year!!


Thank you to all our supporters!

2016 Donations

Includes cash and in-kind products/services

  • a1 Signs Design Company Inc.
  • AFD Petroleum
  • Ascendant Renewable Energy
  • Big Berland
  • Bike Boy
  • Boston Pizza
  • Motion Canada
  • Oui Print Ltd.
  • RBC Royal Bank & Staff
  • Repsol
  • Shawn Cripps
  • Steve Sevcik
  • Talisman Logging
  • The Hinton Voice
  • Town of Hinton

for Hinton Sprockids:

  • Dig That Stitch Embroidery
  • Hinton Wealth Planning - Daniel Duval
  • Repsol
  • Subway
  • West Fraser Mills Ltd.

 

2016-17 HMBA Membership Sponsors

These sponsors provide great membership discounts for our members

  • Bike Boy
  • Coco's Café
  • Escape Clothing Company
  • Hinton DQ Grill & Chill
  • Jasper Freewheel Cycle
  • Jasper Source for Sports
  • Maximum Work and Active Gear
  • Mountain Donair
  • Patricia Street Deli
  • Subway
  • The Hinton Voice
  • The Old Grind
  • Totem Ski Shop
  • Vicious Cycle Hinton
  • Vicious Cycle Jasper
  • Yukon Sausage

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Rok'on HMBA!

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The Hinton Mountain Bike Association recently acquired a new essential tool to help with year-round maintenance of the Hinton Bike Park and trail systems.  The Rokon Trail-Breaker is a powerful yet versatile multi-terrain vehicle that will allow our trail maintenance volunteers to access all our trails.  It can also be used during the winter and has proven to be an awesome trail-grooming tool on it's own!

Expect to see HMBA's grooming volunteers on both the Rokon and the winter sled out grooming many of our trails this winter!

Rok'on HMBA!

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Jay Hore Back as HMBA VP!

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The Hinton Mountain Bike Association is excited to announce that Jay Hore is stepping back into his old HMBA bike boots as Vice-President.  Jay was one of the founding members of the club and was on the Board since HMBA's beginning in 2007 until 2011.  In 2012 and 2013, he was one of the main drivers in getting the Hinton Sprockids program off the ground.

HMBA's previous VP, Brayden Langford, had to step down earlier this Fall.  Although HMBA has lost some key Board members in the past few months, we have been fortunate to have others, such as Colin and Jay, join our Board - a changing of the guards, if you will! 

 

 Jay (far right) and HMBA Board of Directors, 2008

 

I ‘m excited to be back and involved with the HMBA after taking a few years off.

Born and raised in Hinton, my family and I like to enjoy the Bike Park and trail network as much as we can. I’m a founding member of the HMBA, the bike park and Sprockids and I hope my experience will help the continued success of the HMBA.

I find it extremely rewarding to give my time and energy to something that so many people get to enjoy while being active. I can’t believe the HMBA will be 10 years old in 2017 and phase 1 of the bike park will be 9 years old!!!! I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do in another 10 years.

Happy Trails...

- Jay            

Family time at the bike park

Grand Opening of the Hinton Bike Park, 2008.   From left to right:  Jay Hoots (Hoots Inc.), Robin Campbell (West Yellowhead MLA), Stephen Hanus (HMBA), Glenn Taylor (Hinton Mayor), and Jay Hore (HMBA)

Jay Hoots (left), Jay Hore (middle) and Stephen Hanus (right) displaying the sponsor board for the Hinton Bike Park

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