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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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Generous HMBA Supporters of 2016!

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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


Marie-Soleil (right)

Jay (left) and Colin (right)

Jenn (left)


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)


Tim (accepting donation, right)

Maria (second from the left)


"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


HMBA Seeks President

Bike Hinton

The Hinton Mountain Bike Association (HMBA) is looking for a passionate HMBA member to join it's Board as their President.   Could this be you?   Jump into the Skills Area and ask yourself:

  • Am I an HMBA member?
  • Do I love riding my bike in Hinton's backyard playground?
  • Do I have some great ideas on how we can sustain what we currently have and grow?  Make it even better? (we all do!!)
  • Am I comfortable talking to town and industry representatives who are already great supporters of HMBA?
  • Am I ready to be part of a great team?

If you are answering YES to these questions, then please consider this opportunity!!  HMBA needs you!

Break down the negative thoughts that may be going through your mind!

  • "I don't have the time."   We hear you!   The current Board also have many other life commitments.  But with no Board, there is no HMBA and that would not be good.  The Board meets about 10 times a year, plus the AGM in April.  Depending on which projects we have going on, that determines the amount of involvement needed.  Some Board members spend their time in areas where they are most interested.
  • "I don't know how much I can contribute."  Once you get to know how the Board runs and what we actually do, you will surely find plenty of ways to make your contributions.  It really doesn't take much - and the first, the most important step, is just being INVOLVED. 
  • "I don't want to spend my time fundraising."   Unless we are working on a big project (that has to be voted in by the majority), we are not spending our time fundraising.   Really, we're not!  HMBA has A LOT of great community and business support.  Plus, we are a team - we work together on this!

If you have any other questions or concerns - please TALK TO US!  You can email us at infoATbikehintonDOTcom or catch us on the trails!  Julie is usually on the Ladies Monday Rides, Maureen and Bill are often out at the Hinton Bike Park, Brayden loves riding gravity and Kevin keeps an eye on the trails (usually riding, but not for a little while, due to injury) .



HMBA Has Full Board

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A Full Board

At a recent monthly meeting, HMBA's Board of Directors voted in another member to complete our roster!  It is a sign of a healthy board to have both seasoned and fresh faces on the Board as it helps to minimize volunteer fatigue and ensures board continuity into the future.

Brayden Langford

At our AGM in April, Brayden Langford stepped up into the role as HMBA's new VP.  Brayden is definitely not new to HMBA.  He has been involved with HMBA in different roles, both as a Youth Coordinator and as a valued volunteer for trail/bike park maintenance and for the Beaver Bike Fest.   Welcome Brayden!!

Bill Heir

Bill is another long-time HMBA member and avid volunteer.   With 30 years of riding under his belt, Bill enjoys our trails systems and routinely volunteers his time to help maintain them.   At the AGM, Bill had volunteered to help out the Treasurer (Julie Duval) with bookkeeping.   Later, he offered to step up as Treasurer and allow Julie to fill the Secretary position - a role that suits her well.    Please welcome Bill as HMBA's new Treasurer!!

HMBA Board of Directors

  • President:  Shawn Lee
  • Vice President: Brayden Langford
  • Treasurer: Bill Heir
  • Secretary: Julie Duval
  • Operations (Trails): Kevin Myles
  • Directory at Large:  Maureen Harper

The Ones that Got Away

HMBA wouldn't be where it is today without it's committed members.  Two board members had stepped down at our last AGM.   Marie-Soleil Pinet (past Treasurer) and Jenn Hunter (past Secretary) were valued members and their positive energy will be missed!  Thank you Marie-Soleil and Jenn!!



HMBA Gains New Board Member

Hinton Mountain Bike Assocation (HMBA)

The Hinton Mountain Bike Association would like to welcome Maureen Harper to the Board as the new Director at Large!

Maureen has always been, and continues to be, a great advocate for HMBA!  She is quick to volunteer and you will often find her leading a ladies' group on our Monday nights or doing trail maintenance when riding our trails.

Welcome aboard, Maureen! 

-HMBA Board Members


What makes HMBA tick? Come and find out!


Discover HMBA

Are you wondering how you can further contribute to awesome mountain biking in Hinton? Anyone who is interested in (or thinking about!) joining our board as an executive member or as a coordinator is invited to attend a meeting.  Come check us out - you don't have to commit right off the bat!  

Contact Us and let us know you are interested!

Our mandate is to:

  1. To provide and maintain free access multi-purpose mountain bike trails and facilities, for use by the public.
  2. To promote local mountain bike events and activities for community participation in healthy recreation.

Let's work together and continue to provide awesome mountain biking opportunities in Hinton for all!