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Hinton, Alberta

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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Call for volunteers


Hinton Bike Park Deadfall Cleanup

Over the past winter, a lot of deadfall was cut along Jodoin’s Journey and the Pembina Sprockids Trail at the Hinton Bike Park last winter. We are looking for volunteers to help carry out the cut and stacked deadfall.

Date and times: Friday May 24th at 10:00am or Saturday May 25th at 10:00am.

If a minimum of 3 volunteers are available for one or both of those days, the work should take approximately 1 hour to complete.

If you are available to help out, please contact Bill or Maureen at 780-865-3346 so they have an idea of how many to expect. 

Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear :) Bring work gloves if you have them!


Trails and Bike Park Not Ready Yet


It’s Spring Thaw conditions at the Hinton Bike Park. Some extra signage and tape are in place to remind users to stay out of the park until conditions improve... a lot. If your tires or footprints leave a trace - move to a dryer place 🙂. Town trails? Paved trails? Thanks for everyone’s cooperation in keeping this Hinton gem in tip top shape. Spread the word!


Trail Guardian Appreciation

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An HMBA Trail Guardian Appreciation gift was recently presented to Kerri and Hal Jackson. Kerri, Hal and their two dogs, Jacquie and Darcy, have done a lot of work on our trails clearing downed trees. Their efforts are truly appreciated!! Thank you!

Kudos to their two active dogs who keep their owners just as active and motivated :) 

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Thank You to our 2019 Hinton Growler Sponsors

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The Hinton Mountain Bike Association would like to send a big THANK YOU to all our sponsors and supporters of the 2019 Hinton Growler:

AFD Petroleum Ltd: $750 to help cover the costs of event insurance, timing, and awards
Vicious Cycle Hinton (Jasper/Hinton): Provided on-site support, demos, and donated prizes
Morad Communications Ltd. (Hinton): donated the use of 10 two-way radios
Maximum Work Gear (Hinton): donated hand and toe warmers for our volunteers
Town of Hinton: Allowing the event to be part of the Hinton Winter Magic and the use of three event tents.
Folding Mountain Brewing (Hinton): provided coffee and hot chocolate
Hinton Wealth Planning of Assante Financial Management Ltd. (Hinton): $100 to cover cost of discounted subs from Subway, all the snacks, and various event supplies
Bike Boy (Hinton): prize donations
The Bench Bike Shop (Jasper): prize donations
Jasper Source For Sports: prize donations
Riderz (Edson): prize donations
Sports Experts - Hinton, AB: prize donations
Wooden You Love (Edson): prize donations
Helmig Fire & Safety Equipment Sign Shop (Hinton): donated stickers (from 2018)
HMBA: jerseys for prizes
Volunteers: for their time and cheering!
Mike Langford: for his excellent grooming and course prep!


Trails Groomed for the Hinton Growler

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Mike has been grooming after the past two days of snow, Growler course is packed and setting up nicely for next weekend's race. Race route has changed this yearr to incorporate 95% of the Hinton Bike Park, it’s fast n fun, I guarantee no hike a bike for the race! Get out & ride it! Also groomed just get there, Cleos, & Happy west.
Regular mountain bikes and hikers please avoid the Hinton Growler groomed trails, this will help us preserve the race course for race day.
Thank You

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Announcing the Bighorn Ridge Trails Project


We are very excited to announce the Bighorn Ridge Trails Project!!!

This project is a collaboration between HMBA and many partners: West Fraser (Hinton), Yellowhead County, Town of Hinton, and the Foothills Recreation Management Association - with Hoots Inc. as the builder! The project was realized last summer and work already started in the Fall of 2018 with a planned completion in the Fall of 2019.

HMBA and its Partners have secured over $300,000 for 1) a new trail to the Bighorn viewpoint and 2) upgrades and improvements to the original Bighorn Trail (descent) to make it sustainable (and fun!). Further plans are already being discussed, so this could be just the beginning.

The Bighorn Trail was originally built in the early 1900s by the Dominion of Canada Forestry Service as a pack trail to patrol the forested areas along the eastern slopes. Learn more about it's history here


Canadian Natural Donates to HMBA


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Thank you Canadian Natural for your generous contribution of $14,500 to support the Hinton Mountain Bike Association!

Canadian Natural is proud to support projects that positively impact the communities where they do business.

Mike Langford (HMBA Board Member) accepts a cheque from Darrin West (Canadian Natural).

Mike Langford (HMBA Board Member) accepts a cheque from Darrin West (Canadian Natural).


Fix It Station Fixed!


The Fix It Station at the Hinton Bike Park has been fixed! Thanks to everyone for being patient these past few months as we waited for parts to be ordered, shipped and installed (by HMBA volunteers, of course!).

The Fix It Station, originally donated by Hinton Wealth Planning of Assante Financial Management Ltd. and the cement pad, donated by West Ridge, was installed and continues to be maintainted by HMBA volunteers.

Please note that the bike pump has super strong magnets near the pump head. It is made to cling to the side of the Fix It Station rather than laying on the ground, which increases the likelihood of damage.



Trans Mountain Expansion Project Underway


Recent trail users will likely have noticed large signs on some sections of trails in the Hinton area. These have been installed by Trans Mountain to notify all trail users of upcoming pipeline clearing/construction. There are no set timelines, but work in these areas can be expected between now and late November 2018. For more information, please visit the Trans Mountain Expansion Project website at:

Trails and features in these areas will be disturbed or removed during clearing and construction. Trans Mountain has assured HMBA that identified bike trails will be salvaged and even improved upon after construction is completed.

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History of Hinton's Bike Trails


Curious about Hinton's trail history? Using best available data and using 1990 as a starting point, these pictures show changes over time. Are there any missing trails? Did we get the dates wrong? Let us know!

Big Horn was build in the early 1990s! Would love to know when Happy Creek was initially built. Happy Creek Trail has had major re-routes 2 times in last 10 years. Over 100K has been invested in the last 10 years on Happy Creek trail alone!

Does anyone know when Jack's Trails system was built??

Trails were now being mapped and published.

Phase 1 of bike park completed. Beaver Boardwalk completed. The J and Slowcooker added.  GS, Cleo's and Phil's Thriller also added

More trails added to upper bike park

Bubba's Added

Gasifier added

Vigilante and Stinger (Bike Park) added.

Ranger added.

Rock Band added.

Pembina Sprockids Trail added to Hinton Bike Park.