What is the BLMBA

The Burns Lake Mountain Biking Association was created in 2006 as a Non-Profit Society, registered with the Province of British Columbia.

That's the official designation, but we're much more than that.

Since the beginning, the BLMBA has served as a Trail Advocacy Society, a local riding club/association, and Tourism Operator for the trails on and surrounding Boer Mountain, 10 minutes north of downtown Burns Lake.

Our mission statement: "Burns Lake is a world class mountain biking destination and vibrant mountain biking community".

Both parts of that statement hold true, with a club membership of over 200 riders/hikers/dog-walkers. The BLMBA conducts weekly Wednesday Workbees where local riders (and, frequently, out-of-town visitors!) work on trail maintenance and building projects. Those evenings culminate in a shuttle to the top of the mountain where both downhill and cross country enthusiasts get to enjoy the fruits of their labour with a sunset community ride. This unique fixture has helped  BLMBA foster a sense of local ownership, commitment, and stewardship of this increasingly popular outdoor recreational playground.

As a Non-Profit Society, the BLMBA holds two land use agreements which allow all of the trails in the Boer Mtn trail network to be 100% legal and sanctioned. The first is 160 acres of private land on lease from the Burns Lake Community Forest which comprises the Burns Lake Bike Park section. The other is a 4000 hectare area on and around Boer Mountain in partnership with the Province of British Columbia through the Recreation Sites and Trails division. The Boer Mountain Recreation Site was the recipient of the 2010 Premiere's Award for Innovation in conjunction with Rec Sites and Trails.

In the short years since its inception, the BLMBA has achieved a great deal in such a short time. Recognized and heralded as one of the most progressive, sanctioned, and sustainable trail networks anywhere on the planet. Period.

For those who haven't had a chance a must ride is Razorback, an epic cross country trail, that climbs from the Bike Park parking lot and follows the eastern perimeter of the Boer Mtn Rec Site to the top of Boer Mountain. Combine that with Pigasus, a 10km trail on the western perimeter of the Rec Site, and you have a 30 km forest loop with lakes, babbling brooks, and spectacular views. This perimeter loop is a MUST ride, you'll love it! See you out there!

On the books for new trails this year the club is putting the finishing touches on the Star Lake Trail, an 8 km trail that connects Razorback and Pigasus with a loop around Star Lake. This trail offers a picnicking and/or camping experience for those outdoor enthusiasts so-inclined to such pursuits.  Additionally, Shawn O'Meara, trail builder extraordinaire, is completing the final stages of Hogzilla, an upper intermediate level downhill trail from the top of Boer Mountain back to Kager Lake. This trail is designed to fill the niche between the black diamond (Full Boer, Shawn's Flow, etc.) and blue (When Pigs Fly, Charlottes Web, etc.) downhill trails. Stay tuned for the projected completion date for this beauty.

Once again this year we are running Bike Camp for kids, Babes in Balance, adult lessons, and, of course, the Big Pig Mountain Biking Festival, a two day extravaganza for the whole family.

We hope you can put a trip to Burns Lake in your calendar for this year. You won't be disappointed!