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Digger Kneeds Knees

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Back in 1996 I was first introduced to Todd “Digger” Fiander on a bike ride on Mt. Fromme. At the time all the good trails were the secret ones and Todd rode them all. I was lucky enough to get the invite on a few of these rides and knew Todd was going to be a big part of the next revolution in mountain bike trail creation.

He was building trails and filming friends insane enough to ride his trails to make his famous North Shore Extreme Videos. Todd asking me to be in his first NSX video not only got my name into the video and out into the community but also gave publicity to my new bike shop – Steed Cycles. The timing was great and so was what Todd was up to.

The North Shore Trails are well known not only locally but by mountain bike enthusiast all over the world. This is all owed to the hard work and passion of one man – Digger. Because of Diggers work on and off the trails we were able to captialize on the growing mtb scene. People wanted bikes that would allow them to keep up with Todds work and to make sure that their bikes were North Shore worthy. This meant that bike manufacturers changed their suspension requirements, tire sizes and geometry to keep up with Todd’s trails.

Steed Cycles and myself personally owe a lot to Digger not only for his constant support of Steed but for making trails that I personally love to ride and get so much enjoyment from.

We have learned that Todd will be taking some time off from the trails later this Summer as he goes under the knife to replace both of his knees. He will potentially be taking 1 year off and the community has banded together to create a fundraising campaign for the man himself – Digger Kneeds Knees!

Please contribute what you can or share the story with those you feel could give back. We look forward to seeing Todd back on the trails in 2018 better than ever. The Shore wouldn’t be the incredible mountain biking haven it is without the passion and dedication of this man.

https://www.gofundme.com/digger-kneeds-knees

Thank you for everything Digger! Heal up!

July 8th – Demo a e-bike with Specialized

Saturday July 8th join us for a day of e-Bike Demos with our friends at Specialized!
They will be bringing their Turbo Levo Mountain e-bike for you to take out and demo!
Email sales@steedcycles.com now to book in your bike! You can book the bikes from 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm.
We look forward to getting you out and riding!

Giant Demo Day!

This Sunday June 4th join us for a day of Bike Demos with our friends at Giant!
They will be bringing their Mountain Bike Demo Fleet consisting of the Trance, Hail, and Full-E Bikes for you to take out and ride!
Email sales@steedcycles.com now to book in your bike! You can book the bikes from 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm.
We look forward to getting you out and riding!

Specialized Demo Day July 16th

Specialized Demo July 2016

Saturday July 16th we are hosting a Demo Day with Specialized Bikes for you to test ride the Stumper Jumper, Ryhme and Electric Levo. The demo will be running from 9am – 1pm in the Parking Lot of Parkgate Library in North Vancouver. From Mount Seymour Parkway you will turn left onto Mt. Seymour Road and left again at Banff Court and we will be set up on your immediate left. Please bring a credit card and piece of ID with you to demo a bike. Call or email the shop today to book your Demo! sales@steedcycles.com (604) 987 -2168

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2016 NSMBA Trail Day Report

With two trail days under our belt we are happy to report on some great work happening on Fromme Climbing Trail.

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Big thanks to Santa Cruz for working with us this year! We love their dedication to local trail networks and support with the dig and keeping us powered by the amazing sandwich making of Seb Kemp. Check out the Santa Cruz trail report from our first trail day in March : http://bit.ly/1rplKrk

This past Sunday April 17th, members of the Steed MTB Team and customers came out to lend a hand on the trails and aid in making the climb a little smoother. We will be hosting the next NSMBA Trail Day on Sunday May 22nd 9am. Sign up HERE now if you would like to attend and give back to the Shore.

Please also consider becoming a NSMBA Member or to attend their Community Trail Days. Support where you ride!IMG_6387IMG_6393IMG_6385IMG_6382IMG_6389IMG_6395IMG_6408IMG_6374

 

 

Pretty and Gritty Ride, First Day out.

Mother’s Day ushered in the first Pretty and Gritty women’s mountain bike ride on a spectacular warm and sunny day. We set out to explore the Seymour trails, splitting into two groups. The more advanced group headed up the mountain, while the other half of us stuck on the lower trails. We started the ride up Old Buck and over Bridal Path to the Highschool League Loop. The fast, flowy trail was so much fun that we opted to ride it again! We finished up with with a super fun loamy trail that brought us back onto Hyannis, over the golf course, back to Bridal path and one last thrill down Empress Bypass. Thanks to all who came out. You gals rock! Stay tuned for our next ride Sunday, June 8th on Fromme.

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