Flow Mountain Bike Adventures are active within the mountain bike community. Mountain biking has given us soo much over the years, and we enjoy the opportunity to give back where we can.
Support for Local Mountain Bike Trail Associations
For 2022, we have organized Floral Shirt Fundraiser Parties in order to help raise additional funds for the trail associations within the areas where we operate. The idea is simple – to get members of the community together for a group ride, all wearing Floral shirts. A small fee will be charged for these events, with proceeds donated to the local trail associations. We’ll also head to a pub for a drink afterwards.
Here are the dates and locations for our Floral Shirt Fundraiser Parties in 2022:
Monday July 4th: A ride in Canmore to support Canmore and Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA). Sign up at the following link: https://www.flowbikeadventures.com/mountain-bike-guiding/Floral-Shirt-Fundraiser-in-order-to-Support-Canmore-and-Area-Mountain-Bike-Association-CAMBA-Monday-July-4th-p471802107
Monday July 11th: A ride in Bragg Creek (Moose or Prairie Mountain) to support Moose Mountain Bike Trail Society (MMBTS). Sign up at the following link: https://www.flowbikeadventures.com/mountain-bike-guiding/Floral-Shirt-Fundraiser-to-Support-Moose-Mountain-Bike-Trail-Society-MMBTS-on-Monday-July-11th-p471802108
TBD: A ride in Bragg Creek to support Bragg Creek Trails. Sign up at the following link: https://www.flowbikeadventures.com/mountain-bike-guiding/Floral-Shirt-Fundraiser-with-Bragg-Creek-Trails-TBD-p471808367
TBD: A ride in NW Calgary or Ridgeback in Bragg Creek to support Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance (CMBA). Sign up at the following link: https://www.flowbikeadventures.com/mountain-bike-guiding/Floral-Shirt-Fundraiser-for-Calgary-Mountain-Bike-Alliance-TBD-p471483905
Keep an eye on our social media for further information on how to sign up.
We are proud financial supporters of the local trail associations where we operate, donating $1500.00 so far for 2022. It’s important to purchase at least one trail membership per season in order to support all the great work these organizations are doing. Because without trails we might as well sell our bikes as we’d have nowhere to ride!
Moose Mountain Bike Trail Society (MMBTS): https://www.mmbts.com/
Canmore and Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA): https://camba.ca/
Bragg Creek Trails: https://braggcreektrails.org/
Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance: https://www.cmbalink.com/
It’s also important to make it out to a couple of trail maintenance events every year in order to give back to the trails. MMBTS, CAMBA, Bragg Creek Trails and CMBA have a number of trail days scheduled throughout the season. Participating in a trail maintenance event is also proven to help you get 95% less flats 🙂
Trail Building Talk Thursdays YouTube Channel: Flow Mountain Bike Adventures have also started a YouTube channel to help further spread awareness about the local trail associations where we operate, and give the public an update on all the new trails and initiatives they are currently working on. You can access the channel from the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpyYI1DPbT6fIdZbMQTrtwA/videos
2022 Trailbuilding Talk Thursday Interview with Alf Skrastins from Bragg Creek Trails: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wooVDLRick&t=72s
2022 Trailbuilding Talk Thursday Interview with Justin Deoliveira from Canmore and Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OIybXu5k7c
Badass Mountain Bike Babes YouTube Channel: Flow Mountain Bike Adventures are also strong advocates for showcasing all the amazing things women are doing in Mountain Biking. In general, women in sports do not receive the same level of coverage as men so we are trying to do our part to change this. That being said, we’ve created a YouTube channel called Badass Mountain Bike Babes where we upload our Badass Women Wednesday interview series. You can access this channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHCo_KqZpWq8PmMGkiXZpyA/videos
Please let us know if there is a Badass Mountain Bike Babe we should interview for our series, or if you are a member of a trail association that we haven’t interviewed yet.
The Flow Foundation
We’ve just announced the Flow Foundation, where Flow Mountain Bike Adventures will donate 1% of our profits towards helping finance mountain bike racers, or mountain bike film projects. As Flow grows, so will the fund. First recipients will receive funding in 2023. Please contact info@flowbikeadventures for more information on how to apply.
Women’s Intro to Enduro Racing with Steedz Enduro
Flow’s founder is a member of the awesome Steedz Enduro team based in Canmore, Alberta. In 2021, she helped coach two Women’s Only Intro to Enduro Racing clinics that sold out in less than 24 hours. Steedz has been a leader in encouraging more women to get on the start line, with many more women participating in the 2021 Steedz Enduro. Flow’s founder has been mountain bike racing since 2009, and there have been many fewer women at races but things are changing. We’re excited to have the opportunity to support women to get involved in racing and riding!
Liv Bicycles Canada and Ridley’s Cycle Ambassador
Flow’s founder has been a Liv and Ridley’s Ambassador since 2018, encouraging more women to get into mountain biking. Ambassadors organize a number of community focused events each year in order to further build community. Watch our social media for information on upcoming events for 2022.