Welcome to the HBMBA Grom Squad! For now we will be thinking up creative ways to build a virtual community of young riders (and their parents). Check out our group on Facebook where you can connect with other HBMBA youth and families to share your ride stories, your favourite spot to ride, or to ask for advice.

We'll also be posting helpful information along the way. Follow @hbmtba for fun pictures on Instagram and add #hbmbagromsquad to your posts. Our HBMBA Facebook page, is where we'll post events. Check back in here for other fun initiatives.

Grom Squad rides

Our 2022 rides are done for the season. Please check back for updates in 2023! Most rides will take place at 10 am, meeting near the mountain bike parking lot of Christie Lake, but keep an eye on social media for announcements of some "away" rides. Specifics for each ride and links to the online waiver will be posted about a week in advance.
These rides are meant to be inclusive and encouraging, with options for every level and no rider being dropped. This year, if numbers permit, we will split into three groups based on age and self-assessed ability:

  • Level 1: Any age with some trail riding experience and a pedal bike (no training wheels). Generally age 6+, but if your younger shredder has enough trail experience and you feel they are comfortable on the green trails at Christie, they are welcome to join.
  • Level 2: Minimum 20" tires with trail experience. Should be able to ride most trails at Christie Lake.
  • Level 3: age 10+ and minimum 24" tires with trail experience, able to ride all trails at Christie Lake. Some age exceptions may be made.

Each rider will have a designated leader and ride sweep but parents/guardians are asked to ride with their children. Anyone joining for one of these rides should be an HBMBA member.

Group Rules

  • In this group we encourage each other. A little friendly competition can be fun sometimes, but let's keep things positive.
  • In this group we are inclusive. That means inclusive of all riders and all abilities. We recognize that there are many paths to finding a love of mountain biking, and we celebrate all of them. We're here to help each other out and to have fun together.
  • We all love our bikes, but let's leave the bike snobbery at home. If someone asks for advice or information about gear feel, free to share what you know, but leave it at that.