Mountain Equipment Company
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Local partners

You’ll find MEC stores in cities across the country, which is why we’re excited to partner with local groups doing awesome work within their communities.

Stay tuned for more announcements on organizations we’re supporting to help folks connect with trails, parks, crags and coastlines.

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North Shore Mountain Bike Association

North Vancouver, BC

The North Shore Mountain Bike Association (NSMBA) is a volunteer-driven non-profit organization dedicated to caring for a sustainable trail network within the community. They’ve been building and maintaining trails on the legendary North Shore since 1997, and MEC is proud to have been a supporter of their projects for years.

MEC is a huge fan of the NSMBA’s Trail Adoption Plan (TAP), and in its first year, we adopted TNT trail on Mount Seymour. Soon after, MEC took on the task of building and maintaining Expresso on Fromme – one of the top-rated trails on Trailforks. Keep an eye out for MEC staffers shoveling gold, moving rocks and shaping berms on TAP days on the Shore.

The NSMBA’s mission is “trails for all, trails forever” and their goal is to create a balanced network of trails that provides challenges and progression for all riders.