Welcome to the home of the Hornby Island Mountain Bike Association. We have a lot going on: HIMBA co-ordinates volunteer trail building and maintenance days;  looks after the MTB Skills Center at Joe King Park; distributes the trail map for Hornby Island, and every now and again, puts on one of the best bike races in Canada. Check the left sidebar for our latest activity.

HIMBA NEWS

Hornby Enduro 2024

Wow, what an event! We had a few hiccups but overall the Hornby Enduro 2024 was an incredible success.

In talking to the riders after the race and in the campsite in the evening after the event, I was reminded that Hornby island is a very special venue and that we have an amazing crew of volunteers.

The racers loved the courses and how well every stage was marked. They could not stop talking about the awesome volunteers and how seamlessly everything seemed to run. This kind of success does not happen by accident, it takes a group of hard-working volunteers, each doing their part and stepping in to take care of problems.

A number of Hornby Locals did very well this weekend:

Jody Rutherford took third place and Geoff Kabush took first place in the Men’s Expert category, with an impressive showing by WIll Wood Macdonell who placed 11th, and Nigel Fletcher who pulled off a 14th. The Expert men was the most competitive category–by far-with 62 starters.

Tess Armstrong took 2nd place in the Under 15 Women category, and was only 6 seconds away from 1st place!

Thank you so much to every HIMBA volunteer as well as Hornby Organic, Strachan Valley Farm and Island Cup – Vancouver Island Mountain Bike Race Series for making the race a resounding success.

The next Hornby Enduro will take place June 20, 2026.

Jennifer Armstrong Photography was on site and took some amazing photos. You can view the full gallery here. Jennifer has generously given permission for the use of her photos on your social media, but does ask that if you use them, you credit jennifer armstrong photography (all lower case) and link to her social site. https://www.facebook.com/jenniferarmstrongphotography.ca

New Membership System

We are formalizing our membership system and have set up an on-line membership sign-up and payment system. Membership costs will be low, only $20/person per year. Membership funds will be used specifically to offset the cost of insurance. Fortunately, HIMBA generates revenue through our other fund-raising efforts, local races and events (like the upcoming Enduro), and selling HIMBA swag at the summer Hornby farmers market. This allows us to keep membership fees low.

Here are a few great reasons for becoming a HIMBA member:

  • you love riding Hornby’s trails
  • you want to ride well-maintained trails when you’re here
  • you want to help keep the HIMBA board and volunteers insured when working on the trails
  • you want to join in trail maintenance days
  • you’re generally stoked about MTB’ing on Hornby & want to keep the good vibes rolling!  

To become a HIMBA member, please sign up for your membership here

A short documentary video made by Jesse Devost chronicling BikeFest 5 which took place in Strachan Valley on Hornby Island in 1995
Two Years later we made another documentary about BikeFest 1997