The Pemberton Dirt Bike Association is a non-profit, rider operated dirt bike club that was started in 2017. We are a group of passionate off-road enthusiasts, who recognize the benefits of having an organized club here in Pemberton and what it can give back to our town.
Our Vision is to create a network of safe, off-road trails for the people of Pemberton and the Sea to Sky community to use. By working with the appropriate authorities and other trail user groups we plan to create strong relationships in our valley to grow our sport in a safe and responsible manner.
At the current time, we have been working closely with Rec Sites & Trails BC, SLRD, PVTA, and the Lilwat Nation to secure our first sanctioned trail in the Rutherford South area. The plan for the 2021 season is to improve and maintain the current trails in the Rutherford South Area, develop a small beginner area for people who are new to the sport, and if all goes according to plan develop a staging area vehicle parking and unloading. We also plan to have Pemberton’s first sanctioned dirt bike trail “ Ground Control” rideable by early this summer.
The PDBA is a non-profit organization, so we depend on our members to help support our cause, financially and physically. None of our trail builders are paid, so 100% of your membership dollars go directly into building and maintaining our trails, paying for tools, equipment rentals, and paying for website costs and other fees. We will be hosting a few small trail building days this spring to kick off the season so be sure to like our Facebook group “Link” Pemberton Dirt Bike Association” to keep up to date with fundraising event dates, trail building days, and organized social rides.
PDBA is a member of the BC off-road motorcycle association (BCORMA). This Provincial Federation supports over 25 clubs and their riding areas throughout our province and lobbies on a provincial and federal level for every off-road motorcycle rider in B.C. BCORMA bronze and platinum trail pass benefits riders in many ways. Riders with trail passes support their local club in the maintenance, upgrading, and sustainability of the trails in their local area. Collectively, riders are assisting BCORMA to remain sustainable and continue with efforts to keep riding areas open as well as demonstrate a strong voice in efforts for positive changes riders feel strongly about in protecting our riding areas.