Nov 22, 2011, 3:00 am

As the birthplace of freeride, the North Shore of Vancouver is steeped in mountain biking history. Long, winding cedar bridges, high, skinny features and steep lines full of rocks and roots are what most people associate with trails in North Vancouver. These trails are everywhere but many of them have fallen into disrepair. Some descents are completely eroded, wooden features are falling apart and there's the whole issue of legality when trails are built without permission.