April 21, 2014 by Bryan Tasaka | No Comments on FIREBALL ALERT! Only 25 Spots Left for the MOMAR!
With just five months to go before the one and only Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race hits the village of Cumberland, we are headed for another early sell out. Over 400 weekend warriors have already registered and now we’re down to our final 25 spots before we are all sold out.
We are working on some new course concepts and possible new starting and finish locations too. New trails will be explored and we’ll look to put even more ‘adventure’ into this year’s course.
If you have friends that haven’t registered, please let them know get off the fence and stop procrastinating. The final spots will go quick!
FINALLY. The MOMAR has a brand new website. It’s been a project on the back-burner for a few years after the proliferation of the smart phone, particularly the iPhone, that didn’t like FLASH elements of a website. The header of the MOMAR website was all done in Flash and back in the day when we launch, it was “the cat’s meow”… but… it wouldn’t display on the all powerful iPhone so Project Build a New Website became a priority.
Thanks to the great work by Paula Solanoy (who designed and coded the site), we are happy to launch the fourth iteration in the past 15 years. I remember the first one back in 2000 for it’s simplicity and terrible design (I think I did it all after taking a two day Dreamweaver class).
Our new site is fully responsive which means it’ll function well on all smart phones. I also cut out a ton of superfluous content and just stuck with the need-to-know info and fun pictures and videos.
I hope you like it and if you come across any glitches, spelling/grammar errors or simply have some constructive comments, please send me an email at email@example.com. Your feedback would be greatly appreciated!
January 15, 2013 by Bryan Tasaka | No Comments on CUMBERLAND 2013: ONE RACE, ONE ADVENTURE.
Just like the MOMAR racer, I too have to make some tough choices. The big one for me was the decision to forgo the Burnaby MOMAR and only offer the race in Cumberland. The MOMAR has been in Cumberland for 12 of our 13 years and it’s always a big success. The community and trails are first class all the way and the party never misses. Saturday, September 21st, 2013, is the date — mark it in your calendar.
We had two great years in Burnaby with challenging courses, fantastic trails, and many amazing memories. However, in the end, the numbers just didn’t add up and we had to make the difficult decision to let it go. It was a tough call because Gary and I had a good plan for another course that would have used some cool new terrain.
I would like to extend a BIG thanks to Matthew Coyne at Tourism Burnaby for inviting us to Burnaby and making it all happen. Thanks to the City of Burnaby and Simon Fraser University for granting us permission to race on their trails. Thanks to Magnus Johansson and the GVOC for designing the awesome orienteering stage on the SFU campus! And a big final thanks to my good buddy, Gary Robbins, for your awesome course design and management!
Now with all our adventure eggs in one basket, the Cumberland MOMAR will be capped at 350 racers and with only one MOMAR, I’m predicting an early sell out. With the Cumberland race, you can count on another fun Friday night registration night at the Riding Fool Hostel complete with a free beer and a goodie laden swag bag. We promise you another stellar course with lots of navigational choices, sweet single-track riding, and non-stop adventure. No, there won’t be any contrived obstacles, just you and the challenges of the wild Cumberland wilderness. And we’ll celebrate your day in a big way at the award winning after-party!
We hope that you will make this MOMAR part of your adventurous plans for 2013! We hope that you will rally your couch potato friends to join your team.
Yours in adventure,
January 24, 2012 by Bryan Tasaka | No Comments on MOMAR Cumberland Voted Best Adventure Race in Western Canada
The Atmosphere Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race (MOMAR), Cumberland edition, was recently voted ‘Best Adventure Race in Western Canada’ by Get Out There Magazine for the fourth consecutive year.
Every year, Get Out There Magazine, a Canadian-based endurance sports and outdoor recreation publication, asks its readers to vote for the people, places and events that are the best at making active living in Canada so great. In addition to ‘Best Adventure Race’, MOMAR was also voted as having the “Best Post-race Party’ and ‘Best Race T-shirt, again for the fourth year in a row, and won ‘Best Race Kit’ for the first time.
MOMAR Director, Bryan Tasaka is thrilled about this honour. “This is really a tribute to all the hard work that gets put into these races,” says Tasaka. “MOMAR staff, volunteers and sponsors are incredibly dedicated, having a genuine passion for creating top-notch events with a fun, relaxed vibe. We are honoured with these awards, and are beyond grateful for those who took the time to vote.”
March 23, 2011 by Bryan Tasaka | No Comments on MOMAR SPONSORS A TEAM TO RAID THE NORTH EXTREME
Mind Over Mountain is proud to be sponsoring Team MOMAR Atmosphere at this year’s Raid the North Extreme. Team Captain, Todd Nowack, will lead an experienced and competitive team consisting of Pete Cameron, Leanne Mueller, and James Galipeau.
Over 6 days, four-person co-ed teams will navigate a 500km+ expedition over an unmarked route by paddling, trekking, trail running, mountain biking, and using fixed ropes through the wild and historic West Kootenays of British Columbia.
50 teams from around the world will take part in the 8th edition of Raid the North Extreme including some of the best in the sport.
For more information on the race, visit www.raidthenorthextreme.com.
Wow. In a mere 46 days, the 37th edition of the Atmosphere Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race sold over 600 entries making this event the fastest sellout and biggest turnout in our 17 year history. We have racers coming from across North America and even a few from Australia, Germany, and South Africa. Over 50% […]Read More...