Local club gets training from bike trail experts

Wildhorse Cycling Club benefits from new knowledge and techiques from trail maintenance experts.

Volunteers go to work on a trail in the Community Forest last weekend.

The Wildhorse Cycling Club hosted the International Mountain Bike Associations Trail Crew last weekend, which is travelling across the country teaching riders how to build sustainable, multi-use trails.

The Trail Crew, consisting of two instructors, gave a presentation on Friday that focused on how to run a successful club. A three-hour classroom session on the theory of building natural surface trail followed on Saturday morning, with topics ranging from permission by property managers to trail flow and assessment, to identifying user groups and construction methods.

Saturday afternoon featured some field work, as the club went into the Community Forest and worked on a section using their newfound knowledge and techniques from the morning session.

The club tested it out on Sunday, with a group ride on the section of trail that they worked on the previous day, and also took the Trail Crew on a tour of the Eager Hills section of the Community Forest.

The club would like to give special thanks to the Community Forest Society for allowing the club a chance to do approved work on a trail in the Community Forest. The club would also like to thank the Recreation Sites and Trails BC for providing an archaeological assessment of the trail to make sure the club did not disturb any archaeological values in the area.

Wildhorse Cycling Club’s mandate is to improve the collective cycling community in the Cranbrook area.

Just Posted

BREAKING: Police responding to alleged bomb threat

Multiple RCMP cruisers, officers on site at Cranbrook Dodge this morning.

Remote wildfire burning near Canal Flats

BC Wildfire Service crews tackling seven-hectare blaze with 21 personnel.

It happened this week in Cranbrook: 1909

Week June 17 – 23: Items compiled by Dave Humphrey from the archived newspapers held at the Cranbrook History Centre and Archives

UPDATED: Crown appeals B.C. polygamous leader’s acquittal in child bride case

James Oler had been charged with taking his underage daughter to the U.S. to marry her off

Best year yet for 2018 Strongman Classic

The 2018 Strongman Classic, which took place on Saturday, June 16 during… Continue reading

First WestJet flight touches down in Cranbrook

As the WestJet livery-clad Pacific Airlines’ Saab 340B aircraft touched down on… Continue reading

Woensdregt: Taking Heart in Holy Anger

Rev. Yme Woensdregt One of my favourite prayers of all time is… Continue reading

Read it and weep

I sat here this week, watching what is happening on the southern… Continue reading

Letters to the Editor: June 22

Proportional representation long overdue; Where have all the wildlife gone; and more …

‘Creep off’ reporting system aims to track street harassment in Metro Vancouver

Text-based hotline launches to collect public reports on where and when harassment occurs

Band has guitars stolen while touring through Nelson

Michael Rault’s band had three guitars taken after playing a show Thursday

10 feet from home: B.C. grassfire offers stark reminder how quickly blazes burn

Kamloops woman among first people in B.C. to be told to evacuate home this wildfire season

Happy ending for orphaned bear cubs

Two orphaned bear cubs were captured in Castlegar and sent for rehabilitation.

Platform chosen for online B.C. cannabis sales

Ottawa-based company to create websites for when marijuana becomes legal in Canada on Oct. 17

Most Read