We’ve been working on a trails promotion video that is now live. This 5 minute clip celebrates some of the new trails that we have built over the last few years as well as some old favourites. Hope you enjoy! Special thanks to Julian Buchwald for taking the great drone footage.
2017 has been a busy and successful year for the Edson Cycling Association. We have built 4 kilometers of trail, including the Root 66 and Ridge Rollers trails. We also installed boardwalks on wet sections of Spruce and Pine trails and we have started a by-pass of another wet section on Pine trail. We did some prep work for phase one of the bike skills park. We also ran weekly co-ed and women’s group rides. All of this was thanks to our committed volunteers. Although we are all volunteers, our board cannot do it alone. Thank you to everyone who came out, whether it was once or weekly, we appreciate your help.
We had many aspirations of completing more work through October and early November. This included having our builder, Jay Hoots, come out to complete phase one of the bike park build. However, the chilly and wet weather has put a damper on our plans. Jay is excited to be coming in the spring, after road bans are lifted, to build phase one of the bike skills park. We will be looking for many volunteers to help with the process. Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, we are still looking for grant and sponsorship opportunities. If you know of any, please contact us at email@example.com
As we are losing light moving into the fall, this week our trail building and co-ed group rides are going to be starting at 6:30pm.
Our weekly trail building nights have started up for this season! Every Monday night at 7pm we meet at Willmore (check status on meeting location) for a few hours of fun and social trail building. No experience is necessary, you just need to bring gloves and closed toes shoes. We are solely volunteer driven. If you can make it out for a night or two this year, that would be fantastic!
Trail building for 2016 is officially wrapped up. We were hoping the recent warmer weather would thaw things out for a bit, but it's not looking that way. THANK YOU ALL VOLUNTEERS!!! These trails would not happen without you! This year we totaled almost 500 volunteer hours. We finished off the switchback on Raspberry Stinger, completed the Overflow trail, completed the sand hill bypass, and have a good start on the Ridge Roller trail.
We had a very dedicated crew come out and finish the boardwalk in the pouring rain. It is too wet to work on the remaining tread, so we called it a day. Thanks to the hearty souls who came out.
The following monday night trail building, the group completed the remainder of tread on overflow!! Thank you everyone that came out to finish things up!
Our next work bee is Saturday August 27th from 10 until 5. Come out for an hour, a few hours, or the whole day. Bring your friends and family. No experience needed. Let's finish the Overflow trail. Lunch will be provided by Wok Box.
Thursday night's atWillmore at 7pm.
All abilities welcome. Hope to see you out there
Our first work bee of 2016 is coming up soon! Come out for a few hours and help build our trails!
Park at the overflow campground and follow the trail. We would love to see you out there!
Our new group town rides are starting up next week! All bikes and all abilities welcome. We will be cruising the town's paved and gravel trails. Stay tuned to the group ride tab for ride status each week.