Jay Hoots and his crew will be back this June to wrap up construction of the Edson Bike Skills Park. With 4 weeks of work left to do, we are aiming for a mid-August grand opening. In the last few weeks we have had 16 loads of limestone crush trucked from Nordegg to the park location. This material will be critical in armoring the bike park jumps, berms, and trails.
With bike park construction starting up soon, some campground trails have been closed (1.18km). We want to keep Willmore park users safe while the big machines move in and work. The best way to access the east trails is through the east campground trail head.
Monumental news last week. The Town of Edson has granted the Edson Cycling Association the remaining funding necessary to complete the entire bike park!! We very much appreciate the town's belief in the importance of this project. Stay tuned for details on how you can get involved in the building process. It's going to be an awesome year!
Checkout our bike park page for more details on the project.
It is National Volunteer Week, and we’d like to send a big thank you to all the volunteers who have come out to help us build and fix up trails! Over 2000 volunteer hours have been spent on our trail system since we got rolling in 2015. This awesome new infrastructure would not exist without you, thank you volunteers!! Pictures are highlights from 2017 trail building.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!