Official Kelowna and Westbank Thread

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Official Kelowna and Westbank Thread
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Posted: Sep 7, 2019 at 7:16 Quote
damo wrote:
jaydawg69 wrote:
l8igz wrote:
Hey! I just moved to kelowna and I'm just starting at UBCO this semester. What are some good trails you guys would recommend?

Vernon

That is funny I almost posted the same thing but didn't want to cause trouble. ????

Haha maybe we should start a "just moved here where should i ride thread"

I took a drive out to Kalamalka in Vernon yesterday for a recon lap, i've been out of the loop for a bit and haven't ridden at all last couple years. it was fun, but i'm def gonna need to work on my conditioning and ditch the flats. might go back out today, or up predator ridge since it's a bit closer. I'm also at UBCO this year

Posted: Oct 3, 2019 at 17:18 Quote
Edipos wrote:
That's great. But I was taken aback by the number of bitcoin investors from mama's basement in this thread. Please, forget this sh guys, it won't bring you anything it will only take a huge chank of your money instead. But what s more important and tariffing it may take the precious years from your life not giving anything in return. Just gamble with all the crypto you have, save your life bitcoin casino

What?... Something to do with a new Bike?

Posted: Oct 3, 2019 at 19:44 Quote
Edipos wrote:
That's great. But I was taken aback by the number of bitcoin investors from mama's basement in this thread. Please, forget this sh guys, it won't bring you anything it will only take a huge chank of your money instead. But what s more important and tariffing it may take the precious years from your life not giving anything in return. Just gamble with all the crypto you have, save your life bitcoin casino

I was kinda taken back by how much of a douche you are you spamming this thread with your bullshit.

Posted: Oct 4, 2019 at 8:57 Quote
In case you missed hearing about it.

Cranksgiving is happening on Sunday:
https://www.facebook.com/events/2455225131385761/

Posted: Oct 4, 2019 at 20:01 Quote
Can't join work calls, must go slave to buy next seasons bike and park pass

Posted: Oct 5, 2019 at 22:49 Quote
Hey yall, new comer to kelowna here looking to make some bike friends, have a trail bike and a truck for shuttling the dh bike. Pretty lost as far as what's good to ride, but I'm always keen for bikes of any kind. If anyone wants to shred some turns mid way through next week send me a bell. See ya on the trails other wise!

Posted: Oct 5, 2019 at 23:07 Quote
gclarida wrote:
Hey yall, new comer to kelowna here looking to make some bike friends, have a trail bike and a truck for shuttling the dh bike. Pretty lost as far as what's good to ride, but I'm always keen for bikes of any kind. If anyone wants to shred some turns mid way through next week send me a bell. See ya on the trails other wise!

Welcome to Kelowna. I just moved out here this summer.
So far the ridding has been great and its been pretty good finding quality riding partners on my level.
Smith Creek is fairly popular for the pedal up, shred down crew.
Crawford is great, but the route finding is a little more complex.
Rose Valley has some sweet trails.
Gillard is the shuttle area with lots of great trails.

I will send you a pm about getting together for a ride this week.

Posted: Oct 26, 2019 at 12:49 Quote
Anyone notice 2nd and third place at Rampage had Vernon listed as hometown. I guess Kelowna doesnt rate anymore. To busy putting up white sun glass franchises in public parks and drinking drinks that cost 7 dollars and taste like apple cider vinegar. Vernon is and always has been the hotspot. The second you all gave up on Addiction that was when the Ebikes started their rule.

Posted: Oct 26, 2019 at 13:02 Quote
vernonjeff wrote:
Anyone notice 2nd and third place at Rampage had Vernon listed as hometown. I guess Kelowna doesnt rate anymore. To busy putting up white sun glass franchises in public parks and drinking drinks that cost 7 dollars and taste like apple cider vinegar. Vernon is and always has been the hotspot. The second you all gave up on Addiction that was when the Ebikes started their rule.


Just had to come rub it in didnt yea Jeff lol

Posted: Oct 26, 2019 at 20:19 Quote
That's weird cause brett was born in the Toronto area and moved here in the last 5 years and tom was born in the Netherlands and moved here 10 or so years ago.

That's kinda like saying that I'm from kelowna when really I just live here...

Posted: Oct 30, 2019 at 13:28 Quote
On a more serious note....

This winter the north end of Myra Bellevue Provincial Park is getting logged to mitigate wildfire risk.

Zero consultation was done by parks, by flnro
and very little was done by the city of kelowna.

Although reducing wildfire risk is important logging a bcpark with zero consultation sets a dangerous precedent. Your local trail organization can't move a trail even 1 trail bed width left or right without considerable approvals and consultations but this is fair game??

They're also logging the forested area above the water town at the endof field rd which is littered with singletrack.

Posted: Nov 11, 2019 at 19:01 Quote
k-towntrailryder wrote:
On a more serious note....

This winter the north end of Myra Bellevue Provincial Park is getting logged to mitigate wildfire risk.

Zero consultation was done by parks, by flnro
and very little was done by the city of kelowna.

Although reducing wildfire risk is important logging a bcpark with zero consultation sets a dangerous precedent. Your local trail organization can't move a trail even 1 trail bed width left or right without considerable approvals and consultations but this is fair game??

They're also logging the forested area above the water town at the endof field rd which is littered with singletrack.


So who would I contact to complain about the process who has the potential power to fix the issues?

Posted: Nov 11, 2019 at 19:06 Quote
b-mcclelland wrote:
k-towntrailryder wrote:
On a more serious note....

This winter the north end of Myra Bellevue Provincial Park is getting logged to mitigate wildfire risk.

Zero consultation was done by parks, by flnro
and very little was done by the city of kelowna.

Although reducing wildfire risk is important logging a bcpark with zero consultation sets a dangerous precedent. Your local trail organization can't move a trail even 1 trail bed width left or right without considerable approvals and consultations but this is fair game??

They're also logging the forested area above the water town at the endof field rd which is littered with singletrack.


So who would I contact to complain about the process who has the potential power to fix the issues?

http://foss-kelowna.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-10-Newsletter.pdf

That link contains all the Info that's been made public as well as contacts for the people in charge of the project.

Posted: 2 days ago Quote
Hello!

Going to be in Kelowna with a few hours to kill Saturday. I know its warmed up a bit but is Smith Creek ridable? Anything?

Thanks for any info!

Posted: 2 days ago Quote
therob wrote:
Hello!

Going to be in Kelowna with a few hours to kill Saturday. I know its warmed up a bit but is Smith Creek ridable? Anything?

Thanks for any info!

Everything is snow covered, I rode Knox on Sunday and there was lots of grip still (rocky sections were a little slippery). I am hoping to sneak a lunch ride in tomorrow (possibly smith creek) and will try to report back.


 
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