by Ryan Kuhn
It’s a good time to be a mountain biker in BC. In just about every community across the province trails are being developed and enhanced, providing seemingly endless options for all levels of riders. Many are developed by enthusiastic local trail builders with the best of intentions, be it to push the limits of rider ability or simply provide more quality choices for the after work or weekend rip.
However, many of our trails are not “legitimate”…and the province has taken notice. Driven by a need to address the liability of such trails – and the recognition of the health, economic, social, cultural/heritage and environmental benefits – BC has created a draft Trails Strategy
to better manage trail use and recreation in the future.
Listen up, because this will have an impact on what, and how, you build and maintain trails the near future and beyond.