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Martha Creek Makeover - Trail Update

Oct 1, 2015
by Matt Yaki  
The Martha Creek Makeover is a trail maintenance and fundraising project for the epic Martha Creek Trail in Revelstoke BC. For background on this story you can check out this previous Pinkbike article.

Martha Creek Makeover

Organized by Wandering Wheels and supported by Rec. Sites and Trails BC and the Revelstoke Cycling Association, the Martha Creek Makeover has raised money and put hundreds of hours of work into the Martha Creek Trail! Bridges are being rebuilt, drainage and erosion problems are being addressed, there is lots of rock armouring and brushing happening, even some new jumps and berms are being built! Have a look through some of our work photos and see below for your chance to visit Revelstoke and shred summer or winter in support of the Martha Creek Makeover!

Fresh trail work

Before and after trail work shots:
before and after

before and after

before and after

before and after

Old bridge
Many of the bridges and boardwalks on the trail were severely damaged from snow loads and high water.

Huge thanks to Paul at Glacier Helicopters.
Thanks to Paul from Glacier Helicopters for transporting the lumber at a great deal for this project!

New bridges
Local trail building and construction company Little-Big Works Ltd. were contracted to perform trail work.

Martha Creek Makeover
Dave Pearson leads the crew from Little Big Works. Feel free to buy him a beer anytime!

New bridge

We have raised $23,000 of our original $30,000 goal, a goal proven to be accurate! We are currently about 3/4 of the way through our work plan and running out of funding fast! You can help by making a donation on our website at www.marthacreekmakeover.com or by purchasing one of two Revelstoke weekend getaway packages which we have up for grabs! 100% of your purchase price will go to the Martha Creek Makeover!

Martha Creek Makeover

Summer Shred Weekend - Includes:
- 2 Nights accommodation for 4 at Valley Retreat in beautiful Revelstoke BC
- 4 wicked demo bikes for 1 full day from Skookum Cycle & Ski Revelstoke
- a Frisby Ridge XC Trail shuttle drop-off from Great Canadian Tours for 4 people
- a $50 Gift Certificate for The Big Eddy Pub!

Total Value: $950. Purchase now for $750!
Valid until Sept. 30, 2016

Powder Paradise Ski & Stay - Includes:
- 2 Nights accommodation for 2 at Sutton Place Hotel - Revelstoke Mountain Resort
- 2 day lift tickets for 2
- $100 in Gift Certificates for The Village Idiot
- $50 in Gift Certificates from Spice O' Life Emporium

Total Value: $1350. Purchase now for $1000!
Valid until April 30, 2016

Contact info@wanderingwheels.ca to purchase and remember, visit www.marthacreekmakeover.com to make a donation!

Donate through Trailforks here as well.


Martha Creek Trail images

A community project by:
Martha Creek Trail images

Sponsored by:
Martha Creek Makeover


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8 Comments

  • + 9
 I haven't ridden that trail in a long, long time. Use to ride it a ton in mid-90s. Back then we use to pedal out from town, ride to the top, rip down and pedal back. That was a serious ride. Of course one guy had one-up everyone. Road from Revy to Keystone and back, on a Super 8 with monster Ts. Greatest endurance feat I have ever heard of.
  • + 2
 That's crazy.
  • + 1
 That might b an eleven up. #respect
  • + 2
 Nice work guys! For those who are wondering if they should donate to this since they haven't ridden there, donate cause you SHOULD be planning a trip to ride in revelstoke. This is just one epic trail to ride!
  • + 2
 I rode this trail two weeks ago and it was Epic!!. the new improvements so far have been great!! tis a brake burner for sure!
  • + 1
 Fine work up there lads. Soooo good. Glad I donated. Can only imagine what the finished product will be. Donate and go ride it. It's back to being "a must ride"
  • + 3
 Done and donated!
  • + 1
 One of the best trails I have ever ridden! Awesome job guys!

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