Club contracts teens for mountain bike trails

The newly built Ridge mountain bike trail at Candle Creek is a green (easy) 1.4 km two-way trail is designed for multi-use

(L-r) Julien Dewey, Cody Hurst and volunteer Seth Cooperman put finishing touches on the Ridge trailhead at Candle Creek.

(L-r) Julien Dewey, Cody Hurst and volunteer Seth Cooperman put finishing touches on the Ridge trailhead at Candle Creek.

Wells Gray Outdoor Club

Teens Cody Hurst and Julien Dewey have been hired under a Wells Gray Outdoor Club contract with KDC Forestry to put finishing touches on the newly built Ridge mountain bike trail at Candle Creek.

This green (easy) 1.4 km two-way trail is designed for multi-use by mountain bikers, hikers, trail runners, and snowshoeing in the winter. Yes – dogs are allowed in the summer.

The trailhead is signed and easy to find 300 m up The Bend taking a right from the Candle Creek parking lot.

Funding for the Ridge trail was provided by Recreation Sites and Trail BC and the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. WGOC appreciates all the volunteers who have come out to help on the trail, and Kurt Dodd and Clyde MacLennan for volunteering their time to fall danger trees.

A grand opening for the Ridge trail is planned for Sunday, June 14 10 a.m. at the trail head.

Trail design and building course May 24

WGOC is going to host a mountain bike trail design and building course sponsored by Rec Sites and Trails BC. The course will be a full day May 24 at the Candle Creek trails

Students will learn about designing and building sustainable trails to professional IMBA standards. If you are keen to help work on the planned network of cross country, all mountain, and shuttle downhill trails, this course will provide you with essential base line skills.

Space is limited to 10 participants. There will be no cost.

To register contact Aaron Cooperman by email solmountain2@gmail.com or phone 250.674.1231.

 

Clearwater Times