New Features for Huncity Mountain Bike Trails – 100 Mile House Free Press
Mountain bikers wishing to enter the Hustle and Flow and meet the Kraken can now do so thanks to the efforts of the Slopeline Bike Park team.
Several members of the 100 Mile House mountain biking community, led by Dalton Anderson, have spent the summer working on building new features on the trails at the Huncity Mountain Bike Club to make them more fun and safer for kids. cyclists. These include several parallel jumps at Ainsworth Road, giving cyclists the opportunity to reduce their speed and motorists to be warned when they are about to cross the road.
“Before, bikers would just pull across the road, but now that lines them up more securely to point towards oncoming traffic so people can see you,” Anderson said.
Work began in June but was interrupted for several weeks due to the forest fire season. Anderson said he and his friends gave their time to work on the project whenever they could.
The work was carried out using shovels, chainsaws, hand rakes and an excavator, donated by Jim Kirby of Performance All Terrain. Anderson said the shovel was particularly useful because the soil in the area contains a large number of rocks, making it difficult to manually shape the earth elements.
Huncity President Steve Law said cyclists’ safety and their absence from the road were the primary focus of this new addition.
“It gives people a reason to stay off the road and do things that are fun, not just going 100 miles an hour down the road,” he said.
Anderson and the upgrades made the trail “a lot more fun”.
“People are always thrilled every time we post photos so I’m sure once we do it will be even better,” he said.
Along with the new Connection Trail, Anderson also added a few new features to the Hustle and Flow and Kraken sections. They have also started clearing the brush for the construction of a brand new trail, which Anderson hopes to work on next year.
“I mean it will be a track like Hustle and Flow but with higher turns and a few more jumps,” he said. “It’s good for the community, that’s all that matters.
Anderson encourages anyone interested in mountain biking to hit the trails before the snow falls, noting that they will be “blown away by how gentle it is.”
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