May 2022 Trail Update
As peak riding season approaches and Trail Days are in full swing, we’ve had lots of builders and volunteers out working their magic. Thank you to everyone who has helped out this past month, the trails are looking *MINT*
Photo from Riverside Community Trail day (by James Nadel)
Traction on Demand volunteer group
Removed roots and rocks from entry, berm and exit. Dug out the trail and berm to steepen it. Added mineral soil and shaped it. Created exit roller and mini-jump/roller.
Project 1: The final berm on the trail had slumped over time and needed to be reshaped. The berm was picked apart and made steeper. The inside of the trail was regraded to eliminate standing water.
Project 2: Another berm that had slumped and needed reshaping.
Trail Adopter: Sombrio/Obsession
Enhanced berm: remove rocks, steepen bank, deepen drain troughs, increase height of reverse grades, cover top of berm with moss to increase moisture.
Youth Trail Stewards
Volunteer Group 2
Lift and raise trail to ensure drainage doesn’t overflow during extreme weather events.
Created rock, retainer using large rocks, filled with smaller over, topped with dirt and out sloped into drainage.
After the winter months, the reroute on Ramble On saw some damage from precipitation and lack of adequate drainage measures. A drainage feature was dug above the reroute to redirect water off the trail entirely, and additional mineral soil was thrown in the areas where the dirt washed away.
Trail Adopter: Ridgeline Events
Debarking, drying, splitting.
Added swales to fall line section to prevent continued erosion. Water diverted with grade reversal from the swales
Photo from Riverside Community Trail Day – Such an awesome time, thanks to everyone who came out!! (photo by James Nadel)
Trail Adopter: Knolly Bikes
Rebuild section of trail:
– dig out mud and sediment from inside of corners and from drain
– reform grade using mineral soil
– top up trail tread with mineral soil
Trail Adopter: Steed Cycles / Santa Cruz Bikes
Project 1: Opening up the top end and reshaping a corner to allow for better momentum to be carried and to stop riders from having to brake heavily which was causing ruts to form and degrade the area.
Project 2: Work was also done in a close by area to refresh other corners which had worn down over time. Drainage was cleared out and improved to ensure water does not pool and flows off of the trail.
Trail Adopter: BGC Engineering
This old ladder bridge was showing advanced signs of rot and needed to be replaced. The old bridge was dismantled and de-nailed before being discarded off trail. The replacement bridge was built to similar spec with a slight change in alignment to improve flow and move away from an adjacent tree.
Such a rad trail and we can’t get over the quality of work and time put into this project. Huge thanks to everyone involved including our Trail Crew and Dreamwizards for working their trail magic ✨Also, to Metro Vancouver and IMBA Canada for making this project come to life!
Can’t wait for you all to ride this gem.
Keep an eye out on our Events Calendar to sign up for some upcoming Trail Days and show the Shore some love!
As always, thank you to our Sponsors!