You may have noticed that mountain biking is gaining popularity in Revelstoke. In fact the last five years have seen not only a generous increase in XC trail construction but an increase in ridership as well. With this onslaught of new trail construction we have gained some trails that significantly changed the face of biking in Revelstoke. Berm Donor gave us a whole new spin on going down at Macpherson. Stimulus gave us some much needed entry level single track while Flow Down brought it closer to town. Then there is the Frisby Ridge trail. Without a doubt this trail brought more bike tourism to town last summer than any other trail. If you haven't ridden it make sure you get up there this summer and see what the hype is about!
This season the XC committee is planning several
projects in the Macpherson area. We are planning to
create a new and larger parking area at the Griffith
Creek trailhead that will move vehicles away from the
shoulders of the access road. We are also seeking to
build a small parking area at the north entrance to Flow
Down. Several shorter sections of trail will be built this
year with the purpose of improving access to lesser
used trails and creating better flow from one trail to
another. When the snow has finally left the alpine we
will be turning our energies toward the Frisby Ridge
trail, where we will be upgrading the parking area, not
only by making it larger but also improving drainage.
The trail itself will see continuing work on outstanding
drainage issues and, if all goes well, the completion of
the loop around the high point.
We hope that the successful achievement of our goals
this summer will set the stage for sustainable expansion
of our trail network in the future.