HCC’s Mountain Bike Trail Work Makes News

Hey folks, we made the news! Check out this Dundas Star story quoting our very own Marc Risdale about the Christie park MTB initiative:

Mountain biking enthusiasts will have a challenging new course to test their mettle if plans for a specialized trail network at Christie Lake Conservation Area get the green light.

Spearheaded by the Hamilton Cycling Club, the project will see the group’s volunteers build 10 kilometres of single-track trails in an underused area to the south of the Greensville park’s reservoir known as the pine plantation.

The plans go to the Hamilton Conservation Authority board of directors on July 7, but already have the endorsement of staff and a key advisory board.

Marc Risdale, an executive member of the cycling club, said the one-way trails will be developed in consultation with authority ecologists to ensure they don’t harm sensitive areas and include beginner, intermediate and advanced sections.

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