The Christie Lake Build Days – Big and Little

The weather couldn’t have been finer for a Victoria Day weekend filled with trail building at Christie Lake Conservation Area. Thanks to a group of dedicated regular builders, we had the IMBA Tool Trailer, a coffee station from Café Domestique and a delicious BBQ to make the event even more perfect.

Having completed all the originally sanctioned sections of Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced trails, our task for this Spring/Summer season is to connect last year’s work to the trailhead in the western-most part of the South Shore.

This means building about 2km of Beginner singletrack and the crew of about 24 people that made it out on May 19th made some serious progress. In fact, we got so far on one section that a small contingent stayed behind to open it up for riding outright.

The following morning, the Dundas Cub Scout Pack joined us to help break ground on the Christie Kids Loop! This 200m trail is designed exclusively for kids. The corridor is cut low and the trail snakes through a small cedar grove.

In order to appease fretful parents, we kept the sight lines quite clear so as long as your little rippers are wearing bright clothing, you should have no trouble spotting them from the nearby double-track as they tear it up.

As always, we meet regularly at Christie every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. for more building so come, bring the kids and make a day of it!