We’re lucky to have some amazing trails in our backyard, and even luckier to be part of such an amazing and supportive cycling community. The recent sunshine, rapid snow melt, and warm days have got us all thinking about riding bike with friends again. However at this time we are strongly encouraging you to follow the recommended public health guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
What does this mean for those who are jonesing to get out riding? Even though other regions are transitioning to spring conditions much sooner than us, this is unfortunately not the time to be taking a road trip to go riding in other communities. Avoiding all non-essential travel, even within the province, is absolutely crucial.
If you choose to spend time outdoors locally, please do so in a socially responsible way:
- To avoid crowding in parking lots, ride to the trails whenever possible.
- If you do drive, DO NOT carpool to the trail with people outside of your immediate household.
- Recreate in small groups (two to four people).
- Leave a minimum of two metres spacing between yourself and others at all times. Do not gather in groups at trail junctions.
- Engage in low risk activities. For mountain biking, this means staying well within your comfort zone.
These are just a few of the steps you can take to look out for yourself and others in these challenging times. Currently, the Sunnyside trail network is closed by Recreation Sites and Trails BC, but other networks (Macpherson and Boulder) remain open. Do your part to keep them open by following the advice above.
Thanks everyone for your understanding – play safe, stay local, and take care of yourselves out there.