About 60 volunteers renovate the 'Bike Club' trail on Boulder Mountain on Sunday.

About 60 volunteers renovate the 'Bike Club' trail on Boulder Mountain on Sunday.

Great turnout for Revelstoke Cycling Association trail-building event

The Revelstoke Cycling Association's Sunday work bee to renovate the 'Bike Club' trail on Boulder Mountain was a big success, says RCA director Bruno Long.



The Revelstoke Cycling Association’s Sunday work bee to renovate the ‘Bike Club’ trail on Boulder Mountain was a big success, says RCA director Bruno Long.

A diverse crowd of about 60 people pitched in, ranging from high school students, their parents to local riders in the core 20–35 year-old demographic. “Some of the people that came out have never been on a downhill trail,” Long said. “It was a good mix.”

He estimates they managed to complete about two-thirds of the renovations to portions of the trail damaged during logging last year.

Smaller-scale work days on the trail with continue on Saturdays. According to insurance rules, the RCA has to schedule them. Long said the RCA is hoping to hold another large volunteer day in the future.

“We were trying to show how serious we are about rebuilding and making the downhill and freeride component of the RCA a real thing,” Long said of the event. The recently-amalgamated club is trying draw in more downhill and freeride enthusiasts into the fold.

Info on more trail-building work will be posted on the RCA’s homepage at http://bikerevelstoke.org.