A local dirt biker takes part in a clinic at the Revy Riders track last summer

A local dirt biker takes part in a clinic at the Revy Riders track last summer

Revy Riders get $85,000 for trail, track improvements

The Revy Riders are continuing to grow; the dirt bike club received $85,000 from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund.

The Revy Riders are continuing to grow, with the latest good news for the dirt bike club coming in the form of $85,000 from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund.

“It’s going to be a big year,” club president Chris Pawlitsky told me.

The funding, which comes from hotel tax revenue, was approved by council last week. It will go towards a slew of activities:

– A five-kilometre beginner trail

– A 10-kilometre intermediate/advanced trail

– A bridge of Deadman’s Creek to keep riders off Westside Road

–  Completion of the endurocross track

– A kid’s track and trail

– A berm to help reduce noise to Glacier House Resort

– A watering system

– A spectating area and storage container for equipment

The club, who’s membership has grown to about 100 this year, also plans on hosting its first event on Sunday, Sept. 22.

“It’s a family fun ride and it’s going to be showcasing our trails, our track, our enduro-cross,” said Pawlitsky. “We want to get people to Revelstoke to showcase our riding area because by then we’re going to have even more of product to advertise and we want to get people to town to show them what we have to offer.”