Jamie Beetle

Help maintain soggy trails in Terrace

It's a great time to go for a hike with a shovel or a rake and clear drains, drain mud holes, and clear debris and leaves

  • Wed Oct 29th, 2014 4:00pm
  • Sports

The Terrace Off-Road Cycling Association (TORCA) is encouraging everyone who enjoys riding Terrace’s trail network to give the trails a break following this month’s extra heavy rainfall.

“Some trails, especially fresh/new or trails with lots of clay or organics on the surface get damaged when ridden during wet weather,” said TORCA’s Tyler Wilkes. “Last week there were rivers running down most of the trails, and skidding tires down only compounds the problem.”

“Instead it’s a great time to go for a hike with a shovel or a rake and clear drains, drain mud holes, and clear debris and leaves,” he said.

And TORCA’s Tara Irwin said there are plans to have a community raking and clean-up day soon, likely focused on the Terrace Mountain trail, but taking in the nearly-completed Steinhoe Ridge trail if the group has enough volunteers.

The group is also conducting a survey for anyone who uses the network – cyclists, dog walkers, hikers, runners, etc. – to help TORCA and similar groups plan for the next five years. The survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FDDHNXG

And for more information on how to get involved with Terrace’s bike community, the Bicycling in Terrace Facebook group is a fine way to start.