New trail being built on Terrace Mountain

Terrace Offroad Cycling Association (TORCA) is building a new 2.2-kilometre intermediate trail on the mountain.

Local contractor Tony Moore works on the new Terrace Mountain trail.

Terrace Offroad Cycling Association (TORCA) is building a new trail called Downtube on Terrace Mountain.

“The new trail adds a new intermediate level downhill route for riders on the Terrace Mountain trail network,” said Tyler Wilkes, TORCA trails director. “The majority of older trails are more geared to experts, and it is crucial for us to expand the beginner and intermediate level trails to help introduce newer riders to the sport.”

The 2.2 kilometre intermediate trail will open a new route from the northeast end of Flathead Loop to  Kitselas Road, and adding to the 25-km trail network on the mountain.

Bikers will wind around berms, through trees, and over small bridges, rock sections, and a few mini-jumps.

“It follows a natural ridge down the north side of Terrace Mountain… it’s a part of the mountain that is shallow sloped enough, not steep, that we can make that beginner, intermediate trail,” Wilkes said.  “It has been mentioned by locals [as a good spot for a trail] for quite a while.”

Wilkes says local contractors constructed 750 metres of the new trail starting in September. They are wrapping up their work due to weather and plan to finish the trail in 2016.

The $30,000 project is financed by government grants, the City of Terrace, Terrace Community Forest, TORCA and local clubs. This year’s costs are covered by Recreation Sites and Trails BC. TORCA volunteers and contractors also finished two other trails north of Kitselas Road this year, the Spring Creek trail and the Lichen.

 

Just Posted

Block party at Northern View Cannery Road Race

Terrace family top the podium in each of their racing categories

Stolen property recovered

Police briefs from Sept. 9-11

Terrace couple wins Lotto Max

Money to be put towards retirement and motorcycle trip

Skeena Paddle Club awarded $2K grant for youth program

Sessions teach residents how to canoe, kayak

First Nations given max compensation for Ottawa’s child-welfare discrimination

2016 ruling said feds didn’t give same funding for on-reserve kids as was given to off-reserve kids

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

The Northern View announces inaugural Tyee Fishing Derby in Prince Rupert

More than $7,000 up for grabs for biggest legal salmon and halibut

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

Coming Home: B.C. fire chief and disaster dog return from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

The pair spent roughly one week on Great Abaco Island assisting in relief efforts

Newcomer Ferland lines up with sniper Pettersson as Vancouver Canucks camp opens

Ferland provides more depth and a scoring threat up front, Pettersson says

Intelligence official charged seemed to be ‘exemplar of discretion’: UBC professor

Professor Paul Evans says he served on Cameron Ortis’s doctoral dissertation committee

Most Read