Happy trails to you – Bike and Trails group excited about expansion – The Cold Lake Sun

Dan Brisebois
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Published on: September 14, 2020 | Last Updated: September 14, 2020 9:56 AM EDT

With seven existing trails running about six kilometres, the local trails system is still in development, but promises to be one of the City’s top tourism draws, according to the Cold Lake Bike Park and Trails Society.

The society, formed last spring, now has seven members, and Don Harris and Ed Machtmes updated City Council on progress on the project during its Tuesday, September 8 meeting.

To date, nearly 900 volunteer hours have been invested in the construction of the trails.  That doesn’t include time spent on regular trail maintenance and inspection.

“I can’t emphasize enough how are volunteers and the community have stepped up,” Matchmes added. “We have saved tens of thousands of dollars from people that would just come up out of the blue. We post on social media that we need either people or materials or what have you, and it just shows up.  It’s just amazing.”

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