An Ontario Trails/Frank Cowan Company Webinar – “Covid-19 Research on Trails and Outdoor Recreation: What We’ve Learned so Far”

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As we all deal with aspects of COVID-19, an understanding of its impacts on trails and trail use should help all of us plan and manage our trails throughout this pandemic.

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Cable of B.C.’s Sea-to-Sky Gondola deliberately cut for 2nd time – CBC News

Line severed overnight, sending cars crashing to the ground, general manager says

Rhianna Schmunk · CBC News · Posted: Sep 14, 2020 7:33 AM PT | Last Updated: 7 hours ago

A car from the Sea-to-Sky Gondola lies crumpled on the ground after the cable was cut on Sunday. (Squamish RCMP)

The cable of the Sea-to-Sky Gondola near Squamish, B.C., has been deliberately cut in the middle of the night for the second year in a row, leaving the tourist attraction in shambles and its staff completely bewildered.

The thick, downhill cable of the gondola was severed overnight, sending dozens of cars crashing into the mountain around 4 a.m. PT.

General manager Kirby Brown said his phone started ringing off the hook with the news before dawn.

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

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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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Behind The Scenes Of North America’s Hottest New Bike Park – Forbes

Cassidy Randall Contributor Travel

Since it opened in 2007 , Revelstoke Mountain Resort has held a reputation for its monster vertical (at 5,620 feet of lift-accessed terrain, it’s the longest descent in North America), alpine bowls, rainforest glades, record snowfall and near-ridiculous scenery. But where most resorts also boast thriving summer operations to complement winter skiing, RMR had largely stayed relatively quiet on the summer front, with most warm-season activities centralized on the bottom of the mountain.

Until this year, when it became British Columbia’s newest bike park, giving RMR’s epic terrain a new lens through which to shine.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort mountain biking
Revelstoke Mountain Resort opened its new bike park on June 23, 2020. IAN HOUGHTON

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A paralyzed adventurer designed a mountain bike for people with disabilities to explore the outdoors – CNN

Nearly 25 years ago, Christian Bagg was snowboarding in Canada’s Banff National Park when he crashed and broke his back, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.

“I knew right when I hit the ground that that was it,” Bagg, 45, told CNN. “I don’t ever remembering having any moment where I thought I would walk again. Something in me just knew it was over.”

But nothing could stop the avid outdoorsman from finding his way back up a mountain.

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Corona Canada launches “Rediscover the Outdoors” travel auction program to support local tourism – CNW


NEWS PROVIDED BY Corona Canada 

Sep 08, 2020, 07:47 ET


New Ipsos survey for Corona Canada reveals that amid pandemic travel fears, Canadians are eager to explore Canada on vacation

TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2020 /CNW/ – Vacations are a little closer to home this year, but the good news is that eight in ten Canadians (83%) believe that there is a lot to see and do from coast to coast. Today, Corona Canada announces the launch of “Rediscover the Outdoors,” a travel auction program that provides an immediate investment into the Canadian tourism industry with pre-purchased experience packages from Travelzoo that will be available for consumers to browse and bid. From weekend wilderness excursions to an afternoon spent paddle boarding, local travel packages available on the website encourage Canadians to reconnect with the outdoors safely, while supporting local tourism.

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News Release – Manitoba

September 4, 2020

MANITOBA GOVERNMENT JOINS PARTNERS TO INVEST MORE THAN $325,000 IN TRAILS FOR HEALTHY ACTIVE LIVING

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Trails in Whiteshell Provincial Park Enhanced Through Innovative Re-use of Pedestrian Bridges: Ministers


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The Manitoba government and a number of partners are jointly investing more than $325,000 to enhance a trail network in Whiteshell Provincial Park with an adaptive re-use of twin pedestrian bridges that were once installed in Winnipeg, Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah Guillemard and Municipal Relations Minister Rochelle Squires announced today.  “During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to find ways to enjoy the great outdoors, and this investment enhances the accessibility of hiking trails,” said Guillemard. “This support will allow families more opportunities to explore our beautiful province while encouraging active and healthy lifestyles.” Once fixtures in King’s Park in south Winnipeg, the two red wooden pedestrian spans have been refurbished and installed at Hanson’s Creek and Cabin Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park in a project spearheaded by Trails Manitoba and Trans Canada Trail. 

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Upgrades coming to Skattebo Reach Trail between Ootischenia and Glade – BC Local

Upgrades are coming to the Skattebo Reach Trail (SRT) to improve access for both cyclists and bikers.

The trail is about 12 kilometres long and connects the Ootischenia area to Glade along the east bank of the Kootenay River.

The trail was originally built by the Castlegar Parks and Trails Society (CPTS) about 20 years ago. The group still maintains the trail and will be managing the upgrades.

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Riding with Megan Griffiths aka @megs_braap – Canada Moto Guide

By Zac Kurylyk -September 1, 20204399

Photo: Applehead Studios

(Registration for Saturday’s enduro skills clinic starts at 8:30 AM. I have to drive an hour and a half to get to Riverglade Motocross Park; I get there 15 minutes early, but several keeners beat me to the punch. The parking lot is filled with pickups unloading dirt bikes. I walk over to the registration table where Megan Griffiths is working alone. During sign-in, riders want selfies with the day’s instructor. That’s something I’ve never seen at any riding course before).

Megan demonstrates slow speed bike control. Photo: Applehead Studios

The best-known Canadian off-road rider right now isn’t a motocrosser, or an enduro racer, or a Dakar rider. It’s Megan Griffiths, from British Columbia. She’s raced in the past, but now, she’s far better known for her YouTube and Instagram channels, where she posts content under the name @megs_braap. In fact, she might be the best-known Canadian motorcyclist, period.

Griffiths started uploading just-for-fun videos around 2012, but around 2015, she changed her focus towards rider education. Now, the channel has a mix of instructional videos, and first-person riding footage. When she isn’t making those videos, Griffiths is teaching in-person riding clinics, or just out riding for fun.

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