It’s been a busy summer behind the scenes at Thornhill working with the City of Maple Ridge and the local equestrian community to make the network better for all.
In July, the FVMBA and the City of Maple Ridge held a trail day to work on a new connector at the top, called Blue Suede Shoes. Additionally, a new trail for equestrians will parallel Little Water. This outer loop will help minimize interactions between mountain bikers and horse riders.
This past Spring, the City of Maple Ridge widened the road at the top of 256th to improve parking access. Further expansion of the parking area is planned for the future and we continue to advocate for a better staging area. The FVMBA has also been working with the City on trail signage for the network, look to see fresh signs on the trails soon.
We know the trails themselves are a bit rough right now; the extended dry summer has impacted both the trail conditions as well as our ability to complete trail repairs and other maintenance. We’re hoping for rain soon so we can get back out there. We have an agreement with the City of Maple Ridge for approved FVMBA builders to complete needed trail maintenance. If you’d like to help out, stay tuned for upcoming trail days, we’d love to have you join us. Thank you for all of the support!