April 16th – 22nd was National Volunteer Week in Canada, and we heartily extend a very big thank you to all who help create amazing trails and put in the hard work to keep them in fantastic shape for all trail users. This includes the dedicated trail builders who’ve been out in the snow and rain, folks who come to one trail day or fifty, or any number in between, the folks who clear deadfall and branches, as well as all the folks behind the scenes working to get permissions & funding.
As the snow receded (mostly), March and April were busy months for trail work. While the first Vedder trail day of the year was cancelled due to snow, volunteers have been busy since with five trail days through March and April, repairing and refreshing the trails. Many thanks to Graham and Grant for guiding the work & grilling the post-dig grub.
Over in Mission, Heritage Trails got a spring hair cut plus some dirt work, just in time for the first FVMBA Social Ride of the season. Many thanks to Rocky and Curtis and all the other volunteers helping keep the network groomed & golden.
In Maple Ridge, work at the Woodlot is ongoing. Note that Blood Donor remains closed during re-construction with many hours of hard work being put into the trail by Andrew, Bryan, and friends, thank you! Please respect the closure – we’ll update here and on Trailforks when the trail is open to ride. Toadstool also has active work, keep your head up for changes and work in progress and ride with care. Shout out to Ryan D and Eugene for their dedication to caring for the trails. And don’t forget to check out Platinum; Ryan W continues to restore many of the old wood features, creating lots of options to make your ride fun and challenge your skills.
Trail crew has been busy as well, working at Vedder, Sumas, and Bear with mud mitigation, bridge building, and slapping berms.
Remember that membership matters! Fund from your membership help fund trail crew, purchase tools for builders, and much much more!