Get registered for the GCC Tricycle race September 16th in Golden BC. Race from the top of the world to the bottom of a pint glass in Beautiful Golden, BC. DH rider from the top of Kicking Horse to an XC rider for a Moonraker/CBT course to a townie criterium. Ride solo or a three person team. First 60 riders registered get a tech t shirt with Jan Kotyk's tight logo! Register at goldencyclingclub.com/pec-events/gcc-tricycle-race-2/ Payment at the rider meeting Saturday morning. ... See MoreSee Less
Please join us in a collective High Five to Jana and Nate for hosting and organizing this year's Kicking Horse Cup. When the capacity to pull it off became too much for the current club executive's vision, Nate and Jana stepped up and followed through with another great Golden Event! Big thanks to Jana and Nate Briggs for taking on this mammoth task! ... See MoreSee Less
As you know the wind event has created a mess on the east side of Golden. Cleaning this up involves several stakeholders.
i) The blowdown of Mtn Shadows is currently being mapped out by the Mtn Shadows woodlot operator. Once conditions allow he will harvest the merchantable timber. Keep in mind that this will be a drawn out process as fire hazard has put a stop to logging at the moment.
ii) Schacher trails, 5K and other trails around Mt 7 will require substantial effort to clear. To this end, MFLNRO is accelerating their harvest schedule to help clear out the area. However, this will not be until the fall at the earliest and then spring before the trails are repaired. Given the extent of the damage, GCC would not be able to do this any faster if we were to undertake this on our own.
iii) 7Up, Berminator, Bush Party. These trails are on Town land and are the responsibility of GCC. Given the fire hazard, GCC is waiting for the risk to lower before attempting any removal. In addition, the extent of the blowdown will likely make necessary the hiring of a professional crew. This was the advice of a professional who was in there.
So as you can see, the clean up process is on hold for several reasons. Fire hazard has to lower, and then other stakeholders need time to do their work. Following all that it will be a lengthy process for GCC to deal with the leftovers.
Please no cutting of trees on the trails of Mtn Shadows and Mt 7 until the other party's have done their work.
GCC will look into setting up a donation page for the clean up.
Schacher, Mt 7, East Side trails UPDATE Schacher, Mt.7, East Side trails in general UPDATE: It's a mess out there. Attempts were made to clear parts of the trails, but the job is massive. While efforts are under way to solve the problems for next year, please do not go in there with a chainsaw. Have a look at the video to see the work of a professional, and ask yourself if you really want to deal with the nightmare of tensions in there. While you're waiting, take time to consider the value of a club membership. If you haven't been able to justify the $40 outlay yet, think about who is going to organize the recovery of these trails. Join the Club! at goldencyclingclub.com. ... See MoreSee Less
John DenhamWay to go GCC. How about a campainge to throw in another 40$ this fall? I'm in! The first 40$ is undeniably worth it already year after year; the second 40$ would be even more relevant this year as we get our trails back from an unforseable wind event.