Volunteers work on the Mount Abriel bike trail in this file photo.

Money pours in for Mount Abriel bike trails

$100,000 will help build more of the project

It’s been a good year for fundraising for the Mount Abriel bike trails project.

Earlier this year the group building the trail received $25,000 from the Columbia Basin Trust.

That money will allow for 5.6 km of trails to be built, as well as a bike-skills park and a picnic pavillion with a viewing platform.

Then last week, the RDCK received another $100,000 from the provincial government’s Rural Dividend Fund for the Mount Abriel project.

The money will be used to build a beginner lesson loop and rental/staging area at the Mount Abriel mountain bike trail, as well as a 3.8-km portion of the Peak to Beach trail.

“We’ve had amazing support from funders and the community and volunteers, so it made sense to kind of move forward with the momentum to execute the whole trail project,” says project manager Dawn Driscoll.

She says trail plans and construction crews are in place, and the group is ready to begin work on the plan for this year.

The grant to Nakusp was one of nine projects that received $1.1 million handed out in the West Kootenay last week (see related story page 1).

The Rural Dividend encourages economic diversification in small rural towns through community capacity building, and general economic development.


In this 2017 photo, a volunteer clears a rough trail path for the Mount Abriel bike paths. Photo submitted

Section of finished trail. Photo: Nakusp and Area Bike Society

Just Posted

RCMP renew request for help finding missing Nakusp man

Christopher Sanford was reported missing Aug. 5

Anglican churches in Nelson, Balfour, Kaslo to marry same-gender couples

Rev. Jeff Donnelly says he’d love to host LGBTQ weddings

De Groot family still waiting for inquest after 2014 Slocan shooting

Lawyer for Peter De Groot’s family say many questions remain unanswered

Fusing two projects into one at Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital

Construction change includes second story to new wing at KBRH

Four-year-old girl one of two killed in highway crash near Creston

The 26-year-old driver of a Saturn SUV was also killed

VIDEO: Canadian zoos’ captive breeding programs help preserve endangered species

Programs considered last-ditch effort to prevent local extinctions of turtles, butterflies and more

Vancouver man arrested after pregnant woman’s SUV stolen, then crashed

Police are recommending charges against a 22-year-old Vancouver man

Elections Canada to assess ‘partisan’ climate change rhetoric case by case

People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier has said climate change is not an emergency nor caused by human

Unseasonable snow forces campers out of northeastern B.C. provincial park

Storm brought as much as 35 centimetres of snow to the Fort Nelson, Muncho Lake Park-Stone Mountain Park

B.C. log export rules killing us, northwest harvester says

NorthPac Forestry says Skeena Sawmills has plenty of timber

Environment groups warned saying climate change is real could be seen as partisan

Talk of climate change could be viewed as advocating against Maxime Bernier, the leader of the People’s Party of Canada

Search crews find 4-year-old boy who went missing near Mackenzie

George went missing early Saturday afternoon

Most Read