Success Story: Hamilton, ON

When news goes from good to great!

Way back in April 2011, the Hamilton Cycling Club (HCC) hosted the IMBA Trail Care Crew to help us kick-off our cooperative trail building efforts at Christie Lake Conservation Area. The land manager, the Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA), was extremely helpful and enthusiastic about the project and allowed the HCC unprecedented access to a sizeable plot of land through which we were to build “demonstration” sections of Green, Blue and Black stacked loops.

Fast forward to June and our work has successfully undergone the scrutiny of the HCA’s Advisory Board. The board voted unanimously to move forward with the project and suddenly Hamilton will be the home of Southern Ontario’s newest single-track network.

The HCC would like to offer our deep and sincere thanks to Chad and Deanne and everyone at IMBA Canada for helping us make this dream a reality. We aimed for the stars and ended up over the moon!

- Marc Risdale