Starting with a blank canvas in St John’s, NL.

The energy and enthusiasm that we felt from the folks with the Avalon Mountain Bike Association was infectious. A relatively new organization, the club is currently beginning the process of managing the trail network in Pippy Park, a popular urban multi use within the city. The park contains a number of forest types, ponds, viewpoints, and fantastic rock, making for an excellent canvas to craft beginner friendly multi-use trail.

All this energy and enthusiasm made for a busy weekend, with lots of work and play. The club made full use of our resources as we delivered three presentations: meeting with officials and land mangers on Friday afternoon for Better Living through Trails, our usual Trail Building School and fieldwork on Saturday, and an impromptu meeting for the Club Care after the well attended group ride on Sunday. To top it off, Rachael and I both greatly enjoyed our time in St John’s
Our project for the fieldwork on Saturday was a small portion of what the trails in Pippy Park could look like. We found a small section of fall line and designed a 45 metre reroute that included two bermed corners. We managed to get a fair chunk of trail completed, including most of the upper berm. Big thanks to all who came out during the visit and the build for a successful weekend.

All this energy and enthusiasm made for a busy weekend, with lots of work and play. The club made full use of our resources as we delivered three presentations: meeting with officials and land mangers on Friday afternoon for Better Living through Trails, our usual Trail Building School and fieldwork on Saturday, and an impromptu meeting for the Club Care after the well attended group ride on Sunday. To top it off, Rachael and I both greatly enjoyed our time in St John’s.

Our project for the fieldwork on Saturday was a small portion of what the trails in Pippy Park could look like. We found a small section of fall line and designed a 45 metre reroute that included two bermed corners. We managed to get a fair chunk of trail completed, including most of the upper berm. Big thanks to all who came out during the visit and the build, and to AMBA for planning a fun and successful weekend.

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