Hello West Bragg Creek trail users and volunteers, I just wanted to update everyone on the barbed wire scenario that was circulating a while back. The RCMP have determined via an eyewitness and physical evidence that the person who claimed to have been clotheslined by barbed wire on Merlin View trail had actually been riding a motorized vehicle on private property when he ran into a barbed wire fence. He was not riding a bike – nor was he on a trail on public land. This has now been confirmed as well by the perpetrator, Mr Psaroudakis, himself. The RCMP have laid charges for fraud and public mischief. The trails in West Bragg Creek and on Moose Mountain that you love to walk, bike or ride your horse on continue to be safe. I would like to thank the RCMP, [...]
Parking Lot Completely Closed - Effective until July 29. Please note that the West Bragg Creek parking lot and access road will be under a full site closure until July 29. This site closure includes all areas west of the park boundary at the cattle guard. The project will be continuing with roadworks and paving operations during these times resulting in a significant increase in heavy truck traffic and disturbances to the access road. In order to ensure safety of the public, access for all users will be not be permitted during times of closure. For your own safety and for the safe operation of the construction site, please keep out of the construction area. If trail users continue to enter the construction area, it may result in the complete closure of all parking and trail access. Your cooperation will [...]
GBCTA has been busy this summer rerouting trails from the new parking lot and lots more. Volunteers have been working on getting Braggin Rights and Whitetail re-aligned to meet up with the new trailhead location. Both trails will share a common start, then split off at a "Y" intersection. The grades of both trails have been reduced to make climbing easier and to reduce bike speeds coming into the parking lot. See galleries of projects we are working on and this gallery of photos from WBC Trail Day, June 16, 2017. And more photos of WB parking lot paving construction and construction of bridges along Iron Creek as part of the Trans Canada Trail. View gallery from July 15. Parking Lot Construction Update - The plan is to close the WB Parking parking lot, the access road and all trail traffic [...]
Thank you to retiring board members Sandy Bruce, Lorne McLash, and David Easton for their dedicated years of service to the GBCTA Board. Pictured below with Peter Tucker (president) on the left.