It is requested that only fat biking (tires greater than 3.7 inches), hiking and snowshoeing are conducted when these trails are snow covered or soft and easily damaged.
Did You Know?
During this past season over 100 hours of volunteer time was spent treadsetting the All Season Trails for fat biking in West Bragg Creek. And over 8000 volunteer hours collectively was spent by volunteers in the GBCTA. Please respect the trails and consider showing your appreciation by donating. (You can select a choice of options from the dropdown on Canada Helps to funnel your donation to various designations.)
The Early Days of Treadsetting…
When I started experimenting with treadsetting for fatbiking in December of 2015 and January of 2016, I was pulling a groomer with snowshoes and my fatbike. I was setting a track on the logging road between Snakes n Ladders were it crosses Ranger Creek and Mountain Road. Attached are some pictures of the early days of treadsetting… Someone else was also treadsetting in the area with a blue milk crate mounted on a piece of plywood. – A.J.
Dedicated Volunteers Fat Bike Treadsetting Today
At West Bragg Creek there are two approaches to treadsetting. Ploughing and Grooming. For the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 seasons we predominately ploughed using the 2WD Rokon. Grooming techniques were under development during 2014/2015. During 2016 grooming came onstream using a heavy sled pulled by a BW250 motorbike. Our approach to treadsetting will continue to evolve and we actively collaborate with other trail associations and keep our eye out for new technologies and methods. Many thanks to the treadsetting crew – Ed and A.J.
Fat Biking Trails in West Bragg Creek
Fat Biking in West Bragg Video
Shared with permission from Craig Ball