The Government of BC is giving $5,000 to Squamish Dirt Bike Association to improve trail riding conditions and promote rider safety on one of the local trails.
The SDBA is one among 11 outdoor clubs who received a cash injection of almost $100,000 to improve trail riding conditions in various areas in the province.
SDBA will be using the money for Lava Flow Trails Maintenance, according to the province. The trail surface on this particular trail requires levelling to provide a smoother ride. SDBA will also place boulders along the trail to improve drainage.
Representatives from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, the British Columbia Snowmobile Federation, British Columbia Off-road Motorcycle Association and ATVBC evaluated 28 applications before making the final decisions.
Established in 2017, the Off-Road Vehicle Trail Fund is funded from a portion of registration fees collected under the Off Road Vehicle Act by ICBC. The fund is administered by the ministry’s Recreation Sites and Trails Branch.
Besides the Squamish Dirt Bike Association, the other clubs who received the funding for trail construction and improvement are:
- Fort St. James Snowmobile Club: $13,655
- Kamloops Snowmobile Association: $20,000
- Maple Ridge Blue Mountain Motorcycle Club: $3,675
- Prince George ATV Club: $15,000
- Prince George Tabor Mountain Recreation Society: $20,000
- Sicamous Eagle Valley Snowmobile Club: $9,600
- Squamish Dirt Bike Association: $5,000
- Valemount and Area Recreation Development Association: $5,000
About 10,000 kilometres of ORV trails are managed by the Recreation Sites and Trails Branch, in partnership with community-based ORV groups around the province.