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Tales From the Trails

When Sam first asked if I would be interested in being a trail running ambassador for Mt. Waddington’s I remember trying to explain to him that this was a bit of a stretch. I certainly wasn’t the fastest trail runner …

Trans Canada Trail work days!

Come help maintain trails! Extra hands and muscles wanted! Area Date Check (X) your preferred dates Chilliwack Lake to Riverside Campground Tues May 17 Léon, Brian, Serge, Kelly, Curtis, Ray Equipment: 2 hand trimmers plus lopping tools Cancelled Thurs, May …

Ski Season is Off to a Bang

The only good thing about last years “winter” was being able to ride mountain bikes in hero dirt every day and riding alpine in mid February. I would much rather have a proper winter with snow sports and leave the …

On the Beauty of Secrets in an Age of Total Information

“Three may keep a Secret, if two are dead”- Ben Franklin. Psst! Can you keep a secret? I have something I want to tell you. We live in an age where the sum totality of human knowledge is carried around …

Summer on the Inside

When I was young I had a pair of paddling shorts with a tag that read, “It’s always summer on the inside”. At the time I figured it meant that that shorts would be warm, but since then I find …

Stairway to Heaven

Now that fall has fully hit us with an onslaught of rain and colder weather its time to do two things. Think and dream about a proper ski season and then remember the best mountain bike rides you had this …

Chilliwack River Valley Trails Day

We invite you to join us at the official ribbon cutting ceremony that will celebrate a year of progress and revitalization, as well as unveil the new Chilliwack River Valley interpretive signage and information kiosk. 2015 was a great year …

2015 Around the Lake Give’ R Take 30

Race Day for the Around The Lake Give R Take 30 last weekend dawned with the promise of sunshine as the volunteers scurried about setting everything up for the big event.  As with all races, excitement was in the air …

Visiting Skookumchuck Narrows

My favourite thing to do is take people to amazing places for the first time. It’s a pleasure and excitement to share a special place with your friends. Almost like your divulging a secret. Late in September I took the …

10 Grand Ride 2015

The 2nd annual Vedder Mountain 10 Grand ride took place last weekend in Chilliwack, BC. The Vedder Mountain 10 Grand ride was born out of necessity in 2014 when some manly men from Chilliwack decided they were getting soft and …