RMCC donates to support trails

RMCC donates to support trails


February 05, 2021

The Canmore and Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA) is thrilled to announce that the Rundle Mountain Cycling Club (RMCC) has made a generous donation of $1070.45 to support trails in the Quarry Lake Park (QLP) area. CAMBA is a non-profit volunteer organization that maintains, builds, and advocates for mountain bike trails in Canmore and the surrounding area. CAMBA wants to give a sincere thank you to the RMCC for their continued support and to the Town of Canmore for investing in the development of a vibrant and sustainable trail system.

RMCC donating at the QLP connector ("Fun Forest") trail head
RMCC donating at the QLP connector ("Fun Forest") trail head

Chad Holowatuk, President of CAMBA, said, “We are incredibly grateful to clubs like RMCC who understand the value of investing in the trails that are critical to their skills development programs. The donation to Quarry Lake Park is particularly fitting one. The Town of Canmore and CAMBA’s vision for the Quarry Lake Park trail network is one to be utilized by riders of all ages and abilities, with progressive skill development in mind.”

Holowatuk noted that since the connector trail was built, it is among the most widely used trails in Canmore, according to data collected via trail counter. The connector is particularly a favourite amongst younger riders. Dubbed “The Fun Forest” by community children, it’s fantastic to see little groms, who have built up their skills and confidence at one of RMCC’s amazing bike camps, rip down the fun and flowy trail.

CAMBA is currently working on a multi-stage, progressive drop zone at QLP that riders of all abilities will be able to use to round out their riding skills. The design of this next phase has been done with organizations like RMCC in mind, with the aim of offering useful infrastructure for teaching in their programs.

About Canmore and Area Mountain Bike Association

The mandate of the Canmore and Area Mountain Bike Association is to advocate for mountain biking and strive for a vibrant, accessible, and exciting trail system for all ages and abilities. CAMBA has 500 members, with more than 100 of which being active as volunteer participants in various initiatives. CAMBA facilitates a large variety of opportunities for community involvement, including trail building nights, social events, community programming, and bike related education for members and the public. The non-profit organization has fostered relationships with multiple local and provincial land managers, and community groups to help enhance the outdoor recreational opportunities in Canmore and surrounding area.

About The Rundle Mountain Cycling Club

Rundle Mountain Cycling Club (RMCC) is a cycling-based sport club situated in the Bow Valley (Canmore and Banff). RMCC offers people of all ages a way to pursue their passion for cycling in the many forms of the sport, both competitively and recreationally, including road riding,mountain biking, cyclocross, racing, training, skill development and social riding.