Something fun on a cold, damp day….

April 30th, 2021 by in Everything

Hi all, I rarely do this (pass on youtube vids) but Karen and I saw this last night and it was great to keep you laughing and smiling!

Also gives you yet another reason to keep on enjoying the outdoor lifestyle….like we needed another one!

Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dhfipv8LXRg

 

DCF Hunting

April 27th, 2021 by in Everything
Attention Forest Users…Hunting.
It’s Turkey hunting season for the next month. What does that mean…it means that hunters will be present in the Main Tract Monday to Saturday (no firearm discharge permitted by Mulmur on Sundays, just Bow hunting). There are no boundaries to speak of so just keep your head up as they also can be in camo. And wear bright colours….and make noise so they have a chance of knowing you are in the area.
For more details head here….it may help clarify things a bit. I recommend when you see them, politely ask them if they are aware that there are recreational trails and users in the Forest as well. Stay safe….

Trailer Funding Drive Goal Achieved…and then some!

April 24th, 2021 by in Everything

Wow!

We had a busy few days. Eric & Shawna, a group donation from Chris and the Staff at Mansfield Skiways, Karen, Ann, Michael, John, Dean, Mark, Rodrigo, Isabel, Donna, Michael, Richard, Wendy, Nicola & Sean, Andrew, Louis and  Steve all flooded in donations to more than get us to our target.

We are now actually over what we had set out to raise. The extra funds will be put to good use. We had not factored in $ for things like shelving, equipment hooks, cabinets, storage boxes & organizers, “trailer security” (locks and GPS locater) and we want to build a workstation in the V-nose for equipment service. We also want to professionally “sticker” the trailer which we can now afford to do and we can now also add in the 6″ extended height which will be greatly appreciated by everyone over 5’11” !  This trailer will be everything it needs to be and will most certainly make everything we do much more efficient.

If anyone is still interested in donating, there are always other options we can continue to add.

This was the collective effort of over 90 people, two Bike Shops, and members from other Clubs (thanks to the members of SCMBC, Caledon Cycle, CORC and others…). Thank you all so much for believing and supporting what we strive to do. We are very flattered to have this much support from our community and a heartfelt “Thank you” goes out to everyone of you.  The trailer is now on order and as it’s a custom build should be here by early summer.

This has been a dream of ours for years.

 

Day 16 Funding Update

April 21st, 2021 by in Everything

Janet & Rose, Wendy, Nicola & Sean, Andy & Margaret, Steve, Ben and Peter all combined pitched in another $550 over the last few days.

So, that puts us within $350 of our goal. I now know for sure this is going to happen.

I can’t tell you how much easier this is going to make everything trail related. Even the time alone of next year having to organize, fill out contracts, pay for and pick up and return the rental trailer for the Snow Dog will be no longer. Don’t get me wrong…I’m not complaining. We do all this because we love it and believe in what we do. And when we see this many people believing in it and supporting it as well it is astounding and motivates us even more to deliver based on the support.

Dufferin Tourism reminder April 20th 7pm

April 19th, 2021 by in Everything

Just a reminder about tomorrow night’s info session with DC’s Terrilyn from Tourism. It will be opened up for discussion so lots of opportunity to discuss what Cycling and other elements of Tourism assets mean to you. We can then see how this relates to the DC Tourism Plan. We can check in to what the future may hold for Cyclists and Trails. See you tomorrow night!

https://dufferincounty-ca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtcu2rpzkiEtVm6T0Xh1d8Enb2L1z4HokX

 

Weekend Funding Update…getting closer :)

April 18th, 2021 by in Everything

What a great weekend on the trails…the “Old Coot Reroute” (I can’t really just call it that as there were young backs out helping as well…thank goodness! But it has a cool ring to it!) is starting to pack in. The final couple of corners are still a bit loose but it’s coming along well. After the rain the trails were in great shape and at that perfect “tacky” point. So good…

Clyde, Brian, Glenn. John, Eric & Brian all showed their support and we are now within $900 of our goal. Wow…this is going to happen! Its really quite overwhelming. Thanks as always to everyone who has supported this so far. We are well ahead of schedule and expectations.

Trailer Funding Update & Trail Info Update

April 16th, 2021 by in Everything

In the last few days Zach, Jim and David have donated as well as Jeff from Cycling Elements and Kris from Kamikaze Bikes. We are now within $1800 of our goal. What a great accomplishment in under two weeks.

We are so lucky to have the support from our local shops. I can’t say enough about how lucky we are as Cyclists to have such excellent service available to us.  I have known both of them for some time and I encourage everyone to support them as they are awesome. And most of all, be patient with them. Jeff said it very well in his “interview with himself” that they are going to be facing all sorts of challenges and are doing the best they can.

Trail Update…I got out today and removed three trees that were a hazard so we are all good for the weekend. I also modified the go-around…the root section on Ken’s Trail between the two big pines. There now is a proper way around if you don’t enjoy the roots. Busy day!!!

 

Some FYI info from Dufferin County

April 13th, 2021 by in Everything

Hi everyone. He is some interesting information about the on-goings in the County. Please take a minute and  have a read and I encourage anyone to get involved. This is important to have your voice heard.

From the County…..

  • The new Join inDufferin Tourism page has officially launched, sharing resources and upcoming opportunities for the community to become involved in local tourism development. Click here to visit.
  • The County is hosting a public information session on April 20 at 7 p.m. Those interested in learning more about the vision and plan for Dufferin’s tourism development can register here to participate in the event.
  • Residents and business owners are now invited to apply to join the Tourism Advisory Group. More information is available here, and application forms are available here. The deadline for submission is April 30, 2021

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So, at the very least let’s all sign up for the public information session on April 20th.

https://dufferincounty-ca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUtcu2rpzkiEtVm6T0Xh1d8Enb2L1z4HokX

The County Forests and Trails were noted in the Tourism Strategy and Action Plan as being a significant Tourism asset in DC and this is the place to show our support, add discussion to what we would like to see as a user group and introduce ourselves to our new, first ever Tourism Manager Terrilyn! This is really exciting and important so please sign up. The only way of moving forward to is participate. See you at the meeting…I’ve already signed up.

End of week one Funding update

April 12th, 2021 by in Everything

Well it’s been a week since we started this and I’m really excited about where we are at. Lots of people jumped on board really early and pushed this within reach quite quickly. I expected it to take the month to get where we are already. As we don’t hear back from Central Counties Tourism until mid-May, I will be leaving this open for awhile. As things naturally slow up a bit, I may start posting updates every few days vs daily.

Today Mike, Francois, Kathy and Jeffery moved us even closer…thanks so much…you are awesome!

 

Day 3 update…sorry this didn’t post up the other day…plus trail update

April 11th, 2021 by in Everything

Another great day…Ryan, Chris W, Doug N, Brent, Chris S, Derek, Jennifer & Jamie, Monica, Doug G, Grace, Stephanie & Andy all pitched in and added another $760 to our total of approx. $2400.00.

We are getting there….thanks!

Update…Don has been a leaf clearing machine! Now all the “passable” trails in Simcoe are cleared and leaf blown. There is the section that the loggers decimated that is still not clear but that’s a different day. We have opted not to leaf blow the entire DCF network this year like we did last year. The leaf coverage is minimal (gypsy moths ate it all) and leaving what is there will benefit the trails by getting ground into the sand and help stabilize the trails. Yup, sticks but that can be taken care of by picking a few up on a ride.

Weekend Funding…

April 11th, 2021 by in Everything

Please see the previous post for Day 3.

What a great Saturday on the trails. This rain will help things as it was almost getting too dry. It will really help pack in the re-route as it’s seen no rain since we finished it. Looks like lots of people testing. it out.

Over the weekend Ed & Kathy, Craig, Paul (from Africa!!), Dina, Jamie, Carol, Darryl, Keith and Chris added in another $800 towards our goal. Thanks!

It’s been really great to see a nice combination of long standing TVGers as well as new users believe in this cause and all help out. I constantly meet new people out there that are new to the trails and it’s also been great to see so many young riders out. Awesome.

Oops…forgot to post this! Day 3 on the trailer funding…plus trail update

April 11th, 2021 by in Everything

Another great day…Ryan, Chris W, Doug N, Brent, Chris S, Derek, Jennifer & Jamie, Monica, Doug G, Grace, Stephanie & Andy all pitched in and added another $760 to our total of approx. $2400.00.

We are getting there….thanks!

Update…Don has been a leaf clearing machine! Now all the “passable” trails in Simcoe are cleared and leaf blown. There is the section that the loggers decimated that is still not clear but that’s a different day. We have opted not to leaf blow the entire DCF network this year like we did last year. The leaf coverage is minimal (gypsy moths ate it all) and leaving what is there will benefit the trails by getting ground into the sand and help stabilize the trails. Yup, sticks but that can be taken care of by picking a few up on a ride.

Day 4 trailer update…so awesome!

April 9th, 2021 by in Everything

Tom & Kim, Joe, James, Chad, Michael W, Roy and Nick were our supporters today adding in another $875!

This is all happing at a rate beyond my expectations as we have until the end of April to close out. 49 users and supporters have all pitched in to get us to this point. It’s really great to see this kind of support from the MTB community.

Thanks so far to everyone…this means the world to us.

Simcoe FYI…Prescribed Burn

April 9th, 2021 by in Everything

Please see below. 🙂

From Simcoe County…

“Just wanted to give you a heads up that we have received word from our burn boss that we will be carrying out our prescribed burn in the tosorontio tract tomorrow. There will signs posted and entrances to the areas and will have a number of staff on site ensuring users do no enter the area.”

Please respect the restrictions for tomorrow.

J

Trailer update Day 2

April 7th, 2021 by in Everything

Jenny, Chrissy, Rupert, Scott (Michael), Liz, Leigh, Sarah, Paul, Scott, Mike, Vince, Ello, Lisa, Lori, Ryan, Christopher all helped out today to add another $1220 to the funding to put us at $2070. This is such a great amount for just 2 days. Thanks everyone and we’ll see what tomorrow brings…we are getting there.