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Monday Ride 2:00 DCF

October 13th, 2019 by in Everything

Time to work off all the tasty Thanksgiving dinners!!

2:00 start at Dufferin. The leaves are looking awesome and with the rain the other day the trails will be in great shape.

See you out there!

Upcoming Ride Guide

October 7th, 2019 by in Everything

Good afternoon All,

 

Rides for the week are posted.

 

Cheers

 

 

Sunday ride DCF 2:30

October 4th, 2019 by in Everything

Trails are great and the leaves are starting to turn…it’s lovely out there.

See you there!

J

OCTRA Equestrian Event Notice Oct 4-6th

October 4th, 2019 by in Everything

Hi everyone! Just a note to let everyone know that there is an OCTRA equestrian event happening this weekend (Oct 4th-6th).  They will be camped out in the field to the south.  They will be using the equestrian trails throughout the entire Forest during all times of the day for the weekend and there can be up to 70 equestrians out there at any point in time. The cycling trail crosses the equestrian trail at several places so please exercise extreme caution at these intersections. If you are the lead rider please make it your responsibility to ensure the safety of all users and yield at these crossings. If you have a bell (personally I believe everyone should in a multi-use forest environment) give it a quick ring when approaching intersections. If you do come upon an equestrian speak up so the horse can recognize you as a person.

I imagine with rain this week the trails will be busy for everyone over the weekend. Please remember as cyclists we are required to give way to equestrians. As always be friendly and I would anticipate that you will be received well.  Please strike up conversations with other users. Cooperation as always is the key to everyone experiencing a harmonious enjoyable day in the Forest!

Enjoy the trails, thanks to the efforts of many, they are in excellent condition! See you out there.

Beginning of Stick horse prints

October 1st, 2019 by in Everything

If you head out on the Stick you may notice some pretty nasty hoof prints at the start. I happen to be coming out and met three equestrians head on on the bike trail. I explained I was sorry to spook them but I wasn’t expecting to see three horses on the bike trail. They were awesome…they said they didn’t know and had not been there in 8 years. I went back to the Kiosk with them explained things and gave them a map to follow. I continued my ride and actually finished at the same time they did and we chatted some more. They where honestly really sorry and I completely believe them that this was a mistake. They said it was nice that they didn’t meet an “a##hole” on the trail and I said the same about them.

So if you see the prints at the beginning, don’t be upset at the equestrians. They didn’t know they where not suppose to be there. And my lesson learned is even if you do encounter an equestrian on the trails judge them honestly if they say they didn’t know and be nice and informative.

I wish to thank those people last night for continuing to foster good user group relationships.

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