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Hinton Mountain Bike Association.  Our goal is to develop, maintain and promote the best possible mountain biking opportunities around the Hinton area, while ensuring responsible and safe practices in environmental conservation, trail construction, trail maintenance and riding.

Rock Band: A new ending to a great ride

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Rock Band: A new ending to a great ride

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Rock Band was a trail added to the Happy Creek Trail system in Spring of 2016 in the form of a short but sweet 0.6 km technical downhill trail option (Difficulty rating: Advanced (black)).   Read about the initial build here.  The last 70m of this trail went through a low-lying area and the above-average accumulation of rain in the Summer of 2016 made it clear that we needed to find a solution for this wet section, dubbed "Shrek's Swamp".  

In the Spring of 2017, the Hinton Mountain Bike Association applied for the Hinton Community Grant and was awarded $2,035 to build a boardwalk for Rock Band.

Thanks to the contributions of many volunteers in the past few months, the donation of lumber from West Fraser Mills Ltd., and the Hinton Community Grant, a long, winding technical feature was added to Rock Band's song.

There is still a short section to complete to make it perfect, but it's definitely good to Rock'ON as is.  Many thanks to all the awesome volunteers who made this happen - over 75 hours of volunteer time was put into this project!

Lumber donated from West Fraser Mills Ltd.

Lumber donated from West Fraser Mills Ltd.

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Thank you West Fraser Mills Ltd, Hinton Divison and the Town of Hinton for your contributions and support!

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First step: cutting all the slats

First step: cutting all the slats

Overall, almost 400 slats needed to be cut

Overall, almost 400 slats needed to be cut

Putting the Rokon + trail to good use!

Putting the Rokon + trail to good use!

Some added excitement for the day!  Luckily, no one or thing got hurt in this kerfuffle.

Some added excitement for the day!  Luckily, no one or thing got hurt in this kerfuffle.

Other modes of transportation.  And yes, this mode had it's own kurfuffles!

Other modes of transportation.  And yes, this mode had it's own kurfuffles!

Good way to build up those riding arms!

Good way to build up those riding arms!

Workin' on the line

Workin' on the line

View from the exit

View from the exit

View from the entry point

View from the entry point

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