The Hinton Mountain Bike Association was one of the successful applicants for the Spring 2016 intake of the Hinton Community Grant Program. The grant will be used for parking lot upgrades which includes the installation of a light standard at the Hinton Bike Park parking lot to provide a safer area for riders in twilight hours. During the winter months, HMBA has expanded the use of its trails and purchased grooming equipment that will be stored in a second seacan, which is also part of the funding request.
Three local Hinton businesses have committed in-kind labour and materials towards this project. These include Caylor Contracting, Ascendant Renewable Energy and Ever Enterprises.
Maureen Harper, HMBA's Director at Large, has been very busy preparing the parking lot and Skills Area in preparation of the light standard and the additional seacan. Her focus is one of of beautification, making the Hinton Bike Park more welcoming and appealing to all visitors.
On Saturday, April 7th, about a dozen volunteers worked all morning by removing and piling brush, painting, clearing, stone removal and establishing a short foot path behind the parking lot. Maureen thanks her volunteers' efforts and commented that "one volunteer is worth 3 employees - that is how hard these volunteers worked!"
Workers from the Town of Hinton will be in and out of the park to remove many of the wood piles generated that sunny morning. HMBA thanks all it`s bike park visitors for their patience as the work is being done.
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