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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.

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Happy Creek Project Completed!

Hinton Mountain Bike Assocation (HMBA)

A year ago in September, the Hinton Mountain Bike Association was awarded $30,000 from Hinton's 2014 Participatory Budget.  The grant was used to revitalize Hinton's amazing signature trail, Happy Creek, which needed some major work done on two large sections of boardwalks.  This project not only benefited mountain bikers, but runners, walkers, hikers, and visitors alike! 

Hoots Inc. was contracted for this project.  Crews were onsite by mid-August and by early September, the work was done!  The construction was done with sustainability in mind with the goal of durability and longer lifespan.

For those familiar with Happy Creek Trail - this new upgrade will be well received! 

Thank you to all trail users in the weeks during construction.  Your patience and understanding were appreciated!

Before...

Rebuilding, 1st phase

Rebuilding, 2nd phase

After!  Boardwalk 1 

After!  Boardwalk 2

Boardwalk repair area indicated in green.  (2011 map)


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NOTICE: Happy Creek Boardwalk Repair Underway

Hinton Mountain Bike Assocation (HMBA)

Notice to All Trail Users in the Happy Creek Trail System

Please be advised that a section on the East side of the Happy Creek Trail is undergoing trail construction until approximately September 4th, 2015.   Progress reports will be posted on our website (www.bikehinton.com) and on facebook.  During this time, we ask that all trail users enjoy alternate routes on our trail systems and avoid passing through the construction zone, as that may cause more harm (i.e. trail widening and/or work interruptions).  Thank you for your understanding and patience!!

Trail Under Construction

Jay Hoots and crew are working on the Happy Creek Trail boardwalk repair - a 2014 Hinton Participatory Budget project.  See green markings on the map below for area affected by this work.  The trail section is found on Happy Creek Trail - East side, just past the Fast Trax intersection when going South.  There are two long sections of boardwalk that have deteriorated beyond repair over the years and will be replaced with a new structure.  The crew will be accessing the site via motorized quad/bike - but have taken precautions to minimize their impact.  A lot of lumber and materials need to go in and out of the site.

Boardwalk repair area indicated in green.  (2011 map)

Background

Last September, the Hinton Mountain Bike Association had submitted a proposal for Hinton's Participatory Budget.  Hinton's amazing signature trail, Happy Creek, needed some major work done on all the bridges and wood features. This is not just a project that will benefit the mountain bikers, but it will benefit runners, walkers, hikers, and visitors who enjoy using this great trail!  In October, Hinton residents decided to award $30,000 towards the Happy Creek project!  

 

This caution sign was posted at both ends of the boardwalks to advise all recreational users during the summer of 2015.

 
Photo credit: Sarah Burns taken in Fall 2014.

Photo credit: Sarah Burns taken in Fall 2014.

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If you have any questions, comments or even great feedback about this project, please contact us via email at info@bikehinton.com


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Bike Park Prep and More

Hinton Mountain Bike Assocation (HMBA)

This week, work is being done by Jay Hoots & crew at the Hinton Bike Park and on Happy Creek Trail East (boardwalk sections).  As work progresses throughout the week, you may see piles of dirt or flagging tape in some areas.  These sites will be temporarily closed until maintenance is complete - so we thank you for your continued patience throughout this important work!

If venturing out on or near Happy Creek Trail, you may hear a moto bike nearby.  Please rest assured that this moto bike is setup to leave as minimal a disturbance as possible and is used to help transport material in and out of the area.  As you can imagine, the two boardwalks add up to a lot of lumber!  This particular project is funded by the Hinton Participatory Budget in the amount of $30,000 which HMBA was awarded in Fall of 2014.   Thank you Hinton!!!

 

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Hinton Decided!

HMBA VP

Great News!

Earlier this month, Hinton residents decided to award $30,000 towards the Happy Creek project submitted by the Hinton Mountain Bike Association.  

In September, HMBA had submitted a proposal for Hinton's Participatory Budget.  Hinton's amazing signature trail, Happy Creek, is going to need some major work done on all the bridges and wood features. This is not just a project that will benefit the mountain bikers, but it will benefit runners, walkers, hikers, and visitors who enjoy using this great trail!

Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process where community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget ($100,000). It is taxpayers working with local government to make budget decisions that affect their lives. It is a different way to manage public money that engages people and government.

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HMBA seeking your input on Happy Creek Trail

HMBA VP

The HMBA would like some feedback from all trail users for our Participatory Budget project for the Happy Creek Trail boardwalk restoration... Please share some reasons why the Happy Creek trail is important to you!   It would be awesome to get some 'user' quotes for this project.   Please indicate how often you ride/hike/run/walk it.   What makes it stand apart from the other trails? Thanks everyone!

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