July Updates from BORCA

Trails conditions are great,  hard packed and traffic is keeping the trail tread clear of weeds. Riders and Hikers are busy keeping the trails clear of small debris, all the while Eric, our trail boss for this summer, is working very hard out there. Eric has, in the last 5 weeks, created over 5km of new trail, updated many sections of old trail and revamped the pump track located in the Beachburg Fairgrounds.
Locations of the new trails include a 1.5km addition to the Beachburg County Forest outside singletrack loop, a 1.5km addition in the newly acquired Little Lakes County Forest, off of Pappin Road. The new trails in the LL county forest includes a sweet 'flow' section for more advanced riders, which then links up to a cruisy red pine section with some 1m high berms built into it.

August 16th is the Tour De Bonnechere, a great road tour of the Bonnechere Valley, in the hills of Foymount and Eganville area. Varying distances, from 18km to 100km.
Info here: http://tourdebonnechere.blogspot.ca/

Wednesday, August 26th will be our fourth BORCA social ride night, leaving from the Brewery at 6:30pm. Groups will split depending of ability level. No pressure rides, just a good time, exploring the trails.

September 20th, The Forest Lea Enduro is happening. Info: http://forestleatrails.blogspot.ca/p/forest-lea-enduro.html
One of the best xc races going, full of singletrack (99%) that challenges even the most seasoned riders, especially the 50km!! Limit of 100 riders.

Our June incident of barbwire across the trail was rectified, wire removed and issue resolved.
We have been notified of the WILD PARSNIP in the area of the Coliseum trail, "Chuch a Moon" trail. This plant is commonly found in abandoned agricultural lands, fields, ditches, etc... Great info here, with pictures: http://www.healthunit.org/hazards/documents/OIPC_BMP_Wild_Parsnip.pdf

new website will be up in the next day or two!

Happy Trails :)

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