Pidherny Plan Gets Thumbs Up
Mountain bike trail – image courtesy Pidherny Mountain Bike Association
Prince George, B.C.-The Pidherny trail in Prince George is getting international notice, and there is a push to create a new trail that will expand what is already considered a great experience.
The Association called on Council for a cash infusion of $5,600 dollars to put towards the development of a trail that would be about 1.8 kms long, have an 11% grade, and offer two view points.
The existing Pidherny Mountain biking trail called the “Kitchen Sink”has been featured by two of the top mountain biking websites in the world. It was selected as “trail of the month” on one of the sites, garnering 40 thousand views in one day.
Promoting mountain biking can boost tourism says the Association which points to the B.C. Bike Ride that is coming to Prince George. That event will bring more than 60 riders from all eleven different countries to ride the trails in Prince George.
The new trail will be built by volunteers under the direction of a local trail building company.
Council unanimously supported providing the requested dollars from the Council contingency fund. The new trail’s construction is expected to start in June, and be complete by the end of October.