RVC WINTER BIKE is now in its third year, and our diligent gnomes have already been busy grooming great trails for your riding enjoyment. If you think the winter trails are awesome, please contribute to RVC Winter Bike. RVC Winter Bike is a separate RVC budget that goes to grooming equipment, snowmobile gas, and basically anything we use for winter trails. We’ll groom as long as we have snow and funds!
$10 Day Pass Membership
$25 Individual Membership
$40 Family Membership
$75 Bronze Sponsor
$100 Gold Sponsor
$200 Platinum Sponsor
Get yours here.
We have made great headway the past couple of seasons in terms of securing permissions from landowners and managers and grooming trail systems for winter riding.
Here are the 4 trail systems developed/managed by RVC Winter Bike:
1. Deer Park Oromocto
2. Odell Park
3. Marysville Trails
4. Killarney Lake
Winter bikers are permitted to ride all of the snowmobile groomed trails depicted in red on the attached map. Within the park, new and existing singletrack snowshoe and snowmobile trails will be developed for winter biking. Odell Park will now be a winter bike Mecca. Regular trail updates have been circulating all winter via Facebook.
During this meeting, we also received permission to mountain bike on existing single track within the park during the Spring, Summer and Fall months. However, RVC is requesting that members do not ride the arboretum woodchip trail out of respect to pedestrian traffic on this narrow trail system.
The only request during the meeting from the City was for bikers to slow down to a walkers pace when passing pedestrians while biking within the park.
The Town of Oromocto has given RVC permission to machine groom winter bike trails within Deer Park. The official by-law change to allow a snowmobile within the park took place in February of 2015. Troy Johnson leads RVC WinterBike in Oromocto and will be the designated snowmobile operator there.
Dan Breau and Mark Miller will be coordinating a team of volunteers to groom MVP for winterbike. This season they will be grooming a total of 15.5 km of singletrack and doubletrack trails, including the new Velocity and La Woodstock Mini-X trails. They will also be grooming a connector line to take you from City View to Velocity, and a new winter-only Upper Double Cross that will bypass all of the rocks and the gully, as it has been very challenging to get the sled through some sections of Upper Double Cross. If we get enough snow, they may also open up the original Upper Double Cross line.
Thanks also to those of you, too numerous to list, who have pitched in in various ways. You know who you are. And big shout out our members. This could not happen without you.