RVC WINTER BIKE is now in its fourth 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. Marysville Trails
2. Deer Park, Oromocto
3. Odell Park
4. Killarney Lake (in development)
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 coordinates an intrepid team of volunteers who groom MVP for winterbike. They groom more than 16 km of singletrack and doubletrack trails, including the mini-X trails, Double Cross, the View, Wilson’s Loop, Hole in the Wall, Boldonweiser, Fern Gully, and various winter lines and doubletrack connectors. They will also be grooming a connector line to take you from City View to Velocity, and a 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.
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.