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Teck donates $40,000 to mountain biking project – The Free Press

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A $40,000 donation from Teck has helped the United Riders of Crowsnest Membership (UROC) work on their Youngsters Nook Biking and Heritage Mission in Crowsnest Cross, with the official grand opening of the venture set for Spring 2021.

UROC is a company that gives leisure alternatives for native mountain bike riders.

Geared in the direction of youngsters age six to 12, the Youngsters Nook venture noticed the event of over one kilometre of mountain biking path, supplemented with difficult options together with a teeter totter and curler coaster.

“The Youngsters Nook venture is essential as a result of it fills a spot the place beforehand there was actually not a lot path appropriate for younger/newbie riders,” stated Jim Lucas, Trails Coordinator of UROC.

The venture, which nonetheless has a number of extra options to be accomplished, is being overseen by Fernie-based firm, Backcountry Path Consultants, who started constructing the path and its technical options in mid-July.

Situated on the decrease finish of the Ski Hill Street, Youngsters Nook is put aside from different trails to keep away from through-traffic, complimenting the close by Bike Expertise Park, enjoying fields, and Isabelle Sellon Faculty playground.

“Its location is nice as a result of it is rather accessible and close to different associated amenities together with bathrooms and a picnic shelter,” stated Lucas.

“Dad can take the youngsters to Youngsters Nook whereas Mother goes rides a number of the essential trails at Cross Powderkeg (or vice-versa!). The venue additionally works nicely for industrial biking companies desirous to host clinics – prepared entry to a variety of options for talent growth.”

The venture additional hopes to offer residents with leisure trails for use for brief walks.

Three mining reveals supplied by the Crowsnest Museum may even be displayed within the space, together with a Pleasure loader, Acme Utility Truck and a fireplace tube boiler. Interpretive indicators describing the tools and its position in native mining will likely be featured alongside the artifacts.

Teck’s donation covers the vast majority of bills required to create the venture’s trails and museum shows.

Following function tune up and the set up of one other exhibit and extra signage, the Youngsters Nook’s official opening is ready for spring 2021. For extra data on the venture, head to UROC’s Fb web page.



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