OCT. 17TH UPDATE – Resurfacing should now be completed on a segment south of Passmore. Next we will be moving to an area below Kosiancic Hill.
OCT. 19th – we will begin brushing the Trail with a flail mower, starting at Gravel Pit Rd in Slocan and heading south. This brushing will be continuing into next week and should go as far as Crescent Valley.
Please use caution when you’re on the Trail.
On Sunday, Oct. 15th from noon to 3:00 p.m. the Slocan Valley Rail Trail Society will be hosting a Fall Colours ‘Batty Bike’ Ride. The event will be based out of the Threads Guild Society building at Perry’s backroad. The two groups are partnering to create a unique Slocan Valley event and the theme is BATS!
When recently replacing the sign on the Threads Guild building, it was discovered that a bat colony was residing there. The group has since put up a new sign and a bat house, and feel this could be a good learning opportunity for everyone.
The Rail Trail puts on a Fall Colours Bike Ride every few years, so it seemed like a great idea to put the two together. Come and have a leisurely bike ride in the direction of your choice and stick around to learn all things batty and have a bite to boot. Who knows what costumes might show up???
The event will feature several information tables. Of course, there will be one hosted by Elodie Kuhnert of the Kootenay Community Bat Project, who will offer a talk at 1:30 p.m. There will be bat houses for sale, made by Everett Reid of Country Dawg in Glade. Slocan River Streamkeepers will have a booth, talking about the important work they are doing to strengthen our valley’s eco-system. Members of the Threads Guild will be there to show you their library, equipment and to talk about what’s happening at the Guild.
The Slocan Valley Rail Trail Society will turn on the barbeque, offering burgers and hot dogs, refreshments and assorted Bat Bite treats made by Threads Guild members.
The Thread’s Guild building can be found at the corner of Highway 6 and the Perry’s Bridge Backroad, aprox 7 km north of Winlaw and 6 km south of the Village of Slocan. For more information email@example.com
We’re seeing a large influx of out-of-areas cyclist on the Rail Trail these days. So glad to have you here. The Rail Trail is perfect this time of year.
We’d like to remind folks that we’re a volunteer organization that rely heavily on donations to help cover our on-going operating expenses. Please take a moment and hit the DONATE button on this page. You can either use PayPal ormake an eTransfer. There are also donation boxes along the Trail we urge folks to take advantage of. Help us to help you have a great time riding this little piece of paradise.
We’ve resurfaced a third section of the Rail Trail north of Passmore for folks to enjoy. The 1.2 km section offers an amazing view of Frog Peak and has a picnic table in just the right spot to take a break. We will be continuing our resurfacing program the week of July 10th in the Slocan Park area. Thanks to the Columbia Basin Trust, the Western Diversification Program, RSTBC and the RDCK for the funding support to make this work possible.
We’ve now completed two segments of our Trail resurfacing program. The latest 1.1 km we’ve done is between Berekoff and Katelnikoff Roads. It looks and rides great. The next segment will be at the Vallican Bluff area, about for km north of Passmore. This work will begin Monday, June 26th.
May 23rd UPDATE – Trail resurfacing has begun at the Winlaw Bridge headed north. We will be redoing about a 2 km stretch of trail that has a (in spots) thick vegetative mat, which is becoming increasingly difficult to deal with in the summer months. We ask folks to refrain from using the area while the crew is working. FYI – WE WILL BE RESURFACING SEVERAL AREAS OF THE RAIL TRAIL IN THE WEEKS AHEAD