Vernon Toyota’s Kyle Johnson (centre

Vernon Toyota’s Kyle Johnson (centre

Toyota donation hits the trail

Vernon Toyota has given NOCS a brand new trailer to haul all of their tools to and from the trailheads.

New heights were reached thanks to a partnership between Vernon Toyota and the North Okanagan Cycling Society (NOCS).

Vernon Toyota has given NOCS a brand new trailer to haul all of their tools to and from the trailheads.

“This is huge,” said society president Matt Ball.

“This trailer will allow us to bring all of the tools to trail building days, allowing more people to help out.”

Monday evening, June 13, marked the sixth trail building day of the season, and although unwanted snow fell on the work party, it was a memorable one indeed.

Vernon Toyota manager Kyle Johnson came up to the Sovereign Lake trail system on Monday night to hand over the new trailer and to help build a new trail called ‘Raw Bones.’

“A lot of our employees and their families enjoy area mountain bike trails, so it is a natural partnership,” said Johnson.

“Ultimately, this trailer will allow us [NOCS] to have more effective trail building days, which translates into bigger and better trails,” said Dudley Coulter, spokesperson for the society.

Currently, NOCS hosts trail building days every second Monday evening and once a month on a Saturday.

With plenty of trails to be maintained and built, there is no sign of slowing down for NOCS.

“Vernon has, for a long time, been known for excellent downhill mountain biking trails (at Silver Star), but is quickly becoming a staple  on B.C.’s cross country and all-mountain scene too,” said Coulter.

The trailer will also be fitted with interior storage solutions, thanks to Coldstream Construction.

To find out more about trail building days and how you can get involved, go to the North Okanagan Cycling Society  website at www.okcycling.com.