Trail development at Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park will continue now that BC Parks are reopened.
Thanks to a nearly $23,000 donation to the North Okanagan Cycling Society (NOCS) from Kal Rotary, a new mountain bike trail named Middle of Somewhere will be constructed.
It’s a four-kilometre long, blue-level trail for intermediate to advanced mountain bikers.
“On behalf of NOCS members, I would like to thank the Kal Rotary members as well as donors of the annual (Kal Rotary) Dream Auction for their support of this new trail,” said NOCS president Brett Woods. “Coincidentally, the timing of the grant has allowed us [NOCS] to put a small, local business to work and give mountain bikers something to look forward to in the fall of 2020.”
The lower section will be a blue flow trail with berms, rollers, jumps and some optional features, whereas the upper section will be a darker blue mixing technical features and flow trail.
“Kal Park is an excellent example of a stacking loop system allowing mountain bikers to progress through trails of their ability before they can access trails with a higher degree of difficulty,” said Woods.
Woods also noted that the new trail will be popular with locals and visitors alike.
NOCS has worked closely with BC Parks to move this project forward. The trail was partially cleared by volunteers in the fall of 2019 and work continues by local trail builder, Cam Sorensen of Contour Trails, who has built many of the trails at SilverStar and Predator Ridge.
The projected total cost of Middle of Somewhere is $40,343. Planned completion of the trail is fall 2020.