Ride Dirt Trails…NOT Mud Trails

We are at the toughest time of year for mountain bike trails. Some riders are itching to get out and ride after being cooped up all winter. Unfortunately, it is the worst thing we can do to our trail system. As the snow melts and the frost leaves the ground, trails are left soft, muddy and unridable. 

While our trails drain and dry very quickly, it still takes time to allow them to dry. Most trail systems in our area do not open until May 1. We will likely be out before that, but will monitor the known soft areas report back when the trails are good to go.

Please respect the volunteer efforts made by the trail crew and do not ride wet trails.

Winter Conditions 

Winter Trails:
All of Oro Medonte has received about 4 inches of fresh powder last night and will continue to get another 3-4 today if the forecast is correct. The weather Tuesday – Thursday has made the trails pure ice at the moment and the climbs, especially with new snow, will be next to impossible for groomers.  Groomers will not be able to do much until we get milder weather (which looks like Saturday and Tuesday of next week). 

We will assess the options over the next few days to see what can be done.

It has been a difficult winter to say the least.  Just when we get a nice trail laid down we have a melt.  The last one has really done a number on the trails.