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Campbell River cycling club makes $800,000 application to expand bike trails

Campbell River will throw its support behind a grant application to expand mountain bike trails in the Snowden Demonstration Forest, northwest of Elk Falls Provincial Park.

Coun. Tanille Johnston asked council to support the River City Cycling Club’s application during a special council meeting last week.

Johnston told her counterparts Wednesday that “mountain biking is huge” and could be an big economic driver while making the community healthier.

“Mountain biking is huge between Cumberland, Comox and us so I think this would be a really awesome economic driver. Their applications look better when they have letters of support that go in with them,” Johnston said.

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Council ended up supported writing an endorsement letter.

Johnson says the We Wai Kai and Wei Wai Kum First Nations have “already offered their endorsement of the application.”

The cycling club’s is asking for $800,000 under the B.C. Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program.

The city’s letter of endorsement went in with the application to the government today.

The Snowden Demonstration Forest boasts over 100 kilometers of single-track trails for every level of rider with very technical routes and scenic loops.

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