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ebikes on the Shore

June 10, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
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I saw two Park Rangers on ebikes yesterday.  They were going up Old Buck exiting on Deep Cove Lookup and saw them coming down the road on CBC later on.   Looks like they are trying keep the riff raff off the rogue trails.  $115 fines if you get caught.

June 10, 2019, 12:45 p.m.
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Were they patrolling darkside or rogue trails on general Seymour?

June 10, 2019, 1:18 p.m.
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Posted by: LoamtoHome

I saw two Park Rangers on ebikes yesterday.  They were going up Old Buck exiting on Deep Cove Lookup and saw them coming down the road on CBC later on.   Looks like they are trying keep the riff raff off the rogue trails.  $115 fines if you get caught.

Got to catch them first.

June 10, 2019, 1:32 p.m.
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Posted by: Ddean

Were they patrolling darkside or rogue trails on general Seymour?

They can only officially patrol in Provincial Parks boundaries.... TrailForks has where the boundaries are. Going up Old Buck is Parks.

There is a pretty open relationship with Park, DNV and Metro so I wouldn't be surprised if trail knowledge is shared.


 Last edited by: LoamtoHome on June 10, 2019, 1:38 p.m., edited 4 times in total.
June 10, 2019, 1:43 p.m.
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There isn't a rogue trail on the Shore that Parks, DNV, and Metro doesn't know about. Well unless it's only a couple hours old...but if it's been out there for 3-4 months...they know.

June 10, 2019, 1:52 p.m.
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Im not sure I believe that unless its dramatically different between DNV and DWV.

June 10, 2019, 2:50 p.m.
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DNV goes out and maps ALL the trails and shares it with others.  Fromme and Seymour included.

June 10, 2019, 3:06 p.m.
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Posted by: LoamtoHome

I saw two Park Rangers on ebikes yesterday.  They were going up Old Buck exiting on Deep Cove Lookup and saw them coming down the road on CBC later on.   Looks like they are trying keep the riff raff off the rogue trails.  $115 fines if you get caught.

This sounds like an early 2000s Kokanee beer commercial.

June 10, 2019, 5:32 p.m.
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Posted by: LoamtoHome

I saw two Park Rangers on ebikes yesterday.  They were going up Old Buck exiting on Deep Cove Lookup and saw them coming down the road on CBC later on.   Looks like they are trying keep the riff raff off the rogue trails.  $115 fines if you get caught.

Good.   Too many idiots riding the hiking trails on the east side of Mt. Seymour Road.

June 11, 2019, 12:41 p.m.
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If you look on Trailforks, for any the trails at Thorhill -Maple Ridge you will notice that is says, "Ebikes Allowed: no". If you look at 7th Secret at Fromme, there isn't even a spot that says Ebikes:, allowed or not. 

This would indicate to me that ebikes are not prohibited from riding Fromme, Is this correct?

June 11, 2019, 1:14 p.m.
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Posted by: Ddean

Im not sure I believe that unless its dramatically different between DNV and DWV.

It's different. DWV is not on the game yet like the other land managers. Give it time and they'll catch up. With Strava heatmaps their job is easier than it ever was.

June 11, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
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Posted by: BigFoot

If you look on Trailforks, for any the trails at Thorhill -Maple Ridge you will notice that is says, "Ebikes Allowed: no". If you look at 7th Secret at Fromme, there isn't even a spot that says Ebikes:, allowed or not. 

This would indicate to me that ebikes are not prohibited from riding Fromme, Is this correct?

I’m not sure Trailforks has that right.

June 12, 2019, 7:35 a.m.
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It’s probably just the preference of the people who build there. 

But they just need to get on board, these things are here to say, they don’t actually have authority, etc...

June 12, 2019, 9 a.m.
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That's such a shit attitude. If someone goes and spends their time and effort building a trail and says no ebikes or dont ride in the rain or whatever, we as riders should respect that.

There are trails in whistler that get fucked at the start of year when thier wet despite signage and trail forks saying keep off while we maintain it and it drys out. 

Its a selfish attitude and not one I want to see more of the bike community. If ebikers are going to have the same attitude then any goodwill they might have currently is going to go out the window very quickly.

June 12, 2019, 10:50 a.m.
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Posted by: BeesIntheTrap

That's such a shit attitude. If someone goes and spends their time and effort building a trail and says no ebikes or dont ride in the rain or whatever, we as riders should respect that.

So no unicycles either right?

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