Posted by: AlanB
Things have evolved over on Cypress. Originally BC Parks closed Cypress Bowl Road at Chippendale to all cyclists. Then it was opened to road bikes only. Later it was opened to mtn bikers as well. The closures are strictly BC Parks. DWV has closed some parking lots and playgrounds, but parks and trails remain open. Apparently District rangers are enforcing social distancing by going around with 6 foot pool noodles!!!
Considering that almost all the mtb trails are on District or private land, I don't understand why BC Parks would discriminate against fat tires, but that seems to be behind us now. Policies have evolved. Regardless of your ride you can pedal up Cypress and enjoy the outdoors.
If you want to keep access up Cypress, you can send them quick thank you here.
I rode my bike up Seymour on Friday afternoon. Checked in with the "official" at the gatehouse (he wasn't wearing a BC Parks uniform) to make sure I was ok and he looked at my road bike and said "Yeah, you're good to go as there's no way you'll be taking that bike down the trails"...he wasn't letting another biker through on his mountain bike though!
I did notice "no entry" signs at the start of Corkscrew but there weren't any at the start of Pinch Flat Alley so access to Cabin/TNT is still good to go if you can get heli-dropped there ;-)