Posted by: cooperquinn
@switch, as I'd guess you're aware, BP is the only trail between Mt Seymour Road and Indian River Drive mountain bikes are allowed on. And that stretch of BP is currently closed to all users because its in Seymour Provincial Park.
If riders are saying there's no signage about riding trails in that area (even when the park is open) they're either fibbing, or experiencing periods of blindness they should discuss with a doctor, as it sounds hazardous to have happen while mountain biking.
I'd also suggest that whoever is throwing my name around over there is either doing so in jest, or to be harmful. Hopefully its the former.
It's not the former.
There's a lot of MTB occurring on the trails east of Mt. Seymour Road. The riders I run into typically state that the riding on those trails (such as E Trail, Mad Girls, Procrastination, Boundary, etc.) is allowed because of no signage, or that they do trail work so it's OK, or that they know you, or various other reasons.
The district has been putting traffic sensors on Indian River. They've also been putting road blocks because of the vehicles that are parking on the narrow part of Indian River between BP and the first big switchback.
With so many new MTB trails on the west side of Seymour, there's no excuse for riding the east side hiking trails. The NSMBA, the sponsors, and land owners have done an excellent job on the existing and new MTB trails, and they don't need that blemished by rogue riders wrecking hiking trails.
Thanks for your and the NSMBAs efforts and stewardship. It is much appreciated.