where does the insanity end? does the district of north van tell people that live within the city of north van limits that they can't go to the trail head either?
Covid's been a bitch for everyone, but looking back on last year at this time, the dumbest thing going was closing trailheads and parking when the only safe activity is outdoor rec.
and yes, some trailhead and parking areas get busy, but the risk is low and as long as you're not being a covidiot, overall it's a safe activity and good for everyone's mental health. once you are on your bike and in the trails there really isn't an issue with over crowding.
I live close to cypress, so most of the time I choose to ride there to stay close to home plus I like riding from home and not driving. But cypress isn't a really friendly hill for kids, so I also have to travel short distances to get them their healthy dose of rides.
While I don't plan to travel far to ride, I live 30 min from squamish. I wasn't planning to ride there over the easter weekend anyways, but I took SORCA's easter stay away msg as a little hypocritical when all the squamish insta-stars have been posting footage of their north shore rides all winter.