the surprising tidbit was that the city has spent a couple hundred K on the mountain over the past couple of years and i thought really? where did all the money go? i don't see good value for that dollar in terms of on trail benefit.
the thing i find ridiculous is that in order to run a trail day the city has to be there, 2 labourers/crew and a manager for a total of three people. that costs money and the number put out there was about $2K to run a trail day. i think of the amount of work I could do for $2K and it would be quite a bit more than what we accomplished on that one day.
Well Said and pretty bang on!
The hoops and BS that need to be jumped through to just have a basic trail day are time consuming and restrictive. Moving forward to a more progressive model, which the BMBA has been actively pursuing for the last 2 years, is met with the same circular logic you heard a bit of on Saturday. IE- The City States that the reason we can't have a trail day is the cost, Well the BMBA have sponsors money to pick up the cost of the day, Problem solved right?, Nope then the reason changes,…. the city is short on manpower, ….its the wrong time of year, they have no way of accepting the money…. - UGH!
Anyways, Much appreciated to those that showed up and offered their skills. Every little bit helps, including the questions directed towards the City.