Posted by: syncro
It was on the CBC website a few weeks back so it was picked up in the news cycle and I'm not surprised it made it to the front page of the Province. The province has had a few front page pieces over the years including the "Watchmen" debacle. There are fair points on both sides of the issue wrt rogue building, but in the current climate I think that local clubs need to state that don't support rogue building if they want to continue to have the cooperation of the land managers. Technically there are ways to put in a new trail without getting section 57 approval on crown lands, but it definitely hampers trail building creativity and ironically trail sustainability.
As you know, over here in my area the situation is totally different and any stunt or trail feature or even singletrack (without any stunts) is in danger of getting destroyed....there is zero tolerance to rogue trail building, although quite a few are tolerated.
Lots of local clubs are forming / have been formed in the last fw years trying to get a small bikepark-y trail with a few jumps/stunts or "flowtrails". But proper "rogue building" is seriously dangerous and risky.
So my question is out of curiosity. You state that rogue trail building is not only limiting trail building creativity (I guess along the lines of the issue of liability) but trail sustainability as well....why is that?
And yes, social media is interesting in this context, be it IG or Strava, which for me is social media as well.