Category: Advocacy

Pump Track Grand Opening

The Pump track was officially opened on October 4th, 2017. Over $40 000 was raised by the community of Penticton to make the Pump Track on Naramata rd at the Poplar Grove Rd Parking lot happen. The Pump Track is another key feature of the “gateway” to the Three Blind Mice and a wonderful starting location for rides along the… Read more →

Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium synopsis

I was pretty excited to attend the Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium in Revelstoke on September 14& 15 as a representative for the Penticton and Area Cycling Association.  There were over 200 attendees ranging from non-profit clubs such as ours, land managers, industry, tourism etc. It was special to be surrounded by similar minded and bike passionate people.  I was very… Read more →

Voluntary Backcountry closure

Because of the EXTREME fire danger, a voluntary backcountry closure in the Cariboo, Kamloops and Southeast fire centers has been put in place. RSTBC (Rec Sites) was asked to close all recreation sites in the three fire centers. After discussing the challenging implications of a full closure in the context of a voluntary closure and with many campers already in… Read more →

Seeking secure bike storage input

We have been asked to provide some input on secure bike storage infrastructure in the City of Penticton. Numerous workers say that a big barrier to commuting to work by bicycle is that they have nowhere to securely store their bike.  Occasionally visitors from out of town tell us that they don’t feel safe leaving their bikes on/in their vehicle… Read more →