Riders of all ages took to the new recreation trails at Bull Mountain in part of this year’s Dirty Knobby.
Williams Lake Off Road Motorcycle Association Treasurer, Mike Lynnes says the club entered into an agreement with the Ministry of Recreation to have a mapped out trail system.
“That combined with some grant money that we received through the BC Off Road Motorcycle Association and the National Trails Coalition last year allowed us to built this staging area up here at Bull Mountain, put in a outhouse, a kiosk which will have a big sign with the trail system on it…”
Lynnes says that also allowed them to purchase trail markers to start marking out the trails which will be an ongoing process over the next few years.
Director Sasha Kokesch adds that although they’ve had the club for years, they never had a spot with their name on it.
“Now to have this official recreation area that’s a partnership between us and the province it kind of helps us with selling our selves of a club. Now there’s perceived value; when you buy a membership you’re a part of what we’re working on, what we’ve already accomplished.”
The Association says now that they’ve got an established area and trail system at Bull Mountain, they hope to keep Dirty Knobby as an annual event in the spring.
“It was kind of a bummer that we didn’t have one last year, but we spent a lot of time last year just getting our infrastructure in place for this area. Most of last year was spent working with the province and out on the trails so we decided not to run one last year because we have a fairly small group of guys and everyone was feeling fairly burnt out,” says Kokesch.
The Association had their most successful Dirty Knobby in 2014 which was treated as a fundraiser for Brayden Methot.
Lynnes says a lot of people steeped up to the plate this year to make this year’s Dirty Knobby possible and adds that the business community also helped contributing give aways and prizes.