Trail Erosion Alert - Southern Ontario
Just a reminder to all mountain bikers to please stay off the trails this time of year. Even though the surface has thawed, the ground is still frozen just below the surface. The thawed layer at the surface is very susceptible to damage. This is definitely the worst time of year to go off-road riding!
Check with your local land managers before riding any trails. My suggestion is to stick with road riding at this time of year to build your base as it will definitely make you a better rider in the long run. Depending on the weather in the coming weeks we could be into some good mountain biking by the first or second week in April.
Please leave our reputation as mountain bikers in tact and stay off of the trails until they have had time the thaw and dry out!