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    I'm pleased to say the Nashville trail alignment map is up

    A big thank you to all stakeholders who participated. This will be a big boost to the trail network on the Humber River and to cyclists in general.

    I'm pleased to say the Nashville trail alignment map is up-nrmt_drafttrailplan_oct2013.jpg

    highlights:

    -construction of 2 bridges over the humber river
    -roughly 12km of multi use (cycling trail)
    -several trail heads
    -2 connector trails east-west
    -part of interregional trail system
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    Nice work!

    What have they decided on as a tread surface?
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    Nice work!

    What have they decided on as a tread surface?
    the 2 connector trails will be crushed stone (east/west), the area where these trails run is pretty soft. plus these connector trails are also part of the sustainable transportation network plan of the region. the north/south trails will be natural surface. some smaller connector trails not shown will also be natural surface.
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    Awesome addition to the cycling infrastructure of the GTA plus more mtb trails! Win win!






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    Nice. Mo trails is mo better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    the 2 connector trails will be crushed stone (east/west), the area where these trails run is pretty soft. plus these connector trails are also part of the sustainable transportation network plan of the region. the north/south trails will be natural surface. some smaller connector trails not shown will also be natural surface.
    Woohoo, no wood chips!
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    yup no wood chips. the next tract in this trail network will be albion hills (bolton tract plan has been done) followed by the glen haffy connector. even though you can ride this mega trail now, it's pretty rough with alot of hike-n-bike. once all the four tracks are joined together it will be around 40 km's of continuous trail along the river.
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    That sounds like a great ride!

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    GPS'd a connector trail in the Nashville tract today. Roughly 2.5km. Snow was not deep, saw a woodpecker and fresh deer tracks. We were pleasantly surprised to find the Humber River ice still fairly thick in this section. We will be able to ride it again, maybe Sunday.

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    Cool! Are you flagging as you go?
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    Cool! Are you flagging as you go?
    We walked the alignment several times to get the feeling of the flow and slope. We tried different alignments before the final GPSing

    The ice storm knocked over many trees and branches so it was difficult going.
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    Recent Walkabout fun

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    and gps-ing


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    Recent Walkabout fun

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    We snowshoed the Nashville Track new trail alignment down to the Humber River. Snow was deep in the forest. The river was snow covered, solid but spongy in sections.

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    Found another deer leg !
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    Ew!

    I'm pleased to say the Nashville trail alignment map is up-dsc03309_zpsb30d680a.jpg
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    Well we are almost at the end of one phase and are moving in to the shovel/dirt phase. Funding is being secured in the seven figure range which is quite exciting and will complement the unique nature/stakeholders of this area.
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    thats awesome!! congrats on all the hard work, and thank you again for the time and efforts you have put in so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyh83 View Post
    thats awesome!! congrats on all the hard work, and thank you again for the time and efforts you have put in so far.
    see you soon!
    thanks tyh83, i think after the first trail day i will celebrate with a bbq and a case of craft beer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    Well we are almost at the end of one phase and are moving in to the shovel/dirt phase. Funding is being secured in the seven figure range which is quite exciting and will complement the unique nature/stakeholders of this area.
    Great news !!!
    You are almost there. It seams like just yesterday you started this project and now you are almost ready to start some trail work.
    Looking forward to some new singletrack pics.
    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    thanks tyh83, i think after the first trail day i will celebrate with a bbq and a case of craft beer.
    ...and a box of Kraft Dinner.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll View Post
    ...and a box of Kraft Dinner.

    See what I did there?
    you like kraft dinner? i know i do, especially with some fresh caught pickerel as a shore lunch.
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    Rumour has it that some of our posters want to ask questions about this trail project. Since this thread already exists, it's the best place to ask relevant questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    Rumour has it that some of our posters want to ask questions about this trail project. Since this thread already exists, it's the best place to ask relevant questions.
    of course also about the Don, Albion hills and Claireville...

    Nashville Resource Management Tract : TRCA
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    here's a map... no charge...

    I'm pleased to say the Nashville trail alignment map is up-nashvilletrailplan.jpg
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    As the wheel rolls, what kind of distance do you think is within the segments marked "Multi-Use Trail" (assuming this denotes the trail sections approved for bike usage), about 5-6km?

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    from my gps data it's roughly 16 km give or take. though when the trail gets cut there is always adjustments made. the first trail we will be hand cutting (tentatively june) is 2.3 km long and that one is the tight squiggly one off cold creek road. it will go to the swimming pool/bridge abutment.
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    How much of the $1,000,000 will be spent on the tentative June trail?

    Is this math correct?
    $1,000,000 spent on 16 kms = $ 62 500 per km

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    from my gps data it's roughly 16 km give or take. though when the trail gets cut there is always adjustments made. the first trail we will be hand cutting (tentatively june) is 2.3 km long and that one is the tight squiggly one off cold creek road. it will go to the swimming pool/bridge abutment.
    Not surprised that the actual distance is way longer than the macro map would make it seem against the scale, by the time all the micro twists and turns of the trail are taken into account. Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Shaw View Post
    How much of the $1,000,000 will be spent on the tentative June trail?

    Is this math correct?
    $1,000,000 spent on 16 kms = $ 62 500 per km
    no your math is wrong, there is actually much more trail when you factor in all the uses and consider the property is 820 hectors.

    this is a fairly large project with long term sustainable use in mind for the growing gta. these are just some of the costs involved.

    -construction 3 bridges (2 large bridges over the humber river)
    -a historic bridge restoration
    -numerous professionally designed trail heads, some with equestrian access (2) and limited mobility access (1)
    -signage
    -professional trail building by contractors, the scope of the trail work will include equestrian trails, hiking trails, multi-use trails, inter-regional trails (mup features for this one), and limited mobility trails.

    i'm pleased to say this project is being well planned with the future in mind.
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    So how much of the $1,000,000 will be spent on the tentative June trail?
    Is it being done by a professional trail building contractor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Shaw View Post
    So how much of the $1,000,000 will be spent on the tentative June trail?
    Is it being done by a professional trail building contractor?
    Currently I can not speak to that. Trail day will be posted up here and other web sites. Since you have taken a keen interest in the financials, you will find audited statements here: Audited Financial Statements : TRCA when it is released.
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    Currently you cannot say if the trail is it being done by a professional trail building contractor? Really ? You are usually so full of answers.

    Yes you peaked my interest with a million dollar trail project. Wow now that is a steak with some marbling.

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    Which category would i find it buried in?


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    Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
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    Monitoring
    Year Ended December 31 2012 2012 2011
    Budget Actual Actual
    (Note 10)
    Revenue
    Municipal
    Levies - Operating $ 1,915,000 $ 1,915,000 $ 2,000,000
    - Capital 5,955,000 4,954,572 3,992,816
    Other 129,500 58,890 33,649
    Government grants
    Ministry of Natural Resources
    transfer payments 634,000 634,315 634,000
    Provincial – other 2,379,000 3,452,531 2,539,657
    Federal 154,000 122,381 415,656
    User fees, sales and admissions 103,000 48,948 118,350
    Contract services 244,000 8,295,785 401,070
    Interest - 24,609 25,054
    The Living City Foundation 161,000 232,235 245,207
    Waterfront Toronto 308,000 294,047 321,312
    Compensation agreements 23,000 3,549 9,758
    Donations and fundraising 435,000 435,000 528,257
    Corporate and community groups 435,500 148,827 155,312
    Sundry - 46,239 -
    12,876,000 20,666,928 11,420,098

    Expenditures
    Watershed strategies 1,587,000 1,515,865 1,632,082
    Resource inventory and environmental
    monitoring 1,105,000 1,094,271 1,108,402
    Flood forecasting and warning 328,000 351,323 305,681
    Flood control structures, operations
    and maintenance 313,000 301,160 321,666
    3,333,000 3,262,619 3,367,831 Capital and other projects and studies
    Source Water Protection 2,159,000 2,643,887 1,988,204
    Regional monitoring study and other
    monitoring projects 1,507,000 1,278,449 1,360,291
    Water management projects 1,981,000 1,668,164 2,157,022 Lower Don flood control 308,000 294,047 319,866
    Terrestrial Natural Heritage study 562,000 561,569 651,879
    Floodplain mapping 219,000 242,149 321,600
    Groundwater strategies 618,000 539,763 543,940
    Other flood control projects 1,946,000 7,035,235 581,230 Decrease in vacation pay accrual - (5,159) (27,194)
    Amortization 412,072 412,072 422,188
    13,045,072 17,932,795 11,686,857

    Surplus (deficit) for the year $ (169,072) $ 2,734,133 $ (266,759)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Shaw View Post
    Which category would i find it buried in?
    I suggest if you want additional information from the auditors Grant Thornton LLP in Canada | Home, fill out the necessary forms and pay the fees Access to Information and Privacy : TRCA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Shaw View Post
    Currently you cannot say if the trail is it being done by a professional trail building contractor? Really ? You are usually so full of answers.

    Yes you peaked my interest with a million dollar trail project. Wow now that is a steak with some marbling.
    I'm surprised you didn't mention gravy. As I said before information/details will be posted when it becomes available. You can also come out and help when a trail day is set. I'm sure I can count on your support in building this wonderful trail network for all the community to use for many years to come.
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    You need a million dollars and my help for this well planned with the future in mind project?
    Looking forward to details on real work.
    Thanks SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Shaw View Post
    You need a million dollars and my help for this well planned with the future in mind project?
    Looking forward to details on real work.
    Thanks SS.
    success of such a project is not just about a $ value, but the engagement of the community and building stewardship.
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    I think two bridges across the Humber and restoring an old one would eat up half of that budget. Especially, if the bridges are constructed on site. I think pre building and dropping into place is cheaper but not always feasible...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggie View Post
    I think two bridges across the Humber and restoring an old one would eat up half of that budget. Especially, if the bridges are constructed on site. I think pre building and dropping into place is cheaper but not always feasible...
    you are quite correct considering not only the spans, but also the abutments.
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    I'm pleased to say the Nashville trail alignment map is up

    Hey singlesproccket
    Looking forward to riding with you two again.
    Maybe you can give me a tour of this trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash&bern View Post
    Hey singlesproccket
    Looking forward to riding with you two again.
    Maybe you can give me a tour of this trail.
    Cheers
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    would love to give you a tour bernie. look forward to duff drying up, judy wants to get out and practice those tech log overs with the vangos again.
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    I'm pleased to say the Nashville trail alignment map is up

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    would love to give you a tour bernie. look forward to duff drying up, judy wants to get out and practice those tech log overs with the vangos again.
    Sounds great !
    The trails here are starting to look good , with rides going on already.
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    wouldn't mind joining for a guided tour of these trails also SS.
    look forward to riding with you all again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash View Post
    wouldn't mind joining for a guided tour of these trails also SS.
    look forward to riding with you all again.
    always welcome trail trash. have to pick a day before the bugs get to bad. it's a good weekday ride to explore sections...
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    Good news, the Nashville tract plan has passed its final approval.
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    I was told the safety trail is approved and on the master trail alignment map for the nashville tract. The next phase will be shovels to dirt hopefully this summer, maybe even spring. meeting end of march with the tracts pac. the main thing is that it needs the board of directors final stamp. that's a formality but nothing can be done before that.

    I was thinking that this would be announced to the MTBing community ... what is going on? Did it happen and I missed the building announcement?

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    thursday night ride on the nashville track... a-ha...

    out and about.... thursday night ride...

    I'm pleased to say the Nashville trail alignment map is up-dsc08240.jpg
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    will name a trail after frank zappa...

    <iframe width="640" height="390" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Fk10rtqXbl8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    will name a trail after frank zappa...
    Or, you could name a bunch of them after Zappa tunes;

    http://www.whistler.ca/sites/default...etrack_map.pdf
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    awesome singletrack...

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    a fire pit is so Canadian...

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    lots of gps'ing done this week
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    awesome ride tonight...

    already voted for trails!

    clouds where awesome tonight above the nashville track. there was thunder and lightning.

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    riding in the nashville track....

    temperature is awesome sauce tonight, lots of mushrooms out. notice how this one is blue...

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    My harvest from this week. Seems this is what the thread is about now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    My harvest from this week. Seems this is what the thread is about now.
    nice, where the mushrooms picked in along the humber river? it appears that tom shaw is confusing the nashville tract for simcoe county. i do understand his desire to be part of the nashville tract. the beauty of the nashville tract, awesome free access, municipal/community support and solid long term sustainable planning is something to strive for. with the massive bolton bypass nearing completion development work is happening to provide passage through this section. it is great to see all the partners working together to make this happen and connect the trail networks. it is also reassuring to see the mayoral candidates for caledon to have mtbing and trails on their platforms as well as councilors. i look forward to increased funding of the trail system as part of the municipal budget through taxes not only in caledon but through out the gta
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    Good to see this thread get back to the promise of new singletrack. Still looking forward to some pics of real work.

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    this week marks a fairly substantial weather event that occurred in the nashville tract. i'm speaking of hurricane hazel Effects of Hurricane Hazel in Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    the effects can be seen to these day with the washed out bridge abutments and old cottage foundations. what is cool is those abutments will be used again for trail river crossings. you can see in this picture how the old bridge is being kept as a trail crossing and the older abutment on the right.

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    Attended a local trail building day on Saturday


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    Where was this trail build taking place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pucker Factor View Post
    Where was this trail build taking place?
    Humber River near Bolton. There are more trail days planned
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    Some recent trail work in the Nashville Tract

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ericmopar View Post
    Cute snake.
    I think I found the little guy's hibernating spot.... he was so groggy. "Sweet dreams"
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    I think I found the little guy's hibernating spot.... he was so groggy. "Sweet dreams"
    I was building a short bypass at Bootleg Canyon once, when I flipped a buried lizard up out of the sand.
    At the time I was crossing a sandy wash section and the lizard had apparently buried itself to get out of the heat.
    So, I was vigorously raking sideways, when I see a good size body of some sort fly through the air. I was instantly upset. I knew it was something alive.
    In a couple of seconds this lizard that was about a foot and a half long and landed about 6ft away stood up on it legs and hissed at me.
    It startled the bejeeze out of me!
    I was like, Carp!
    The lizard hissed and ran so fast I didn't get a chance to identify it.
    Given where is was buried and attitude, I think it was probably a Collard Lizard.
    Given it's size, it could also have been a Desert Iguana.
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    It’s been a project I’ve been at for about 6 years… The area peaked my interest when I learned about the Kleinburg Studios. A well respected don rat (a don rat is always well respected) confirmed the historic value of the area. Anyway I digress, back on topic. I’ve been building a trail in this area. Here’s a couple of pics of the build so far…

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    the ride home...

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    Now there is 1000 hectares in the tract! This makes for some awesome singletrack connection alignments. Here is a vid of the first nug of legal singletrack in the tract.

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    I would like thank the DMBA/YMBA for attending last nights stewardship meeting with the TRCA. Your input, experience, and advocacy was most welcomed for this project. It also showed how committed mtbers are to building more trials and being part of the stewardship process. I am also very happy to say the positive commitment of the TRCA to support mtbers as an important community stewardship group. The TRCA is willing to increase the development of mtb/multi-use trails beyond what is shown in the alignment maps (another big thank you!).

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    Thank you Chris for your dedication and perseverance
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    That's great news! I second the comment above...really appreciate all you are putting into this.

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    thanks pucker, can't wait to ride the fatties in the tract!
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    trail build! dec 20th!

    hey everyone. want to help layout an awesome short downhill trail this sunday? dec 20th at 1:00 pm at https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Kir...10719d70ccd95a

    i would appreciate your help. dress warm in layers. fat bike or another type of bike is welcome. randonneur's win special prizes.
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    I live in Oak Ridges and work in Bolton - this would be a great spot to check out. I'm happy to attend a build session (when not trapped by Christmas parties) so please post up the next time there's a day planned.

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    Would love to help too, please when possible don't announce the build the night before!

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    Damn, didn't see this until now.

    Definitely will try to make the next one!

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    Is that section of trail part of the Nashville Trail?


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    hey everyone. want to help layout an awesome short downhill trail this sunday? dec 20th at 1:00 pm at https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Kir...10719d70ccd95a

    i would appreciate your help. dress warm in layers. fat bike or another type of bike is welcome. randonneur's win special prizes.

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    ^ yes it is part of the trails you can mtb on

    The alignment has been marked. Singlesprocket will post a GPS shortly
    There will be more trail markings and trail work
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    Holiday trail maintenance Happy Festivus!

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    First day of spring. Singlesprocket and I worked with TRCA and another co-chair of the Nashville Tract Conservation Reserve to flag another area for multi use trail alignment from the Burrlington Resource Centre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    lots of gps'ing done this week
    Thanks for your effort.
    GPS course would be great.
    I printed the map posted here and gave it a go. Started at King and Albion Vaughan, couldn't find the trailhead. Then I went to concession 11 and found a bit of a loop. Didn't get past the river. I think a lot of the trail is grown over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll View Post
    Thanks for your effort.
    GPS course would be great.
    I printed the map posted here and gave it a go. Started at King and Albion Vaughan, couldn't find the trailhead. Then I went to concession 11 and found a bit of a loop. Didn't get past the river. I think a lot of the trail is grown over.
    yeah it is getting pretty weedy in there. just a couple of updates

    -formal funding has been applied for sections of the trail
    -a substantial part of the multi-use section has been gps-ed with the TRCA and reviewed for machine building by staff
    -archaeological and biological review of route commencing
    -trial maintenance youth group program will begin using the property for training and providing support to the trail. this will be a long term program
    -will be working on more trail gps-ing this thursday with the TRCA and other stakeholders
    -integration of these humber trails into the large concept/plan of a headwaters to lake route
    -this is really important since it will secure a higher degree of funding and give a spot at the table for mtbers to have input
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