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    Ontario's new signs

    Apparentlty some kids have been abusing our trails, especially with those little motorized bikes...so the province started putting up some new signs last week...

    That's sad...these were some nice trails that we've enjoyed for years
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    Is that where you took me for a tour? Not a good sign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phat Tyred
    Is that where you took me for a tour? Not a good sign.
    Yes, this closes the western side of the park...about 20km of singletrack...the eastern side with about 50km is still open. I spoke to the wardens and the official policy is that "biking is not encouraged in this area, but it's still OK" (for now...)

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    Which Provincial Park?
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    the increase of motorized use is a real problem all over...

    plus it is so cheap to buy one of these things now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket
    the increase of motorized use is a real problem all over...

    plus it is so cheap to buy one of these things now...
    The problem now is that because Ontario defines "bicycles" as two wheeled vehicles with a top speed of 34km/hr, motorized bikes qualify and all bikes get banned.

    I guess it's that unintended consequence of allowing electric bikes on the streets without a licence and insurance.

    It also screws up access for fishermen and hikers in this section as the access road has been posted as well so the parking lot is closed...and this road was a connecting snowmobile trail in winter, so they're toast as well.

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    The bike on the sign CLEARLY has a rigid fork and kickstand... as long as you're not sporting either of those, you should be fine.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by deems
    The bike on the sign CLEARLY has a rigid fork and kickstand... as long as you're not sporting either of those, you should be fine.......
    ...and Mary bars... so as long as you're not a singlespeeder, you'll be okay!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJay
    so as long as you're not a singlespeeder, you'll be okay!
    You beat me to the punch.

    Also, if you're carrying a firearm other than a Winchester 12 gauge Police Defender, you should be good to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by revrnd
    Which Provincial Park?
    I'm also interested to know. My local trails are a combination of crown land and provincial park land. I sure hope this does not happen in my area. What a bummer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RatchAttack
    I'm also interested to know. My local trails are a combination of crown land and provincial park land. I sure hope this does not happen in my area. What a bummer.
    I'm interested to know too. Where was this? Will this be at more provincial parks?
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    no one answered where that is yet....thats offically a bulllshit rule...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetfilly7
    I'm interested to know too. Where was this? Will this be at more provincial parks?
    Sorry...I'm told that if too many bikes use the remaining trails, they'll post the entire area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJay
    ...and Mary bars... so as long as you're not a singlespeeder, you'll be okay!
    My favourites are the "no-bikes" signs on the Bruce Trail in the Milton area that show a full-on aero bike. It's reads more like "No Time Trials or Triathalons".
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    Quote Originally Posted by JM01
    Sorry...I'm told that if too many bikes use the remaining trails, they'll post the entire area.
    I'm interested to know too. Where was this? Will this be at more provincial parks?
    I'm interested to know too. Where was this? Will this be at more provincial parks?
    Well w/o knowing where these closed trails are located, we can avoid all provincial parks in the future.

    Maybe in the future, Ontario Parks can include in the park listings to show whether cycling in permitted or not.

    Hopefully it's not Arrowhead near Huntsville.
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    Quote Originally Posted by revrnd
    Well w/o knowing where these closed trails are located, we can avoid all provincial parks in the future.

    Maybe in the future, Ontario Parks can include in the park listings to show whether cycling in permitted or not.

    Hopefully it's not Arrowhead near Huntsville.
    No, it's not Arrowhead...if you ride here, you'll see the signs...Enforcement will be sure to tell you if you miss them.

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    I remember hearing a couple of years ago that the provincial govt were in the process of passing a law allowing bans to mechanized vechs within parks. A sneaky way to ban bikes but still allow other human powered users. Anyone else remember this?

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    kettle creek

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    Are you sure? I thought it was Wasaga Beach pro park... Kettle creek is a conservation area.

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    Kay and Braids always have very wise posts. Great to have you two on this board.

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