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HOT OFF THE PRESS. . .

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LOVE YOUR TRAILS! - April kicks off another season of looking after trails throughout the region. Check out the volunteer days on the event calendar here.

BUILD-A-METRE-OF-TRAIL - support 2015 Shuswap Trail projects. $10, $20, $50, $100. . .every little bit counts. Make a donation and become a Trail Blazer here.

May is Shuswap Bike Month - check out the events here

What's your vision to improve bicycle infrastructure in the Shuswap? - check out the ideas/input sheet here. Fill out and return the sheet or email comments to info@shuswaptrails.com.

And get inspired with this link to ideas and resources at www.peopleforbikes.org.

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PUBLIC CALL TO ACTION:

Shuswap-North Okanagan Rail Trail concept needs your support! Send your expressions of support to regional leadership. Check out the info brief here.
Additional background information from CP Rail here.
A sample email/letter of Expression of Support including key contact names and email addresses here
And be sure to also send support to the Okanagan Rail-Trail Initiative working on securing the abandoned CN line to the South. 

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Be sure to report trail needs: enjoy trails throughout the Shuswap. And remember to report any issues you see to trailreport@shuswaptrails.com.

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Welcome

The Shuswap Trails website is dedicated to helping people from around the world find their trail in the Shuswap. Whether it be by foot, by mountain bike, by horseback, or by canoe, this site will guide you towards amazing trail experiences in the sunny Shuswap.

Use our new interactive Trail map to help you find trails by their region within the Shuswap.


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Trail Ratings 

Caution!

  • Always go prepared and use your common sense
  • Always tell someone when and where you are going
  • Many trails are not maintained - use at your own risk
  • Many trails are accessible only by active logging roads requiring 2-way radio communication, or deactivated logging roads requiring four-wheel drive or high-clearance vehicles.
  • Watch for wildlife and avoid areas showing recent signs of black bears, grizzly bears and cougars.
  • Before heading out, check with local contacts to make sure the trails and roads are safe.

Tips for Safety

  • Bring applicable maps, along with a compass or GPS device.
  • Wear appropriate footwear and clothing, and bring sufficient food and water.
  • Carry identification (including name, phone number and pertinent medical information), and record your bicycle serial number
  • Bring a portable phone or other communication device, along with pertinent phone numbers (ie. emergency numbers)
  • Travel with a partner when possible
  • Stay alert, be observant about your surroundings, avoid areas where visibility is poor, and don't wear headsets.
  • Avoid unfamiliar areas when on the trails alone and follow your intuition about unfamiliar people.
  • Trails are shared by a variety of users at the same time. Please be courteous to all users, and remember that pedestrians have the right-of-way. Stay to the right of the trails.
  • Cyclists should pull off the trail when stopping, give a voice, bell, or horn warning when passing others, wear helmets and ride at reasonable speeds.
  • Wear reflective material and carry a whistle or a noisemaker.
  • Where pets are allowed, keep them on a leash and clean up after them.


The Shuswap Trail Alliance assumes no responsibility for the safety of any persons, animals or equipment when using the trails listed in this website. Use at your own risk.

Respect

 
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