- August 27, 2015 at 9:47 am #806511
Sorry for jumping the gun on the DMBA guys but I wanted to make sure the RFG community is aware of the upcoming grand opening of 12km of new single track on the Dagmar North property, part of the “Durham Forest” riding area.
Early indications are that the trail crew have outdone themselves, building some sweet, flowy single track with optional features and a lot of fun.
It would be fantastic to have a solid RFG contingent present at the opening. I unfortunately have other plans and won’t be available except for perhaps an afternoon ride.
Any chance an RFG member could be available to cover the opening and do an article for the site?August 27, 2015 at 12:03 pm #806513
Is there a date/time set?August 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm #806514
I don’t have a specific time yet, but the date is Sep 12. Sorry, I could swear I had that in the thread title.August 27, 2015 at 2:38 pm #806521August 27, 2015 at 3:08 pm #806522
Ha, funny @fasttimes and I were just wondering about this. Will try and make it up if the time works for me.August 27, 2015 at 9:28 pm #806526
Dam why do I have to be out with my knee Injury. Loved these trails when I was a xc guy. I have been given the go ahead to ride on the street as of now but thats it. I can’t even ride off a curb they said. lol We will see how I feel by then. Still a little ways away.August 31, 2015 at 11:03 pm #806571
I can confirm that the grand opening is on September 12.
More details to come very soon.September 1, 2015 at 8:50 am #806572
Thanks @durham-rider I plan on attending – should be a great chance to showcase some great trails and celebrate lots of hard work.September 1, 2015 at 5:28 pm #806583
Cheers DMBA !!!September 3, 2015 at 5:00 pm #806612
Here is the Grand Opening announcement.
The much-anticipated Dagmar North Trails are almost ready to ride! 13 km of
sweet new single track – specially designed and built by mountain bikers for
mountain bikers! Features are being polished, signage is being installed;
we are just about ready to open the gates to an awesome new riding
experience, right here in Durham.
YOU ARE INVITED to the Grand Opening of the Dagmar North Trails on Saturday
Sept. 12, 9:30am-2:30pm at Dagmar Ski Resort, 1220 Lake Ridge Rd. Join us for
guided rides on the terrific new trails, BBQ lunch, live music, recognition
and prizes – and help us celebrate the opening of Ontario’s newest network
of mountain bike trails.
* 9:30 Press conference and opening
* 10-12 Ride the trails – maps and guides will be available
* 12-2:30 BBQ lunch (free for DMBA members, $10 others), live music, fun!
* 1-1:30 Awards – Trail Build Jersey presentations, recognition, and
* 1:30 > A second lap if you’d like!
Some of our corporate partners and project sponsors will be attending to add
to the fun: Cycle Solutions with demo-bikes; Red Bull with energy; Brock St.
Brewery with prizes; and more! Our thanks to: Dagmar Ski Resort for sharing
their facilities with us today; the TRCA for sharing their land; and many
thanks to all our volunteers, partners, sponsors and donors who have made
this project possible.
This project was funded by a $20,000 Canada trails grant and $21,000 from the
DMBA and generous member donors. These 13 km of new intermediate and advanced
singletrack are the culmination of eight years of planning and 5 months of
intensive trail building by 200 volunteers who have invested over 5,000 hours
of their energy and enthusiasm in the project. This is one of the largest
volunteer trail building projects ever in Canada! Come one, come all – come
see what we’ve built and celebrate our success!
RSVP – Please sign up for this event so we can anticipate lunch numbers by
clicking below or sending a brief note to firstname.lastname@example.org
To sign-up for this event follow this link:
http://durhammountainbiking.ca/events/dagmar-north-trails-grand-opening-ride-festivalSeptember 8, 2015 at 9:04 am #806679
I’d volunteer to cover this for RFG and write an article but I have previous commitments on the 12th until about noon. Any RFG team members available to snap a few pics and do an article for the site?September 8, 2015 at 9:10 am #806681September 8, 2015 at 9:18 am #806682
It is on the family calendar (in pen) which essentially means short of apocalyptic events I will be there. Happy to put something together for the site.September 10, 2015 at 10:34 pm #806777
Well my knee brace didn’t get ordered in time and I’m pretty sure my knee cant take much of a beating. If I can manage to get away and come up for just the bbq I will but it will be a day of decision. Can’t wait to get out and ride these trails when I do get my brace. Have a fun days guys.September 11, 2015 at 9:34 am #806779
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