CRD Board Approves Regional Parks Mountain Biking Guidelines

May 13, 2021

Victoria, BC– The CRD Regional Parks Mountain Biking Guidelines and short-term actions to support the Mountain Biking Advisory Committee Advice and Guidance Report were passed by the CRD Board. In addition, the Board directed that the CRD Regional Parks Mountain Biking Guidelines be reviewed in the context of the Regional Parks Strategic Plan update.

The Mountain Biking Guidelines will play an important role in the enhancement and growth of sustainable quality mountain biking experiences in the regional parks system where deemed appropriate. Regional Parks recognizes that mountain biking is an increasingly popular mainstream outdoor recreation activity that is enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities for the physical, mental and social benefits. 

“Positive relationships with the mountain biking community are an important part of moving forward with this recreation in the region,” said CRD Board Chair Colin Plant. “The mountain biking guidelines will provide the CRD the additional tools that it needs to establish quality mountain biking opportunities while ensuring adequate and ongoing protection of cultural and environmental values.”

The Mountain Biking Guidelines will apply to all mountain biking activities taking place within the CRD regional parks system. They will assist with the planning of sustainable mountain biking activities within regional parks, giving consideration to all regional park values. The guidelines are forward-looking and intended to be applied by CRD staff, Committees and the Board and are intended to work with other processes such as park management planning.

In addition to the guidelines, the CRD is investing time and resources and working with local mountain biking groups to provide more quality mountain biking experiences in CRD Regional Parks where supported by park management plans. The guidelines are a first step towards the CRD and the various stakeholders continuing to work together to build more sustainable mountain biking experiences in the regional parks system.

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