Last night (May 24 weekend Monday) we removed the big fallen tree from The Bride, just after the bridge with handrails. The log on the Stinky Girl was left in place, with a slight modification (shown on the picture). Whenever trees fall onto the trails, we try to keep them as naturally occurring hurdles. Such features make the trails more interesting and greatly help with skill development.
Recently we had problems with someone dumbing down and even removing the deliberately spared obstacles. The Hydrocut trail users need to understand that this is a well managed trail system, by highly experienced trail builders. All the trail maintenance, including the deadfall removal, is always very promptly done. The public is welcomed and encouraged to join in the work, but ONLY with authorization from the Waterloo Cycling Club’s Trail Committee.
Please contact us if you have ideas, comments, or wish to perform any type of trail work. Also please help us keep an eye on people that perform unauthorized work.