Making tracks in Revelstoke

The Revy Riders dirt bike club has big plans that will benefit all varieties of dirt biking enthusiasts

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Revelstoke scenery

Revelstoke dirt bike riders get the best of both worlds—a remarkable landscape in which to enjoy their favourite sport and a dedicated club. — Photo by Kali Love

Members of the Revy Riders are striving to improve the local outdoor experience. Plans to build a new dirt bike track are being solidified and goals are in place to create trails in the Frisby Ridge area. Chris Pawlitsky, Revy Riders club president, is determined to promote the responsible use of the trails and wants to keep the facilities in good shape to ensure their longevity. The City of Revelstoke, and forestry and environmental groups are all supportive of the club’s plans.

“We have the support of all the main people,” said Pawlitsky, “so they will be looking very closely to see that we do a good job. If we do a good job, our area will continue to grow.” The club will be responsible for building sustainable trails, ensuring proper litter disposal and keeping noise levels down.

From dream to reality

The club plans to incorporate several innovative elements to accommodate the variety of riders in Revelstoke. This will include a separate area for jumps, to be located away from the main tracks.

The club also wants to make a rigorous endurocross track with logs, rocks and other obstacles. There will be trails with single tracks, ones that are designed for kids to ride, easier double-track trails and trails for expert riders who seek a challenge.

“(The) area is great,” said Pawlitsky. “It is about 10 kilometres from the nearest neighbourhood, so noise won’t be an issue. The area will have trails for all abilities (and) spectacular views. Glacier House Resort will be very close by . . . people can stay there, eat there and literally ride (to the track) from their doorstep.”

Pawlitsky has been working hard and is proud to see his goal take shape.

“(It took) tons of emails, meetings, phone calls, lots of noes and hard work,” he said, “but we have stuck with it and I think it’s going to be exceptional.”

For more information about the Revy Riders, visit them online.

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