Mountain bikers are invited to join us on Saturday, May 5th for the Full Nelson bike trail opening in Squamish. Ride your bike and meet the pro’s on Full Nelson’s Opening Day, a mountain bike community project. All proceeds will be donated to SORCA.
Built by Ted Tempany and a number of volunteers, including Danny Frey, Lindsay Gosnell, Wayne Goss, Leah Orosco and Chelsea Hurford, Brandon Semenuk, and Anthill Films, the extension is just over a kilometre long. The trail is a golden dirt snake run that rolls, swerves, dips, and dives down the 1-km extension to Half Nelson. Originally, Ted Tempany flagged the line over ten years ago and it has taken a great deal of time to get the permits in place to build this trail. They began the construction of the trail in September 2011 and since then have worked long days all winter to get the trail ready for the upcoming opening on May 5th. All levels of gravity riders (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) will be able to enjoy the Full Nelson.
Building the trail was easy but getting permission and some budget was very difficult. Thanks to the Province of BC, SORCA, Anthill, and of course Red Bull, the first step of Full Nelson has been realized. I look forward to riding the new trail with everyone May 5th. – track builder Ted Tempany
There will be a BBQ during the day for all riders and spectators, bike suppliers on site with a demos from Giant, Rocky Mountain and Devinci, shuttle services provided a chance to meet and ride with the pros. Keep a watch out for riders including Brandon Semenuk, Stevie Smith, Thomas Vanderham , Andrew Shandro and more. Following the ride day, there will be a Strength in Numbers viewing at Quest University. All proceeds of the day will be donated to SORCA – the Squamish Off-Road Cycling Association.
What: Full Nelson Bike Trail Opening Day
Who: Brandon Semenuk, Ted Tempany and the Squamish mountain bike community
Where: Coast Mountains of Squamish, BC | Meeting point is at lower parking lot on Ring Creek Road, behind Quest University.
When: Saturday, May 5, 2012
10am – 4pm: Ride Day
11am – 2pm: BBQ open to the public
8:00pm: Strength in Numbers Viewing at Quest University