Trail Upgrade Approvals

We all ride the trails for the same reasons. We share a passion for mountain biking and being in the outdoors.

As guests of the trails, we need to respect the work that has gone into building a positive relationship with the landowners who allow us the privilege of building and riding trails on their property. The Sault Cycling Club works with the landowners of the various properties at Hiawatha Highlands ensuring that the proper process of making upgrades to the trails is followed to allow for continued access and safety for users.

The below picture is an example of what NOT to do on the trails. A rider(s) took parts of an old bridge that had been removed and placed it over a downed tree. It was not secured or installed properly and posed a safety risk to other riders. We ask that you please do not take it upon yourself to make changes to the trails without approval.

*️⃣ THE GOOD NEWS IS, WE CAN GET APPROVAL FOR TRAIL UPGRADES!! *️⃣ We are always looking for ways to improve our trails! If you have an idea and want to help turn it into reality, contact Peter or another member of the SCC Executive to discuss it. A great example of this in action are the new Bert and Ernie sections connecting Sesame Street and Stickman Drive. Gord had an idea, we asked for landowner permission, and now we’re riding! 😃

If you’d like to get involved in trail maintenance or building, please reach out to our Trail Director, Peter Henry. Peter@saultcyclingclub.ca

Signs are up!

➡️ Follow the PINK sign to the right for the new connector trail to Stickman Drive 🙌🏻

*️⃣ You can find this new trail at the end of Sesame Street on the Red Pine Trail (Red Loop) just before Cattle Run.

Thanks to everyone who made this a reality!! Great work!!

What a storm!

Hey friends! What a storm last night eh!? If you’re heading out for a ride at Hiawatha or anywhere really, PLEASE be very careful as there may be new washouts and hazards due to the extreme rain overnight. Some bridges have been affected. We haven’t been out to assess but have seen pictures and heard from others that some damage is out there. Please let us know if you find anything that should be addressed! Stay safe and have fun out there!!

Maintenance day reminder – May 11th

The white blanket of snow is quickly being pulled back from our trails revealing the dirt and rocks that we all love. Come on out on Saturday to help get the trails and shape for a new season. We will be gathering at Kinsmen Park at 9:00 a.m. (behind the ice cream shop). (You can come earlier or later and I will try to match you up with some work if you want to contact me beforehand).

What to bring?

Prescription: leaf blow, rake, refresh in-slope turn.
  • Rakes,
  • pruning shears,
  • gas powered, backpack blowers (looking to have four – six blowers operating, we have 31 km to do!)
  • shovels,
  • pruning saws
  • Work gloves
  • Water, snacks

We will be out and about across the trails so you can bring your bike or choose to walk.

If you have any pressure treated fence boards that you are not using, we have a couple of feature repairs to do. I will need a couple of people to have Robertson screwdrivers (for sign replacements and feature work) hammers and vise grips (for removal of rusted fasteners).

Come on out for an hour, 3 hours or 6 hours! Learn about trail maintenance techniques and the many exciting trail related happenings in the Sault.

If you have questions…Peter@SaultCyclingClub.ca


Trail update

Trail inspections are done! Lots of dirt to be found 🙂 but also more snow than we would like :-).

If you are riding, ride with caution there are trees and brush still to be removed. Maintenance day is happening on Saturday May 11th. Come on out and support our trails. If you can’t make it on Saturday there are jobs that can be done on your own time, just contact me (Peter@SaultCyclingClub.ca).

Trail Update