Greetings forest users, on Monday May 27th and Tuesday May 28th Fourth line Nassagaweya South of 15 side-road and Ten Side-road East of Guelph will be closed. In addition the access roads (and access to a tiny bit of single-track) contained in those areas and their parking lots will be closed. (see map)
This is so a local production company can film for an upcoming major film.
You might be curious, but they have a job to finish so please stay away from the general area during the mentioned times. Be aware that they will be running stunt-traffic on the road and even into the forest.
Thanks for your understanding and we hope the crew has a safe and productive time with minimal interruption!
May fourth is Star Wars day and co-incidentally for 2019 it was also International Women’s MTB day. Seemed like as good a day as any for HAFTA to set out and repair two sections of trail inside the Agreement Forest. We were really hoping for pleasant weather this time around as we’d been through the ringer recently: The April 20th trail-day saw us operate in a rain-storm and the second “spring” trail-day on April 28th saw us toughing out flurries. Thankfully the conditions on May 4th sort of landed in the middle. Trails certainly weren’t dry and that helped us in some respects, but hindered us in others.
The first section of trail we repaired involved a large armouring project, the goal here was to stop the growth of a mud-pit – After fifteen years it was getting deep enough to throw Han Solo into.
The second project involved re-routing a section of RnR trail to avoid an expanding mud pit. This trail had been moved three times in thrice as many years, each movement only a meter up-slope at a time. HAFTA corrected the progressing jog by moving this section of RnR sufficiently up-slope. There was even a small bit of elevation to play with, which is pretty unusual for our forest.
Despite the mucky conditions the entire day was amazing and one of our more satisfying projects. We hope all the trail users enjoy the hard work done by our volunteers.
Did you know the first Saturday of every May marks an annual Womens MTB Day?
If you’re a women who’s interested in rolling up their sleeves to volunteer for the creation and maintenance of trails then our event tomorrow (http://hafta.ca/schedule/) might be a good place to get started.
While tomorrow’s event won’t have a womens-only aspect, it’s not because we’ve forgotten people can feel awkward and even unwelcome when they’re in the minority. We also think it’d be unfortunate if people are missing out on doing something they’d like to because of that scenario.
That’s why HAFTA is happy to do what it can in welcoming women getting involved with supporting awesome trails and wants to recognize those who’ve already made the leap and are out there getting it done!