HAFTA trails (Halton Region Britton Complex) reopen May 22nd
Closed on April 4th due to COVID-19, the forest tracts that contain our single-track have just been reopened!
A few items:
- If you missed the trails, then be sure to support our trail association by buying a membership. Memberships help keep the single-track maintained, community represented and our work insured.
- We’ve got the trails all ready to go! A handful of Captains and execs were given permission to remove the major debris and hazardous dead-fall during the past week – Job done.
- Access to Hilton Falls trail network is now through online reservation only – Caution tape should be in place where our trails meet theirs. Fencing is going to be put up by Conservation Halton soon. Please do not access Hilton Falls property from the Regional forest. Don’t trespass.
- Your single-track experience won’t be like it was before COVID-19. Take your time and follow COVID-19 etiquette: Try not to “pass off” other people by entering their 2m of space. On single-track this means you will have to communicate. Giving each other room is a mutually beneficial act, but remember neither of you has some command over the other. Try and figure out what the polite thing is and do it.
- If you have a symptom then follow public health protocols and stay home. Even without symptoms, people can make others sick even; so 2m always!
- No spitting or snot rockets on trail, if you have allergies or swallow a bug then find another way to deal with it.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with your elbow or tissue.
- Bring hand sanitizer and keep your hands clean for your own sake and others.
- Please don’t park at Woodbine Mohawk Racetrack; it’s closed and security will ticket you. Let’s not burn our bridge with them, they’ve been great at allowing us to use their lot for all these years. Parking on fourth line or side-road ten is the easiest, but you must follow all parking bylaws. Park as far onto the shoulder as possible. Don’t speed past parked cars, watch for children and dogs. Please do not obstruct gates/ambulance access to the forest by parking in front of the forest gates. Don’t park on the side of sixth line.
- Please don’t congregate or create group rides/hikes. If identified as a place of social gathering any spot might get shut down; as has happened elsewhere in the province.
Okay, we hope everybody knows most of this…
Please follow signage, respect property lines, exercise patience and use politeness out there.
Please go enjoy the trails,
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