Why we are starting a week later?
We've had a late spring thaw this year, and with plenty of snow in the hills still and rain in the air, it's a cooler spring, so why are we starting Single Track Summer School a week later than originally posted?
Well, with wet trails comes the potential for long term damage. We're fair weather riders in the Okanagan and we are the first to admit it. Both Cindy and I have done lots of riding on the coast, where you look out the window and say "Yep, it's still raining, let's go ride."
In Vernon, it's a dry (partial desert) climate and when it rains, the puddles come out to play!
When we ride around the mud puddles it widens the trails, when we ride through the mud the ruts will remain once the puddle dries out. To keep the trails in good shape and prevent erosion of the trails, we (Okanagan Bike Skills) decided to wait a week and let the trails dry out a bit, and well, we'll all still have a great time on our bikes once the weather warms and we're swooshing down the trail on our bikes!
Julie and Cindy