Olivia Harris stands on a bridge on the new Schacher Trail

Schacher Trail’s second phase complete

Phase 2 of the Golden Cycling Club’s Schacher Trail is officially open.

Phase 2 of the Golden Cycling Club’s Schacher Trail is officially open two years after Sean Schacher, for whom the trail is named, passed away.

The second part of the three-phase trail takes riders further up Mt. 7, with the final completed trail set to connect the town of Golden with the paraglide launch site. It’s estimated that the entire trail will be 12 kilometres when it is finally complete.

“For the club to have an up track that will eventually (with the completion of phase 3 next year) take you all the way from town to the Mt. 7 launch site is the realization of a long time vision and should reinvigorate Mt. 7 riding for both uphill and downhill riding,” said Jeremy Harris, president of the Golden Cycling Club. “The trail should be an epic up and down track so as a rider I am really looking forward to the day when it is finished.”

Harris and Schacher had discussed the need for a climbing trail from town to the Mt. 7 launch site for many years in order for bikers to avoid the long, boring and heavily trafficked road to the top.

Following Schacher’s sudden passing, Harris reignited the idea and started to raise funds for the Schacher Trail with an appearance in the 2014 Single Track 6 event.

Phase 2 of The Schacher will get its first major trial run later this month when it is used as part of this year’s Single Track 6 race.

 

 

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