Golden Cycling Club
The Golden Cycling Club (GCC) has recently completed the ‘Take It Easy’ trail which runs along the west side of the Columbia River.
This trail is approximately 3 km long and can be accessed either near the beginning of the ‘CBT Mainline’ trail or off Elk Road.
One of the more interesting aspects of this trail is the new vantage of the Columbia River.
Because it runs high along the bank, you are looking down on the river with Golden and the distant Rockies in the background.
While built by cyclists to further promote our sport, GCC encourages other non-motorized users to use this trail.
Originally conceived as a relatively gentle ride, it has morphed into something that is somewhat more challenging.
With the occasional steep drop along the Columbia, the trail demands users to be aware of their surroundings.
The name no longer entirely reflects its tricky nature; instead it carries a cautionary suggestion!
The trail was started with funding from the Resort Municipality Initiative last fall and completed this spring with the help of the Ministry of Natural Resource Operations. GCC is in the process of creating a loop of the ‘CBT Mainline’ trail and this trail is part of the first phase of this project.
GCC expects to complete the second phase this fall with another trail which is currently being constructed. The third and final phase is planned in 2013.