Finishing the Vision
Recipient: Burns Lake Mountain Biking Association
Areas: Burns Lake and Southside
Sectors: Community Infrastructure
Strategy: Tourism-Recreational Infrastructure
Description: This project first came to NKDF in November 2005 and was approved for $3,360 to assist with the completion of the planning and assessment. That part of the project was completed in May 2006 with the help of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). The proponent, Burns Lake Mountain Bike Association, was incorporated as a non-profit in August 2006. Through an impressive mix of funding, volunteer time, donated labour, equipment, materials and supplies, public recognition, and political will, the stakeholders have completed Phase I of the project and were funded a second grant in the amount of $50,000 to assist with furthering the development of a mountain bike park. This approval, in the amount of $13,953, is to construct an additional trail, increasing the park's attractiveness to a variety of bikers.