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Fundraiser set for Finn Hill mountain bike trail project

Sault Cycling Club says it is getting close to reaching its $150,000 goal
Sault Cycling Club says trail builder will be back to complete project early in the summer.

The Sault Cycling Club is inviting the community to join them in bringing safe and accessible mountain biking to the urban core of Sault Ste. Marie.

The club will hold a fundraiser dinner on Friday, April 28, at Algoma’s Water Tower Inn to support the Finn Hill Mountain Bike Trail Project.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner 6:30 p.m.

The event offers a fun night out in support of local trail development, the club says.

Enjoy a family style dinner of mixed green salad, rotisserie chicken, seasonal vegetable, roasted redskin potatoes, rolls and butter, seasonal panna cotta and Starbucks coffee and tea.

You can check out the silent auction, show your skills at special games, hear what guest speakers have to say and let loose on the dance floor with live music by Greg Callaghan.

A cash bar is also available.

If you have a group of 10, table reservations can be made.

Tickets are adults (13 and up) $50 per person, children (12 and under) $25 per person, available at this link.

In 2020, the Sault Cycling Club set out to raise $150,000 to hire professional trail builders to design and build their first mountain biking trail on city owned property.

The goal is to support ongoing efforts to make the city more cycling friendly, and to provide residents with access to greenspace within the urban core and enhance mobility options for all members of the community – in all seasons, the club said in a news release.

Besides offering an inclusive mountain biking experience for all levels of cyclists, the trail will be accessible for year-round use, including winter cycling.

The project is under way with professional trail builders, Transitions Bike Parks Inc. (TBP) from Kitchener.

Ground was broken last fall and the initial phase of clearing the trail has been completed. TBP will return early this summer to complete the project.

The club is planning a grand opening event to coincide with the trail’s completion.

With contributions from the community, the club says it has raised just over $105,000 along with many donations of materials for the project. They are nearly at their fundraising goal.

The club still welcomes trail and feature sponsors.

To view a list of sponsors, visit the project page here

For questions regarding the fundraising event or the project, email [email protected]


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