Dagmar North Project Soon To Be a Reality for Mountain Bikers
MP O’Toole Announces $20,000 federal funding from National Recreational Trails Program to the Durham Mountain Biking Association
Uxbridge – Families, residents and visitors from the Durham mountain-biking community will soon benefit from the Dagmar North Trail Project thanks to federal investment in recreational trails from coast to coast.
Canada has a vast network of recreational trails, which allow Canadians to experience the outdoors and appreciate this country’s natural beauty. Thanks to a partnership between the Government of Canada and the National Trails Coalition, $10 million has been made available between 2014 and 2016 to help expand and improve snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle, off-road motorcycle and non-motorized recreational trails across Canada.
The Dagmar North Trail Project is the result of a successful partnership between the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and the Durham Mountain Biking Association (DMBA). The trails are being built on land owned by the TRCA, in Uxbridge just north of the Uxbridge/Pickering Town Line. The DMBA has matched the federal contribution of $20,000 and will also supply $30,000 of volunteer labour from their members.
Today’s announcement is just one of many examples of supported projects that will positively impact Canadian communities. Projects like the Dagmar North Trail will contribute to ensuring access to Canada’s unique scenery while generating economic growth and creating jobs.
“Investment into this particular project will not only provide Durham residents with more options to enjoy the great outdoors and the beautiful terrain that our region has to offer, but it will provide opportunity to host revenue generating events to allow the Dagmar North Trail to be self-sustainable. This new trail will help maintain our reputation as the Trail Capital of Canada.” – Hon. Erin O’Toole, Member of Parliament for Durham.
“This funding will allow for the construction of 8 kilometres of new trail for our community to enjoy. When the new network of single-track trails is complete, it will connect Durham Forest to the North and Glen Major Forest to the West. This is fantastic news for our 550 member organization that represents the local mountain biking community.” – John Fisher, Treasurer, Durham Mountain Biking Association
To learn more about the National Recreational Trails Program, visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/prog/nrtp-psrn-eng.html
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