Squamish Dirtbikers will receive about $13,500

The money will go to improvements on the Lava Flow Trail

A cash injection may help Squamish riders improve a local trail.

The province is giving the Squamish Dirt Bike Association a $13,596 grant to expand the Lava Flow Trail parking lot, add a pit toilet and construct an information kiosk.

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These amenities will go to serving the increase in visitors at the site.

This cash infusion was part of a $200,000 chunk of cash given to various outdoor clubs throughout B.C. to support off-road recreation and enhance tourism.

The money comes from the provincial Off-Road Vehicle Trail Fund.

Clubs hoping for cash can send their applications for the next round of funding in early 2020. At least $200,000 will be available.

Representatives from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, the British Columbia Snowmobile Federation, the British Columbia Off-Road Motorcycle Association and ATVBC evaluated 28 applications before making the final decisions.

Established in 2017, the Off-Road Vehicle Trail Fund is funded from a portion of registration fees collected under the Off Road Vehicle Act by ICBC. The fund is administered by the ministry’s Recreation Sites and Trails Branch.

 

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