Through the Province of BC's Targeted Regional Tourism Development Initiative Fund (TRTDI), which Northern BC Tourism Association is managing and distributing, money was invested in the Tumbler Ridge Pump Track, which opened in July 2020.
This looped and bermed paved track is the first of its kind in Northeast BC and offers a low-impact activity that is accessible to participants of virtually all demographics. The development of this pump track supports ongoing development of world-class mountain biking in Tumbler Ridge, as well as providing a central gathering place and important amenity for the local community.
The funding for this project is part of a larger allotment of funding to mountain bike clubs and associations throughout Northern BC, which is meant to elevate the mountain biking experience in the region through infrastructure, trail and signage upgrades at mountain bike trail networks throughout the region. Develop signage at multiple mountain biking locations that link the different trail networks together and create a more cohesive visitor experience.
These projects directly supports actions in both the Northwest and Northeast Destination Development Plan by building on the provincial mountain biking sector work and the Northern BC Mountain Bike Strategy that have been completed to further develop mountain biking in areas of Northern BC that have the attributes that would make them competitive.