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  1. taylorericjohn

    taylorericjohn ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Way to go OFTR team. Member dollars hard at work!
  2. Vagabond

    Vagabond ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Anyone ride this trail in last couple of years - what's it like?
  3. 3BeeJay3

    3BeeJay3 ODSC Past President

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    Keep in mind that this is a pilot project.
    We needed to start somewhere & going with blue plated only was the best approach for this project. All parties involved felt that this would be the best way to manage this at this time.
    The goal is to use the pilot project to possibly build a bigger network in the future, which would include green plates.
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  4. michel mondou

    michel mondou ODSC President

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    This is very good news, hopefully we can secure more agreements like this to ride in more places! Thank you OFTR for the hard work.

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  5. randlet

    randlet ODSC-OFTR Member

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    It's all straight (got to remember it's a rail line!) two track, a combination of dirt/grass and crushed gravel through farmers fields and a couple of small villages. No water crossings other than the odd large puddle. Easily doable by any size adv bike. It's not challenging but it's a still a very nice route. Posted 50kph speed limits everywhere IIRC.
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  6. randlet

    randlet ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Did the Port Elgin to Paisley branch tonight. Saw another OFTR member out there on a big GS having a good time :)

    Pretty great to have some legal trails on my doorstep now!

    Couple of pics attached for those curious what the trail looks like.

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  7. Candubrain

    Candubrain ODSC-OFTR Member

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    That was probably me
    brian
  8. randlet

    randlet ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Nice to see you out there :)
  9. Candubrain

    Candubrain ODSC-OFTR Member

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    At least I think it was me.....lol

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  10. randlet

    randlet ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Can't imagine there's too many other BMW's out on the trails around here! :D
  11. Candubrain

    Candubrain ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Will we have access to the trail again for 2019? My understanding is that this is a pilot project
  12. michel mondou

    michel mondou ODSC President

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    The press release was issued on July 27th 2018 and stated the pilot project was for one year. So we should be good to ride the rail trail in the early part of the season. It is hoped we can extend the agreement; the signage put up was permanent...

    I haven't personally ridden this yet, I better check it out when spring comes.
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  13. Candubrain

    Candubrain ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Thanks, Its the only option I have to ride in my area, as far as I know.
  14. Phil

    Phil ODSC-OFTR Member

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    If youre in kincardine there are are lots of option on the bruce peninsula for the big adv bikes.

    Phil
  15. Candubrain

    Candubrain ODSC-OFTR Member

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    I've run up that way and tried a couple, but I really don't know what is private and what is okay to run. I'm also slightly cautious as I'm on 90-10 tires and riding solo.

    Dp you ride with Mason?
  16. Chef

    Chef ODSC Executive

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    Yes, we should..... Bruce county is looking to sign again. Likely a longer term.

    K
  17. michel mondou

    michel mondou ODSC President

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    Good news from the OFTR: the agreement to use the Bruce County rail trail has been extended by 5 years to November 30, 2024. Please keep in mind this agreement covers only blue plated street legal bikes and you must be OFTR member to ride on it. Also, this is a multi use trail, so please respect speed limits and other users who may be on foot, bicycle, atv, etc.

    here's the map and web link: https://www.brucecountytrails.com/d...il.pdf?phpMyAdmin=63Xh8p8IMblK5PrBAC8oXjXKIza

    Looking forward to ride this in the spring to check it out. We'll have to organize a ride out that way when the weather warms up.


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  18. johninkincardine

    johninkincardine ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Great work OFTR. Need to expand into Grey County now.:)
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  19. Underdog

    Underdog Limited User

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    YES sign me up!!! I heard about this a while ago...cant wait to check it out
  20. ayorke1

    ayorke1 ODSC-OFTR Member

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    For those that have ridden this line before, how long would it take to ride end to end realistically? Looks to be around 100kms or less. I'm not from the area but would be interested in something new. Thanks