Brandon Plewes, president of the South Cariboo Track and Trail Dirt bike Association, said the association wanted to give youth a place to go and stay out of trouble.

A new motocross track for 100 Mile House

The grand opening is aimed for the end of May.

100 Mile House will no longer be without a motocross track.

The community has been without a track for more than two decades, but construction of the new one is underway. The track will be located in the old track location at the 99 Mile Snowmobile Club grounds.

“I started a motion for a new track about a year ago,” says Brandon Plewes, president of the South Cariboo Track and Trail Dirt Bike Association. “It has taken that time to get all of the legalities finalized and now we are finally building it.”

Plewes says the association has received an immense amount of support from the community to get the track built.

“Many businesses have helped with funding the track, but also supplied the equipment we need to make it happen,” he says.

The association wanted to give youth a place to go that keeps them out of trouble. Plewes says that is what drove them to make the track happen.

“When we came up with the idea, it was more about what we could do to help the community and help the youth,” he said. “The founding members are all very passionate about the sport and we all grew up riding dirt bikes.”

Plewes added that a new track will give families and younger generations something to look forward to.

The track is going to consist of three different phases, the first being a motocross track, which will include a pee-wee section.

“Our biggest focus is the safety of the track. We want everybody to be able to enjoy it and want to come back.”

The second phase is going to be an enduro cross track. The enduro cross track is more technical. It’s obstacle-based. Those obstacles could include tires, rocks or logs to manoeuvre around while riding the track.

Its third and final phase will be a trail system that is going to be mapped and signed.

“We are going to have formal mapping and signage within the trails adjacent to the track,” Plewes said. “Whether you are a visitor or local rider, you will know what trails are good for the family and what ones are for more experienced riders.”

Plewes adds that they are aiming to have the track officially open for riding by the end of May. Membership prices will be finalized in the coming week.

“None of this would be possible if it wasn’t for all of the support we have received. The association would like to thank everybody who has helped,” said Plewes. “We are excited to finally have motocross back in 100 Mile.”

For more information, visit their Facebook page: South Cariboo Track and Trail Dirtbike Association.


newsroom@100milefreepress.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

From the archives of the 100 Mile Free Press

29 Years Ago (1990): Starting on Sept. 1, smokers had better checked… Continue reading

Cow Moose Sign founder wants LEH for antlerless moose hunt in B.C. stopped

“Shooting a cow moose — it’s just not the right thing to do, especially in this region”

Cost-free adult crafting classes come to the South Cariboo this September

‘What I want to promote is a group having fun, something to come to that doesn’t cost them’

What was your favourite part of the Summer Reading Club at the library?

Pawan Nijjar 100 Mile House “The crafts and the prizes we got… Continue reading

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. VIEWS: Pipelines set to roll as federal politicians posture

Projects to drive B.C., Canadian economy in years ahead

B.C. Lions fall to 1-9 after 13-10 loss to Ticats

Lowly Leos have dropped six straight CFL contests

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. man who died after rescuing swimmer was known for helping others

Shaun Nugent described as a dad, a coach, a hero and ‘stand-up guy’ at celebration of life

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Racist confrontation in Richmond parking lot caught on camera

Woman can be heard yelling racial slurs, swear words at woman in apparent parking dispute

Most Read