Mountain biking is one of those things that is growing more and more popular everywhere. But here in Thunder Bay, it’s a sport that has especially seen some rapid development in the last few years, and will see even more this summer. 

On Saturday May 13th, the Black Sheep Mountain Biking Club celebrated the strong community of bikers in Thunder Bay and fundraised for some of the amazing developments that will happen this year. Trails and Ales, an event hosted at the Sleeping Giant Brewery and sponsored by many local shops, brought all adventure-enthusiasts together to learn what they can expect to see happen with the ever-growing trail system in the Current River area. With new parking lots, wider and more sprawling trails, and a bike washing station, the event gave the community lots to look forward to over the next few months – and recruited some new club members to help with all the work while they were at it.

With the help of a government grant and lots of support from the City of Thunder Bay, Black Sheep is working hard to make mountain biking more accessible and inviting to all. Trails are officially dry enough to ride, and the Club is ready to get to work to improve the biking scene in town. Look out for an article in an upcoming issue to learn more about all that the Club will be working on this season. 

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