The vast majority of the Cumberland Trail Network is on private industrial forest lands, with the remainder of trails on forest/watershed and/or park lands owned by the Village of Cumberland. The land owners have agreed to allow for trail building and trail use on these lands, but under the expectation of certain rules, requirements and processes including solid management plans and sufficient insurance coverages. After years of discussions and advocacy by UROC, the Cumberland Forest Trails agreement (the “Agreement”), a first of its kind agreement established by the United Riders of Cumberland (UROC) and the land owners in 2016, created a unique solution that allows the public to recreate on private industrial lands that had been previously closed to recreational use.
We did it! The Climbing trail is complete and open for use.
The United Riders of Cumberland (UROC) completed the five-kilometre climbing (ascent only) trail, which allows users to access the upper part of the trail network without having to travel on resource roads.
Early March, we held our 2020 AGM, at which we enjoyed a presentation by UROC president, Evan Loveless, about the accomplishments of the previous year and what we can look forward to in the coming year. We said goodbye and thank you to two of our long-standing board members, Mike Manara and Ally Greer, and welcomed aboard two new members, Mike Tunnah and Adam Silverstein. After the formalities, we socialized with our community over CBC beer. The AGM was our best attended yet, and the energy in the room built upon our passion and motivation for accomplishing our goals for 2020.