We have opened the front side of the trails. The back side is still closed at the main bridge that crosses Cherry Creek. You may enter the trails from Boys City Drive or Roy Street. DO NOT enter the trails from Pierceton Road.
We have a large tree down that has damaged the trail on the back side and we have alot of ruts and drainage to fix as well. We will be out Friday morning to start to work on these sections.
KCV Cycling would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks to trail users who pay attention to our posts and trail statuses. However, it has come to our attention that some users think our statuses don’t apply to them, this can either be cyclists or foot traffic. When we close the trail we do it to protect our gift of land use by the property owner. Winona Lake Trails is not part of the Town of Winona Lake, City of Warsaw or any parks department. It is private property, and we all get the benefits of it because of very gracious land owners. Please respect that, as the trails can be taken away from us to never be used again. KCV Cycling are the stewards for the trails and we have promised to keep them in tip top shape for all users. This means occasionally closing them down. If you know the trail is closed and you see anyone using them, please ask them politely to leave and educate them why it is harmful to be on the trails while they are closed. If you are a regular reader of our website, you understand the basics for why they are closed when wet.
- Riding around wet spots and widening the trail is bad and kills vegetation needed to help prevent erosion.
- Sometimes the trails need to be closed to keep users safe from unsafe trail conditions.
- Creating ruts, not only damages the trail, but creates unnecessary erosion.
- Volunteers spend countless hours on the trail keeping them groomed and fixing damage done from storms. We don’t want to fix trails from users destroying the trail. We want to ride too and can’t because we are fixing the trails.
OFF OUR SOAP BOX
If you want to be a part of our crew that helps maintain our trails please use our contact us page and we will add you to our list.