Name the new addition to local mountain bike trail stock

In gestation for three years — longer than an elephant’s pregnancy — the newest member in the family of mountain bike trails in the Smallwood Creek Zone is about to be born.

Drs. Mark Holt and Joel McBurney

Drs. Mark Holt and Joel McBurney

In gestation for three years — longer than an elephant’s pregnancy — the newest member in the family of mountain bike trails in the Smallwood Creek Zone is about to be born.

It’s been a difficult pulaski, mattock and chainsaw delivery but thanks to Drs. McBurney and Holt, Nurse Swanson and the Sentinel Unit Crew birth attendants, this little darling is almost ready to be ridden.

With birth imminent, the new baby is going to need a name. So the proud parents, the Nelson and District Credit Union and Nelson Cycling Club are asking mountain bikers to Name that Trail. This sweet little trail has five older siblings: Smallwood, Bigwood, Crow’s Nest, Antler and little Sweet Sally. May this guide your vision in conceiving a fitting name that is funky, funny or factual.

Entering your choice of a trail name is easy. Just stop by Sacred Ride, Gerick Cycle and Ski, Boomtown Sports or NDCU Nelson branch, until the Fat Tire Fest, August 26-28 weekend, and enter your best name in the jar. Five potential names will be selected by a panel, and the winner will be chosen by all riders attending the inaugural ride taking place on a date TBA.

If your name is chosen, you’ll receive a $200 gift certificate compliments of Nelson and District Credit Union for the bike store of your choice. All entries will be entered into a random draw for a $50 gift certificate.