Cyclists on the epic course negotiate the muddy trail in today's Campbell River leg of the BC Bike Race held in the Snowden Forest.

Snowden bike trails need time to recover

The BC Bike Race’s Campbell River leg had 500 riders from all over the world participating

The BC Bike Race’s Campbell River leg had 500 riders from all over the world participating.

However, the numbers of riders and the weather have caused considerable damage to the trails in the Snowden Forest. The River City Cycle Club, who are the stewards for the Snowden trails have requested that the mountain biking public do not use the Snowden Forest trails for several days until they have had a chance to dry out and repair.

For more information on the Snowden trails go to www.rivercitycycle.ca.