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Trail Bike Rodeo Event – May 2019

In Trail the RCMP detachment participated in a Bike Rodeo and shared it with us. Kudos to them for doing this. It would be nice if our detachment and staff had the resources to put one on here: I keep seeing people riding without regard for safety or the law.

Grand Forks is the first place I ever noticed people riding their bicycles on the wrong side of the street and I still encounter this. I’ve even seen parents teaching their little children to do that and I have to resist the urge to yell at them and ask what happens when your kid, doing it wrong, encounters another kid doing it correctly? And there’s a curb on one side and traffic on the other? Whose kid will get hurt and whose fault will that be?

Okay – that’s enough ranting on my part. Here’s the post that Sgt. Mike Wicentowich from the Trail detachment shared with us.

On Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 10:00 am to 12:00 am the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP participated in the Trail Bike Rodeo Event that took place at the Trail Memorial Arena, in Trail, BC. 

Approximately 60 youth participated in the event in which they could show off their biking handling skills to two RCMP officers.   Constable Mike Flewelling and Constable Ben Smith were kept running all morning as they guided each youth through the obstacle course and course challenges.  Both officers did an outstanding job from setting up the event to working with each youth to improve their understanding of biking safety rules.  Each participant received a certificate of completion at the end of the course.  The youths could also have a mechanical inspection on their bikes and have their helmets properly fitted thanks to Gerick Sports.  Additionally, 2 youth won new bikes amongst other prizes given away at the event by sponsors.

The Trail and Greater District Detachment would like to thank its partners in the event which included:
Trail Park and Recreation
West Kootenay Brain Injury Association
Gerick Sports

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Riding After Dark Risky Without Reflective Clothing


At approximately 8:23 pm on September 30, 2014, there was an accident at the intersection of Glover Road and Highway 3B in downtown Trail where a cyclist was struck by a vehicle. The cyclist was flown to Kelowna Hospital for treatment and is currently in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

The accident is still under investigation, however, the accident occurred after sunset and the cyclist was not wearing any reflective gear and there were no lights on the bike. This may have been a contributing factor in the accident.

Police would like to remind cyclists to use lights and reflective gear after dark to ensure they are visible to motorists.

Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Salmo-Creston


On the 29 August 2014 at 4 p.m. the West Kootenay Traffic Services and Salmo RCMP attended a single motorcycle crash 4 km. west of the top of the Salmo Creston. A 57 year old Alberta male was travelling west bound on Highway 3 proceeding into a gradual left hand curve when he drove onto the gravel shoulder and then into the ditch area. The driver lost control of his bike at this point and was ejected from the motorcycle. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Alcohol and speed are not a factor in this crash.
The BC Coroner and West Kootenay Traffic Services are investigating this tragic crash.

Clara Hughes and her Big Ride Comes to Grand Forks

This afternoon one of Canada’s premiere Olympic athletes, Clara Hughes, came to town.

Tied with Cindy Klassen for the most Olympic medals won by a Canadian, the only person to win multiple medals in both the Winter and Summer Olympics, Officer of the Order of Canada – Clara isn’t content with resting on her laurels. She’s involved in humanitarian causes and doesn’t shirk from putting in effort in addition to adding her name.

This time she’s involved with Bell Canada bringing Clara’s Big Ride to town. That’s part of the Bell Let’s Talk campaign to open up the discussion on Mental Health issues and reduce the stigma associated with it. Having Clara Hughes speak about how it has affected her personally is helping convince others to also share their experiences and stories. And Talk about it.

Bell Canada is sponsoring this 110 day journey across this country of ours. Also sponsoring are Canadian Tire, BMO, Cisco, President’s Choice, Aimia, Lundbeck Canada and Samsung.

Watch the event below.