VIDEO: Positive Reviews for Proposed Off-Road Cycling in Windsor

It was standing room only at the Malden Park Visitors Centre on Tuesday.

The city held a public meeting to outline plans for two off-road cycling tracks which can be used for both cyclists and joggers.

The first is a single track at Malden Park and the second is an engineered pump track course in Little River Corridor Park.

"I think the city's taking everything in the right direction for everybody, the cyclists, the runners, for the whole community," says long-time cyclist Stephen Marion. "It's nice to see everything moving forward."

He says he will not have to leave to city when the tracks are completed.

"As a cyclist I don't have to drive an hour and a half to leave the country, the city, I can keep my money in town now and enjoy my city a little bit more." 


Residents hear ideas for proposed off-road cycling tracks in Windsor, April 30, 2019 (Photo by AM800's Rob Hindi)

Murray Paddon started to run regularly the last couple of years and says he understands why some concerns were raised about cyclists and runners using the same track but he thinks it will all work out.

"I don't have any real concerns there, common courtesy amongst everybody I think will solve almost all problems," says Paddon.   

The city is working with the International Mountain Bicycling Association and spokesperson Justin Truelove says some track features include dirt jumps, wooden jumps and boulders.  

He says he's working on final plans before bringing it back to city council.

Council has set aside $500,000 for the tracks.