AEF's first Trail Safety Day for multi-use trails will run July 15 in Canmore, Alta. Those in the area are invited to come out, share information and provide support for safe trail use and etiquette.
The Canmore event will be the first of three Trail Safety Days planned this summer in AEF's Share the Trails program. The day will be a collaboration between AEF and the Bow Valley Riding Association, Canmore and Area Mountain Biking Association (CAMBA), Alpine Club of Canada, Ski Uphill, and Rundle Riders Therapeutic Riding Association.
Trail Safety Days are part of three trail use projects currently underway to promote responsible and sustainable trail use, unite equestrian trail groups, and educate equestrian and non-equestrian trail users on safely sharing public and multi-use trails.
To promote safety for all users of multi-use trails, AEF has put up numerous trail signs encouraging bikers and hikers to watch for and yield to horses. If you know of a trail that would benefit from this signage, please contact [email protected].
Watch for a conference coming in September to initiate collaboration between equestrian trail user groups, discussing trail use and planning. Those interested in participating are encouraged to contact AEF. For more information on the AEF trail use initiatives program, or if you're interested in assisting, please contact [email protected].