Letter: Bumpy ride for Kamloops cyclists

Editor:

I rode my bike from Pioneer Park to Black Pines and back.

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I used the following route: Overlanders Bridge, Schubert Drive, Westsyde Road, Bank Road, then back onto Westsyde Road for the remainder of the ride to Black Pines.

The Schubert Drive bike/walking path is a disgrace, particularly toward the north end, approaching the Halston Connector.

Tree roots growing under the asphalt are causing large cracks and frost heave-like conditions, which is very dangerous for cyclists and pedestrians.

As for the bike/walking path on the east side of Westsyde Road, there are cracks right across the surface of the path about every six metres — closer together in some places — making for a most uncomfortable ride on a road bike that lacks any suspension and has high-pressure tires.

I’m convinced the pro riders competing over the cobblestone sections of the Paris-Roubaix bike race in France have a smoother ride.

We hear a lot about getting folks out of their cars and onto bikes for commuting and recreational exercise, while doing their bit toward improving the air we breathe.

However, with second-rate paths on which to ride, it’s little wonder it’s a hard sell.

Chris Jones
Kamloops

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