Things keep happening in Langford!
On Tuesday, officials opened the Langford Gravity Zone and Nature Trails, an impressive and extensive trail system designed for hiking and biking.
According to the City of Langford, the trails make up just over 130-acres of land and includes nine trails with three expected to open by the end of the year.
In addition to the new trails, ground has been broken on the next phase of the Jordie Lunn Bike Park, which will be the construction of a Clubhouse building.
The building will be a community hub for park guests, intended to connect cycling enthusiasts of all ages and is expected to be completed in 2023. It will feature an outdoor patio, cantina, bike repair and rental shop, office space for Cycling Canada and Cycling BC and community meeting space.
In memory of their son Jordie Lunn, the Lunn Family has donated $150,000 from the proceeds of the Road2Recovery campaign to help fund the project.
“Whether residents want to hike, bike or just get outside and connect with nature in their own backyard, these trails will provide that opportunity,” said Langford Mayor Stew Young.
“This park is a one-of-a-kind park on Vancouver Island, and will attract visitors from around the world, supporting our local small businesses and tourism economy.”
Organizers say the trails, which were named by the trail building team, are for both mountain bikers and hikers and will have viewpoint lookouts and winding trails situated under massive tree canopies.
A video of the new Gravity Zone trail network: