2515 St. John’s Army Cadets

On a cold, rainy Saturday in November the Avalon Mountain Bike Association (AMBA) was joined by members of the 2515 St. John’s Army Cadets to do some trail work in Pippy Park.  Interestingly, not only is doing community service part of the cadets mandate but they are also required to know how to ride a mountain bike!  Who knew?  This was a match made in heaven.

The cadets were a real pleasure to work with.  They worked hard and helped us cut back and clear a lot of trail.  Here are a couple of pictures of them hard at work:

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And this is what the trail looked like after they were done!

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As mentioned earlier, it was a cold and wet day.  We cleared trail all morning and then retreated to the parking lot for a BBQ.

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However, the Cadets brought their own box lunches and decided to eat those first.

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I don’t know what was in those boxes but it must have been pretty good.  Later, we were able to coax a few of them to choke down a burger or two.

As you can see on the following faces a little rain didn’t damper our spirits too much.

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After lunch it was time to go for a ride on the trails the cadets had just cleared.  Riding with a bunch of enthusiastic young people was a real joy.  Here is one face at the end of our ride.

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