The Fort Chip Youth Cycling Program (FCXC) continues to remain very active in Fort Chipewyan.
The group started in 2019 thanks to some funding from Mikisew Cree First Nation, Fort Chipewyan Metis Association and Athabasca Chipewyan, and with support from Greenplanet Energy Analytics.
New bikes were purchased and brought into the community and riding clinics have been offered to any youth interested. What started as riding on local trails has now expanded to designing and building a bike park in the centre of Allison Bay, a community north of Fort Chipewyan, Alberta. The park area is on rocky terrain among the trees with lots of elevation changes – a great spot to learn mountain biking.
With some help from Mikisew Public Works and Greenplanet Energy Analytics, there have been crews out clearing and cleaning up the area. And, they are now in the process of building ramps, bridges and jumps.
The local kids, and the adults, are enjoying learning new skills and the club is looking forward to continuing to expand on the bike park.