Mount Strachan Access by Bike
Hi, I was just curious about the cycling laws in Cypress provincial park. I was planning on taking my road (cx) bike up to cypress mountain, and riding on the ski run service roads up to the top of the highest chairlift on Mount Strachan, and want to know how legal that is. The laws on the park website state that "Bikes are not permitted on any trails within the park. Bicycles must keep to roadways." First of all, the ski lift service roads do not exist on the park maps as trails or roadways, but are clearly service roads up to the ski lifts on google satellite. Seeing that staff take motorized vehicles on those roads to service the runs, it should be considered a roadway, and road bikes shouldn't necessarily be restricted on those roadways as a much less environmentally damaging form of transportation (than a service vehicle). I don't see why bikes should be prohibited on those service roads, but am wondering if anyone has an information, or an input on this topic. I know some trails have signs that say no mountain biking, but those are for dangerous places that cyclists and/or hikers could be put in danger if someone was using a bike.