I mean really, they might get some extra beer money out of this endeavor but probably not. I think @brightwhite nailed it as far as costs go. You’d be crazy to think charging money to ride a trail in NS would be a “business” to make a living from.
I’m glad they have lowered the price, $5 is more in line with what they have traditionally had to offer. I stopped riding there last year when the $10 fee came in to effect. I mean the trails are fun and all, but they are fairly short and there were some things on the trails that were falling to neglect.
I really hope they step up to the plate this year, fix the rickety old rotting bridges and any new trails they put in are well thought out and well constructed, so that people feel like they are getting an awesome experience for their money. I think the goal would be to have people to feel guilty for not paying after experiencing the trails. Like the experience I had in Fredericton this winter. I felt compelled to buy a membership ($25 suggested for the winter) after having such a great time on the trails that obviously had so much time and effort put into them.