Harvesting at South Canoe this Winter

Active harvesting will occur this winter around the South Canoe trails, tentatively starting December 11th for about 4 weeks.
 
Harvesting near the trails will be at a blow-down salvage block at 4 km, which is where the access road into KC and Lumpy leaves the main East Canoe Creek FSR.
 
There will also be harvesting of a blow-down block just to the North of Mo Betta Mo Buddah.
 

Active work sites signs will be in place on the road and blocks and the public is asked not to enter these areas. Harvesting and log hauling will continue through to the end of January. 

Users of the parking lot at the bottom of South Canoe trails road system trails  and on the East Canoe Creek FSR should expect industrial logging traffic daily Monday – Friday from 4 am to 6 pm.  Anyone parking at the South Canoe parking lot should ensure they leave adequate space for logging trucks to stop and chain up during this period.

Meeting Minutes, Agendas, and Club Bylaws Now Available Online

ShuswapBike.com has a few new webpages to share with you. 

Starting with meetings from 2017, we are posting our agendas and minutes on our Meetings page. You can find this link in the menu under About Us, or on the right under the list of Favourite links.

The minutes from the recent general meeting November 2nd are available on this page. You can also view the PDF here

We have also posted our Club Bylaws online. Here you will find the finer details of how the club operates. This link is also under the About Us menu. 

CANCELLED – Slammin’ Arm Cyclocross Race

 

Unfortunately the weather has not cooperated. All the snow we received over the last 2 days will not make it feasible to layout a proper course for this weekends race. We have made the decision to cancel the race. 

The Bad:
Rather than re-schedule and risk a second snowfall we have made the extremely difficult call to cancel finals for this year. Overall series standings will be determined by those races that have already taken place.

The Good:
As a consolation, there will be an alternative cyclocross themed ride and potluck this Sunday in Kelowna for all who are able to attend. They will also be doing a simple bell ceremony for those who placed in top 3 in overall standings. Check out the Interior Cyclocross FB page for more details.

Trail Closure and Logging Traffic on Rubberhead

The top section of Upper Supermans at Rubberhead (the very top part that most people don’t ride) will be closed until approximately the end of November. Access is still possible from the 2nd to top entrance. Lichen traverse is also closed. The logging does not affect the trail, but they will be using the access road and have closed the road and trail as a safety precaution.

Canoe Forest Products have placed signs on the closed trails, and on the roads at the active sites. They ask the public to not enter these areas and respect the trail and road closures. 

Harvesting and log hauling will continue through to the end of November. Expect industrial logging traffic on the main FSR 110 road daily Monday – Friday from 4am to 6pm.

Youth Race Series Wraps Up in Style!

Well done to all the riders that participated in the Skookum Youth Race Series this year. The last race of the series was the prestigious downhill, with 17 riders testing their speed on Flying Nun!

Thanks to Skookum for organizing the rides and the BBQ. Also a big thanks to the parents that helped coach and ride with the kids. 

Congratulations to all the riders on some amazing riding and fantastic spirit. Here are the overall results and winners for each category. See you next year and Happy Trails.

Category A: Ella Mills
Category B: Jayda Meerza
Category C: Lydia and Brighton Irwin

Skookum Youth Ride Race Series Starting Up

Over the next four weeks Skookum will be hosting the Youth Race Series. Each Tuesday in September there is a different race; Cross Country, Orienteering, Team Enduro and Downhill.

Groups are based on riding ability and each week racers ‘earn points.

After the last race there will be a BBQ and door prizes.

First Race is a Cross Country at Park Hill. We will have a few loops set up for the race. Meet at parking lot, bottom of Park Hill Rd, ready to roll at 5:30.

As always bring WATER: please come prepared to have a drink.
If this is your first ride with us, no problem, come out for a fun ride.
If you haven’t already signed a waiver, please print this one off and bring it with you.  

See you on the trails!

 

Salmon Arm Bike for Your Life Century Ride

An Invitation to Shuswap Cycling Club members:

We all love cycling in the Shuswap! You are invited to join in the fun of the Saturday, Sept. 16 Salmon Arm Bike for Your Life Century Ride – Salmon Arm’s Community Bike Ride since 1998.

Choose one of four local scenic routes: 10K, 35K, 75K or 100K. Each route will be well marked with Aid Stations, Mobile First Aid, friendly Volunteers, a Shuswap Lady Striders hosted BBQ Lunch at Blackburn Park, local Musicians and draw prizes.

Registration is quick and easy here. $30/Adult, $50/Family, Children under 18 years: $5.  Profits from this “all volunteers” fun and affordable event support the Second Harvest Food Bank and the Shuswap Trail Alliance: $24,000 since 2012.

Sat., Sept. 16 Bike for Your Life – Volunteer Help Wanted:

  • Blackburn Park Venue set up on Sept. 16: 6 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. and take down: 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Contact: Pat Danforth – danforthpat@gmail.com – Set up and takedown pop-up awnings, tables & chairs placed, help move other gear
    – Advance MUSCLE and TRUCK help with tent pick-up and/or tables and chairs for an hour or two would also be appreciated. Sept. 13 for pop up tents and Sept. 15 for tables and chairs. All are returned on Sept. 16.
  • Course Marshalls on routes on Sept. 16: – details to be confirmed. Contact: Roger Beardmore –  beardmore@telus.net (after Aug. 18)
  • Finish Line Celebration on Sept. 16 – two, 2.5 hours shifts: 9:30 ‘til 12 noon or 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. suggested. Contact: Pat Danforth – danforthpat@gmail.com (cheer on cyclists as they arrive back from their ride!)
    Shifts are 2 hours and begin at 9:00, 11:15 and 1:00
  • Route signs and bollards post ride pick up Sept. 163 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact: Roger Beardmore –  beardmore@telus.net (after Aug. 18) (4 routes to cover with pickup truck or car with trailer.

George – Ride 2017 chair and event publicity coordinator
250-832-9335