2018 Membership Sign-Up Now Available

Membership  registration for the Shuswap Cycling Society is now live on Zone4.ca

The Shuswap Cycling Society is the voice for cycling in the Shuswap.  Our mandate is to promote cycling through advocacy and hosting or assisting with community cycling events.  Our mandate also includes coordinating trail development and maintenance through partnership with the Trail Alliance and the CSRD.  

Last year we had over 250 members. The more cycling enthusiasts we have on board, the greater affect our combined voice can have. 

Family $25
Adult $15
Student $5
Child (5 and under) – free!

See you on the trails!

2nd Annual Jasper Fat Bike Race

The 2nd Annual Jasper Fat Bike Race is swiftly approaching, January 11-12. 

There are 3 events again for 2018:

– XC Short Course at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

– Ride with the Pros – group ride and fundraiser for JPCA

– XC Endurance Course 50k and 20k options

We invite you to attend. Come race, ride with us, or visit with others at the Summit.

Event website:
 http://frostythefatbike.com/2018

Facebook event:
 https://www.facebook.com/events/1920230881629440/

Two former female US National Fat Bike Champions (Ami Stewart and Emma Maaranen) will be there to compete on the course and engage in the Ride with the Pros event. The prize money is BIG and the views even bigger. So come enjoy Jasper In January.

Thank you for your support of this great event. We hope it will become a wonderful annual tradition for you and your Fat Biking customers to come and enjoy.

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