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Go By Bike Week

GoByBike runs Sept. 28 – Oct. 4, 2020.
Register Now, FREE!

It was with a heavy heart that GoByBike BC Society had to postpone the last Spring Bike to Work & School Week event due to COVID-19; but GoByBike will take place September 28 to October 4, 2020!! Participants can register NOW in the NEW GoByBike Website and LogMyRide Application!

This year, any ride counts! Anytime you GoByBike, you can log your trips online and you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win 1 of many great prizes, including an Exodus Travels Cycling Trip for 2 to Portugal, $50 Visa Gift Cards, and more!

Salmon Arm/Shuswap Events:

The Shuswap Cycling Club us proud to be hosting GoByBike. We have partnered with Downtown Salmon Arm and are giving away hundreds of dollars in Downtown Salmon Arm Dollar gift certificates:

  • $100 first place team (see below)
  • $50 second place team
  • $50 third place team
  • 2x $100 to draw prize to people who get their photo taken and participated in the Go By Bike Week
  • 2x $50 to draw prize to people who did not get […]
By |2020-09-16T13:46:27-07:00September 16th, 2020|Events|0 Comments

SCC Dirt Lovers Trailforks Badge Week 2

Thanks to everyone that had a rip and collected their SCC Dirt Lovers Trailforks Badge for week 1! And congrats as well to Week 1 random prize winner and SCC member Peter Weisinger (aka Squidy McSquidface).

Just in time for the long weekend, we have another Badge challenge: https://www.trailforks.com/badges/view/41179

This week we are including one of our faves, KC. Ride it along with X-Cut and PPT and earn your badge!

By |2020-07-31T12:40:01-07:00July 31st, 2020|Rides|0 Comments

SCC Hosts Sweetskills Clinic at Rubberhead

This past Friday, the SCC hosted the super talented, friendly, and fun coaches from Sweetskills for a ladies only clinic up at Rubberhead. The SCC supplied the shuttle drivers so the riders could concentrate on honing their positioning, cornering, and conquering those drops and rock gardens. There was a fun mix of abilities and the Sweetskills coaches were awesome at helping everyone learn something new. It was an amazing day for the riders and we want to thank all the participants and coaches from Sweetskills for coming. If you missed out on this one, and are interested in getting some instruction, let us know. If we get enough interest we would definitely do something like this again!

#BikeShuswap

By |2020-07-19T19:13:45-07:00July 19th, 2020|Events|0 Comments

Shuswap Dirt Lovers Trailforks Badge Challenge

Introducing the Shuswap Dirt Lovers Trailforks Badge Challenge

Get out and show your love of Shuswap Dirt! Each week this summer we will be seeing who has what it takes to tackle the Shuswap’s best loam.

We will list a handful of trails around the Shuswap to ride that week. Log your rides on Trailforks and automatically collect the badge when you complete the challenge. Each week we will pick one SCC member and hit them up with something fun.

Week 1 Badge:

This week the challenge is to explore a few new gems and a classic at South Canoe. Ride Gypsy Tears, Factual Acts, and Lower Schizo between July 20 and July 27 and get your name in the draw for some goodness. Members only!

There are a couple ways to log your ride on Trailforks. If you are already using Strava, connect your Strava account to Trailforks to automatically post them when you log a ride on Strava. Or, you can open the Trailforks app on your phone, look for the Play button at the top and […]

By |2020-07-19T18:42:10-07:00July 19th, 2020|Rides|0 Comments

Rubberhead Updates

It sure has been great to see so many people enjoying the trails this year. More people are enjoying Rubberhead this year than we have ever seen. The trails are in tremendous shape, even after the ridiculous amount of blown down last winter.

In addition to keeping the trails tip-top, the SCC has been approved to build a few more lines at Rubberhead. We are currently in the planning stage of a few projects, hoping to put shovels to dirt this season.

The first is an extension of the Rubberhead downhill another few hundred meters above the current entrance to the next FSR. This will be an extension in the same spirit as the existing trail, natural terrain black diamond.

The second project is to create a link to improve the already amazing Over the Top route from South Canoe to Rubberhead. It will connect Hemlock Glide to Muffin Top. There is some nice open, rocky terrain that will make for a great meandering trail connector to improve this already epic route.

Stay […]

By |2020-07-19T20:11:16-07:00July 19th, 2020|Information, Trails|0 Comments

Dirt Lover Pint Glasses Now Available

The SCC has some new merch! We teamed up with the fine people at Custom Creations to make a run of amazing pint glasses. $15 per, email shuswapbike@gmail.com if you would like one. All proceeds go back to the SCC.

We’d love to see what dirt you are visiting. Take a selfie with a STA trail marker or show us a beautiful Shuswap view with your Dirt Lover pint glass. Tag us at #BikeShuswap and you could get yourself one of these beauties! And consider topping up your new pint glass with your fave local beer from the Barely Station, or perhaps Crannog Ales. Big virtual fist bump to esteemed SCC member Amanda Racher for the inspiration and ground work to make the beauties.

By |2020-07-19T20:10:12-07:00July 19th, 2020|Awesome, Featured|0 Comments

COVID-19 Update for Rubberhead

While Rubberhead is still covered in the white stuff, we thought we would post an update from Rec Sites and Trails BC regarding access to Rec Sites and Trails, which includes our beloved Rubberhead.

We also encourage Shuswap riders to avoid travelling to ride. It is tempting to look south or to Kamloops and see the clear trails, however this is not a time to travel. We are also seeing many warnings from trail groups in the region about trails that are thawing out, and right now riding on them could be damaging anyhow. Just think how sweet it will all be when this calms down!

The SCC echos the recommendation from RSTBC to exercise more caution than normal when on your bike.

Here is a quick recap from RSTBC:

All Recreation Sites are now Closed
Recreation Trails remain Open (with appropriate social distancing)

* Please read the news bulletin for more information about this or visit 
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/sports-culture/recreation/camping-hiking/sites-trails/alerts

Click on the image below to see the statement from RSTBC

 

 

 

By |2020-03-26T15:52:05-07:00March 26th, 2020|Information|0 Comments

Upcoming Chainsaw Course

RSTBC in partnership with the Shuswap Trails Alliance and Larch Hills Nordics are offering a Chainsaw Safety Course on May 23-24. This training is a requirement for anyone using a chainsaw under a RSTBC Partnership Agreement.

Send us an email if you would like to take the course.

Space in the course is limited and at this time there are just two two spots for SCC members. If there is enough demand however there could be a second course so please let us know if you are interested and we will try to arrange a second course.

By |2020-03-15T09:05:26-07:00March 15th, 2020|Workshops|0 Comments

2020 Memberships Now Open

Spring is on the way, time to refresh your ride and your Shuswap Bike Club membership!

Registration is now open on Zone 4 to update your membership to the Shuswap Cycling Club.

$20 for an Individual or $30 for the whole family.

A little goes a long ways! Membership is critical to maintaining and improving cycling in the Shuswap! We maintain trails at Rubberhead, plan and build new trails, organize Voly Days, work with Rec Sites and BC, the Shuswap Trail Alliance and others to improve facilities and ensure access, and host all kinds of fun rides and events.

Members also receive a 15% discount at Skookum Cycle and Ski. Thanks Skookum!

The more members we have the stronger our voice in the region! We can help advocate for things like a BMX track, pumptrack, road upgrades, and safe cycling […]

By |2020-03-03T12:45:12-08:00March 3rd, 2020|Information|0 Comments
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