Long weekend, so no Trail Day this Monday. See you again in a few weeks and enjoy the long weekend!
Last Fall, Lisa Tedesco, the winner of the Mountain Bike BC contest Bikes & Beer, was treated to some great riding in the Shuswap and around the interior of BC. It was the prime season for riding Larch Hills Traverse. Check out the video below, and the article on the Mountain Bike BC website for the full story.
Starting June 27, Canoe Forest Products will be conducting harvesting operations at the top of the Sicamous Switch Backs on the Larch Hills Traverse from Mon – Fri from 4am to 5pm daily.
Canoe Forest Products is working with The Shuswap Trail Alliance to ensure that this closure is as short as possible and has minimal effect on the trail network.
The Sicamous Switch Backs will be open out side of operational hours.
There will be no exit to Sicamous during operational hours.
The Skookum Pedal & Pint will be riding the Larch Hills Traverse Wed June 20, the annual Solstice Ride. This is a 30-35 km trail bike ride, with about 1000m of climbing.
Things to note:
- Bring extra clothing & snacks,
- Lights are a must,
- Your bike must be in good working order,
- Bring your leg power.
Beer, pop, pizza and a ride back to Salmon Arm will be waiting for us after we finish the final Sicamous switch backs trail down.
If interested, pre-registration is required, call 250 832 7368 or Email to sign up. We need to properly arrange return seat belts, food and beverages.
Cost is only $15/person for a great night!
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District will receive $784,077 for construction of a new parallel bike path along Salmon River Rd.
The initiative is funded through a Provincial program called BikeBC. The path will not extend the entirety of the road, but is nonetheless a welcome addition for roadies and all cyclists in the area. Salmon River Rd is a beautiful place to ride bikes but is twisty, busy and the pavement can be a bit crusty.
Read more over at the Observer.
The Shuswap Cycling Club is once again excited to host a Foundation Trails Workshop June 16th and 17th at the Rubberhead trail network. The workshop is sponsored by Rec Sites and Trails BC and with support from the Shuswap Trail Alliance.
Sign up by contacting us at [email protected] or completing the form below – Hurry there is only space for 20 participants!
The course will be taught by Mark Woods, an experienced trail designer and instructor from Trail Holistics. It will be a mix of classroom and practical instruction, and will cover the principles and culture in trail building, sustainability, assessment, planning, and construction.
Canoe Forest Products has completed site prep work around the roads and landings that access Muffin Top, Veggie and Meat Grinder trails on Rubberhead.
Harvesting is occurring adjacent to the uppermost road access to the start of Muffin Top. Log hauling down the 110.000 road from this location will occur Mon – Fri, 4am to 5pm daily for the next several weeks.
There are no trail closures associated with this harvesting, however individuals utilizing the 110.000 road for access to the trails must be aware of the increased logging truck traffic and yield the right of way to these vehicles when encountered.
The Mount Revelstoke Steamer Hill Climb 2018 is August 26th.
Registration is open with healthy registration numbers coming in already.
IMPORTANT: the early bird discount of $10 ends at the end of day on Thursday 31st May.
The early bird discount means Revelstoke Cycling Association members can currently register for only $10, and it’s $20 for non-members. Your entry fee includes post race food and drink (last year catered by La Baguette and the Modern Bakeshop and Café).
Rider numbers are limited and the event may sell out this year so take advantage of the early bird rate. And for out of town competitors, consider planning ahead and get your accommodation reserved whilst there is still lots available.
More information is on the RCA website.
The Steamer is made possible through the support of Title Sponsor the 112 Restaurant at the Regent Hotel, Parks Canada and many Revelstoke businesses who generously give prizes and food (Tantrum, Flowt, Skookum, Valhalla Pure, Stoke Roasted Coffee, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, La Baguette and The Modern).
Shuswap Cycling Club and Shuswap Tourism hosted a tremendous movie night Friday, showing The Moment at the Salmar Classic.
A huge thanks to all of our sponsors!
- Skookum Cycle and Ski
- Shuswap Tourism
- Kona Bikes
- Anytime Fitness
- Askew’s Foods
- EZ Rock
- Sun Peaks Resort
- Silver Star Mountain Resort
Thanks also to Graham Agassiz from Kona Bikes for bringing the good times and signing posters, Steve Fabro for his MC wizardry, and Jaff Navratil, Sharon Fabro, and Will Wong for bar-tending.
And finally big props to everyone coming out and supporting the Shuswap Cycling Club! We made more than $2k which will be well spent on building and maintaining trails and other great cycling projects.
See you on trails!
Another Salty Street Fest come and gone, and they are getting better each year!
Thanks to all the volunteers and racers from the High School MTB Team who helped setup and run the BBQ, Bike Valet, and Bike Swap.
A big success with the Street Fest this year was signing up 30 new members, bringing our 2018 army to 232, just a few shy of the total for all of last year.
Also thanks to everyone that came down to the Bike Swap and either donated or picked up some bikes or gear. There were some vintage beauties, a couple of high enders, a few projects, and my personal fave the Palm Bay cruiser. The Bike Swap ended up raising about $1000 for the SCC!