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.
Child (5 and under) – free!
See you on the trails!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The next Shuswap Cycling Club meeting will be held this Thursday, Nov 2, at 7:00pm to 8:00pm. The meeting will be at the Shuswap Trail Alliance office located at 358 Alexander St NE, above the Salmar Classic.
Come discuss and help make decisions on our current and upcoming projects, see you there!
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.
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
The Shuswap Cycling Club is once again proud to host the series finale of the BC Interior Cyclocross Series.
The race this year is November 5th, at Klahani Park.
Register for the race at https://ccnbikes.com/#!/series/interiorcyclocross2017
If you are interested in helping volunteer, please contact the club at ShuswapBike@gmail.com