Main Park Area Upgrade for Rubberhead

Exciting things happening at the Rubberhead this summer! The Shuswap Cycling Club and our good friends at Rec Sites and Trails BC have finalized a partnership agreement.

This means good things for our trails! The SCC will be able to be more proactive about building and maintaining trails in Rubberhead. Stay tuned for updates on trail work, but in the meantime if you want to be involved, come out to the Every Other Monday Rubberhead Trail Nights.

We have also been treated to a facelift of the main trailhead on the 110 FSR, including an upgraded parking area, sign, sweet map, and washroom.

Looking forward to more great improvements on Rubberhead in the coming months and years!

 

By |2018-08-21T13:47:52+00:00August 21st, 2018|Information, Trails|0 Comments

Logging on the Traverse near switchbacks

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.

By |2018-06-27T15:17:32+00:00June 27th, 2018|Information|0 Comments

CSRD Building New Bike Path

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.

By |2018-06-16T07:19:49+00:00June 16th, 2018|Information|0 Comments

SCC and Rec Sites BC Hosting Trail Workshop

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 shuswapbike@gmail.com 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.

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By |2018-06-01T12:34:44+00:00June 1st, 2018|Information|0 Comments

Rubberhead Logging

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.

By |2018-05-31T09:42:12+00:00May 31st, 2018|Information|0 Comments

South Canoe and Rubberhead Maps Now Available at Skookum

The SCC with cooperation from the Shuswap Trail Alliance and CSRD have produced some printed maps showing the trails and suggested rides for South Canoe and Rubberhead.

Cost is only $5 or by donation, available at Skookum.

 

By |2018-05-14T13:45:28+00:00May 14th, 2018|Information|0 Comments

Temporary Trail Closures at South Canoe – Lumpy

Canoe Forest Products will be falling road right-of-way adjacent to the Lumpy Mtn Bike trail (next to the ‘gap jump’) which entails closing Lumpy this Thursday and Friday (May 3rd and 4th) and possibly Monday May 7th.  Riders are asked to respect the closer from 6am to 3pm on these days. The closure will be taken down as soon as the works are complete.  These works will not have any impact on the Salty Dog race or the high school XC at the end of May.

By |2018-05-02T19:08:05+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Information|0 Comments

Logging on Rubberhead Starting Monday Apr 30

Effective immediately,  Canoe Forest Products will be harvesting at approximately 4km on the 110.000 FSR.   Harvesting will affect the following trails: Double D climb trail, Black Dog and Warrens Trail.   Trail closure signs are posted at the bottom of Double D / Pig Landing, at the junction of Warrens and Double D and at the junction of Double D and the 110.000 FSR.  Black Dog is closed at the start and at the junction of Warrens trail.

Harvesting is scheduled for the next few weeks.   As the 110.000 FSR will become extremely busy with logging trucks Mon – Fri 4am – 6pm trail users are asked to avoid the Rubber head area during this time period.

By |2018-04-30T12:39:57+00:00April 30th, 2018|Information|0 Comments

Upcoming Events with the Shuswap Cycling Club

Spring has finally decided to show itself and the Shuswap Cycling Club is excited. After record membership numbers for 2017 we are looking forward to another great year and have some fun events happening in the next few weeks to help build the stoke.

Membership Party at Skookum Cycle – April 3

Get pumped for the riding season! April 3 the SCC and Skookum are hosting aMembership Party. Grab a beverage and hot dog, and update your membership to the club.

Lots of great things to come check out:

Sign up at home and grab your membership card and dog at the shop.

Monies raised at the event will help the club with such items as Rubberhead trail maintenance and trail building, development of a BMX track, purchase of equipment to better assist in trail maintenance, and much more! Have another idea on how to use our resources? Complete our […]

By |2018-03-23T11:29:20+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Featured, Information|0 Comments
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