Solstice Ride This Wednesday is the Larch Hills Traverse

The Annual Pedal & Pint Solstice Ride, with the longest day of the year, is this week.

P&P will ride the Larch Hills Traverse Trail this Wed, starting up in South Canoe. We will cover aprox 30km of trail with about 8-900 meters of elevation change up and down.

Bring an extra jacket, snacks, energy and lights, as we tend to drop in on the Sicamous Switch Backs just before dark.

Post recovery will involve snacks and beer, location TBD.  Bring a few $’s as we are still sorting out a food location.

By | 2017-06-19T12:55:21+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Information|0 Comments

6th Annual Father’s Day “Tour de Pancake”

Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday and you are invited to join us for the 6th annual “Tour de Pancake”.

The aim is to mark Fathers’ Day by supporting 2 community fundraisers, indulging in pancakes, and riding with friends – not to mention appreciating our rural scenery on beautiful sunny day. The only downside is that in order to fit that all in, we have to start early.

Meet at Hermann & Louise Bruns house (930-37th Ave SE) at 6:30am.  The crew heads out at 6:45am for the first leg (25km) of our ride out through the Industrial Park and along Deep Creek road for a pancake breakfast at Hullcar Hall (8:00am).

By 8:45am we’ll be back on our bikes for the next leg of the ride to Putula Park in Mara for our second pancake breakfast. We have to get to Putula Park before they close so you can choose one of the two route options (click on links below for maps) to get to Mara by 10:15am. The pancake breakfast in Mara is renowned for quality including a gluten free pancake […]

By | 2017-06-15T20:25:04+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Information|0 Comments

Upper Rubberhead Trails Cleared and Re-Opened

Muffintop, Meatgrinder and Veggie Delight are open again and cleared for riding. 

Canoe Forest Products (CFP)s completed harvesting and all harvesting equipment has left that site.  Staff have walked the trails to ensure that they are free and clear of debris. CFP’s harvesting contractor – DR Moore of Salmon Arm did an excellent job working in and around the trails which has made that job all that much easier.  

The FSR 110 road system is still  being utilized by heavy industrial traffic and will be through the summer months.   Logging trucks and harvesting equipment are operating off of the 110.071 road at 6km on the 110 (spur to the right of the A-Frame), road building crews are operating along the 110.101 (access to Muffin Top) as well as up the 110.000 past upper Ravine.   The decked wood along the 110 road is also being processed and hauled out so equipment can be expected there as well.

Road users are cautioned to drive / […]

By | 2017-06-22T20:54:30+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Information, Trails|0 Comments

Youth Ride Report

Another lovely youth ride Tuesday, thanks to leaders Sandra & Andreas

This week we had Kieran, Maddy, Oliver, Reese, Peyton, and Jayda.
 
Later start, no skills workshop but lots of riding goodness. The group rode up No Tears, Deer Trail to Malibu Landing. Then Troll Trail, X-Cut, P2, Undercut, Blizzard Hill, Split the group and some galloped down PPT and the others flew down Flying Nun back to the parking lot.
 
During the climb up No Tears, it was decided that Coach Andreas’ robust singing of The Ants Go Marching made everyone faster, as he promised to stop at the landing :-}
 
See you next week, for Poker night!
 
By | 2017-06-08T09:44:42+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Information|0 Comments

Ride Don’t Hide 2017 this Weekend

The 2017 Ride Don’t Hide is June 25th. There is still time to register! Register now online at http://ridedonthide.com/bc/join-the-movement/register

Ride Don’t Hide is a community bike ride that is happening in 35 cities across Canada from BC to Newfoundland to raise awareness and funds for mental health. All funds raised goes back into local programs and initiatives.

Routes vary from a 10 km family ride, to 32 km or 54 km road rides. 

By | 2017-06-26T14:05:42+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Events, Information, Rides|0 Comments

Come for the Trail Building, Stay for the Shuttle this Weekend at Rubberhead

Another chance this weekend to help complete the climbing trails on Rubberhead. 

Meet at the Rubberhead Parking Lot at 9:00am Saturday and Sunday. Work will go until noon or 1pm. Bring your gloves and water. All the tools, plus lunch and bevy’s will be supplied!

Also, bring your bike! After the work’s done, get a shuttle to the top and have a rip. Join us!

By | 2017-06-01T15:57:46+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Information|0 Comments

Bike to Work and School Week – Celebration Stations

During bike to School and Work Week there will be three Celebration Stations throughout the community (think of a celebration station as a cycling pit stop). There will be a mechanic on duty for light repairs and coffee and treats to fuel you up. Find more information on our Bike to School and Work Week page.

Station #1 will be located at Uptown Askew’s and is hosted by Jorin at Sunnybrae Cycles.

Station #2 is downtown at Shuswap Park Mall. It will be hosted by Skookum Cycles.

Station #3 will be located at the Mall at Piccadilly. It will be hosted by Sport Chek.

By | 2017-05-25T14:05:29+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Information|0 Comments

Bike To Work and School Week – Parkade and Pancakes

Reminder that Bike to Work and School Week is coming up. It is a free and fun week-long celebration of biking. Lots of great prizes including the grand prize this year a trip cycling the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia. 

Register here! 

Don’t have a place to park your bike?

There is a free bike parkade at 91 Hudson Avenue

Events

Free Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Interior Health. May 29th, 7:30am – 9:30am at the Shuswap Lake Hospital Patio (accessed from the McGuire Lake Pathway). 

See our Bike to Work Week page for more details.

By | 2017-05-25T13:57:05+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Information|0 Comments

Windy Youth Ride

This past Tuesday was a windy youth ride, but fortunately we were out of there before the worst of the weather came through. Another great turnout!

 
Leaders: Linda, Doris, Sandra & Andreas
 
Riders: 18 
 
Parents: 10
 
Learned about cornering & skinnies.  Rode No Tears, Deer Trail to Malibu Landing, where we did a pass the baton style relay. Then Troll Trail to Blizzard Hill. We then practised or cornering on Purple Pony Trail.
By | 2017-05-25T13:39:52+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Information|0 Comments
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