Bike Club Pres Stepping Down

All of us in the Shuswap Cycling Club want to thank Andreas Meerza for devoting many hours of volunteer time. Great job Andreas and we will see you on the trails!

Dear SCC Friends & Members,

It is with great regret that I need to inform you of my resignation from the Shuswap Cycle Club Executive.

My work schedule and family commitments have become such that I cannot continue to volunteer the time necessary to do my job on the board with the thoroughness I would like. I will be resigning effective March 5, 2018.

Thank you for the opportunity, and best wishes to you and the other members going forward.

Sincerely yours,

Andreas Meerza

By | 2018-02-25T15:04:54+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Information|0 Comments

Fat biking in the news on CBC

Our favourite winter past time is in the news. In a new article on the CBC this week, staff from a few ski hills around the province talk about the rise in popularity of fat biking. 

As more and more 2-wheeled enthusiasts take up fat biking in the winter, resorts like Silver Star are providing some dedicated groomed goodness

But where there aren’t places like Silver Star with separate fat biking trails, overlap with our nordic skiing brothers and sisters can be an issue, with clubs struggling over access and insurance issues. 

We’ve gathered some best practices and tips on how to watch the weather and snow conditions to help you be a responsible fatty. Have a look at our Fat Biking Best Practices page and happy trails!

 

 

By | 2018-02-12T13:23:59+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Featured, Information|0 Comments

2018 Membership Sign-Up Now Available

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. 

Family $25
Adult $15
Student $5
Child (5 and under) – free!

See you on the trails!

By | 2018-02-11T10:44:25+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Featured, Information|0 Comments

Harvesting at South Canoe this Winter

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.

By | 2018-02-11T10:46:23+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Information|0 Comments

Meeting Minutes, Agendas, and Club Bylaws Now Available Online

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. 

By | 2018-02-11T10:47:29+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Information, Meeting|0 Comments

General Meeting This Thursday

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.

Agenda

Come discuss and help make decisions on our current and upcoming projects, see you there!

By | 2018-02-11T10:49:13+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Information|0 Comments

Trail Closure and Logging Traffic on Rubberhead

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.

By | 2018-02-11T10:49:35+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Information, Trails|0 Comments

Salmon Arm Bike for Your Life Century Ride

 

An Invitation to Shuswap Cycling Club members:

We all love cycling in the Shuswap! You are invited to join in the fun of the Saturday, Sept. 16 Salmon Arm Bike for Your Life Century Ride – Salmon Arm’s Community Bike Ride since 1998.

Choose one of four local scenic routes: 10K, 35K, 75K or 100K. Each route will be well marked with Aid Stations, Mobile First Aid, friendly Volunteers, a Shuswap Lady Striders hosted BBQ Lunch at Blackburn Park, local Musicians and draw prizes.

Registration is quick and easy here. $30/Adult, $50/Family, Children under 18 years: $5.  Profits from this “all volunteers” fun and affordable event support the Second Harvest Food Bank and the Shuswap Trail Alliance: $24,000 since 2012.

Sat., Sept. 16 Bike for Your Life – Volunteer Help Wanted:

  • Blackburn Park Venue set up on Sept. 16: 6 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. and take down: 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Contact: Pat Danforth – [email protected] – Set up and takedown pop-up awnings, tables & chairs placed, help move other gear
    – Advance MUSCLE and TRUCK help with tent pick-up and/or tables and […]

By | 2018-02-11T10:55:47+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Awesome, Events, Featured, Information, Races, Rides|0 Comments

New Maps Available for Shuswap’s Trails

 

The Shuswap Cycling Club has been working with the Trail Alliance, Shuswap Tourism, and the CSRD to standardize and update the region’s trail mapping.

Part of this process has been to create new PDF maps of the trail systems.

Print the maps off to take into the field, or use with an app like Avenza on your smart device. You progress will be shown as a blue dot on top of the map.

The new maps for all the systems are available on the ShuswapTrails.com website.  Here is a sampling, for some of our region’s bike trails:

South Canoe and a Malibou Close-up 

Rubberhead

Reinecker Creek

See you on the trails!

By | 2018-02-11T10:56:25+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Information, Trails|0 Comments
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