Bike For Your Life Update

Thanks to Ride 2018 Coordinators – Volunteers and past Volunteers!

20 local cyclists gathered on Thursday evening March 1 for a “Bike for Your Life and Beyond Cyclists’ Conversation” facilitated by Erik Bjorgan. A summary of our conversations is posted on the BFYL website. Please have a look!  

On March 8, twelve local cyclists met to put their bike tires on the road and committed to hosting a 2018 SABFYL Century Ride. Thank you to these new Ride Coordinators:

Dennis Charbonneau (new to the Shuswap), Tim Helle and Al Journeau who will coordinate Route Marking and Course Marshals – mentored by outgoing Coordinator Roger Beardmore.

Rob & Beth Savage will coordinate Aid Stations, biffies and P.A. sound system who have been mentored by outgoing Coordinator Ian Clay.

Dr. Dirk Breugem will coordinate Venue set up and take down and Musicians – mentored by outgoing Coordinator Pat Danforth.

Jim Maybee will coordinate the Ride’s Publicity, Website and Chair event host committee meetings – mentored by outgoing Coordinator George Zorn.

Thank you to Roger Beardmore, Nan Priddy, Pat Hutchins, Pat Danforth, Ian Clay, Chris Emel, Bev Wice, June Bryson, Carol Mikkelsen, Gail Clayton, Susan Rothlisberger, Lee Ann Wright, Sharon Fabro, Sherry Bowlby, Lee Anne Warmuth and George Zorn who have supported our community bike ride for some or all of the past 7 […]

By |2018-04-08T16:37:55+00:00April 8th, 2018|Meeting, Rides|0 Comments

Notification of Election at the March 5th General Meeting

At the March 5th General Meeting we will be having an election for the imminently vacated President executive position.

This position will last for the duration of 2018. The duties of the President are as follows:

  • Is a voting member of the Executive Committee.
  • Is the chief operating officer of the Club with the power to initiate and direct Club policy subject to the approval of the Executive.
  • Chairs the Executive and general membership meetings, or in the case of general meetings, may designate another member to chair the meeting on their behalf.
  • Provides the Club with leadership and guidance in accordance with the purpose of the Club.

This is a great opportunity to contribute to and influence the shape of cycling in the Shuswap.

You can submit a nomination by emailing the club or we will have a call for nominations at the meeting. Only those that are currently members are eligible for nomination and election. Only current members are eligible to vote.

We are also looking for a volunteer to be the Elections Officer at the meeting, so if you want this […]

By |2018-02-25T14:57:13+00:00February 19th, 2018|Meeting|0 Comments

Bike for Your Life and Beyond – A Community Conversation

Thursday 6:30 p.m. March 1, First United Church Hall, Salmon Arm

Join in conversation with recreational road cyclists who live here in the Shuswap – North Okanagan, described by Shuswap Tourism as a “pedal paradise”. We enjoy cycling adventures and quiet times rolling along scenic paved back roads on our bikes. Cycling provides us with rich experiences in observing, listening to and smelling nature especially here in this beautiful region we call home. 

Residents of the Shuswap – North Okanagan live in a “pedal paradise”. One of the ways local cyclists have shared their appreciation for local cycle touring has been to invite fellow cyclists from both near and far (since 1998) to participate in a community bike ride. The Salmon Arm Bike for Your Life Century Ride is 100% volunteer driven and requires ongoing replenishment of its volunteer pool in order to survive and thrive! 

At this community conversation we will reflect together on past experiences of the Salmon Arm Bike for Your Life Century Ride and discuss the shape that this event (or another like it) might take in the future.

Interested? Please register online here:

By |2018-02-15T11:22:28+00:00February 13th, 2018|Meeting|0 Comments

Next Shuswap Cycling Club Meeting March 5 at Askews Uptown

Shuswap Cycling Club Meeting
Monday March 5, 2018 @ 7:00pm
Askews Uptown

Please submit agenda suggestions to shuswapbike@gmail.com. Final agenda will be posted 2 days before the meeting.

Don’t forget to renew your membership!

By |2018-02-12T13:26:10+00:00February 8th, 2018|Meeting|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+00:00November 20th, 2017|Information, Meeting|0 Comments