What a great first race for the Skookum Youth MTB Race Series. The racers flew up the climb trail at 15 second intervals to the party pit. Winners for this round were Ella in Category A, Reese in Category B, and Kai in Category C. Awesome effort and spirit from everyone, thank-you to those that made it out!
Here are the full results. We will be tabulating an overall winner in each category at the end of the 4 races. Thanks to Andreas Meerza for the sweet shot, and we will see everyone next Tuesday for the XC Race. If you missed the first one that’s totally fine!
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Skookum Youth Rides are getting back into high gear.
This Tuesday, Sept 28th, will be the Youth Poker Ride. It is kind of like orienteering – kids are broken into groups and they use a map to find 5 cards hidden along the trails. The cards are used to make a poker hand at the end, prizes for top hands!
Also stay tuned for details on the Fall Youth Race Series, beginning September 4th.
See you on the Trails!
The Skookum Pedal & Pint will be riding the Larch Hills Traverse Wed June 20, the annual Solstice Ride. This is a 30-35 km trail bike ride, with about 1000m of climbing.
Things to note:
Beer, pop, pizza and a ride back to Salmon Arm will be waiting for us after we finish the final Sicamous switch backs trail down.
If interested, pre-registration is required, call 250 832 7368 or Email to sign up. We need to properly arrange return seat belts, food and beverages.
Cost is only $15/person for a great night!
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 […]
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:
Great ride Tuesday with the Youth Group.
Leaders: Sandra & Andreas
Lorne & Nick
Prompt start 5:30, so lots of time for the good stuff.
South Canoe: No Tears, Deer Trail to Malibu Landing. Then Troll Trail, Prudential, P2, Undercut, Blizzard Hill, Split the group and some shined PPT and the others ripped down Flying Nun back to the parking lot at 7:20 pm.
Our skills focus was on track stands, tech climb position and on cooperatively overcoming obstacles.
This “Kid Power” approach was a hit and the kids totally liked that they were on there own to overcome challenges.
The skinny on this is that with several major trees down the kids had to get there bikes across without any instruction or help from adults.
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.
25 kids enjoyed a fun night of trail biking Tuesday night! Weather was perfect.
Middle group had 11 kids, 3 trained leaders and 3 parent helpers.
We rode up No Tears, Deer Trail and then had a super fun Slow Bike Race at Malibu Landing. Even had a heat for the adults. We then rode Troll Trail, did the connector back to Blizzard Hill and learned about 1 finger Braking before we attempted the punchy climb. We then enjoyed the curvy descent of Purple Pony Trail back to the parking lot.
The tots had about 10 kids! We worked on our level pedals, maneuvering our bikes, and the all-important tripod. Then we went for a rip up and down the no-tears trail, and there were no tears! Nice work to everyone, see you next week.
The young rippers were out in force Tuesday!
Conditions are still less than ideal but that’s spring for you. Nice work everyone for getting out and working on tech riding those slippery roots and squirmy corners. Gotta keep up with those coastal riders!
Thanks to all the Skookum Youth Leaders and looking forward to a great year of youth rides.