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 – danforthpat@gmail.com – 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 chairs for an hour or two would also be appreciated. Sept. 13 for pop up tents and Sept. 15 for tables and chairs. All are returned on Sept. 16.
  • Course Marshalls on routes on Sept. 16: – details to be confirmed. Contact: Roger Beardmore –  beardmore@telus.net (after Aug. 18)
  • Finish Line Celebration on Sept. 16 – two, 2.5 hours shifts: 9:30 ‘til 12 noon or 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. suggested. Contact: Pat Danforth – danforthpat@gmail.com (cheer on cyclists as they arrive back from their ride!)
    Shifts are 2 hours and begin at 9:00, 11:15 and 1:00
  • Route signs and bollards post ride pick up Sept. 163 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Contact: Roger Beardmore –  beardmore@telus.net (after Aug. 18) (4 routes to cover with pickup truck or car with trailer.

George – Ride 2017 chair and event publicity coordinator
250-832-9335

 

Youth Ride Report

Great ride Tuesday with the Youth Group.

Leaders: Sandra & Andreas
 
Riders:
Maddy
Oliver
Reese
Karis
Jayda
 
Parents:
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.  

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. 

Youth Ride Report

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.

Great opening Youth Ride!

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. 

Spring is here – know where to ride!

Spring has officially arrived and while the trails are FINALLY clear of snow, they are also super muddy in spots. Check out the Trailforks Reports for the latest conditions, and after you shred, fill out your own report and help out others!