The SCC was out this weekend on two wheels as usual but this ride was a little different. A few weeks ago Shona, from Scotland, reached out to us wondering about joining us for a road ride. We often get questions about road riding in this area from upcoming visitors but what made this one different was that Shona was also looking for a pilot.
She is training for the Ride the North in the Grampian Highlands of Scotland at the end of August. This ride is 180 miles over 2 days. Shona is raising money for Guide Dogs which is a charity close to her heart as she is visually impaired. She loves cycling and has a tandem bike to help her get out on the road.
Alan Journeau, a long time Director for the SCC, actually owns a tandem bike and offered to lend it out. The SCC also has an experienced pilot – Paul Skinner, Director of Road Riding for the SCC, so out they went on Saturday, 80km along Silver Creek […]
Great season Ladies, hope you have a great snow season, see you in the Spring!
To celebrate our partnership agreement with Rec Sites and Trails BC, and in general a fantastic season at our favourite spot, the SCC is hosting a day at Rubberhead next Sunday, September 30.
We will start with a few hours of voly work from 10-12, followed by burgers and chili by donation, then some shuttle laps in the afternoon.
Meet at the Rubberhead parking lot on the FSR #110 at 9:30.
Looking forward to a great day on the trails!
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.