Salmon Arm Secondary MTB Team Enduro Race 2017

Salmon Arm Secondary held it’s Enduro race for 2017 on the Rubberhead trails on May 4, 2017.  48 riders from Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna and Kamloops competed in 2 or 3 downhill stages.  Only the downhill sections count toward a rider’s time.

Beautiful sunny skies and clear weather at last!

Results are attached in PDF format.

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Bike to School Week – May 29th – June 4th

Shuswap schools to celebrate Bike to School Week on May 29th – June 4th


Bike to School Week May 29 – June 4, 2017!

Bike to School Week is a free and fun week-long celebration of biking to school taking place May 29 – June 4, 2017. Bike to School Week is a chance for Schools throughout British Columbia to encourage and celebrate students and their families cycling to school. You can register as a school, a team or an individual HERE! Continue reading “Bike to School Week – May 29th – June 4th”

Update: CANCELLED- Rubberhead Voly Day

Due to uncertain road conditions on Hwy 1, we have decided to cancel Sunday’s volunteer day at Rubberhead. Stay tuned for details on our next event, scheduled for the weekend of June 3-4.

Consider helping the crew at South Canoe

A sizable crew is needed to fix some drainage issues on the south canoe trails. Skookum is organizing a work party so please consider helping out there instead.

  • Meet at 9am at the lower parking lot.
  • Bring water, trail snacks, pruning loppers, work gloves, hand tools and a Friend!
  • We will park at the Party Pit. The South Canoe parking lot maybe be full during the day with trail users.

Salty Street Fest Details Announced

May means the Salty Dog Enduro is nigh, and this means Salty Street Fest! 

Details have just been announced and you can get all the details at saltystreetfest.com.

Expect more the same biking greatness, but this year the team is also expanding the Salty Street Fest to be more of a community celebration. This means more entertainment, art activities, street performers and buskers. 

May 13, 10am – 3pm

Continue reading “Salty Street Fest Details Announced”

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.

Reminder – Annual South Canoe Trail Blitz

Trail Maintenance Day at South Canoe - Photo Andreas Meerza

Annual South Canoe Trail Blitz
Apr 30, 8:45 SC Parking Lot!

Annual South Canoe Trail Day Sun Apr 30, meet in the South Canoe parking lot 8:45 am to sign up, post work party BBQ & Bevys to follow. 

With the long wet spring we are experiencing the SC trails need some love!  

Please come and help with the Annual Trail Blitz on the South Canoe Trail System Sunday April 30. Some of the to do jobs on this year’s list: major water repairs on multiple trails, trail brushing, tree clean up, bridge repairs, and tread repair. Bring water, trail snacks, pruning loppers, work gloves, hand tools and a Friend!

Skookum & Save On will be teaming up again this year to provide the South Canoe post trail work Bbq & Bevys.

Parking: if the South Canoe parking is full, out of consideration for the local residents park down below by the tennis courts and not on 10th st or 70th ave. Vehicles on the streets will towed. 

Upcoming Weekend Voly Days

Opportunities to help work on our trail systems this weekend:

Rubberhead – Saturday 1pm-4pm and Sunday 9am-1pm
Meet at the Rubberhead Parking Lot to work on the DD line.

South Canoe – Sunday 8:45am-3pm as a prep for the big spring blitz the following weekend. See shuswaptrails.com for details and to sign up.

Thank you Recreation Sites and Trails BC, Marcia Bennett for the Tools and support, Shuswap Trail Alliance, Sutra Brett, Trail Holistics, and Mark Wood for your participation for the Shuswap Bike Club Trail Workshop.

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!

 



Youth rides are starting!

The first ride will be Tuesday April 18 at 5:30 at South Canoe.

Make sure your tires are pumped up and your chain is lubed, gears and brakes are great too.  As usual we need everyone to sign a waiver form.