Bike Swap Raises Funds for Cycling in the Shuswap

The Shuswap Cycling Club hosted its annual Bike Swap during the Salty Street Fest. The bike swap was very successful, lots of kids and playful adults bought and sold their bikes.  

Thanks to all that bought and sold their bikes and gear through the swap. We raised $757 to use for upcoming projects and trail work! Thanks also to the volunteers! We had 9 volunteers helping in 40 minute shifts, led by Maya & Zakia who were kept busy running the cash box and stayed from setup to tear down. 

Trail Closures – Logging on Rubberhead Begins May 16

An update from our mountain bike-friendly Canoe Forest Products:

CFP will begin timber harvesting (CP ER7106-7) adjacent to the Muffin Top, Veggie Delight and Meat Grinder trails starting May 16 .

Muffin Top, Meat Grinder, Veggie Delight and Tic Shickets down to Upper Rubberhead will be closed for a minimum of 4 weeks. Signs have been placed at each access point for the above trails. Ravine and other trails are not physically affected.

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UPDATE – Rubberhead FSR 110 Now Open

An update from Canoe Forest Products (CFP):

The 110 (Rubberhead road access) is open and is very busy with industrial traffic.   JPW road maintenance as well as CFP road building  crews are working along the entire length of the 110 road.   Additionally, the small piles of harvested logs that were placed along the 110 road are also being processed today and Monday.  As per our earlier warning, all public users are advised to use the 110 road with caution. 

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

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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.