May 2022 Newsletter

Hey members!

We’re glad to bring you another monthly newsletter. We’re keeping it short this month since we’re pretty busy with last-minute preparations for the Salty Dog and Street Fest happening this weekend. If you have some spare time on your hands and want to get involved, read on to see how you can help.

Thanks for reading and see you this weekend!

Volunteer at the Salty Dog and/or Bike Swap!

Excited for the Salty Dog yet? Even if you’re not racing, there are many ways you can take part in this awesome event.

The Salty Dog Enduro & Street Festival is looking for another 6-10 volunteers for race day on Sunday. If you’re available for the whole day or even part of the day and want to be right in the middle of the action, please email saltydogenduro@gmail.com.

The 

By |2022-05-09T18:20:25-07:00May 9th, 2022|Information|0 Comments

April 2022 Newsletter

Hey members!

Thanks to everyone who braved the weather a few weekends ago to come to our membership drive BBQ! It was great to kick off the riding season with you all. Your membership fees and generous donations will be used to fuel some of the club’s projects over the next year.

You’ll find our April newsletter below. There’s lots happening, so grab a coffee and prepare to fill your calendar!

Happy reading & see you on the trails!

Announcing our 2022 early bird prizes!

The 2022 riding season is getting into high gear! To celebrate, we are excited to offer the prizes below from some of our amazing sponsors:

By |2022-04-20T15:23:33-07:00April 20th, 2022|Information|0 Comments

March 2022 Newsletter

Membership drive BBQ

We’re kicking off the riding season with a membership drive BBQ in April! Join us for hot dogs by donation, renew your membership if you haven’t done so already, and come meet some members of your board to talk about the exciting events we have planned for you this year.

When: April 9th, 12pm
Where: outside Skookum Cycle & Ski, 141 Shuswap St N, Salmon Arm

A big thanks to Save-On-Foods for providing food for this event!

Bike Swap + Salty Street Fest

Got yourself a brand new Covid bike and your old one is collecting dust? Time to clean it up and get it ready for our Salty Dog Bike Swap, taking place on May 14th from 10 am to 3 pm. 10% of your sale goes to the SCC if you are a member, or 15% for non-members. Plan to drop off your bike for sale between 9 and 11, check out bikes for sale from 11 […]

By |2022-03-23T13:37:39-07:00March 23rd, 2022|Information|0 Comments

February Newsletter

Meet our new president, David Major

First, we want to say a huge THANK YOU to Adrian Bostock for his leadership and valuable input as club president over the last few years. We’re glad you’re staying with us as a director!

David has been on the Board since 2018 but has been working on the SCC’s website, making maps, processing memberships, and handling communications since 2013. He’s a mountain biker at heart and loves all the natural and technical or fast singletracks around the Shuswap. He first started riding trails in the Carmi area in Pentiction, where he grew up, and now his favourite loop is to wind up the Rubberhead climb trail, over to the Ida View trail that wanders through some really nice forest to the top, then down Meatgrinder or Veggie Delight. An amazing loop that has a bit of everything, except crowds!

Dave also tries to use his bike for getting around. One of the things he loves about Salmon Arm is that whether he’s riding to work or running errands, he can always work in a little bit of trail.

Thanks again to Adrian for his many contributions, and […]

By |2022-02-24T15:37:11-08:00February 24th, 2022|Information|0 Comments

January Newsletter

2022 memberships are open!

Shuswap Cycling Club memberships are valid from Jan 1-Dec 31 annually. Visit Zone 4 to purchase your 2022 membership.

Priced at $25 for an individual or $40 for a family, memberships are a great way to get involved in the biking community, support trail building, grooming and maintenance and help us organize fun events.

We appreciate your support!

Winter grooming update and how to donate

In case you missed it: With generous help from several local organizations, the Shuswap Cycling Club has purchased two Snowdogs to groom a variety of trails in the South Canoe network.

The machines have proved to be very effective at keeping trails well maintained in changing conditions and have helped different user groups enjoy winter in a new way. All grooming is done […]

By |2022-01-23T15:08:00-08:00January 23rd, 2022|Information|0 Comments

Have your Say on the Lakeshore Road Redesign!

The City of Salmon Arm is inviting comments on improvements of a portion of Lakeshore Road to address some slope stability issues.

They have presented 3 options – two of the three options include a multi-use pathway that will greatly improve the safety of cycling along that portion of Lakeshore Road.

How to submit feedback, from the City of Salmon Arm Website:

The questionnaire can be submitted online or e-mailed, mailed  or dropped off at City Hall using the contact information below.

Written feedback must be received by April 7, 2021 to be included in the public input session. Alternatively feedback can be presented ‘in person’ by virtually attending the evening Council Session on April 12, 2021. If you wish to attend electronically please send your request to cityhall@salmonarm.ca

Be sure to get your feedback in by April 7th and show your support for active transportation at the April 12th Council Session!

By |2021-03-22T20:20:40-07:00March 22nd, 2021|Information|0 Comments

Spring Trail Update

Spring is rounding into form! Even though a lot of riders have been ripping all winter thanks to the stellar grooming, people are excited to put rubber to the trails.

The Rubberhead Trail Network is close to being snow free and we have been out clearing blowdown. There are several maintenance projects which need attention, if you would liketo help out please get in touch.

There are two new trails to complete this summer. Trail days will be organized once the PHO permits us to do so. 

The SCC is reminding everyone to be patient and be kind to the trails while dry out. It takes a lot of work to flatten out all the muddy ruts! If you are leaving ruts the thickness of your tires turn back or walk through the section. Ride through puddles, not around.

TrailForks is super helpful this time of year! Fill out a report after your ride so people can keep tabs on how things are shaping up.

 

By |2021-03-14T18:06:13-07:00March 14th, 2021|Information|0 Comments

Groomed Trails at South Canoe!

The SCC is excited to be supporting efforts to groom trails at South Canoe! This is not just great for fat bikers; hikers, snowshoers, trail runners can also enjoy the groomed goodness.

You can help support the effort by joining the SCC, or updating your membership for 2021.

You can make a donation specifically to Trail Grooming through the membership registration process at Zone 4, or separately at GoFundMe.

Donations provide some financial support for the purchase and maintenance of the Snowdog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are all excited by this opportunity to try something new for the community! Please be mindful of riding only when the conditions are good. Head over to our Fat Bike Best Practices page for tips on winter riding!

We will try to keep the Trailforks Report current as to the trail conditions and grooming status.

PDF of approved winter route is here.

By |2021-02-02T20:41:12-08:00January 5th, 2021|Information, Trails|0 Comments

Rubberhead Updates

It sure has been great to see so many people enjoying the trails this year. More people are enjoying Rubberhead this year than we have ever seen. The trails are in tremendous shape, even after the ridiculous amount of blown down last winter.

In addition to keeping the trails tip-top, the SCC has been approved to build a few more lines at Rubberhead. We are currently in the planning stage of a few projects, hoping to put shovels to dirt this season.

The first is an extension of the Rubberhead downhill another few hundred meters above the current entrance to the next FSR. This will be an extension in the same spirit as the existing trail, natural terrain black diamond.

The second project is to create a link to improve the already amazing Over the Top route from South Canoe to Rubberhead. It will connect Hemlock Glide to Muffin Top. There is some nice open, rocky terrain that will make for a great meandering trail connector to improve this already epic route.

Stay […]

By |2020-07-19T20:11:16-07:00July 19th, 2020|Information, Trails|0 Comments
Go to Top