October Newsletter

Annual General Meeting

The SCC is having its 2022 Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 24th, 7pm, at the Salmon Arm Recreation Centre – Room 1.

There will be an election for 5 incumbent Board of Director positions for a term of 2 years. We also have 2 vacancies on the Board of Directors that we are looking to fill.

Joining the Board is a great way to squeeze even more fun with biking. We meet casually about once a month and discuss interesting topics like planning trails, events, races like the Salty Dog, or winter grooming. Have a particular passion? This a great chance to bring it forward. Or simply join the conversation and pitch in where you can. You don’t have to be the town shredder or do century rides twice a day to contribute!

Please email us if you are interested, or would like to nominate someone for a position.

Aside from the election we will also be looking back at 2022 and taking a sneak peek and […]

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2022 TYR Race Series

It has been a few years the but the kids are still fast! The Skookum Tuesday Youth Ride has been happening this year for the first time since Covid and we’re happy to help. Kids have been riding Tuesdays at South Canoe since April and the turnout has been amazing, upwards of 50 kids some weeks.

Now it’s time to put their skills to the test in the Race Series. 4 races over 4 weeks, points for each race, and winner takes all! Actually there will be a lot of winners, the final night is going to include a BBQ and some excellent draw prizes. See below for updated results!

Overall Results (Final!)

Here are the final results for the 2022 Skookum Youth Race Series. We had a total of 43 kids take part in at least 1 race. Amazing turnout! Thanks to all the coaches for helping with the races and making it such a fun experience for all the kids!

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September 2022 Newsletter

 

Hey members! We have some fun events coming up in the next few weeks. Get all the details in this month’s newsletter.

CYCLOCROSS IS BACK

First up is Shuswap Cross! Part of the BC Interior Cyclocross series, this event will be held on Sunday, September 11th at Klahani Park. See details below. Register online or on race day.

BC BIKE RACE

Then, on September 18th, BC Bike Race will be making a stop in Salmon Arm for a big 50 km day sending riders up 1900 m of climbing. You can still register here for the six-day race.

Not ready to race? The organizers are also looking for on-course volunteers for marshalling and cheering, volunteers for course set up […]

By |2022-09-01T11:52:28-07:00September 1st, 2022|Information|Comments Off on September 2022 Newsletter

July 2022 Newsletter

SCC Scholarship Recipients

Did you know that the SCC offers scholarships to deserving students and promising athletes? Every year, the club selects winners based on the following criteria: applicants must be on the Salmon Arm Secondary (SAS) mountain bike team, attend a post-secondary school the following year, and demonstrate community involvement. The school and SAS coach Chris Stromgren recommend the winners.

Here are this year’s recipients!

Marika Meerza
Marika is part of the SAS mountain bike team and helps out with our Tuesday Youth Rides. Here’s what she said when she found out she had been selected for this year’s scholarship:

“I have appreciated the opportunities that the biking community has given me, through trail building and leading the Tuesday night rides. I plan on attending Okanagan College from 2022-2024 to get an Associate of Arts degree. I hope to transfer those credits to UVIC and finish Post-Secondary with a Bachelor of Arts. I will use your generous award to help pay for books and my […]

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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.

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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:

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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|Comments Off on March 2022 Newsletter

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 […]

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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|Comments Off on January Newsletter

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!

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