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 [email protected]

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|Comments Off on Have your Say on the Lakeshore Road Redesign!

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|Comments Off on Spring Trail Update

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|Comments Off on Groomed Trails at South Canoe!

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|Comments Off on Rubberhead Updates

COVID-19 Update for Rubberhead

While Rubberhead is still covered in the white stuff, we thought we would post an update from Rec Sites and Trails BC regarding access to Rec Sites and Trails, which includes our beloved Rubberhead.

We also encourage Shuswap riders to avoid travelling to ride. It is tempting to look south or to Kamloops and see the clear trails, however this is not a time to travel. We are also seeing many warnings from trail groups in the region about trails that are thawing out, and right now riding on them could be damaging anyhow. Just think how sweet it will all be when this calms down!

The SCC echos the recommendation from RSTBC to exercise more caution than normal when on your bike.

Here is a quick recap from RSTBC:

All Recreation Sites are now Closed
Recreation Trails remain Open (with appropriate social distancing)

* Please read the news bulletin for more information about this or visit 

Click on the image below to see the statement from RSTBC




By |2020-03-26T15:52:05-07:00March 26th, 2020|Information|Comments Off on COVID-19 Update for Rubberhead

2020 Memberships Now Open

Spring is on the way, time to refresh your ride and your Shuswap Bike Club membership!

Registration is now open on Zone 4 to update your membership to the Shuswap Cycling Club.

$20 for an Individual or $30 for the whole family.

A little goes a long ways! Membership is critical to maintaining and improving cycling in the Shuswap! We maintain trails at Rubberhead, plan and build new trails, organize Voly Days, work with Rec Sites and BC, the Shuswap Trail Alliance and others to improve facilities and ensure access, and host all kinds of fun rides and events.

Members also receive a 15% discount at Skookum Cycle and Ski. Thanks Skookum!

The more members we have the stronger our voice in the region! We can help advocate for things like a BMX track, pumptrack, road upgrades, and safe cycling […]

By |2020-03-03T12:45:12-08:00March 3rd, 2020|Information|Comments Off on 2020 Memberships Now Open

South Canoe Trails Survey and Information Session

On February 20, 2020 at 7pm the Shuswap Trail Alliance will be holding an Information Session for all South Canoe trail users. It will be held at the Salmon Recreation Center in Room 1.

Address: 2550, 2600 10th Ave NE, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 2S4

Let’s make sure the Cycling crowd is well represented!

In the meantime our South Canoe Trail Survey is ready to go.

By |2020-02-07T11:54:44-08:00February 7th, 2020|Information, Meeting|Comments Off on South Canoe Trails Survey and Information Session
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