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 [email protected].

The Shuswap Cycling Club is also looking for a few more people to help with our bike swap and BBQ on Saturday. If your spouse can’t listen to another word about bikes, we’re offering you an outlet. 😉 Please email [email protected] if you can help.

Thanks everyone, we really appreciate your help!

Announcing our early bird prize winners

We’re happy to announce the winners of our early bird membership giveaway! If your name is listed below, please check your email for instructions on where to pick up your prize.

And the winners are…

  • $50 gift cards for Skookum Cycle & Ski: Carlie Zacharuk, Alanna Reece, Kai Hansen, Callum Reid, Paul Muloin and Frederik Vroom
  • Entry to Sweet Skills’ Rubberhead Flow Session: Emma Archer
  • Anytime Fitness pass: Maja Weisinger, Stacy Chambers and Finlay Mason
  • SCC Swag Pack: Zach Jewell

Congratulations! And thanks to everyone who joined or renewed their membership. We have over 200 members this year so far. If your friends haven’t joined yet, they can still do so on Zone 4 to access all our member benefits and our upcoming members-only events (more details to come).

Reminder – Group rides

Group rides are in their third week already! Here’s a reminder of what’s available.

Ladies’ rides are happening every Monday at 6PM, but locations vary. Please contact Skookum at [email protected] to be added to the mailing list.

Tuesday Youth Rides take place every Tuesday at 5:30PM at South Canoe, but registration is full at the moment.

Pedal & Pint rides are happening every Wednesday at 6PM, but locations vary. Please contact Skookum at [email protected] to be added to the mailing list.

There’s also a special Pedal ‘n’ Pint & BBQ (+ Rocky Mountain demo) this Friday, May 13th. Meet at Skookum Cycle & Ski at 5:30PM or at the Rubberhead parking lot at 6:00pm. The ride will depart from the Rubberhead parking lot by 6:15. $15 gets you a post-ride burger and bevvie. To sign up for the ride and/or to request a particular Rocky Mountain bike to demo, please email Skookum.

For more info on group rides, please visit skookumcycleandski.com (under “Community”).

Facebook group for members

Earlier this year, we created a members-only Facebook group to keep the conversation going about biking in the Shuswap. You can use it to plan your own group rides and find new riding partners, ask for advice about bikes and gear, share your experiences or just get stoked about riding. The group is still young, but we’re hoping it’ll grow into a valuable source of information with your help!


Update on trail conditions

Trails are gradually drying up and opening for biking! As you’re out exploring, please remember to post trail reports on Trailforks to keep fellow users in the loop.

South Canoe: All trails are ready to go! Get out there and have fun.

Rubberhead: We’re missing some intel about Rubberhead! If you’ve been riding there, please let us know how the trails are running by posting reports to Trailforks. You can also email us if you would like to be part of the Monday Rubberhead Voly crew.