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 getting your input at what 2023 could have in store. Everyone is invited but only members are eligible to vote. Give us an email if you are unsure if your membership is current.

Hope to see everyone there!

Active Transportation Plan

The City of Salmon Arm accepted the newly created Active Transportation Master Plan at a recent council meeting. It was crafted by Urban System and is the result of a great deal of public engagement and work by various stakeholders on the City’s Active Transportation Task Force, including the SCC.

It lays out 9 priority infrastructure projects, mostly multi-use pathways around the City:

Aside from the major projects, there are many other strategies and actions to get more people out of cars and onto bikes and other forms of AT safely.

Some that we are excited about and want to help develop:

  • Provide More Bicycle Parking and Other End-of-Trip Facilities
  • Work with partners to develop engaging maps to promote active trips and key destinations.
  • Support Active and Safe Routes to School programs and initiatives.
  • Support programs that encourage adults to bicycle and promote road safety.
  • Support the development of a regional bicycle tourism initiative.

The SCC will be a key group to help bring some of these actions forward. See something on the list of actions that you think is awesome? Let us know and let’s work to make it happen.

Winter Grooming

We had the pleasure to attend the recent Shuswap Community Foundation meeting. It was inspiring to hear about all of the initiatives that were funded by grants through the SCF. The Shuswap Cycling Club in partnership with the Shuswap Trail Alliance received a grant to assist in the purchase of a second snow dog. We were able to collect the rest of the funds through some other gracious donations. We want to again thank the Shuswap Community Foundation and specifically the Jerry and Rita Chu and Family, Ian and Wendy Clay, and the Mickey Peterson Endowment. Cheers!

Looks like the seasons are starting to turn and we are looking forward to getting the program up and running again this year. We are applying to expand the groomed network to about 20km of trails, and hope to launch an interactive map similar to the Larch Hills Map that shows the grooming conditions. Stay tuned!