Join us for the 3rd iteration of the Royal River Valley Rumble: King of the Gnomes May 24th and 25th. This year we are offering something new; an XCE eliminator race on the Saturday and the traditional Cross Country race on the Sunday. This is the second Alberta Cup race of the year (really the first 'cause Lethbridge was cancelled) so come on out to see how that early season training worked.
Due to wet trail conditions and patches of snow...and it's supposed to snow/rain Tuesday we are cancelling the first race. Hopefully winter will be over by next Tuesday. See you out there!
New for this year! Hardcore Bikes is offering four entry level rides for $45 – May 4, May 11, June 1 and June 8. The Softcore ride caters to beginners looking for hands on learning experience, skill development for riding single track, and how to use your bike to its best ability off the beaten path. These two hour ride sessions are introductory rides only - inexperienced riders only! Space is limited so sign up early. These rides will avoid any and all exposed or dangerous sections of trail and will focus on easy single track. The goal of these rides is to get you comfortable to riding on dirt trails – this is not a multi-use (gravel) trail ride. Each of the four ride sessions will be repeats of the ride before (practice makes perfect). The ultimate objective is to get you comfortable enough that you can come on out and join the social Monday night rides and ride without fear! Although we will not be tackling dangerous terrain, mountain biking is an inherently dangerous sport. All riders are required to have a helmet and mountain bike, no exceptions!
To Sign Up Go Here
Looking to improve your riding or just want a group to ride with? Come join us for our group rides it's a great way to learn new routes, improve you skill and fitness, and meet other riders.
Mountain bike rides go Monday at 6:30 and include a Social ride that is a no-drop, relaxed pace as well as an All-Mountain ride that is technically challenging but also at a relaxed pace. If numbers allow, which they usually do, we have a 3rd intermediate-pace ride. If you haven't ridden with us before, come on Monday first. We mention that because we aslo have 2 Wednesday rides for more advanced riders once you find the Monday ride too easy. The Wednesday Enduro ride is as technically challenging as the Monday All-Mountain ride but longer (3+ hours typically) and with fewer stops. The Wednesday Racer ride is one of the hardest mountain bike rides in the city. It is technical, fast and long and is geared to experienced riders with a lot of riding and racing under their belts. Basically, if you aren't sure which ride is for you, come on Monday to guage your fitness and level and then go from there.
Mountain Rides have a few different starting points depending on the night so check with the Shop, or better yet, join our club so you get the emails.
More of a roadie or want to try some road riding. Our Thursday Road Ride is a no-drop endurance ride of 2-3 hours at a moderate endurance pace. It's a great way to learn how to ride in a group. The road ride leaves from the Shop at 6:30.
More info on the Club Rides Here.
Given the huge amount of time we spend riding the trails in the river valley, a few years ago the club thought it a good idea to put something back in the form of some trail days. In cooperation with the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Mountain Bike Alliance, Hardcore Cycling Club adopted the trails in the area below Saskatchewan Drive from the Walterdale Bridge to the Old Timer's Cabin.
Our second Trail Day will be Wednesday August 28th and will be in place of the ride. Come help maintain the trails we love to ride. Afterwards we will retire to Garneau for food and refreshments compliments of your Hardcore Cycling Club
Work Starts at 6:30pm
Meet at the Old Timer's Parking lot a bit before 6:30
Bring shovels, gloves, hedge trimmers, pulaskis and any other trail tools you might have. Closed-toe shoes are a must.
Given the huge amount of time we spend riding the trails in the river valley, the club thought it a good idea to put something back in the form of some trail days this year. In cooperation with the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Mountain Bike Alliance, Hardcore Cycling Club will be adopting the trails in the area below Saskatchewan Drive from the Walterdale Bridge to the Old Timer's Cabin.
This is the first Trail Day of 2013. We plan to have more so stay tuned
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park West (by Old Pool) -- Parking Lot
When: Wednesday June 17 at 6:30pm (come a bit early so we can get going at 6:30).
Why: To Fix up the Trails that we enjoy riding.
Afterwards, stay for a BBQ courtesy of the Hardcore Cycling Club.