The Monday Rides are Going despite the wintery weather. These are mountain bike rides that meet at the shop and leave at 6:30. More Details Here
Road Rides are also underway. Meet at the shop at 6:30pm every Thursday. Rides will start out as 1.5 - 2 hours but progress through the season to be longer.
With both the Road and MTB rides, newcomers are welcome to try out the rides but if you enjoy it, you do need to join our club to keep coming out (blame the lawyers). You can do that Here. If a ride needs to be cancelled due to weather we will announce it on our Twitter Feed which you can subscribe to Here.
Wednesday rides will get going soon stay watch this space or, as mentioned above, subscribe to our scintillating Twitter feed.
Can't make it to Stonehenge this year? Why not come to our Solstice Ride instead.
Not only is Ibis bringing their demo bikes to the Shop on June 20th from 3 to 6pm but we will also be hosting our annual Solstice Ride. This ride will take advantage of the long evenings at that time of year so we can hit up the best trails in the river valley...all of them. Plan for 4.5 hours of riding. After-ride activities will include suitably pagan beverages and snacks at our favourite post-ride restaraunt.
The Monday and Wednesday rides have started. Due to the mud and snow on some of the trails the early rides tend to be on gravel trails and pavement but as the weather improves we will be shifting to singletrack. The first Monday ride April 2 had a great turnout and the weather cooperated. On that topic, if the weather is looking sketchy, check with the forum or subcribe to our Twitter feed for ride (and race) updates. We will let you know if a ride or Tuesday night race is to be cancelled at about 4pm the day of. Sometimes we will still have the ride if the weather is wet but it will shift back to the paved or gravel paths to preserve the trails. Come and give it a try, we hope to see you out.
The rides break down like this:
Monday has 2 Rides: the Social Ride and the All-Mountain Monday Ride
Wednesday's Rides are the Racer Ride and the Enduro Ride
We do combine groups if the numbers are too low for multiple rides and similarly we will break into more groups if the numbers are high. For detailed descriptions of the rides to see what might appeal to you Click Here
Put May 19 on your Calendar, that's when the Royal River Valley Rumble: The Revenge of the Gnome Alberta Cup #2 Race takes place. We are using a new venue in Queen Elizabeth Park. The trails there are super-fun so it will be a great race. Click the link below for details.
Good News everyone. The Monday Rides start this,er...Monday. The trails may or may not be rideable so it may be a gravel or paved trail ride but riding is riding--it will still be mountain bikes.
The Monday Rides will continue until the Snow flies in the Fall. If the weather looks sketchy, check the Club Forum or subscribe to our Twitter feed for ride updates--usually by 4pm the day of the ride we'll let you know if it's cancelled but otherwise no news is good news and the ride is a go.
The First Race of 2012 was Sunday March 18 in Devon. Thanks to the Devon Bike Club for hosting a super-fun event. the 2.5km course was a mix of pavement, snow, slush and mud which made for treacherous conditions in spots. The soft snow could send riders into instant tank-slappers and some spots were so soft running necessary--so pretty much like a 'cross race.The Hardcore Cycling Club contingent did well in the Expert race with Andre in 2nd, Mark 3rd, Peter 4th and John 5th. In the Sport race, Jon powered his fat bike onto the podium despite missing the start--an epic effort.