While I'm adding to the news today... I should mention that all club rides are cancelled during the winter season. We will update the events in the spring when we are ready to ride! In the mean time don't forget Swicked Cycles Monday and Thursday rides... check them out on the Swicked facebook site to see what is happening each week.
Announcing our 2018 Executive, a couple changes from 2017. Megan Racher will take over the president position, Dan Toonders will take over the Mountain Bike role, Suzanne Jolly will take over the Rec position. and Martha Meinchenko will take over the VP role! Looking forward to a great 2018!!!!!!
Hi everyone! Just a note that we are working to get the 2018 on line registration up and running. Hope it will work by Jan 3 so everyone can take advantage of the early bird special on the cycling BC insurance!!!!
Calling all riders and volunteers! The annual race will be held March 19. We are hoping to debut a new course as long as the snow melts in time! Registration is through the Island Cup website. http://www.islandcupseries.com/
Planned course route below. You will start by heading towards Mudhoney and finish up on Cheshire/Oggies. approx. 11km and 150m elevation per lap.
Volunteers please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to everyone who made it out Monday for our first meeting of the year. Lots of great ideas came up, but we are looking for some volunteer support... Tuesday beginner MTB ride leaders in the BLL, volunteers to help with the XC race day March 19 in Snowden... please let any of us know if you can help out... I can be reached at MTB@rivercitycycle.ca
It's been a heck of a winter, it's time to get riding, but please be gentle on the trails until they thaw/dry out a bit!!!! Our first club meeting of the year will be Jan 30, 2017. Check out our events page or our facebook page for more information. 2017 is looking like a great year for the club. We have almost entirely new faces on the executive, and are hoping to have a busy season. We have set our Island Cup XC race date as March 19. There is talk of another Beer and Burger fundraiser early this spring as well. Looking forward to seeing everyone on the trails!
Hey Riders, a great crew of volunteers recently brushed out the Taz trail from top to bottom and it's in great condition. A recommended loop is to start at Lost Lake parking lot, head up to Wileys and then on to Taz. After this loop you might even find yourself wondering how Snowden has so much downhill trail!
1. Head up Riley Lake trail to Gunbarrell
2. Climb Gunbarrell to the road,
3. turn right on the road.. follow this to Wiley's woods
4. Take Wiley's down and turn right onto Enchanted Forest
5. Take Enchanted back to the access road
6. Turn left on the road and follow it up to the start of Taz. At the Taz start there is an old cedar log across the access road.
Campbell River XC Island Cup Mountain Bike Race
Hosted By RCCC, Snowden Demonstration Forest
Saturday April 30th
The Campbell River XC is a great event/fundraiser for the River City Cycle Club and the community. It is our chance to shine and showcase the great trails in Snowden! The race is attended by local riders, and riders from other regions of Vancouver Island and the Mainland.
The race offers three categories, beginner, intermediate and expert, a fun day and a great way to challenge yourself and take part in some friendly competition.
Volunteers needed for race day! Guaranteed to be a fun day!
We are looking for volunteers to help throughout the day, snacks provided during shifts. Hot dog roastand refreshments after the racing is finished.
Please email: email@example.com
Saturday April 30th, 2016
Race plate pickup 10-11am
Race starts at 12 noon
Laps – 10.5km – Beginner 1 lap, Intermediate 2 laps, Expert 3 laps
Trails – Red Devil, Lost Frog, Lost Lake, Mudhoney Pass, BLT, Grilled Cheese, Ham Sandwich, Red Devil.
Registration and information about the Campbell River XC Island Cup Series will be available at: http://www.islandcupseries.com