2020/05/03 Trail Update

New bridge on Tricky Bit

Spring has sprung in Sault Ste. Marie and the snow is almost gone from the trails!

Lots of people have been busy getting the trails in shape for the season.  Trees have been cleared from most trails but ride with caution.  The trails are in typical early season condition which is to say that they need to raked/blown when the snow melt is complete and there are a few sticks lying in wait for your derailleur.

Pinder – all trees cleared, normal leaves and small branches on trail surface, snow patches persisting mainly at the beginning of the trail (persevere past #2 for better conditions)

Red Pine – trees cleared from Wolf Tree, Jakalmon, Cliff Hanger, Meadow, Daisy Dude, Giro, Big Bird, Sesame Street, Foxtrot, Tricky Bit.  There is a tree down across Penny Lane and the west end of Magic Forest.  Rabbit Run, Holiday and Umaface all have significant numbers of trees to be be cleared.  The cleared sections have the normal leaves and small branches on trail surface, Very few snow patches.

Crystal – trees cleared from Large Marge, Flow, Switch, Wave and Ridge Run.  Tree clearing work was happening on the beginning of the Crystal today and I will be able to update on the status later this week. 

 

COVID-19 and Spring SCC Events

Hello everyone.  The Cycling Club executive hopes you are healthy and doing well as we all wrestle with the impacts of COVID-19 in our community.  Our top priority is keeping our community safe and healthy.

Unfortunately, that means we will be unable to proceed with a number of spring activities that we all look forward to…Kids Shredding Singletrack (regular and Farm Team editions), road rides, gravel rides and Trails Fest. 

We will be monitoring the situation and looking for opportunities over the summer and fall to return to hosting events.  We will try to re-schedule the Urban Trail Adventure Ride and the Great Batchawana Adventure Ride if the conditions allow.  We will also look to host some KSS events over the summer (our fingers are crossed for a return of the full programs in September).

Thank you for your support and understanding.  Ride bikes (at a safe distance) and be happy!

 

Sault Cycling Club Annual General Meeting

The SCC AGM will be held Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 7 pm to 8 pm at Mulligan’s Irish Pub. We will be reviewing key information from the 2019 year and updating membership on our outlook for 2020.

At the AGM we will have a number of positions up for election for the executive. We ask that you try to supply nominations for these positions by the Wednesday, February 26, 2020 end of day to allow for optimal use of our meeting; however we will take nominations the day of if needed. You can submit a nomination with this online form or complete a paper copy that can be returned to the club by sending it as a picture to: info@saultcyclingclub.ca

Positions up for elections 2020
  • President
  • Media/Social Platforms Director
  • Fat Bike Director
  • Mountain Bike Director
  • Touring Director
  • Director at Large
  • Director at Large

Also arrive early 6:15 pm and enjoy a ride on the trails at the Sault Country Club prior to the meeting.

You can also see and discuss this event on Facebook

Fat Bike with Mr. Bon Soo!

We’re going to Bon Soo again! There will be bikes, music and a bonfire.

On Sunday February 9, from noon to 3pm, the Sault Cycling Club will have fat bike trails at Bellevue Park.  Come out and try fat biking for the first time – demo bikes will be available.  If you have a fat bike, bring it out and try out our advanced trail.  It may not be wilderness, but we will have some fun features to challenge you!

There will be a number of events happening at Bellevue park on that day (e.g., polar bear swim, ATV rides).  It would be great to have 100+ fat bikers out shredding the trails and showing that cycling is a year round activity enjoyed by many (we’re not just a few crazy riders…there are hundreds of us!).

We will be looking for volunteers to help build the trails in the week leading up to Feb. 9.  This is a great opportunity to learn what it takes to establish a winter trail.  Watch this website and Facebook for details closer to the event.

Spread the word and help us promote the Sault as a year round cycling city!

 

Winter Trails Open House at the Sault Golf Club

This weekend, the Sault Golf Club will be celebrating the opening of a new set of trails in the east end, come out to Mulligans Irish Pub at 1804 Queen Street East, on Saturday January 11th from 11:00am-4pm and explore the new trails, plus participate in a time trial race starting from the pro-shop at 2pm.

As well, the first 36 fat bikers to show up will receive beacon front and rear lights. There will be some other prize opportunities throughout the day too!

Check out a map of the new trails here and remember to be respectful of the land owners and stay on the marked trails, shortcuts and new loops may damage the golf course underneath and have access to these trails restricted.