Contest – WIN $100!!!

The Sault Cycling Club in partner with Algoma Bicycle & Velorution, bring you this exciting opportunity to win 1 of 2 – $100 gift cards!!

We’ll be running two contests over the summer. The first will run from July 10th to August 10th and is sponsored by Algoma Bicycle 😊

CONTEST DETAILS 

✅ Post a photo showcasing local trails or roads on Facebook or Instagram. You can post as many as you like throughout the month. 

✅ Tell us where you are riding and what makes it special to you.

✅ Use the following #’s: #SaultCyclingClub #algomabikes #velorution_bike_ski #saultstemarie

✅ The photo with the most likes wins!!

✅ If your account is private you’ll need to message us a screenshot or we won’t see it – even if you tag us! Please note that we may share these photos on social media.

✅ Contest is open to all current SCC members. Not a member? No problem. You can join our club today! 

https://saultcyclingclub.ca/about-sault-cycling/join-our-club/

$30 / Adult – $15 / Youth – $70 / Family

Fat Bike Director, Reg Peer

Meet Reg!
He’s the SCC’s Fat Bike Director who has some exciting ideas to bring more riding opportunities to you in the near future!!

Name: Reg Peer
Position: Fat Bike Director

A bit about myself: Born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie! I grew up playing team sports like hockey and soccer as kid and got into riding in my late teens. I enjoy riding all types of bikes. In the last few years I have developed an interest in competing in “Ultras” (really long bike races). I’ve raced in couple ultras in the UP, the Marji Gesik 100 mile and the Crusher 225 mile. One of these days I would like to tackle the Arrowhead 135, the Highland Trail 500, and the Tour Divide! I also have started up a cycling touring company, with a couple friends, called Red Pine Tours!

My Interests include riding bikes, hunting & fishing, playing shinny with the boys, and brewing beer!

I am a part of the cycling club because I want to grow and develop the sport in our community.

Cycling is a great way to explore the city, the woods, and the surrounding area. It allows you to view places that you’ve been before from a different perspective. When I’m out on my bike nothing else matters, I can escape from the natural day to day stresses and worries of everyday life…. it’s also a really fun time and it’s even better when you’re out with friends!

Meet the Club! Mountain Bike Director, Brian Blaney!

Introducing Brian Blaney! He’s the SCC’s Mountain Bike Director and loves to do what he can to make cycling in SSM easier to access, navigate and safer for everyone from everywhere to enjoy!

From SSM, been working in the utility industry since 2006 after graduating from Sault College. Been riding bikes all my life, from exploring neighbourhoods and SSM as a kid with friends to using them for transportation to work/school. Always been on 2 wheels of some sort.

I’m part of the SCC because Jan/Joel suckered me into it – they nominated me at an AGM. I was actually looking to be secretary…! I continue to be a part because I get to work with a group of passionate people who are constantly improving cycling in our area. It’s very humbling to work with such energetic, giving, fun people!

I love riding bikes because it takes me to places I never expect and it always can make me smile. I struggle with my mental health and find that I always come back from a bike ride as a happier, calmer person. Once I’m able to get out and be pedalling, the magic of bikes takes over and makes things better, even if only temporary. The feeling you get from cruising around and finding flow is something that everyone should experience. I love the people that I’ve met through cycling also – I have so many great friends because of the sport. The community here is something special!!

Meet the Club – Advocacy Director, Andre Riopel

Meet the Sault Cycling Club Advocacy Director who has a vision for a city-wide interconnected trail system that he’s working tirelessly to make possible for our city.

Name: Andre Riopel
Position: Advocacy Director

Current Project: Finn Hill Trail

I’m now the official oldest and longest serving executive member of the SCC going back to 1981. My current title is advocacy director, a role and passion I have held all my adult life. I am a strong believer in the transformative power of this elegant simple machine both on a personal level and community level. Through my years of advocacy work I have never seen a time of growth we are seeing now. The pandemic has provided an opportunity for society to realize how much sense it makes to move by human power instead of driving.

Some highlights of my advocacy career include spear heading STAC and the genesis for the Hub Trail. Last year I was given the inaugural Public Health Champion award for my work over the years. That really meant a lot for me.

I also spearheaded the Esposito Park asphalt pump track with the help of many others including Dean Greenwood and the generous support of Dale Harrison and the City of SSM. This project has been a great addition to the downtown area. It’s one of a few asphalt tracks in the country and is well used by cyclists of all ages and abilities.

I am a firm believer that behavior is dictated by the environment we Iive in and people will ride bikes when there are safe and convenient places to do so.

My long term vision is the creation of a interconnected city wide trail system.