ARCH Great Bucket List Cycle

On Saturday September 14th, ARCH’s annual fundraising ride will be taking place on St. Joe’s Island, Register to ride 40km, 70km or 100km to raise money for our local hospice.

You can start your fundraising now, and if you raise over $100 before September 1st you can receive a commemorative T-Shirt, raise more than $200 and you can get a dry-fit shirt!

Check out the event website at https://www.archhospice.ca/cycle or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/308050699859218/ 

 

Bike Lanes at City Council on Monday

If you’ve been following our cities plans on bike lanes, you may have seen that the proposed lanes on Pine Street and Willow Ave have hit some friction and have been delayed. The issue will be brought up to City Council once more on Monday July 15th, at 4:30pm at City Hall, and some members of the club will be making a brief presentation on the issue. Please come out and show your support! These lanes can make cycling in our city much safer!

If you’d like to read more about why these lanes are so important, or how they can be a net improvement to the neighbourhood even to those who primarily drive, Check out Andre Riopel’s online petition at https://www.change.org/p/sault-ste-marie-city-council-support-bike-lanes-on-pine-and-willow where he both supports these lanes, and does a great job explaining the issues around them.

Manitoulin Island Tour, July 19-20th

The Sault Cycling Club will be having a weekend tour on Manitoulin Island July 19 & 20, 2019. 
 
How will you get there: Brad J. is able to take 4 riders and all their gear. The plan is to leave Friday July 19 after work and drive to the Island. The next day we will be on tour enjoying the scenery and food.  If you wish, we can come back on Saturday evening or Sunday morning; truth be told once you see the campsite – you may not want to leave. 
 
The place where we will be staying is an experimental agricultural farm that is completely self-sufficient, and it’s located just outside Little Current; Justin the host often hosts cyclists who pass through. The route is ~110km long, but it can be easily adjusted depending on how we are feeling. Your Touring Director will keep an eye on weather leading up to the weekend. 

Things you will need:

  • A bike
  • Food (I will bring a stove and cooler)
  • Rain gear 
  • Panniers are not necessarily needed but could be useful
  • Sleep system (tent, sleeping pad and bag)

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out. GPX and campsite location will be released shortly. Please let us know if you are interested in attending. 

Cheers, 

Brad

Ride Don’t Hide, Sunday, June 23rd

This weekend be sure to check out this great event from the Canadian Mental Health Association, Donate to a good cause, enjoy a tasty BBQ, ride your bike 5, 25, 50 or 100km, the last two with an OPP escort!

Registration is $40, which includes Lunch and some swag, and is waived if you fundraise more than $100

Check out the website and register at https://ridedonthide.com/ 

And check out the local event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/599208797254834/