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!

 

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!

 

United Way Autumn Urban Trail Adventure

United Way Hub Trail Ride

Looking for hearty souls to brave the gales of November and join a guided ride around Sault Ste. Marie’s Hub Trail in support of the United Way. The Trail is a 22.5 kilometre, paved, non-motorized trail that circles the City. We will have groups to suit all speeds and enthusiasm levels.

Rides will depart from Outspoken Brewing (350 Queen St. East) at 2pm and should be finished between 4pm and 5pm. There will be a snack stop (included) approximately half-way around the trail. Following the ride enjoy a post-ride beverage (cash bar) and snacks (included) at Outspoken. The ride will proceed rain or shine (hopefully shine) though we’ll find some ways to keep you entertained at Outspoken if the weather is unbearable (not likely!!!).

Get your bike ready for one last ride as the season draws to a close…and of course, dress according to the weather. For more details, and to register, click the links below.

The ride fee covers snacks and a donation to support our local United Way (receipts will be provided for the donation portion).

Click the links below to register:

For more information: Peter@SaultCyclingClub.ca

Cyclocross Season is Here!

Once again the leaves are turning and things are getting a little cooler and a little muddier…sounds like cross season is here!

We have three races in our series this year…one on St. Josephs Island, one at Root River Golf Course and the final Halloween Cross at Crimson Ridge Golf Course.  Stay tuned for more details.