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 where he both supports these lanes, and does a great job explaining the issues around them.

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 

And check out the local event on Facebook at

Trails Fest 2019!, June 7th-9th

This year for Trails Fest we are planning a 3 day festival dedicated to trails…all kinds of trails. We will start the weekend with an urban trail event, starting and ending at Outspoken Brewery. On Saturday we will have an epic backcountry adventure called the Great Batchawana Adventure Ride – pick 20, 40 or 70km worth of adventure. Sunday is our classic trail party at Kinsmen Park, with a few twists thrown in this year, including the grand opening of a new kid’s balance bike trail.

Friday June 7th – Urban Trail Adventure

Pick the 23km Hub Trail ride (paved, multi-use pathway circumnavigating the city) or the Fort Creek ride (urban mountain biking).

Both rides will depart from Outspoken Brewing (350 Queen St. East) at 7pm.  Following the rides enjoy a post-ride beverage (cash bar) and snacks (included) on the deck at Outspoken.

For more details, and to register for these rides click the links below. There is a small fee that covers post-ride snacks and supports the local trail development activities in Sault Ste. Marie. ($10 for club members, $15 for non-members)

You can keep an eye on and discuss these rides on Facebook too, Click Here!

Saturday June 8th – Great Batchawana Adventure

The Great Batchawana Adventure Ride will introduce you to the Batchawana backcountry. There will be three distances – 70km, 40km, 20km – pick the distance to suit your energy level. All three rides are challenging and will take you from the shore of Lake Superior deep into the Batchawana River country.  The ride begins with coffee and fritters at the Voyageur Lodge at (time) to start your day and there will be a few surprises along the way. Food will be available to purchase at the end of the ride at the Voyageur Lodge.

If you’re thinking about Crank the Shield, this will be your best opportunity to ride the terrain of Day 1.  Your guides will include locals who rode last year’s race.

For more details and to register for these rides click the links below. There is a fee that will cover the breakfast,other goodies, and help support local trail development activities in Sault Ste. Marie. ($30 for club members, $45 for non-members)

You can keep an eye on and discuss these rides on Facebook too, Click Here!

Sunday June 9th – Trails Fest

Come to Kinsmen Park between (opening time) and (closing time) to try some demo bikes from 3 of our local bike shops: Algoma Bicycle Company, Duke of Windsor Sports, and Vélorution Bike and Ski. In addition to bikes from their own stock, they have gotten in factory fleets from top brands Cannondale, Giant, Norco, Salsa, Scott and Specialized! Demos are free but will require you to bring ID and sign a waiver.

Participate in guided trail rides with experienced trail riders and certified mountain biking coaches to get to know what our amazing trails have to offer. Participation in these rides is free, but you will be required to sign a waiver. We also encourage you to consider becoming a club member to provide ongoing support to events like this. Click here to learn more about our club and to join.

Enjoy some tasty BBQ, local craft beer from Outspoken Brewing, and other local goodies like St Joseph’s Island Coffee from Café Natüra, All for very reasonable prices (bring cash).

Have your children test their skills on the Sprockids kids’ obstacle course, where young riders can learn some new tricks in a safe and fun environment.

Check out the grand opening of the new balance bike trail for very young riders to enjoy the park no matter what they’re riding. It’s a fun, flowy trail that the whole family can enjoy safely.

Check out booths and activities from dozens of other community partners

  • Algoma Bicycle Company
  • Duke of Windsor Sports
  • Vélorution Bike & Ski
  • City of Sault Ste. Marie
  • Algoma Public Health
  • Outspoken Brewing
  • Café Natüra
  • Voyageur Trail Association/Saulteaux Club
  • Feeding Your Soul
  • Canadian Armed Forces
  • Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority
  • Soo Finnish Nordic Ski Club
  • Hub Trail Festival
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Fit Bodies Fit Minds
  • Catalyst Fitness
  • Food Bank Farm
  • Country Way Health Food Store
  • Sault College Natural Environment and Outdoor Studies
  • Algoma Highlands Conservancy

Looking forward to seeing you there! You can RSVP to this event on Facebook too! Click Here!

Trail Inspection Workshop

Come out and learn what goes in to keeping our trails in top condition.

We will teach you our inspection process, including how to plan an inspection, what to look for, what to document, remediation recommendations, photography tips and how to complete an inspection report.  The inspection techniques and approaches are applicable to all natural surface trails (e.g., bike trails, hiking trails).

Even if you don’t plan to do a formal inspection, the techniques will help you recognize and report trail issues.  Good reporting helps us to ensure the sustainability of our trails.  Good reporting is also important to maintaining good relations with our landowners.

This workshop is free for Sault Cycling Club members and just $10 for non-members.   Members and Non-Members must register by April 13th (to give me time to print materials).

Register at the following links:

Members Registration                                      Non-Members Registration

If you have questions send me an email: