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
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
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
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!
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).
A reminder from the Sault Cycling Club…your AGM is coming up this week! Come on out on Thursday night to hear about what has been accomplished over the past year and the exciting plans for the coming year.
There will be all of the standard business meeting reports, but the meeting is really about the present and future of cycling in the Sault. This is your chance to play a part in the Sault’s cycling community! Yes, there will be elections for positions on the SCC executive but, there are many other ways you can play a part…
Being a member of the club – the more members we have, the stronger our voice when advocating for cycling. We have a new way to become a member in 2019…come out and hear about it!
Volunteer for trail work – there are a number of exciting developments in the works for local trails in 2019.
Become a Trail Inspector – find out about our training program and how trail inspections are helping the SCC generate trust with landowners.
Help organize a party – Trails Fest 2019 is going to be bigger and better than ever! Trails Fest is big, but it is only one of the cycling parties happening in the Sault in 2019. To host a great party requires some dedicated party planners.
Dan’s been developing some plans for the Gravel riders in the crowd. Help Dan create an awesome new set of rides.
Kids programs are always looking for volunteers – you don’t need to be an expert, there are lots of different roles that help these programs happen.
If you like whats been happening, come out and let us know. If you don’t like whats been happening, come out and tell us what you would like to see happen.
There will be lots of time for socializing, the rollers will be set up, Outspoken Brewing will have beverages available and Feeding Your Soul Cafe will have food available.
We’re going to Bon Soo! There will be bikes, music and a bonfire.
On Sunday February 10, 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. 10. Watch this website and Facebook for details closer to the event.
Spread the word by printing out this poster and sharing with your friends and co-workers.