Registration is OPEN!

RIDE or RUN 50 or 100 MILES!
This isn’t your typical ride or run. Challenge yourself to complete the 50 mile or 100 mile course!

When: Saturday, September 19, 2020
Where: Hiawatha Highlands

Event Details:

• Open to current Sault Cycling Club members. Not a member? Join our club today!
• Start and stop anytime you like. Restock when you need to. The course is not timed.
• Each lap is approx. 27 km. If you are planning to do the 100 mile, we recommend starting VERY early in the morning. 
• Ride on your own, or with your friends. Please remember to stay in your social bubbles!
• This is self-supported, so you need to bring everything you need for the ride with you and leave it in your vehicle at the Hiawatha parking lot. Lights will be needed to finish the 100 miles. 
• Follow the trail markers on the Crystal, Pinder and Red Pine Trails.
We recommend following them in the direction they are signed – but you can complete your 50/100 miles on whatever trails you like! (Ex. Do the Whole Enchilada x 3 for the 50 mile course, or Do the Crystal once, 5 Red Pine loops and 3 Pinder loops. You’re total miles are what is important!

The SCC will have a tent set up for a portion of the day to cheer you on! Note: We will not have any supplies on hand, so come prepared!

Click here to register.

Course Completion:

  • If you finish while the SCC booth is still set up, you will receive your token of achievement!
  • We will review your Strava / Garmin to ensure completion.
  • For those that finish later, we ask that you submit a screenshot of your ride: to info@saultcyclingclub.ca.
  • We’ll let you know when your token of achievement can be picked up from your local bike shop!

Course Maps:

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/39909161 https://www.strava.com/routes/2729375948100171824

Meet the Club – Ben Warnock, Director at Large

Meet Ben! He’s a Director at Large for the SCC. Ben has organized the September 19 Event to ride or run the Hiawatha trails for 50 or 100 miles. Make sure to say hello when you see him out riding!

Name: Ben Warnock
Position: Director at Large

I grew up in the Sault, went to school in Windsor, competed in track and field at an international level, moved back to the Soo in 2016 and started mountain biking.

My interests include riding bikes, watching bike races and doing other bike related activities.

I became a part of the Sault Cycling Club Executive to help expand our trail systems, bring more riders/events to the Sault, and get more people in our community to use our trails.

I love biking because it’s challenging and there is always something to improve on. It’s mostly because it’s a competition against myself to become the best rider I can be. Whether it’s getting more endurance, being faster on the trails or having lifelong challenges like completing the Marji Gesick in under 12 hours, there is always something to look forward to and that’s exciting! And biking with friends is fun too

The Social Distance Dozen – Hill Segments Now Available!!

The Social Distance Dozen starts tomorrow!
All 13 of the hill segments are listed below. 

Have fun & happy riding!!

Brule Road: https://www.strava.com/segments/25525240

Prince Lake: https://www.strava.com/segments/25511823

Town Line: https://www.strava.com/segments/25511791

Carpin Beach: https://www.strava.com/segments/25494466

Allen Side Road: https://www.strava.com/segments/25494421

Red Rock: https://www.strava.com/segments/25494395

Maki Road: https://www.strava.com/segments/25494376

Goulais Ave: https://www.strava.com/segments/25494339

Crimson Ridge: https://www.strava.com/segments/25494315

Old Goulais Bay Road: https://www.strava.com/segments/25494288

Old Garden River Road: https://www.strava.com/segments/25494258

Third Line: https://www.strava.com/segments/25494230

Landslide Road: https://www.strava.com/segments/25494209

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13 Hills. One Ride. Can you climb up them all??

Through the month of September, the Sault Cycling Club will host this self timed event where entrants must ride all thirteen hills in one (six hour or less) ride, choosing their own route to complete them. Hill segments will be timed but not the rides between them.

Hills:
Landslide Rd, 3rd Line, Old Garden River Rd, Old Goulais Bay Rd, Brule Rd, Crimson, Goulais Ave, Maki Rd, Red Rock, Allen Side Rd, Carpin Beach Rd, Town Line Rd, and Prince Lake Rd. (In any order you like!)

Entrants Must:
1. Be a Cycling Club member.
2. Ride between all segments.
3. Ride the same bike. Equipment changes are allowed for mechanical failure, but not for any advantage (ex: you may change a tire if the sidewall is cut, but not to switch between road and gravel for a different hill.)
5. Submit only one entry.
6. Complete the ride in 6 hours or less.
7. Obey all traffic laws.
8. Complete the ride in September 2020.
9. Post their ride to Strava and submit a screenshot to info@saultcyclingclub.ca

Prize Categories:
-Fastest Rider
-Shortest Route
-Worst Weather Finisher
-Youngest Male & Female to Finish
-Secret Award

Meet the Club – Director at Large, Dan Brosemer

Meet Dan! He’s a Director at Large with the Sault Cycling Club and has a great knowledge of all things bike related! If you’re looking for a new place to adventure to on your bike, Dan is the man to ask!!

Name: Daniel Brosemer
Position: Director at Large

A bit about myself: When I was young I realized that I really liked running. I lost track of fitness at University and for a while afterwards. I got back into running for a bit and then learned that cycling was a real sport that I could compete in. I love both the physicality and strategy that comes with bike racing. I worked in IT for nearly two decades, but still do a bit on the side. I really just want any excuse to get out into nature.

Interests: I like the bio-chemist, science side of sports. A need to take care of my growing myriad of bikes led me to a love of bike mechanics. I got into coffee roasting, bread baking, craft beer and all manner of food and drink that taste good.

Why I am a part of the cycling club: My favourite part of riding is to go exploring places I’ve never seen before, but sometimes even better is taking the opportunity to show someone around a place I’ve recently found. Leading group rides forces me to go explore new places when I’m not otherwise motivated to do so.

Why I love biking: Why, I love suffering, of course.

Meet the Club – Director at Large, Jeff Coutu

Meet Jeff! Jeff joined the SCC Executive this year and is passionate about promoting bicyclists safety. We’re glad to have him as part of the team!
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Name: Jeffrey Coutu
Position: Director at Large

I am a very recent member of the Sault Cycling Club Executive although I’ve been bicycling all my life. I am primarily a hard surface rider. I like to advocate for bicycling infrastructure as I’ve seen the benefits to communities that have good bicycling infrastructure.

I am nearing my retirement and hope to stay healthy by bicycling.