The Whole Enchilada is back for a return engagement!
Do you find yourself always riding the same trails at Hiawatha? Do you know where Swoop, Stickman Drive and Drop Ahead are? The Whole Enchilada is a series of rides to get people out to see and ride (with maybe a little walking) the entire Hiawatha trail system.
This is a mountain bike ride for beginners and intermediates. The only qualification is the ability to ride about 10 km in an evening. No one will be left behind. You may not ride every section of trail, but you will see it all, so that you can aspire to riding it all!
The plan will be to do the Pinder on one night, the Crystal on one night and to spread the Red Pine over two nights. My goal is to help as many people as possible complete the Whole Enchilada before the snow flies. To that end there will be multiple opportunities to complete each portion of the ride.
Scheduling will be a bit fluid as I try to schedule around home and work activities, but my aim is to have at lease four ride nights in August and 4 in September. Depending on the level of interest, we will have repeat nights (e.g., if you missed the Pinder night, we could do a make up night later) and can do some weekend rides.
We will track our progress using the official 2019 Hiawatha Trail Passport.
Success will be measured by how many riders can say “I rode the Whole Enchilada!” at the end of the season. Upon completion of your Trail Passport you will be awarded an official Sault Cycling Club 2019 Whole Enchilada adhesive medal (great for proudly displaying on your bike’s top tube).
Nightly Distance: 8-10 km
Bike Suggestions: Mountain bike or fat bike, helmets are mandatory
Supplies: hydration and snacks
Scheduling: approx. 1/week, first night Tuesday July 30, gather at 6:30 by the pump track in Kinsmen Park (look for the Sault Cycling Club banner).
I will set up Facebook Events for the rides and would appreciate if you indicate your interest there, so I know how many to expect each night.
This ride is open to all, but if you are not a member of the Sault Cycling Club you will have to complete a waiver prior to riding.