Kids Shredding Singletrack (AKA Youth Mountain Bike Skills clinic)

Update: Hello everyone, due to personal schedules for coaches, we need to change the KSS night from Tuesday to Wednesday.  I hope that everyone who has expressed interest can still make it on Wednesdays.  I’m sorry about changing this so late, but we need our volunteers to run a fun and safe clinic for the riders.  

 

Kids Shredding Singletrack (KSS) is about to start our fall season. 
KSS is a weekly mountain bike skills clinic for 11 to 16 year old youth.

When: Wednesday September 11 –  October 16th (6 weeks), 6:30-8:30pm

Where: Kinsmen Park/Hiawatha (behind the ice cream shop)

A typical session will include a brief discussion and demonstration of a skill or technique, then we will divide into groups to ride the trails.  We will stop at features where they can practice and develop their skills.  The focus will be on fun, but there will also be some learning going on!

Parents are welcome to ride along and, depending on the number of participants, might be asked to perform a “sweeper” role, trailing one of the groups and assisting the instructor/leader as needed.

To participate, your child will need to:

  • be a member of the Sault Cycling Club ($15 for youths, $70 for a family membership), register here: Join our Club
  • have access to a mountain bike in good repair and
  • wear a helmet.

Kids will need to be fit and motivated enough to ride between 6 and 10 km of single track trail in an outing.

The focus will be on introducing the kids to fun and safe mountain biking.  The environment will be non-competitive and kids won’t be pressured to try any skill outside their comfort zone.  

If you are interested in having your child participate, please complete the KSS Registration Form and the KSS Bike Check Form (yes we need both forms, even if you are a returning KSSer).   Send these to Peter@SaultCyclingClub.ca by September 4, 2019.

Sean, Andre and I can hardly wait for our weekly rides!

If you have questions send me an email:  Peter@SaultCyclingClub.ca

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Gravel Ride September 4th – Echo Bay

This week, we’ll be starting up Wednesday gravel!  Meet at Echo Bay School at 7pm.  We’ll do about 50km.  Definitely bring lights, we’ll likely be back at dusk or later.

For the first time ever, we’ll have a C-group option for gravel riding, so if you’re looking to ride at a very casual pace, Shawn will be there to lead a group out.

There are a couple torn up sections of pavement on Pioneer and Government roads, so we get some bonus gravel!

Road Ride

Wednesday will be our Wednesday Worlds starting at 7. We’ll meet at the lighthouse in Richard’s Landing once again. 

The drop ride will start with a neutral roll out to the turn onto F&G Line, at which point the game is on. It will end at the Sportsmans sign at the top of the Gawas Bay hill climb, at which point you can neutrally ride back to town; no need to wait for everybody, though. Remember to obey traffic signs and ride safely. Here’s a copy of the map for anybody who may want it.

I will do a 20km C ride for those that want to ride more socially.

Women’s Road Ride postponed

I’m going to be the one, I’m going to be the one to chicken out. I’m canceling–postponing really, we’ll ride next week since we’ve had so few rides–tonight’s ride. We are under a warning for a thunderstorm and high winds (70-90km). Those are dangerous and extremely unpleasant conditions (I’ve ridden in them before) and the radar is showing this storm on it’s way with little chance of it deviating course. 

I apologize and hope this reaches everybody in time.

Shawn