Kids Shredding Singletrack – Farm Team Edition

KSS is Expanding!  We’re creating a Farm Team to complement and grow the KSS group.

Have you got a trail rider looking for riding opportunities, but they are not quite old enough for Kids Shredding Singletrack?  Well we’re going to try something new this fall to meet that need.

KSS is expanding to provide trail riding opportunities for 7 to 10 year old’s.  (This is in addition to the 11-16 year old group that rides on Wednesdays.)  Farm Team riders will need to be comfortable riding the trails and able to ride at least 2 km on trails (e.g., 2 laps of the Kinsmen Adventure Trail).

  • When:Tuesday September 17 –  October 8th (4 weeks), 6:00-7:00pm
  • 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
  • wear a helmet
  • be comfortable riding trails using a two-wheeled bicycle (no training wheels or balance bikes)
  • Kids will need to be fit and motivated enough to ride between 2 and 5 km of single track trail in an outing

The focus will be on introducing the kids to fun and safe mountain biking.

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 have participated in a previous SCC program).   Send these to Peter@SaultCyclingClub.ca by September 15, 2019.

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

 

Gravel Wednesday – St. Joseph Island

For our second Wednesday, we’ll be riding out at St. Joseph Island.  Meet at the Jocelyn fairgrounds.  Map: Google

We’ll start at 7:30pm to give everyone time to get out there since it’s a bit further than we normally go to start a ride.  Please bring lights.  We’ll almost certainly be finishing at or after dusk.

Our route will involve some well-groomed gravel, some pavement, and some sandy sections.  Map: RideWithGPS

Shawn will be there to lead a C-group ride that cuts off a few kms, but keeps in the section that usually has raspberries!

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!