And So Begins The 2018 Riding Season

Yeah – spring weather is finally here and it is time to get outside and ride. There are lots of fun activities planned for this year including an IMBA Trail Care weekend in early July (more to follow) but this will be an excellent weekend around sustainable trails and work on a trail project from the leaders in sustainable trails. Club memberships are now live so get your membership (https://moosejawpavers.ca/join-the-pavers/).

The Pavers will be hosting 2 races this year. The Spring Classic is May 5-6 and will follow the traditional format for the event. If you are not planning on racing that weekend we will need volunteers to set up/tear down the Crit course and be a marshal at the crit and road race. Details on volunteering will be sent out separately. The second race is the Buffalo Pounder on June 10 and we will need race day volunteers for that as well.

2018 Group rides!!! Riding bikes are fun and it is fun to do with a group. For group road rides this year I (Rob) will lead one ride per week, it will be either a Wednesday (@615) or Saturday morning and the ride will be sent out on Monday. If someone would like to lead the second ride please let me know. The rides will meet at Safeway Starbuck patio. Ride time and route to be decided based on weather (wind).

2018 also marks the return of youth cycling development. After a short break, the Learn2MTB program is rollin again. This will start on May 5. Details and registration are available at https://moosejawpavers.ca/events/mountain-biking-development/.

Fridays are #ferdagirls and a Paver membership is your ticket to ride. Last year this was a fun ladies led ride at Buffalo Pound.

Volunteers Prizes!!! Last year Ray won a sweet Norco Fatbike for his countless hours performing trail maintenance at Buffalo Pound. The prize for this year is still being finalized. It could be a bike or it may be a gift card but it will be awesome. To win you need to volunteer at a race, lead a group ride or assist with some trail maintenance. Details will be posted on the website when the prize is finalized.

Ride ON!

 

 

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TNR 2018-21

Tuesday Night Ride

May 22, 2018

6:15 pm Start Time

Leaving from DQ on Caribou St W between 4th and 5th Avenue.

Riding conditions in the river valley continue to be excellent.

Expect a 90-minute ride.

Do an ABC-Quick check of your bicycle prior to riding.

Wear a helmet and bring something to drink.

See you at DQ,

Bob

Group Road Ride – week of May 21st

I am away this week and unable to lead a Wednesday night ride. Let’s meet Saturday (May 26th) at Safeway at 9:15. Ride leaves at 9:30.

Group Road Ride – May 19

Let’s meet for the ride at 8:45 leaving at 9:00. Aiming for a 2 hour maybe a little longer ride. Red blinky light, helmet and lots of water are all great assets for the ride.

See ya Saturday morning!

Rob

TNR 2018-20

Tuesday Night Ride

May 15, 2018

6:15 pm Start Time

Leaving from DQ on Caribou St W between 4th and 5th Avenue.

A 90-minute ride on the trails of the Moose Jaw river valley.

Complete an ABC-Quick check of your bicycle.

Wear a helmet.

Bring something to drink.

See you at DQ,

Bob

Group Road Ride – May 9/18

Sorry about the short notice but I some plans changed. The group road ride will be TONIGHT (Wednesday night). Meet at Safeway patio at 6:15pm leaving shortly after. Route chosen will be based on wind direction. Grab some water, charge up your red tail light and make sure you have air in the tires.

See you there!

Rob

TNR 2018-19

Tuesday Night Ride

May 8, 2018

6:15 pm Start Time

Leaving from DQ on Caribou St W between 4th and 5th Avenue.

Last week, 4 riders completed 19.3km in 93 minutes.

You can watch a 40-second video of that ride here:

https://www.relive.cc/view/1544371708

This week, more of the same. 90-minute ride on the trails of the Moose Jaw river valley.

Complete an ABC-Quick check of your bicycle.

Wear a helmet.

Bring something to drink.

See you at DQ,

Bob