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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Tuesday Night Ride

July 10, 2018

6:15 pm Start Time

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

More summertime fun on the trails of the Moose Jaw river valley.

Expect a 90-minute ride.

Before the ride, complete an ABC-Quick check of your bicycle.

Put a helmet on your head.

Don’t forget to bring something to drink.

Consider insect repellant.

See you at DQ,

Bob

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Tuesday Night Ride

July 3, 2018

6:15 pm Start Time

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

Summertime TNR is here. Conditions are excellent.

90 minutes on the trails of the Moose Jaw river valley.

Do an ABC-Quick check of your bicycle.

Wear a helmet on your head.

Bring something to drink.

Insect repellant is highly recommended!

See you at DQ,

Bob

Trail maintenance – Wednesday!!!

There is an old saying “many hands make light work”, well this Wednesday (July 4th) lets meet at the lake and make light work of Noser, Upper Rutledge, and Weeping Fee. As many have noticed the grass is getting a little unruly. There are trimmers for 4! If we can get started at 6pm and wrap up around 9pm we will get lots done. Email Rob to let us know if you are able to help out! This invite it to all trail users so if you run or hike on the trails please feel free to assist!

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Tuesday Night Ride

June 26, 2018

6:15 pm Start Time

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

The summer solstice has passed and now the days are getting shorter.

It is time to start thinking about lights for the Fall riding season.

Todays ride will be BACKWARDS Day!

Left is right, up is down, Strava is Avarts.

Prepare yourself for maximum enjoyment:

Do an ABC-Quick check of your bicycle.

Wear a helmet on your head.

Bring something to drink.

Insect repellant is highly recommended!

See you at DQ,

Bob

Weekend Rides – June 23/24

There is a couple club rides this weekend.

On Saturday, June 23 there will be an early group road ride. Meet at the Safeway patio at 7am and leave at 7:10.

Sunday is the club enduro ride at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park. Ride sign-on is at 1030 and the fun starts at 1100. There is no official timing but there will be Strava segments set up for those wanting a time. After the ride, there will be lunch and some prizes.

A 2018 Moose Jaw Paver membership is needed to participate.

Trail Maintenance and Road Rides

I am heading to Buffalo Pound tonight to do some trail maintenance. There is gas trimmers for 2 more people if you are interested. The plan is to leave MJ around 530. With Wednesday night spent on the trails, there will be no group road ride tonight. The road ride will be Saturday morning. Meet at Safeway patio at 7am, leaving shortly after.

If you are able to help tonight on the trails please let Rob know!

 

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Tuesday Night Ride

June 19, 2018

6:15 pm Start Time

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

Another fantastic evening for a ride on the river valley trails.

This week features wildflowers, so many varieties, so many colours.

Set your camera to Macro!

Always complete an ABC-Quick check of your bicycle.

Put a helmet on your head.

Bring something to drink.

See you at DQ,

Bob