2019 Buffalo Pounder

WOW another successful Buffalo Pounder is finished for another year. While the unsettled weather was taming the dust that we have become accustomed to riding, the trail conditions today were excellent. Thanks to all the club volunteers along with Parks staff for the trail maintenance before the race. Thanks Tim, Ray, Pierre, Matt and Vaughn (Parks)! Thank you DAne @ Western Cycle for supplying the great prizes for after the race!

Turnout for the race was great. Thank you everyone for coming out to play bikes on the wonderful trails in Buffalo Pound Provincial Park. As a club we get to enjoy these trails on a regular basis and it is great when everyone comes out to the race and enjoys these trails. Just remember this year none of the climbs were to the top of the valley. Thanks to Jocelyn for taking the great photos of today activities.

The kid race was alot of fun! Thanks to the club coaches and parents there are lots of kids who love riding trails. Below are the results from the kid race.

Registration reminder

Registration for the Buffalo Pounder closes tonight (June 20th) @ 11:59. You will be able to register Sunday morning but it will cost you $70. You can register online at https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/2019-buffalo-pounder.

While the weather forecast going into the weekend is interfering with riding plans on Thursday and Friday. Saturday’s forecast shows reduced rain and Sunday will have improved. We are lucky that the Buffalo Pound trails are rideable shortly after a rain and the trails planned for the course are well drained. With the current forecast for Saturday to have minimal precipitation, trail conditions on Sunday should be fantastic and filled with lots of hero dirt.

The plan is to mark the course Saturday morning and once complete a message will be posted on the Moose Jaw Pavers facebook page.

Thank you – trail volunteers

Big shout out to Tim, Ray, Pierre and Rob for spending the day (June 18/19) helping out with approved work on the trails at Buffalo Pound PP. Along with Vaughn they managed to cut the following trails:

  • Heaven
  • Thank-You Nature
  • lower Rutledge,
  • Roots
  • Big Rock and Gup’s Trail
  • Highroad
  • Barrels (~1/2 done)
  • portion of Weeping Fee
crew taking a short break on Gup’s Trail

Everyone enjoys the trails and it was sure great to have a solid day giving back to support the trail network!

TNR 2019-25

Tuesday Night Ride

June 18, 2019

6:15 pm Start Time

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

You have a Pavers jersey and mug. You have raced the hills at Buffalo Pound and the Apron at 15 Wing.

Have you tried a TNR yet?

90 minute ride on the trails of the Moose Jaw River valley. Some trails you have seen before, some never.

Complete an ABC-Quick Check of your bicycle.

Bring something to drink.

Wear a helmet.

Sunset is at 9:16pm

Civil Twilight ends at 10:01pm

See you at DQ,

Bob

TNR 2019-24

Tuesday Night Ride

June 11, 2019

6:15 pm Start Time

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

Another beautiful day for a bike ride. Expect a 90-minute ride on the river valley trails.

Here are a couple of typical trail riding mantras:

"Look where you want to go" is number one, "Over, Under, Through" is another.

As vegetation along the trails grows, we sometimes find ourselves in conflict.

Hand tools should be used to facilitate "Look where you want to go". If you can’t see the trail, you can’t see the obstacles.

"Over, Under, Through" should guide any further minimal trail maintenance decisions.

Complete an ABC-Quick Check of your bicycle.

Bring something to drink.

Wear a helmet.

Sunset is at 9:12pm

Civil Twilight ends at 9:57pm

See you at DQ,

Bob

TNR 2019-23

Tuesday Night Ride

June 4, 2019

6:15 pm Start Time

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

A beautiful day for a bike ride. Come and discover the trails of the Moose Jaw River valley.

The first and last km are on pavement, the rest of the ride is on the trails.

Ride time is approximately 90 minutes and covers 18-20 km.

Complete an ABC-Quick Check of your bicycle.

Bring something to drink.

Wear a helmet.

Sunset is at 9:07pm

Civil Twilight ends at 9:51pm

See you at DQ,

Bob

TNR 2019-22

Tuesday Night Ride

May 28, 2019

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.

Do an ABC-Quick Check.

Bring something to drink.

Wear a helmet.

Sunset is at 8:59pm (after the ride)

Civil Twilight ends at 9:42pm (after the ride)

See you at DQ,

Bob