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

September 18, 2018

6:15 pm Start Time

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

The ride will be about 20 km in length and 90 minutes long.

Sunset is at 7:08pm, Civil Twilight ends at 7:41pm.

You will require lights "to see with" and clear lenses on your glasses.

Complete an ABC-Quick check of your bike.

Wear a helmet

Bring something to drink.

See you at DQ,

Bob

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Tuesday Night Ride

September 11, 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.

Sunset is at 7:24pm, Civil Twilight ends at 7:57pm.

It is recommended that you have lights "to see with" for the latter half of the ride.

Also, eyewear with clear lenses is recommended.

Complete an ABC-Quick check of your bike.

Wear a helmet

Bring something to drink.

See you at DQ,

Bob

2018 Pavers Fall Enduro

When: Sept 16, 2018 @ 10:30am 

Where: Lower Chalet Trailhead – Buffalo Pound Prov. Park

Why: Get out and play bikes!

Must have a current Moose Jaw Pavers/SCA membership to play! Get your Pavers membership at moosejawpavers.ca! If you are already a member of Sask Cycling, your day will be super cheap, and super fun. If you are already a member and have participated in the Spring Enduro, you know the deal !

2018 fall enduro 

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Tuesday Night Ride

September 4, 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.

Sunset is at 7:39pm, Civil Twilight ends at 8:13pm.

It is recommended that you have lights "to see with" for the latter half of the ride.

Complete an ABC-Quick check of your bike.

Wear a helmet

Bring something to drink.

See you at DQ,

Bob

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Tuesday Night Ride

August 28, 2018

6:15 pm Start Time

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

This will be a 90-minute ride on the trails of the Moose Jaw river valley.

Sunset is at 7:54pm, Civil Twilight ends at 8:29pm.

It is recommended that you have lights for your ride home, white on the front, red on the rear.

There are two kinds of bicycle lights, those "to be seen" and those "to see with".

"To be seen" is so you don’t get run over by a car.

"To see with" is so you can go faster in the dark.

For late-Fall TNR, you will need "to see with" lights.

Presently, a minimum 700 lumens is recommended for trail riding in the dark.

Also, now is the time for choosing tires for winter TNR.

Studded tires are recommended for Moose Jaw winter conditions.

Get them early, supplies are limited.

Your local bike store can supply you with everything you need.

Support your local business!

Complete an ABC-Quick check of your bike.

Wear a helmet

Bring something to drink.

See you at DQ,

Bob

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Tuesday Night Ride

August 21, 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.

An off-road capable bicycle is recommended.

Complete an ABC-Quick check of your bike.

Wear a helmet

Bring something to drink.

See you at DQ,

Bob