TNR 2017-8

Tuesday Night Ride
February 21, 2017
6:15 pm Start Time
Leaving from DQ on Caribou St W between 4th and 5th Avenue.

Tonight’s ride will feature paved pathways and low-traffic city streets.
The goal will be to stay clean and finish the ride with gears and brakes still operational.
Considering that the temperature of the ride will be at-or-near freezing and precipitation is expected, this may prove impossible.

Impossible challenges are what make TNR my favourite ride of the week.
Come and join me.

Bob

Race Director – Spring Classic NEEDED

Each spring the Pavers do a fantastic job hosting the first road racing event in Saskatchewan.  Racers from across Saskatchewan and some from Alberta and Manitoba are one the start line.  This years event needs a volunteer race director to coordinate and plan the event.  Larry G. has been doing this for the last few years and will be able to assist.  I will also be a resource to set up the registration and look after the regulatory end of the weekend.  In addition to the glory of being the race director you will also receive and honorarium and since being a race director also demonstrates being a great volunteer you receive extra entries for the volunteer appreciation bike draw at the AGM.

The 2017 edition of the Spring Classic is May 6 -7 and it would be great to have a race director in place in early March.  Please contact me directly.

Rob

 

TNR 2017-7

Tuesday Night Ride
February 14, 2017
6:15 pm Start Time
Leaving from DQ on Caribou St W between 4th and 5th Avenue.

So my wife says to me: "TNR or Valentines Day? Choose wisely…."

I chose TNR (I hope I made the right decision).
Above average temperature means surface conditions will be soft and squishy.
Use your tires rated for softness and squishiness.

Wear a helmet.
Bring something to drink.
Put lights on your bike for maximum visibility.

Bob

TNR 2017-6

Tuesday Night Ride
February 7, 2017
6:15 pm Start Time
Leaving from DQ on Caribou St W between 4th and 5th Avenue.

Fresh snow, and lots of it!
An exciting and challenging ride awaits.
We will circumnavigate the city and plow on through the white stuff. We will go around the yellow stuff (sorry Mr. Trump.).

Its a cold one, so wear your best winter gear.

Helmet is on your head? Check!
Water bottle is filled and in its holder? Check!
Lights are attached to bike? Check!

Bob

TNR 2017-5

Tuesday Night Ride
January 31, 2017
6:15 pm Start Time
Leaving from DQ on Caribou St W between 4th and 5th Avenue.

Not much change from last week, icy patches, a sprinkling of fresh snow, seasonal temperature, seasonal wind chill.

Dress lower body for the temperature (2 layers, base + pants) and upper body for the wind chill temperature (3 layers, base + warm + jacket).

Wear a helmet.
Bring something to drink.
Attach lights (to see with).

Bob

TNR 2017-4

Tuesday Night Ride
January 24, 2017
6:15 pm Start Time
Leaving from DQ on Caribou St W between 4th and 5th Avenue.

Another week, another set of completely different riding conditions.
A little snow, mostly hard and frozen ground. Many icy sections, studded tires are recommended.

Dress lower body for the temperature (2 layers, base + pants) and upper body for the wind chill temperature (3 layers, base + warm + jacket).

Wear a helmet.
Bring something to drink.
Attach lights (to see with).

Bob

2017 Registration

The executive of the Moose Jaw Pavers have been working hard this winter to plan an exciting 2017 cycling season.  Registration is now open HERE.

2017 promises to be an exciting year for the Moose Jaw Pavers! What is so exciting for this year? Well, in addition to all the regular group rides we are excited to announce the following:

  1. Volunteer Incentive and Recognition – as a volunteer based group, the success of our events and cycling activities is the result of great contribution from the members.  This year the club executive is excited to announce that with the awesome support and generosity from Dane at Western Cycle, all members who volunteer at our events will be entered into draw for a new bike.  The details of the bike will be announced early this summer and the raffle structure will be announced at a later time and the draw will occur at the AGM.  We can tell you that the more you help the more entries you will receive.  In addition, members who serve larger roles such a race director will also receive a honorarium in appreciation of their contribution to the club.
  2. Saskatchewan Cycling Event Participation Incentive – that’s right folks, get paid to participate in cycling events organized by other SCA clubs.  For our events to be successful we rely on the other clubs coming out and participating.  They in turn rely on us to come out and support their events.  Eligible events are any in province SCA sanctioned club events such as fondos, gravel grinders and regular road/mtb races.  Our hope is that this will encourage our members to try new and different events along with some of their favorites.  Personally, I tried a gravel grinder last summer and it was an absolute blast.  Each member is eligible for a total amount of $50 per year with a maximum of $25 per SCA club sanctioned event.  Receipts will need to be submitted prior to the fall AGM and the member will be reimbursed at the AGM and the member must be in attendance.
  3. Winter training – with spring here before we know it, now is a great time to start training if you are not doing something already or get out and ride with others.  Starting on February 09, 2017, there is an opportunity to schedule a weekly club ride at The ATTIC spin studio. If there is sufficient riders interest this will be a weekly ride.  Details are on the webpage but the Pavers will pay for the first night of riding for 2017 members.  The cost for non-members will be $10 per ride and a minimum of 10 riders is needed.  Let Matt know before February 7 to reserve your spot!attic-ride
  4. Exclusive Club member only activities – including a spring group ride and social (May), fall enduro (September) and fall century ride.  New this year will be a spring enduro is also being planned for May.

The SCA event calendar has been released and the Moose Jaw Pavers will be hosting the Spring Classic May 6 & 7, 2017 and a mountain bike race at Buffalo Pound on August 20, 2017.