Membership Renewal + Activities!!

It is time to dust off the bikes and get them ready for an active time of spring and summer riding. Now is the time to renew your membership and participate in the organized riding opportunities in 2021. Club rides will officially begin May 1st but dry trails in April may mean some club rides. Changes will be made to adjust to any needed changes in the SCA Return to Play. Sign up for your membership HERE!

Planned Activities

With the current restrictions in place for group activities this year will start off with activities planned for May and June. As summer progresses and there is a feel for changes in guidelines activities will be added. Specific details on the club events will be posted in early April. You must be a member to participate! Club based activities for this first block will be:

  • Prairie Pedals – Ladies only ride. This is a great chance to get out and be part of a supportive group of ladies for fun focused mountain bike ride. Selfies included! Check out this recent article about ladies rides in Saskatchewan! Nicely done Laurie!
  • Youth Ride group – lead by an NCCP coach and following safe coaching practices this will be a chance for Moose Jaw youth aged 9-14 to ride trails. This year the format will be different then past. There will not be structured skill sessions but will be rides focused and learning opportunities throughout. These rides will be Saturday mornings.
  • Thursday Night Rides – a mountain bike ride in Wakamow Valley Trails will be similar to last year but this year we will break into a novice group and intermediate group then meet at the end of the ride.

Additional activities being planned:

  • Solo Challenge – more details to follow but this will consist of routes being posted weekly. Complete the ride at your pace. The ride styles will vary and will be xc or enduro themed. There may even be a gravel route. Club members who participate will be entered in a draw for some prizes. Details to follow!
  • Buffalo Pound Lake – Qu’Appelle Valley gravel experience! This will be a socially distanced ride. Details to follow!

Membership Perks

In addition to the discounts provided as part of the SCA membership there are some member discounts available. The following discounts are available for members this year:

– to use promo code MJPAVERS when booking your service and Velofix will be supporting the club by providing the following back to the club.

  • For a basic bike service, $5 to the club
  • For major bike service, $10 to the club; and
  • For the overhaul, $18 to the club.

Book service online at velofix.com | Mobile Bike Shop and feel free to share the promo code with friends and family!

– this is online mountain bike skill coaching. 1000’s of riders around the world are members and improving their mtbing skills. Through an EXCLUSIVE partnership members of the Moose Jaw Pavers will receive a 15% discount of membership. Details on this are available at https://moosejawpavers.ca/rlc-group-partnership/. Members interested in this can get the code by emailing the club moosejawpavers@gmail.com

Insurance

There are often many questions around insurance. Check out this informative blog post for SCA members on the Insurance Program (https://saskcycling.ca/your-questions-about-the-scas-insurance-options-for-members-answered/) .

Our Community Supporters

A HUGE THANK YOU to the following business that support our club each year.

Whats New!

While things may have been quiet on here over the Winter, we have been busy.  Since the AGM a Club Constitution has been developed to support the Bylaws that were approved.  These are HERE.  Going forward the Club Board will be comprised of an Executive Board and coordinators.  The constitution provides the operational framework.  The Board members are posted HERE.

As we look forward to activities for 2021, there are unknowns, but we are planning to hold the club activities that we can within the framework of the SCA Return to Play, along with the Provinces public health restrictions.  Hopefully, there is some clarity on the situation soon and we can post a tentative plan for 2021 by mid March.

Registration is now open for the year (LINK) and membership will be required to participate in all club activities.  Membership is important for the club.  Memberships help assist us with obtaining grants for expenses related to trail maintenance.  Membership also provides you with insurance for club activities. This year we are offering an option for members to extend their coverage for training outside the club sanctioned activities.  The extended coverage cost is $20.00 for the year and can be purchased during registration.

See you on the road or trails!

Club Rides

The following are the club rides for the week of October 12, 2020.

Thursday October 15th – Thursday Night Ride. We will meet at 6:15 at the bottom of 7th Avenue SW. This ride will be 60-90 mins long mountain bike ride across the trails in Wakamow Valley and will be a no drop ride. The ride will mostly during twilight and will include some night riding. Riding at night is lots of fun with lights to see the trail. Luckily, there are many great options and around 1000 lumens is a good start.

Check the A-B-C’s (air-brakes-chain) and remember to bring water and wear a helmet. A mountain bike is most suitable for these rides. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 please stay home and rest.

SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIME, BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE ACTIVITY.  FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS GUIDELINE WILL RESULT IN OUR SANCTION BEING REVOKED. For more information please read Saskatchewan Cycling Association – Return to Play During COVID-19

These rides are for club members and will be following the Saskatchewan Cycling Association’s Return to Play Guidelines that have been approved by the provincial government. Each ride has only 1 spot available for non-members who can attend 1 ride on a waiver (based on the first submitted waiver). Both the COVID-19 Waiver and non-member waiver MUST submit be completed waiver via email (min. 1 hr prior to ride). If waiver is not submitted you will unfortunately not be allowed to participate on these rides. Please email the non-member waiver.

See you on the trails!

Club Rides this Week

The following are the club rides for the week of October 5, 2020.

Thursday October 8th – Thursday Night Ride. We will meet at 6:15 at the bottom of 7th Avenue SW. This ride will be 60-90 mins long mountain bike ride across the trails in Wakamow Valley and will be a no drop ride. The pace and route will be tailored skill and fitness to the riders attending. Lights to see the trail will be needed for most of the ride. Luckily, there are many great options and around 1000 lumens is a good start.

Saturday October 10th – The Prairie Pedals ladies only ride will meet at the parking area near the bridge on 7th Avenue SW for an 10am ride. This ride will be about 60 min ride.

Check the A-B-C’s (air-brakes-chain) and remember to bring water and wear a helmet. A mountain bike is most suitable for these rides. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 please stay home and rest.

SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIME, BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE ACTIVITY.  FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS GUIDELINE WILL RESULT IN OUR SANCTION BEING REVOKED. For more information please read Saskatchewan Cycling Association – Return to Play During COVID-19

These rides are for club members and will be following the Saskatchewan Cycling Association’s Return to Play Guidelines that have been approved by the provincial government. Each ride has only 1 spot available for non-members who can attend 1 ride on a waiver (based on the first submitted waiver). Both the COVID-19 Waiver and non-member waiver MUST submit be completed waiver via email (min. 1 hr prior to ride). If waiver is not submitted you will unfortunately not be allowed to participate on these rides. Please email the non-member waiver.

See you on the trails!

Club Group Rides

The following are the club rides for the week of September 28, 2020.

Thursday October 1st – Thursday Night Ride. We will meet at 6:15 at the bottom of 7th Avenue SW. This ride will be 60-90 mins long mountain bike ride across the trails in Wakamow Valley and will be a no drop ride. The pace and route will be tailored skill and fitness to the riders attending. Lights to see the trail will be needed for the last half of the ride.

Saturday October 3rd – The Prairie Pedals ladies only ride will meet at the parking area near the bridge on 7th Avenue SW for an 10am ride. This ride will be about 60 min ride.

Check the A-B-C’s (air-brakes-chain) and remember to bring water and wear a helmet. A mountain bike is most suitable for these rides. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 please stay home and rest.

SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIME, BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE ACTIVITY.  FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS GUIDELINE WILL RESULT IN OUR SANCTION BEING REVOKED. For more information please read Saskatchewan Cycling Association – Return to Play During COVID-19

These rides are for club members and will be following the Saskatchewan Cycling Association’s Return to Play Guidelines that have been approved by the provincial government. Each ride has only 1 spot available for non-members who can attend 1 ride on a waiver (based on the first submitted waiver). Both the COVID-19 Waiver and non-member waiver MUST submit be completed waiver via email (min. 1 hr prior to ride). If waiver is not submitted you will unfortunately not be allowed to participate on these rides. Please email the non-member waiver.

See you on the trails!

Club Rides – week of Sept. 21

The following are the club rides for the week of September 21, 2020.

Thursday September 24th – Thursday Night Ride. We will meet at 6:15 at the bottom of 7th Avenue SW. This ride will be 60-90 mins long mountain bike ride across the trails in Wakamow Valley and will be a no drop ride. The pace and route will be tailored skill and fitness to the riders attending. Lights to see the trail will be needed for the last half of the ride.

Saturday September 26th – The Prairie Pedals ladies only ride will meet at the parking area near the bridge on 7th Avenue SW for an 10am ride. This ride will be about 60 min ride. There is also the group coaching session (pre-register and limited spots) with Fresh Trails MTB on Sunday afternoon.

Check the A-B-C’s (air-brakes-chain) and remember to bring water and wear a helmet. A mountain bike is most suitable for these rides. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 please stay home and rest.

SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIME, BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE ACTIVITY.  FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS GUIDELINE WILL RESULT IN OUR SANCTION BEING REVOKED. For more information please read Saskatchewan Cycling Association – Return to Play During COVID-19

These rides are for club members and will be following the Saskatchewan Cycling Association’s Return to Play Guidelines that have been approved by the provincial government. Each ride has only 1 spot available for non-members who can attend 1 ride on a waiver (based on the first submitted waiver). Both the COVID-19 Waiver and non-member waiver MUST submit be completed waiver via email (min. 1 hr prior to ride). If waiver is not submitted you will unfortunately not be allowed to participate on these rides. Please email the non-member waiver.

See you on the trails!

Club Rides

The following are the club rides for the week of August 31st, 2020.

Monday August 31st – The Prairie Pedals ladies only ride will meet at the parking area near the bridge on 7th Avenue SW for an 8am ride. This ride will be about 60 min ride.

Thursday September 3rd– Thursday Night Ride. We will meet at 6:15 at the bottom of 7th Avenue SW. This ride will be 60-90 mins long mountain bike ride across the trails in Wakamow Valley and will be a no drop ride. The pace and route will be tailored skill and fitness to the riders attending. It is starting to get dark near the end of the ride, so lights to be seen for the ride home may be needed.

Check the A-B-C’s (air-brakes-chain) and remember to bring water and wear a helmet. A mountain bike is most suitable for these rides. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 please stay home and rest.

SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIME, BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE ACTIVITY.  FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS GUIDELINE WILL RESULT IN OUR SANCTION BEING REVOKED. For more information please read Saskatchewan Cycling Association – Return to Play During COVID-19

These rides are for club members and will be following the Saskatchewan Cycling Association’s Return to Play Guidelines that have been approved by the provincial government. Each ride has only 1 spot available for non-members who can attend 1 ride on a waiver (based on the first submitted waiver). Both the COVID-19 Waiver and non-member waiver MUST submit be completed waiver via email (min. 1 hr prior to ride). If waiver is not submitted you will unfortunately not be allowed to participate on these rides. Please email the non-member waiver. Joining the club takes less then 5 mins and can be completed online.

See you on the trails!

Club Ride Schedule

The following are the club rides for the week of August 24th, 2020.

Monday August 24th – The Prairie Pedals ladies only ride will meet at the parking lot across from the Burger Cabin for an 8am ride. This ride will be about 60 min ride and may break into 2 groups.

Thursday August 27th – Thursday Night Ride. We will meet at 6:15 at the bottom of 7th Avenue. This ride will be 60-90 mins long mountain bike ride across the trails in Wakamow Valley and will be a no drop ride. The pace and route will be tailored skill and fitness to the riders attending.

Check the A-B-C’s (air-brakes-chain) and remember to bring water and wear a helmet. A mountain bike is most suitable for these rides. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 please stay home and rest.

SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIME, BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE ACTIVITY.  FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS GUIDELINE WILL RESULT IN OUR SANCTION BEING REVOKED. For more information please read Saskatchewan Cycling Association – Return to Play During COVID-19

These rides are for club members and will be following the Saskatchewan Cycling Association’s Return to Play Guidelines that have been approved by the provincial government. Each ride has only 1 spot available for non-members who can attend 1 ride on a waiver (based on the first submitted waiver). Both the COVID-19 Waiver and non-member waiver MUST submit be completed waiver via email (min. 1 hr prior to ride). If waiver is not submitted you will unfortunately not be allowed to participate on these rides. Please email the non-member waiver. Joining the club takes less then 5 mins and can be completed online.

See you on the trails!

Club Ride Schedule

The following are the club rides for the week of August 17th, 2020.

Prairie Pedals ladies only ride will be a private coaching session Wednesday evening for those who have registered for this. Regular Prairie Pedals rides resume on August 24, 2020.

Thursday August 20th – Thursday Night Ride is a new ride for club members. We will meet at 6:15 at the bottom of 7th Avenue. This ride will be 60-90 mins long mountain bike ride across the trails in Wakamow Valley and will be a no drop ride. The pace and route will be tailored skill and fitness to the riders attending.

Check the A-B-C’s (air-brakes-chain) and remember to bring water and wear a helmet. A mountain bike is most suitable for these rides. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 please stay home and rest.

SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIME, BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE ACTIVITY.  FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS GUIDELINE WILL RESULT IN OUR SANCTION BEING REVOKED. For more information please read Saskatchewan Cycling Association – Return to Play During COVID-19

These rides are for club members and will be following the Saskatchewan Cycling Association’s Return to Play Guidelines that have been approved by the provincial government. Each ride has only 1 spot available for non-members who can attend 1 ride on a waiver (based on the first submitted waiver). Both the COVID-19 Waiver and non-member waiver MUST submit be completed waiver via email (min. 1 hr prior to ride). If waiver is not submitted you will unfortunately not be allowed to participate on these rides. Please email the non-member waiver. Joining the club takes less then 5 mins and can be completed online.

See you on the trails!

2020 Prairie Pedals Rides

PRAIRIE PEDALS ladies only ride is back! YEAH! Things are a little different this year, so please familiarize yourself with the following (short version at the bottom, but please read the long portion before you ride!).

Week 1: June 29, 2020 at 8am *faints* at the south end of 7th SW. If you don’t know where that is, go on South Hill and follow 7th down the closed road until you can’t go any further because the bridge is closed.

Following weeks will be posted on this page with times and locations, and we are aiming to ride until August 31, 2020.

As always this is a no-drop ride. We will stop regularly to prepare you for what’s coming up, selfies, and give those who need it (*ahem* me) time to catch up. Beginners are encouraged and more than welcome!

SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIME, BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE ACTIVITY.  FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS GUIDELINE WILL RESULT IN OUR SANCTION BEING REVOKED. For more information please read Saskatchewan Cycling Association – Return to Play During COVID-19

Club members and guests share the responsibility for making club rides as safe as possible and helmets are mandatory for all ride participants.

All trail closures and directional markings must be respected.

Everyone is responsible for having their bike in good working order, wearing a helmet, bringing their own mechanical needs, and bringing your own water, snacks, bug spray, and sun screen as needed. THESE ITEMS MAY NOT BE SHARED.  Also recommended are a face mask, and hand sanitizer for use before and after rides.

If you are showing signs of COVID-19, please do not come to a ride and instead take the time to get better.  If you test positive for COVID-19 after the ride please let Saskatchewan Health know you were on the ride and they will obtain a participant list to conduct contact tracing.

Please keep in mind we are limited to 10 riders per ride, including ride coordinator and ride leader.  If need be, we may split into 2 groups if there are 2 leaders available. We are limiting non-member riders participating under waiver only to one per ride.

Rider membership and waivers must be completed online a minimum of ONE HOUR before ride begins. Papers cannot be turned into a ride coordinator.

Non-members will need to complete both of these waivers (COVID-19 Waiver and non-member waiver). Please email these to prairiepedals@gmail.com to reserve your spot (first messaged, first served), we will go down the list of those interested to ensure as many people as possible are able to experience our rides. Papers cannot be turned in to ride coordinator.

If you are having issues with any of these links please message prairiepedals@gmail.com and we will be glad to assist you.

Short form: PRAIRIE PEDALS ladies only ride is beginning June 29, 2020. Beginners please join us! Social distancing is required or we get shut down. Be respectful of the trails. Bring anything you might need, nothing can be shared. Don’t forget hand sanitizer and helmet. If you’re sick, stay away! If you get sick, let us know. Sign up in advance. We are limited to how many can come with us.

Club Rides – week of Sept 14!

The following are the club rides for the week of September 14, 2020.

Thursday September 17th – Thursday Night Ride. We will meet at 6:15 at the bottom of 7th Avenue SW. This ride will be 60-90 mins long mountain bike ride across the trails in Wakamow Valley and will be a no drop ride. The pace and route will be tailored skill and fitness to the riders attending. It is starting to get dark near the end of the ride, so lights to be seen for the ride home may be needed.

Saturday September 19th NEW DAY and TIME – The Prairie Pedals ladies only ride will meet at the parking area near the bridge on 7th Avenue SW for an 10am ride. This ride will be about 60 min ride.

Check the A-B-C’s (air-brakes-chain) and remember to bring water and wear a helmet. A mountain bike is most suitable for these rides. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 please stay home and rest.

SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIME, BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE ACTIVITY.  FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS GUIDELINE WILL RESULT IN OUR SANCTION BEING REVOKED. For more information please read Saskatchewan Cycling Association – Return to Play During COVID-19

These rides are for club members and will be following the Saskatchewan Cycling Association’s Return to Play Guidelines that have been approved by the provincial government. Each ride has only 1 spot available for non-members who can attend 1 ride on a waiver (based on the first submitted waiver). Both the COVID-19 Waiver and non-member waiver MUST submit be completed waiver via email (min. 1 hr prior to ride). If waiver is not submitted you will unfortunately not be allowed to participate on these rides. Please email the non-member waiver. Joining the club takes less then 5 mins and can be completed online.

See you on the trails!

Club Rides

The following are the club rides for the week of September 7, 2020.

Monday September 7th – No group ride planned. Check you email as we look for a weekend time to continue the rides into the fall!

Thursday September 10th– Thursday Night Ride. We will meet at 6:15 at the bottom of 7th Avenue SW. This ride will be 60-90 mins long mountain bike ride across the trails in Wakamow Valley and will be a no drop ride. The pace and route will be tailored skill and fitness to the riders attending. It is starting to get dark near the end of the ride, so lights to be seen for the ride home may be needed.

Check the A-B-C’s (air-brakes-chain) and remember to bring water and wear a helmet. A mountain bike is most suitable for these rides. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 please stay home and rest.

SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIME, BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE ACTIVITY.  FAILURE TO FOLLOW THIS GUIDELINE WILL RESULT IN OUR SANCTION BEING REVOKED. For more information please read Saskatchewan Cycling Association – Return to Play During COVID-19

These rides are for club members and will be following the Saskatchewan Cycling Association’s Return to Play Guidelines that have been approved by the provincial government. Each ride has only 1 spot available for non-members who can attend 1 ride on a waiver (based on the first submitted waiver). Both the COVID-19 Waiver and non-member waiver MUST submit be completed waiver via email (min. 1 hr prior to ride). If waiver is not submitted you will unfortunately not be allowed to participate on these rides. Please email the non-member waiver. Joining the club takes less then 5 mins and can be completed online.

See you on the trails!