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

August 14, 2018

6:15 pm Start Time

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

Another great day for a bicycle ride.

For a limited time TNR will feature a level crossing on the Moose Jaw River.

It has also been included in a new Strava segment, "No Through Road".

Another new segment was added called "Saulteaux", in addition to the two new segments added

a couple of weeks ago, "Birds of Prey" and "Ungulates".

Come for a ride and learn where these and other Strava segments begin and end.

Wear a lid.

Bring a drink.

See you at DQ,

Bob

IMBA Trail Care weekend!!

The weekend is almost here and WOW the weather forecast.

For those camping this weekend there is group camping set up at the north area of the lower chalet. So you don’t need to book a spot or pay for camping in this area but the Park will be ensuring you have the Entry Permit.

The agenda for Saturday is pretty straight forward. There is a workshop on sustainable trail building starting at 8am at the lower chalet. After the workshop we will start the trail project. With the hot weather in the forecast it will be important that we take frequent breaks etc. and we do not want volunteers over-extending in the heat. Bring a hat, water bottle/hydration pack whatever you need to be outside in the heat.

Sunday morning we will be finishing the trail project and then will take some time to ride our bikes and enjoy the new trail.

See you out there Friday night/Saturday morning!

TNR – free ride

The official TNR will not be meeting tonight due to holidays! So this presents a great chance to get a weeknight ride in at other local trails such as Buffalo Pound PP. With the awesome trail work by Parks and club volunteers, the weekend rain will make tonight optimal conditions, AKA Hero dirt.

Get out and ride!

Just a quick reminder that the IMBA Trail Care Crew visit is this Saturday and Sunday. We will start Saturday morning at 8am. Meet at the lower Chalet. This is a great chance to get some volunteer hours for the volunteer appreciation prize drawn at the fall AGM.

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Tuesday Night Ride

July 31, 2018

6:15 pm Start Time

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

A 90 minute exploration on the trails of the Moose Jaw river valley.

Complete an ABC-Quick check of your bicycle before the ride.

Wear a lid.

Bring a drink.

See you at DQ,

Bob

IMBA Trail Care Visit – All Trail Users

The IMBA Trail Care visit is quickly approaching!

IMBA Canada will be leading a trail day on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park. This is a great chance to learn about sustainable trail construction and be part of a trail project. The planned trail project is rerouting the Thank-you Nature start which is badly eroded. All trail users are welcome to attend and help out with this project. There will be tools available but please bring your favorite trail tools. Free camping will be available at the lower Chalet area on Friday and Saturday night for participants. So come early and enjoy a Friday night ride/run/hike and socialize with other trail users. Sunday will officially be Funday with the project completed there will be a group ride.

Where: Buffalo Pound Trails Trailhead

When: August 11, 2018 – starting at 8am.

Who: All trail users.

If you are interested in attending please let Rob know via email!

 

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Tuesday Night Ride

July 24, 2018

6:15 pm Start Time

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

A 90 minute adventure on the trails of the Moose Jaw river valley.

Before the ride:

Air – check!

Brakes – check!

Chain – check!

Quick-release – check!

Protect your head.

Hydrate your body.

Defend against biting insects.

See you at DQ,

Bob

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Tuesday Night Ride

July 17, 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.

You will need an off-road capable bicycle, and should complete an ABC-Quick check before arriving at DQ.

Wear a helmet.

Bring something to drink.

See you at DQ,

Bob