Club Rides: Week of May 23/22

Shout out to everyone coming out to ride bikes. All the rides (not impacted by weather) were well attended and everyone had so much fun. The following are the rides for this week:

Prairie Pedals MTB Ride – Monday, May 23th – meet @ 6:15pm at the 7th Avenue Bridge (bottom of 7th Ave). Come out and have fun learning to mountain bike in this friendly, casual, supportive group ride geared towards the beginner rider, for women-only. This recreational ride will help you gain basic mountain bike skills and help you learn and maintain the components of your bike. Led by an experienced rider, this 90-minute ride will familiarize you with the trails of the beautiful Wakamow Valley. Meet @ 615pm at the 7th Avenue Bridge (bottom of 7th Ave).

Wednesday Night MTB Ride – Wednesday, May 25th – meet at the 7th Avenue Bridge and be ready to ride at 6:15pm. Last week’s ride was so much fun and this week looks to repeat. This will be a 90-minute ride through Wakamow Valley. Most of the trails are dry enough to be ridden without leaving ruts so expect to ride the singletrack and have fun on the trails. Any mountain bike is the most suitable bike for this ride. Bring water and wear a helmet. See you there!

Thursday Night Road Ride – May 26th – meet at the Safeway patio and be ready to ride at 6:15pm as the ride will be leaving then. Expect a 60-minute ride that will be no-drop. The route will be determined based on the wind direction. Any road bike will be suitable. A taillight and flashing headlight are recommended as they increase visibility during the ride. There are some great options available in local bike shops.

Sunday Morning Road Ride – May 29th – meet at the Safeway patio and be ready to ride at 9:30am. The ride will be about 90 minutes long and may break into a couple groups based on pace. The route will be based on the weather conditions.

What to bring to a club ride?

  • 2022 Moose Jaw Pavers Cycling Club membership along with a 2022 SCA membership (available here)
  • Helmet – mandatory to be worn during all club rides. Not only is this an insurance requirement it is just smart.
  • Water and snack – bring enough water for the ride and whatever snack you may enjoy.
  • Positive attitude – remember to have fun, riding bikes is great fun and wonderful exercise.

Club Rides – Week of May 16th

Exciting News! Prairie Pedals Ladies only MTB ride returns!

The following are the rides for this week:

Prairie Pedals – Monday, May 16th – meet @ 615pm at the 7th Avenue Bridge (bottom of 7th Ave). Come out and have fun learning to mountain bike in this friendly, casual, supportive group ride geared towards the beginner rider, for women-only. This recreational ride will help you gain basic mountain bike skills and help you learn and maintain the components of your bike. Led by an experienced rider, this 90-minute ride will familiarize you with the trails of the beautiful Wakamow Valley. Meet @ 615pm at the 7th Avenue Bridge (bottom of 7th Ave).

MTB Trail Ride – Wednesday, May 18th – meet at the 7th Avenue Bridge and be ready to ride at 615pm. Last week’s ride was so much fun and this week looks to repeat. This will be a 90-minute ride through Wakamow Valley. Most of the trails are dry enough to be ridden without leaving ruts so expect to ride the singletrack and have fun on the trails. Any mountain bike is the most suitable bike for this ride. Bring water and wear a helmet. See you there!

Thursday Night Road Ride – meet at the Safeway patio and be ready to ride at 615pm as the ride will be leaving then. Expect a 60-minute ride that will be no-drop. The route will be determined based on the wind direction. Any road bike will be suitable. A taillight and flashing headlight are recommended as they increase visibility during the ride. There are some great options available in local bike shops.

Sunday Morning Road Ride – meet at the Safeway patio and be ready to ride at 930am. The ride will be about 90 minutes long and may break into a couple groups based on pace. The route will be based on the weather conditions.

What to bring to a club ride?

  • 2022 Moose Jaw Pavers Cycling Club membership along with a 2022 SCA membership (available here)
  • Helmet – mandatory to be worn during all club rides. Not only is this an insurance requirement it is just smart.
  • Water and snack – bring enough water for the ride and whatever snack you may enjoy.
  • Positive attitude – remember to have fun, riding bikes is great fun and wonderful exercise.

Club Rides – week of May 9th

The following are the rides for this week:

MTB Trail Ride – Wednesday, May 11th – meet at the 7th Avenue Bridge and be ready to ride at 615pm. This will be a 60-90 minute ride through Wakamow Valley. Most of the trails are dry enough to be ridden without leaving ruts so expect to ride the singletrack and have fun on the trails. Any mountain bike is the most suitable bike for this ride. Bring water and wear a helmet. See you there!

Thursday Night Road Ride – meet at the Safeway patio and be ready to ride at 615pm as the ride will be leaving then. Expect a 60-minute ride that will be no-drop. The route will be determined based on the wind direction. Any road bike will be suitable. A taillight and flashing headlight are recommended as they increase visibility during the ride. There are some great options available in local bike shops.

Sunday Morning Road Ride – meet at the Safeway patio and be ready to ride at 930am. The ride will be about 90 minutes long and may break into a couple groups based on pace. The route will be based on the weather conditions.

UPDATES: There is some unstable weather in the forecast which may affect the rides. The updates on rides will be posted to the Whatsapp chat and to the club Facebook group.

What to bring to a club ride?

  • 2022 Moose Jaw Pavers Cycling Club membership along with a 2022 SCA membership (available here)
  • Helmet – mandatory to be worn during all club rides. Not only is this an insurance requirement it is just smart.
  • Water and snack – bring enough water for the ride and whatever snack you may enjoy.
  • Positive attitude – remember to have fun, riding bikes is great fun and wonderful exercise.

Club Rides – week of May 2/22

The following are the rides for this week:

MTB Trail Ride – Wednesday May 4th – meet at the 7th Avenue Bridge and be ready to ride at 615pm. This will be a 60ish minute ride through Wakamow Valley. Most of the trails are dry enough to be ridden without leaving ruts so expect to ride the singletrack and have fun on the trails. Any mountain bike is the most suitable bike for this ride. Bring water and wear a helmet. See you there!

Thursday Night Road Ride – meet at the Safeway patio and be ready to ride for 615pm as the ride will be leaving then. Expect a 60 minute ride that will be no-drop. Route will be determined based on the wind direction. Any road bike will be suitable. A taillight and flashing headlight are recommended as they increase visibility during the ride. There are some great options available in local bike shops.

Sunday Morning Road Ride – meet at the Safeway patio and be ready to ride at 930am. The ride will be about 90 minutes long and will break into a couple groups based on pace. The route will be based on the weather conditions.

UPDATES: any updates on rides will be posted to the Whatapp chats.

What to bring to a club ride?

  • 2022 Moose Jaw Pavers Cycling Club membership along with a 2022 SCA membership (available here)
  • Helmet – mandatory to be worn during all club rides. Not only is this an insurance requirement it is just smart.
  • Water and snack – bring enough water for the ride and whatever snack you may enjoy.
  • Positive attitude – remember to have fun, riding bikes is great fun and wonderful exercise.

Club Rides – week of April 25

The following are the rides for this week:

MTB Trail Ride – Wednesday April 28th – meet at the 7th Avenue Bridge and be ready to ride at 615pm. This will be a 60ish minute ride through Wakamow Valley. We will explore trails and avoid the sensitive trails that are still too soft and wet to ride. Any mountain bike with tires that hold air will be suitable. Bring water and wear a helmet. See you there!

Thursday Night Road Ride – meet at the Safeway patio and be ready to ride for 630pm as the ride will be leaving then. Expect a 60 minute ride that will be no-drop. Route will be determined based on the wind direction. Any road bike will be suitable. A taillight and flashing headlight are recommended as they increase visibility during the ride. There are some great options available in local bike shops.

Sunday Morning Road Ride – meet at the Safeway pation and be ready to ride at 930am. The ride will be about 90 minutes long and will be no-drop. The route will be based on the weather conditions.

What to bring to a club ride?

  • 2022 Moose Jaw Pavers Cycling Club membership along with a 2022 SCA membership (available here)
  • Helmet – mandatory to be worn during all club rides. Not only is this an insurance requirement it is just smart.
  • Water and snack – bring enough water for the ride and whatever snack you may enjoy.
  • Positive attitude – remembers to have fun, riding bikes is great fun and wonderful exercise.

New Years Gran Fundo on Zwift

The Moose Jaw Pavers have worked together with the provinces premier cycling clubs to offer you a New Years Gran Fondo on Zwift (Jan 1 at 10am).

Register here: https://www.zwift.com/ca/events/view/2445433

This is a fondo-style ride open to all skill levels and abilities. The ride is split into categories based on distance. Each category’s ride features a unique course. All of the rides feature enough elevation to keep the legs spinning. Choose the category that best fits your schedule. Expect some action at the front, just as you would experience in an outdoor fondo. This is a perfect ride to: challenge yourself, meet a distance goal, or to just ride with your friends.

A Group = Watopia – Climbers Gambit – 28km – 671m elevation

B Group = Watopia – Seaside Sprint – 103.6km – 785m elevation

C Group = Watopia – Big Foot Hills – 70km – 714m elevation

D Group = Watopia – Figure 8 – 30.2km – 255m elevation

Upcoming Club Rides!

September 19th – Buffalo Pound Provincial Park @ 10 am – With the great fall weather lets get out and enjoy some great riding together. Lets meet at the lower Chalet at 10am. We can break into groups based on experience as needed but this will be a no-drop ride! Sign up in Cycle Club app.

September 23rd – Thursday Night Ride – Wakamow Valley in Moose Jaw. Meet at the 7th Ave Bridge at 6:15. The ride length will be 60-90 min. With the shorter days lights will be needed to be seen on the ride home. There is a possibility that the ride will extend into a night ride for those with lights for riding. Last week it was an absolute blast night riding. If you are looking for lights check out the local bike shops as there are lots of great options. This ride is posted in Cycle Club app and please sign up in the app.

September 24-26 – to be determined.

riding the Eco Trials at night – so much fun!

Thursday Night Club Ride – August 19th

Join us for the weekly Thursday Night Ride. This week we are riding in Wakamow Valley. New ride leader this week as the other Rob is busy. So come out and enjoy an evening on the trails. This rainy weather will really help trail conditions on the ride. Grab you helmet, water and bike and see you there.

As we get later into the August the days are getting shorter and lights will start to be needed. There are lots of great headlight/taillight options at local bike shops. Ideally, you want to get something bright enough to see the trail. Night riding is so much fun!

Upcoming Rides – June 27th – July 1st

Below are the upcoming club rides. With the lessening of restrictions on our activities we are able to offer a limited number of “Try-it” spots on each ride. This is a great way for non-members to come and participate in a ride or two before joining. These spots can also be useful for any members to bring friends/family along for a club ride. To participate as a “Try-it” you simply need to complete the Non-member Waiver and return it to the Pavers 1 hour before the scheduled ride begins. Completed waivers can be emailed to the Pavers .

Sunday June 27th – Club group ride at Buffalo Pound. Ride starts at 8:30 Lower Chalet. The ride will separate into a novice and intermediate groups. Sign up so we can ensure a ride leader is there for each level. Ride details are posted in Cycle Club, sign-up and complete the health check.

Pedals Ride (June 30th) – meet at the bridge for 9am trail ride. This is Moose Jaw’s only ladies only group trail ride. Bring water, bike and helmet. Also sign up in the app.

Thursday Night Ride (July 1st) – meet at the 7th Avenue bridge at 6:15 pm. The ride will separate into a novice and intermediate groups. This is a trail ride and will be 60-90 minutes, enjoying the trails in Wakamow Valley. Trail conditions are AWESOME! A mountain bike is most suitable for this ride. Bring water and wear your helmet! Sign up in the app so that leaders for both ride groups are avaible to the ride.

Buffalo Pound PP Trail Maintenance

Today the Moose Jaw Pavers started the trail maintenance to support the Parks ongoing work. Thanks to Tim, Ray Dave and Rob for coming out and getting a jump on the needed trimming. Club volunteers were able to trim the following:

  • Twister (upper and lower sections)
  • Junkyard
  • 1/4 Mile
  • Pick-up Sticks
  • Thank you Nature
  • Rutledge (upper and lower sections)
  • Weeping Fee
  • Noser (to the turn off to Roots)

Some areas the grass was getting pretty tall and some of it may be on the trails for a couple days until it dries and blows off but with +32°C today it was drying pretty quickly!

More is maintenance is planned for Wednesday and will update the list. If you are interested in helping out please reach out to us via email (moosejawpaversatgmaildotcom).