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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Youth Mountain biking!

As we get closer to the riding season the Moose Jaw Pavers will once again be offering a Learn2MTB program for the youth of Moose Jaw. This is a fun-filled 8 weeks where the participants are introduced to riding the local trails, riding related bike skills in a safe, encouraging environment. All coaching is provided by an NCCP certified coach. Registration is required and details are at available here or check out the facebook event.

See you on the trails!

TNR 2018-16

Tuesday Night Ride

April 17, 2018

6:15 pm Start Time

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

Are you tired of the sunshine and mild temperatures that Spring in Moose Jaw is famous for?

Well then, tonight’s TNR is just what you are looking for!

Challenge your bike-handling and weather-resisting abilities with a 90-minute ride around town.

See you at DQ,

Bob

Inaugural RCC Spring Reliability Test – event invite!

Good morning Pavers,

Looks like winter may let up for a bit. All interested members of the Moose Jaw Pavers are invited to RCC’s Spring Reliability Test on Saturday morning. The ride leaves Craven @ 9am and there is a 50 km and 90km option. This is a great chance to see your winter training. Details are below:

https://www.facebook.com/events/439086969860862/

TNR 2018-15

Tuesday Night Ride

April 10, 2018

6:15 pm Start Time

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

90 minute ride around Moose Jaw.

Lights are only needed "to be seen" on your way home after the ride.

See you at DQ,

Bob

TNR 2018-14

Tuesday Night Ride

April 3, 2018

6:15 pm Start Time

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

Ride conditions will include the following:

Snow, Ice, Water, Mud, Dirt.

90 minute ride around Moose Jaw.

Lights are only needed "to be seen" near the end of the ride.

See you at DQ,

Bob

TNR 2018-13

Tuesday Night Ride

March 27, 2018

6:15 pm Start Time

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

90 minute ride around Moose Jaw.

Paved paths and lightly-used streets will be followed.

Lights are only needed for the very end of the ride or to go home after the ride.

See you at DQ,

Bob