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).

Club Rides – June 15-19th

After last weeks weather gave us a chance to look after some bike maintenance and this week is going to be a great week for riding as the weather is looking fantastic! If you are planning to attend a ride please remember to sign up in the Cycle Club app. See you on the trails

Pedals Ride (June 16th) – meet at the Cree Bridge (3 Wellesey Street) for a 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 (June 17th) – 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!

Saturday Youth Ride – the group is riding and the ride plan will be sent to participants.

Upcoming Rides (June 1-6)

The weather is looking fantastic for this weeks rides! Yeah! With the recent changes to the covid guidelines there are a couple important changes. There is no longer any max group size participating in sport activities but we must maintain a 2 meter “personal” distance before and after the activity but during the activity there is no spacing requirements. Attendance and health checks are still required and we are using the Cycle Club app for this so sign up prior to the ride in the app. See ya on the trails!

Pedals Ride (June 2nd) – 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 (June 3rd) – 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!

Saturday Youth Ride – the group is riding at location to be sent to participant.

Sunday June 6th – Club group ride at Buffalo Pound. The ride will separate into a novice and intermediate groups. Ride details are posted in Cycle Club, sign-up and complete the health check.

Upcoming club rides

Well after the long weekend it looks like the weather is improving. The following are the club rides planned for this week! Remember to sign up in the Cycle Club app and complete the health check!

Thursday Night Ride (May 27th) – 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. With the recent rain, the trails have firmed up but sensitive trails will need to be avoided and the ride will utilize the trails in open areas. A mountain bike is most suitable for this ride. Bring water and wear your helmet!

Saturday Youth Ride – the group is riding at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park. Sign up in the app.

Sunday May 30th – Club group ride at Buffalo Pound. The ride will separate into a novice and intermediate groups. Ride details are posted in Cycle Club, sign-up and complete the health check.

Upcoming Rides

Thanks to everyone who has come out to the rides so far this season. The strong turnout is awesome. We are excited to announce that due to member interest, we will be having our first Buffalo Pound club ride of the season this Sunday and encourage riders of all levels to come on out! We will meet at 9:30am. Details are in the Events section of the Cycle Club app.

The Cycle Club app has been working well for organizing the rides and getting the information to our members. Please remember to signup for rides you intend on attending, and complete your health check using the app a minimum 1 hour before the ride. One other handy feature of the app is the ability to “subscribe” to notifications linked to events. This function is accessed for each event using the “bell” icon.

Please continue to respect the Saskatchewan Health advisements on all things biking, like remembering to social distance (3m when riding) and outdoor group limits (as of posting, 10 athletes maximum). Also, as the weather warms, don’t forget to keep hydrated, and as always, wear your helmet!

Thursday Night Rides – return!!!

Thursday Night Rides Start – April 29, 2021

We are meeting at the Cree Bridge and will ride at 6:15. The ride is open to all 2021 Pavers club members. Sorry, no guest riders permitted at this time. We will be following the Sask Cycling Association – Return to Cycling guidelines and SHA requirements, so there will be a 3 meter protective distancing during the ride. Rider attendance is also required for contact tracing so the Cycling Club app will be used for this and riders will need to sign in at least one hour prior to the ride. The app can be used via mobile device or PC. The app will also look after the required covid screening.

What to expect on the ride? We will break into a couple groups (novice and intermediate – all levels welcome) and enjoy the wonderful trails in Wakamow Valley. Expect the ride to be 60-90 minutes long. You will need to bring a helmet, your own water, and a mountain bike.

Cycle Club App

As a registered club member you will have access to something new called CycleClubApp. This is a tool provided by Saskatchewan Cycling Association that includes features for organizing rides including signup and attendance, ride updates and a covid pre-ride check. The app is available both on the web or via a mobile app. It is really easy to get started following the instructions at https://www.cycleclubapp.com/getting-started . If you have any questions or need some guidance setting up email support@cycleclubapp.com.

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.