Moose Jaw Pavers is now hosting a recreation ride for fitness, education, community, nature appreciation, and just plain fun. The weekly trail ride, led by an experienced rider, is offered in and around Wakamow Valley with the chance to do occasional rides at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park Trails. The 60-90 minute ride takes place in the Spring, Summer, and Fall and is focused on the beginner rider, but suitable for all levels with options to shorten or lengthen the ride depending on fitness. All ride participants are required to wear a helmet, bring water, snacks, and a bike in good working order. A mountain bike is ideal for the ride but a hybrid will also be suitable.
All ability and fitness levels are invited to come out to discover trails, learn biking tips, and have fun. If you aren’t sure if you fit in, come out and try a ride. While this is a club ride and the insurance requires the majority of the participants be members,, we can accommodate some non-members each ride to try it out. Simply complete the non-member waiver and bring it with you. You can participate in up to 3 club rides per year. We are sure you will be hooked and will want to join the Pavers.
This year there will be a women’s only recreational trail ride. The ride will be lead by women and is for all abilities and fitness level and will provide an opportunity to get outside, learn something new and have some fun. Details to follow soon…
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).
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.
Each spring the Pavers do a fantastic job hosting the first road racing event in Saskatchewan. Racers from across Saskatchewan and some from Alberta and Manitoba are one the start line. This years event needs a volunteer race director to coordinate and plan the event. Larry G. has been doing this for the last few years and will be able to assist. I will also be a resource to set up the registration and look after the paperwork end of the event. In addition to the glory of being the race director you will also receive and honorarium and since being a race director also demonstrates being a great volunteer you receive extra entries for the volunteer appreciation bike draw at the AGM.
The 2017 edition of the Spring Classic is May 6 -7 and it would be great to have a race director in place as soon as possible. Please contact me directly.