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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Race Director – Spring Classic NEEDED

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 regulatory end of the weekend.  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 in early March.  Please contact me directly.

Rob

 

A message from the club President

On May 4 & 5 we are hosting the SCA Spring Classic Road Race.  We will need volunteers for two events.

Barret is working to have a Crit on main street, which if he can pull it off will give great exposure to the sport.  We will need lots of volunteers to ensure the safety of the racers and it will be a great event to watch.  It will take place Saturday May 4th in the afternoon.

On Sunday May 5 the Pavers are hosting the Road Race on the course south of the city.  We will need volunteers to man some of the intersections as well as some drivers for the officials cars.

Last year we were complimented by the SCA and the Officials as having the best volunteers in the province.  Help us prove the truth to that by being part of our race hosting.

This race helps provide funds that pay for some of the other programs we run.  We can subsidize: Kids Learn2Mtb, our AGM, Giro Du Moose Jaw, The Road Trip, the Ride with the Wind Century, Buffalo Pound Trail maintenance and more.

Thanks for you anticipated help and support.  Please mark May 4-5 on your calendar.

Jim Large
President
Moose Jaw Pavers
Road & Mountain Bike Club

To volunteer, please contact Jim at large.jim@sasktel.net