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MTBco 3rd Annual Poker Ride

3rd Annual Poker Ride and Kids Skills & Ride

Sunday June 8th 2014

 

Poker Ride and BBQ

Register at 10am in the Crawford parking lot at Stuart Rd E.  The poker ride starts at 10:30 and will feature 6 check points along the Lost Lake and Pink Hwy trails.  Prizes to be awarded at 1:30.  Must be a MTBco member to participate in the event.  Annual memberships available on site for only $25/single or $45/family.  $5 BBQ lunch from 12-1:30.

Kids Ride and Skill Camp

Why have all the fun yourself??  Bring your kids to experience a basic skills session from 10:30-11 and then a kid-friendly ride from 11-12.  $5 drop-in fee for those without a family membership.  $5 BBQ lunch from 12-1:30.

 

Download the MTBCO 3rd Annual Poker Ride Poster (PDF)

 

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Toonie Ride Poster 2014 PDF Download

Download the 2014 Toonie Ride Poster (PDF)

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Kamikaze Super-D

YES… it is time again for the Kelowna Cycle Kamikaze Super D Event:

Sunday, June 16th at Crawford Myra Bellvue Provincial Park.

Yes this is Father’s Day, but what better than to treat yourself or you Dad to a day of downhill.

For all the details, check out http://kelownacycle.ca/kamikaqze-super-d/

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Spring 2013 Newsletter

Where did Spring Go?

It’s been a little chilly lately, but I’m sure many of you have had a chance to ride some of the local trails, I know we have and it’s been great! I’ll keep this letter short and just let you know of some upcoming events that you may not have heard about.

We’ve put out Events poster online, it lists trail maintenance days, Toonie Ride schedule, and other upcoming events. You can download the events poster here.

Hillbilly Trail Day – Sunday April 21

For those of you not on Facebook, or who may not have seen our events poster in the local bike shops, there is a Hillbilly Trail Day this Sunday, April 21st starting at 10:00 am. The details can be found on this facebook events page : https://www.facebook.com/events/133383366849358/

As a side note, if you haven’t heard the news yet, P.A.C.E. was in Myra-Bellevue Mountain Park working on their adopted trail; Earring. It looks like they had a lot of fun, and got some great work done in the process. Way to go! https://www.facebook.com/groups/earringtrail/

Shifted – Movie Premier – Thursday April 25, 7PM

A Virtu Media film; a local company filming local riders. I’m really excited to see this film, it’s always great to see the local talent ripping and shredding. The full details can be found on the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/488690481185666/. Check out Teaser 2!

2nd Annual Crawford Kick-off – Sunday April 28, 10AM

For the second year, MTBco will kickoff the riding season in the Central Okanagan with the Crawford Kickoff Poker Ride & BBQ. This event was a huge success and a boat load of fun last year, and we hope to make it even better this year!! Full details on the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/505167339529567/.

Toonie Rides – Starting May 29th

So many of our members were asking for it, so you got it; Toonie rides are alternating between Smith Creek and Myra-Bellevue Mountain Park. Full schedule on the Toonie Rides page.

Bike Park News

If you haven’t heard the buzz, a lot has been happening at the Kelowna Bike Park. It’s great to see the riding community coming together and really working to make something great. Thanks to all involved, you really are working hard to make this bike park come alive!

Other Events you should know about

Sunday May 5 :

  • Powers Creek Trail Clearing : https://www.facebook.com/events/437923762969204/
  • Kelowna Spring Classic MTB race: https://www.facebook.com/events/225705687561710/

Sunday June 16:

  • Kamikaze Super D hosted by Kelowna Cycle & KCU: http://kelownacycle.ca/ai1ec_event/kamikaze-super-d/?instance_id=27246

There are so many other events happening, we try to keep our facebook page and calendar updated. If you know of an MTB event that you’d like to get the word out, contact us via the interweb channels!

 

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NOCS AGM

NOCS -North Okanagan Cycling Society

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
VILLAGE GREEN HOTEL
6:30 – 8:00 PM

NOMINATIONS WILL BE HELD FOR ALL POSITIONS ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS (including President. Please forward your nominations to [email protected] or directly to the current President at[email protected]by March 11, 2013, or bring your nominations to the AGM.

NOCS IS INVITING ALL CYCLISTS IN THE COMMUNITY TO ATTEND THE AGM TO HEAR ABOUT WHAT NOCS HAS ACCOMPLISHED IN 2012, WHAT NOCS INTENDS TO ACCOMPLISH IN 2013 AND TO FIND OUT HOW YOU, AS A MEMBER, CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

RENEW OR PURCHASE YOUR 2013 MEMBERSHIP OR MAKE A DONATION TO NOCS ONLINE OR AT SUN COUNTRY CYCLE, OLYMPIA CYCLE or SKYRIDE CYCLE AND RECEIVE YOUR 2013 MEMBERSHIP DECAL!!

OUR MISSION: To create, enhance and protect great trail experiences in the North Okanagan for mountain bikers by actively promoting responsible mountain biking and volunteer trail work”

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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MTBco Events Poster

Our poster of events can be seen throughout the city, including all the bike shops in West Kelowna, Kelowna and Lake Country.

MTBco Poster of Events 2013

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MTBco AGM 2013

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Time: 7:00pm until 8:30pm

 

Its that time of year again!

If you are involved in the local mountain bike community, or would like to be – this is a great chance to come out and hear what your local mountain bike club has been up to for the past year.

Here is what it will be:

  • Summary of 2012
  • Plans for 2013
  • Question period

Following the meeting we will be screening Where the Trail Ends for anyone who wants to stick around and watch it.

More details on the facebook event page.

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Watch Redbull Rampage at Avenue Pub

UPDATE: The event time has changed to 11:00-1:00 due to air time scheduling conflict with a UFC fight.

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/list#!/events/272417772880900/

**Please note that this event is NOT sponsored by Red Bull as we are a Playboy Energy house and there will be no Red Bull available. This event is sponsored by Arbonne**

Red Bull Rampage 2012 is airing on Saturday, December 8th at 5pm PST. We will be showing the movie at Avenue on all of our screens from 5pm – 7pm.

Arbonne is sponsoring this event so bring your Christmas list for those you have to buy for and get your Christmas shopping finished at the same time!
Every order gets you a FREE DRINK!

**Doors will be open at an earlier time of 4:30pm**

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/list#!/events/272417772880900/

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Random Trail Clearing

Let me start off by saying it was a gorgeous day today!  December 1st and the sun was out, and the temperatures mild; an excellent day for a ride – and some trail clearing.

After a night ride with a couple of friends last Wednesday, we found there were quite a few trees down; a couple on Crawford Trail, many on Astrid and many more on Hillbilly.  We couldn’t move them all during our ride, (in fact, I don’t think I bothered to move any), so I decided to take advantage of the nice day today and work off a few extra calories that I know I’m going to add during the upcoming Holiday Season.  I packed the saw and rode up with our youngest dog Porthos.

After a tough climb up (mostly due to the ground being soft from the mild day) Astrid had a fair number of trees down.  It felt like every time I packed the saw back in my pack…more trees!

Hillbilly ended up with the most trees and I was too busy working away to bother taking any photos here.  There were many trees down, and while I was at it I cut back a few of the old cuts that were really close the the trail.  I managed to cut down a few pedal-catching stumps too!

As a side note, that ride-around that Andrew cut in on the last trail day to get around the technical rock section is sweet!  I usually ride the tech sections, but decided to try out this line and it is fun.  The bypass lower down to get around the swampy area that we put in that same day flows really well with the trail too.

Back on topic.  After finishing Hillbilly, I headed over to Boris as I knew there were two or three trees that had fallen in the last month.  Well, someone beat me to it and cleared those trees.  Thank-you, whomever you are!  I decided that since my chain was a little dull by this point, I gave it a quick sharpen and attacked some of the shrubs that whip you as you ride through.  Here’s what a small section looked like part way through the work:

And then after:

Although I didn’t finish, mostly because I started getting tired and hungry, it’s looking much better.  The trimming I did back in the spring lower down on Boris is still holding for the most part, but it is starting to grow back in.

On the way down, I got caught up in the moment, and still getting used to riding a fully-rigid bike with big tires, I got a little too zesty and ended up bouncing and crashing into some shrubs and small trees.  I saved it, mostly, but sadly, well, as we know the first scratch is the hardest to take:

– Geoff

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Hillbilly Trail Day (October 2012)

It was a successful day even though only 4 of us were present.  Andrew (MTBco), Geoff (MTBco), Ken (Foss), and Ryan McKenna.

Ryan and Geoff hiked up and cut in a bypass around the swamp area (bottom of upper hillbilly) so hopefully in the spring we don’t have to walk around the mud.

Andrew worked on cleaning up upper hillbilly, creating an easy-out ride around for the technical rock section.

Ken rode his bike up towing the brush cutter and other tools; he was going to do “what needs to be done”.  I’ll update this post once I learn more about his day.

[UPDATE] : I just heard from Andrew that he went up to Hillbilly on Monday and worked until dark.  He cleared and brushed from the top to where it meets Race Classic as well as the connector trail leading to Pink Highway.  The ride around for the tech section is almost done.

 

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