With the recent thunder and showers today and more projected for tonight, let's take tonight off from riding and let the trails dry off before we head out again. AKA...Ride tonight is cancelled.
What a perfect Monday night ride. Two different groups went out to explore the trails with perfect weather all night. Luckily we got to Rosso first and appropriated some valuable patio tables for the pizza and beer. First timer Camille has an early stumble but toughed it out to finish a long ride. There is going to be a ride Wednesday night heading towards Terwillegar to map out the course for the last Fattire Tuesday race. We are meeting at Rosso at 6:30 and expect a steady paced ride.
Yes, we've had a couple days of rain now, but with this hot hot heat the trails have dried out super quick for some prime hero-dirt riding conditions. Make sure to come out tonight for Brad's ride leaving at 6:30pm from Rosso. Remember to bring enough water, to lather on the sunscreen, and to take your malaria pills or apply your favourite DEET-filled product!
It's a hot one out there today. Tonight is the redbike hosted Latitude 53 patio party so the plan for tonight's ride is a shortened one where we start at the usual 6:30pm time but we will be looking at coming back to Rosso at 8:00pm. Then the plan is for us to ride to the patio party for a fun night out with your fellow club members. Also, another reason we are going to shorted the ride is that there is a black bear reported in the river valley and it has yet to be found. We have been told to be very careful with biking in the trails tonight.
Since Shantel, Brad, Trevor and I will be out of town for June 29th racing, we are going to cancel the Monday night trail ride. If anyone wishes to lead out a Monday night group on that night, please contact us so we can open it up. But, as of now, there will be no group ride on the 29th. Cheers everyone.
Thanks to all the club members who came out last night to help with the scheduled trail maintenance on Six Shooter. It was a really great turn out by the redbike contingent, and alongside the Dirt Girls, we were able to do a great deal of bench cutting, berm making, and trimming to make the trail way more enjoyable and sustainable for all trail users.
We are hoping to perform one more session of trail maintenance next Wednesday, likely in Patricia Ravine where the undergrowth has reached jungle-like proportions, so stay tuned to the posts here for details on when and where to meet.
Thanks again for everyone's help and hard work last night,
Wednesday Trail Love Session.
Wednesday June 17 we are going to take a break and work on a sections of trail. We will be teaming up with two other clubs.
· We will be meeting at the Emily Murphy parking lot at 6:30 pm on the evening of June 17.
· We will be working on Six Shooter.
What to Bring:
· Redbike has limited tools so please bring your own hand sheers, hedge clippers, and pruning shears, Pulaski.
· Bug spray
· Dress for the weather. Check the forecast before leaving. It is supposed to be cloudy. This means lots of mosquitos.
· Sturdy foot wear.
I hope to see everyone at 6:30.
Looks like there is some rain in the forecast for this weekend so we are going for a trail ride tonight. It's going to be an intermediate speed ride heading to Terwillegar to scope out a new course for this Tuesday night Fattire Tuesday race.
We are planning a Trail building/maintenance night next Wednesday June 17th. We are going to try to co-ordinate with The Dirt Girls and fix up
Six Shooter. Stay tuned for future updates.
There has been shower activity this afternoon but it's supposed to be just overcast by tonight's ride so Brad's Bros, Babes, Bikes and Beer ride is a go. The rain will only make the trails even better so please come on out.