Ride & Race

redbike Club Group Rides

Please check the updates below

 

1. Monday Night Trail Rides:

This is a mountain bike group ride meeting at Rosso Pizzeria at 6:15 pm and leaving at 6:30 pm.  Rosso Pizzeria is the restaurant located across the street from redbike. We are located at 10918-88 Ave.  This is intended to be a fun trail ride for all levels of mountain biking with a "no drop" rule, but you are required to have some basic cycling skills since we will be riding as much technical singletrack as we can find.  While the group leaders will be carrying extra equipment, we would recommend that each rider be self sufficient.

2. Wednesday Night Optional Rides:

This is a club member optional night where we change the rides every week. Some days we will go for a race pace mountain bike ride, an adventurous cross ride or if the weather doesn't allow us to go for a ride, we will do a trail maintenance night. Please check the updates below for more information for the week's Wednesday rides.

3. Thursday Night Trail Rides:

This mountain bike ride is intended for the seasoned trail rider who wishes to go out and ride the trails at a consistent pace but doesn't necessarily want to bust a lung. We will link the more techinical trails and session them if need be for a fun night of riding. This will be considered a "gentleman's/gentlewoman's ride" so make sure you are self sufficient if you want to join the group. We still meet up at Rosso at 6:15pm leaving at 6:30pm.

4. Sundays, there is a trail ride meeting at 11:00am.  This is an interclub fun ride where we just head out on the trails and recover from the weekend activities.

There will be rides added and cancelled throughout the year depending on weather, group leader availability, races and other unforeseen events, so please check the updates below. Please note that if you plan on racing or joining us on frequent club rides, you are required to purchase a club membership.  This includes the insurance that would cover each rider in the group.  There are two options for club membership:  The first is at a cost of $99 and includes the ABA membership, insurance, redbike T-shirt, 15% off accessories/parts and guaranteed good times.  The second membership costs $150 and is the same as the first option, but you get a redbike race jersey instead of a t-shirt.

 

redbike Race Team

Anyone who wishes to join the redbike race team, please contact Brent or Mark at the store.  It really is a fun experience and will help you improve all aspects of your cycling.  I just do it for the 15% off discount for team members.

July 2, Thursday Hero-Dirt 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! 


June 25, 2015

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.


June 25, 2015

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.


Trail karma

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,

Shantel


June 16th, 2015

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.

When:

·       We will be meeting at the Emily Murphy parking lot at 6:30 pm on the evening of June 17.

Where:

·       We will be working on Six Shooter.

What to Bring:

·       Water

·       Snack

·       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.


June 10, 2015

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.


June 10, 2015

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.


June 4, 2015

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.


June 3, 2015

Thanks for the the great showing at last night's Tuesday night race. It was a beautiful night with perfect trail conditions due to the overnight rain. Because we are hitting peak riding season, we are going to have a "Ride and Trim" trail maintenance night tonight. We are going to clear out some of the local redbike trails whilst riding our bikes, so bring shears or trimmers that you can put in a sidebag or backpack tonight and meet us at Rosso at 6:30pm. For those of you who wish to ride tonight, you can join Pedalhead or Hardcore for their Wednesday night ride. Cheers.


June 1, 2015

Hey everyone. It's another beautiful Monday so the ride is on tonight. We are going to head down to Mackinnon Ravine to check out the fabulous new work the Dirt Girl did on the trails. We will be leaving Rosso at 6:30pm tonight.


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