Archive for February, 2007

RIDE LEADERS WANTED

February 26, 2007

Since we’re now making this gig official, we are in need of RIDE LEADERS.

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Our most hardcore ride leader: Aimee Dunn

We’re looking for riders with at least two years of experience and who have previously taken riding clinics. Preference goes to those with first aid experience. Riding Styles: Cross-Country, Downhill, Freeride and Street Leaders.

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Your face here…

What you get:
1.A spiffy MUDDBUNNIES RIDE LEADER shirt (ooooohhh…ahhhhh)
2.Good karma points for your next life.
3.The warm, gooshy feeling of knowing you’re helping other female riders advance their riding/fitness level
4.Discounts on upcoming clinics and products from sponsors (TBA)

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Our Fraser Valley Ride Leader Edith

Contact ryan@muddbunnies.com for more info.

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WE’RE MAKING IT OFFICIAL…

February 26, 2007

SOURCE: RYAN PETERSEN

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FINALLY after much hard work from all of you volunteering, purchasing MB products and signing up for clinics we have now raised enough money to become an official CYCLING BC recognized club!

Now we need members!

COST:$40
WHAT YOU GET:
1.Weekly rides (beginner/intermediate/advanced) led by chosen volunteers within the club.
2.A spiffy new club shirt!
3.Access and discounts to specific riding clinics and discounts from our sponsors (TBA).
4.Insurance while at club rides and clinics.

Sorry B.C. residents only

Contact me for more info: ryan@muddbunnies.com

BRODIE RAT RACE WOMEN’S ONLY CLINIC

February 25, 2007

Muddbunnies Riding Inc. in partnership with Denise Britton and the Freeride Dawgs, are putting on our first ever “Brodie Rat Race Women’s Only Clinic“.

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The beautiful Sunshine Coast offers some of the best riding in B.C.

Dates: SAT, April 14 OR SAT, April 28
Cost: $100 for non-members, $70 FOR MUDDBUNNIES MEMBERS and $70 for riders who hold a Cycling BC membership
Includes full day of instruction, shuttling and insurance

Payment: (certified cheque or money order) can be made to: Muddbunnies Riding Inc and must be received by no later than April 1st, 2007.

Ferry Costs, transportation, food and drinks are not included in clinic fees. However, carpooling may be arranged.

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Denise Britton and Jen Miller

Coach Denise Britton:
•Instructed 2006 season for The Sugoi Dirt Series
•Instructed/Coached 2006 season for Experience Cycling Club Rides
•2006 season Developed and lead the Ladies Club for Experience Cycling
•Instructed for Abbotsford Parks and Rec and BMX
•Private Coaching and Lessons through out 2004/05/06
•Instructed/Coached 2005 and 2004 season for Maple Ridge Cycle
•2006 World Masters Downhill Champion 40-44 year category
•2005 World Masters Downhill Champion 40-44 year category
•2005 BC Cup Masters Downhill Champion 30+ category
•2004 BMX Provincial Supercup Champion 19+
•2002 BC Cup Masters Downhill Champion 30+ category
•2001 BC Cup Masters Downhill Champion 30+ category

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Trials star turned downhill diva, Lisa Howey-Louter

Ferry Schedule:
Leave Horseshoe Bays @ 7:20 am
Leave Langdale Ferry @ 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm, or 8:20pm
Ferry Costs: $10.55/person (rountrip) and $35.95/Vehicle (roundtrip)

Space is limited (Only 8-10 riders per day)

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Susan Sheldon and Michelle Santos

Contact: Ryan or Michelle with Muddbunnies Riding Inc. via email: ryan@muddbunnies.com or michelle@muddbunnies.com. via phone: 604-418-5247.

MARLA STREB GUEST COACH OF BETTERRIDE MTB CAMP

February 23, 2007

SOURCE: Gene Hamilton/BetterRide

For Immediate Release

BetterRide with Gene Hamilton ups the ante again by joining forces with Marla Streb to put on the best mountain bike skills coaching in the US.

Baltimore, MD: The BetterRide Mountain Bike Camp will take place on June 2-4, 2007. This camp is limited to ensure the optimal athlete coach ratio of 7 to 1. This is an amazing opportunity to learn from the most experienced mtb skills coach in the US and one of the most talented racers in the sport.

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Marla has recently started joining Gene as a guest coach in his BetterRide camps. Their first camp together sold out and was a big hit with the riders.

“My first run down the mountain was on a trail that I had ridden many times before. Gene was following me half way down (to see if I was really paying attention) and it was my best run ever!!! That one run alone was worth the fee for the clinic, I was so impressed with what I had learned so far! And talking about someone that knows, the highlight of the clinic (how about my life) for me was getting several chances to ride behind Marla. She is so fast and makes it look so easy it’s almost like watching a ballerina on a bike it was amazing and very helpful for me.” -Chris Shelley

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Designed for recreational riders and racers, this is a fun and informative mountain bike skills camp. Improve your skills, gain confidence and enjoy your riding and/or racing! Start beating your friends and/or drop 2-6 minutes an hour off your race times.

When: June 2-8, 2007
Where: Baltimore, MD
Who: 14 lucky riders

Information: BetterRide or phone (970) 261-1869

Can’t make the camp with Marla? BetterRide has camps throughout the year, please visit our website for dates and locations.

About BetterRide: Gene Hamilton founded BetterRide in 1998 to provide structured, professional mtb skills coaching to cyclists of all ages and skill levels. Gene is a licensed USA Cycling Expert Coach and has over 17 years of coaching experience including 12 years teaching mountain biking. Entering his 12th season as a pro downhill racer his career highlights include winning a Silver (2002) and two Bronze Medals (1999, 2006) at the UCI World Masters Championships.

About Marla Streb: www.marlastreb.com or check out her new blog at www.mountainzone.com

JAMIS BICYCLES RE-SIGNS KATHY PRUITT

February 23, 2007

SOURCE: JAMIS BICYCLES

Jamis Bicycles is proud to announce the re-signing of Pro downhiller Kathy Pruitt.

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Kathy, the 2000 Junior World Downhill Champion and 2-time National Champ will be racing a Jamis Diablo in downhill events and a Jamis Komodo in Four Cross and slalom events. Kathy will be concentrating on the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National series (NMBS), the US Open of Mountain Biking as well as North American World Cups and many travel and adventure trips that she has planned where she will put the new Jamis XAM though its paces.

“I am happy to be returning to Jamis Bicycles in 2007, with something to prove.
This summer I aim to bring their line up of bikes to the top of the podium! Visit my website www.kathypruitt.com this year and read what I’m doing with my Jamis on the trails.”

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Kathy is a great ambassador for the sport and for Jamis Bicycles, we are extremely proud to have her as part of the Jamis family.

About Jamis Bicycles:
Jamis Bicycles rolled out it’s first Earth Cruiser bicycle in 1979 and has since built a reputation as a brand unmatched in its performance, value and style. Jamis bicycles are sold in the US from coast to coast and in over 40 countries worldwide.

SOMBRIO WAREHOUSE CLEARANCE/SAMPLE SALE

February 23, 2007

SOURCE: SOMBRIO

Sombrio’s 1st ever Warehouse clearance and Sample Sale

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February 24th – March 4th

182 Pemberton Ave. North Van
Mon – Fri 2:00pm -7:00pm
Sat/Sun 10:00am -3:00pm

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3 DAY WOMEN’S SHORE-STYLE CLINIC

February 23, 2007

SOURCE: SHERRI SADLER, SORCE

South Surrey, BC……SORCE (Surrey Off Road Cycling Enthusiasts Society) and the Surrey Parks and Recreation Department regularly sponsor clinics and camps for cyclists at all levels, for all age groups and styles of riding.

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A new course for 2007 is the Women’s Shore Style Clinic. This clinic spans three Saturday mornings beginning March 3rd, meeting at the South Surrey Bike Park, and is designed for the experienced beginner to intermediate mountain biker, aged 16 years and over.

Do you want to learn how to get over roots and logs in all weather conditions? Do you want to be comfortable and confident descending rock faces and stairs? Are you curious about skinnies, drops, jumps and ‘The Shore’? If so, this 3 day camp is for you! It will help take your riding to the next level. We will focus on skills training, balance and ‘spotting the perfect line’. This is a women’s only clinic, taught by experienced female riders who are NCCP certified coaches. The atmosphere is fun and supportive.

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Join other women for this mountain bike skills clinic. Consider signing up & bring a friend! The cost is only $48.25 for all three sessions! This is the price for a one day session so you are getting three times the value. The proceeds benefit a great cause – SORCE bike club’s trail stewardship.

For this course you will need – a front-suspension or dual-suspension bike in good working order; helmet, full finger gloves, warm clothing, water and a snack. Leg and arm pads are optional.

Registration for this course is easy!!

To register on-line:
-Go to the Surrey Parks & Recreation website http://www.surrey.ca
-Go to web registration
-Create an account & follow the prompts
-Course # is 511095 and cost for all three sessions is $48.25!
-Course times & dates: Saturday, March 10, from 9 to noon
-Course location: South Surrey Bike Park (see link to directions below), meeting @ the Water Tower

To register by phone:
Call PhoneReg at 604.501.5100 from Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm. Press ‘0’ for personal assistance.

The South Surrey Bike Park is in the forested area west of the South Surrey Athletic Park near Softball City. It lies between 20th and 24th Avenues and is west of 148th St.

Questions? For more information on this course please contact course instructors Sherri Sadler, sherrisadler@hotmail.com or Dina Lambright, konakween@hotmail.com.

JOIN THE MUDDBUNNIES “MOMENTUM RIDE”

February 19, 2007

STORY: RYAN PETERSEN

Hello Bunnies! I have arranged a ride with Amy Walker the PUBLISHER/Editor/Head Genius of “MOMENTUM” magazine (a free cycling rag that “reflects and amplifies bike culture”). We’re going to “break-her-in” on Burnaby Mtn for her first official mountain bike ride on Sunday, Febuary 25th, 2007, where she and some friends/associates will be out riding and interviewing us for the April/May issue of Momentum magazine.

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We will only be riding the lower trails of Burnaby Mtn as this is her first ride so riders of all levels welcome! Wear your bunnie shirts and join us for a ride on Burnaby Mtn.

RIDER ABILITY: Beginner to Advanced
RIDING STYLE: More XC than anything
TRAILS: ALL Lower Trails (EASY)
MEET: Pumphouse at the end of North Road in Burnaby
TIME: Meet at the pumphouse for 11am (10am for Michelle and I )
WEATHER FORECAST: Light Rain so dress warmly

Note: After the “Momentum Ride” we are heading to Lake Lafarge, Pipeline Bike Park to practice the pumptrack for the upcoming St.Paddy’s Day Twoonie Race. Please join us then too!

If you’re new to the site go to the site and would like to participate in this or another ride check out the Forum – Ride Planning BC for other rides*

VANCOUVER OUTDOOR SHOW- BIKE EXPO, A HUGE SUCCESS

February 19, 2007

STORY: RYAN PETERSEN
PHOTOS: MICHELLE SANTOS

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Wow! What a weekend! First off, thank you to all of the Bunnies who volunteered at the Gear Swap both in Vancouver and North Vancouver and to all girls who volunteered their time at the BunnieBooth. Great job everybody!

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Wazzap! Colleen Keyland was stoked to be volunteering at the Gear Swap.

This year’s show proved to be better than the last with Danger Dan Cowan’s Flowriders sending it huge for a captivated audience. It was indeed the most extravagant, extensive, exciting, extreme & entertaining bike event showcasing extreme biking including; jumping, tricks, balancing & big drops!! In addition to their travelling circus, the flowriders offered up a free seminar on “How to ride skinnies” AND a MiniFlowShow Contest where up and coming rippers had their chance to send it while gathering a bit of fame and glory…and in some cases a bit of gory-glory too!

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Flowrider Andrew Biker stickin’ it to us!

One of the new features for the 2007 show was the NSMBA Vancouver Bike Swap, which has become the largest swap of it’s kind in Western Canada! The 2007 swap took place on the event floor during show hours. The best news is that all money raised will go to the NSMBA who maintain trails of all types on the North Shore! We’ll wait to hear what the grand total of money raised was from the NSBMA.

Kelli, Darren and all the folks from Endless Biking put on a FREE skills camp for riders aged 5-14. They also had a booth at the show offering info on upcoming skills camps/clinics and lessons.

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Miss January and Tyler Klassen

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Wade Simmons and Miss January; who’s more famous?

Other bike related companies: Cap’s Bicycle Stores, Brodie, Epic Ride BC, I.M.B.A. (International Mountain Biking Association), JV Bike Sales and Rentals, Lavan Apparel, Momentum Magazine, Mind Over Mountain Adventure Racing, Mount Washington Alpine Resort, Overtime Sports, Obsession Bikes, Sun Peaks Resort, The Gear Jammer, Transition Bikes with StraightLine Components, Whistler Mountain Bike Park, and a ton more.

Check out this sweet RipTV montage of the Flowriders and all the weekend events. Also check out the vid on Andrew Summers from Brodie Bikes givin’ the low-down on their line for 07 and Mike Kinrade reekin havoc: click here

A big thanks goes out to Richard for hookin us with a booth. Muddbunnies Riding wouldn’t have been there without you! Thanks also goes to Aimee Dunn for her hard work as Bike Swap Volunteer Coordinator, Bunnie Wrangler and just Super MtnMamma Extraordinaire!!

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Our own Bunnie volunteer: Susan Sheldon

Thank you Lorie Barton for being our Bunnie Booth Volunteer Coordinator! And lastly thanks to all of the Bunnies for volunteering their time and making this weekend the best time off our bikes!

PIPELINE BIKE PARK ST.PADDY’S DAY RACE

February 19, 2007

Our Races seem to always land on holidays! We just finished the indoor 4x series on St Valentines day, so whats next? A heads up pump race on St Paddys! Come on out to Pipeline Bike Park on Saturday March 17th for a really fun event. Pipeline Pump Races involve a seeding round which consists of a stand alone time trial on the pump track followed by a dual elimination race that puts riders in a pursuit, head to head, until the final.

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The racing is tight and involves many photo finishes. And…oh yeah…you’re not allowed to pedal… That’s right, you have to make it around the track by pumping only! Pedal strokes result in added seconds or complete disqualifications. This type of racing is super fun and trains your riding to increase bike handling and finesse. Come on out to the race! Bring a twonie! Wear Green! Race is sponsored by Fox racing and Kona Bikes.

Get out and race Bunnies!!! Let’s have a Muddbunnies take-over at this twoonie race and give the boys some competition!