Archive for April, 2007

Bear Mtn – Game on!

April 30, 2007

Mark your calendars, because the Bear Mountain racing weekend is now happening July 7th/8th in Mission. This racing weekend will feature the XC Provincial Championships as well as a Downhill Race.

The XC Provincial Championships will be held Saturday, July 7th and are organized by Cycling BC. Registration will be available on Karelo and all event information will be posted on the Cycling BC website www.cyclingbc.net

The Downhill race, organized and hosted by the Fraser Valley Mountain Bikers Association (FVMBA) will take place Sunday, July 8th. Event information will be available from the FVMBA website www.fvmba.com

Both events will be sanctioned through Cycling BC. More information soon to come!

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BEGINNER BUNNIES – ‘LET’S RIDE’ CLINICS

April 23, 2007

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BEGINNER BUNNIES – ‘LET’S RIDE’ CLINICS

The Muddbunnies are proud to announce 3 SEPARATE ‘Let’s Ride’ Clinics for Beginner Bunnies! Spring riding is here! To better prepare yourself for the season ahead, sign up for one of these three hour sessions designed for the experienced beginner to beginner/intermediate rider, aged 14 years and over. The first two hours consist of a skills session. In the final hour hone your new skills in the trails of Burnaby Mountain or the Delta Watershed.

The session will focus on skills training, balance, body/bike separation, overall fitness, first aid, trail etiquette and ‘spotting the perfect line’. This is a women’s only clinic, taught by our experienced rider and NCCP certified coach, Sherri Sadler. The atmosphere is fun and supportive.

Join other women for this mountain bike skills clinic. Consider signing up & bring a friend! The cost is only $50.00! (Additional insurance costs will apply for those not yet Muddbunnies Riding Club members) The proceeds benefit a great cause – the Muddbunnies Riding Club and TEAM MUDDBUNNIES.

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.

CHOOSE YOUR DATE:
Sunday, May 13 – Burnaby Mountain
OR
Sunday, May 20 – Delta Watershed
OR
Sunday, May 27 – Burnaby Mountain

All clinics begin @ 9:00 am sharp & end at noon.

Meeting place for Burnaby Mountain – The pumphouse at the top of North Road. There is parking clearly marked. Here is a link to a great map of the entire area –http://www.bmba.ca/component/option,com_wrapper/Itemid,58/

Meeting place for the Delta Watershed – At the park entrance in front of Pinewood Elementary off Scott Road in Delta. Here is a link to a great map of the park – http://www.corp.delta.bc.ca/assets/Engineering/PDF/watershed_trailmap.pdf

Registration for this course is easy and starts April 27th!! Go to: www.karelo.com

Questions? For more information on this course please contact course instructor Sherri Sadler, sherrisadler@hotmail.com. For information on registration please contact Ryan Petersen, ryan@muddbunnies.com

OAK BAY BIKES ROBBED!

April 20, 2007

Last night Oak Bay Bikes in Nanaimo was broken into, one day before our first anniversary! The thieves knew what they were doing because they had to get through security film, metal bars, alarm and cable locks to get to the bikes. The thieves got seven bikes, a Specialized Sx Trail 1 med, Specialized Big Hit 1 med, Stumpjumper comp med, Stumpjumper Elite med, Sx Trail Test bike, Stumpjumper Wmns Test bike and a Devinci Ollie 2. The thieves missed out on a Demo 7 but that’s not much consolation. The test bikes are distinct colours, Red for the SX Trail and Baby Blue for the Womens Stumpjumper. If you happen to see these bikes please contact Oak Bay Bikes 250-760-0211 and we can pass along serial numbers. Thank you for any help.

OAK BAY BIKES/TEAM MUDDBUNNIES FUNDRAISER

April 16, 2007

Help support OAK BAY BIKES/TEAM MUDDBUNNIES CANADA CUP FUNDRAISER…Erin Lewis of Team Muddbunnies is going to Quebec!!!

OAK BAY BIKES NANAIMO & MUDDBUNNIES RIDING – TEAM MUDDBUNNIES, INVITE YOU TO ATTEND A WICKED FUN AWESOME GOOD TIME!

WHERE: TABU LOUNGE NANAIMO B.C located at Longwood Station: across from Oak
Bay Bikes (beside Blue Ginger).

WHEN: SUNDAY APRIL 29, 2007 @ 8 PM TILL LATE COST is $10.00 per person.

WHAT IS IT?:A really great time with awesome people! Come and support
Team Muddbunnies and Oak Bay riders raise $ for Canada Cup 07 in Quebec. NWD 7, Stripped, and other vids will be previewed on the BIG SCREEN on HD televisions. EAT SUSHI, WATCH BIKE VIDS, MAKE FRIENDS AND WIN PRIZES from OBB, Muddbunnies, Blue Ginger and other great venues. HAVE A BEER, MINGLE, AND RELAX. Minors are welcome…come for dinner and stay for the show. TABU has offered to give us great deals on sushi and martinis!

Group rides at Doumont during the day!

Contact Erin for my information @ redrin@hotmail.com

SURREY WELCOMES MOUNTAIN BIKE RACERS

April 16, 2007

SORCE Cycling Club is hosting the fourth annual Junkyard Dog XC Mountain Bike Race on Saturday, May 12th at the South Surrey Bike Park. The Junkyard Dog the first Cycling BC Provincial sanctioned points race in the Lower Mainland and promises to be exciting for competitors and spectators alike. Race proceeds fund SORCE Youth Cycling Programs and volunteer trailwork at the Bike Park. The forested portion of the course is marked year round so check it out solo or join us at our friendly Poker Run style toonie races starting Tuesday, April 10.

The Junkyard Dog starts at 10 am with a frantic mass start. Cyclists peel out onto a fast road section before they enter the twisting, log-strewn trails of the lush, forested Bike Park. The SORCE trailwork volunteers have been grooming the course for months, and it provides plenty of opportunity for competitors to test their technical skills and racing prowess. The tight trail network is also an awesome venue for spectators to check out the action.

Come on out and cheer on the competitors or test your mettle on the course. If you would like to register, head to your local bike shop or check out the SORCE website at www.sorcebikeclub.org. The South Surrey Bike Park is near the South Surrey Arena, 2199 148 Street, just 25 minutes south of the Oak Street bridge.

Downbeat Slideshow – Trips for Kids Fundraiser May 10th

April 16, 2007

Mark your Calendars. This year’s event is going to be bigger and better than ever!!

Featured photographers this year are:

Dave Heath – http://www.daveheathphoto.com/

and Andrew Querner – http://www.restless-planet.com (Winner of the 2006 Banff Mountain Photography Competition)

We’ll have Kev Smith spinning tunes.

and a Silent Auction you won’t be able to resist, so bring your checkbook.

Thursday May 10, 2007 8pm – 1am

WISE Hall
1882 Adanac St. at Victoria Drive
$10 in advance $15 at the door.
Tickets available at Our Community Bikes and Zulu Records or email info@tfkvancouver.org or just ask me and I’ll deliver.

All proceeds from this event support Trips for Kids Vancouver.
We offer mountain bike adventures for youth from low-income
families.

www.tfkvancouver.org

LADIES ONLY RIDING SKILLS CLINIC – APRIL 21ST

April 16, 2007

WOMEN’S ONLY RIDE CLINIC on April 21st

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.

Spring riding is here! To better prepare yourself for the season ahead, sign up for this three hour session designed for the experienced beginner to intermediate mountain biker, aged 14 years and over. The first two hours consist of a skills session. In the final hour hone your new skills in the trails of the South Surrey Bike Park.

The session with focus on skills training, balance, body/bike separation, overall fitness, first aid, trail etiquette and ‘spotting the perfect line’. This is a women’s only clinic, taught by an experienced female rider who is an NCCP certified coach. The atmosphere is fun and supportive.

Join other women for this mountain bike skills clinic. Consider signing up & bring a friend! The cost is only $45.00! 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

– The course # is 511964

– Course times & date is – Saturday, April 21st, from 9am to noon

– Course location – South Surrey Bike Park (see link to directions below), meeting @ the Water Tower

http://www.surrey.ca/Living+in+Surrey/Parks+and+Recreation/Program+Registration/default.htm

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. For maps and detailed directions use this link –

http://www.sorcebikeclub.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=35&Itemid=47

Questions? For more information on this course please contact course instructor Sherri Sadler, sherrisadler@hotmail.com.

EASTER BUNNIES RACE @ PIPELINE BIKE PARK

April 3, 2007

PUMP RACE#5

WHEN: Monday, April 9th @ 7pm
WHERE: Pipeline Bike Park in Coquitlam (Lake Lafarge)
WHO: BMX and MTB, Women’s and Men’s Classes
2 Top Qualifiers followed by Pursuit Elimination
COST: $2
XTRA: PLUS AN EASTER EGG HUNT!!!
FOR MORE INFO: www.pipelinebikepark.com

Lets get a ton of bunnies out for this race. There were four of us at the last race on St.Paddy’s Day and even in the pouring rain it was SOOOOOO much fun!
And the price is right TOO!

WEATHER: Cloudy with rainy periods.

MUDDBUNNIES RAT RACE DH CLINIC – SPOTS STILL OPEN

April 3, 2007

Signed up for the Brodie Rat Race? Interested in sessioning the DH course before the “big day”? We still have spots open for our April 14th clinic so contact ryanATmuddbunnies.com to confirm your attendance.

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“.

In addition to offering a full day of riding and coaching, we’re also offering a Race Info Session where each rider will be informed on what to expect on race day and how to prepare physically and mentally for DH racing.

Dates: Saturday, April 14th OR Saturday, April 28th with a Race Info Session Night TBA.
Cost: $100 which includes: full day of instruction, shuttling and insurance.
$70 FOR MUDDBUNNIES RIDING CLUB MEMBERS!!!

Payment: (certified cheque or money order) can be made to: Maria Santos co/ of Muddbunnies Riding Inc and must be received by no later than April 1st, 2007. Partial proceeds will contribute to the 2007 Muddbunnies Riding Race Team!!
Please Note: Those riders who hold a 2007 Cycling BC membership receive a discounted price of $70!!! Please contact me for more information.
Please Note: Ferry Costs, transportation, food and drinks are not included in clinic fees. However, carpooling may be arranged.

About the coach/instuctor:
•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
•Volunteer trail maintenance/builder at The Woodlot (Maple Ridge)
•Private Coaching and Lessons through out 2004/05/06
•Volunteer for Bear Mountain Challenge x country and Downhill 2004, 2005, 2006
•2005 executive for Fraser Valley Mountain Bike Association
•Instructed/Coached 2005 and 2004 season for Maple Ridge Cycle
•Volunteer for BC Cup race at Hemlock Mountain x country and downhill
•Volunteer for Grouse Mountain World Cup cross country
Personal competitions and titles include
•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

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) so sign up now!

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