Congratulations to Stu Dickson at KR Enduro Race in Golden

Local mountain biker and RCA member, Stu Dickson, took first place today in the Pro/Elite Men’s category at the Kootenay Rockies Enduro Series race in Golden. After completing all 8 stages, Stu was 17 seconds ahead of second place finisher, Dave Harder (a previous winner of the RCA’s chainless TNT race). Other RCA members attending the race were Andrew Danyluk and Dan Nelson who were competing in the Open Men’s category. Great job at this challenging event! Click here for detailed race results.

Arrow Helicopters XC race #4 on Wednesday

xcrace1The fourth race of the Arrow Helicopters XC race series is scheduled for Wednesday July 23rd!

After trying out a new format at the last race we are back to our standard two lap course for this event. Your climbing legs will get a reprieve as this course is a little more rolling than the last one. The lack of vertical doesn’t mean it will be easy though as you may find the single track to be relentless. This course is 75% single track and features Black Forest and Stimulus. Check out the new and improved bridge our volunteer crew recently built on Stimulus!

Remember that the more races you do the more chances to win one [...]

Volunteers put final touches on Ridgewalk connector

IMG_27668-1/2 volunteers came out to brave the heat and bugs to build a boardwalk over the boggy trench at the start of the new Ridgewalk Connector. The 1/2 volunteer being 9-week-old Zachary, who was there in more of an advisory role; he left the hammer work to his mother. The new boardwalk weaves it’s way through the forest to cover the mud and make the new trail completely rideable. With the completion of the boardwalk we now have continuous singletrack from the Macpherson Parking lot to the top of TNT/Ridgewalk. The reviews we have been getting on the new trail sections is that they are a rideable but challenging climb, I’ve heard the climb from Black Forest [...]

Alpine riding season is upon us

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn the past week, people have been taking their bikes into the alpine to go riding and check out the conditions. The answer seems to be that all trails are bikeable, however they remain soft and there are significant muddy sections and snow patches still around.

Please make every effort to be nice to the trails. Stay on the trail! Don’t ride around wet or snowy areas! Keep singletrack single!

The Frisby Ridge Trail is clear of snow to about the 3 km mark, then there’s about a 200 metre snowy-section. Afterwards, there are intermittent snow patches and wet areas to the first high point. Beyond that, there’s more snow than trail, so it is [...]