With mountain biking season really starting to take off, we just wanted to pass on this reminder from the Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society to keep your bike clean and prevent the spread of invasive species. Here are some tips to keep potentially destructive invasives from spreading across different trail networks: Start the day with clean shoes and gear by using the PlayCleanGo handheld boot brush to ensure there were no missed seeds or plant [...]
E-biking is now allowed on all of the RCA managed bike trails at the Macpherson trail network. This applies to Class 1 (pedal assist) e-bikes only - all other motorized forms of recreation continue to be prohibited on these trails. The decision to open these trails to e-bike users is based on the feedback from our survey to members last year. In order to ensure the safety of all trail users in [...]
Join us for the Revelstoke Cycling Association's Membership Night! Take this opportunity to chat with the 2021 board, join a committee, and partake in some trivia! There will be some prizes from our local bike shops and a grand prize of a gift certificate to The Rivercity Pub, our usual membership night venue. Show us your trivia expertise, join a committee, and ask questions to your 2021 board! When: Wednesday, April 14 [...]
BC is home to an extensive network of trails and recreation sites outside of the provincial park system. These sites are managed by Recreation Sites and Trails BC in partnership with hundreds of community groups, First Nations, local governments, and volunteer groups like the Revelstoke Cycling Association. Right now these outdoor areas need your voice. Join the outdoor community in advocating for a much needed budget increase to Recreation Sites and Trails [...]
Make sure you register for your 2021 RCA membership before April 1, 2021 to be entered into our draw for a 2-night stay for two at Sol Mountain Lodge this summer! All membership dollars go towards funding our non-profit, volunteer-driven club in maintaining and building our local network of bike trails. Get that warm fuzzy feeling of giving back to the local mountain biking community, and you just might also find yourself [...]
THIS POSTING IS NOW CLOSED We have two positions we're looking to fill: Social Media Manager - The Social Media Manager is responsible for representing the Revelstoke Cycling Association (RCA) through its social media channels (Facebook and Instagram). Their role includes creating digital content that promotes the RCA’s activities, tracking and understanding analytics data in order to grow the RCA’s audience, and working with the RCA’s Board of Directors to develop effective [...]
Dear Members, As we announced in September, our annual general meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 18, at 7 p.m. Because of COVID, we’ll be hosting it on Zoom, so you’ll be able to attend from the comfort of your own home. We’ll let you know what we’ve been up to the last year, what we’re working on going forward, and the results of this year’s member survey. We’ll send out another [...]
The RCA's second annual Great Big Poker Ride is coming up this Saturday, Oct. 3. Gather some friends, go for a ride, take some selfies, and collect your cards to win some sweet prizes from Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Wandering Wheels, Flowt, Skookum, and Tantrum. Entry is $10 and all money raised will go to support the RCA's trail crew. You can get all the details here: http://bikerevelstoke.org/news/pokerride/
Here's your chance to let us know what YOU would like to see in the future of our local trails and cycling community. We are creating a values-driven strategic plan to guide our work down the line, and we want to hear from you! Please complete this survey (approx. 10 minutes) to help us understand how to best serve members and where we should be focusing our efforts. Survey closes August 31. [...]
🚴♀️Get out on your townies for a day of climate change action AND pedal-powered transportation celebration. 🚴♀️ We’re excited to announce our very first Cycle for Solstice Day in collaboration with Protect Our Winters and Go By Bike Revelstoke • This Saturday, on June 20, we encourage you to ride your bike as much as possible in place of using your vehicle. Whether running errands in town, pedaling out to trail heads, or just getting [...]
Grab your bikes and hit the trails, we're rolling out our Pandemic Pedal Virtual Fiver Ride Series . Every 1-2 weeks we'll be releasing a different course on Trailforks as a ride badge. Obtain each week's Trailforks badge by recording and completing the marked course within the week. Completion of the full course will enter your name into a random draw prize. Keep in mind that these rides are NOT meant [...]
Please be aware that if you see a vehicle or two parked at the Sunnyside Trail Head while it is currently closed due to COVID-19, don't freak out! Our trail crew and a few of the board of directors have permission from RSTBC to be working on the trail while it is closed to work on maintenance issues. THANK YOU!
Heads up cyclists - please be advised of the closure from Recreation Sites and Trails BC: Mount Cartier will be closed as of April 8, 2020 due to COVID-19. This is inclusive of the Sunnyside Trail Network. This closure is made to address public health and safety concerns regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus and aims to discourage social gatherings and regional travel of public recreationists. This closure is also [...]
The RCA is hiring! We're looking for a new Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator. Position Summary Job Purpose The Marketing & Fundraising Coordinator is responsible for the social media marketing of mountain biking in Revelstoke, which includes overseeing the Facebook and Instagram pages of the Revelstoke Cycling Association and the RCA’s website. Furthermore, the coordinator will be responsible for obtaining local and external sponsorship, and will lead the charge in grant writing to [...]
Please join us for our AGM on November 19th in the Selkirk Room at the Regent Hotel. The meeting will begin at 7pm. We are looking for new board members – we have the President and Treasurer positions up for grabs, as well as 3 director at large positions. We hope to see you there!