Tomorrow Night! We want to start taking our club to the next level so if you want to be part of the action come and join us!
Our annual club meeting open to everyone to go over last year, what we have done to date this year, and our plans for the rest of 2013. If you are interested in the future of biking here in Kamloops and want to be a part of making our sport better then be sure to attend. The more people we have involved the more we can do – strength in numbers!
Where: Kamloops Yacht Club on 1140 River Street
When: May 1 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Event season has officially kicked off with the annual Unicorn downhill at Harper Mountain. Our friends at Bicycle Cafe always put on a fun event and this promises to be more of the same. Register online at http://reg.ccnbikes.com/index.php/event/unicorn-dh-v or stop by the shop at 1648 Valleyview Drive in Kamloops to get registered. Volunteers are always needed so contact the shop or the KBRA for more details.
The KBRA was invited to attend the BC Government’s announcement today regarding the addition of 1,300 hectares to the Lac Du Bois grasslands area. This includes the area where we are fortunate enough to be able to ride; the KBRA will continue to work with BC Parks to ensure mountain bikers are represented in this new park area. Overall, this is very positive news for all non-motorized users!
An informal trail day has been scheduled this coming Saturday (March 30) to clean up some of the recently added trail ‘features’ on the Batch Tower trail. If you are interested in dropping by to help out we will be meeting at 10:00 AM at the parking area just across the cattle guard past the houses on Batchelor Drive. The club will have tools on hand but it doesn’t hurt to bring a shovel or rake along. The goal is to try and rehabilitate the trail to help it last for future seasons. We will be bringing a minimal amount of vehicles into the area and keeping them on the tower access road. If you want to get involved, please message us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks and we hope to see you there!
For those not participating in the 3rd annual Harper Oktoberfest Enduro on Sunday October 7th please note that the shuttle road and downhill trails on Harper will be closed for the day. Please respect all trail markings on the days preceding the race. We do encourage you to come up to the ski hill on race day to cheer on the racers and enjoy the atmosphere – thanks for your cooperation!
Mark October 7th on your calendar – the Harper Mountain Oktoberfest Enduro is coming. The course has been updated with some new sections that will be a good challenge for all riders. This is a super fun event and is a guaranteed good time for all. Registration is open at https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=3414&lan=1&cartlevel=1 and the course be can pre-run to help wear in the new sections. Please note the downhill trails will be unavailable for riding on race day. Stay tuned for updates as they happen!
The KBRA supports the KTTA’s efforts and is proud to be involved with the good work they are doing in the area. A unified effort makes trail access and development better for everyone! Check out this story from the Kamloops Daily News.
June 29 is opening day at Sun Peaks Bike Park which is the start of a jam-packed schedule of events. The Yeah Bro! bike fest runs July 13-22 and features a BC Cup DH, Dual Slalom, the Dirty Feet XC Marathon and much more! Check outhttp://www.sunpeaksresort.com/summer/bike-park/ andhttp://www.dirtyfeet.ca/mountain-bike-races/july-2122nd-sun-peaks/ FMI.
Sun Peaks is currently in the process of looking for volunteers for the BC Cup weekend for Saturday and Sunday. While we are looking for help on both days any help would be greatly appreciated, we of course have swag bags for all volunteers that include transferable lift passes, and your meals will also be taken care of the days you are around.
While some of these volunteer spots have already been filled, these are the needs we have for the weekend.
Wednesday, July 11: 4 for a 4 hour shift (DH Course setup)
Thursday, July 12: 4 for a 4 hour shift (DH Course setup)
Friday,July 13: 2 for a 4 hour shift (Start/Finish setup) 2 for 2 hour shift for Pumptrack
Saturday, July 14: 13 for a 8 hour shift (DH Marshals) – 2 for 2 hour shift for dual slalom
Sunday, July 15: 13 for an 8 hour shift (DH Course Marshals), 6 for a 2 hour shift (DH Course and Start/Finish teardown), 3 for an 8 hour shift (DH Timing)
If you or anyone you know is interested please contact Devin at 250-578-5442 or email@example.com
It’s Bike To Work week! The morning Celebration Stations will take place May 28 to June 1 from 6:30 to 9:00 AM in front of the law courts on Columbia St. where there will be free Starbucks coffee, fruit, breakfast snacks, newspapers from Kamloops Daily News, lots of prize give-aways, and a chance to win the grand prize of a new Kona bicycle, supplied by long-time BTWW supporter, The Bicycle Café (which is also offering free bike maintenance courses on May 16th and 23rd at their Valleyview shop for those wanting to tune-up their rides; contact Marcia (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register or for details). Steve Quinney, a former bike shop owner, will also be on site every morning to help with simple bike repairs.
Afternoon Celebration Stations will take place from 3:30 to 6:00 PM on the 28th on the North Shore (location TBA), the 29th at the new Valleyview bike interchange, and June 1st back at the law courts, which is also the event wrap-up BBQ.