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									      Prairie Pedaler                                                                  April 2011
                                                                              Volume 11 Issue 1


     Saskatchewan Cycling Association
     2205 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK S4P 0S4 www.saskcycling.ca cycling@accesscomm.ca        306 780 9299


                   President’s Message, By Barret Kropf
INSIDE          I think it is finally looking like spring has sprung! Time to toss the trainers into
THIS            storage for the summer, and get outdoors onto that spiffy new bike you have been
ISSUE           itching to hit the trails with. For some it is recreational, fitness, or endurance, while
    Sask       others see it as racing, jumping and plummeting down hills… regardless of your
     Cup race
     info
                favorite two wheeled activity, it is always great to be riding outdoors!

    Clubs      2011 is shaping up to be another great season of cycling for our organization. Race
     celebra-
     ting 20    organizers are working hard with their committees to host great races, the GASP
     years      crew is finishing off their plans for a ‘tour through the golden oceans of canola’,
    And        while clubs across the province are getting their weekly calendars set to
     more!
                accommodate a bunch of anxious riders for another season of fun.


    The Cooperators Wise Rider Program in partnership with the SCA will soon be in full swing as well,
    as they attend 60 + schools this spring, providing bike safety leadership through this strategic
    partnership. It has been an amazing program that we have had the honor of hosting in partnership
    with the Cooperators, which has allowed their program to educate 60,000 students over the past 20
    years. Thank you Cooperators for your investment into the students of Regina, it is greatly
    appreciated.

    While students in our province are just thinking of pulling bikes out of snow banks, we have several
    of our High Performance athletes who have been hard at work training over the winter. Several of
    them took advantage of training down south for a few months, and each seems to have landed
    teams to ride with this summer. Julia Garnett is currently racing with Team Canada in Europe,
    Cuylar Conley will race for Team Fresh Air Experience out of Ottawa, Jannes Wessels is on Team
    Geox Development Team in Europe, while Brad Clifford races for H&R Block here in North America,
    as does Chris McGarity with Team Garneau. We are excited for them as well as our up and coming
    racers who are setting their sights on the Western Canada Summer Games in Kamloops this August;
    and Arnold Boldt who continues to race with the national program in his efforts to make their
    squad for the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London England. Best wishes to each of you as the
    season gets under way.
     Continues next page
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        President’s Message, By Barret Kropf
As the season of riding unfolds, I want to make sure that all of our volunteers are recognized for
their efforts! So I encourage each of our members to take the time at each event to thank those
who make it happen. On your bike adventures, thank the weekly ride organizer, or the web site
person who keeps the club schedule up to date, or the sponsors who entice with prizes, and the
officials who make races possible, and the course marshals keeping the road safe and the sag
wagon drivers, and… the list is endless of people who have put in their time to make cycling the
great activity that it is for each of us to enjoy!

Let’s make sure we show our appreciation this year and make it the best year ever! Welcome to a
summer of biking!




Calendar
May 1        Road Officials Course in Saskatoon
7-8          Sask Cup Road 1/Moose Jaw; Moose Jaw Pavers
14           Mountain Bike Officials Course in Saskatoon
15           Sask Cup Mountain Bike 1/North Battleford; North West Mountain Bike Club
20-22        Bikes on Broadway/Saskatoon; Cycledelia
29           Sask Cup Mountain Bike 2/Esterhazy; East Qu’Appelle Cartel
 June 4-5    Sask Cup Road 3/Swift Current; Swift Current Cycle Club
12           Mountain Bike Enduro Event, Prince Albert; Rock’n’Road Cycle Club
26           Sask Cup Mountain Bike 3/Wascana Trails; OffRoad Syndicate
23-26        Road Nationals - Burlington, ON – U23/Elite
July 1-3     Road Nationals, Burlington, ON – Para/Junior/Master
8-10         Para-cycling Worlds, Quebec
9-10         Sask Cup Road 4/ Prince Albert; Rock’n’Road Cycle Club
16-23        GASP (Great Annual Saskatchewan Pedal) tours the “Golden Ocean” (info page 15)
16-17        Mountain Bike Nationals, Canmore, AB – Cross-Country
24           Sask Cup Mountain Bike 4/Swift Current; Swift Current Cycle Club
August 5-7   BMX Nationals, Quebec
8-14         Track Nationals, Bromont, QC – Para, Elite, Junior, Master
10-14        Western Can Summer Games, Kamloops, BC
20-21        Road Provincials (Road Race and 15K ITT) Saskatoon; Cycledelia
28           Sask Cup Mountain Bike 5/Provincials/Blackstrap; BCW/NBR
September    3/4 or 4/5      Road Provincials (40K ITT and Criterium) Moose Jaw; Moose Jaw Pavers
10           XC8
24           Annual General Meeting Cross
25           Annual General Meeting, Saskatoon
October       Cross Sask Cup races - TBA
November     5        Cross Nationals Toronto, On
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            Lets Ride! – Community Initiation and Basic Cycling Skills Coaching Courses

The SCA is looking for more people who are interested in attending Community Initiation coaching courses. These are
great courses for members of cycling clubs that are interested in helping out new cyclists and youth cyclists. This is a
club and recreational cycling based coaching course to give people the tools to teach bike skills, run a cycling clinic or
help out at introductory cycling event. We have learning facilitators based in Saskatoon and Regina. The SCA would like
to offer these clinics in both communities. Please contact the SCA if you are interested in attending this coaching clinic.

Community Initiation Coaching Course                                                          Basic Cycling Skills Coaching
In this course coaches will explore how to:                                                   Course
 Ensure participants have a fun, safe, stage-appropriate experience that makes               This course covers:
     them want to come back.                                                                   Basic cycling skills.
 Help to develop basic cycling skills which are transferable to all cycling                   Teaching and analysis.
     disciplines, and which can be done on any kind of bicycle.                                Detection and
 Model behaviors’ that is consistent with the NCCP Code of Ethics, fair play                     correction of errors.
     principles, values, and philosophy.                                                       Use of lesson plan
 Introduce participants to the idea of competition and show them the                             templates.
     competition pathway if they want to become more involved.

    o   What to bring: A bike, a helmet, and weather appropriate gear
    o   Cost: $70 for SCA Members, $80 for non-SCA members.
    o   Location and time TBA

Contact Info:   Shawn MacLennan, SCA Development Coordinator, smaclennan@accesscomm.ca




                           Pine Needle Mountain Bike Festival
                            Little Red River Park, Prince Albert
                           Sunday, June 12th 2011. 11am-5pm
Brand New Event for Prince Albert and area. The Pine Needle Mountain Bike Festival will be a 6
hour enduro style event. There will be solo, 2 person team and 4 person team categories. The solo
category is for the cyclist looking for the ultimate challenge. The 2 person team category will offer
cyclists the opportunity to split the work load. The 4 person category will be for is geared to towards
fun and non-competitive cyclists who want to come out and enjoy a day at Little Red, this category
will be raising money for 2 local charity's. The team that raises the most amount of money will each
receive a brand new mountain bike from Fresh Air Experience. Put together a team in your place of
work and then challenge your friends and family to do the same.

The Pine Needle Mountain Bike Festival will be a day full of great mountain biking, great food, great
live music and great stories. In addition to all of this our annual "The Great Trek" kids bike ride will
take place again.

There will be more information available on the festival website at www.pineneedlebikefestival.com in
days to come. You can also call Mike at 306-922-1500 or email fae.mike@sasktel.net. See you
there!
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                              Saskatoon Cycles is proud to
                              present the inaugural Sun Cycle
                              on Sunday, June 12th, from 12pm
                              to 4pm at the Saskatoon’s
                              Farmer’s Market.

                              The 2011 Sun Cycle is
                              Saskatoon’s premier cycling
                              festival - celebrating everything
                              and anything cycling related in
                              Saskatoon.

                                 The Sun Cycle is geared to those
                               from 8 months to 80 years of age
and promises to be a family oriented event that will keep guests entertained and engaged from start
to finish. Admission is free and cycling to the event is encouraged. Interactive displays, hands-on
cycling demonstrations and seminars, cycling videos, arts & crafts, entertainment, bikes and bike
gear, food & drink, and everything in-between will be offered throughout the afternoon.

Confirmed partner organizations include Saskatoon Police Services, Mendel Art
Caravan, Children’s Discovery Museum, The Bike Doctor, City Park Cycle, Bruce’s
Cycle Works, and Escape Sports.
More partnerships and activities are being added each week. We hope to see you on
June 12th!

Check out the Sun Cycle website (www.suncycle.ca) for the latest details, updates, and schedule.
Enquires can be directed to suncycle@saskatooncycles.org or by calling 933-2936.
____________
Saskatoon Cycles Inc. is a non-profit advocacy group dedicated to improving Saskatoon’s cycling
infrastructure and the safety of cyclists throughout the city.



                      NBR WOMEN’S RIDE PROGRAM
                Do you want to get out and enjoy summer? Are you interested in learning to
                mountain bike?

                The NBR Mountain Bike Club in Saskatoon provides a low pressure, friendly
environment to learn the basic mountain bike skills.

Classes are on Monday nights from May 2-June 27, 2011 (no class May 23). Registration cost is $85,
which includes your annual club membership.

Registration night is April 18, 6:30-8:00 at the Lakewood Civic Centre. For more information
contact Kathryn @ 270-7717 or nbrwomensride@gmail.com
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                 Western Cycle XC8: 7th Annual 8 Hour Enduro
              September 10th, 2011 – Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
          The 2011 Race begins at 9am! This is an hour earlier than previous years, so don’t be late!

In 2005 we decided to try something new and the            the glory (and a chance at $250 cash for first place
XC8 was born. It immediately gained the attention          male or female) or team up and form a 2-person or
of racers from Saskatchewan, Alberta and                   4-person team with your friends for a blast in the
Manitoba as a destination event. By 2008, the              valley this September.
event was the largest mountain bike race in
Saskatchewan, and in 2009 the event eclipsed all           Ride the flowy scenic trails of Buffalo Pound
other cycling races in the province as the largest.        Provincial Park, and have plenty of friendly people
In all those years, nobody from Saskatchewan had           to share them with. Each season we choose a new
ever won the Solo Male category.                           combination of trails and keep the race course
                                                           secret until the day before the race. The course is
Last year in 2010, Western Cycle gave away a               designed with safety in mind for the average to
sweet bike, tons of prizes, and $1000 cash.                intermediate rider to complete with success. You
We also finally crowned our first Saskatchewan             will enjoy a well marked and groomed 9-10km loop
Solo Male Champion, Jeremy Erdmann ... and we              of trails with challenging technical sections, fast
are all set to do it again.                                downhills, smooth and flowy singletrack, and over
                                                           800ft of challenging climbs per lap. The race
The fact that it took so long for Saskatchewan to          course offers something for everyone no matter
actually win the category speaks to the level of           what your skill, including breathtaking panoramic
competition and the depth of field at this event.          views of the Qu'Appelle valley
XC8 truly is an experience, a destination, where
once a year people from across Western Canada              Registration is NOW OPEN! Register Online and
take over Buffalo Pound to camp, visit friends, eat a      Find out more at: www.xc8.ca
lot of food, enjoy a beverage or three .. oh, and
ride some bikes.
                                                                 Early Bird (until July 14, 2011, per person):
                                                                  Solo $55 Team $45
This aint your grandma’s mountain bike race. 8
                                                                 Regular Entry (until Sept 6th, 2011, per
Hours is a true test of your experience and
                                                                  person): Solo $70 Team $60
abilities. Lucky for you, the race comes in 2
flavours – solo and team. Race alone and take all



Cycledelia presents the Pike Lake Roubaix
A Roubaix or Eroica style event. A gravel section makes up about one-third of the course with the
remainder being Saskatchewan spring pavement. This is the same course used in 2007. More
details, including a course map, on the Cycledelia website at http://www.cycledelia.ca

Sign on at Noon in the Pike Lake Provincial Park main parking lot, race at 1:00
Race 1 - 5 laps @ 14km = 70km           Race 2 - 4 laps @ 14km = 56km

$5 for members, $10 for non-members
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     2011 DIRT Series for                        Join the RONA MS Bike Tour –
                                                   together we can end MS!
      Youth ages 10-15
                                                 Manitou Beach, two hours
                     Summer is around the        from Regina, is known as
                     corner and what a great     the Land of the Healing
                     time to meet others who     Waters. It features a
                     share a passion for         mineral spa, a lake, and
                     mountain biking,            the scenery of the
                     improve your skills, and    prairies. Elk Ridge at
                     maybe even try a race.      Waskesiu is hardly similar.
                                                 3 hours from Saskatoon,
                      This year, the NBR         Elk Ridge Resort is a
Mountain Biking Club is again organizing the     rustic-cabin adventure crafted into the form
DIRT series for youth in Saskatoon. The          of a lodge. Visitors can explore the sprawling
program gets bigger and better each year and     boreal forest and the vista of Prince Albert
this year will be no exception.                  National Park and Waskesiu.

The registration night is Monday April 18,       Yet, both areas are connected by a common
2010 at the Lakewood Civic Centre from 6:30-     event – the RONA MS Bike Tour, which takes
8:00 PM. The program is $85 for the first        place at Manitou Beach on August 13th and
child and $70 for each additional child. This    14th and at Elk Ridge on September 10th.
fee includes an NBR and SCA membership.          Bikers from around the province and beyond
                                                 descend on both areas for an approximately
Parents are also encouraged to join the NBR      50 KM a day ride. The tour features rest stops
club and assist during the Monday night          with food and drinks every 10 to 15 KM, a
sessions. Biking is a fantastic activity that    BBQ at the end of the event, and plenty of
can be enjoyed as a family. No experience or     challenges for the adventure savvy rider. It
perceived skill is required.                     also doubles as a fundraising event for the MS
                                                 Society of Canada.
We will once again be offering a Parents
Learn to Ride. Cost is $70 if you have a child   Registration is easy. Interested riders can go
registered in the program.                       to Bike Tour Webpage
                                                 http://mssociety.ca/en/events/biketour/def
The DIRT Series is taught by NCCP certified      ault.htm to sign up. The only requirement is
instructors and starts May 2nd on Monday         that they raise $250 by the day of the tour –
evenings from 7:00PM-8:30PM.                     and if previous years are any indication, our
                                                 riders need little outside encouragement to
For more information, contact Larry Fast at      step up and raise a great deal of money for
lfast@davismachineco.com                         MS!

                                                 Join us on our ride – because together, we
                                                 can end MS.
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                     SPRING CLASSIC RACE, SASK CUP 1
                        The MOOSE JAW PAVERS CYCLING CLUB will be hosting
                                the SPRING CLASSIC STAGE RACE
                                on May 7-8, 2011 in Moose Jaw, SK.
The race will be an extension of the typical Spring Classic Road Race, with the inclusion of the HILL CLIMB TT, and an
exciting CRIT UNDER THE LIGHTS! The 3 stage weekend will be in an OMNIUM FORMAT which allows you to take part
in one, two, or all three stages. (Overall winner must compete in at least two events) The Spring Classic Stage Race is the
first race of the year in the SASK CUP ROAD RACE SERIES, and with the past years of experience that Moose Jaw has
proven to be a great race host, this year’s edition will be another exciting event. So, without further delay, here is the
information you are looking for...

Saturday May 7, 2011 - Hill Climb Time Trial at Buffalo Pound Provincial Park Cost of this event is $10.00
Sign on will begin at 11:00AM and the first racers will be off at 12:01, starting with the Cat 6 racers, followed by 5s, 4s, &
2-3s. This is a short 4km TT, and we will post the exact elevations shortly.

Saturday May 7, 2011- 7:01 PM- MURRAY CHEV OLDS CRITERIUM. Cost for this event $15
This is going to be the best crit of the year anywhere... Racing under the lights! Fresh pavement a city block wide, in a
parking lot that is so well lit it can be seen from space! The music and DJ will rock out the tunes as you rush past the
millions of dollars worth of Chevrolet inventory, and the winners of each Category will get their soon to be famous picture
taking alongside a fancy muscle car! The categories will be:

        7:01PM - Cat 6 - 2 laps                                     8:30PM - Cat 4 - 25 minutes +2 laps
        7:16PM - Cat 5 - 20 minutes +2 laps                         9:15PM - Cat 2-3 - 35 minutes + 2 laps
        8:01PM - Women - 20 minutes +2 laps

Sunday May 8, 2011- SPRING CLASSIC ROAD RACE Cost for this event is $20
The course for this event, is the same one that has been used in Moose Jaw for the past two years, it is a 27km loop
course that touches the edges of the south side of Moose Jaw, has a few short crisp hills, and some great road surfaces
as you zip past the 15 Wing Airbase!

        12:30 sign on                                               1:36 Women - 54km road race start
        1:30 Cat 2-3 - 81km road race start                         1:40 Cat 5 - 40km road race start
        1:33 Cat 4 - 67km road race start                           1:43 Cat 6 - 13km road race start

Points
As mentioned, this is a point’s stage race, so based on your finish; you will get points assigned to you. Race any two
stages you want to qualify for the overall weekend championship! If you are unable to race two stages, come out and race
at least one stage to get the bragging rights to start of the season for that discipline.
Points in each stage will be awarded as such:

        1st = 25 points                 6th = 10 points                          11th = 5 points
        2nd = 20 points                 7th = 9 points                           12th = 4 points
        3rd = 15points                  8th = 8 points                           13th = 3 points
        4th = 13points                  9th = 7 points                           14th = 2 points
        5th = 11 points                 10th = 6 points                          Remainder of field that finishes = 1 point

Cat 6
The Cat 6 grouping is intended as an entry point into racing for youth, and so any youth who enter the Spring Classic, and
are U16 in age in the Cat 6 grouping, it will only cost them $5 per stage to race! So sign up, and drag some friends out.

http://isupportlocalbikeshops.com/SPRING_CLASSIC_RACE.html
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                                 Bikes on Broadway 2011
                         21st Annual Stage Race!
                                   Sask Cup Road Race Series #2
                        Sponsored by the Cycledelia Racing Club of Saskatoon

                                      May 21 - 23, 2011
Stages: Three events, consisting of a Time Trial, Road Race and a Criterium. Please check the Cycledelia
website www.cycledelia.ca for the most up to date information on event locations and times.

Six categories of races will be offered:
CAT 1 & 2 (combined), CAT 3, CAT 4, CAT 5, CAT 6 Open & Youth (combined), and Women.

Entry Fee:    $65    Early Registration before May 9, 2011
              $75    Registration May 9 – 19, 2011

Pre-registration is mandatory!
No registrations will be taken after midnight May 19, 2011.

Online registration at http://www.eventsonline.ca/events/bikes_on_broadway/ until May 19, 2011 OR
payment by cash or cheque (payable to Cycledelia Racing Club).

Mail entry form (Posted on SCA website http://www.saskcycling.ca/events/road%20generic.pdf ) & entry
fee payment to:
       Cycledelia Racing Club, ATTN: Karen Cranston, Treasurer
       201-7th Street East, Saskatoon S7H 0W9, treasurer@cycledelia.ca OR ledbike@sasktel.net

For more information contact: http://www.cycledelia.ca
      Bikes on Broadway Race Organizer: Janice Matus, Phone: 931-3326
      bikes.on.broadway@cycledelia.ca OR fjmatus@sasktel.net




 Kids Crit Information
 Bring out your up & coming roadies to the kids crit!
 1. Anyone 12 & under may enter, using any kind of bike.
 2. Helmets are mandatory.
 3. This event will run between the CAT 1/2 Crit and CAT 3 Crit.
 4. Approximate start time is 11:45 AM.
 5. The event will consist of 1- 2 lap sof the Crit course.
 6. Registration for the Kids Crit will take place on Monday, May 23 (day of the Crit) from
    11:00 – 11:30 AM at a separate registration table located near the SCA van.
 7. Entry fee will be $5. The SCA will cover the cost of the insurance using a special one-time-only
    one day form. Parents must sign this waiver & must be in attendance at the Kids Crit.
 8. There will be treats for all participants in the Kids Crit.
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                                 CYCLING CLASSIC, Swift Current
                                                 Sask Cup #3
                                                June 4-5, 2011

          All information will be posted on the website as it becomes available:
                               http://www.cyclingclassic.ca


       Fresh Air Experience                                      PeeGee Man River Run
     Summer Holiday Road Race                                            Presented by:
           at Waskesiu                                   North West Mountain Bike Club &
         Sask Cup #4, July 9-10, 2011                       Phoenix Source for Sports
                                                         Sask Cup Mtb #1; North Battleford, May 15th
Stage 1, a 12.5m Time Trial on Saturday July
9th late registration and sign on starts at
4:45pm at Birch Bay beach and picnic site and            This race is held on the north shore of the
race starts at 6pm. Start and finish will be a           North Saskatchewan River at North Battleford
Birch Bay.                                               and will run through the beautiful surrounding
                                                         river valley. The course is accessible by
Stage 2 will be a road race on Sunday July               following Canola Avenue past the Maple leaf
10th, sign on and staging will be at the                 processing plant out to the new water
Waskesiu Rec Hall, sign on is at 8:15am and              treatment plant. Look for race signs
the race starts at 9am.                                  beginning at the lights at Anderson Pump
                                                         House on Highway Sixteen, east of North
Saturday evening social TBA.                             Battleford.

Registration fee is $45 and $55 for                      A separate raffle for a Bling Bling prize will
registrations after Wednesday July 6th.                  take place to raise money for a local cause.

For more information and to mail entries &               Mail registration to:
entry fees to:                                           NWMBC c/o Tom Hawboldt,
Fresh Air Experience (endorse cheques)                   9301 19th Ave North Battleford S9A 3N5
938 Central Avenue, Prince Albert S6V 4V3
                                                         Make cheques payable to: Battleford Cycling
Phone: (306) 922-1500 fax (306) 922-6141                 Club
(entry forms without payment are not                     Entries fees are $30.00 for early registration.
sufficient to secure the lower fee).                     Entry fees must be received by May 11st to
                                                         qualify for early registration fee. After that
Accommodations in Waskesiu:                              date, registration will be $40.
Haywood Inn - 306-663-5911 - 1-877-441-5544
Lakeview Hotel - 306-663-5311 - 1-877-331-3302           Questions or additional race info may be
Lost Creek Resort - 306-663-5025 - 1-866-663-8622
Elk Ridge Resort - 306-663-4653 - 1-800-510-1824
                                                         directed to Tom at t.hawboldt@loccsd.ca
Beaver Glen Campground - 306-663-4500
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Mountain Bike Races
The schedule for all races is the same. If you have pre-registered for a race, you must still sign-on between 9:00AM
and 10:15AM on the day of the race. Licensed racers must show their license on race day. A waiver of liability form and
registration form must be completed and handed in at sign-on. Oneday permits are available at the race for $20.00 and
are good for one event. A maximum of one oneday permit can be purchased per year.
Schedule of Events:
9:00-10:15am            Registration (sign-on) and practice on the course.
10:45                   Rider staging for all categories.
11:00                   Start of race for first wave of riders.
2:00pm                  Awards ceremony.


                              4th Annual Granny’s Oak Twister
                              May 29, 2011, Sask. Cup Mtb. #2, Esterhazy
                   Brought to you by Kona, Dutch Cycle & East Qu’Appelle Cartel
Come out and enjoy the best mountain biking the Qu’Appelle Valley has to offer. This area has wonderful scenic views
that include stands of the gnarly bur oak. The race course has amazing altitude changes and deliciously winding down
hills. The course is well marked and groomed. Prizes generously supplied by Dutch Cycle and a catered meal will be
included with the race registration.

When.          The Race begins at 11:00 am sharp. Registration is at 9:00 am.
                Meal to follow at Rainbow Hall (Same place as last year.)

Where:         Twelve kilometers straight south of Esterhazy on grid 637.

Entry Fee:    Early registration is $30.00 (Received prior to May 25th). Registration received after May 25th is $40.00.

Directions:
     GPS coordinates N50 33’.484 W102 06’ .827
     From Whitewood go North on Hwy 9 to Qu’Appelle Valley, cross River and turn East on grid road. Follow grid
        and watch for signs and commotion.
     From Yorkton, take Hwy 9 South to Qu’Appelle Valley and turn East on Grid

Send registrations to:      East Qu’Appelle Cartel c/o Tom Landine
                            Box 237 Esterhazy, Saskatchewan S0A 0X0

Accommodations:          Wander Inn ph. 745-6647
                         Esterhazy Motor Hotel ph. 745-3901
                         Esterhazy Regional Park ph. 745-6456

Note of interest:     There are other possibilities for accommodations. The Rainbow dance hall provides a rustic bed and
breakfast opportunity. If you are willing to camp, the landowners will let you pitch a tent in their pasture. If you email me
I can set you up for that.

For More information: tvlandine@sasktel.net

   Granny’s Oak Twister Kids Race: New this year we are offering a kids race. Bikes are subject to
   inspection. Race is 1 lap of a shortened modified loop of the regular trail. Same start and finish area.
   Race starts at 10:20 am. This will require pre-ride of this area to be finished by 10:10. Cost of race is $15
   (banquet included). Parents must sign a waiver.
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      NWBII Wascana Challenge                             2011 Blackstrap Biter Sask.
      June 26, Sask Cup Mtb #3                                      Cup #5
The valley is calling your name .. In the middle of the
                                                           Provincials, August 28, 2011
                                                               Hosted by: BCW Cycling Club and
Saskatchewan prairie lies an Oasis of mountain
                                                                         NBR Mountain Biking Club
biking nestled in a quiet valley. Wascana Trails is the
                                                          The Event:
destination for many active local sport and
                                                              Finish the season off with some great trails and a
adventure enthusiasts, and the location of the 16th
                                                              delicious meal! Our trail organizers are chomping
Annual Wascana Challenge. Take the challenge and
                                                              at the bit to set up a course that will delight. Our
race or enjoy the best spectator course in
                                                              race categories allow for any type of rider
Saskatchewan! The race course is located in
                                                              whether you want to try racing for the first time,
Wascana Trails just northwest of Regina, SK. This
                                                              or whether you have been competing for years.
race course has a mix of everything including open
                                                          Location:
flats, wooded downhills and climbs, as well as tricky
                                                              Blackstrap Provincial Park - 45km south of
technical sections. The race also has modified course
                                                              Saskatoon
sections for some categories that skip the tough
                                                          Entry Fee:
sections.
                                                          -Early Registration is $35 (plus online fees).
                                                          -Early registration deadline is midnight August 25
Race Entry Fees (per person); $30 by June 23rd,
                                                          -Late Registration is $50 accepted only at race-site on
2011; $40 after June 23rd, 2011.
                                                          race-day
Don’t miss out on this event! Online registration is
                                                          The first 50 registrants will receive a limited edition
now OPEN until June 23rd.
                                                          20th Anniversary NBR Water Bottle!!
www.WascanaChallenge.com
                                                          Registration:
                                                          -Online Registration closes August 25 at midnight
Mail entries to: Offroad Syndicate, c/o Jay Van
                                                          -Online registration will be available OR Fill out the
Ginneken, 2339 McLurg Cres, Regina, SK S4V 2N3
                                                          Generic Race Entry form
                                                          http://www.saskcycling.ca/events/mtbform.pdf &
              Cactus Cup                                  make cheques payable to Northern Bush Rastas
                                                          (mail/drop off: 814 6th Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK
      Swift Current, Sask Cup #4                          S7K 2T2)
             July 24, 2011                                Awards Ceremony and Meal:
                                                          -Awards will be presented at the Dundurn
It started with a few good friends... and then it has     Community Hall
grown into something quite different. A legendary
single-track in such an unpredictable setting, brings     REMEMBER – PROVINCIALS START 1
us to a perplexing paradigm. This is a Brand NEW
course, so whether you’re a seasoned pro or just out
                                                          HOUR EARLY
to have some FUN we would love to see you
experience mountain bike racing on Southwest              8:00-9:15am    Registration (sign-on) and practice on
Saskatchewan’s Newest XC circuit.                         the course.
                                                          9:45 am        Rider staging for all categories.
Race Entry Fees (per person); $40                         10:00 am       Start of race for first wave of riders.
Information can be found at:                              1:00 pm        Awards ceremony.
http://www.cactuscup.ca/
    Prairie Pedaler                                                                                                                               Page 12


Generic Road Bike Racing Entry Form - Use this form to enter any Sask Cycling Road Racing event.
Fill in your personal information, add the race details and send a signed copy (with the appropriate entry fee) to each
race organizer, do not forward this form to the SCA office. Do not photocopy a signed form.

Name and date of the event________________________________________ Entry fee: $_____________

Print: Name:                                                                  Club:                                  Phone # ______________

Address:___________________________      City                                          Prov:_______ Postal Code:  ________
-Mail address____________ check one: Male__ Female__                       Date of Birth D/M/Y________ Race Category____________

Team/Club________________________________________________________ UCI#___________________________________


WAIVER, RELEASE & INDEMNITY
I,                                                             understand and agree that my participation in events, programs, races, or activities organized,
operated, conducted and/or sanctioned by the Canadian Cycling Association and/or Provincial Associations and Various CCA Clubs and Members
registered with CCA is conditional upon my execution of this document.
     1.        I am aware that cycling, and in particular competitive cycling, endurance and BMX racing, involves the possibility of injury or death.
     2.        I accept these risks, and all others arising from these events and programs, even if arising from the negligence, gross negligence or negligent rescue
               by those associated in any way with the Canadian Cycling Association and/or Provincial Associations and Various CCA Clubs events and
               programs I may be involved in, the venues at which these events and programs takes place or by those organizing, officiating, or participating in these
               events and programs throughout the year, including their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, servants, volunteers and representatives (the
               AReleasees@).
     3.        I understand that all applicable rules for participation must be followed and that SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY PERSONAL SAFETY
               REMAINS WITH ME, including my physical and emotional preparation and fitness to participate in all events and programs throughout the year.
     4.        I undertake and agree to remove myself from participation if I sense or observe any unusual hazard or unsafe condition, or if, at any time, at any event
               or program, I feel unable or unfit to safely continue for any reason.
     5.        I give, a FULL RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND ALL CLAIMS that I have, or may have in the future, against Canadian Cycling
               Association, and all other Releasees from all liability for any loss damage, injury or expense that I may suffer as a result of my participation in any
               part or parts of the events or programs or my presence at any venue at which they may take place, due to any cause whatsoever including the forms of
               negligence set forth in paragraph 2 above or from any breach of contract or statutory duty or other duty of care including any duty of care owed under
               the relevant Occupier=s Liability Act, on the part of the Releasees.
     6.        I AGREE NOT TO SUE and I further agree TO INDEMNIFY AND SAVE HARMLESS the Releasees from all expenses, fees, liability or damage
               award or cost of any type whatsoever arising from my participation in these events or programs.
     7.        I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS WAIVER, RELEASE AND INDEMNITY. I am aware that by signing this agreement I am waiving
               substantial legal rights (on my behalf and on behalf of my heirs, executors, administrators and next of kin), including the giving up of my right to sue.
     8.        I release in my name and in that of my heirs executive and administrators of my will the CCA, its agents, employees, officials and commissaries,
               representatives and successors as well as any other organization, company, society enterprise, association or person directly or indirectly involved in
               the present competition, all responsibility in the case of bodily or material harm occurring during the said competition and concerning me. I have read
               the CCA rules and completely understand all conditions and agree to respect and abide by them.


SIGNATURE:___________________________________ DATE:_____________________________


PARENTAL CONSENT FOR MINOR PARTICIPANT and INDEMNITY
AGREEMENT
I have read and understood the above waiver, release and indemnity, and have discussed the same with the minor person signing
above. I am satisfied the said minor understands the waiver and release and his/her obligations as set out. In consideration of the
participation of my minor child/ward I too agree to waive, release and indemnify the Releasees in the terms set out above. I am
aware that by signing this agreement I am waiving substantial legal rights, which my minor child/ward and I, our respective heirs,
executors, administrators and next of kin may have against the Releasees.


SIGNATURE____________________________________ DATE:_________
     Prairie Pedaler                                                                                                                               Page 13

Generic Mountain Bike Racing Entry Form - Use this form to enter any Sask Cycling Mountain
Bike Racing event. Fill in your personal information, add the race details and send a signed copy (with the appropriate
entry fee) to each race organizer, do not forward this form to the SCA office. Do not photocopy a signed form.

Race Details
_________________________________________________________________________                                                   $________________
Name and date of the event                                                                                                        Entry fee enclosed

Print: Name:                                                      Club:                                        Phone # _____________

Address:______________________________________                               City                                          Postal Code:

E-Mail address____________________________Check one: Male____ Female_____                                             Date of Birth D/M/Y________
Check off your category (laps are dependent on the race course):
Ages 15 and older:
        5   laps   Elite Men                                                              2     laps Novice Men
        4   laps   Elite Women                                                            2     laps Sport Women -includes U17 expert
        4   laps   Expert Men                                                             1     lap Novice Women
        3   laps   Sport Men -includes U17 expert                                         1     lap Beginner Men
        3   laps   Expert Women

 Ages 16 and younger
      2 laps Sport Youth Men                                                                  1 lap Novice Youth Men –includes U13
      2 laps Sport Youth Women                                                                1 lap Novice Youth Women- includes U13

WAIVER, RELEASE & INDEMNITY
I,                                                  understand and agree that my participation in above noted event organized,
operated, conducted and/or sanctioned by the Canadian Cycling Association and/or Provincial Associations and Various CCA Clubs
and Members registered with CCA is conditional upon my execution of this document.

1.       I am aware that cycling, and in particular competitive cycling and endurance racing, involves the possibility of injury or death.
2.       I accept these risks, and all others arising from this events, even if arising from the negligence, gross negligence or negligent rescue by those associated in
         any way with the Canadian Cycling Association and/or Provincial Associations and Various CCA Clubs event I may be involved in, the venues at
         which this events and programs takes place or by those organizing, officiating, or participating in this event and program, including their respective officers,
         directors, employees, agents, servants, volunteers and representatives (the AReleasees@).
3.       I understand that all applicable rules for participation must be followed and that SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY PERSONAL SAFETY REMAINS
         WITH ME, including my physical and emotional preparation and fitness to participate in all events and programs throughout the year.
4.       I undertake and agree to remove myself from participation if I sense or observe any unusual hazard or unsafe condition, or if, at any time, at any event or
         program, I feel unable or unfit to safely continue for any reason.
5.       I give, a FULL RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND ALL CLAIMS that I have, or may have in the future, against Canadian Cycling
         Association, and all other Releasees from all liability for any loss damage, injury or expense that I may suffer as a result of my participation in any part or
         parts of the event or program or my presence at any venue at which they may take place, due to any cause whatsoever including the forms of negligence set
         forth in paragraph 2 above or from any breach of contract or statutory duty or other duty of care including any duty of care owed under the relevant
         Occupier=s Liability Act, on the part of the Releasees.
6.       I AGREE NOT TO SUE and I further agree TO INDEMNIFY AND SAVE HARMLESS the Releasees from all expenses, fees, liability or damage award or
         cost of any type whatsoever arising from my participation in these events or programs.
7.       I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS WAIVER, RELEASE AND INDEMNITY. I am aware that by signing this agreement I am waiving
         substantial legal rights (on my behalf and on behalf of my heirs, executors, administrators and next of kin), including the giving up of my right to sue.

SIGNATURE:___________________________________ DATE:_____________________________


PARENTAL CONSENT FOR MINOR PARTICIPANT and INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
I have read and understood the above waiver, release and indemnity, and have discussed the same with the minor person signing
above. I am satisfied the said minor understands the waiver and release and his/her obligations as set out. In consideration of the
participation of my minor child/ward I too agree to waive, release and indemnify the Releasees in the terms set out above. I am
aware that by signing this agreement I am waiving substantial legal rights, which my minor child/ward and I, our respective heirs,
executors, administrators and next of kin may have against the Releasees.

SIGNATURE____________________________________ DATE:_________
  Prairie Pedaler                                                                         Page 14


                                                     Horizon 100 Cycling Club
                                                       20 Year Anniversary
                                             The Horizon 100 Cycling Club is 20 years old. It started
                                             with 5 cyclists and has grown to close to 250 members.
                                             To celebrate the occasion we have ordered a new
                                             commemorative jersey. The jersey can be found on the
                                             website.

The Northern Bush Rastas (NBR) in            We’d like to thank the SCA for the initial guidance they
Saskatoon is celebrating its 20th            provided for us. We look forward to another 20 years.
anniversary this year! To kick off our       We should be on the road as soon as the snow goes. So
anniversary year the club held a contest     I’m not holding my breath. Maybe by mid April the snow
to create a special NBR logo to be used      and gravel will be gone just enough for us to travel the
throughout the year. Check out Neil          city streets and highways.
Clarke's design!
                                             New for 2011.
                                             We are implementing a self monitoring mileage tracking
The club is planning a 20th anniversary
                                             system. Historically, we have tracked the number of kms
celebration on Monday June 20 at 6pm
                                             accumulated by each member. 1500-2000 earns a
at Meewasin Park (on Spadina), we
                                             bronze, 2000-2500 earns a silver, 2500 and over earns a
welcome all to attend - enjoy a ride in      gold medal. It is a big job to collect all the information
the Forest of Fun, play games, eat food      before the start of each ride. We will be handing out
and enjoy socializing. Our celebration       cards to all members. The card will show the list of rides
coincides with our Monday night DIRT         for the month. Members can check off the rides they
series and Women's ride - so there is        attended and hand the card in at the end of the month.
guaranteed to be lots of people out -        We will make a monthly draw for a gift certificate from
come out for a ride and have some fun.       one of our supporting bike shops. We will be making
This is a family friendly event with         smaller draws for food items from Nature’s Health
activities plan for all ages and levels of   Centre, Fuddruckers, Jerry’s Food Emporium and Tim
ability.                                     Hortons.

For more information please check our        We have added 4 150km rides to the Saturday 50/100km
webpage at                                   rides. Routes have been extended to make up the new
http://www.saskcycling.ca/~nbr / or          distances. It should be good for Rando training.
find us on Facebook at Northern Bush         We switched our Road Ready Boot Camp to Tuesday
Rastas Mountain Biking Club (NBR)            evenings. The intent is to link the camp with an ongoing
Official. We will be updating these sites    evening event. Tuesday Early Evening Meander (TEEM) is
regularly as details are finalized           an easy ride night. Distance and speed are not
and we'd like to hear from our members       important. We ride for fun, leisure, and just to get out
- post your best mountain biking             with other members.
experience on our Facebook wall.
                                             As long as you’re a member of the SCA, you can join us
                                             on a ride. Check out the events calendar on the website.
Come out and celebrate with us!
                                             www.horizon100.com .
     Prairie Pedaler                                                                                                        Page 15



                                         Officials Courses
                            Free - if you are a Sask Cycling Member!
                                              These courses will be of interest to the following:
               If you are a parent or relative that attends cycling events and would be able to assist at a race as an official.
                             If you are a new racer and would like to know what the rules of racing really are.
                                          If you are a Coach or working on your Coaching levels.

  As a race official your travel expenses to the races will be paid and you will receive an honorarium.

               Mountain Bike Official's Course                              Road Racing Official's Course
                           May 14- Saskatoon                                May 1 - Saskatoon
     - In-class session -May 14 - 9am - 5pm, in room 243 at                 -In-class session - May - 9:30 am-3:30 pm in Board Room
                                         510 Cynthia Street                 243, 510 Cynthia Street
            -Practical at Sask Cup Mtb race - based on your                 - Practical at a Sask Cup Road race - based on your
                                                 availability               availability
                              Registration Deadline: May 1st                Registration Deadline: April 16




  GASP tours the “Golden Ocean” in 2011 - July 17-23
The 2011 Great Annual Saskatchewan Pedal (GASP) explores east-central Saskatchewan with a 7-day tour route
through the Golden Ocean of canola field and parkland in this region. Starting and ending in Humboldt, the tour
covers over 600 km’s of quiet rural highways. For more information go to:
http://www.saskcycling.ca/GASP/gasp.html

                    GASP 2011 Promotional Video Available
A video has been created to promote this year's tour. Watch it and share it with a friend!
                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGN8QjtIGaI



    The SCA is looking for a SAG/Van driver for GASP; if you are
     interested please contact the SCA office for details on the
                      duties and honorarium.
  Prairie Pedaler                                                                            Page 16


Have you been checking the SCA website for information on the SCA Ride
Guide? Shawn McLennen has been reporting on some of the best places to cycle in Saskatchewan.
All articles start on the What’s New section http://www.saskcycling.ca and end up on the Ride
Guide page: http://www.saskcycling.ca/guide.html . This is a monthly feature, so if you have a
great place that you ride in Saskatchewan and want it featured contact Shawn in the SCA office:
smaclennan@accesscomm.ca

Current articles on:
Mtb:
   Prince Albert – Little Red River Park
   Esterhazy – Qu’Appelle Valley

Road
   Moose Jaw – Highway 363
   Saskatoon – Pike Lake – Vanscoy Route




                                                Newsletter Submission dates
                                              All dates are approximate; Prairie   Pedaler
                                              (1 copy/household)
                                              Issue          Submission Date       Mailing Date
                                              10-02          August 10             August 15
                                              10-03          December 10           December 15

								
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