Hey Blacksheep! It’s Monday, so it’s time for an update.
The Blacksheep Mountain Bike Club would be nothing without it’s volunteers. We want to give a huge shoutout to everyone who has contributed to this season’s success. We cannot do anything without you guys, so thank you.
Now, we need your help to make sure these events are as successful as possible. Ladies, if anyone is interested, or wants to learn how to get involved, in our Women’s Only Group Rides, contact us either by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or message us on our Facebook page, Blacksheep Mountain Bike Club. You can help as much, like leading a ride, or as little, like sweeping at the back of the group, as you like! It is all up to you!
We also need volunteers for XC#5. As we get larger turnouts at each race, the need for volunteers is crucial. We want to ensure all events are safe and fun for everyone: for volunteers and riders alike. To find out about how you can help, follow the link here.
Here are the events that are happening this week, and this is what you need to know about them:
Tuesday July 18 — Women’s Only Ride
Tomorrow is the second Women’s Only Ride of the season. Ladies of all skill level are welcome to come out and enjoy some casual, fun riding! If you have any questions regarding technique, trails, bikes, or you just want some company on your evening ride, this event is for you! Kailey Trodd and Katherine Morency will be leading event. We will be meeting at the Shuniah Mines Entrance and riding from 7pm to 9pm. Make sure to try to arrive a little early so we can be riding at 7pm!
Wednesday July 19 — XC#5 Time Trial
We will be shaking things up a bit for this Wednesday’s race. Instead of a mass start, we will be having an individual time trial in Shuniah Mines! For the race description and course map, follow the link here. Important note: The registration team will require more time before the race to organize the starting order. Therefore, we will be closing registration for the event at 6:45pm.
Update: We will be requiring a mandatory pre-ride with Eric Bailey for all Lambateur and Mini-Lamb racers before every XC event at 6:40pm. XC#5 will start with the Lambateur/Mini-Lamb category first at 7pm.
The race will start at 7pm starting with Lambateurs as a mass-start.
Remember, you must be a Blacksheep member to participate in these events. To become a member, follow the link here.
Wednesday July 19 — Giant/Liv Demo
This Wednesday Giant will be providing a demo for their bikes, including Liv products! They will be on-site in Shuniah Mines from 5pm to 10pm. You do not have to be a Blacksheep member to participate in the demo. Just remember your driver’s license and helmet to be able to participate. Feel free to bring your own pedals.
Be aware that no one will be allowed to test ride a bike during the XC#5 race at 7pm. Demos will resume after the last rider crosses the finish line.
It’s going to be a great couple of days in Shuniah, and we cannot wait to see everyone together on the trails! In the meantime, happy riding!