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Monday Update Pt. 2

Monday Update Pt. 2

Back in Thunder Bay, on Saturday June 24, our Trail Development Committee and fantastic volunteers were out in Shuniah Mines digging and building the New Upper 2K trail. We had 13 people come out, which allowed us to divide into two teams that either worked on building the bridge or worked on the tread. Check out the results of their hard work!   We want to give Wanson Lumber a huge “Thank You” for donating materials to build the bridge…

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Monday Update Pt. 1

Monday Update Pt. 1

So much exciting stuff happened over the past weekend, we need to share it with you in two parts! Two of our executive directors, Mike and Will, drove out to Rainy River First Nation to talk about all things mountain biking. Here is what they had to say about the weekend: “Friday morning, we headed out to Rainy River First Nations to do a site visit on some trails in the community, a few group rides, and a quick overview…

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Keith Ailey Classic Skills Clinic — Wednesday June 28

Keith Ailey Classic Skills Clinic — Wednesday June 28

Let’s try something new. This year we will be hosting a skills clinic specifically addressing the conditions of the upcoming race, the Keith Ailey Classic. The clinic will be led by none other than Keith Ailey himself! He will show riders who typically ride within the Sport/Advanced/Elite categories the neccssary climbing and descending skills needed to have fun on the course. In addition, Eric Bailey will be leading a skills clinic for Lambateur riders in Kinsmen park, fromĀ 6pm to 7:30pm….

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Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed

As you all know well, the Blacksheep Mountain Bike Club is built and survives on the contributions of its members and everyone who loves mountain biking and what the club stands for. We are an ambitious group, and we want to be able to provide the best possible mountain biking experience to our members, to you. Which is why we need your help. We need volunteers to help make our events and projects come to life. If you want to…

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Trail Update — New Shuniah Mines Access Point

Trail Update — New Shuniah Mines Access Point

For the past month or so, we have been working on developing a beginner level access trail, currently named New Upper 2K, from Hydro Hill (which will eventually extend to Kinsmen Park) into the heart of Shuniah Mines. We have been re-routing some of the old 2K treadĀ to make the Mines more accessible for more riders of all abilities. Here’s some of the work we have been doing: Love the Upper 2K and don’t want to lose it? Neither do…

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