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XC#4 Keith Ailey Classic — Wednesday July 5

XC#4 Keith Ailey Classic — Wednesday July 5

Now that we’ve worked on some skills that will be needed for the upcoming Centennial race, let’s use them! Join us, this Wednesday July 5, for XC#4 — Keith Ailey Classic. Registration will begin at 6pm in Kinsmen Park, and race will start at 7pm. You must be a Blacksheep member to participate in this event. To become a member, use the following link to get started: http://blacksheepmtb.com/membership/. Marshalls’ Needed To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all our riders, we need…

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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, from 6pm to 7:30pm….

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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 tread 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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Ontario Summer Games Practice – Wed

Ontario Summer Games Practice – Wed

The first team practice for riders interested in representing Thunder Bay at the 2016 Ontario Summer Games will be Wed June 1. We will meet at the Kinsmen Park / Trowbridge parking lot and head out to the trails at 6:30pm with one of the the Social Ride groups.

Social Ride Wednesday

Social Ride Wednesday

Our first group ride of the season is Wed June 1. We will meet at the Kinsmen Park/Trowbridge Falls parking lot, and head out onto the trails at 6:30pm. Typically, we split up into groups of similar ability so no one is left waiting or falling behind. The session will be led by experienced Blacksheep members familiar with the Shuniah/Centennial trail system. This is a great chance to discover trails and learn riding skills. There is no fee, but you…

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