REC REPORT: Biking and many other events coming up in Rossland

The Rubberhead Bike Festival is coming up quickly!

Golden City Days and the Fall Fair are coming up soon!  On the weekend of Sept.7, 8 and 9, Golden City Days is a community festival that promotes community spirit and fun, over three fun days.  There are lots of new and exciting events, participants and musicians this year.  Look for the Raptor’s Ridge Birds of Prey exhibit presented by KAST, and a magic show with “Magician Kim”. The Rossland Model Train will be at the Fair as well as face painting, live entertainment, new craft and information booths and BOBO the CLOWN! For more information, check out the festival’s page on Facebook—2012 Rossland Golden City Days.  Enjoy games, food, music, softball, frolf, a parade, Garter Girls Saloon, Eagles burgers, golf tourney, Taste of Rossland and much, much more.  Look for the Golden City Days brochure and the orange registration brochure for the Fall Fair, located at businesses around town.

The Rubberhead Bike Festival is coming up quickly!  Sunday, Sept. 2 the Seven Summits Poker Ride is from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.  This epic, 36 km non-competitive poker ride over the Seven Summits Trail takes you over several big climbs and some great, long descents.  You must be in good shape and have a well maintained bike!  Pre-registration is   required.  Cost: $45.  For more information or to register, contact Tyler at Revolution Cycle, at 250-362-5688.  www.revolutioncycles.ca or tyler@revolutioncycles.ca

Huck-en Berries Bike Jam runs Saturday, Sept. 8, from 12 p.m.-9 p.m.  The Huck-en Berry Bike Jam is a mountain bike slope style event for all ages, made to challenge avid mountain bikers to create aerial style moves with finesse and creativity.  Riders will make their way down a course filled with intermediate and advanced features (jumps, tables, hips) to be crowned the ultimate hucker!  Contact Rory Belter at 250-231-1481 or info@rosslandrubberhead.com for more information or to register.

The Dreadhead Super D on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. is a race fit for intermediate to advanced rider ability.  The Dreadhead Super D takes place on the super flowy and slightly technical Larch Ridge and Metacola (MC) trails starting at the Black Jack Biathlon area just outside of Rossland on Highway 3B. The course offers 4.5 km of single-track and involves 120 metres of climbing and 335 metres of descent.  Contact Ryan Kuhn at 250-362-9074 for more information, or to register.

The Pumptrack Challenge Race for kids 5-95 years old is on Saturday, Sept. 8. This event combines with the Huck en Berries Bike Jam.  While the big kids are warming up for the Huck en Berries,  the younger kids from 5-6yrs,  7-8yrs and 9-11yrs will be taking to their line up for a round at the pump track. This is a fun race! For times and information, contact Rory Belter at 250-231-1481 or info@rosslandrubberhead.com for more information or to register.

The brochure is online and can be viewed at www.rossland.ca.  The hard copies will be in the mailboxes at the end of this week.  There are lots of new and exciting courses to look forward to. Shelley Painter is offering several new Art Courses; Betty Go Hard is offering a new Sunday afternoon Hike and Yoga class; Kootenay Groove is bring a Beginners Salsa Dance Workshop to Rossland; Pam Shirley is offering a new and slightly more advanced mountain bike course for kids; we’re working on new mountain biking courses for teens and an intermediate technical bike skills course for women. Registration opens on September 4!

We’re really excited about a new Mountain Biking course for Intermediate guys between the ages of 13-17 years.  This freeride skills course features certified bike coach instruction with Ryan Kuhn.  Ryan is a Level 2 certified Professional Mountain Bike Instructor with advanced first aid.  He has been coaching professionally for three years and currently coaches the PerformX Young Guns World Cup downhill team, as well as a handful of Kootenay-based racers. Ryan will give youth exposure to freeride skills with 30 minutes of skills-base instruction at the community skills park and then to the trails via shuttle for additional coaching.  Shuttle-assisted rides will happen on all four dates from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to give youth an opportunity to practice technical riding skills. Participants must have a duel suspension bike in good working order and experience downhill riding. Full-face helmets are mandatory and armour is advised.  For more information on the instructor, go to www.cycleye.com.  Must have minimum 5 riders pre-registered by Sept. 7 or course will be cancelled.

 

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