Iditarod Trail Invitational 2013 I’m at the Anchorage airport on Sunday evening, a little over a week since I started the Iditarod trail invitational. I’ve been finished the race for several days and this has given me time to reflect on my experience between trying to catch up on much needed sleep. I had a very challenging time at last year’s race what with pushing my bike for 190 miles out of the 210 I covered. My race ended with some severe frostbite to my face and hands, which forced me to be evacuated from the Rohn checkpoint. I was facing some demons as I prepared for some this years event. On my first attempt at the race, I carried far too much gear so I made some tough choices and managed to drop the weight of my bike from 73 lbs. to 60. This made a huge difference when it came to pushing my bike up some of the many steep hills. I still had more food than necessary and didn’t need to pick up much at either of the drops but this is a reasonable precaution in case the weather makes the course much slower, so I’ll live with that. The other area I had to address was improving my gear to protect my hands and face against frostbite. Lynne’s friend Sharon did a great job of sewing in more insulation into my handlebar poggies and they proved to be much warmer. In order to protect my nose and cheeks, I got a new balaclava with a built in neoprene cover for my nose, new goggles with a nose piece as well a much better Icebreaker … Read the rest
Club Rides: All members welcome (no MCA license required; but please note that our IMBA-affiliate club insurance is not liability or comprehensive medical insurance.) If you’re a non-member, you can fill out a trial membership at the ride (smartphone version coming — ooh, fancy). Helmets mandatory. Information regarding rides are shared, drop us an email if want in on that information and we’ll add you to the group email. Want to lead a ride? Sounds good. Show up and do it (or drop us a line and let’s make a plan). Here’s what we do:
- Saturday morning – “Tour de Nick’s” breakfast ride: Head towards Nick’s Inn in Headingley for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Meet-up and route varies seasonally, but generally departs Olympia Cyclie and Ski at 7:30 a.m. and heads west on Roblin Blvd and/or Harte/Grand Trunk trails. Basic skill level.
- Weekend endurance gravel road ride: Departure and route vary. Generally 4 hours plus. Self-supported. Details may be posted via OCC Group email. Intermediate to advanced skill level.
- Weekend trail ride: Departure and route vary. Generally 4 hours plus. Self-supported. Intermediate to advanced skill level.
Highly organized and somewhat official races
- February 13/14, 2016 – Actif Epica (this one even has its’ own webpage because really, it is a big deal) – St. Malo to Winnipeg
- July 2, 2016 – Where’s the Beach – Mountain Bike Enduro Race – Birch
- October 1, 2016 – Deadhorse Cross – Morden
Highly organized and somewhat unofficial races and group rides
- See the “Group Rides” page.
Do you have a question about the club and its activities, who does what, want to know who to talk to? This page should help: Club Coordinator : Hal Loewen (email)
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June 29, 2013 at 12:17 pm
I am wondering about my club membership – I was out to Nick’s today and found that I should be receiving more email than I am getting (none). It might be that my membership was missed or my email was not readable. I paid in the store earlier this spring.
May 16, 2014 at 11:30 pm
Dear Club President,
My name is Jeff May-Melin, I am an executive member of the Horizon 100 Cycling club in Saskatoon and committee chair for the Prairie Gran Fondo we are hosting on July 6th, 2014. We would like to invite your club members to join on a great day of cycling. We have secured separate event insurance for this Gran Fondo and therefore your members need not be Saskatchewan Cycling Association members to come and participate. Please forward the message below and accompanying pdf to your membership.
Sincerely yours in cycling and sport,
Dear Cyclist and sporting enthusiast,
The Horizon 100 Cycling Club of Saskatoon cordially invites you to participate in the 3rd. annual SIGA Prairie Gran Fondo on Sunday July 6th, 2014. Riders have the choice of three distances; the 165 km Gran Fondo, the 70km Medio Fondo or the 40km Piccolo Fondo. Regardless of what type of riding appeals to you or what fitness level you’re currently enjoying, we’ve got a route that works for you. All routes will … Read the rest