Looking for a few good volunteers


The planning for the 15th annual 24 Hours of Light is well underway and it is going to be another great Yukon event.  However, the more volunteers we have to help out, the better it will be.  Truth be told, we can’t actually run this event without getting some help and so here is our annual call.  Whether you want to volunteer instead of race or you can give us a couple of hours of your time between laps, we have a job for you.

Here’s what we need:

People in the timing tent:  Although we do use a chip timing system, it’s important to have someone in the timing tent to ensure that laps are being recorded correctly and to update total lap numbers as the race progresses.

Parking attendants:  On Saturday morning, help RVs and campers get into the biathlon range and others to park in appropriate areas on the Grey Mountain Road.

BBQers:  We’ve got the meat (or the TVP, if that’s your preference) but we need someone to barbeque it!  Help roast smokies for Saturday’s evening snack.

Bartenders:  We will have a beer garden onsite which means we need a few people to serve alcohol on Saturday night.

Breakfast Champs:  Help acquire and serve breakfast on Sunday morning.

Captain of Fun:  If anyone out there wants to take over the mike and keep the party going, we want to hear from you!

To say thank-you to everyone who volunteers, we will be putting your name into a draw for a really sweet prize.  Donated by Icycle Sport, there’a a Kona Humuhumu bike up for grabs this year!

humuhumu_optHere’s how it works:

Get yourself over to our online sign up sheet to choose what position you want to fulfill.

For every 2 hour shift you sign up for, your name gets entered in the draw.  For those of you who sign up for the timing tent between midnight and 6am, we will throw your name in the hat an extra time.

Some come out and lend a hand this year.  It’s fun and it’s good karma.

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Mt.Sima will be open for DH riding this summer, 4 weekends!!

Brought to you by our Director of Downhill, Joshua de la Salle, CMBC is very happy to tell you that thanks to Mt.Sima we are able to announce 4 weekends of chairlift access downhill mountain biking this summer!

The dates are; June 13/14, July 18/19, August 8/9 and September 12/13!  The chairlift will be running from 12-5pm those dates.  Helmets are mandatory, as is a fully functional mountain bike of course!

Day pass cost is:  $30 for Non-CMBC members, $20 for CMBC members.  ** CMBC must provide their registration numbers / proof of membership.

Mark the dates on your calendar, and don’t worry, we’ve ordered up some great weather for those weekends too. ;)   Happy Shredding!

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Trail Maintenance / Trail Fairy

Yahoo it’s insta-summer!, but it is early season riding out there and those trails we love to ride need love; ‘deadfall clearing, overgrowth cut-back, hazard removing’ kinda love.  So if you are dying to let your inner trail fairy sing, and want to score a chance to win a prize (!), please take your tools (hand saw or chain saw) to the trails and do good deeds.  The following is a list of some areas that we’ve identified that are in need of maintenance work.  We’ll post the same list on our FB page so that members can comment re: where and what needs work, and also report if they’ve completed a task (which will result in an entry for prize (!)).

1) Bugaloo Heights – needs fill in a few wet/muddy spots
2) Midtown (between Go-t and B. Heights)-needs fill in a few wet/muddy spots
3) Girlfriend from Juicy to Chadburn Lake-LOTS of whippers to cut back
4) Yukon River Trail -Whippers as always
5) My Trail from Cousin’s Connector down to Long Flat – downed trees and whippers
6) Your Trail from Long Flat to Lake- whippers and deteriorating bench cut
7) Southern portion of Long lake Height-downed trees (from Hilarious to Bridge)
8) Payback-GD whippers   9)Hospital Ridge near the junction to Broken Truck

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We’re getting Mt. Sima ready for a summer of riding! and we need YOU!

We’re getting Mt. Sima ready for riding this Summer!! We need some Volunteers to help build the landing deck pad at the top of the hill. Please come out and help us. Mountain Biking at Mt. Sima cannot existing without your help.

Date: Saturday May 23rd @ 8:00AM
Location: Mt. SIMA Parking lot.
What to bring: Steel Toed boots if possible. Warm Jacket. Work gloves.

Goodies and Coffee will be provided.

Contact Josh de la Salle if you would like to volunteer: delasalle.joshua@gmail.com OR 867-689-2022.

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Dirt Girls for Tues May 12, 2015

Dirt Girls ride for Tuesday May 12th is at 7pm.  Meet leaders Verena and Heather at 7pm at the Magnusson Parking Lot on Grey Mountain Rd, it’s Boogaloos Tuesday!  You’ll need your membership number or proof of 2015 membership.  2015 Dirt Girls are being empowered by Yukon Energy Corporation!

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Hello CMBC Members!  Toonie Race tomorrow!

We are excited to bring you an early season cross-country mountain bike race tomorrow!  Come on out and test your legs & lungs, or come on out and enjoy an evening ride on a marked course.  You can go as fast or as slow as you want, ride 1,2 or 3 laps of a 6km lap course.

DATE:  Monday May 11th.

TIME: Register at 6:30 pm, Race starts at 7:00 pm sharp.

COST to enter: $2

LOCATION:  Meet on the ridge above the Education parking lot – there is a trail sign and a switchback trail leading up the hill – come up there and find Kristenn to register at 6:30pm, that will be the start/finish/lap point.

RULES: You must be a CMBC member, bring your membership number / proof of 2015 membership.  You must be nice and polite to everyone (participants and all other trail users).  You are not allowed to litter.  No dogs please.  You must be responsible for yourself on course – there is no aid station on course.


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CMBC Gravity Skills Camp (Fri June 12th – Sun June 14th)

Hey CMBC members! Due to popular demand, we are once again offering our Gravity Skills Camp. We are welcoming back professional DH ripper and coach, Lorraine Blancher (lorraineblancher.com), and our very own amazing ICP certified instructor Kate White, for a weekend of fun, professional skills development!

Build your confidence and have tons of fun while honing such skills as cornering, manuals, drops and steep descents. Friday evening we will have a meet and greet, and get our bikes set up at Cadence Cycle. For the weekend, we will enjoy one day of riding and skills development in Whitehorse, and one day shuttling in Carcross! On Sunday evening, we have the option of hanging out on the shores of Lake Bennett, enjoying a beverage, and recapping our awesome weekend. Here are the nitty gritty details:

Dates (approximate times in brackets):  Friday June 12 (7 pm to 9:30 pm), Saturday June 13 (10 am to 6:30 pm), Sunday June 14 (9 am to 6:30 pm – or later if you want!)

Cost: $350 per person

Who Can Sign Up: Any CMBC member (open to men and women) aged 16 and over.

How To Sign Up: Submit payment (either cheque made out to Contagious Mountain Bike Club or e-transfer to info@cmbcyukon.ca) and contact info to Sammy Salter (s.h.salter@gmail.com) to hold your spot. 

To make sure the instructors can give everyone the best guidance and attention possible, the clinic will be capped at 12 participants.

Please direct any general questions to info@cmbcyukon.ca

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Beginner Mountain Bike Skills Clinic 2015!

Thanks to our dedicated volunteers and organizers CMBC’s famous Beginner Mountain Bike Skills Clinic is a go again this year!  This clinic is highly recommended for all riders interested in learning more and progressing through the basic fundamental mountain biking skills.  Getting this course under your belt will set you up for the best season of mountain biking you’ve ever had!
Dates: Mondays May 4th, 11th, 25th, June 1st, 8th.
Start time: 6pm on May 4th, 6:30pm for all other sessions.
End time: 8:30 or 9:00pm
Location: Meet at the S.S. Klondike.
WHO CAN REGISTER? The Beginner Mountain Bike Skills Clinic is open to adult CMBC members who have NOT taken this clinic with Grant and Gerard before.  (There might be a refresher session later in the season who have participated in previous years, so stay tuned throughout the summer!)  
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?  The cost for the 5 session clinic is $40 total.
HOW TO REGISTER: ** Pre-registration is mandatory**.  To register email Julie at jdesbrisay@gmail.com, include your CMBC membership number for 2015, your name and phone number.  Please note that all participants MUST be able to attend the first session (May 4th, 6pm) and we ask for best efforts to attend all sessions.
Participation fee: $40 for full clinic registration, bring cash or cheque (made out to Contagious Mountain Bike Club) to the first session on May 4th.
Mandatory gear: mountain bike in fully functioning condition AND helmet.
Warm clothing (those may evenings can get chilly!), lots of layers!
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It’s Spring, let’s have a GARAGE SALE!

Spring is finally here and it is time for the Bike Swap! Come on out Saturday May 2 at iCycle Sport backyard for the event! This garage sale is where you can sell your bikes or biking equipment. Here’s the deal:

– Selling your bike? Do it yourself or let us do the work for you! Drop it off at 10:30 and we’ll sell it for you if you want. We ask for a 10% donation of the bike sales price to CMBC.

– Selling gear, bikes, frames, wheels, bike-related stuff? You can do the legwork. Bring your stuff by at 10:30 and set up on a table (provided) and labels (not provided). You pay $10 for your table space and stay to sell your stuff. Sale ends 14:00.

— You have bike stuff you want to give away? We’ll have a CMBC table for drop off.

OPEN TO PUBLIC at 11h00.
Sale ends 14:00.

Anything left after 14:30 will be donated to local charity or for Cuban cyclists.

All proceeds go to yours CMBC cycling events, tools, and equipment.

Check out the Facebook Event Page here: Bike Swap 2015

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Trailforks from Pinkbike

With spring on the way we wanted to share a relatively new tool with you all.

Trailforks (www.trailforks.com) is a crowd-sourced trail database and management tool that relies on the increasing number of mountain bikers tracking their rides with GPS devices. The website allows members to compare their rides and share information about trail conditions, and seems like a more systematic way to monitor our growing trail system than our trusty Facebook group (although the FB group isn’t going anywhere, don’t worry!). Trailforks will also hopefully serve new comers and tourists who want check out our trail system before they arrive.

Also – if you are traveling to a different region for a mountain bike adventure you may want to check out Trailforks for maps and route info in that area – keep it in mind!

Trailforks is owned by Pinkbike so you have to be a member of Pinkbike to post on the website, but you can cruise around the website without being a member to see if you are interested in using it first. Happy trails!

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