Welcome to the May 2017 Newsletter. RVC Newsletters are intended to keep you up to date on events in our community as well as RVC initiatives. Our goal for 2017 is to have regular, relevant updates for you – our members Please email us with things you would like to see in this newsletter.
TrailFlow Women’s MTB Clinic
Due to its popularity last year; Michelle and Ryan from Trailflow Outdoor Adventures are hosting two women’s mountain bike clinics in Fredericton. These clinics will be held at Woolastook Park and participants of all ages & levels are welcome to come and learn a variety of new skills with a fun and supportive group.
The clinics will cover trail riding safety, high and low speed cornering, body positioning for flat ground riding, climbing and descending, pedal positioning and ratcheting techniques, front wheel lifts and more. Come join this RVC sponsored event for an awesome day of riding and meet other women riders in the area.
Hurry! There are only a couple of spots available in both clinics.
Trailflow is conducting the beginner/intermediate clinic on Saturday May 20 and the intermediate/advanced clinic on Sunday May 21
We are all keen to get back on our bikes but we ask that you keep in mind that riding when the trails are muddy causes erosion that takes a lot of work to fix. Please do your part to minimize trail damage by not riding when the trails can’t take it. If you leave ruts, don’t ride is a good general ‘rule of thumb’. In the meantime, if the trails are muddy, why not do some trail work or get some miles on a dirt road adventure ride?
There’s more to building a trail than moving rocks and dirt. Trails are usually part of larger systems that are the result of careful and diligent planning and collaboration. These trail systems must serve the needs of multiple user groups and take environmental and geographical factors into account.
Your membership matters. It supports RVC and goes towards trail maintenance, race organization costs and other RVC initiatives. Our membership year runs March 1 to February 28. Did you know that RVC works with landowners and trail builders to ensure that we have sustainable trails to ride? More About Membership