Friday, August 21, 2009

Calgary Herald - Settle into 2nd Gear for Those Off Road Races

calgary_herald-704356[1].jpgSettle into second gear for these off-road races 

Calgary Herald - 21-Aug-09 18:12 |

It is the club that's too busy having fun to have meetings. Whether at Blackfoot Motopark during the week, out in the mountains on weekends or racing on ice in the winter, the Second Gear Club always has something fun to offer dirtbike enthusiasts.
 
 
It is the club that's too busy having fun to have meetings. Whether at Blackfoot Motopark during the week, out in the mountains on weekends or racing on ice in the winter, the Second Gear Club always has something fun to offer dirtbike enthusiasts.

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The club seems ready to try just about anything that involves off-roading on two wheels.
"Our hare scrambles are really popular with families," says Rhonda Pechout, who founded the club with husband Siggi in 2001. A hare scramble is an off-road motocross race staged on a flagged, 12- to 16-kilometre looped trail. The goal is to complete as many laps as possible in a given time period, generally one or two hours. The difficulty of the race depends on the terrain and how the trail is flagged