Thursday, December 29, 2011

Shane Cuthbertson #5 on InsideMX Top 10 Most Influencial Canadian Rider

CuthbertsonWay to go Shane!  So proud to have one of our many worthy Alberta riders make the list.  Shane is definitely one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. There is an absolute respect towards this man who is focused and has trained so hard for his many accomplishments.  Keep an eye out for him as he is making new waves in both endurocross and trials. 


Congratulations Shane!  The Second Gear Club is very fortunate and proud to have you and your family as members. 

http://www.insidemotocross.ca/features/item/86-top-ten-influencial-canadian-riders-2001-2011.html

Rhonda

Friday, December 23, 2011

2012 Hare Scramble & Trials Calendar

Here's a tentative calendar for 2012.  Note that we have some new locations (or old depending on how long you've been racing with the club).  There will be a trial at each hare scramble as well as 4 additional trials.  We are also working on a for-fun hill climb in the spring.  How cool is that!


Apr. 14      Trials SCHOOL, Wildrose MX park, Calgary, AB
Apr. 15      Trial (A&E), Wildrose MX park, Calgary, AB
Apr. 28-29 HS, Cactus Coulee (Western Cdn points), Lethbridge, AB
Apr. 29      Trial, Cactus Coulee, Lethbridge, AB
May 13      Trial, Fryberger Ranch, Brooks, AB
May 26-27 HS, Invermere, B.C.
May 27      Trial, Invermere, B.C.
Jul. 21-22  HS Wild Horse, Mountainaire, Sundre, AB
Jul. 22       Trial Wild Horse, Mountainaire, Sundre, AB
Aug. 4-5   HS Moose Mountain, Fallen Timber, AB
Aug. 5     Trial Moose Mountain, Fallen Timber, AB
Aug. 26    Trial, Cremona, AB
Sep. 1       Trial, Crowsnest Pass (in conjunction with ADRA Crowsnest Pass XC)
Sep. 22-23 HS Whispering Pines, Waiparous, AB
Sep. 23     Trial Whispering Pines, Waiparous, AB
It's that time of year to start planning your holidays and race days.  Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with friends and family and a fantastic 2012 year of fun racing!  I have posted a combined calendar of both CMRC & CMA competitions for 2012 on website under disiplines/hare scrambles.  Beware that all dates are tentative at this point. www.secondgearclub.com

Rhonda
Second Gear Club
403-616-1292

UPDATED 2012 OVAL & SPRINT CMA ICE CALENDAR & RULES/FORMAT UPDATED

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http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-K2W-BAaLSfs/Tuy-EFd2fPI/AAAAAAAAAFo/zfAAmMljRYg/s1600/2012+ICE+BLOG+PHOTO.jpg 
2012 OVAL AND SPRINT CALENDAR
OVAL RACING
Jan.15   Chestermere  Lake  CANCELLED
Jan.29   Gull Lake, Rimbey RELOCATED TO Cow Lake, Rocky Mountain House
Feb.5     Sylvan Lake (rescheduled to Mar.11)
Feb.12  Cow Lake, Rocky Mountain House (NAT'L)
Feb.19  Gull Lake Melt Down, Rimbey (NATIONAL)
Mar.4    Lac La Biche Winter Festival of Speed (NAT'L)
Mar.11  Sylvan Lake (new rescheduled date)


SPRINT RACING (Two-way tires) – Provincial Point Series
Feb.12  Cow Lake, Rocky Mountain House
Feb.19  Gull Lake, Rimbey
Mar.4    Lac La Biche Winter Festival of Speed

Friday, December 16, 2011

CMA Award of Merit Given to Siggi Pechout



http://canmocycle.ca/

SIGGI PECHOUT, CALGARY, ALBERTA
Siggi could never be criticized for not speaking his mind and he has certainly done so as a staunch supporter of the CMA and his club, Second Gear, for many years. His energy and persistence has lead the club through a steady expansion of CMA organized activity including Cross Country, Hare Scrambles, Trials, and Ice Racing and we are sure there is more to come as he is always exploring new possibilities.
He is very active in the off road community in Alberta working to keep riding areas open, and has established strong relationships with all the partners involved in motorcycling; dealers, sponsors, participants and the Provincial Government.
Siggi is truly the backbone of our motorcycling fraternity in that province. 


Siggi Pechout at a SGC Race

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

FOR SALE ITEMS - gear, motorcyles (big & small)

http://www.blogger.com/post-edit.g?blogID=8434100039198554571&postID=3407294963249968944

FOR SALE ITEMS
Bow Ridge Sports, Cochrane – Holiday Season Special
All in stock Motocross gear 25% off!  Facebook shows off some nice OGIO gear bags! Check it out!   www.bowridgesports.com   1-888-466-0928
2010 HUSQUVARNA WR250 - ask for Bryan at Bow Ridge Sports

Friday, December 2, 2011

Calgary Cycle Works Open House Dec.10th - 15-80% Discounts

Be sure to stop by Cycle Works in Calgary Dec.10 from 5-9 p.m. for a visit and to take advantage of 15-80% off all parts and accessories Special Unit pricing.

The Second Gear Club will have a table set up as well, so stop by for a visit.

Cycle Works Motorsports, 4127 6 Street N.E., Calgary  403-230-1920
 http://www.cycleworks.com/

Thursday, December 1, 2011

2011 SGC AGM - Friday, Dec.2, 2011

2011 AGM for the Second Gear Club will be held on Friday, December 2nd at 7:00pm at Siggi's house.
Agenda Items:

  • 2011 season reviewed
  • 2012 Calgary Motorcycle show (note that Red Deer is not having a show in 2012)
  • 2012 Trials and Hare Scramble Calendar and who wants to organize each event.
  • 2012 Trials Demos
  • 2012 Ice schedule has been tentatively booked but waiting on some confirmations before posting.
  • Other?  send me an email with any items you would like addressed at meeting
Rhonda
info@secondgearclub.com

Thursday, November 10, 2011

ASORM Notice of Special Meeting

Motorcycle Enthusiasts
Date/Time:  Sunday November 20, 2011 at 2:00pm

Location: Capitol Hill Community Center
                1531 21 Avenue NW
                Calgary, Alberta

Pursuant to the bylaws of the society, a petition signed by 1/3 of the members has been received by the current Secretary. A special meeting is being called by the Secretary and as per the bylaws notification is being provided eight (8) or more days prior to the meeting.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

2011 Harescramle Banquet Photos


The 2011 Harescramble Season has come to an end! With record numbers at races, amazing sponsors, and the best volunteer base anyone could ask for, The Second Gear Club Pulled off yet another Great Season. With Walt Healy Motorsports as the Series sponsor with multiple other core sponsors such as Turple Bros, Bowridge Sports, YB Means, MRSI, Bauman Family, GW Cyclc & Rockford, the season went flawlessly.

Check out the Photos on Facebook! ! A full review to come. 

Friday, October 28, 2011

SGC Awards Night Nov.5th, 2011

It's that time of year!  Please join us for visiting and celebrating with our champions.  We will be awarding 1st-3rd place in the Alberta CMA Trials and 1st-5th in Alberta CMA Hare Scrambles series.  As well as the overall top 5 in the Second Gear Club Closed-to-Club series.

Be sure to register online at www.secondgearclub.com/events There will be some special awards for you to nominate/vote on.  This can only be done online.  Awards such as The Ron Mallet Sportsperson of Year Award, The Shauna Mercier SGC Youth Sportsperson of the Year, The Chris Bonneau SGC Outstanding Parent Award, and don't forget to vote on your favorite race and trial, and some fun ones too, like Course Annihilator, Navigationally Challenged, Most Spectacular Crash, you get the idea.

For some added fun, you can reserve your own table for you and your friends.  Table/floor plan is on the events DETAILS

Upcoming Trials events Oct. 16th (NEW LOCATION)

CMA Trial on Sunday, Oct. 16th.

Registration at 10AM, Start 11AM.  Final Trial of 2011 will be held near Cremona, AB

Overall 2011 Hare Scrambles & Trials Results - CMA & Club

Don't miss out, please join us for a social event and to cheer on 2011 winners!
November 5, 2011 at the Austrian Canadian Club, Calgary - doors open at 5:00 pm, dinner 6:30 pm

Draws, raffles, Used Gear Corner (consignment), Door Prizes For full details and online registration www.secondgearclub.com/events

HARE SCRAMBLES: If you want to see if you will be receiving an award as awards will be given to top 5 in each class in both Club and CMA.  Check out this link.
www.secondgearclub.com/harescrambles

TRIALS http://www.canmocycle.ca/ Click on Events Results page and then scroll down to the bottom for overall series.  Awards will be given to top 3 in each class.  Note that the Advanced class is not listed due to championship requirement of 4 participates at at least one event.  However, you will be awarded a trophy at the banquet.  Also, our 3 young riders that competed in the Club Trials Youth class will also be receiving an award.

Look forward to seeing you all!

Rhonda

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

SGC Family Ambassadors for Children's Wish Foundation Walk on Oct.16th

Check out Pyykonen family as ambassadors for the Walking To Make Wishes Come True for the Children's Wish Foundation walk that took place Sunday, Oct.16th.  After reading this heart wrenching story, you'd never believe that the story is about OUR Mya, the girl who races quads and finished 3rd overall in the 2011 Second Gear Club Series!  We are so proud of you Mya!  http://richmobile.metronews.ca/calgary/local/article/998717--walking-to-make-wishes-come-true http://www.facebook.com/ChildrensWishAB Global TV coverage - an amazing interview with Mya's

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Super Finale to the 2011 CMA Trials Season

2011 Muskeg Trial competitors
Muskeg Trial near Cremona was well received by competitors.  New area offered loads of natural terrain obstacles. 

Rob Healy, 2011 Advanced Champion
After securing 2011 Advanced Championship, Rob Healy stepped up to the Expert class against 2011 Champ, Stephen Foord.  Intermediate class was super close with points.  Only 4 point spread between Max and Mark and a tie for 3rd between Glen and Aaron.  Pressure was certainly on in this class.  Junior also closely matched with host, Rob Norton taking first with Lexi and Jeff close behind.  Whether dirtbikes or trials bikes, these 3 are always battling....that is the fun of competition.  SuperVet class saw host, Dale out front ahead of Ken, who recovering from an arm injury, just couldn't stay away for yet another trial.  Well, now you can rest that arm during the winter and be ready for the 2012 season!  

Results:

Expert
1st - Stephen Foord 17pts
2nd - Rob Healy 50pts

Stephen Foord, 2011 Expert Champion
Lexi Pechout, Junior

Dale Grabinsky, SuperVet
Intermediate
1st - Max Jones 40pts
2nd - Mark O'Neill 44pts
3rd - Glen Kemp 61pts with 3 cleans
4th - Aaron Brassard 61pts with 0 cleans

Junior
1st - Rob Norton 40pts
2nd - Lexi Pechout 57pts
3rd - Jeff Molloy 65pts

SuperVet
1st - Dale Grabinsky 31pts
2nd - Ken Knight 40pts

Congratulations to the happy couple, Mr & Mrs. Jamie Evanation!

Yup, Jamie and Sue tied the knot October 8th at the Tropicana in Las Vegas!  Congratulations from the Second Gear Club.  Jamie is one of our top oval ice sidecar racers and general motorcycle enthusiast.  Sue is, of course, the amazing sweetheart that is always at his side cheering him on!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

WALT HEALY MOTORSPORTS 2 DAY - 3 HUGE EVENTS

DISCOUNT DAYS AT WALT HEALY MOTORSPORTS OCT.14 & 15 9AM - 9PM.  CHECK OUT WEBSITE FOR DETAILS.   WALTHEALY.COM  LOTS OF FREE STUFF TOO.

Friday, October 14, 2011

All Season Motorsports MX Gear Blow Out Sale on NOW!

All Season Motorsports, 1510 - 10th Avenue S.W., Calgary, 403-204-1771 is blowing out their MX gear right now! 

Youth Helmets                 $50

Adult Helmets                  $60

Youth Jersey                    $15

Adult Jersey                      $25


Saturday, October 8, 2011

SGC Trials Demo at Bluegrass Nursery's 8th Annual Pumpkin Festival Oct.8th

Bring the family out to Saturday, Oct. 8th to Blue Grass Nursery for their 8th Annual Pumpkin Festival (11am-3pm).  The Trials crew is excited to donate their time for a great cause, The Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation.  Blue Grass has given us a huge area to run our trials demostration.  With all the goodies Blue Grass has to offer, they have strategically positions logs, rocks and other obstacles so that we may offer the best demonstration EVER.  We will also be promoting our youth hare scrambles series with a number of our young club riders demonstrating their riding abilities at the same time.  Blue Grass expects 2,500- 3,000 spectators!  Admission to the festival is by donation.  So bring the family out and enjoy some festive fun.  Our rider's will even be dressing up for the event....you tell me who is SuperMan and Batman and Siggi (oh yeah, he's in costume 24/7)!  Just kidding, but we will definitely be having FUN! 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Oct.2nd Wildrose Park Trial Results - Challenging and FUN

Stephen Foord
Oct. 2nd CMA Wildrose Trial Review  

RESULTS - http://db.tt/sJhp9y2
The new Endurocross track at Wildrose MX Park offered new sections for trials fans!
Stephen & Ray marked out a 10 sections from Youth to Expert level.  Everyone was challenged with new rock sections, culverts and really BIG rock sections.  Nothing but adding to an already fun trials area.  

Stephen finished 1st with 9pts, followed by Shane 2nd with 38pts.
Doug & Rob battled in the Advanced class finishing with only 9 point spread.
New 2011 Intermediates were challenged but closely matched with Glen out riding Aaron by 20pts.  But didn't bother Aaron...he just kept on smiling all day.
Great to have some new riders in the Junior class...even a couple girls in the mix.  Jarrett all the way from Grand
New to trials, Brittany Wilson


Friday, September 30, 2011

Bond-a-fide Endurocross track

Well – we did it!  Calgary now has a bond-a-fide endurocross track suitable for all you off-road enthusiasts to enjoy when you just cannot find the time for a trail ride but still need your fix of rocks, logs, and technical challenges!

Thanks again to all those who helped me organize various aspects, donated time, supplies, equipment, and your enthusiasm!  This would not have happened without you!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

RMDRA Autumn 2011 Newsletter

Check out the little machine that did in the 2011 Autumn issue of the RMDRA newsletter Aaron Bauer did some amazing work at Mclean Creek Fisher South on the infamous Barwell Switchbacks, Check out this issue to read more about the work that was done!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

SGC Trials Demo at Bluegrass Nursery's 8th Annual Pumpkin Festival Oct.8th


Hi Everyone!

Bring out the kids to enjoy the Bluegrass Nursery 8th Annual Pumpkin Festival

Looking for 12 young SGC club riders that would like to ride in the demonstration.  Need the quieter types like PW50, Honda 50's & 70's.  You can dress up bike and yourself.   Fall, hero or Halloween costume if you like so long as it is safe to wear on motorcycle.
Admission is a donation to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.  Blue Grass will also donate 10% of the days sales to the foundation.
Events and Activities:
• Giant Pumpkin

Sunday, September 25, 2011

EnduroCross at Wildrose MX Park

Endurocross is in full swing in Calgary, All thanks to Shane Cuthbertson and the massive team he created to make it possible.Check the photos!

At the Trials park at the Wild Rose MX Park in Calgary, Over 20 racers, volunteers, riders and more made what seemed like almost impossible in less than a month. Calgary is now home to an amazing facility that has its very own Endurocross course!! Please thank Shane Cuthbertson and the Wild Rose MX Park for making this possible!!! A massive list of sponsors and supporters is coming your way!!


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Wildrose Endurocross Park Sneak Peak

Check out photos from Day 1 of the Build at the Wildrose MX Park, organized by Shane Cuthbertson. This park is designed to test your abilities and provide another venue for future races in Calgary!

HUGE thanks to all the support from countless individuals who supplied welding trucks, bobcats, gravel trucks, materials, food, support and more! We will have a list posted soon of those who continue to support!

Check out the Photos Now!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

2011 Turkey Scrambles Oct 23rd

Turkey Scrambles Oct 23rd

Written by dustin on September 15th, 2011
 
The Annual Turkey Scrambles is back!  The Turkey Scrambles is the oldest WRMA event, the final on track event for the year and is the only off road event held at the park.  This year it will be held Sunday October 23rd.  The Turkey Scrambles is a 2 hour mega moto held on an off road course that covers the entire park.  Riders on 85cc and up of all skill levels are welcome to enter but very beginner riders may find the course difficult.  This is a fun event so there is no lap scoring.

CEC race review by Matt Coonfer and Jason Schrage

Offroadmotorcycles.ca CEC recap of Eastern rounds by Jason Schrage Pro

Second Gear Club is very proud of our Western riders that were always on the podium!  OH Yeah! 









Offroadmotorcycles.ca CEC recap by Matt Coonfer, Amateur B Champion

Monday, September 19, 2011

SEP.18 WILDROSE TRIAL REVIEW

Stephen Foord - Expert
Great day at Blackfoot for the Sep.18th CMA Wildrose Trial with course master Stephen Foord. 
First 2 sections were deceivingly difficult.  Really, how hard could some off camber turns be on a couple of dirt hills, hmmm, well Ray and Steve definitely tested our skills.   Luckily by round 2 everyone was flowing through the obstacles.
Foordy and Shane were battling out in the Expert class.  There were some very challenging lines laid out for this class even for the course master…or did Ray setup the Expert sections…hmmm.  Regardless, Stephen finished 1st with 20pts, followed by Shane 2nd with 48pts.  Just check out the photos Charla took, you’ll see what I mean.
Rob Healy finished his day with 88pts and 1st in the Advanced class, unfortunately buddy Doug Doel was unable to attend to push Rob.

Colour SGC's Race Mascots!

The Second Gear Club has released its colouring books for the mascots! We want all kids (young and old!) to colour our race mascots friends and bring them to our End Year Banquet (Nov 5th) For a show and Shine, win some prizes, and decorate our event! Won't make it for the night? Email, fax or snail mail it to us and we will show it off to the world!

Find the Colouring Friends HERE!

Many thanks to Heather Wall at WDS Designs for making these logos for us!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Wild Rose MX Board Approves Construction of Endurocross Track

Great news everyone – Wild Rose MX board has officially approved the construction of the Endurocross Track!

 I want to thank all those enthusiastic people whom have offered help so far with obstacles, course design, and planning!  We are in a great position now for the work party scheduled September 24/25 (Saturday / Sunday).  I have most people’s e-mails on this distribution, however feel free to pass this along to others whom may have some interested.

2011 Fisher Frolic Club Video

Check out this Video Mitch Brown did of the Sunday races with the Pee Wees and youth Racers! Also our galleries at photos.secondgearclub.com!


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Coulee Springs MX Ranch 2011 Harescramble

(NON CMA OR SGC EVENT)
Coulee Springs MX Ranch is thinking of holding a non-points hybrid Hare Scramble Team Race over Oct 15/16 weekend. Saturday would be an open riding day for all family members. Everyone is welcome to join Sunday's race, however entry is limited to riders capable of riding the full course (unfortunately little bikes do not have enough power to ride the main course, but there will be a Pee Wee track for the younger kids both days).

2011 Fisher Frolic Results



Here are the Results from the CMA Races
OVERALLS | CLASS RESULTS | LAPS

Unofficial series overall results.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

CMA Fisher Frolic Hare Scramble & Trial OPEN for registration!

Hi folks! Hope you have been enjoying your summer. It's time to get ready for the final hare scramble of the year at McLean Creek (near Bragg Creek). We hope to book a couple more trials events before the snow flies. Note that the hare scramble (also referred to as a Cross Country - Short Course) is starting early on Saturday for the CMA classes (11:00 AM). There is a separate course for the Club Ladies & Club Ladies Advance classes that start at the normal time of 10 AM. Typically, this is one of our tougher events due to the rocky/hilly terrain but has been a favorite for many. Look forward to seeing you all out there! Be sure to register online or send me an email to advise you're planning to attend.

Also, I know that many of you have purchased new trials bikes in the past few months, so we hope to have you out for the trial on

Friday, September 9, 2011

IMPORTANT TRAVEL info to Fisher Frolic

Please note that the Kidney Foundation is hosting their 100km walk this weekend. 
See link for route:  http://www.kidneymarch.ca/prepare_route.html
Day 1 (Friday) starts in Millarville to hwy 22x then west to hwy 762.  So if you're driving out tonight, recommend that you come from the north (Bragg Creek) and then use hwy 762 to Millarville (just west of town) to hwy 549 which will take you to race site. Or come from Bragg creek to north entrance of McLean Creek.
Day 2 (Saturday) starts north of Bragg Creek (hwy 8 roundabout intersection) south on hwy 22 to hwy 66/22x intersection and then route continues all along hwy 66 past McLean creek north entrance.  Therefore, you MUST travel from hwy 22x west to the hwy 762 turn off and then travel south to hwy 762 to Millarville (just west of town) to hwy 549 which will take you to race site. DO NOT USE NORTH ENTRANCE INTO MCLEAN CREEK!
Day 3 (Sunday) starts north of Bragg Creek (hwy 8 roundabout intersection) and travels north almost to hwy 1, then turns east into Springbank area.  Guessing that by sunday afternoon, the marchers will be off of hwy 22, so don't expect any hangups on Sunday.

RIDERS:  Tentative Saturday Start time is 10:00AM for Club Ladies, 11:00AM for CMA, 2:30PM Sportsman/CMA Mini Senior. Sunday start time is 10:00 AM for kids, 11:00AM for trial.  Judge your travelling time appropriately!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

West meets the East this weekend in Quebec

Scott Coonfer, Matt Coonfer, Lexi Pechout flying to Montreal
Wishing all of our Western riders the best of luck as they race the East in Quebec this weekend for rounds 5 & 6 of the Canadian CEC Enduro Series.  We haven't confirmed exactly who all is attending, but Second Gear Club riders include Jason Schrage, Ben Rego, Cole Dobovich, Matt Coonfer, Lexi Pechout, and Amber Giroux.  Other Western racers include Bobby Prochnav, Chantelle Bykerk, Tyler Murray, Victoria Hett, Jack Sawatsky, and Ryan Gruffunder.  There is at least another 10 riders from the west. A great turn out for certain.


Wild Rose Endurocross Layout Revealed!

Hey All,

Endurocross track planning is coming along and we are definitely on schedule for September 24/25/26 build.

I have attached the Track Layout just to get you excited!  If anyone has any comments, concerns, suggestions let me know.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

2011 Wild Rose MX EnduroCross Update

For those of you whom may not have seen the posts on RMDRA or Second Gear Club sites, I have been in discussions with Wildrose MX about creating an Endurocross Track at their facility in the near future. Currently, there is sufficient space in the trials park area to accommodate the track and the association will be voting on the track creation during next board meeting to be held September 15, 2011. I have created this e-mail distribution list to keep all informed and also maybe help spur some interest from those whom have not seen the posts on either site mentioned above.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Public Lands Administration Regulation Laws Passed

Public Lands Administration Regulation Allows for Sustainable Use of Land

SOURCE: http://www.srd.alberta.ca

The Public Lands Administration Regulation will allow government to better manage our increasingly busy landscape to ensure the activities happening on public land are sustainable. It does not apply to private land. The regulation was passed on August 25, 2011, and will be implemented on September 12, 2011.
The regulation focuses on three key themes:
  • land management;
  • compliance and enforcement; and
  • appeals and dispute resolution.
Consultation was a key step in developing this regulation. We engaged stakeholders, First Nations and Albertans online. The online survey attracted 2,139 responses. Most supported the intent of the regulation.

Lightning Motorcycles risks neck for an extra 10 MPH on the Flying Banana

Lightning Motorcycles risks neck for an extra 10 MPH on the Flying Banana

Weeks after breaking the electric motorcycle land speed record, Lightning Motorcycles decided it wasn't satisfied with 206.079 MPH. Shunning a well-deserved vacation, its Flying Banana MK. II bike hit a verified speed of 215.960 MPH. The company is taking orders for the $38,888 eco-widowmaker and assures you it'll be cheap to run -- the record breaking trip in the video below used a mere 18 cents of electricity.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Mclean Creek - Fisher Frolic - Something New

The Mclean Creek Fisher Frolic is in the stages of planning and Flagging! Course builder Mitch Brown is taking a newer approach of making the course a bit longer this year to prevent any trail damage or erosion that may happen from the traffic of this popular race. It is the last one of the season for all of Alberta!

"This year the course is going to test all of your skills, the choice to make it longer was mainly due to trail damage with 100+ riders over two hours, but also to show riders more of McLeans trails. And yes Ive read the rule book, and it says, Cross Country - Short Course, I intend to do just that. I have also added some newer "Special Test" sections for the Intermediates, Experts & Pros which will have a 2nd check at the end for them".

Mitch says to expect a 20-25KM loop with NO gas checks for the main CMA. It is a technical yet fun course with many breaks along the way, however he expects midpack novice riders to do 1-2 laps.

MAIN CMA COURSE DETAILS

  • 25KM
  • 11AM START
  • NO PARADE LAP
  • Special MANDATORY Test section for Inter/Exp/PRO
  • Technical with sizable climbs and downhills
  • No Gas Check (Bail out Point at 1/3 Marker)
  • Lower Levels will have some difficulty on hill climbs
  • Small Wheel (125ttr & CR150) will have problems.


Additionally this year Mitch is going to have Kilometer marker signs along the way so you can pace yourself & identify spots during the course for bench racing and as precautionary as there are no parade laps.

With the CMA license at a lower rate and riding season coming to a end as soon as the snow flys, Mitch hopes the attendance of Mclean will be as good as in 2010.

For more information contact mitch@secondgearclub.com or info@secondgearclub.com

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Endurocross Track Build Planned for Wildrose MX Park – Calgary

Shane Cuthbertson Sent us some info on the project he is working on. Shane wants to get everyone on board from all organizations and clubs so get your opinion and let Shane know what you can do for the cause!
NOTICE – Endurocross Track Build Planned for Wildrose MX Park – Calgary

Recently, I have been in discussions with Wildrose MX about creating an Endurocross Track at their facility in the near future.  Currently, there is sufficient space in the trials park area to accommodate the track and the association will be voting on the track creation during next board meeting to be held September 15, 2011.  By all accounts the outlook is quite positive as there are very few hurdles to overcome and the association appears to be keen on the idea.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

2011 Frosty Sanchez Double Header Poster

Come to the infamous Frosty Sanchez Race Double Header in Peachland and Naramata! It is on Oct.22 and Oct.23. Check  http://www.ohssracing.com for all information!

The organizer request that you pre-buy your dinner tickets so they know how much food to cook!

Dirtier Moose Helmet Cam and Photos 2011

Check out this cool helmet cam from the Dirtier Moose from a CMRC member.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfmyVNIGDpU

Check out photos here - http://forums.rmdra.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=7600

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dirtier Moose Results - CMRC

Check out the results from the Dirtier Moose Held by the RMDRA with the CMRC!

some SGC members made it to hunter valley to race the XC.
Monty Brown took a 2nd in The Old guy Class 50+, Mika Pyykonen got a 1st in Vet B, Mike Hand Placed 5th in 30B,  and Dallas Blumhagen got 5th in Intermediate, and Greg Schaff took a 5th in 30B as well. Way to go guys for supporting both series!!
Sunday Main Classes - OVERALLS
Sunday Main Classes - LAPS

AMRA Mini Road Racing and Super Moto - Aug.14.2011 - Race City

Check out this wicked video Mitch Brown did up of the Super Moto and Mini Road Race day at race city held by the AMRA! Some SGC members made it out to play on the tarmac.

Mitch did some racing as well on the mini road racing, stay tuned for photos as well.