Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Porcupine HIlls Video 2011

Checkout this video from one of the Vet riders for the Porcupine Cross Country! The race was a huge success despite the fire bans in Alberta. With over 100 riders packing the lines for the start in beautiful weather, the race went without a hitch. Some stragglers were unfortunate to get caught in monsoon downpour in hour 4 of the race, however everyone had a smile as they came into the check, mostly because they were done the race!



SGC wishes for a speedy recovery for Shelby Turner






The Second Gear Club wishes a speedy recovery to Shelby Turner who had an unfortunately fall at last weekends CMRC Porky's XC Race.  We hope you are out of the hospital and back on your bike soon making those Intermediates chase you!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Alberta Fire Bans In Place

May 17, 2011 - SOURCE
Alberta-wide fire ban
Federal lands, some First Nations reserves and urban municipalities exempt
Edmonton... Due to windy conditions and high wildfire risks, fire bans are now in place across the province on all land in Alberta. The fire bans are effective immediately, and until further notice.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Porcupine Hills Cross Country May.21 and 22

The Alberta Dirt Riders still have Porcupine Hills Cross-Country as on! Watch their Website for ALL information on this event. The infamous Porcupine hills has been going for as long as many can remember.

John Bader and his buds design this course every year, and always look forward to new racers to check out the Cross-Country Scene! This race is great for new racers wanting to stretch their legs with 80+KM of course  MAIN RACE IS SUNDAY!!

Round 3 Alberta Trials Corner Grass June 26

With the rescheduled May 15th Round (now Aug.14) we want to remind you that the third round of the 2011 Observed Trials is at the infamous Corner Grass Track in Compeer Alberta June 26th! Please pre-register to let us know if you are attending! Check the full schedule below. This weekend is great as you get to see some amazing racing on the enduro course as well as party Saturday night!

Do not stray too far east as you will cross into Saskatchewan!

Sandpoint EnduroCross Video May7

Words can not begin to explain the carnage, pain, suffering, and fun that the Canadians had down in Idaho in what most likely will be the wettest, hardest, and most intense race they will ever endure.

The Sandpoint Idaho Endurocross was so technically demanding, "finishing was just like winning"
VIEW THE PHOTOS

Watch it Now

Thursday, May 12, 2011

May 15 Trials Cancelled at Wild Rose

Due to there being a National Trial in BC on May15, the Trials at Wild Rose MX park will be cancelled As no two CMA trials Events may be on the same day when a National Trials in involved. For more information please email info@secondgearclub.com

With that in mind we still encourage trials riders to head down to the Motocross track as the new trials section has some very technical and challenging additions for all to try!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Husqvarna CR AND SM 50 Coming soon!

PRESS RELEASE - HUSQVARNA CR AND SM 50 - THE NEW MINI CROSS AND MOTARD FROM HUSQVARNA

SOURCE - TopSpeed.com

The essence of a real dirt bike and supermotard in miniature.This is the nature of the new Husqvarna CR and SM 50, the “mini” that have everything you need to make your debut as a real rider.

Off-Road Users Urged To Respect The Land



Here is a great article in the Calgary Herald about suspending off-road riding in areas across Alberta to help preserve and prevent damage to our trail infrastructure during spring thaw.

RMDRA Member Aaron Bauer,Had this Great Quote : 
“Our local club supports a one-time ban over the May long weekend due to the exceptionally high snowpack and the condition of the trails,” said Aaron Bauer, trail maintenance director with the Rocky Mountain Dirt Riders.
“Our members spend thousands of volunteer hours a year maintaining the trails and we want to be a part of the solution, not the problem.”
Bauer said his club has advised members to stay away from the Ghost-Waiparous and McLean Creek areas, especially over the long weekend when off-road use is at its peak.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

CMRC - Sunday May 8th, 2011 - Rivieres Revenge Results


Check out some of the Results for Sunday May 8th, 2011 - Rivieres Revenge rolling in from CMRCRacing.com


PRO - Intermediate - Junior - 50+ - Plus40B - Plus40A - Plus 30 B - Plus 30A -
Ladies B - Ladies A
 All Results HERE

Kermax CMRC Round 1 Rivere's Revenge Video

If you were not in Idaho in monsoon rain racing endurocross, Chances are you made it to the the 1st round of the Kermax Alberta offroad series, put together under severe weather issues... 6 months of snow. There was little singletrack because of all the snow in the bush but racers made the trek south to stretch their legs and see what they were made of.
Results to come.
Photos Here

Monday, May 9, 2011

Secondgearclub.com Undergoing Upgrades!

SecondGearClub.com Will be undergoing Maintenance this week.
What does this mean? When you type www.secondgearclub.com, you may be unable to find our site. However we are still up!

You can access our main site at http://secondgearclub.camp9.org/
Our News at http://thesecondgearclub.blogspot.com/
Photos http://thesecondgearclub.smugmug.com
Videos - http://www.youtube.com/user/TheSecondGearClub

Sandpoint Enduro Cross May.7 Photos

Some of the SGC crew and friends headed down to Idaho to check out one of the Endurocrosses on May 7th in Sandpoint.

Boy did they not know what they were in for, the rain never stopped, bikes stayed clean as it was raining so hard. The crowds loved the Canadians relentless efforts over the impossible terrains.
Check out the Photos  Dont Worry! Videos to Come!

The Trip was Sponsored By: DSA Racing Lubes, MRSI Racing Team and Graphnix!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

KTM Demo - Wild Rose MX May 8 - 1030 AM


If anyone is interested in test riding one of the brand new KTM MX bikes, we are holding a demo day at Wild Rose MX Park this Sunday (May 8)! They are bringing a 2011 250 SXF and a 2011 350 SXF. We are starting around 10:30am, and will be there until 3:30pm.

We do require and RSVP, so if you are interested please let me know at your soonest convenience! Email me, call me, or stop by the store! Its looking like its gonna be a great day!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Brammo announces Engage and Encite electric motorcycles, taking it to the dirt with six speeds

When we heard that Brammo was hitting the dirt in a Las Vegas motorcross race we had horrific visions of a bright green Enertia with knobby tires struggling in the dirt, pitching its rider over the bars on the first yump it encountered. Thank goodness we can now say with confidence that is not the case.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Corner Grass Riding School 2011 Video

Check out this video from the Corner Grass Riding School of 2011 in Compeer, Alberta. This Training facility is responsible for many of Alberta's top and upcoming racers that are taking the Alberta off-roading races by storm!

This Facility also hosts the Corner Grass Hare scramble under the CMA, it will be second on the race schedule with the Second Gear Club on June 25 and 26 for 2011.