Sunday, January 26, 2014

2014 CMA Ice Series is on hold.

All races have been cancelled due to the extremely poor ice conditions.  2014 will go into the history books as the first year without ice racing.  We have been having a go with Mother Nature for the past few years with challenging ice conditions, rescheduled dates and locations.  However, this year, even Lac La Biche is short of ice and having the same issues as the other lakes we normally use.  Main issue is the bulk of snow that is weighting down depths of ice ranging from 6" to 14" and insulating the ice preventing thickening.  The water is being pushed up through holes and shorelines.  The ice that exists is either slushy or filled with snow.  Environment Canada has warnings out to all of Alberta to avoid going near any lakes.  There have already been cases of snowmobiles and vehicles breaking through.  So PLEASE be very cautious!  We recommend staying away from the ice, parking the race equipment and heading out to do some snowmobiling, skiing or take the family on a vacation.  

Thank you to all of our event coordinators that have made numerous trips to the ice to measure thickness, to all of our volunteers that have been standing by, to all of the spectators that enjoy heading to the lake for some family entertainment and cheering!  We hope you will all be back for 2015 when we can once again head out for some adrenaline pumping competition!

The Second Gear Club has already been working on the spring/summer upcoming events. Please note this REVISED CALENDAR:

ENDURO AND TRIALS RIDING SCHOOLS with Stephen Foord have been scheduled for:

  • Saturday, Apr 26th - Blackfoot endurocross park (Wildrose Motocross Association, Calgary)
  • Saturday, May 10/11 - Blackfoot endurocross park (Wildrose Motocross Association, Calgary)
UPDATE OFFROAD CALENDAR 

  • Jun 21-22 - Coulee Springs Hare Scramble, Strathmore
  • Jul 19-20 - MRSI Challenge Hare Scramble, Fallen Timber
  • Aug 2-3 - Moose Mountain Cross Country, Fallen Timber (National status to be confirmed)
  • Sep 6-7 - Marble Mountain Cross Country, Rocky Mountain House
  • Sep 13-14 - Wildhorse Hare Scramble, Ya Ha Tinda, Sundre
TRIALS CALENDAR

  • RD1 Apr 27 - Blackfoot Trial - endurocross park (Wildrose Motocross Association, Calgary)
  • RD2 July 20 - MRSI Challenge Trial, Fallen Timber
  • RD3 Aug 3 - Moose Mountain Trial, Fallen Timber (National status to be confirmed)
  • RD4 Aug ? - Musket Trial, Cremona TBC
  • RD5 Aug 31 - Crowsnest Trial, Blairmore
  • RD6 Sep 7 - Marble Mountain Trial, Rocky Mountain House
  • RD7 Sep 14 - Wildhorse Trial, Ya Ha Tinda, Sundre
  • RD8 Sep 21 - Bearspaw Trial, Airdrie
We'll have registration setup as we get closer to the first school/event.

Have a great winter everyone and when you figure out what to do with your extra time, let me know otherwise I will be forced to spring cleaning this year....I've managed to put it off for about 10 years!

Rhonda
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