Monday, February 24, 2014

Lac La Biche Postponed to MARCH.8 and 9th


Please reschedule your accommodations as the Lac La Biche ice race in conjunction with the Winter Festival of Speed, has be rescheduled to Sunday, March 9th.
They have been, and are expecting extreme cold weather of -34s and therefore, are delaying this event by one week.

There will be prize money available of over $1,000!!!
It's a wonderful event filled with Snowmobile, car and motorcycle and quad racing.  There is lots going on and they community really treats all of us participants like superstars.  They are offering a free meal after the event at their new community center and there are lots of hotels in town.  So quickly change your reservations and then take a moment to register online so we can have an idea of how many riders we can expect.  The community is looking for numbers too so they can better plan their dinner.

Hope to see you all in two weeks!

Alberta Land Use in Final stages, ACT NOW!

Please take a read and fill out as much as you can on these questionnaires for the Government of Alberta. You do not have to fill completely and all questions and concerns are needed. 

Keep our riding areas open for generations to come!


Dear friends and supporters,
We are now in the final stage of collecting feedback for the draft South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP), which lays out the path for managing growth pressures and balancing environmental needs in southern Alberta. The regional plan will create new conservation areas, establish environmental limits, protect our water supply, and provide clarity about land use and access.
We encourage you to review the draft regional plan and provide us with your input via the online workbook or discussion guide.
Your submission of one of these documents must be received electronically or by mail by February 28, 2014. The online workbook and discussion guide are available from the Land-use Framework website at You may also submit your feedback via email to
Your input and comments are essential as we work to develop the final regional plan for southern Alberta. Summaries of the feedback gathered throughout the workbook and consultation sessions will be publicly released. To read up on what we’ve heard about the SSRP thus far visit our blog at
Thank you for your continued support as we work to achieve Alberta’s long-term economic, environmental and social goals.
Land Use Secretariat
9th Fl. 10035-108  St. Centre West Bldg.
Edmonton Alberta, T5J  3E1
Phone: 780-644-7972 / 780-644-7973  Fax: 780- 644-1034
This is our land, and it’s up to us to ensure the aspects of this province that we enjoy are there for current and future generations. 


Monday, February 10, 2014

FIlm Crew Requires Ice Racers Sunday Feb 16.2013

Hi everyone, the club has an exciting opportunity for you all this Sunday Feb.16 at Gull Lake. We have been approached by the film crew that did On Any Sunday and they want to film an ice race. Bikes, Sidecars, Quads, Kids, UTV's, let's give them a show! - TETHERED KILL SWITCHES ARE REQUIRED

Hi folks, for those of you heading up to Gull Lake Sunday, Feb 16th, we'll be starting at 10:30. Here are the directions:

Directions from Edmonton: South on Hwy 2, turn West onto Hwy53 (Ponoka turnoff), turn south on Hwy 771. Turn East (left) onto TWP Rd 422 (there is a sign that says PARKLAND BEACH). Follow this road through Parkland Beach community to the marina. This is where you will enter the lake.

Directions from Red Deer, north on Hwy 2. Turn West (left) onto hwy 12 (Lacombe turnoff). Travel through town of Gull Lake, then through town of Bentley to Hwy 20 intersection. Turn right onto Hwy 20 NORTH. Continue for 1.5km and turn right(north) onto Hwy771. Travel on hwy771 for approx 15km (you will pass Golf course), then turn right (east) onto Township Road 422 (there is a sign that says PARKLAND BEACH). Follow this road through Parkland Beach community to the marina. This is where you will enter the lake.

Directions from Rimbey: South on hwy20 for 3-5kms, turn left (east) onto TWP Rd 422 and travel for approx 10kms (you will cross hwy 771) and continue on through Parkland Beach community right onto ice through marina.

So of course, with our series cancelled, we didn't think this would materialize. But with the thickening of the ice up at Gull, we are planning on a mock, for fun race. 

The film crew initially called Siggi from South Africa...holy cow, and are actually from California. Their flights and hotels are booked and now we need all of you to help put on a show and BE IN THE MOVIES!!! 

They are working on a sequel to the movie. Can you make it!! We're not charging for anything of course, other than if everyone can throw in a small donation to the Baumann's for plowing and a port-o-pottie. Alex will be out on Saturday building the track. So gather your friends and come on out for the day!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Lac La Biche ice race March 3rd

Sunday March 2nd
Call out to all ice racers!  The Lac La Biche Winter Festival Speed has a new location with good ice and have asked us to host an ice race.  Prize money will be offered. More details to come!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Wetaskwin Indoor Trials - FEB 8 - 8 AM

ALberta Trials Riders Have organized an indoor for fun trials!


Indoor trials February 8 close to Wetaskwin 
Great news folks , ;D

We are going to have indoor trial on February 8 Saturday from around 9 am till late afternoon. Cost for renting facility is $250 per day. More riders less money per head. 

Roger F. will required help on Sunday February 2 to load obstacles on his trailers at his farm. More help - will be better for all of us. Roger had surgery and he is doing this for all of us- please help. I will put more information very soon and sorry for a such a short notice. 
Trials is a great sport - let's rock!!!!!

Lakedell Agricultural Society

We are going to be there around 9am. Roger F. will bring his trailer fully loaded of huge tires. We will certainly need some man power to set up obstacles. Please come and help. SGC will bring Demo Trailer around 10 am- this add more fun and variety. We are hoping that this event/fun ride will break winter nirvana. 
At the and of the day we will need help to load this staff back- please reserve some time to help too.

King of Motos 2014 Results - Cody Webb Wins Pro, GAS GAS 360 Wins Team

Webb Retains King Status As Top Riders Battle it Out at the 2014 King of the Motos Presented by Trail Tech
Results Riders 1-10
1. Cody Webb, 2:38:01
2. Taylor Robert, 2:40:19
3. Graham Jarvis, 2:47:19
4. Kyle Redmond, 2:51:19
5. Noah Kepple, 3:30:52
6. Mitch Carvolth, 3:44:39
7. Kale Elworthy, 3:57:12
8. Ty Tremaine, 3:58:00
9. Travis Coy, 3:58:16
10. Peter Weiss, 4:06:57
24 overall1st Team360TStevenFoord1:52:324:33:526:26:24
24 overall1st Team360TMichaelSalsman1:52:324:33:526:26:24
25 Overall2nd Team1TNathanBrown2:30:085:24:297:54:37
25 Overall2nd Team1TRobertMadden2:30:085:24:297:54:37
20 overall1st Amateur104MichaelAllen1:30:143:49:415:19:55
22 overall2nd Amateur105ErinJames1:42:464:08:005:50:46

February 2, 2014 (Johnson Valley, CA) – The 2014 King of the Motos Presented by Trail Tech lived up to its reputation as the toughest extreme enduro in the U.S. as 75 riders took the green flag in the third edition of the race.  Less than three hours after he raced across the wind-scoured Mojave desert and manhandled his Beta two-stroke up a series of rocky ravines with names like Chocolate Thunder and Wrecking Ball, Cody Webb, 25, from Watsonville, Calif. won his second King of the Motos crown.

The two-stage race began with a high-speed desert 40-mile course in the morning and concluded with a 36-mile highly technical course covering multiple rock climbs and descents.  Sunday’s afternoon race was a mass start at the bottom of the famed trail, Chocolate Thunder. The spectacular land rush start began with a sandy-hill then quickly pivoted left to head up the rocky ravine. This is where Webb separated himself.  Because he was wearing the yellow jersey, he got the best “lane” choice, and he avoided the carnage heading up the rocky canyon. "I rode great today,” said Webb, even though he lost his GPS during the morning’s desert section and then suffered a flat tire 15-miles before the finish. “I had a clean start, and I think that was the key to getting into to my own race.”

The all-star field packed the Pro class including former X Games competitors like Kyle Redmond, Corey Graffunder, Colton Haaker and Peter Weiss, in addition to factory KTM rider Taylor Robert, GNCC star Kailub Russell and the legend of extreme enduro riding himself, Graham Jarvis from the UK.

Jarvis, who won the inaugural KOM in 2012, has made the voyage across the pond to compete in KOM every year. Despite being tangled up during the afternoon’s mass start, Jarvis, a three-time Hell’s Gate winner and 2013 Erzberg winner, still managed to pick off riders in the technical sections of the course before finding his way to the podium in 3rd.

Sandwiched between Webb and Jarvis in second was Taylor Robert, an emerging star in world of endurocross. Robert rode a 300cc two-stroke during the race, the bike of choice among most riders because of its speed in the desert and maneuverability in the rocks.  

Class News
King of the Motos Presented by Trail Tech was divided into three classes – Pro, Sportsman and (two person) Teams.  Riding for Dirt Rider, Michael Allen won the sportsman class. In 2013, Allen registered as a pro, but joked onstage that after he got last place, he decided to demote himself. 

Steven Foord and Michael Salsman won the team category and both were riding trials bikes. While Foord and Salsman won the category, it was the “Flying Hawaiians” Robert Madden and Nathan Brown that were crowd favorites as they returned to KOM to defend their 2013 win.  The uncle and nephew team, who were also riding trials bikes, and dressed in their signature Hawaiian shirts.

Racing for the unofficial crown of “Queen of the Motos,” Louise Forsely, Morgan Tanke and Ruth Gutish put in respectable efforts.  While Gutish DNF’d the morning race, both Tanke and Forsely timed out during the afternoon competition.  Forsely, an X Games medalist and trials champion who competed in the 2013 King of the Motos commented that this year’s course was much more difficult than the previous year.

Perhaps the most prestigious honor of the day, though, went to Steve Behunin. Behunin was given the first annual Kurt Caselli Sportsmanship Award for his efforts helping other riders throughout the day. There were numerous times during the brutal start that Steve would get off his bike to assist other riders who were struggling.  Caselli, a well-loved rider in the role model in motocross community, was killed in 2013 Baja 1000.

Hammertown Grows
As the popularity of KOM continues to grow, so does the crowd who follows it. On Sunday afternoon, while the Broncos battled the Seahawks, the sea of RVs in Hammertown spread across the desert and people from across the globe were glued to their computer screens watching the live webcast.  More than 35,000 people total are expected to fill the makeshift city during the King of the Motos/King of the Hammers week-long event which concludes Friday, Feb. 7th with the main event – Griffin King of the Hammers Presented by Nitto.
Photo Credits: 
Kathy Durrett & Nicole Dreon

Media Contact:
Emily Miller
PositionClassBike #FirstLastAM RacePM RaceTotal Time
20 overall1st Amateur104MichaelAllen1:30:143:49:415:19:55
22 overall2nd Amateur105ErinJames1:42:464:08:005:50:46
DNFAmateur328V. RogerFludDNFDNFDNF
24 overall1st Team360TStevenFoord1:52:324:33:526:26:24
24 overall1st Team360TMichaelSalsman1:52:324:33:526:26:24
25 Overall2nd Team1TNathanBrown2:30:085:24:297:54:37
25 Overall2nd Team1TRobertMadden2:30:085:24:297:54:37
DNF1st Woman77LouiseForsley2:00:37DNFDNF
DNF2nd Woman31MorganTanke3:16:15DNFDNF
DNF3rd Woman217RachelGutishDNFDNFDNF