In the end this date was wholly ill-suited for a group ride at Ingolf. We’ll try to reschedule. Maybe September long? Who’s available? Email Karin firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey gals, starting next week August 24th & 31st we need to meet/be ready to roll at 6:30 PM from the usual location (Extra Foods 740 St. Anne’s Rd). Daylight hours are waning!
Please bring your lights (front and rear) especially if you ride to/from our meeting place.
Come September, there won’t be time for an evening road ride so the Monday Night Rides are going to switch to cyclocross circuit training sessions (mountain bike friendly). More details on that to come (as soon as I figure them out).
Also, I might move the weekly date to Wednesday nights but I will stick with Mondays if more people want that. Please email me with your preference email@example.com. Monday nights or Wednesday nights in September? Let me know. ~Karin
What: INGOLF MOUNTAIN BIKE GROUP RIDE
POSTPONED to later date. TBA
Saturday August 22nd, 2015. Meet at trailhead 10:00 AM.
Where: Google map to trailhead. Note – switch to Earth view to see the parking area, referred to below, more clearly. Probably best to drive in with someone if you are unfamiliar with the parking area. The trailhead is a short drive off the road and the entrance is not obvious – it is east of the microwave tower and just before the road starts to descend into Ingolf. If you find yourself in the town of Ingolf you’ve driven too far.
Leader contact: Karin McSherry firstname.lastname@example.org call/text 204-791-3195. Please get in touch to let her know you plan to attend and to ask any questions you might have about the ride. Carpooling may be arranged.
- Do not park in the cabin owners parking lot down by train tracks. Park on the rock beside the microwave tower fence line (see pinpoint in Google map link above).
- Ingolf trails are technically challenging (riders from BC, Quebec and pretty much anywhere outside of MB/SK are laughing right now). You don’t need to have all the skills but you do need to love the challenge and be willing to suffer a little. If we were to categorize this ride it would be Intermediate to Advanced.
- The loop is only ~15km long but the ride will take (depending on the group) between 2 to 3 hours. Bring enough fuel and water/sport drink to last.
- Bring a post ride drink and snack in a cooler. Bring your spare tube(s) etc.
- Unless you are a skilled mechanic with all the right tools or you desire a long walk (alone) with your bike you need one in good working order – tight and lubed.
- Consider bug spray & sun screen, towel, dry change of clothes.
- Well socialized, trail/bike-smart dogs are welcome assuming you know they are capable of the demands. Water (in lake/pond/puddle form) is available in many sections of the loop but is not constantly available so consider your dog’s need for water before deciding to bring him/her along.
Super excited to show you Ingolf for the first time and to ride with those of you who already know how great it is! ~Karin
Sunday July 26th @ Kildonan Park 8:30 AM
This ride will be an unsupported ladies only event. Everyone can ride at their own pace but the intent is to create a sense of camaraderie so that every rider can complete the event. A route map will be supplied, and pace leaders will be identified for ride day. There will be many opportunities to stop along the way for refreshments or just to smell the roses or for the more competitive in the group, a chance to power through the route as fast as you’d like. The planned route will loop parallel to the Red River via Henderson Highway, River Road in Selkirk, and then detour through Bird’s Hill Park before heading back to our starting point of Kildonan Park.
More day of event details can be found HERE.
Register for the event via Rapha: http://pages.rapha.cc/womens100
Official Rapha Event http://pages.rapha.cc/womens-100-rides/the-dirt-skirt-rapha-womens-100-winnipeg-canada
Please note that this ride is being planned as an “At your own Risk” event. This means you need to be responsible for your own safety on the road and consider the day no different that going out for a casual ride with friends.