NOW OPEN! Mud Sweat and Gears YEG West Fat-turday Fat Bike rides!
We hope everyone is doing well and getting lots of riding in as we approach the holiday season. We are very happy to announce we are bringing back Mud Sweat and Gears, YEG West, Fat-turday Fat Bike rides, starting this Saturday, December 4, 2021, which is also Global Fat Bike Day.
Saturdays starting at 1:00 pm from various locations around the City, with the first one leaving from the West End Store. We will ride for approximately 2 hours and end at the same location we start from, see attached schedule for a complete list of start locations.
There will be two groups again for this season, Group A, led by Dan Howard will take riders on less technical trails and single track. Group 2, will be led once again by Leighton Westeroth and will ride trails that are on the more technical side and ride at a faster pace.
*Daylight shouldn’t be an issue, however, it is recommended that you have a headlight and taillight for safety reasons.
$25.00 Club Membership Fee which includes:
-Newly redesigned MSG fat bike t-shirt, or the old one if you prefer.
|Date||Start location||Parking location|
|04-Dec||MSG west store||Park at store, meet inside shop|
|11-Dec||Fort Edmonton||Park and meet at east end of parking lot|
|18-Dec||Terwillegar dog park||Park and meet on southside near the double track that leads up the hill|
|25-Dec||Ho Ho Ho no ride||Stay home and enjoy your family time|
|01-Jan||Happy New Year||Stay home and enjoy your family time|
|08-Jan||McNally high school||Park and meet at the main doors to the school|
|15-Jan||MSG west store||Park at store, meet inside shop|
|22-Jan||Fort Edmonton||Park and meet at east end of parking lot|
|29-Jan||Terwillegar dog park||Park and meet on southside near the double track that leads up the hill|
|05-Feb||McNally high school||Park and meet at the main doors to the school|
|12-Feb||MSG west store||Park at store, meet inside shop|
|19-Feb||Fort Edmonton||Park and meet at east end of parking lot|
|26-Feb||Terwillegar dog park||Park and meet on southside near the double track that leads up the hill|
|05-Mar||McNally high school||Park and meet at the main doors to the school|
|12-Mar||MSG west store||Park at store, meet inside shop|
|19-Mar||Fort Edmonton||Park and meet at east end of parking lot|
|26-Mar||Terwillegar dog park||Park and meet on southside near the double track that leads up the hill|
|02-Apr||McNally high school||Park and meet at the main doors to the school|
|09-Apr||MSG west store||Park at store, meet inside shop|
|16-Apr||TBD weather pending|
Join One Group Ride them all!
Sign up for one of our Ride Groups and enjoy the benefits of all of them! If you’d like to ride with one of our road cycle groups, no problem! Want to switch over to MTB rides this week, go for it! As a member of an MS&G Cycle Group, you have the option to ride in ANY of the groups! All you need to do is let the appropriate group leader know!
|SHPK – MTB||Women’s Specific Mountain Bike||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|Spruce Grove MTB||–||–||–||Time TBD||–||–||–|
|Spruce Grove ROAD||–||–||Evening @ Sorrentinos SG||–||–||–||–|
|SHPK Road Beginner||-TBD||– TBD||-TBD||-TBD||-TBD||-TBD||-TBD|
|SHPK Road Intermediate||–||–||–||Evening @ Wye School||–||–||Century Training Ride|
|SHPK Road Advanced||–||–||Evening @ Wye Elementary||–||–||–||–|
|Mud, Sweat & Beers||–||–||Evening Misc. Locations||–||–||–||–|
Road Ride Groups.
Beginner Road Group
We are currently looking for volunteers to look after the beginner road group for the 2019 Season. Once we have something confirmed we will be posting the updated night and start times. A big shout out and huge thank you to the Timanson’s for all they have done for the Mud, Sweat and Gears beginner road group over the years and hope to see them in the future!
Spruce Grove Road Group
Spruce Grove ride group gives you an awesome opportunity to learn the area and where the best and safest places are to ride. It also allows you to meet local riders and learn how to ride in a group. All skill levels accepted.
The Spruce Grove road group will ride every Wednesday night (weather dependant), meeting at the Tri Leisure Centre at the far South side of the parking lot at 6:00, and the ride starts at 6:30.
Average ride will be approximately 40-60kms and will take about 2-3 hours. Depending on the size of the group.
Manny will be leading the group this season. He knows all the roads like the back of his hand out here and is a seasoned rider willing to provide tips and advice to anyone wondering.
Fast Paced Road Group
Led by Carl Watkins, the group will be focusing on riding in a tight group, drafting at pace, and developing skills in a rotating paceline. We meet Wednesday nights at Wye School and the starting date will depend on weather and we are hoping for an early start to the season. You will be contacted by email once you are signed up as a member for the starting date and time.
Intermediate Road Group
Coordinator: Glen Bosecke | Assistant: Justin Becker
We meet Thursday nights leaving from Wye School at 6:30 PM until the days get longer. You will be contacted by email once you are signed up as a member. Through-out the season we change locations and training aspects – including higher cadence rides, hilly routes… The Intermediate rides are designed to be a little more challenging, with a little more distance and a few more hills than you’ll find in MS&G beginner rides. If you’ve set a goal for completing a century ride (100km) you’ll want to spend some time in this group, building mileage and improving your endurance. The Sunday group is structured to help get you to that Century ride including longer rides building endurance toward your Century ride. You will gain more experience with faster group rides and feeling confident riding at any position in the bunch. You should have good bike handling skills. Terrain will be a mix of flat areas and hills, with distances between 30 and 45 km.
Speeds will approach 24-30 km per hour (average pace on flat ground). There will be a few stops to grab a drink, re-group, and allow for brief breaks. Best for those who ride 2 or 3 times per week, for more than an hour each time. Riders will travel in a group with a group leader. The group typically stops to assist when someone has a flat. The pace should allow for comfortable, social conversation without being out of breath. Should be able to sustain a moderate degree of physical exertion, taking a few breaks. The group usually re-groups at the top of hills or before major changes in direction. This is a no-drop group, encouraging and inclusive, however not for beginners. Road bikes are encouraged.
Sunday FUNday! | Ride your first Century
Leaders: Justin Beckers & Guy Johnson
Distance: 40 – 100km
Led by Justin and Guy, this road group ride is for those on road bikes that would like to get a good workout in a fun, and social environment while improving group riding skills. This no-drop group ride is structured to build up your endurance at sustained pace of 27-31km/hr. We will be building up from 40km to your first (?) century. We will try to split each ride into two loops/laps, with the second loop at a higher pace or for extra distance. Please no mountain bikes. We will meet Sunday mornings at 9 am at various locations in Strathcona County (TBA). Depending on weather, we hope to start meeting in April; you will be contacted by email once you are signed up as a member. Riders interested in this group are strongly encouraged to check out the other Mud Sweat and Gears rides to work on speed (with Carl and the Wednesday fast-paced group), group riding and pacing and a good workout (with Glen and the Thursday night intermediate group) and for a more social, recovery ride with the Tuesday night beginner group. Riders must wear a helmet and have a red taillight.
Intermediate Road Group | Ride your first Century
Road Captain: Glen Bosecke
Assistants: Justin Becker and Guy Johnson
Thursday evening is for the Intermediate Road Group leaving from Wye School at 6:30 PM. Rides will be announced and you will be contacted by email once you are signed up as a member. Through-out the season we change locations and group riding training – including higher cadence rides, hilly routes…and exploring the roads in the County of Strathcona. One of the highlights is a ride through Elk Island National Park.
The Intermediate rides are designed to be a little more challenging, with a little more distance and a few more hills than you’ll find in MS&G beginner rides. If you’ve set a goal for completing a century ride (100km) you’ll want to spend some time in this group, building mileage and improving your endurance. (Also check out MS&G Sunday rides) You will gain more experience with quicker group rides and get that feeling of confidence riding at any position in the bunch. You should have good bike handling skills. Terrain will be a mix of flat areas and hills, with distances between 30 and 45 km.
The speed for this group will vary depending on the terrain, distance and challenge elements but will fall between 24 – 32 km per hour. Its not all about riding hard as the group takes stops to grab a drink, re-group, and allow for brief breaks. The group will have a ride captain and a sweep to ensure you finish with someone.
Should You Join?
If you ride 2-3 times per week, for more than an hour each time and want to ride in a group for fitness, challenge, encouragement and some accomplishment this is the group for you. The pace should allow for comfortable, social conversation without being out of breath. The group usually re-groups at the top of hills or before major changes in direction. This is a no-drop group, encouraging and inclusive, however not for beginners. Road bikes are mandatory.
Fees and Goodies Included:
$85.00 Club Membership Fee which includes:
-15% Off Parts and Accessories for the Season
$65.00 Membership Fee which Includes:-MSG Waterbottle
-15% Off Parts and Accessories
MTB Ride Groups.
Mud, Sweat & BEERS
Less race oriented, more fun orientate, the rides are on Wednesday evenings. Start time is around 6 pm at various locations. To sign up contact [email protected] . All rider abilities welcome.
This group is Co-ed so if any of you ladies out there can’t make the Monday rides or want to do both you are more than welcome to join on Weds!
We have 5 Different groups to choose from for different skill levels which go from beginner right up to advanced. We focus on the “fun factor” of riding so we will always have a lead and a sweep for each of the groups. This way no one will get lost or dropped which will be way more fun in the long run!
The locations will alternate each week and you will receive an email from one of the Ride Group leaders to let you know the time and place of the upcoming ride that week.
Please arrive on time and be ready to ride for the ride time which is posted. If you are running late, stuck in traffic or behind a train, please contact a lead to advise your attendance.
- All riders MUST wear a helmet when on bike. Gloves and eyewear highly encouraged.
- Please ensure your mountain bike is in good working order.
- Pack enough food and water to last the ride.
- Carry supplies to be self-sufficient (Multi-tool, spare tube and pump).
- Ensure your group lead is aware of any RELEVANT medical conditions.
- Be positive and have fun!
*Ride start date TBA, registered riders will receive and email as to date, time and location.
Red Deer Fat Tire Tuesday
Tuesday at 7pm
As the season gets busier, we may have Thursday night rides at 7pm as well.,
We ride most of the time from MSG Parking lot and go ride the Bike Park, Pines, or McKenzie Trails.
We will also meet at heritage ranch depending on ride groups choice and ride the trails there)
Come Join the Red Deer Fat Tire Tuesdays Ride Club. Why? Well we are a rad group of individuals with riders of all levels. Here in Red Deer we have so many options of phenomenal trails we can go ride. Are you new or an avid rider? We have an open ride group just for fun. We also sometimes will split into a faced passed group for anyone really wanting to sweat, and we also have a Ladies specific group on Tuesdays for any of you lady’s wanting to get out on their own.
Fees and Goodies Included:
$85.00 Club Membership Fee which includes:
-MSG Water Bottle
-15% Off Parts and Accessories for the Season