Happy Global Fatbike Day!

12489303_571910006299911_4056770701533475887_oCome on out to the New Rooney Loop (Beaver Pond Trail) on December 3rd at noon for a trail ride and a hot chocolate by the fire.  As always, folks are welcome to bring beverages, fixin’s for s’mores, or snacks to cook over the fire.  Hot chocolate will be provided.

Who: MTBK Members

When: Noon December 3, 2016

Where: The New Rooney Loop (Beaver Pond Trail)

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Global Fatbike Day – Dec 3, 2016

 

 

10636592_571910049633240_4413367679725202493_oMTB Kingston is celebrating Global Fatbike Day 2016 on the trails.  Come on out to the New Rooney Loop (Beaver Pond Trail) on December 3rd at noon for a trail ride and a hot chocolate by the fire.  As always, folks are welcome to bring beverages, fixin’s for s’mores, or snack to cook over the fire.  Hot chocolate will be provided.

Who: MTBK Members

When: Noon December 3, 2016

Where: The New Rooney Loop (Beaver Pond Trail)

 

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The Rooney Loop Is Open!

The Rooney Loop (a.k.a. Beaver Pond Trail) Is Open!

The generosity of club members, The Rooney Family has afforded MTBK space to extend Home Loop by an additional 10%!  Almost secretly, Jean-Marc Grimard has spent the last several weeks rough cutting a trail on which over the last few weekends, Wally Stanton, Jean-Marc Grimard and Rob Sangers have put in hours on the excavator which shaped the track.  The work needed to prune branches, sculpt berms, and build rollers are credited to many, many club volunteers.  Give yourselves a pat on the back folks, you’ve made an awesome trail!

Beaver Pond Trail Map - click to enlarge
Beaver Pond Trail Map – click to enlarge
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2016 Trail Build Wrap-up

New Beaver Pond Trail - Photo: B.Brassington
One of the many new features currently being built at the new beaver pond trail. – Photo: B.Brassington

This weekend marks the final days of the 2016 trail build season and again, your club is reaching out to you for help.  Over the next few days, we’ve got singletrack, berms, rollers and several more bridges to build, one of which will be a staggering 45 foot single span (man, we need some strong backs!)  Much to our embarrassment, the response was so overwhelmingly positive on the last build weekend, we had trouble supplying enough tools to keep everyone busy.  Please, if you’ve got a rake, shovel, loppers, bring them along.

Again, fatbikes are tools!  Please bring out your fatbike to help get things packed in.  Even if you’re just passing by on a Saturday spin, pop into the build site and ride over the trail.

When; Saturday, November 19th – 8:00am

Where; The Beaver Pond (at the bottom of the west fence line) and possibly at the barn to get bridges built.

Additional Times; Weekdays this week, until dusk, or as conditions permit.

 

 

Free Ski Clinic – Nov 12 930-11am!

The Fat bike trails are getting built, the Ski trails are getting snipped… can we just get some snow already!! Well, winter is coming sometime soon and so are the MTBK winter activities and club events.

The first winter event is this Saturday Nov 12 @ 930am – 11am.

CLINIC – Cross-Country Ski Selection, Winter Prep and Basic Wax technique (Nov 12, 930am)

Cross-country-skiersBe prepared for the ski season! Mtb Kingston invites club members and general public to join the us for our first winter clinic of 2016 on “Cross-Country Ski Selection, Winter Prep and Basic Wax technique”. The clinic will be presented by local cross-country ski guru and all around legend, Francois Beaupre. Coming out of this clinic you will have the information you need to feel confident in dusting off those skis or hitting the local ski store to pick up a ski set. This is the first ski clinic of the year and depending on availability and attendance we hope to offer an advanced waxing technique clinic and some classic/skate skiing technique clinics. So come on out and hit the attendee button on the Facebook event, or drop us a line at the “Contact Us” page on the mtbkingston.ca website so that we know to expect you!  Again, clinic is November 12, 2016 @930 – 1100am, see you there!

General Winter info:

All sources say this winter is going to be a great one for getting out and hitting the trails for fatbikeing classic or skate skiing, or snow shoeing with the family. Beyond regular fatbike rides, MTB Kingston is working on some other great ideas this winter to keep you entertained and active:

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Artsy tire shot.

– Fatbike biathlons;
– Night skis and snowshoes;
– XC Ski Loppet (Skate/Classic) – better attend the clinic to make sure you know how to wax for the race!;
– Snowshoe race;
– and on and
on!