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Bicycle Repair Stands Appearing Around St. Albert!

St. Albert Bike Association is stoked to announce the installation of our Bicycle Repair Stands!!

In partnership with the City of St. Albert and the Environmental Initiatives Grant Program, SABA has worked over the last 2 years to design, acquire, and install these repair stands.

They include a set of common tools that you can use to make minor repairs or adjustments on your bicycle while out enjoying the incredible Red Willow Trail system in St. Albert, as well as a winterized foot pump to inflate your tires if they’re low.

So far two stations have been installed along the trail system; One near Woodlands Skate Park, and the other near the stone statues behind St. Albert Place. There’s a third waiting to be installed around the Lacombe Lake area once the City gets the concrete poured for it. Along with these bike stands, SABA also worked with the City to design and install a skateboard repair station at Woodlands Skate Park!

We hope these stands will be a welcomed and well used facility for cyclists around St. Albert!

 

 

SABA 2016 Group Rides!

summer rides

Hello Summer!

SABA has a full slate of group rides planned for this year, and we’re excited to have you come ride with us!

Slowpokes On Spokes

A weekly recreational paced road ride. All skill levels are welcome! Rides will take place at a casual pace and typically last from 1.5 to 2 hours. Every effort will be taken to keep the group together.

Red Willow Rec Rides

A weekly recreational paced trail ride! All skill levels are welcome! Rides will take place at a casual pace and typically last from 1.5 to 2 hours. Every effort will be taken to keep the group together.

Ridin’ Social

Ridin’ Social will take place the 4th Thursday of June, July, August, and September. ALL ride locations will be announced 1 week PRIOR to the ride. Each ride will start/end at a LOCAL St. Albert establishment. This ride series is open to SABA members aged 18+.

Group Ride Details

Group ride schedules are posted on our website events calendar and our teamapp (http://saba.teamapp.com) site/app as well. Ride locations will be announced a few days PRIOR to the ride

Ride begins at 7pm sharp. Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can have everyone ready to go by then.

Helmets are mandatory for any SABA group ride. Group rides are for SABA members. Not a member yet? Sign up at http://www.bikestalbert.ca/blog/join

SABA group rides are rain or shine but may be cancelled in the case of unfavourable weather conditions.

Up-to-date information on group rides (last minute cancellations, meeting location changes, etc) will be posted through teamapp!

http://saba.teamapp.com
https://www.facebook.com/stalbertbikeassociation
https://twitter.com/bikestalbert
http://www.bikestalbert.ca/

Working Towards a Bike-able St. Albert!

Over the past few months SABA has been working on putting together a grant application for the City of St. Albert’s Environmental Initiatives Grant program.

We’re excited to announce that today, St. Albert City Council has approved the recommendation from the Environmental Advisory Committee to award SABA $8000 towards the purchase and installation of two bicycle repair stations, one bicycle/skateboard deck repair station, and two air pumps – to be located strategically throughout the City of St. Albert!!

The bbike standike repair stations will be placed in high (bicycle) traffic locations, and allow riders to perform quick, easy repairs to their bikes using a variety of permanently attached, common bike tools. Need to tighten a shifter or brake cable?  No problem!  Need to change your tire?  The repair stand has got you covered! (Assuming you carry a spare with you.  You do carry a spare with you, right?)

air pump

Air pumps will be located at two of the locations, and will allow riders to quickly get some air if they have a flat or low tire!

 

 

skate deck

We’ll also be looking to install a hybrid skateboard and bicycle repair stand, likely to be located near the St. Albert Skateboard Park. This stand will allow for basic repairs of your bicycle, but also will include common tools you can use to perform quick maintenance on your board!

SABA is excited to have been chosen as one of the recipients of this great initiative, and we’re looking forward to working with the City over the winter months to choose the final locations and plan for the installation of these stands!

Congratulations to all the other groups that were also recommended for their own environmental initiatives!!

Details of the program and this years recipients can be found here: http://stalbert.ca/uploads/PDF-infosheets/2015_Grant_Recipient_Summary_for_the_Web.pdf

National Sports Day!

Courtesy of City of St. Albert Recreation Services:

National Sports Day is this Saturday! Come celebrate your love for sport with us at Servus Place, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Meet sport groups like the St. Albert Pickleball Club, SLAM Basketball and the St. Albert Rugby Football Club. You’ll also get the chance to test your athletic skills at demonstrations by the St. Albert Bike Association and the Red Willow Badminton Club. http://ow.ly/TvuXW

Hope to see you there!!

Hit the trails!

We hope you’re enjoying our amazing fall weather as much as we are!  St. Albert has an extensive paved trail system that’ll take you past some of the most amazing fall sights the City has to offer.

http://stalbert.ca/getting-around/trail-system/

Final Scheduled Rec Ride this Thursday!

Hope you can make it out for the last scheduled Rec Ride of the year tomorrow!  Depending on the weather in the coming weeks we may be able to squeeze in a few more.  Stay tuned to our various pages for details if we do!

As we wind down our summer riding season our eyes turn to staying fit through the cold days ahead.  We had a blast running our SPIN classes last winter and are looking at possibly doing them again this year.  We’re still in the planning/organizing stages, but as we get info to share we’ll definitely post it up.  Stay tuned!

Recreational Group Ride Reminder

6:30PM Thursday 30 July 2015

RIDE BEGINS AT 6:30PM SHARP – PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY!

MEET IN FRONT OF CRANKY’S BIKE SHOP, 24 PERRON ST.

Join us as we ride around St. Albert, following the many wonderful paved paths and trails that criss-cross the city. All skill levels are welcome! Rides will take place at a casual pace and typically last from 1.5 to 2 hours. Every effort will be taken to keep the group together.

Helmets are mandatory for any SABA group ride. Group rides are for members only but you’re welcome to come for a “test drive” once before deciding to purchase a membership. More details can be found on our website (www.bikestalbert.ca).

SABA recreational group rides are rain or shine but may be cancelled in the case of unfavourable weather conditions.

For up-to-date information on group rides (last minute cancellations, meeting location changes, etc) be sure to keep an eye on our teamapp, twitter, and facebook pages!

http://saba.teamapp.com
https://www.facebook.com/stalbertbikeassociation
https://twitter.com/bikestalbert
http://www.bikestalbert.ca/

Introductory Mountain Bike Group Ride!

Hey St. Albert!  Thinking about giving mountain biking a try, but aren’t sure what skills you’d need?  Come join us for an introductory mountain biking group ride in Terwillegar Park, Tuesday evening!

This ride will be run at a slower pace than our usual MTB rides, and will give you an opportunity to whet your appetite for off-road riding!

Join our ride leader Brady in the Terwillegar Parking lot (look for a black Mazda CX5, and a black and yellow bike), ride begins at 7pm SHARP – please arrive early!

SABA MTB group rides are rain or shine (pending extreme weather conditions). Riders are expected to be comfortable with riding singletrack and be skilled enough to handle the features and hazards that present on such a ride.

Ride schedules are posted on our website events calendar and our teamapp site as well.

Helmets are mandatory for any SABA group ride. Group rides are for members only but you’re welcome to come for a “test drive” once before deciding to purchase a membership. More details can be found on our website (www.bikestalbert.ca).

For up-to-date information on group rides (last minute cancellations, meeting location changes, etc) be sure to keep an eye on our teamapp, twitter, and facebook pages!

http://saba.teamapp.com
https://www.facebook.com/stalbertbikeassociation
https://twitter.com/bikestalbert
http://www.bikestalbert.ca/

MTB Group Ride Tonight!

Hey #stalbert! Brady’s running our Mountain Bike Group Ride tonight weather permitting.  Keep an eye on our teamapp event for location details and to stay in the loop with the latest status updates.  At this point it’s a go!

Mountain Bike Group Ride Info

RIDE BEGINS AT 7:00pm SHARP – PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY!

We are meeting at the old timers cabin parking lot, on the west side of scona road. Parking on the south side of the lot. Look for a black Mazda cx5 and a black and yellow bike.

SABA MTB group rides are rain or shine (pending extreme weather conditions). Riders are expected to be comfortable with riding singletrack and be skilled enough to handle the features and hazards that present on such a ride.

Helmets are mandatory for any SABA group ride. Group rides are for members only but you’re welcome to come for a “test drive” once before deciding to purchase a membership. More details can be found on our website (www.bikestalbert.ca).

For up-to-date information on group rides (last minute cancellations, meeting location changes, etc) be sure to keep an eye on our teamapp, twitter, and facebook pages!

http://saba.teamapp.com
https://www.facebook.com/stalbertbikeassociation
https://twitter.com/bikestalbert
http://www.bikestalbert.ca/