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Happy Canada Day, St. Albert!

Join us at #stalbert Rotary Park on Canada Day!  SABA will be set up next to the Cranky’s bike parking tent and we’ll once again have an awesome mini skills park set up for the kids!  Hope to see you there!!!

 

canada day

 

We can’t make up out minds!

Help us #stalbert! We can’t decide which shirt to print for our booth at next week’s Canada Day celebrations. Which do you like? Visit the poll to vote: http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html…

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Group Ride Info – First Ride June 18th!!

Hey everyone!

Greg will be leading our first recreational group ride of the year this Thursday, June 18th!

Ride leaves at 6:30pm sharp from in front of Cranky’s Bike Shop in downtown St. Albert.  Please arrive 5 – 10 minutes early to ensure you don’t miss out!

Helmets are mandatory, and don’t forget your water.

If you want to be up to date on group ride information, be sure to register with your email or phone on our teamapp site – https://saba.teamapp.com/

Hope to see you there!

Interested in joining SABA?  http://www.bikestalbert.ca/blog/join

2015 Membership Registration Now Available!!

Membership registration for our 2015 cycling year is now open!

Price is $15 per person per year and includes access to all of the group rides we offer through the year; free or discounted access to any programs, classes, workshops, etc that we host; perks and discounts with our club partners; and our undying appreciation for supporting our goal of increasing participation of cycling around St. Albert!

Ready to join?  Click here!

Group Rides and Membership Registration

We’ll be accepting membership renewals as soon as we get the details with our new insurance provider finalized. Stay tuned here for more info and the link to sign up!

Group rides will also begin once our membership registration details are confirmed ASAP!! While you’re waiting, consider downloading TeamApp or registering online to make sure you get all the group ride notifications to your phone or inbox as soon as they come out!

We do apologize for the delay – it’s taken us longer to get things set up than we were expecting!

Neighbourhood Watch

Please note this message from our friends at Cranky’s Bike Shop:

Early this morning somebody broke into the shop and stole 4 full suspension bikes. Total value of the bikes stolen was about $10,000. I’ve attached images and serial numbers of the stolen bikes. Could you please keep an eye out for the bikes. If you see anything you can either contact me or the St. Albert RCMP. Thanks.

Stolen Bike – Pictures and Serials

Andrew Phelps, Owner
Cranky’s Bike Shop
www.crankys.ca

What’s Up With SABA?

Hello everyone! Welcome to another awesome season of cycling! We’ve got some great news and updates from the world of SABA and we’re finally able to share!

Our very first Annual General Meeting was held in April with great success. Some excellent conversation was had, board positions were filled, and events were discussed for the year!

Group Rides

Once again, SABA will be running group rides on Thursday nights, however this year we’re changing the structure a bit and alternating week to week between recreational rides and mountain bike rides. Pending demand from membership we’re looking at offering a casual road ride as well.

To assist with sending group ride updates (for spontaneous rides, cancellations due to weather, location changes, etc) we’re going to use an app called TeamApp.  All members will be encouraged to download the app to their iPhone or Android, or those that prefer can also simply use their email addresses.  Any updates to group rides will be sent through the app, ensuring that everyone gets notifications to their phones or email right away in case of last minute updates!

Also, we’ve set up a club account on Strava!  If you use the app to track your rides and would like to share with other members of the club, feel free to join the group!

Find us on Team App  strava button

Events

SABA will once again be attending the City of St. Albert’s Canada Day event!  Looking forward to the change of venue and hoping it’ll be another great day!  If you’re interested in volunteering to help out with the day, please drop us a line at admin@bikestalbert.ca

In August we’re planning a special 18+ group ride that will tour us around a few of St. Albert’s favorite watering holes!

Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for updates, or sign up for our Chain Mail to get info to your inbox!

Our SPIN class was a tremendous success last year, and while we unfortunately missed our opportunity to run a “Spin into Spring” event (or, judging by the weather of late – maybe not?) we are still planning on running a SPIN class and possibly some other types of cycling related fitness classes throughout the year.  Similar to last time there will be member and non-member pricing, with discounted rates for members!

Memberships

We’re excited to announce some big changes to our membership structure. We’re switching insurance providers, and through our partnership with IMBA Canada, we’ve found coverage at a significantly reduced rate – allowing us to pass the savings on to our membership!

We’re also updating our membership year to be from May 1st to May 1st, instead of starting on the calendar year of Jan 1st.  This brings our membership renewals more in line with the cycling season and seems to just make more sense. 🙂

Group Rides!

It seems every year around this time like we’re saying goodbye to summer and starting to prepare ourselves for the long winter months ahead. Last week we finished off our official group rides for the 2014 season, and I’d like to say thanks to everyone that joined us for both the recreational rides and our mountain bike rides!

We hope everyone had fun and that we’ll see you out with us next year!

Depending on how favourable the weather stays over these next weeks and months we’ll run ‘unofficial’ group rides when opportunity permits. Because they’ll be scheduled fairly last minute we’ll be using more ‘real-time’ media to announce them than our website. Please follow us on twitter, or subscribe to our group on facebook to make sure you get our messages. Group ride announcements will also be sent out to our membership email list in case you don’t use the above social media sites.

https://www.facebook.com/stalbertbikeassociation
https://twitter.com/bikestalbert

St. Albert GIANT Invasion!

Cranky’s Bike Shop and SABA have joined forces to present the “GIANT INVASION” – a bike demo event. The Reps from GIANT are visiting St. Albert with a selection of their finest mountain bikes. Join us at Mission Hill on Friday, June 27 between 2 and 8 pm. We’ll have skills challenges, prizes, and some sweet bikes to test.

GIANT Invasion!!!

2014 Summer Group Rides

Our 2014 group ride schedule has been set and posted! The first group rides start on June 5th and this year we’ll be running both mountain bike rides and recreational rides on Thursday nights.  You choose how you want to ride!

Our mountain bike group rides will take place in Edmonton and will be staged out of either Terwillegar or Emily Murphy Park, depending on the date.  Recreational rides will take place in St. Albert and will start at the statues behind St. Albert Place.

As a liability requirement of our affiliation to the Alberta Bicycle Association, membership is required for attending our group rides, however you can always ‘test drive’ a ride once before making the commitment to join SABA.

For anyone interested in mountain biking, we encourage you to come to our May 29th Mountain Bike Clinic.  We’ll use this event to assess your skills and show you some of the features and terrain you’re likely to encounter on one of our off road group rides.  This is an all-skills, all-ages event and is intended to demonstrate and assess the necessary skills for riding your bike off-road.

Also, don’t forget that members of SABA can attend any of Cranky’s group rides by simply showing your SABA membership card and providing a little information for record-keeping.

Check out our events calendar for SABA rides and Cranky’s events page for their group ride schedule.

Helmets are mandatory, and don’t forget your water!

SABA group rides run rain or shine, but in the event of severe weather or other last minute changes, please watch our facebook or twitter page for last minute updates!

Not a SABA member yet?  Sign up here!