Category Archives: Group Rides

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!

Easy to the East : Road Ride

Interested in a 30km ride East of St. Albert? Join us this Thursday, July 9th outside of Cranky’s at 6:30pm. This ride will be casual and social and paced at around 20km/hr. See the route below to know if you will be comfortable riding the route. Looking forward to enjoying the evening as it cools and the sun begins to set in the West as we head back.

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/

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

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!

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