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IMBA TRAIL CREW WILL BE AT THE RIDE THIS SUNDAY

The IMBA Trail Crew will be coming to the group ride this Sunday. Let's ensure that we have a big group there for the ride to welcome them. The ride goes at 10:00 AM in Naughton.

WolfPak Racing Team Stands on the Podium Again at the Ontario Cup Race in Mansfield

 

The Walden Mountain Bike Club’s WolfPak Racing Team stood on the podium once again thispast weekend. The WolfPak sent a pack of 7 racers to the Plastiglas Ontario Cup XC Race at the Mansfield Outdoor Centre on Sunday.

Paul Guenette (19-29 Expert Male) and Scott Phillips (19-29 Sport Male) both placed 2nd in their divisions. Crystal Sabel made the jump up to Senior Elite Female this year and crossed the line in 4th place for her first result while Alex Anstice (30-39 Master Sport Male) also posted a 4th place result. Charlie Reid finished 11th, Dominic Girard and Nikko Tavchandjian came in 22nd and 23rd in the 19-29 Expert Male field.

The Wolfpak will tackle the punishing climbs of Sir Sam’s Ski/Bike Centre in Haliburton on June 9th, 2013 for Ontario Cup #3 and will then race here in Sudbury on July 14th when the Walden Mountain Bike Club, the City of greater Sudbury and Pulse Racing bring the Canada Cup XC Mountain Bike Series to the Naughton Trails.

2013 Summer Youth Skills Program

The program is held on 6 Sundays during the summer, skipping long weekends and Club event weekends.

Dates:    Jun 23, Jul 7, Aug 11, Aug 18, Aug 25, Sep 8

Time:    10:00 am to noon (before it gets too hot)

Where:   Naughton Trails, 1 Denis Ave, Naughton, ON

Cost:      The fee for the program is $25

               A $25 WMBC youth membership is required

Registration is using Zone4 at https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=4789.

 

The program is open to children aged 9 to 13.  Children 14 and older are encouraged to come out to the regular group rides on at Naughton Wednesday evenings 6:30 to 8:30 and Sundays 10:00 to 12:00.  Check out www.waldenmbc.ca for times and locations of the Saturday rides that will rotate between sites in Sudbury.

 

The sessions are designed to give children the basic skills needed to enjoy riding on single track trails.  The program sessions focus on the skills necessary for bike control, getting over obstacles as well as climbing and descending hills. Included are discussions trail etiquette and learning how to set-up the bike for safe riding.

 

Each session will consist of a "skill of the day" with games or drills and a trail ride on the lower section.

 

This is the third year we have offered this program and are keeping the cost low to encourage participation.  Enrollment is limited to 12 as we have a limited number of coaches.   We have more coaches being trained this spring, so may be able to offer more sessions.

 

Local Mountain Bike Events to include on your summer calendar include:

  • Come and ride with Olympians 9am-12pm on Saturday July 13th
  • Come out to watch the Canada Cup race on Sunday July 14th

For a list of Expectations of riders in this program - Click Here

Membership Information

2017 Club Membership Fees - Jan 1/2017 to Dec 31/2017:

We've adjusted our annual rates to be friendlier for families.

Adult - $60
Youth  (18 years and under) - $25 for the first and $15 for each of the rest

Register online now using Zone4 by clicking here

Paper-based registration, along with Cash / Cheque payments are available by downloading the form/waivers and the using Canada Post to mail in them in along with the fee.

We don't offer a Fat Biking Membership yet.  For 2017, the Walden Cross Country Fitness Club is offering free fat biking on its trails for members.  Discounts on Day Fee 6-Packs are available for WMBC members.

Why should you get a membership?

If you enjoy using our trails, become a member.  If you are visiting the area and only come out once or twice, drop a couple toonies in our donation box each time.  There is a small group of dedicated volunteers that put in over 600 hours last year to maintain the mountain bike trail system at the Naughton Trail Centre.  The trails facility is on a combination of City, private and crown land. We hope you will appreciate these trails and support our efforts by purchasing a $60 membership.  We keep our rates low, with the hope that at least 100 people will sign up, so the Club (a non-profit corporation) can break even.

Walden Mountain Bike Club Needs You!

The key to the success of any club or social organization is the involvement by its membership. There are many ways that you can get involved with WMBC and help out including, trail work, volunteering at club events, administrative tasks, being a ride captain....and the list goes on.  This year WMBC is hosting a national level mountain bike race right here in Naughton and we can use your help with the event. We also have 11.5 kms of singletrack at the Naughton trails. The WMBC Trail Crew can always use an extra pair of hands when trail maintanence and trail building are happening. We can use help keeping the grass around the chalet cut, we have signs to put up....Bring your creative enrgey and ideas.  Anyone who wants to become involved can contact Rob St. Marseille at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .