The Wednesday night training exists for three main purposes:
First, and most important, is that they are a fun way to get a good hard
workout whether you are training for mountain bike racing or want to
improve your fitness and speed.
Second, it is an excellent first introduction to mountain bike racing for
those who are interested and would like to try it out in a low pressure,
Third, fun races are a good way to practice skills that are used in racing
and don't often get used during regular training rides. Examples include
race starts, proper pacing, riding technical trails while fatigued, and
Who can race?
The Northern Bush Rastas organize the Wednesday night training, but we
welcome members from any cycling club to come out and participate. The
only requirement is that you have an SCA membership (for insurance
purposes) and that you wear a CSA approved helmet for your own safety.
Last year participants ranged in age from ten all the way to their forties
both men and women.
Remember that this is for fun, so don't take chances by going too fast and
hard on the descents. We don't want to see anyone get hurt. If uncerntain,
consult any one of your co-members for advice.