Antigonish RIDE Bike Club
|Record #: ANT0021||Last Modified: 10 Aug 2018||Last Full Update: Unknown|
|Located In||Antigonish County|
|Areas Served||Antigonish County|
|Description & Services|
|Information||Antigonish Ride has been a licensed mountain bike club with Bicycle Nova Scotia since 2007. During the summer of 2007 Antigonish Ride hosted one downhill mountain bike race at Keppoch. Since 2008, there has been 2 downhill races each year hosted by Antigonish Ride at the Keppoch. Rob Overmars was the founder and President of Antigonish Ride from 2007 to 2009. In 2010 Jeff Teasdale took over as President and in 2012 Aaron Neaves took over the post. Currently, Aaron Neaves is President, Jeff Teasdale is Events Coordinator (Keppoch Races) and Rob Overmars is the Race Commissionaire.
We typically have between 30 and 60 attend our race events. It is an all weekend event. Saturdays are typically practice days and or a chance for people to ride the mountain. Sunday is the actual race. We use an electronic timing system that was developed by Conor Scallion from Truro. It is second to none! We have had races that the top 7 racers are only a couple of seconds apart! The race concept is very simialar to a downhill ski race. Racers descend from the top on 1 minute intervals.
Currenlty Antigonish Ride is going in a new exciting direction. What started as a club for those interested in Downhill Freeride style of biking is growing into a club that will support Road Riding, Cross Country Mountain Biking as well.
We plan on hosting two races this year. The first on is June 23rd, 24th and the second one is in October 6th and 7th. We are also very excited this year to host Seams March of Mad March Racing. Seams is a former World Cup Racer who will be here to do a coaching clinic and certification training. He will also be available to talk to business owners, politicians and those interested in mountain biking on the growth of the sport as well as the economic and social opportunities as well.
We are also going to be selling passes to access the Keppoch trails this summer. This will allow for increased ridership to occur.
|Tags||Bicycle ; Highland Connect ; Racing ; Recreation Categories|