The Columbia Valley (CV) Cycling Society met for an annual general meeting at the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce on March 31. The meeting saw a good turn-out with several 2011 events for discussion on the agenda.
CV Cycling had a good year in 2010, leaving them with $784 left over from events held last year. CV Cycling also had 112 memberships in 2010, and are looking forward to just as many or more memberships in 2011.
Successful work was done on the Swansea, Johnson and Kloosifier trails in 2010, and additional work will be done in 2011 through a hired trail crew with the help of a Columbia Basin Trust grant.
Syndicate and the District of Invermere will be working with CV Cycling on getting a bike park in Invermere as well.
A full calendar of events is also coming up for CV Cycling. The season will kick off with the Bike Swap on April 10, followed by two trail days: the Lake Lillian Trails Maintenance Day on May 1, and the Swansea Trails Maintenance Day on May 15. The trail days will be weather dependent and will end with a barbecue. Volunteers are needed for all three events as well.
On June 19, the BJ Memorial Poker Rally will be held during the Family Ride program, which begins in June and ends in August. Details for the events are still pending but will be updated to the CV Cycling site.
September 25 will herald the second coming of the Kootenay Krushers MTB Race. Last year 118 racers participated in the event. This year the event will feature both a 25K and a 50K race, with 10 categories. Registration will begin online at an unspecified time in late April.
For more information about upcoming events, check www.columbiavalleycyclingsociety.org. The website will be updated with new confirmations and changes regularly.