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    Last updated: August 26, 2014

    newlive02  2014-08-13 Info on and directions to the BelAir ride, Sep.6. - now the correct poster is there, apologies for last year’s that sneaked in before. Remember to hit “refresh” in your browser if you see the 2013 date.

    2014-08-05 Unfortunately, we won't be holding a competitive ride on August 16.  Our next ride will be at Bel Air on Sept. 6.  Save that date and let's have the best turnout ever!

    Our next MTRC regular meeting will be at Angela Robert's house near Stonewall on August 13 at 6:00.  It is pot luck and we will be discussing the last ride and the Bel Air ride.  Agenda to follow closer to the meeting.

    Spruce Woods ride results and some pictures are posted. .A huge thank-you to Maura for marking a fabulous trail, to Janine for getting up really early to come and manage the ride, to Glen Sinclair for vetting the ride and especially to everyone for coming and riding. 
    Thanks also to Darice for being our head photographer. Hopefully she got everyone.
    Note that we have a new rider and member and he won!  Welcome and thanks for joining.

    2014-07-17 July meeting minutes are posted, go through the Members pages.

  • 2014-07-13  We have no one to mark the trails for the Lavenham ride.  We have to cancel the ride.
  •  On the evening of June 21, 2004, the club presented the
    It was lots of fun! Click here for a recap of the ride by our president. Thanks so much to all the riders and volunteers.  Also a big thank-you to MHC for waving fees for the ride.  We will have about $500 to donate.

    The fun ride at Birds Hill park on Sat. June 7th saw perfect weather and a good turnout of riders. Thank you to the organizers, the guides, and all who came to ride. How about joining us for the Solstice Moonlight Charity ride on the evening of June 21 (see above) and the ride next day (see Rides)?

    2014-05-26 Well, it was hot, hot , hot at our Sandilands ride last Saturday.  Thanks you to all who came out and made our ride one of the best.  21 riders entered! - click here for detailed results.
    Thank-you especially to our wonderful vet who put in a longer than normal day.  Dave Snell from Central Vet Clinic did a much appreciated job of vetting.
    Also a huge thank-you to Camille Sochaski who scribed, Mary Anne Kirk who timed and calculated the results.  Iris Oleksuk for managing.  Wendy Carnegie, Angela Roberts, Iris and Rod Oleksuk for trail marking. Apologies to Barb and Gord for not putting you to work…next time look out!

  • We had three juniors finish the 15 miles: Avery Delannoy on Dante, Abby Manness on Justice and Ethan Garn  on Ginger  who completed his very first ride with us.  Well done, you three!
  • 15 miles    We had a fabulous turnout for the 15 miles with several new riders and a total of 14 entered.
  • 40 miles    The 40 milers got off to a late start .  Due to heat and hills none finished on time.
     click here for detailed results.
  • To all  PROSPECTIVE NEW RIDERS - if  you are new to the sport and unsure of yourself, do come out to ride with us anyway! We will match you up with a mentor, someone with experience in competitive rides. You can also e-mail us beforehand.

    Preregistrations: This year, in order for a ride to be held there must be a minimum of 6 preregistered, prepaid riders.  In order for the 40 to be held we must have 2 prepaid, preregistered riders

    DISTANCE RIDING CLINIC took place on February15th 2014 ;9am-4pm; many thanks to    BestStables-29040SaptonRoad for the use of their indoor arena, and to Dr Glenn Sinclair, Maura Leahy, Jessica Mannes, Wendy Carnegie, Daryce Whyte (and her Tia Maria) for demonstrations, instructions and explanations. THANK YOU !

    Changes to the website: Please note that the FORUM has been abandoned, because it was constantly under attack from spammers, and use by members was minuscule. In addition, old minutes and photo galleries were ‘pruned’ off the site, for the sake of easier maintenance and faster loading. The information is not lost, though, our Board members have received archived versions. We are not turning our backs on the club’s long history.

    2014 Riding Season in a nutshell - or rather, nicely summarized - in a pamphlet: read, download, print out, distribute it and then, most important, come out to ride! The pamphlet (big THANK YOU to Kelli for producing it again) contains the ride schedules for both MTRC (competitive rides) and DRM (endurance rides), contacts, membership application and ride fees, and also condensed rules and general introduction to the sport.

    2014-01-28 Ride schedule for 2014 is posted, also updated ride fees

    15-06-2013 Anyone wishing to preregister and save a bit of money can send their form and cheque to MaryAnn Kirk at 838 Alfred Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R2X 0T6.  She must receive it a week before the ride.  In order for the 40 mile to be done there must  be at least 2 preregistered riders. It is now possible to use e-transfers  with your pre-registration for a ride. The money needs to be sent to Mary Anne, her e-mail is yaknow3@hotmail.com .  Follow the instructions on your  bank's website. Depending on your institution, there may be a charge for the transfer, but on the other hand, you will save on postage (and possibly on cheque charge)if you send your entry form electronically as well (same e-mail address).

    013-01-13 Getting ready for the next riding season? Iris has prepared several useful checklists of gear that you may wish to not forget taking along. Look for it on the Useful Info page.




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