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MTB Ride
Start Date/Time: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 6:00 PM
End Date/Time: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 8:00 PM
Recurring Event: Recurring Event Every 1 week(s) on Wednesday until 12/31/2014 (total 260 events)
Importance: Normal Priority
Category:
Weekly Rides
Description:

Mountain Bike Ride
Intermediate/Advanced

JULIET THORNER SCHOOL
5501 Thorner Street
Bakersfield, CA 93306
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Created by SSFTA Admin On Tuesday, December 27, 2011 12:00 AM

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SSFTA ANNOUNCEMENTS
SSFTA Skills Clinic - 5/4/14

Join the SSFTA on Sunday, May 4, 2014, for an all level skill clinic! Bob Sughrue will have our mini skills course set up in the parking lot for riders to practice getting their front wheels off the ground to avoid going over the bars on the trails. There will also boards placed throughout the course to practice riding in a straight line which comes in handy with most of the out of town rides we do.  Bob will have riders in the parking lot for about an hour; after which time he will lead any riders who would like to test their skills on a beginner skills ride through the foothills.

All the fun isn’t just for our beginner and novice riders! Mark Bledsoe will be leading an intermediate skills clinic and ride in the parking lot at the same time. Learn how to navigate steep descents, keep your balance on rough trails, and practice staying upright while riding through sand.  If you would like to improve your bike handling skills or pick up some new skills, you won’t want to miss this!

 

Edwards Ride Update - 4/26/14

There is a high wind advisory at Edwards Air Force Base for Saturday. The wind speed will be around 20 knots at the base and according to our ride leader, Steve, 20 knots is KNOT fun to ride through in the middle of a desert. We will wait until noon on Friday to make a decision to postpone this ride. In the event the ride is postponed, Steve invited our group (no limit on amount of riders) to go ride in Tehachipi where the weather will be much more friendly.

We will keep everyone up to speed on this long awaited ride.

 

New Club Hats

It’s going to get hot and sunny very soon, so you better order a few SSFTA club hats! Orders can be placed on our website! Hats come in khaki, navy blue, royal blue, and black and are only $20 each0! We will be submitting our complete order once we have 20 hats ordered or at the end of April, which ever occurs first. We are currently working on a women’s hat and will be announcing the preorder as soon as we can get a template! 

CLICK HERE TO ORDER! 

 

SSFTA Spring BBQ & Potluck - 5/3/14

The sky is clear, the birds are chirping, and if you look real hard, the hills in the foothills are green! It must be time for the  the SSFTA Spring Barbecue and Potluck! Get your bike cleaned and your favorite side dish prepared for our BBQ potluck on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Lake Ming! Look for the club booth near the campground entrance, where we had our October Halloweenie Roast.

We will start the day with two group rides rolling out from the Lake Ming parking lot at 9:00am. We will have two ride leaders and sweepers for the intermediate and casual groups. The club will be providing hamburgers, hot dogs, and drinks, which should all be ready by the time the two groups get back! Bring your bike, family, and your favorite side dish to share at this family friendly event!

Contact the club at info@ssfta.com if you have any questions and join the facebook event to keep up with any updates. 

 

SSFTA Road Rides - Thursdays

We are all about cross training (or just mixing up the social fun) so come join us Thursday evenings for a road ride.  No pressure to wear spandex and go ahead and throw on that Camelback and helmet visor!  Just leave the mountain bike at home and bring/borrow something with skinny tires.  Ride starts from Thorner Elementary at 6:00 p.m. and will be lead by Eddie Gonzalez! Lights are suggested as the ride will be rolling back into the parking lot close to dusk. The route will include the bike path and back through Hart Park and will be about 20 miles long.  Route may be altered some days.  As with our mountain bike rides, no one gets dropped.

Email the club if you have any questions.

 

Kern River Duathlon - 4/27/14

Do you like running before and after your ride? If so, join the Kern Wheelmen’s Kern River Duathlon on Sunday, April 27, 2014! Participants will start with a 2 mile run around Hart park before jumping on their bikes (preferably road bikes) for an 11 miles ride on Alfred Harrell. The excitement ends with a transition (possible cyclocross dismount) into the last 2 mile run section. Post-race drinks and refreshments will be provided by the Wheelmen for all participants and medals will be handed out at the park! Get registered at Active.com and support this awesome local event! 

Register now!

 
      

OTHER BIKE-RELATED ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mammoth Kamikaze Bike Games - 9/18/14 thru 9/21/14

The Kamikaze Bike Games are returning to Mammoth Mountain this September! This four day event will host races for several different styles of riding! Check out their website for more infromation!

 
 
 
 

La Bicicleta Boutique Cyclofemme Ride: 5/11/14

Taken from La Bicicleta Boutiques facebook event for Sunday, May 11, 2014:

Join La Bicicleta Boutique and Bike Bakersfield for Bakersfield’s first ever Cyclofemme ride! The ride will be at a casual, 10-12 mph pace and will start in Downtown Bakersfield and go out to Riverwalk Park where riders will turn around and head back to Downtown. The ride will begin at 9 AM at La Bicicleta Boutique, located at 1820 G Street. Following the ride we will enjoy food and beverages. Riders are encouraged to wear a helmet. The ride is free so bring the whole family and let’s get ready for a great time! 

You can check it out at www.cyclofemme.com or the facebook event

 

Stewards of the Sequoia - BBQ 6/7/14

The Stewards of the Sequoia are hosting their annual Trail Preservation Fundraiser BBQ on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Get over to Lake Isabella KOA Campground in Weldon by 5:00pm for this great fundraiser and support the group who fights to keep our trails open! Weldon may sound far, but the KOA campground is actually closer to us than KRBC is! Raffle tickets are available for $5.00 or 4 for $20.00 and the prizes are valued at over $4,000! All proceeds for this event will go towards funding the Stewards of the Sequoia!

Visit the Stewards' website for more information!

 

Small Miracles Bike Ride - 4/26/14

Join the Small Miracles Bike Ride on Saturday, April 26, 2014, to help fund the fight against cancer! This will be a road ride along the Kern River Parkway, but if you have heavy gears, bring out the fat tire to this incredible event. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Registration is open at Active.com . Check out the event flyer for more info!

 
   

ABOUT SSFTA

Southern Sierra Fat Tire Association is a fun, non-profit, social gathering of mountain bike enthusiasts committed to serving and promoting the sport of mountain biking in Kern County. 

For more information, please contact us:
info@ssfta.com
(661) 412-2029
PO Box 1067, Bakersfield, CA  93302-1067

WEEKLY RIDES
Monday 6pm - Beginner/Intermediate
Wednesday 6pm - Intermediate/Advanced
Saturday 8am - Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
Sunday 8am - Beginner
 

ALL RIDES START AT JULIET THORNER SCHOOL WEEKEND START TIMES VARY WITH SEASON
CLICK THE "WEEKLY RIDES" LINK FOR DETAILS

 

   

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