* the views expressed by the author of this article do not necessarily reflect those of Sovereign Cycle or its employees.
You know what? We are all really lucky. Yes, that’s we, as in you, me, and everyone else who has the privilege to ride a modern day mountain bike in BC right now. At this moment in time we ride technologically advanced rigs, relatively unhindered and free, on some of the best terrain in the world. I mean, am I right? BC is just loaded with the good stuff – trees, mountains, creeks, and other geological wonders, each that provide us with trails of loam, rock, slab, roots, or scree. With so much wild space surrounding us, we are also generally unrestricted in our recreational pursuit. I just can’t get enough of this place, and I bet, neither can you! But I also wonder, could this be the golden age of our sport?
Thanks to all of you, last summer was a busy one at the shop and as September crept closer we were all in need of a little reward. What better way to do it than with a riding trip to Revy? Revelstoke, BC is one of my favorite places to ride - wet forest, loamy dirt, roots, rocks and steeps! Pretty much the opposite of the Okanagan and it’s only 3 hours from Kelowna. Most of our staff have ridden in Revy, but some hadn’t really explored the bigger rides or shuttle areas like Frisby/Ultimate Frisby, Martha Creek and Boulder Mountain. So, we booked some rides with Wandering Wheels, set up an Airbnb for the weekend and drove everybody out to the 'Stoke to shred, drink some beer, and eat all the food. And take pictures...lots of em...click on to see 'em.
These shred sessions are #FerdaGirls! New for the season, Sovereign’s Leigh Blackburn, with back up from Sabrina Gauthier, will be leading women’s group rides with an enduro focus. Starting in May, join us for advanced level rides at 5:30pm on Tuesday evenings at various locations in Kelowna and West Kelowna. Just like our co-ed rides, routes will be posted in advance on our Facebook page.
Wanna know more about Leigh and Sabrina? We thought so…