Casino Royale Day
At the lookout atop Smallwood!
Saturday is dedicated to those that love riding, but maybe not racing. Here's your chance to participate in the Nelson Fat Tire Festival without any pressure...and you still get a chance to win prizes! Meet new ride buddies, explore the great trails Nelson has to offer and finish off with a celebration Fat Tire style! Choose one (or two) of three rides and meet us at the Roots, Rocks and Rhythm party at the Royal starting at 5:30 to collect prizes and re-live the days events!
Smallwood Group Ride 9am
Take a ride on the one of the best cross-country trails Nelson has to offer! Arrive at 8:30 am, we will start riding at 9 am. The length of the ride will be chosen based on the level of ability of those present. All levels welcome! cost is $5 and includes draw prize ticket for the Roots, Rocks and Rhythm party.
Directions: On highway 3A to Castlegar, drive about 11 km then take a right on Beasley Rd. Shortly after the turnoff, take another right, on Queen Victoria. Do not take Nygaard Rd. Queen Victoria turns into the Smallwood the Forest Service Road. Keep driving for about 2 km until you see the NCC Kiosk on the right hand side. See you there!
Sacred Ride BlackJack Downhill Shuttle 10:00 am- 1:30pm
Always a poplular event, we've got shuttles running courtesy of our friends at Mountain Shuttle and Footsteps Eco Adventures to help shuttle riders from Sacred Ride to Giveout FSR. There are 6 shuttles available. Sign up and hop on to access trails such as Powerslave, Misterslave, Placenta, Gimp, Highballer, Bedframe, Midballer, Lowballer. Get the first card of your hand at the top and pick up your second card at the Roots, Rocks and Rhythm Party at the Royal on Baker Street to see if you're a BlackJack winner! Cost is $15.
Directions: The Sacred Ride is at 213B Baker Street.
Gerick's Mountain Station Poker Ride 3pm
Catch the fun at the popular and non-competitive ride sponsored by Gerick's Cycle and Ski. Meet at the Mountain Station parking lot to get the first card of your hand. Collect your next three cards on the designated trails and pick up your final card at the Roots, Rocks and Rhythm Party at the Royal at 5:30pm. Arrive at 2:30 for registration, so we can roll by 3! Cost is $10.
Directions: Starting on Baker Street, head up to Stanley Street, turn left on Latimer Street, and then right on Cherry Street. Follow the road as it heads up, winds left, turns to gravel and a sharp right leads you to the parking lot.
Roots, Rocks and Rhythm Party 6:00
Wrap up the day (and collect your final cards) at the Roots, Rocks and Rhythm Party at the Royal! Featuring their famous deluxe burger and fries, this is another fundraiser for the club, so don't forget to invite your non-riding friends too! We've got draw prizes, the popular toonie raffle and of course great stories to be told about the day's rides. Cost is $15.
Check out the Registration page for information on how to save on all these events with the All Event Weekend Pass!