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2013 Alberta Challenge, October 5,6 & 19,20
« on: July 28, 2013, 05:57:00 PM »
DEAR TRIAL RIDERS:

We would like to invite all Trials riders to participate in an Alberta Provincial Championship.
The main idea behind this Championship is to bring people together, similar to the Olympic Spirit.
 
This Championship will be a series of two day challenges of modern trial bikes (Round 1&2 October 5 , 6 in Red Deer, and two weeks later, October Round 3&4 on October 19, 20 in Airdrie.) The first day we will ride 9-10 different sections. On the second day we will ride them backwards.
 
Proposed classes are: Expert, Advanced, Intermediate, Novice (sub-groups Seniors advance 45 with intermediate line) We would like to keep this as simple as possible. (If you have any other ideas, please let us know.)
 
 James K. from Precision Prosthetic, Red Deer will be donating some money for trophies (we have not established what they will be - any ideas?)  Maybe something which will symbolize united Alberta?
 
 I have also talked with Steve Ford  and made a proposal to donate all of our collected money from entry fees to some charity organization. I would like to propose to donate them to a Flood Relief organization. Does anyone know of a good and legitimate one? For example: Canadian Red Cross or, any other organization/charity (e.g. Orphans , MS, cancer and so on… )  Steve F. will do the same with money from the Airdrie entry fees.
 
We were thinking of an entry fee of $30 dollars per day. Please let us know whether this is an acceptable amount or not.   I will only need to pay for portable toilet/s.
 
Camping area will cost around $25 per night or parking for a day $10-15.  We will have a campground on Canyon Ski Resort terrain-  We are hoping that we will be able to convince the Canyon Ski Resort owner of not charging us at all. 
 
The area for riding is generously provided by generous Jim Bower. 
 
I will set up an additional transparent jar for donations.  Entry fee for spectators will be $0 dollars but I will mention about our idea of a donation jar. All money will be counted at the end of each day and announced during the results presentations. We can donate them anonymously. Please propose any other ideas of how to do it properly.
 
Please feel free to put any positive input and, obviously, work into this championship. We need your help- for sure!
Without you, guys this will not be possible. 
 
I am planning to invite all my friends.
We want to welcome everyone to come to the Alberta Provincial Championship.
 
Jacek and other riders  :D
 
PS.
No insurance and registration required.
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Re: Alberta Provincial Championship events October 5,6 & 19,20
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 09:41:57 PM »
Preparation phase I for Alberta Provincial Championship.








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Re: Alberta Provincial Championship events October 5,6 & 19,20
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2013, 08:36:12 AM »
That terrain is absolutely awesome.  I've had the pleasure of riding there once last year and I can honestly say its some of the best natural terrain for Trials.  Looking good guys!

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Re: Alberta Provincial Championship events October 5,6 & 19,20
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2013, 08:51:56 PM »
Phase II for Alberta Provincial Championship,
Today was a great day for riding and some preparation for October 5 &6. We try to reinforce some of the banks to make it stronger. Please see few picture from Red Deer area. 
I would like to thanks for a help: James & Zak and Rod & Kay.
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Re: Alberta Provincial Championship events October 5,6 & 19,20
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2013, 07:45:59 AM »
Hi to all trials entusiasts:
A little bit of an update on the Alberta Provincial Championship.

First of all, I would like to thank the administrators for putting all 4 rounds on our calendar. 

We have secured free parking for all participants and spectators from our generous land owner Jim Bower. Thank you very very much. Unfortunately, due to a logistics nightmare, we were unable to secure the camping area. However, in Red Deer we have few campgrounds which are in close proximity to the staging area.
1. Lion's Campground on riverside street close to Hwy 11
2. Westerner Campground on 19th street/ Hwy 595
 and my favourite one
3. Riverview campground near Jofree bridge on Hwy 11 (my favourite one)
Another option for trailers owners is WallMart parking lot...less classy though but effective 

In reality this means that we can stay on the site from roughly  8 am till around 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. A portable toilet will be available too (just one - due to budgets cut- (Mitch's salary will cost us  $750.000 dollars.) We can not afford another toilet.
After consultation with Steve and other riders we decided to do five classes:
Novices
Intermediate
Advance
Senior Advance 45+ (they will ride intermediates lines)
Experts

For each class winners at the end of Round four (generosity of James Kalen from Precision Prosthetic, Red Deer) will receive for first place a very nice prize (this will remain a secret for the moment .) For each individual who signs up for a event James sponsored  an additional T-shirt with a great logo.
Second Gear Club will provide very nice plugs from places 1-5 with with a logo of Alberta Provincial Championship and additional stickers for each day.

We are working very closely with Steve Foord (Second Gear Club) to make  great competitions. I am awaiting for addresses from each land owner to be able to secure insurance through WTC. I will send a request ASAP.

In addition we will use a new marking system, mostly used at World Rounds, with directional arrows and survey flags. We are hoping that this system will be cost efficient for the long run, less time consuming and environmentally friendly.

At the end but not last, I would like to thank all riders for supporting our effort to make Trials more spectacular and exacting by helping us setting up, giving us ideas and sponsoring. Thank you very much to all who were helping us set up course…job is not done yet but we appreciate your help very, very  much.

Trials Ridders


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Campground direction:

AREA     
                                                                           
Red Deer Lions Campground   Red Deer on Red Deer River
126 stalls, close to downtown,  playground, biking and walking trails 
4723 Riverside Dr., Red Deer, T4N 2N7  403-342-8183   www.reddeerlionscampground.com

Westerner Campground   Red Deer next to Westerner Park
99 sites, marked trails, Red Deer S, close to RV dealerships, on site caretaker, flush toilets, shower
4748D-19 St., T4R 2N7  403-352-8801   www.westernercampground.com



Riverview Campground  10 km E of Red Deer on Red Deer River
30 sites at Joffre bridge, picnic, winter camp, firepits, RV storage
Box 18, Site 3, R.R. #2, Red Deer T4N 5E2  403-347-7663





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Re: Alberta Provincial Championship events October 5,6 & 19,20
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2013, 10:20:09 PM »
Dear gentlemen,
I would like to invite you all for Alberta Trial Championship in Red Deer Round 1-2 October 5-6 and Airdrie October 19-20 Round 3-4.
Please pass this information to all your friends ASAP. I have limited resources how to get access to trials riders. I am hopping that you can make it. Red Deer is a superb area for ridding. I promise you that you will not be disappointed.
Airdrie - I personally never been there but Steve Foordy told me that is great too.
Please read detail information below.
Thank you
Jacek
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We are trying very hard to make this events a great one without you this will not be possible.

                 
Alberta Trial Championship Airdrie

October 19-20, 2013
                    Alberta Provincial Championship in Observe Trials Round 3 & 4
Saturday October 19th, 2013     Sunday October 20th, 2013

Time: Signup at 9.00am – Ride Starts at 10 am
$30 per day entry fee for a rider – money collected will be donated to Alberta Flood Rlife Organization
Great terrain to ride, majority of section accessible for spectators (? min hike)
No Charge for spectators for parking or entre fee, however donations are welcome for Alberta Flood Relife Organization
Car parking for a day and camping is available – free of charge

CLASSES:                                                                                             
Novice                                                                                               
Intermediate
Advance 45+ (riding intermediate lines)
Advance
Expert


Directions: 
Directions from Calgary: From Deerfoot Trail (hwy#2) to Airdrie and exit Deerfoot heading west on Highway 567 which is the north exit/overpass in Airdrie, head west 10 kms to a stop sign at the Golden Rod Hall/Symon's Valley Road, head north 3.2 kms on Symon's Valley Road to the first county road which is township Road 274 and turn left heading west for 2.5 kms.  Address sign is 22179 on Township road 274, there is a great big grey rock at our driveway entrance with our number sign in front of it. The staging area will be two more approaches west of our driveway. There is a new approach that has just been built which takes you into a field over looking the ravine and competition area.



Note that this event is held on PRIVATE LAND and there is NO free riding on the land.  Access to this area is for event only.
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Re: Alberta Provincial Championship events October 5,6 & 19,20
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2013, 10:19:07 PM »
This is a final touch before competition, I and Rod have spent about 3 hrs cleaning top part of the stream. These are gorgeous sections- tight but nice- especially those sections are challenging for expert riders (I personally have to buy some dippers- I may need it.) Mitch joined us later on and cooled me down with my ideas for intermediate riders. I am glad to work with those guys. Mitch made some valuable opinion and we as a team acceppted his point of view. This was a good team work  for sure. At the end of the day we want people to be happy- not always working this way- sorry!
You can see some new flagging idea- thanks to Ian and Mitch I was able to make some pins for new arrows. This way we are hopping to minimize confusion with path for all classes. By the way for your personal information,  Mitch is renting toilet for us- well with his salary $750.000 it should not be a problem- don't you thinks so..... but he wants his money back later on- dammit, I was hopping to go to Las Vegas.
Please join us for a fun ride on October 5-6. Detail information in previous post
Thank you for supporting Observe Trials and WTC (World Trials Canada)
 
Trials riders

Believed it or not, but his is a steep section ("The dippers' challenge")






Can-Pol Mujahideen with machete- screaming lalallallllalaa














Pictures of flagging was not taken at the actual competition ground.
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Re: Alberta Provincial Championship events October 5,6 & 19,20
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2013, 06:42:35 PM »
Jacek. I have this weekend free if you need any more help to setup for the trial ?

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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2013, 08:23:20 PM »
Hi Ken, majority of work has been done, however I will call you closer to weekend and maybe we can flag some top sections on Saturday or Sunday. ;)
I will check with the owner first.
Thanks for offer, I will contact you later.
Jacek

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Re: Alberta Provincial Championship events October 5,6 & 19,20
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2013, 09:44:46 PM »
Had a great day out last saturday setting up sections for oct 5 and 6 trial. Looking forward to riding and not using the machette.. What an amazing trials area this is with lots of rocky creek, steep climbs and logs to challange everyone. The 3 sections we worked on last weekend are all within less than a 5 minute walk from the parking area and will be great for spectators (the expert lines are freaky! ). The loop alone is a great ride and view of the river valley.

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Re: 2013 Alberta Challenge, October 5,6 & 19,20
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2013, 08:14:28 PM »
We had a chance to setup some sections for October event today. Big thank you for all involved in preparation today (Ken, Mitch, Kelsey)  We had a chance to flagged and marked  three sections on the top,  4 sections at the end of the loop, plus 2 sections  in the middle. (All sections are hidden from the usual hiker's traffic- hopefully no one will destroy them over the week.
          Rod, section we cleaned last week are  looking really, really good- you will be happy from the outcome.
Thank you for involvement guys!!!!!!!! :)
PS
At the end of the loop we found another breathtaking view onto river valley.

















































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Re: 2013 Alberta Challenge, October 5,6 & 19,20
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2013, 08:28:16 PM »
 8) Hello Jacek, I have a couple of questions;

- is this trial area spectator friendly to view all sections? For Family and friends, and Rob Healy
- where are people planning on camping/staying?

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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2013, 08:40:58 PM »
Almost all sections are accessible for spectators- 2-15 minutes hike and you can see sections 1-9 for intermediate, advance, advance 45+ and expert, first section for novice is 30 seconds from staging area.  Parking is free for the day to all. Unfortunately, no overnight camping is allowed- alternative for overnight staying are campgrounds  Lion's, Westerner or River-view (10-15 minutes  away by car - Positive aspect of this : they are safe  and have showers with restrooms. Please see one of my post above for more information (phone directions website for those places).
I hope that our Alberta weather will cooperate too.
Jacek
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Airdrie event will allow for camping.


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« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2013, 08:49:32 PM »
Thanks Jacek
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« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2013, 09:23:05 PM »
It seems that our weather will be fantastic for our event. Tomorrow will be the last day of preparation, Marris is planning to help, Roger G. and Mitch.  Tara, Rogers' G. wife and Brett even-though that he is injured,  offered help the day after tomorrow with registration and logistics. Thank you to all for commitments and help.
I am positively surprise how many people want this competition to succeed. I am very grateful for this. Thank you guys for supporting Alberta Observe Trials and idea of bringing people together.
 James K. will not only look after awards but he also offered to bring some warm coffee and donuts perhaps on Saturday to warm us up?
See you tomorrow and obviously on Saturday and Sunday.  Drive safely.

JJ