March 2019

March 01, 2019

March 2019

Winter hangs on
Spring is... not here yet

Winter isn't ready to let go just yet, and this passed month saw some consistently cold weather. A few big storms have dropped a considerable amount of percipiation which combined with consistently cold temperatures has amounted to a great deal of ice covering just about everything, everywhere.


With that said, the recent weather has provided for some absolutely great conditions for winter riding! Fat biking has been especially popular and studded tires have been quite popular at the shop as a result of all the ice on the trails. Many groups have had some great fun enjoying the trails, and there have even been a number of river crossings! Conditions this time of year are constantly changing, so click the button below to head over to the Saint John Cycling Facebook page to get the most up to date information regarding trail conditions, and check out some pictures below to see some of the wintery adventures had this passed month!

Trail conditions
3rd Annual Laughin' Louie Snowshoe Challenge
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February started off with the 3rd Annual Laughin' Louie Snowshoe Challenge at Elmhurst Outdoors, and we were super happy to support and bring along some fatbikes for folks to try out after the snowshoe race! Thanks to Elmhurst Outdoors for putting on the event, and congrats to Bill Wood and Glenn Trites for their excellent finishes! Click the button top right to head to the event Facebook page to see all the photos, and be sure to check out just a few of our favourites in the gallery below.

Of course ice fishing is a popular activity on the river this time of year, but the river has also has been busier than ever this winter with cyclists taking to it in droves. Several groups made forays across the river with some even riding up and around Minister's face.

Check out some pictures below!

The Trail Miners have been hard at work grooming throughout the winter, and the lack of warm weather means we have had some great winter trail riding conditions lately! Head over to the Saint John cycling Facebook page for the most up to date conditions, and check out some pictures below from a grooming expedition that took place recently!

 

Recent trail condition reports have both Rockwood Park and Shady Grove in tip top shape! An incoming weather system is set to dump 30-40cm of snow on the Fundy coast, so be sure to check back often for trail reports!

Winter trail riding is another really unique way to experience nature this time of year. The recent percipitation and consistently cold temps have created some really great riding conditions. Of course ice is everywhere this time of year, so studded tires are strongly encouraged and have even allowed folks to ride some of the lakes in Rockwood Park. Caution is always strongly encouraged when considering riding on frozen lakes and rivers as conditions can change rapidly and it can be very difficult to know exactly when and where it is safe to ride!

Saint John Cycling has been leading fat bike group rides on Sundays, and lots of folks have been getting out and enjoying the wintery weather. Check out some pictures below!

Winter hangs on
No reason to stay inside

Winter continues to hang on on the east coast, but that is no reason to stay inside! What better way to stave off SAD and shake off the long winter day blues than to get get outside and breath some fresh air!? Truly, spending time outside with loved ones can do wonders for the spirit this timer of year. Whatever your adventure, two wheeled or otherwise, we are here to ensure you have the gear you need to make sure you stay safe and warm and make the most out of your time outside. Building up a layering system is key, and having the exact piece of kit for the conditions at hand is super important. Come see us with all your gear questions and we'll make sure you get set up with exactly what you need to get the most out of this tricky time of year! 

Riding season is just around the corner, and this is a particularly exciting time of year at the shop. Lots of new bikes and some super cool kit has arrived! Check out a few photos of some highlights below. See something that you like or want to spruce up your ride for the coming season? Come by the shop and we'll get you hooked up.

Some highlights include protective gear from Fox and G-form to keep you comfortable and safe, the Flux helmet from Fox in both MIPS and non-MIPS for the budget concious rider, and the new New Brunswick jersey by LG. This jersey is only available at Millennium Cycle and Sport and stock is limited, so make sure you get yours while they are still available!

Looking forward
Spring has got to come eventually

With spring surely just around the corner (it has to be right?!), tire kicking and tune ups are steadily picking up at the shop!

We're super excited for the season ahead and we want to make sure you are ready to go as soon as the weahter allows, so we're excited to be offering spring tune-up specials. See us in store for details!

We've always enjoyed offering fit services to ensure clients are comfortable and get the most out of their time in the saddle, and this winter we've doubled down. We've taken advanced fit training with Trek, and we are now set up with Trek's Precision Fit Motion Capture system. This means we now offer cutting edge fit services based on analysis of your riding mechanics in real time. An indepth interview combined with real time analysis of your personal mechanics allow will us to improve your position on the bike so that you can ride more comfortably and for longer. Definitely come see us if this is something you are interested in taking advantage of!

As usual, there is a whole season of races available to participate in through Velo NB. Be sure to head over to their website and check out the full schedule of events! 

Sain John Cycling has got a new board and is excited to back a season full of cycling in all its forms. There will be a number of socials, rides, and some other exciting new events, so be sure to check the SJC Facebook page frequently for the most up to date happenings!

Of course at the shop we're more antsy than ever to get out on two wheels, so keep an eye on the MCS Facebook page for details on rides! We're really looking forward to continuing the Thursday night road rides from the shop! As usual, this is a no drop ride and everyone is welcome, so if you've ever wanted to come make sure this is the season! We'll split into groups as necessary and we always make sure everyone has a fun, and, more importantly, safe ride!

Also keep an eye out for details regarding a social gravel ride. This will start as soon as the trails allow, so if this is somethign you're interested in check the MCS Facebook page or give us a call for details. 


Lastly, we are really super excited to offer the Sprockids program through the shop agian this year! Last year was such a blast, so if it's something you are interested in for your little one, give us a call at the shop and we'll fill you in on the general program. We will nail down details as we get closer to riding season. All are welcome, and we even had some parents tag along and learn a thing or two last year!

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Enjoy the Ride!
Dean Roberts Owner/General Manager
info@millenniumcycleandsport.com
506-849-RIDE (7433)



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