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How To Build A Bike Race – The SALTY MARIE Podcast (Part 1/6)

theBorderline 8 July 2024 2512 130 4

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HOW TO BUILD A BIKE RACEThe Salty Marie Trails Fest! JULY 27, 2024.

(Katie Wenham, The Salty Marie Trails Fest Director, co-hosts with Adrian V of The Borderline. Show Theme by Mikey & His Uke.)

Reg Peer is the chief bike trail designer for The Salty Marie Trails Fest. Reg has talents that include skills as a bike mechanic and rider. Combined, with an ability to get along with others, Reg has a formula for How To Build A Bike Race.

Born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie! I grew up playing team sports like hockey and soccer as kid and got into riding in my late teens. I enjoy riding all types of bikes. In the last few years I have developed an interest in competing in “Ultras” (really long bike races). I’ve raced in couple ultras in the UP, the Marji Gesik 100 mile and the Crusher 225 mile. One of these days I would like to tackle the Arrowhead 135, the Highland Trail 500, and the Tour Divide! I also have started up a cycling touring company, with a couple friends, called Red Pine Tours!

My Interests include riding bikes, hunting & fishing, playing shinny with the boys, and brewing beer!

I am a part of the cycling club because I want to grow and develop the sport in our community.

Cycling is a great way to explore the city, the woods, and the surrounding area. It allows you to view places that you’ve been before from a different perspective. When I’m out on my bike nothing else matters, I can escape from the natural day to day stresses and worries of everyday life…. it’s also a really fun time and it’s even better when you’re out with friends!

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Rise and brine! Welcome to Year 2 of The Salty Marie Trails Fest! JULY 27, 2024.

The Salty Marie aims to celebrate all things “trail.” The City of Sault Ste. Marie continues to expand its cycling infrastructure and this includes the incredible development at our home trails, located at Hiawatha Highlands. 

This festival includes races but make no mistake – this festival is not just for the competitive folks! The Salty Marie is a fun-fueled event for racers as well as cruisers and anyone looking to have a good time.

Running time: 37 minutes.

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