WHAT TO BRING +

WHAT TO WEAR

SUMMER

 

Required: 

  • CSA approved Helmet

  • A bike in good repair with a bell (it is the law)! If you are unsure about your bike handling the river valley trails, please email a picture of your bike from a few angles 

  • Valid ID – we need you to carry identification and cell phones are always recommended

  • Water and snacks to bring on the trail (plan for 1.5-2.5 hours depending on group level)

  • Closed toed shoes are mandatory. NO SANDALS.

  • Buff or cloth mask that can be worn over the nose and mouth 

COVID-19 Procedures: 

  • Self-Screen for symptoms prior to attending each event

  • Participants should wash hands for 20 seconds immediately prior to attending an event

  • SheShreds will provide a means to sanitize hands and disinfect equipment at all events

  • All members and coaches are to perform respiratory etiquette (e.g. coughing or sneezing into a bent elbow, prompt disposing of used tissues in the trash or kept in a pocket until a garbage is found)

  • All members and coaches are to refrain from touching their face 

  • Coaches are not to touch participants bikes 

  • All participants and coaches should stay 2 m apart

  • If it is necessary to break the 2 m recommendation (e.g. an injury) all coaches and participants must wear a buff or cloth mask over their nose and mouth and if necessary to touch another person, wear gloves. 

 

Recommended:

  • It is HIGHLY recommended you bring an extra tube for your bike, as well as a bike tool and bike tire levers. - SheShreds is a "no drop group" and we will help you as much as possible if you have a mechanical issue. It is good practice to be self-sufficient.

  • Clips are not ideal for our lesson format. Flat pedals are strongly recommended.

  • Gloves and glasses are highly recommended for protecting your hands and your eyes.

  • Chamois (bike underwear) is also a highly highly highly recommended investment. 

WINTER

  • In addition to all of the above, it is recommended to wear weather appropriate clothing. Baselayers, ski socks, layers that breathe. Dress for being active, not for the parking lot/standing around. 

  • Gloves with fingers (not mittens) are recommended to operate the bike (brakes, gear shifters).

  • Ski goggles are preferred over sunglasses by some folks

  • A thermos of tea is also highly underrated!

LIGHTS

If you are riding at dawn/dusk or at night, lights become a necessity. This is our recommendations: 

 

Rear light

Helmet light

Handlear light​

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