What a way to go out!

Thanks for coming and sending off the season with a spectacular evening of racing. Sad it has ended, but at least on such a High Note.
98 Riders, 11 Half trackers. Crazy fun and excitement.
Pros, Former Pros, Upcoming Pros and Fast riders all came out to put their skill and speed to test here in paradise.
Who could have asked for a better Tuesday Night! With a crystal clear sky and ever glowing moonlight.

Our BIg Enchilada for the evening was our Club Coach Nate Berkheimer. You could here the crowd cheering NATE. He showed the riders what it truly means to rail corner 3 hard, just as he has coached them all so many times this season. With that rail, he slid in beside Manny, and made a run for the white line. Monroe Hutton on the gas, made a hardcharging effort down 4th to pass Manny at the line. Great night of racing in the Super 'X' 20 class.
Cruiser guys are getting faster and faster, and tonight Rory Ennis was on fire, going line to line, beating out a determined Grant, in the Cruiser 'A' main.
Mike Merriman continues his new found win streak, improved confidence and skill, and grabs the 'B' cruiser main title. Mike put his monday night coached jump skills to test, jumping the second straight table, and pretty sure we heard him cheer as he did so. Laurie worked her magic and skills in the Womens cruiser class, scaring Tony Lyons, each time she jumped the 2nd straight table. She has it dialed in nicely now and is having alot of fun on her bike.

Summer MacMullen grabbed her win in the 9 Boys Novice class, showing her determination and progression is paying off for her.
Thomas Way, Kaelyn Coles Lyster and Everett Brisbin had some nice runs around the Track, Thomas edged out Kaelyn each race, but she has proven time and time again, never discount the power, strength and ferocity of a girl. 
These 2 girls, and many other men and women, boy and girl riders, have all benefitted from Lauries encouragment and riding tips this season.

Big Congratulations to Declan Bittel on his move to Expert.
We know we have a few more riders, ready to move up to Intermediate at Abbotsford Indoor now as well.
Speaking of Indoor. The Abby Indoor Build Date is November 9th. Typical practice schedule is Tuesday to Thursday 5 to 9, with racing Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings.

Please consider volunteering at Ridge next season for a position on the executive board or as a volunteer at the track during a race or practice. Volunteers are the backbone of the club, and trully allow us to be able to host these fantastic evenings. 
BIG THANK YOU to all our volunteers in 2015!

Next Season gets under way the beginning of April 2016. Stay in touch on Facebook or the website. Please watch for work party details The first work parties of the season will be March 2016.

Remember to mark the date, if you signed up for the Year End party.
Sunday October 18, 2015
12:00 to 1:45pm swim
2:00 to 4:00 pm Meal and awards
Poirier Sport & Leisure Centre, Coquitlam
Centennial Room, Poirier Community Centre (same pool and room as last year)

Good luck to all the local riders racing at the Chilliwack Grand Nationals this weekend. Riders Ready......

Last race of our Season - September 29th

We are hosting our final 2015 race at RIDGE tonight September 29th.

You may pre-register via the Facebook Events page, or call the hotline @ 604-878-1193 .

Moto Shed will be open 5:30 to 6:30pm for Registration

Track open to practice at 5:30pm

3rd and 4th Straight closed at 6:30 for Half tracker Practice Only

Half trackers please stay off the track until 6:30pm.

Riders List posted 6:40pm - PLEASE check for Corrections. Ensure your age, name, class and plate number are correct.

Half Tracker racing 6:50pm (Please only one parent or older sibling on the track per rider for safety)

Motos posted 6:55pm

Full track Racing 7:00pm


Unfortunately we need to draw a hard line on this rule so we can start our races on time and make sure everyone is accounted for!!

During a race, should your rider crash, please remain OFF the track and let our Track officials and First Aid, take care of the rider. IF necessary we will call the parent / spouse / sibling to the track to help with the rider. This is for the safety of everyone on the track.

We are always looking for volunteers during practice and race nights and as an incentive we offer your rider a free race.

We can use help in staging, finish line, gate operator, concession, pre-race set-up / teardown, First-Aid, 50/50 sales, announcing and many other areas. 

Please consider helping us out so we can put together an excellent night of racing. Sign-up at the Moto-Shed on the whiteboard. No special experience necessary. Without volunteers we can't race.

See you at the Track.

Coaching 5 to 7pm, Open gate 7 to 8!

Alright, last coaching and practice Monday night of the 2015 outdoor season. So, with that, we had so much fun in last weeks combined coaching session, we are doing it again tonight.
All ages and skill levels coaching 5 to 7pm tonight.
Open Gate practice 7 to 8pm.

See you here!

We had 99 riders and missing everyone!

September 22nd was a Great Fall Night out at Ridge Meadows BMX. We couldn't have asked for a much better evening, well maybe a little warmer.
99 Riders and 11 Half Trackers out to enjoy the crisp evening under the lights. So great to see all of our friends catching the last few races of the season.

With one of our biggest cruiser turnouts of the season, we had 23 guys going all out just to make it to the Semi-Main. The power and speed put down by the young guns was impressive to say the least. Youngest of them all, Zach Frier edged out hard charging Monroe Hutton and Jason Adams.
JP Baron brought out his new Purple Princess and cruised on over the line. Seems the shorter geometry works well for him.
Mike Merriman took the win in the Cruiser 'C' main taking his redline from line to line.
Laurie Harding continued on her No mercy streak, showing all the young and upcoming girls how to get it done.
Our 6 Novice male class was like a swarm of bees working around the track. It was anyones guess who could take the win for the night but Blake Kendall grabbed the Main win from Connor Brisbin and Ashton Kuperis. This will continue to be a fun group to watch as they age and class up.
Natasha Miller and grace Gulechyn continue to run the line in their respective classes. Great job out there all of you girls. You are showing the boys you can compete with them anyday.

Thank you to all of tonights volunteers. You are the Backbone to the club. We appreciate each and everyone of you.
Thank you for your patience as we held our 2015 AGM last Night.
We present your new 2015/2016 Executive
JP Baron - President
Rob Elliott - Vice President
Grant Brereton-Stiles - Track Director
Tim Lawrence - Track Operator
Christine Baron and Jody MacMullen - Concession
Sandy Brereton-Stiles and Amber Nyholm - Registrar
Tim Keeping - Treasurer
vacant - Promotions
vacant - Awards

Bruce James / Jason McCormick - Announcer
Laara Horstman / Julie Morse-Elliott - First Aid

Please consider volunteering during the season or aiding the executive in their positions. We all make the club what we want it to be. 

See you all Monday, September 28th for our last coaching and practice session of the season.

Coaching and Practice 5 to 7pm

With many of the local Inter and Expert Riders competing down in Richland , Washington this past weekend, we expect a low turnout at 5pm.
Therefore, we are going to open Coaching to ALL Riders from 5 to 7pm tonight. Open gate practice 7 to 8pm.
See you here!

September 15th cooldown

Another awesome evening of racing at Ridge!
Missing a few of our regulars as the nights cool down and the riders head to bed early, but no one told the half trackers that.
We had 19 little runners out tearing up the track. They all worked hard to grab their candy bags. 86 Full track riders came out after our Amazing BC Cup races on the weekend.
Some were still in full on battle mode in a few classes was nuts. 9 Intermediate, 6 novice, 12 Expert, 11 Intermediate, those guys were all running full out intensity, sweeping each other in corners.
The mens Cruiser class never fails to excite, as they bump and grind their way around the obstacles. Unfortunately we lost new first time dad racer Joel Gormley in the 2nd corner of moto 2. Heal up soon Joel, you should be ready for battle again in 6 to 8 weeks. 
We also send some healing vibes out to Christine Baron. She is feeling the effects of Sundays cruiser crash. The ladies were battling hard to earn their plates and unfortunately Christine took a spill coming off the step up out of corner 1.

With all the commotion last night we forgot to acknowledge one of our rider move ups. Declan Bittel is the newest Ridge Expert. Declan has worked very hard. Congratulations Declan. We won't forget to get you your medal next week! Promise.

Next Monday's coaching and practice session will be the last one with club coach Mischa Partridge. Mischa is moving to Ontario to reside and train with the National Track team as they make a run at qualifying and competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Please come out and wish him well in his future success. 

Tuesday September 22nd. weather pending, we will be hosting our AGM during the race break. All director positions are up for nomination. Please consider joining the board to shape the future of this awesome place we call Ridge Meadows BMX. Share the position with one or 2 friends if you like.

Good luck to all the local riders heading to Richland, Washington this weekend.


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