Breaking TrailCity: Saint John
A high school teacher, a lobster biologist and a bike trainer share their love of mountain biking and trail building to newcomers in the Fundy region.
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Episode 1 - ROAD TO TRAIL
Mountain bike instructor Sam Bosence meets up with road cyclist, Richard Mullin to teach mountain bike skill fundamentals in Saint John’s Rockwood Park. Sam demonstrates cycling approaches that are just a little different from those used by pavement-riders. Sam and Richard discuss what they like about the two different kinds of riding.
Episode 2 - TRAIL BLAZERS
Good mountain bike trails are usually the result of a lot of effort. Volunteer trail builders Emily Lennon and Patrick Graves of the Saint John Trail Miners talk about what trail stewardship is all about during a bring-the-family cleanup afternoon on a Saint John trail. Women’s riding group The Queens of Carnage takes part and a newcomer reflects on what she has learned and loves about building the trails she and her daughters ride on.
Episode 3 - OUTRIDE
When mountain biker and middle school art teacher Suzanne Moore learns of a mountain bike phys-ed program for kids – which might come with 25 free bikes – she dives in deep to the application process. Outride is a non profit that promotes kid’s health through riding. And her school is one of only three schools in all of Canada to be awarded the program called Riding for Focus. Bicycle manufacturer Specialized steps up and donates 25 bikes to a group of happy and grateful middle school.
Episode 4 - TRAIL FRIENDS
It is a morning of laughs, skills and spills when three friends and hard working women clear their schedules to do what they love best on their home trails in Rockwood Park.
Episode 5 - SNOW BIKING
MJ and Lydia show why winter biking has exploded in popularity, exploring the single track and woods roads of Charlotte County, a coastal region filled with beauty.
Episode 6 - CLUB RIDE
it’s International Women’s Mountain Biking Day and clubs from across southern New Brunswick meet up to ride. Contacts are made, new trails explored, and the community grows stronger by sharing the common denominator for the highest gear.