Advanced Mountain Biking-Sumas Mountain June 21, 2022

The last trip of the Outdoor Education calendar saw a group of small but determined students head out to Sumas Mountain for an afternoon ride on Squid Line. This trip was rescheduled from the previous Thursday due to a poor weather forecast (which ended up being glorious sunshine much to Mr. Rahe’s chagrin). The new trip saw questionable weather conditions in the form of light rain, but that did not serve to dampen the mood of the participants. The trip started in interesting fashion as Mr. Rahe broke his chain before the group had hardly left the parking lot. This resulted in a bike shuffle and unfortunately an end to the trip for Mrs. Wiebe who graciously sacrificed her spot on the trip to allow Mr. Rahe to punish himself on the mountain. After a strenuous 4km+ climb (for the novice bikers in the group) the plan to tackle Squid Line was brought to fruition. While this trail is easy by the standards of people who mountain bike regularly, it did present some challenges in the form of drops and technical turns. While Liam and Evan displayed their quality throughout the trip, bombing down the trails and gapping jumps, Mr. Rahe and Kentaro got the full experience and safely (for the most part) navigated their way down the mountain. Big thank you to Greg from the FVMBA and Mr. Wiebe who taught us some tricks and kept us safe on the mountain!  Outdoor Education students (and anyone else who wants to) leave a 100 word response below.


2 thoughts on “Advanced Mountain Biking-Sumas Mountain June 21, 2022

  1. Evan W.

    I think that this trip was good exposure for people who want to get into mountain biking, but don’t know what it’s like. While the conditions weren’t ideal, everyone pushed through with a great attitude, and I think everyone had a great time. The trail is a fairly hard one in terms of a physical workout, but everyone was more than up to the task. Mr. Rahe took an impressive tumble, but still popped up smiling. This trip was an excellent experience all-round, and I personally had a fun time.

  2. kentaro dennis

    This trip was pretty challenging and definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone. I’ve been on a bicycle before, but I’ve never done anything like the trail we went on! It was pretty scary at the start, but as I got the hang of it, I got more confident and started doing more. Thankfully, I didn’t fall at all, but I got close a few times. Thank you to Greg and Mr. Wiebe for teaching me, and also for letting me use their fancy bicycles!

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