• 9 Jun 2022
    • 6:15 PM
    • 19 Jul 2022
    • 7:30 PM
    • Skyview Middle School
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Registration opens April 1st, 2022 at 6:00 am!

    MISSION
    Developing lifelong cyclists while building self-confidence, having fun, and playing outdoors.

    GOALS
    Demonstrate improved bike handling and safe trail riding skills while gaining self-confidence
    Practice proper trail etiquette and stewardship
    Develop a love of physical fitness through the lifelong activity of cycling
    Value a connection to nature by exploring outdoors
    Create riding comradery, friendships and fond memories while having FUN!

    ELIGIBILITY
    Open to youth ages 8 - 16 years old who are proficient in basic road/sidewalk bicycle riding skills. (Must be turning 8 in 2022.) Previous mountain biking experience is NOT required.

    REGISTRATION
    Registration opens April 1 and will remain open until 80 riders have registered, or until April 15, whichever comes first.

    LESSON DATES
    • June 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 & 30
    • July 5, 12 & 19
    • Lessons are from 6:15-7:30pm and start at the Bike Shack beside the Skyview Middle School Hockey Rink.

    FEES
    $75.00 per biker for all 10 lessons. Additionally, each biker must be covered under a Tsalteshi Trails membership, either individually as a student ($20) or as part of a family membership ($120). Membership forms are available online at www.tsalteshi.org. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. If you are interested, please follow the instructions during the registration process.

    (The fee covers TTA liability insurance, trail maintenance, safety equipment, lesson equipment, use of basic bike repair equipment, use of the Bike Shack, Port-A-Potty rental fees, and a bear bell & a helmet medical info carrier.)

    REQUIRED EQUIPMENT NOT COVERED BY THE PROGRAM
    • A reliable bike with hand brakes and gears
    • Bike safety check form completed and turned in prior to the first lesson
    • Proper fitting bike helmet
    • Closed-toed shoes with laces or velcro - NO slip-ons or sandals
    • Water bottle or hydration pack
    • Bear bell (1 per rider provided by program)
    • Medical emergency helmet label (1 per rider provided by the program)
    • Extra inner-tube
    • Windbreaker / raincoat
    • Smile

    RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT NOT COVERED BY THE PROGRAM
    • Bike gloves
    • Protective eyewear
    • Bug spray

    REFUNDS
    • TTA Membership-NO REFUND
    • Program/Lesson fees-NO REFUND

    CODE OF CONDUCT
    Each biker and their parent will sign the code of conduct prior to participating in the program.

    TTA RELEASE
    A Tsalteshi Trails Association release form will be signed by the parent prior to participating in the program.

    PARENT PARTICIPATION
    All parents are asked to attend the first lesson on Thursday, June 9th to assist during the ability assessment ride. During lesson times, parents will NOT ride with their child's ability group.
    Please contact tsalteshisprockets@gmail.com, if you are interested in volunteer opportunities.

    BIKE MAINTENANCE
    The mandatory bike safety check form must be completed and turned in prior to parent night. Bikers are expected to come to every lesson with a well-functioning and maintained bike.

    LESSON START TIMES
    Lessons start promptly at 6:15 pm! Plan to arrive 15 minutes early to go through your bike safety check, locate your group and receive any necessary instructions before lessons begin.

    Tsalteshi Sprockets will not be responsible for bikers who arrive late for lessons. Youth will not be allowed to bike alone searching for their group. If you are going to be late, plan to ride with your child or miss the lesson.

    PRE-RIDE REQUIREMENTS
    Bikers should be hydrated, urinated, well-nourished, and dressed for conditions.

    BICYCLE HELMETS
    EVERYONE must wear a bicycle helmet.  This includes parking lots, lesson staging areas, and before and after lessons.  If you are on a bike, you have on a helmet!

    WEATHER
    Unless serious weather or trail conditions are present that would be unsafe, bikers should plan on riding in all conditions. Bikers should come dressed accordingly. If you feel your child will not enjoy riding in a particular weather condition, please take that into consideration before sending them out with the group.

    CURRICULUM
    Skills, Drills & Fun. Each lesson will include a warm-up period, a skill/drill in technique, a game, and exploration of the trails on two wheels. All bikers will be assigned to small groups based on their riding ability. Movement between groups may occur based on progress and coaches' recommendations. Sprockets lessons DO NOT include racing. Our insurance prohibits racing. TTA offers many opportunities to race.

    COACHES
    Each group will have one coach and one assistant coach with no more than eight youth bikers. Each head coach will have a background check prior to the first lesson. All coaches will carry a coach’s safety kit, which will include a cell phone, bear spray, first aid kit, trail treats, etc.

    BIKE SHACK
    The Bike Shack located next to the Skyview Middle School hockey rink will be our home base. An adult will be assigned to Bike Shack duty during each lesson. In the event a biker is injured or for any unforeseen reasons can no longer ride with their group, the biker will be escorted back to the Bike Shack and a parent will be contacted if necessary.

    Tsalteshi Sprockets is affiliated with the Tsalteshi Trails Association and is run by a committee that oversees the program. For more information, e-mail tsalteshisprockets@gmail.com.

    • 10 Jun 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Wolverine Trailhead
    • 39
    Register
    Only 50 runner slots available!

    The Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra is the first sanctioned Backyard Ultra in Alaska. Competitors run a 4.167-mile loop an hour, every hour around the clock, for as many laps as they can complete. The last person to complete the loop in an hour is the winner.

    The winner of the Tsalteshi Backyard Ultra receives a Bronze Ticket, which entitles them entry to the regional Tartarus Backyard Ultra in Spokane, WA, on July 30. The winner of that race gets a Silver Ticket and proceeds to a national race.

    More information on Backyard Ultras: https://backyardultra.com

    Entry:

    $75.00, which includes a T-shirt. 

    Rules:

    • Participants must start the loop at the top of the hour (no late starts)
    • Except for restrooms, competitors may not leave the course until each loop is completed.
    • Whatever time is left in the hour after completing a loop may be used for rest, eating and drinking, etc. 
    • No non-competitors on the course.
    • No personal aid on the course.
    • No artificial aids (including trekking poles).
    Course, tents, parking, etc.:
    • The course loop begins and ends at the Wolverine Trailhead on Kaliforsnky Beach Road. The same loop will be used day and night. The course is not lighted at night — welcome to the land of the midnight sun!
    • Runners should provide their own aid; however, water and first aid stations will be provided at the trailhead.
    • Support crews are allowed (but not required) at the trailhead. No support is allowed on the course.
    • Outhouse facilities will be provided at the trailhead.
    • Event parking is across K-Beach Road at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex. There will be a drop-off lane at the trailhead but all participants and spectators must park across the street.
    • Each participant may set up a tent (up to 10x10) at the trailhead.
    • There is no electricity at the trailhead. Bring a gas grill or stove if you wish to cook.
    • There is no water at the trailhead. Cups of water will be provided for runners at the trailhead but plan to bring your own water for cooking, refilling bottles, etc.


Past events

20 Feb 2022 2022 Tour of Tsalteshi
13 Feb 2022 Ski For Women 2022
11 Feb 2022 Region III Championships, high school skiing
15 Jan 2022 Besh Cup series, races 3 & 4
17 Dec 2021 Candy Cane Scramble, high school ski race
11 Dec 2021 High school ski race
10 Dec 2021 High school ski race
6 Nov 2021 Youth Ski / Ski Rental 2022
6 Nov 2021 2022 Youth Ski Registration For 6 - 12 year olds
6 Nov 2021 2022 Youth Ski Vole Program 3 - 5 Year olds
11 Sep 2021 Tsalteshi Gauntlet 2021
17 Jul 2021 Rotary/TTA - Unity Run
8 Jul 2021 Soldotna Cycle Series 2021
8 Jun 2021 2021 Youth Bike Registration for 8 - 16 year olds
21 Feb 2021 2021 Tour of Tsalteshi
20 Feb 2021 High School Borough Meet
7 Feb 2021 Ski For Women 2021
6 Feb 2021 Kenai Invite High School Meet
23 Jan 2021 SOHI Invite High School Meet
5 Jan 2021 Youth Ski Session
7 Nov 2020 2021 Youth Ski Registration For 6 - 12 year olds
7 Nov 2020 2021 Youth Ski Vole Program 4 - 5 Year olds
7 Nov 2020 Youth Ski / Ski Rental 2021
25 Oct 2020 2020 Spook Night Trick or Treat Trail
19 Sep 2020 MTB for Women Festival
2 Jul 2020 Cycling Alternative Calendar 2020
8 Jun 2020 2020 Summer Ski Training Program (Students Only)
3 May 2020 May Cross 2020 (pending)
16 Feb 2020 2020 Tour of Tsalteshi
2 Feb 2020 Ski For Women 2020
26 Jan 2020 Freezer Food Series - Race 12
19 Jan 2020 Freezer Food Series - Race 11
12 Jan 2020 Freezer Food Series - Race 10
5 Jan 2020 Freezer Food Series - Race 9
8 Dec 2019 Freezer Food Series - Race 5
7 Dec 2019 Black Stone Axe Ridge Warm Up Rally
24 Nov 2019 Freezer Food Series - Race 4
17 Nov 2019 Freezer Food Series - Race 3
10 Nov 2019 Freezer Food Series - Race 2
3 Nov 2019 Freezer Food Series - Race 1
27 Oct 2019 2019 Spook Night Trick or Treat Trail
19 Oct 2019 2019 Cyclocross State Championships (Polar Vortex)
12 Sep 2019 Chainwreck Cyclocross Series 2019
7 Sep 2019 The Tsalteshi Gauntlet 2019
20 Jul 2019 Rotary/TTA - Unity Run
27 Jun 2019 Soldotna Cycle Series 2019
4 Jun 2019 Youth Bike Registration for 8 - 16 year olds
5 May 2019 May Cross 2019
21 Apr 2019 Cancelled - Choose Your Weapon 2019
24 Feb 2019 2019 Freezer Food Series Triathlon
17 Feb 2019 2019 Tour of Tsalteshi
10 Feb 2019 Freezer Food Series - Race 12
27 Jan 2019 Freezer Food Series - Race 10
20 Jan 2019 Freezer Food Series - Race 9
19 Jan 2019 2019 Besh Cup Races
13 Jan 2019 Freezer Food Series - Race 8
6 Jan 2019 Freezer Food Series - Race 7
30 Dec 2018 Freezer Food Series - Race 6
23 Dec 2018 Freezer Food Series - Race 5
16 Dec 2018 Freezer Food Series - Race 4
9 Dec 2018 Freezer Food Series - Race 3
2 Dec 2018 Freezer Food Series - Race 2
25 Nov 2018 Freezer Food Series - Race 1
10 Nov 2018 2019 Youth Ski Vole Program 3 - 5 Year olds
10 Nov 2018 2019 Youth Ski Registration For 6 - 12 year olds
10 Nov 2018 Youth Ski / Ski Rental 2019
28 Oct 2018 2018 Spook Night Trick or Treat Trail
20 Oct 2018 2018 Polar Vortex Cyclocross Race
13 Sep 2018 Chainwreck Cyclocross Series
8 Sep 2018 The Tsalteshi Gauntlet
15 Aug 2018 Fountain of Youth
21 Jul 2018 Rotary/TTA - Unity Run
12 Jul 2018 Soldotna Cycle Series
12 Jun 2018 Youth Bike Registration for 8 - 16 year olds
10 Jun 2018 Tri-the-Kenai
5 Jun 2018 Tsalteshi Sprockets Parent Meeting
28 May 2018 Mouth to Mouth 2018
26 May 2018 The Caveman Canter Barefoot 5K (shoes optional)
6 May 2018 May Cross
15 Apr 2018 Choose Your Weapon
10 Nov 2017 Youth Ski / Ski Rental
29 Oct 2017 Spook Night Trick or Treat Trail
29 Oct 2017 Spook Night Zombie 5k
21 Oct 2017 Polar Vortex Cyclocross Race
15 Jul 2017 Rotary Unity Run - Family
15 Jul 2017 Rotary Unity Run - Individual
11 Jun 2017 Snippet Loppet