SMR FAQ

How much does it cost to join the SMR club?


Individual - $155/person/season. Memberships Expire December 31st of each year. (Out of town rides/trips and races cost extra.) Family - FAMILY RATES! Take $10 off for each additional family member of the same household. More Family members = more savings! For example: Membership 1 - $155 Membership 2 - $145 Membership 3 - $135 Membership 4 - $125 (and so on) TOTAL Family of 4 = $560! That's $60 SAVINGS! Adult Chaperone - $45 (Youth Rides Only) This covers the insurance, and although you won't enjoy all the perks that members receive, we are sure you will pick up on some great riding techniques along the way, not to mention the joy of building into an up and coming bike community, watching some kids shred up some trail with sheer delight!! Bonus! SMR Club Membership Subsidy Program is available. Subsidy info and application here. Contact us about our 3 month payment plans.




What is included in the SMR Membership?


  • An Alberta Bicycle Association (ABA) General Membership*
  • SMR Swag
  • Access to all SMR Ride Programs (Rides, Races, Clinics, Camps)
  • Access to all SMR Mountain Trips (Additional Trip Costs apply.)
  • 1 Savy Cycle Service 'Fast Pass' (Skip the line up!)
  • Access to Savy Cycle Bike Maintenance Clinics
  • 10% Off of Savy Cycle Accessories and Parts! (Some exclusions may apply)
*ABA MEMBERSHIP is only required once/person/year. (If you are a member of another ABA Club but want to participate in SMR Programs the Membership is $110)




Can I try out the club without commiting?


Absolutely! Anyone is welcome to try our club out 1 time before you decide if it is the right fit for you or your family! (Signed consent forms are still required for anyone riding with us regardless if you become a member or not.)




What if I can't make it to a ride or event?


No problem! Pick and choose what you would like to be a part of! Once you register we will get you signed up with Teamsnap and we will keep one another in the loop!




Do you have a club membership subsidy program?


Glad you asked! Yes we do. We have set aside a limited amount of funding to help those who otherwise wouldn't be able to participate in our club due to finances. Applications are reviewed and subsidies given based on the following criteria. - Available subsidy funds. - The expressed need. - A completed application from each applicant. Feel free to contact us for more information. The SMR Club Membership Subsidy Application can be found here.




Do you offer any discounts for your club membership?


Yes. Check out these ways you can reduce the cost of your membership! Contact us for more info!!

  • Find a friend to JOIN the club! (Invite a friend who has not been a part of the club before (Don't forget they can try the club 1 time before committing) If they join the club You will get $10 Off your membership!
  • Volunteer on a regular basis as a ride leader for a discounted membership. (Discount rate depends on commitment level)!
  • Family Discount Rate! Take $10 off for each additional family member. More Family = members more savings! (ie. Membership 1 - $155, Membership 2 - $145, Membership 3 - $135, Membership 4 - $125 and so on!) Family of 4 is $560! That's $60 SAVINGS!




What methods of payment do you accept?


1. E-Transfer to stokoedee@gmail.com. (Please include SMR and the name of the registrant in the Note). 2. Cash. 3. Cheque made out to "Savy Mountain Riders Bike Club". 4. 2 or 3 month payment plans are available. Please contact us for more info.




What are your Coach's qualifications?


Our coaching qualifications vary. Some coaches are working on or have completed their NCCP Coaching certificates as well as PMBI Instructor certification. The SMR club aims to be able to provide our members with excellent coaching by providing subsidies for our coaches towards quality training as opportunities come up and funding is available.
In addition and for the safety of our club members our coaches are required to have First Aid training. All of the coaches that work with minors are required to clear a vulnerability/background police check.




What is your SMR Trip cancellation policy?


  • ALL cancellations are subject to a $10 cancellation fee.
  • Up to 120 hours (5 Days) in advance receive a full refund (cancellation fee applies)
  • Less than 120 hours (5 Days) in advance receive 50% refund (cancellation fee applies)
  • Less than 72 hours in advance are not eligible for a refund.
  • If weather wreaks havoc on our plans SMR will try our best to cancel any accommodations in time for a full refund. But we can not guarantee 100% refund. Refunds will be given on a case by case basis.




What do I need to bring on a ride?


  • Your bike in good working condition
  • Helmet (Required for ALL riders)
  • Biking gloves (Highly recommended)
  • Water bottle or Hydration pack
  • Spare tube
  • Sunglasses/Eyewear for protection
  • Sunscreen/Bug Spray
  • Closed Footwear (No sandals)
  • Athletic Riding Clothing (Consider Shorts or pants snug around the ankles)
  • Be sure to bring appropriate clothing so that you’re as dry, warm, and as comfortable as possible. Our rides are occasionally cancelled due to weather.
SMR uses Teamsnap to communicate with the group of any changes in the schedule/location etc.