Mountain Biking

About

This year’s mountain biking frosh is an ALL NEW OPTION that will be run out of the McGill Outdoors Club house in Prevost, QC. You will get the best of both worlds as we’ll be sleeping in real – yes real – beds, eating amazing food, AND enjoying the great outdoors! We will be biking on the trails in Val-David park, only a 20 minute drive away, chilling/listening to dope music in the House, and exploring the nearby swimming holes and hiking trails. No need to be an experienced mountain biker to come on this trip, as the trails in the park can accommodate different skill levels (flat for beginners and hills for the experienced/adventurous), and we’ll have enough leaders to run trails of different difficulty! You do, however, need to know how to ride a bike! Hope you chose to join us on this fun outdoor adventure!

Packing List

  • Clothes for three days of cycling and outdoor activities (Remember Frosh runs rain or shine and we’re outside all day so come prepared for the weather!)
  • Warm socks, mittens and a toque (warm hat!) in case it’s chilly at night
  • A waterproof jacket and pants
  • A swim suit for the lake
  • Your favourite sun hat
  • Running shoes or sneakers that you can bike and hike in
  • Comfy clothes for sleeping in tents and hanging out around a campfire
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bugspray
  • Personal toiletries and medication
  • A sturdy water bottle
  • Sleeping bags, tents, panniers, and bikes are included, but bring your own if you have them for comfort and convenience!

2019 Coords

Mckenzie

Trail Name – Kenzie (or Mack? idk you choose)

Degree – (graduated lol but if not I guess Arts U4?)

Experience

Trail biking around Gatineau Park

What song describes your soul?

Catch & Release by Matt Simons

If you could be any kind of tree, which one would you be and why?

I guess a Maple tree, and I don’t know, because I’m super Canadian and I love maple syrup?

Voted most likely to….

Get in trouble for talking too much (oops)

Facts

I’ve been to over 35 countries and never want to stop travelling!

I’m joining the Canadian Reserves to serve as a member of the Queen’s Guard (they do the changing of the guard on Parliament Hill)

 

2019 Leaders

Elias

Trail Name – Goat Legs

Degree – Chemistry U2

Experience

Was always into regular cycling, but I never lived near mountains. Started mountain biking while on exchange in Spain during high school, fell in love with it immediately. Still not the most experienced by a long shot, but biking up hills fuels my inner hatred for escalators.

What song describes your soul?

Seagulls! (Stop it Now)

If you could be any kind of tree, which one would you be and why?

One of them small mountain conifers. If I’m a tree and I can’t move, I want to at least have a good view.

Voted most likely to….

Steal flags off big buildings

Facts

My favorite camping food is cold baked beans from the can.

An icicle fell off a building and onto my head when I was a young lad. The icicle broke but so did my head.

I’m a chem major but I almost got permanently kicked out of chemistry class in 8th grade.