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Update: Shuswap riders make their mark at Salty Dog Enduro

About 100 volunteers help keep things rolling at Salmon Arm mountain bike event

Salmon Arm’s Salty Dog Enduro and Street Festival has been a Western Canadian classic for 20 years.

This is how Cory Wallace, Kona pro rider and overall winner of this year’s Salty Dog Enduro, described the event.

To fellow Enduro competitor and longtime organizer of the event, Tom Peasgood of Skookum Cycle and Ski, Wallace’s description is fitting.

“That was probably one of our best racer quotes from the weekend,” said Peasgood.

Organized this year by the Shuswap Cycling Club, the May 15 event at the South Canoe trails saw 430 riders in total compete in the six-hour Enduro and 3.5-hour U15 rides. Add to this participants in the Junior Salty Pups and Salty Pups events, family and supporters, and the approximately 100 volunteers who helped keep things rolling smoothly.

“It was a great day, it was great to see everybody out racing again, everybody loved the event,” said Peasgood, who thanked all the volunteers, including the community groups that supported the event, including the Shuswap Trail Alliance which made sure the trails were clear and ready for the Enduro.

Peasgood was also grateful for the riders of all ages who took part.

“We had a guy out there who was 66 years old. I chatted with him for a little bit and he said, ‘you know, I haven’t been here since 2015, 2016, and my only goal today was to match what I did last time and see if I could push myself to get there again,’” said Peasgood. “And he did and he was so excited at the end of the day. And that’s why they keep coming back.”

Wallace, of Jasper, Alta., took the top spot overall and in the Men Solo category with 10 laps and a time of 6:17:47.7. He was followed by Brendan Taylor of Valemount with nine laps in 6:09:46.3, and Mike Mercer of Calgary with nine laps and a time of 6:21:21.3.

Top rider in the Women Solo category was Jena Greaser of Fernie with eight laps and a time of 6:16:02.5, followed by Julia Stanislawski of Calgary with seven laps in 6:05:30.4 and Marisa Tosi of Calgary with seven laps and a time of 6:12:39.6.

Top local riders included:

Men Solo 15-29

• 2nd, Calvin Hepburn; 3rd, Andrew Nash.

Men Solo 40-49

• 11th, David Major; 15th, John White

Men Solo 50 and up

• 6th, Andrew Sellars; 11th, Greg Seed; 16th, Brad Littler; 17th, Dan Holmes; 19th, Steve Rodwell; 22nd, Ray Mills.

Womens Solo 15-29

• 1st, Leah Nash; 2nd, Aida Mills; 3rd, Emily Williams; 4th, Ella Mills.

Men Team 0-35

• 3rd, Ian Van Bergeyk and Lucas Hansen of Steve Fabro Fanclub; 5th, Callum Orchard, Jonathan Breugem of Orchard/Breugem.

Men Team 36-64

• 3rd, Finn Rodwell and Aidan Hepburn, Jedi Bikers.

Men Team 86-99

• 1st, Manuel Fehlmann (from the Shuswap) and Ryan Oliver, Sun Peaks; 4th, Dave Bartman and Brad Young of Just Be Deadly.

Men Team 100 and up

• 4th, Richard Lee English and Tom Peasgood of Skookum; 6th, Russ and Keith Hepburn, O Brother Where Art Thou; 7th, Brad Calkins and Eric Hyndman, Best Test I’ll Cycles.

Women Team 80 and up

• 1st, Alison Howatt and Laura Hepburn, Sweet n’ Salty; 3rd, Doris Mills and Monica Nelson, Salty Sisters.

Mixed Team 0-38

• 5th, Peyton Major and Max Calkins, Major Calkins

Mixed Team 39-70

• 2nd, Maggie Beckner and Isaac Lowenthal Walsh, The Vicious Tropical Hedgehogs; 6th, Nadya and Matt Henrie, Henries.

For full the full results of solo riders and teams, visit

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Lachlan Labere

About the Author: Lachlan Labere

Editor of the Salmon Arm Observer, Shuswap Market, and Eagle Valley News. I'm always looking for new and exciting ways to keep our readers informed and engaged.
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