Zwift Group Rides

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Is all the cold weather getting you down? Don’t fear because Zwift is here and seems to be catching on in a big way! For those of you that don’t know about Zwift, it’s a virtual reality training tool that let’s you interact with other riders while you do your indoor training. For more about it, click here.

If you’d like other Velocity Members (or other friends) to attend the same group ride or races are you on Zwift, you can do so by accessing our “Velocity Cycling Club Zwift” Google Group. From there you can see what rides other members are attending or choose to plan your own ride! All you have to do is apply to join the Google Group, we’ll accept your application, and you’ll have access.

For example, tonight a few members are planning on doing the “Wild Rock Outfitters Race and Ride” at 6pm MST.

Please join the Google Group for more information.

Weekly Update: December 5-11

 

It’s officially winter. Maybe you thought we were going to get off easy this year, but nope, it’s cold and it’s snowy!

Fortunately for you, we have a full range of winter rides to keep you sweating in the cold and keep you from getting the Christmas belly! We’re also working on getting out XC ski nights up and running – stay posted for more details!

 


Day by Day Schedule


Monday, November 28: Redbike Casual Paced Winter Ride

Please note that this is not a Velocity Cycling Club ride and while we will do our best to update you on the ride status please refer to RedBike communication for the final say. 

Start Location: Rosso Pizzaria

Start Time: Meet at 6:15pm, leave 6:30pm

Details: From the Redbike website: “This is intended to be a fun trail ride for all levels of mountain biking with a “no drop” rule, but you are required to have some basic cycling skills since we will be riding as much technical singletrack as we can find.  While the group leaders will be carrying extra equipment, we would recommend that each rider be self sufficient.”


Wednesday, November 30: Indoor Workout at Aerobic Power

Our weekly indoor training sessions at Aerobic Power. Even though all of the spots for the entire winter are already spoken for, you may still be able to attend by finding a sport on our swap board. Please follow the link for more details. 

Start Location: Aerobic Power (Performance 104 Gym – 7121 104th Street)

Start Time: 7:30 – 9pm

Details: An indoor workout at Aerobic Power. Please see the link for more details.


Thursday, December 1: Redbike Faster Paced Fat Bike Ride

Please note that this is not a Velocity Cycling Club ride and while we will do our best to update you on the ride status please refer to RedBike communication for the final say. 

Start Location: Rosso Pizzaria

Start Time: Meet at 6:15pm, leave 6:30pm

Details: A 2 hours fat bike ride through Edmonton’s river valley. This will be a faster paced ride. For the beginner fat bike ride, please attend Monday evening. Please see the Redbike for more details.


Saturday, December 3: Velocity Casual Fatbike (or MTB) Ride

Please note that this ride is open to people who are not Velocity Cycling Club members and, as a result, is not covered under the ABA insurance. By attending this ride, you acknowledge the risk associated. 

Start Location: Wild Earth Bakery at the Zoo (13315 Buena Vista Rd NW)

Start Time: Leave at 10:30 am. Coffee post ride

Details: The purpose of this ride will to offer a non-technical (re: non-singletrack) fatbike ride for those of us who don’t want to ride on technical mountain bike trails. If you don’t have a fat bike, no problem! You are more than welcome to ride your mountain bike on these rides.


Sunday, December 4: Redbike Sunday Interclub Ride

Please note that this is not a Velocity Cycling Club ride and while we will do our best to update you on the ride status please refer to RedBike communication for the final say. 

Start Location: Rosso Pizzaria

Start Time: Leave at 11:00 am

Details: A 2-3 hours fat bike ride through Edmonton’s river valley. Please see the Redbike for more details.


Notes

  • Our Calendar is always up to date, however changing conditions may require a last minute update or cancellation,.n which will be announced on Twitter. Watch the @VelocityBikeAB Twitter feed for any last minute changes or cancellations. This feed is also shown on the main page of the website.
  • We are insured by the the Alberta Bicycle Association who requires all riders on any scheduled club group ride be a member of the club. Please check out our Membership page for details and to learn about our trial membership.

Weekly Update: November 27-December 4

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Rejean winning the “Club Spirit Award”

A huge thank you to everyone who attended the AGM and Year-End Party last Friday! We had a great time. As a part of that, we also handed out a few awards to some deserving club members:

Most Improved Rider: Stewart Wyllie

Club Spirit Award: Rejean Lavoie 

Top Male Rider: Micah Medinski

Top Female Rider: Terra Manca

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Weekly Update: November 22-26

UPDATE: Midweek Winter Rides Added with RedBike

The weather may be chilly, but this week you have the AGM, Year End Party, and a Fat Bike Race to look forward to! Don’t forget to sign up for the AGM and Year End Party by tomorrow (Wednesday) at midnight.

On that winter training note, remember that our indoor training sessions at Aerobic Power will be starting on Wednesday, November 30th. Details to follow soon.

Also, it’s the time of the year to submit your race fee’s! If you are a First Claim member with Velocity Cycle and think you have some race fees that qualify for reimbursement, check here.

Update: After speaking to Redbike, we are welcome to join them on their Winter Fatbike Rides this season! See below for more details. 
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Year End Party and AGM

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Coming to you next week Friday (November 25)! Come celebrate our accomplishments from this season at the year-end party. There will be a catered dinner, a cash bar, and awards.

This year the event will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting. The AGM is great opportunity for you to become more involved in the club by voting for, nominating, or perhaps even becoming one of the Board Directors. On that note, please follow the link to learn how to nominate someone (or be nominated) for a position. Remember, you don’t need to attend the AGM to be nominated.

For all the details about both the AGM and Year End Party, follow the link! Please note that you must register on Zone4 by Wednesday, November 23 at Midnight.

Weekly Update: November 14-20

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The weather is finally (and sadly) looking like it will be becoming a little more seasonal. Depending on how thing shape up we MAY still have rides this weekend. Please keep an eye on our Twitter (@VelocityBikeAB) for updates on ride days.

On that winter training note, remember that our indoor training sessions at Aerobic Power will be starting on Wednesday, November 30th. Details to follow soon.

Also, it’s the time of the year to submit your race fee’s! If you are a First Claim member with Velocity Cycle and think you have some race fees that qualify for reimbursement, check here.

Finally, since it’s the end of our race year, we’re having a year end party and AGM! More details will be emerging soon, but right now, mark it on your calendar for Friday, November 25.
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