The 2016 Roger’s Harvest Ride is just around the corner! This year the ride will be taking place on September 25, 2016 and, as always, is an excellent opportunity for Edmonton cyclists to enjoy the fellowship of the cycling community and the stunning autumn colours that bless us here in the Edmonton region. Continue reading
Team Pursuit at the VCC Track Day last Saturday
So so much to talk about this week! Not only did we field three stellar teams at the Team Time Trial Provincial Championships (results still unknown), but we also hosted our first ever Velocity Track Day.
On that note, tonight is your last chance to head to beginner track night. Even if you haven’t had a chance to make on all summer, why not go now? Especially considering that the Edmonton International Track Championships are happening on September 11!. Registration closes soon (if you want a great T-Shirt, that is), so sign up on the Google Document here.
Oh, and last but certainly not least, #CROSSISHERE! Finally. The wait is over. The people rejoicing. The children singing. After month of pretending of sadness and weeping, the greatest cycling discipline on earth has again turned her loving, albeit slightly mud splattered, face upon us. But don’t take my word for it – I’m admittedly slightly biased – instead come out on Wednesday for the first Midweek Race, Thursday for our first CX Skills night, or to Okotoks this weekend! What’s the CX Skills ride? Just like the CX Endurance rides we’ll meet at Velocity Cycle at 6:30, but instead of doing an endurance workout we’ll focus on specific cyclocross skills. See below for all the details.
Fall is here? It’s still August, but it’s feeling very much like summer is coming to a close. That might sounds sad, but it’s actually pretty great news. Not only is ‘cross nearly upon us, we also have a number of great events including Roger’s Harvest Ride, the Tour of Alberta Velothon, and the DV100. If you sign up for the Velothon, be sure to use team code ‘MVDH’ be a part of the Velocity Cycling Club team!
On top of that, we’re forgoing our regular Saturday ride to spend some time playing on the track! We’ve booked the Argyll Velodrome from 11-3 and have plenty of track bikes for everyone to use. This will be open to riders of all experience levels, so mark you’re calendars! Full announcement to follow.
It looks like we’ll be able to field a couple of great Velocity Team’s for the Team Time Trial Provincial Championships on August 28! Just a reminder that we have a TTT practice session for August 25th (Thursday) at 6:30pm from the Strathcona Olympiette Centre. It’s not mandatory, but it’ll give us a great opportunity to practice together and go those few seconds faster.
Lastly, don’t forget about our Wednesday and Saturday women’s rides! Check below for all the details.
It’s the return of the Airport Fondo!
The idea is to circumnavigate Edmonton and touch on or pass by several local airstrips. These include Cooking Lake, Twin Island Lake, Josephburg, Namao, Villeneuve and Parkland airports. The entire ride is around 230 km if you choose to do the whole thing, but if you want to do less take a look at our Rendezvous Table below to modify your ride as you see fit. The ride is generally unsupported however we make regular stops along the way to replenish water and food.
The Alberta Bicycle Association is having a casino fundraiser on August 18 and 19 (that’s Thu/Fri this week!) and is still in need of volunteers. A large portion of their funding comes from this event, so if there was a time to help out and show your appreciation, it’s probably now.
Learn more about the available positions here: https://www.volunteersignup.org/7PJM9
Cycle-Smart ‘Cross Camp is quickly approaching on August 20-21 and there are still a few spots left! For Velocity Members (must be a member as of August 9,2016), this event will be eligible under their race entry fee refund (spending limit still applies).
There is still time to sign up for the Velocity Team for the Team Time Trial Provincial Championships on August 28. Please do so by tomorrow (Tuesday, August 15). We have 7 people signed up to race, who wants to be that 8th so we can field two full teams?! The TTT practice session have been moved to August 17 (Wednesday) and 25th (Thursday) at 6:30pm from the Strathcona Olympiette Centre. Why are the rides when they are? In an attempt to cater to people doing EMCC Wednesday Racing or Track League, this was the best solution for people who are racing those events make at least one of the training sessions.
Lastly, we had our first women’s group ride this Wednesday and Saturday and there are plenty more to follow. Check below for all the details.