Weekly Update: March 21-27


We had a great couple of rides this past weekend and, although it may not look like it outside right now, the weather should be shaping up nicely for next weekend too.

This  upcoming Saturday we will be doing a recon of the prospective 2016 Velocity Stage Race (VSR) Course. Please note that shorter ride will NOT depart from Colchester, but will meet up with the longer ride in Androssan. Sunday’s ride will depart from the Acheson Truck Stop.

Also, note that we have created a Club Rides page. This page is intended to give current and prospective members an idea of what type of events and rides the Velocity Cycling Club does on a regular basis.

Saturday, March 26: Longer Route (115km)

**This ride will meet up with riders that have opted for the shorter route at the Androssan Memorial Hall (26km from ride start) at approximately 12:15pm.**

Start Time: 11:30am

Ride Start Location: Colchester School

Ride Plan: 3.5-4 (115km) hours steady that will include a recon of the prospective 2016 VSR course. The ride may include a couple of (optional) 5-10 minute race simulation efforts as we head home on 530.

Route MapLong Route (115km)

Saturday, March 26: Shorter Route (65km)

**This ride will join up with riders who have opted to ride the longer route. Please note that the departure is only an estimate because it is impossible to say exactly how long it will take the longer group to reach Androssan.**

Start Time: Please be ready to ride by 12:15pm

Ride Start Location: Androssan Memorial Hall 

Ride Plan: 2-2.5 hours (65km) hours steady that will recon the prospective 2016 VSR Course.

Route Map: Shorter Route (65km)

Sunday, March 27: Road Ride

Start Time: 12:00pm

Ride Start Location: Acheson Truck Stop 

Ride Plan: 3-3.5 (100km) hours steady with a shorter (70km, 2-2.5 hour) option available. Midway through the ride we will split off into groups to do some echelon work.

Route Maps: Long Route (95km), Short Route (66km)


  • Our Calendar is always up to date, however changing conditions may require a last minute update or cancellation 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.

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