Weekly Update: June 6-12

 

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The Jasper Climbing Camp is nearly here!!! Today is the last day to sign-up, so don’t forget to do so on Zone4.

Of course, climbing camp on the weekend means that we won’t be having a club ride in Edmonton on Saturday or Sunday, but we will be having the rest of our regular rides throughout the week. One thing to note, we will not be having our Learn to Ride Clinics anymore BUT I would strongly encourage anyone who was doing the LTR clinics to come on out to our Urban Hills Night on Tuesday or, if you are up for a slightly longer workout, our TT/Threshold Night on Thursday.

Don’t forget that the Classic of Highlandia Criterium (run by former coach, Shaun Adamson) is quickly approaching and looking like it’ll be a lot of fun. They are looking for volunteers, so if you want to help them put this race on, you can sign up here!

Lastly, you should all start getting excited for the Mountain Bike Skills and Drills clinics that will be starting on June 21 and lead by Janet Liu!


Day by Day Schedule 


Monday, June 6: Beginner Track Night

Start Time: 5:30pm

Ride Start LocationArgyll Velodrome

Ride Plan: The perfect opportunity to try riding the track, no matter how inexperienced you are! Velocity Track Coach, Randy Murchison is second to none at helping new track riders get comfortable on the velodrome. Don’t have a track bike? No problem! Velocity has plenty of beautiful Marinoni track bikes for their members to borrow, just remember to bring your shoes, pedals, and helmet.


Monday, June 6: Track Skill Development 

Start Time: 6:30pm

Ride Start LocationArgyll Velodrome

Ride Plan: Monday’s beginner session will be followed by this later session where intermediate riders will be led through a skills and fitness workout. Whether you are a long time road racer or a complete beginner this nightsession not only provides great training, but in an absolute must for anyone hoping to race on the track. Please note that this session is run by the Argyll Velodrome Association and, while we will try our best to keep you updated, the Velocity Cycling Club is not responsible for the cancellations of AVA events.


UPDATED – Tuesday, June 7: Monthly Club Meeting

Start Time: 7:00pm

The June monthly club meeting will be held at Velocity Cycle and all members are welcome. Click here for more details.


Tuesday, June 7:  Track Elite Training 

Start Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Ride Start LocationArgyll Velodrome

Ride Plan: This training session is open to Velocity members. Riders should have some experience on the track to participate (if you don’t, try Monday’s beginner track night!). As the event is not run by the Velocity Cycling club, please refer to the Argyll Velodrome Association for updates and more information.


Tuesday, June 7: Urban Hills Night 

Start Time: 6:00pm for ride start.

Ride Start LocationDa Capo Caffe on Whyte. Come 15 minutes early if you want to enjoy a coffee or snack before we head out. We will end the ride at Rosso Pizzeria and you are more than welcome to stick around for a pizza post-ride!

Ride Plan: See the Urban Hills night description for more details.

UPDATED Route Map: It’s the same route, but now you have a map! If you are running late we will be at Cloverdale Hill at around 6:15.


Thursday, June 9: MTB Group Ride

Start Time: 6:30pm

Ride Start LocationVelocity Cycle

Ride Plan: (1.5-2 hours) MTB Ride geared toward intermediate riders (check here for more information).


Thursday, June 9: Track League 

Start Time: 6:00pm

LocationArgyll Velodrome

Ride Plan: Track League! Please note that this is NOT a Velocity Cycling Club event. Please refer to The Argyll Velodrome Association website for all the details. Please note that cancellations for Track events are typically decided decided 5 minutes before the event and events are occasionally postponed rather than cancelled to avoid inclement weather conditions. While we will try our best, the Velocity Cycling Club is not responsible for posting cancellations for AVA events.


Thursday, June 9: Road TT/Sweet Spot Workout 

Start Time: 6:00pm

Ride Start LocationColchester School

Ride Plan: 1.5-2 hour ride with 2-3 10-15′ Sweet Spot efforts. I would like to go back and spend a little more time talking about echelons and crosswinds this week after they blew the race apart this past weekend, so please leave your TT bike at home this time around.

Route Map: Available Here (58km)


Saturday, June 11-12: Climbing Camp!

Please check out the Climbing Camp page for all the details.

 


Sunday, June 12:  Track Elite Training 

Start Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Ride Start LocationArgyll Velodrome

Ride Plan: This training session is open to Velocity members. Riders should have some experience on the track to participate (if you don’t, try Monday’s beginner track night!). As the event is not run by the Velocity Cycling club, please refer to the Argyll Velodrome Association for updates and more information.


Notes

  • 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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