Weekly Update: July 18-24

Pardon my brevity, but I’m sitting on a couch (wishing I was napping) and completely cracked after a busy BC Superweek. On that Superweek note, we had two riders (Mark and Micah) flying the Velocity Colours out there and another two (Myself and Terra) club members in different colours crushing it out there all week. I’m proud to say that makes Velocity CC the most well represented Alberta club at Superweek! Interested in seeing the full results? Check them out right here.

UPDATED! – Saturday and Sunday Route Maps now posted

Not much to report on the weekly ride front besides that while there is no road racing this weekend, Argyll Velodrome is host to the Track Provincial Championships this Sunday. There is more details about each ride in the Day by Day Schedule section.

Day by Day Schedule 

Monday, July 18: 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, July 18: 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.

Tuesday, July 18:  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, July 19: Urban Hills Night 

Start Time: 6:00pm

Ride Start LocationVelocity Cycle. 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.

Route Map: Map! If you are running late we will be at Cloverdale Hill at around 6:15.

Thursday, July 21:  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, July 21: 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.

Route Map: Available Here (58km)

Thursday, July 21: 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.

Saturday, July 23: Road Endurance Ride

**Our longer route summer endurance rides will start and finish at Velocity Cycle. If those distances look like too much, meet us at Colchester Hall (Not the school!).

Start Time: 9:00am from Velocity Cycle; 10:00am from Colchester Hall (Not the school!)

Ride Plan: 3-3.5 (90-110km) hours steady with a shorter (50-60km, 2-2.5 hour) option available (Starting from Colchester Hall).

UPDATED Route Map: Route from Velocity Cycle (116km) – Route is 70km from Colchester Hall

Sunday, July 24: Road Endurance Ride

**Please note that Michael will not be there since he’s off to BC Superweek**

Start Time: 10:00am

Ride Start Location:  Second Cup at Riverbend Square

Ride Plan: 3-3.5 (105km) hours steady with a shorter (62km, 2-2.5 hour) option available. While we will keep the pace steady on most of the route, there will be a couple opportunities to stretch your legs (or go for some KOM’s!) at designated points throughout the ride.

Route Map: Long Route (99.6km), Shorter Route (65km)

Sunday, July 23-24: Lino Bovo / Alberta Track Provincial Championships

The Juventus Cycling Club, Argyll Velodrome Association and Argyll Velodrome Racing Academy are pleased to host the 2016 Alberta provincial championships at the Argyll Velodrome on July 23 and 24. This event will be used to award provincial championships and to select riders to represent the province for track nationals.


  • 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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