#CrossisComing!!! Yup, your heard it. Now that we are into August, the CX season is just around the corner, so we’ve replaced our regular Thursday rise with … CYCLOCROSS THURSDAYS!!!!!!!!! (Where we teach you not to fall on your face like Joey). Cyclocross Thursdays will meet at Velocity Cycle and then treat you to a fun-filled skills and endurance ride in the River Valley. No previous CX experience required and if you don’t have a CX bike, feel free to bring your MTB! These will also replace the Weekly MTB rides.
In case you didn’t notice, we are also putting a team or two together for the Team Time Trial Provincial Championships on August 28. We already have enough people signed up for one full team, but wouldn’t it be great if we could do two?
Lastly, it’s out monthly meeting tonight, so if you are interested in begin involved in the clubs inner workings, please come out and join us!
Day by Day Schedule
Tuesday, August 2: Monthly Meeting
It’s out monthly club meeting! For all the information, please check here.
Tuesday, August 2: Track Elite Training
Start Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm
Ride Start Location: Argyll 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, August 2: Urban Hills Night
Since it’s the club meeting, I (Michael) won’t be there, but I’m trusting that you all know the route by now.
Start Time: 6:00pm at Velocity, 6:15 at Cloverdale Hill
Ride Plan: See the Urban Hills night description for more details.
Thursday, August 4: Cyclocross Thursday!
Start Time: 6:30pm
Ride Start Location: Velocity Cycle
Ride Plan: (1.5-2 hours) CX Ride geared toward all skill levels! It’ll be an endurance ride on ‘cross bikes through Edmonton’s extensive River Valley trail network. Later in the season, these will also include a CX Skills practice element.
Route Map: TBD
Thursday, August 4: Track League
Start Time: 6:00pm
Location: Argyll 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, August 6: 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!).
Ride Plan: 3-3.5 (90-110km) hours steady with a shorter (50-60km, 2-2.5 hour) option available (Starting from Colchester Hall).
Route Map: Route from Velocity Cycle (107km)
Sunday, August 7: Road Endurance Ride
**Please note that Michael will not be there**
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.
Saturday and Sunday, August 6-7: Fluffy Bunny XCO and Marathon Provincials
MTB Provincials! For all the info click here.
- 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.