Weekly Update: August 15-21

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.


Day by Day Schedule


Tuesday, August 16:  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, August 16: Urban Hills Night 

Start Time: 6:00pm at Velocity, 6:15 at Cloverdale Hill

Ride Start LocationVelocity Cycle at 6:00, Cloverdale Hill at around 6:15. 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: N/A


Wednesday, August 17: Women’s Ride 

Start Time: 6:00pm

Ride Start Location: Parking Lot at the Muttart Conservatory 

Ride Plan: A women’s ride for all skills levels that will tackle some of the River Valley’s nicest climbs.

Route Map: N/A


Wednesday, August 17: TTT Practice 

Start Time: 6:30pm

Ride Start Location:Strathcona Olympiette Centre

Ride Plan: Time to get some practice riding a TTT for the provincial championships! Still haven’t signed up? Click here for all the details.

Route Map: N/A


Thursday, August 18:  Cyclocross Thursday!

Start Time: 6:30pm

Ride Start LocationVelocity 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: Decided based on trail conditions


Thursday, August 18: 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, August 20: 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).

Route MapRoute from Velocity Cycle (114km)


Saturday, August 20: Women’s Ride

**Our newest addition to our weekly schedule! For more information click here

Start Time: 10:00am from the Strathcona Olympiette Centre

Ride Plan: All levels of riders welcome! There will be a strict no drop policy.  Rides will be 40-60km in length, depending on who attends and how everyone feels that day

Route Map: TBA


Sunday, August 21: TBA

 


Saturday and Sunday: August 20-21, Cycle-Smart Cyclocross Camp

On August 20-21, the 5th annual Cycle-Smart ‘Cross Camp returns to Edmonton! Registration closes on August 18th. Click here for all the details. 


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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