Weekly Update: August 23-August 28

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Fall is here? It’s still August, but it’s feeling very much like summer is coming to a close. That might sounds sad, but it’s actually pretty great news. Not only is ‘cross nearly upon us, we also have a number of great events including Roger’s Harvest Ride, the Tour of Alberta Velothon, and the DV100. If you sign up for the Velothon, be sure to use team code ‘MVDH’ be a part of the Velocity Cycling Club team!

On top of that, we’re forgoing our regular Saturday ride to spend some time playing on the track! We’ve booked the Argyll Velodrome from 11-3 and have plenty of track bikes for everyone to use. This will be open to riders of all experience levels, so mark you’re calendars! Full announcement to follow.

It looks like we’ll be able to field a couple of great Velocity Team’s for the Team Time Trial Provincial Championships on August 28! Just a reminder that we have a TTT practice session for August 25th (Thursday) at 6:30pm from the Strathcona Olympiette Centre. It’s not mandatory, but it’ll give us a great opportunity to practice together and go those few seconds faster.

Lastly, don’t forget about our Wednesday and Saturday women’s rides! Check below for all the details.

Day by Day Schedule

Tuesday, August 23:  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 23: 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

UPDATE: Cancelled this week

Wednesday, August 24: 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

Thursday, August 25: 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! We’ll do a number of threshold type intervals in TTT format to get everyone accustom to riding as a unit.

Route Map: N/A

Thursday, August 25:  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 25: 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 27: Club Track Event

All the details are still to be announced, but we’ll be holding a club track event on Saturday for riders of all levels!

Start Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Location: Argyll Velodrome

Plan: TBA, but you should expect events for riders of all levels. Part of the time will be an introduction to the track while the rest of the time will include some very non-serious races. If you haven’t spent any time on the track before, this is your chance!


UPDATE: Cancelled this week – Ride the track instead! Beginners welcome

Saturday, August 27: 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

UPDATE Sunday, August 28: Endurance Road Ride

**Since there is no Endurance Road Ride from Velocity Cycle on Saturday this week, we’re moving it to Sunday**

Start Time: 10:00am from Second Cup at Riverbend Square 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.

Route Map: TBA


Saturday and Sunday: ITT and TTT

With two teams, we are ready for the TTT! Or maybe you just want to do the ITT. Either way, check here for all the details.


  • 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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