Weekly Update: September 6-11

Happy Tuesday! We had a huge group out the the Tour of Alberta Velothon and, despite all the talk about “taking it easy” it sounds like once the flag dropped, the race was on!

Are you wishing you were there? Well don’t fear, you have another opportunity to pedal hard at the DV100 this upcoming Saturday. Again, we’ll have a big contingent of riders out, so come join us!

Oh, and the racing doesn’t end! The famed Edmonton International Track Championships are happening on September 11! If you want to race, just sign up on the Google Document here.

Not to mention we are getting right into the heart of cyclocross season. Tuesday brings the end of Urban Hills and the start of our Tuesday CX Endurance Rides! We’ll leave from  Velocity Cycle at 6:30pm and, just like we did on Thuesday’s all August, hit the trails from there. There’s also a  Midweek Race, our Thursday Skills Night, please two more ABA Cup races in Calgary this weekend. Oh, did I mentioned that #crossishere?!


Day by Day Schedule


Tuesday, September 6:  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, September 6: ‘Cross Endurance Ride

Start Time: 6:30pm at Velocity Cycle

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, September 7: 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, September 7: CX Alberta Midweek Races p/b United Cycle

Start Time: 6:00pm for registration, racing starts at 7:00pm 

Location(s):
Sept 7 – Argyll Park
Sept 14 –  Capilano Park
Sept 21 – Argyll Park
Sept 28 –  Capilano Park
Oct 5 – Argyll Park

Ride Plan: Edmonton’s favourite cyclocross midweek race series is back for another series. You can sign up for the entire series here or just show up on the day with $5. Please not that these are not Velocity Events and the club is not responsible for cancellations. For updates, cancellations, photos, and anything else you might, follow the series on Facebook and Twitter.


Thursday, September 8:  Cyclocross Skills

Start Time: 6:30pm

Ride Start LocationVelocity Cycle, 6:45 at Argyll Park

Ride Plan: (1.5 hours) Cyclocross Skills Ride geared toward all skill levels! This will be a skills based ride (perfect for a recovery day) that focuses on the fundamentals of Cyclocross. See the Club Rides page for more details.

Route Map: Ride will mainly take place in Argyll Park.


Saturday, September 10: 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


Saturday, September 10: DV100

The DV100 Ride/Race is here! See their website for all the details. 


Sunday, September 11: Edmonton International Track Championships

Start Time: 10:00 am

Details: Sign up here if you are interested in racing. Race schedule as follows (subject to organizer discretion):

Bavarian
Australian Pursuit Qualifiers
Canadian Turbo-snowball
Sprint round 1
Japanese Tempo
Sprint round 2
Australian pursuit Finals
America
Sprint round 3
Irish Keirin
10 Mile

Please note that this is not a Velocity Cycling Club event and, as such, while we will do our best, the club is not responsible for updates or cancellations.


Saturday and Sunday, September 10-11: Pumphouse CX and Bici Park Cross

The second weekend of ABA Cup races.

Tech Guide for Pumphouse (will be linked when it’s posted)

Tech Guide for Bici Park Cross


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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