Weekly Update: September 19-25

 

Another week into fall! The biggest news here is that Roger’s Harvest Ride is coming up this Sunday, September 25. Most of you are familiar with the ride, but if you aren’t be sure to follow the link. This is a great way to close out the road season!

Okay. So I don’t like to talk about my own racing on the weekly update, but I will this one time. This past weekend I race in Wisconsin for the Trek CXC Cup and came away with some results I’m pretty proud of. You can see a gallery and post on the Garneau-Easton Cycling website. On that note, I’ll also be racing the first two World Cups of the season in Las Vegas (September 21) and Iowa City (September 24). You can watch the livestream for each of these events on the UCI YouTube Channel.


Day by Day Schedule

 


Tuesday, September 20: ‘Cross Endurance Ride

Start Time: 6:30pm at Velocity Cycle

Ride Start LocationVelocity Cycle

Ride Plan: An Endurance ‘cross ride leaving from Velocity Cycle. We’ll ride a mix of single track and multi-use trails during this 1.5 hour ride. See our Club Rides page for all the details.


Wednesday, September 21: 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.


Wednesday, September 21: CX Alberta Midweek Races p/b United Cycle

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

Location(s):
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 22:  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. Ride will mainly take place in Argyll Park. This weeks ride will be lead by Connor Wilson.


Saturday, September 24: Women’s Ride

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, September 25: Roger’s Harvest Ride

Please see the Roger’s Harvest Ride webpage for all the details.

 


Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25: Jim Horner CX and Hop-N-Hurl Cross

For all the details, please see each events Tech Guide.

September 24: Jim Horner Cyclocross

September 25: Hop-N-Hurl 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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