Weekly Update: September 26-October 2

 

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Your coach was out racing some World Cups this week! Here Michael is on route to 12th at Jingle Cross Day 3. Photo by Ethan Glading

We had a very successful Roger’s Harvest Ride with over 200 people signed up! A huge thanks to everyone that helped make this event a success!

Two World Cups and five races later and I’m finally back from my whirlwind trip of the USA and am looking forward to being back on the group rides this week! So come on out because ‘cross is definitely here! Please note that we’ve moved all the evening rides a little earlier to compensate for our quickly shortening days!

On that note our own race, Velocicross, is fast approaching (October 8 and 9) and we still need lots of volunteers to help make it happen. Interested in helping out? You can sign up right here! There are plenty of positions where you can volunteer AND still race!


Day by Day Schedule


Tuesday, September 27: ‘Cross Endurance Ride

Start Time: 6:00pm 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. This week we will do check out the Velocicross Course! See our Club Rides page for all the details.


Wednesday, September 28: Women’s Ride

UPDATED: Start Time: 5:00pm

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 28: CX Alberta Kid’s Race

The regular midweek race BUT this week their will also be a Kid’s race!

Start Time: 5:00 – Bike inspection by Velofix, 5:30 – Pre-Ride with Michael van den Ham, 6:00 – Kid’s Race! All ages welcome. There will be two categories (Bigger Kids and Smaller Kids).

Details: This upcoming week we will be hosting a Kid’s Race and course pre-ride with Michael van den Ham at Capilano Park for only $2! Velofix Edmonton will be on site to inspect bikes, do minor adjustments, and recommend major repairs.


Wednesday, September 28: CX Alberta Midweek Races p/b United Cycle

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

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

Details: 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.


CANCELLED: Thursday, September 29:  Cyclocross Skills

Start Time: 6:00pm

Ride Start LocationVelocity Cycle, 6:15 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, October 1: 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


Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2: Dark Knight and Cadence Coffee Cross Classic

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

October 1: Dark Knight 

October 2: Cadence Coffee 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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