Weekly Update: November 27-December 4

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Rejean winning the “Club Spirit Award”

A huge thank you to everyone who attended the AGM and Year-End Party last Friday! We had a great time. As a part of that, we also handed out a few awards to some deserving club members:

Most Improved Rider: Stewart Wyllie

Club Spirit Award: Rejean Lavoie 

Top Male Rider: Micah Medinski

Top Female Rider: Terra Manca

Graeme Dibbs Award: Kellen Westman

As a part of the AGM, we also elected a number of new board members who will be helping guide the club into the future. The 2017 Velocity Cyclinc Club Board or Directors will be as follows:

President: Kellen Westman

Vice President: Stewart Wyllie

Treasurer: Paul Ermantrout

Secretary: Mike Saunders

Director: Oliver Walls

Director: Jessica Wyllie 

Director: Shane Rush

On the riding side of things, we’re rolling out our winter ride schedule! In addition to Monday, Thursday and Sunday rides where Velocity Members have be welcomed to join Redbike on their Fatbike/Winter rides, we’ve also started our own Saturday Casual Fatbike Ride leaving from the Wild Earth Cafe at the Zoo. The purpose of this ride will to offer a non-technical (re: non-singletrack) fatbike ride for those of us who don’t want to ride on technical mountain bike trails.

Lastly, our indoor training sessions are Aerobic Power are starting up this Wednesday! If you are just hearing about these now, it’s too late to get a “season’s pass”, but you may still be able to sign up for a session on our swap board. Please see the Indoor Training page for all the details.


Day by Day Schedule


Monday, November 28: Redbike Casual Paced Winter Ride

To deal with small group sizes in the winter, we’ll be joining RedBike on a number of their Winter Rides. Please note that this is not a Velocity Cycling Club ride and while we will do our best to update you on the ride status please refer to RedBike communication for the final say. 

Start Location: Rosso Pizzaria

Start Time: Meet at 6:15pm, leave 6:30pm

Details: From the Redbike website: “This is intended to be a fun trail ride for all levels of mountain biking with a “no drop” rule, but you are required to have some basic cycling skills since we will be riding as much technical singletrack as we can find.  While the group leaders will be carrying extra equipment, we would recommend that each rider be self sufficient.”


Wednesday, November 30: Indoor Workout at Aerobic Power

Our weekly indoor training sessions at Aerobic Power. Even though all of the spots for the entire winter are already spoken for, you may still be able to attend by finding a sport on our swap board. Please follow the link for more details. 

Start Location: Aerobic Power (Performance 104 Gym – 7121 104th Street)

Start Time: 7:30 – 9pm

Details: An indoor workout at Aerobic Power. Please see the link for more details.


Thursday, December 1: Redbike Faster Paced Fat Bike Ride

To deal with small group sizes in the winter, we’ll be joining RedBike on a number of their Winter Rides. Please note that this is not a Velocity Cycling Club ride and while we will do our best to update you on the ride status please refer to RedBike communication for the final say. 

Start Location: Rosso Pizzaria

Start Time: Meet at 6:15pm, leave 6:30pm

Details: A 2 hours fat bike ride through Edmonton’s river valley. This will be a faster paced ride. For the beginner fat bike ride, please attend Monday evening. Please see the Redbike for more details.


Saturday, December 3: Velocity Casual Fatbike (or MTB) Ride

Please note that this ride is open to people who are not Velocity Cycling Club members and, as a result, is not covered under the ABA insurance. By attending this ride, you acknowledge the risk associated. 

Start Location: Wild Earth Bakery at the Zoo (13315 Buena Vista Rd NW)

Start Time: Leave at 10:30 am. Coffee post ride

Details: The purpose of this ride will to offer a non-technical (re: non-singletrack) fatbike ride for those of us who don’t want to ride on technical mountain bike trails. If you don’t have a fat bike, no problem! You are more than welcome to ride your mountain bike on these rides.


Sunday, December 4: Redbike Sunday Interclub Ride

Please note that this is not a Velocity Cycling Club ride and while we will do our best to update you on the ride status please refer to RedBike communication for the final say. 

Start Location: Rosso Pizzaria

Start Time: Leave at 11:00 am

Details: A 2-3 hours fat bike ride through Edmonton’s river valley. Please see the Redbike for more details.

 


Notes

  • Our Calendar is always up to date, however changing conditions may require a last minute update or cancellation,.n 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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