Weekly Update: February 6-12

We still have have two spots left to fill for our casino fundraiser coming up in mid-February. Both spots are on Thursday, February 16th:

Thu, Feb 16, 630pm-400am: Assistant General Manager
Thu, Feb 16, 630pm-315am: Cashier

More information about both positions can be found on the  Casino Fundraiser page. Meals and snacks are provided during your shift. This is the most important fundraiser we have and it only occurs every 18 months, so if you’re able, please consider signing up for a shift; friends and family can also volunteer on your behalf.  If you have any questions, please our contact our volunteer coordinator, Jessica, at jessica.wyllie@ualberta.ca

Also, a reminder that our 2017 club sign-up page is now active on Karleo. If you taking part in or plan on taking part in our winter activities, please sign up for 2017 membership ASAP.

Besides that, it’s business as usual for the club. I (Michael van den Ham) am back from Europe this week and will be on Saturday’s ride. I hope to see you all there!


Day by Day Schedule


Monday, February 6: XC Ski Night!

Start Location: Gold Bar Park 

Start Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm

Details: A Casual XC ski for all levels led by experienced skier and long-time club member, Ed Heacock. Please dress warmly and bring your own equipment! If the temperatures are warmer than -5, we will do a skate ski, if it’s -6 or cooler, we’ll be doing a classic ski.


Wednesday, February 8: 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, February 9: Redbike Faster Paced Fat Bike 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: 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, February 11: 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.


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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