Weekly Update: March 27-April 2

Update: Route(s) for Saturday and Sunday are now posted. 

For our weekend rides, we’ll be leaving from the Ritchie Market at 11am or from Colchester School at noon on both Saturday and Sunday. As always, coffee to follow the ride!

On a different note, we’ll be having our club open house/spring social on April 12th for everyone from people considering the club to long-time members. Please check out the link for more details and to RSVP.

There will also be a women’s specific meet and greet on April 5th, please stay posted for more details!

We’ll be having our first official club meeting on April 3, location TBA.

Finally, our 2017 Club Sign-Up is Open and you can finally sign up with Velocity for an ABA License! If you taking part in or plan on taking part in our winter activities, please sign up for 2017 membership ASAP.


Day by Day Schedule


Saturday, April 1: Velocity Casual Road Ride

A casual, early season group ride suitable for all skill levels. If there are enough people, we will split into two groups. 

Start Location: Transcend at Ritchie Market (11am) or  Colchester School (12pm)

Start Time: Leave at 11am from Ritchie Market, 12pm from Colchester.

Details: Bring a road or CX bike, preferably with fenders. No-Drop pace. Part-way through the ride we’ll break into smaller groups and practice either an echelon or team trial drills.

Route Map: 71km from Colchester school, option for a shorter route (Loop goes counter clockwise)


Sunday, April 2: Velocity Road Ride

A slightly longer road ride (weather permitting) that will split into two different paced groups partway through. 

Start Location: Transcend at Ritchie Market (11am) or  Colchester School (12pm)

Start Time: Leave at 11am from Ritchie Market, 12pm from Colchester.

Details: Bring a road or CX bike. Plan for 2.5-3hrs from Colchester or 3.5-4hrs from the Ritchie Market. 15-20km into the ride we will split in two groups – from there the “race team” group will head off at a quicker pace while that “fondo” group will follow at a slightly more casual pace.

Route Map: Longer Route (95km), Alternate Shorter Route (62km) 


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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