Weekly Update: April 5 – 9

UPDATE: Saturday Route Map updated


Sorry this weekly update is a couple days later than usual!

The biggest things to note are that we have two social events coming up! First off, tonight we have our Kick-Off event for the Women’s Group Ride at MKT Fresh Food / Beer Market. Secondly, we have our Spring Social event next week Wednesday (April 12th). We hope to see you there!

Please note that we have moved our ride times up by 1 hour for the Saturday Ride. We will now leave at 10am from the Ritchie Market  or 11am from the Colchester School.

We also will not be having our regular Sunday Ride because … it’s race season! Sunday is the first Spring Series race of the year. If you’d like to ride out, we will meet at 11am at the Ritchie Market, 12pm at Colchester School to ride out to the race. Please note that the Spring Series is still looking for a few volunteers to make the race happen. If you can’t race, but want to help out (and watch), you can do so here. 

Also note that we’ll be starting out midweek rides next week with our Tuesday Evening Urban Hills ride and our Thursday even Tempo/Threshold Workout.

Day by Day Schedule

Wednesday, April 5: Women’s Ride Meet and Greet

Get to know the women who will be leading and taking part in the Women’s Ride! For more information, please click here. 


Saturday, April 8: Velocity Casual Road Ride

Note: this will be an easier spin because of the Spring Series race the following day. 

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 (10am) or  Colchester School (11am)

Start Time: Leave at 10am from Ritchie Market, 11pm 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: 68km from Colchester School

Sunday, April 9: Spring Series Road Race

The First spring series race of the year. Since there isn’t parking at the venue, I would encourage everyone to ride out to the race.

Start Location: Transcend at Ritchie Market (11am) or  Colchester School (12pm) to ride out the race.

Start Time: Leave at 11am from Ritchie Market, 12pm from Colchester to arrive in time of the 1pm Race Start.

Details: See the Spring Series Race flyer


  • 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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