Weekly Update: April 10-16

UPDATE: SATURDAY RIDE CANCELLED

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Besides the great club representation at the Spring Series Yesterday, the most exciting thing right now it that URBAN HILLS NIGHTS ARE HERE! Come out tomorrow for the first of out weekly Urban Hills night and suffer (or just cruise) your way up some of Edmonton’s best River Valley Climbs! For those of you less familiar with the ride, learn out more about our Urban Hills nights on our ride description page.

Of course, we also have our Spring Social event this Wednesday (April 12th). We hope to see you there!

Finally, don’t forget that we’ve moved up our start times a little because (in theory anyways) it’s starting to get warmer in the mornings. This means that we will now leave at 10am from the Ritchie Market  or 11am from the Colchester School on Saturday.


Day by Day Schedule


Tuesday, April 11: Urban Hills

Come on out for the first Urban Hills night! Worried that you aren’t fit enough? Well don’t be! Urban Hills is perfect for all levels. After each set of hills (and you can choose to do as many or as few as you’d like) we regroup and ride a nice easy pace to the next climb. 

Start Time: 6:00pm at the Ritchie Market, 6:15 at Cloverdale Hill

Ride Start Location: Ritchie Market at 6:00, Cloverdale Hill at around 6:15. We will end the ride at Rosso Pizzeria and you are more than welcome to stick around for a pizza post-ride!

Ride Plan: See the Urban Hills night description for more details.

Route Map: On tap this week: Cloverdale Hill, Fort Road NW (a.k.a the 106a Street Wall), and The Legislature Hill. 


Wednesday, April 12: Spring Club Social

Come on out and hang out with the club at Chianti’s on Whyte! If you plan on coming and have not RSVP’d, please do so ASAP!

For more information, please click here.


Saturday, April 15: 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 (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 16: 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 (10am) or  Colchester School (11am)

Start Time: Leave at 10am from Ritchie Market, 11am 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: TBA


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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