Weekly Update: April 18-24


The first Urban Hills of the year was a huge success!

Well, it was gone and now it’s temporarily back. The cold weather has put a little damper on our ride plans over the last couple of days, but it looks like things will be clearing up and warming up in time for our Thursday evening Sweetspot/Tempo ride from Colchester School. For the time being, sit tight, become more well acquainted with your trainer, and considering letting some club members know if you plan on being on Zwift tonight!

Besides that, the Velocity Stage Race (May 13-14) is quickly approaching. The race webpage is up and registration will be opening later this week, so let your friends know!

Of course, we also need over 60 volunteers to make this race happen, so please make sure that you consider signing up for a position – there are even number of positions that you can do even if you want to race on the weekend!


Day by Day Schedule

Thursday, April 20: Sweetspot/Tempo Workout

Come join us for a Sweetspot/Tempo workout that’s sure to get you ready for race season! This week will feature 3 x (approx.) 10’ Sweetspot intervals. We’ll regroup after each interval, so don’t worry about how fit (or unfit) you think you are.

Start Time: 5:00pm from Ritchie Marke, 6:00pm from Colchester School

Ride Start Location: Ritchie Market at 5:00pm, Colchester School at 6:00pm

Ride Plan: See the Tempo/Sweetspot Workout night description for more details.

Route Map: TBA


Saturday, April 22: 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: 82km from Colchester School, additional 20km each way from Ritchie Market 

Sunday, April 23: Spring Series Road Race

The second 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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