Weekly Update: May 9-14

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The Velocity Stage Race is THIS WEEKEND and WE NEED VOLUNTEERS. The VSR takes over 60 volunteers every year and is the single most important event that our club puts on. So, come on out! There are even positions you can fill if you want to race:

Click here to Volunteer for the Stage Race. 

Besides that, we are also pleased to announce that sign-up is open for the Stage Race. Please see the event page for more details.

Remember that Thursday Night Mountain Bike Rides are back in the schedule. They will meet at Giant Edmonton at 6:15pm every Thursday. Please remember to check our club twitter account for ride updates.

Finally, we’ll be started up our Learn To Ride Clinics up next week Wednesday (May 17). Stay tuned for more details!


Day by Day Schedule


Tuesday, May 9: Urban Hills

Come on out for 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.


Thursday, May 11: 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


Thursday, May 11: MTB Ride

The first MTB ride of the season! Remember to bring a pump, tube, tool, and a bell. For more information, read all about our MTB rides here. 

Start Time: 6:15pm from Giant Edmonton

Ride Start Location: Giant Edmonton

Route Map: TBA


Saturday, May 13: Women’s Ride

A casual group ride with the Women’s group!

Start Location: Colchester School at (10am)

Start Time: Colchester.

Details: Road ride at a no-drop, casual pace. This group is perfect for women of any riding level/experience. Please see the Ride Descriptions Page or contact Beth for more about our women’s group.

Route Map: TBA


Saturday, May 13-14: Velocity Stage Race

Our Stage Race! Please see the webpage for more details. 

Remember, we NEED volunteers. If you want to help us put on this huge event, please consider volunteering and sign up here. 

 


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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