Weekly Update: May 29 – June 4


Climbing Camp 2017 is just around the corner!

Another week full of announcements, so I’ve itemized them again. 

New Club Clothing 

The big news of last week was that club clothing online store is up and running! The big news of this week is that we’ll have clothing sizing samples available for you to try at Climbing Camp! We’ve made a switch to Jakroo which has allowed the club to do the entire order process online. What this means is that when you login and order something, it will show up at your doorstep. For more information, have a look at the Club Clothing Page.

Climbing Camp

In other news, registration is up and running for our Climbing Camp in Jasper, AB that is happening THIS WEEKEND! Please have a look at the Climbing Camp page for all the details.

Club Meeting

There will be a club meeting next Monday (June 6), location TBA.

2017 Drayton Valley 100 

We are also in the process of putting together a team for this year’s DV100. Last year we won and there is 2000 of prize money on the line, can we repeat this time around? Early bird team registration closes on May 31, so please fill out the form ASAP if you are interested in being on the 8 rider team!

Learn to Group Ride Clinics

If you missed it last week, make sure you make this week’s Learn to Group Ride Clinic! If you are new to the sport of cycling, want learn some road riding etiquette, and become more comfortable riding in a group, these are the perfect rides for you!  The sessions will cover some basic bike handling skills, Tips and Tricks, and Group Riding Expectations for the first two weeks, and then work on more advanced skills out on the Road later if anyone is interested. Expect the pace to be relaxed, consistent, and predictable every week. Please check the twitter (@VelocityBikeAB) for updates and cancellations.

Day by Day Schedule

Monday, May 28: Track Skill Development 

Start Time: 6:30pm

Ride Start LocationArgyll Velodrome

Ride Plan: Monday’s beginner session will be followed by this later session where intermediate riders will be led through a skills and fitness workout. Whether you are a long time road racer or a complete beginner this nightsession not only provides great training, but in an absolute must for anyone hoping to race on the track. Please note that this session is run by the Argyll Velodrome Association and, while we will try our best to keep you updated, the Velocity Cycling Club is not responsible for the cancellations of AVA events.

Monday, May 28:  Track Elite Training 

Start Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm

Ride Start LocationArgyll Velodrome

Ride Plan: This training session is open to Velocity members. Riders should have some experience on the track to participate (if you don’t, try Monday’s beginner track night!). As the event is not run by the Velocity Cycling club, please refer to the Argyll Velodrome Association for updates and more information.

Tuesday, May 29: 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, and The Legislature Hill, and the Zoo Hill

Wednesday, May 30: Learn to Group Ride

Perfect for new riders who want to learn to ride in a group! The sessions will cover some basic bike handling skills, Tips and Tricks, and Group Riding Expectations for the first two weeks, and then work on more advanced skills out on the Road later if anyone is interested. 

Start Time: 6:30pm

Ride Start LocationHawrelak Park – Picnic Shelter #1

Ride Plan: A introductory session covering basic bike skills and etiquette for riding in a group. All levels of riders welcome!

Thursday, June 1: 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.) 8-10’ Sweetspot intervals. We’ll regroup after each interval, so don’t worry about how fit (or unfit) you think you are.

Start Time: 6:00pm from Colchester School

Ride Start Location: Colchester School at 6:00pm

Ride Plan: 3×8-10’ (ish) Sweet Spot Workout. Interval #1 is from TWP 514 to TWP 510 on RR 232, Interval #2 is from Highway 21 to RR 220 on TWP 510, Interval #3 is from RR 221 to Highway 21.

Intervals should be done as a TT effort. No Drafting tonight!

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

Route Map: Available here. Route goes Counterclockwise. 

Thursday, June 1: 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, June 3 and Sunday, June 4: Climbing Camp!

Climbing camp is just around the corner! If you haven’t signed up yet, see all the details and sign up here.



  • 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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