Weekly Update: June 5-11

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Day 1 of Climbing Camp was Sunny, Day 2 was less so!

Club Meeting

There is a club meeting TONIGHT! Click the link for more details.

Learn to Group Ride Clinics

If you missed it last week, make sure you make this week’s Learn to Group Ride Clinic! This week we have been invited to join the ERTC Women’s Group (where Michael will also be an instructor) on Wednesday at 6:30pm at the Edmonton Research Park. Please note that this clinic in intended for women who either have raced or are interested in racing a crit. Our regular LTGR rides will be back next week. Please check the twitter (@VelocityBikeAB) for updates and cancellations.


Day by Day Schedule


Monday, June 5: 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, June 5:  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, June 6: 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, June 7: Learn to Group Ride – Crit Skills

For this week’s Learn to Ride Clinic we will be doing some Criterium Skills alongside the Women’s Group from ERTC. Please note that this clinic in intended for women who either have raced or are interested in racing a crit. Our regular LTGR rides will be back next week.

Start Time: 6:30pm

Ride Start LocationEdmonton Research Park – Near Innotech Alberta

Ride Plan: Intermediate Criterium Skill! Learn how to race a criterium.


Thursday, June 8: 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. This week, bring the last mile of each effort up to your VO2 Max zone (the max you sustain for 5’).

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 8: 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 10: New Riders Ride

A casual group ride with the new rider’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 10: Velocity Casual Road Ride

A casual group ride. Please be prepared to ride 80-100km at 28-32km/h (in a group). 

Start Location: Giant Edmonton Cafe (9:15am) or Starbucks Coffee (Ellerslie and 50th Street – 10:00am)

Start Time: Leave at 9am from the new Cafe at Giant Edmonton, 10pm from Starbucks Coffee on Ellerslie and 50th.

Details: Road ride at a no-drop pace. If the weather requires, we’ll do some echelon training.

Route Map: TBA


Sunday, May 11: Edmonton West Road Ride

A slightly longer road ride (weather permitting) that will split into two different paced groups partway through plus, we’ll be hitting some road on the other end of the city for some variety!

Start Location: Second Cup in Reverend Square

Start Time: 10am

Details: Plan for 3-3.5 hours. 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

  • 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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