Club Support at Rundle Mountain Stage Race

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Once again, the Rundle Mountain Stage Race (RMSR) on June 24-25 will be a semi-supported club event! This means that want to encourage everyone to travel down together for the event and have some funding available for club accommodation (and, of course, race entries reimbursement at the end of the year).

The RMSR is a two day, three stage race right in the heart of Canmore. Stage 1 a criterium just out of downtown Canmore, Stage 2 is a steep 1.96 km hill climb up Silvertip Hill, and Stage 3 a tough road race that finishes at the Canmore Nordic Centre.

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Climbing Camp Update

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The 2017 Climbing Camp is just around the corner but you still have time to sign up!

This is just and update to let you know that all five campsites have now been booked and paid for. If you’d like to share a site with someone, please let Stewart Wyllie know to make sure there’s room for everyone as there are only two tents allowed per site. You can make arrangements to split the cost of the site with the person who originally paid for it on Zone 4.

For more about Climbing Camp, make sure you have a look at the Climbing Camp Page.

Weekly Update: May 24-28

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Lot’s on the list this week, so I’ve separated it into headings to make things easier to navigate. Just looking for the daily schedules? Right to the bottom!

New Club Clothing 

The big news of the week is that our long awaited club clothing online store is up and running! 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 on June 2-4. Please have a look at the Climbing Camp page for all the details.

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! They will start at 6:30pm in Hawrelak Park, at the first major picnic area on the right (Site #1) at 6:30. 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.

Learn to Ride Track Nights

And, finally, please note the the Learn to Ride Track Nights have also started. Bernie Fagnan will be instructing the new riders group from 5:00pm to 6:30pm while the track training session starts at 6:30pm. New riders who want to try track are encouraged to join at 5:00pm. Remember that the Velocity Cycling Club has a number of beautiful Marinoni Track Bikes for their members to use! If you have any questions, please contact BernieContinue reading

Volunteer for the Velocity Stage Race, 2017

As you may have heard, the Velocity Stage Race is coming up soon, May 13 & 14 to be exact, and we are looking for about 60 volunteers to ensure that the race runs smoothly and safely. The location for the crit on Sunday is still to be determined, but we’d love to get people signed up early for both days. You can find descriptions for all the roles here and sign up here .

This race would not be possible without everyone’s help and we appreciate everyone taking the time out of their busy schedules to support the club and ensure the race is a success. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at jessica.wyllie@ualberta.ca

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Jessica

Volunteer Coordinator

Weekly Update: April 5 – 9

UPDATE: Saturday Route Map updated

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Sorry this weekly update is a couple days later than usual!

The biggest things to note are that we have two social events coming up! First off, tonight we have our Kick-Off event for the Women’s Group Ride at MKT Fresh Food / Beer Market. Secondly, we have our Spring Social event next week Wednesday (April 12th). We hope to see you there!

Please note that we have moved our ride times up by 1 hour for the Saturday Ride. We will now leave at 10am from the Ritchie Market  or 11am from the Colchester School.

We also will not be having our regular Sunday Ride because … it’s race season! Sunday is the first Spring Series race of the year. If you’d like to ride out, we will meet at 11am at the Ritchie Market, 12pm at Colchester School to ride out to the race. Please note that the Spring Series is still looking for a few volunteers to make the race happen. If you can’t race, but want to help out (and watch), you can do so here. 

Also note that we’ll be starting out midweek rides next week with our Tuesday Evening Urban Hills ride and our Thursday even Tempo/Threshold Workout.


Day by Day Schedule


Wednesday, April 5: Women’s Ride Meet and Greet

Get to know the women who will be leading and taking part in the Women’s Ride! For more information, please click here. 


 

Saturday, April 8: Velocity Casual Road Ride

Note: this will be an easier spin because of the Spring Series race the following day. 

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 9: Spring Series Road Race

The First 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


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.

Club Meeting TONIGHT

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It’s been on the calendar for a while, but we have a club meeting tonight! (our apologies for the late official announcement)

It should be a fairly short meeting mostly centred around the quickly approaching Velocity Stage Race.


Location: 9639 64th Ave

Date and Time: Monday April 3 @ 7:00pm


Agenda Items:

  • Velocity Stage Race
  • Velofix Proposal

You can see the full agenda here and minutes from the previous meeting here.