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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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

Velocicross is Almost Here!

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It’s that time of year again and our Cross race, Velocicross p/b Velocity Cycling Club and United Cycle is here on October 8 and 9 at the Fulton Ravine.

Volunteers Needed: We have a great weekend of racing in store, but we need some volunteers to help make it happen. There are plenty of positions where you can sign to to volunteer and still race. Please see our volunteer signup sheet for all the positions and descriptions.

For more information about the race, please see the page on our website.

Velocity Track Day: Saturday, August 27

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You may have noticed that it was announced in the last Weekly Update or on our Calendar, but right here is where you’ll find all the details on our Club Track Day!
Maybe you don’t know this, but the Velocity Cycling Club has a fleet of beautiful Marinoni Track bikes (just like the one shown above) that are free for all of their members to use. Even if you never been on the track, this is a great opportunity to come out and see what it’s all about. Remember, we also have Learn to Ride Track Events every Monday throughout the summer if Track Day gets you hooked.

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Provincial TTT Championships

On August 28th, Juventus is hosting the Miquelon Lake Team Time Trial. There isn’t too much information out about the race just yet, but it’s never too early to start planning our TTT team(s). Are we going to win some swanky jersey’s? Pfff, I have no idea. But are we going to have a good time and show off those echelon skills we’ve been working on! Heck yes!

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Look at those front wheels! Bronze medal winning 1984 USA Olympic Team (Canada was 14th)

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Weekly Update: July 25-August 1

UPDATE: Sat/Sun Route Maps are now posted

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The “Nutter” or the “Brewery Hill”. Whatever it is, it’s out new and painful addition to Urban Hills.

It’s the last week of July and we are still seeing some great attendance at our rides! Thanks for coming out everyone. We also had a handful of our riders racing this past weekend in Bend, OR for the Cascade Cycling Classic. Congrats to Mark, Micah, and Terra for surviving a gruelling week of racing. Full results can be found here. We also had people racing at Track Provincials, but no results out from that just yet. Check here for results when they become available.

Pretty regular week rides, but start getting your cyclocross bikes ready because ‘Cross rides are going to be in the schedule soon! Starting on August 4th we’ll be replacing out Sweetspot/TT rides with … CYCLOCROSS THURSDAYS!!!!!!!!! (That’s how excited you should be). Cyclocross Thursdays will meet at Velocity Cycle and then treat you to a fun-filled skills and endurance ride in the River Valley. No previous CX experience required.

The Tour de Bowness is going on this weekend and we’ll have the tent there and set up during Monday’s Criterium for everyone who decides to make the trip out. It’s a great event so if you are on the fence, get off it and sign up already!

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