Weekly Update: August 8-13

Velothon

A reminder that we have been invited participate in the Velothon (and received a discount!). This years Edmonton Velothon will be held on September 4th in conjunction with the Tour of Alberta. For more information, see the message below and sign up using the discount code:

“The Velothon takes place on a 20 km circuit in downtown Edmonton on closed roads, with much of the route being the exact same as the Tour of Alberta professional route. This is a great chance to race on roads that generally could not be safely ridden on due to traffic. The Velothon has both 60 and 100 km distances available – the choice is yours.

We also encourage team registrations, and have some added perks to make it more lucrative. For local Alberta clubs and shops, we are happy to offer a discount code that gives each registrant $25 off the cost of registration. Your unique $25 discount code is:  ABLBSDISCOUNT0032 

 Additionally, for teams entering, the 6th registration is free! If you’re team reaches 5 members, please email me and I will pass along the code for the free entry. A team can be created during the registration process online.”

Old Velocity Clothing

As many of you know, we’ve moved over to using Jakroo for our club clothing. While this means that the club no longer has to hold onto stock items, it also means that we have a number of Garneau items (current design) left over that we are looking to get rid of for a discounted price! If you are interested, contact Ed Heacock (780 437 2979, or email at heacock@planet.eon.net) to see what is available.

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Racing the Crit this Sunday? Now you can volunteer to marshal too!

If you’ve already signed up to marshal the full day at the crit, amazing – we love you! If you’re racing and thought to yourself, “If only there was a way to race and volunteer,” have we got the solution for you! Based on discussions at the club ride last night, there is now an option to marshal in either the morning OR afternoon, so you get the best of both worlds; you can now race your heart out AND help keep your fellow riders safe on the roads.  You can sign up to volunteer by clicking here. If you’re riding in the women’s crit and want to help out, send me an email at jessica.wyllie@ualberta.ca and we can modify your marshaling time.

Hope to see you all this weekend!

Jessica

Volunteer Coordinator

VSR Volunteers

Hello to all of our wonderful club members!

As you are probably aware, the Velocity Stage Race is coming up in 9 short days (May 13th & 14th). We have an awesome course, lots of great riders signed up, and some great weather predicted; the only thing we still need are volunteers to make sure we can actually run the event.

To those of you who have already volunteered, thank you! If you haven’t yet had a chance to volunteer, please consider doing so in the next few days. There are still positions that can be filled even if you are racing (i.e. placing signage on Saturday and set-up and take down on Sunday). Our greatest need is for road marshals; if you have friends/family coming out to support you, consider asking them if they would be willing to marshal.

All the information about volunteering can be found here, including links to the position descriptions and the signup sheet. If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact me directly at jessica.wyllie@ualberta.ca

This event is only possible with our incredible volunteers, we look forward to seeing you there!

Jessica

Volunteer Coordinator

Weekly Update: Jan 9-15

Thanks to a little bit of fresh snow on the ground, our first XC Ski evening will be TODAY!!! (Monday), so mark it on your calendar and plan to come out to Gold Bar Park  from 7-8:30pm for a causal hour and a half of skiing that’s suitable for experienced and new skiers!

Besides, that, everything is as normal for the new year. Remember, if you are interested in getting out (or rather, in) a little more this week, make sure you check (or post) which rides you’ll be doing on Zwift to meet up with other club members.

Lastly, Aerobic Power, the gym where we do out Indoor Training workouts are going on strong! If you’ve signed up for these are and are unable to attend, please remember to post these on the swap board so that other members can attend.  Continue reading

Weekly Update: November 27-December 4

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Rejean winning the “Club Spirit Award”

A huge thank you to everyone who attended the AGM and Year-End Party last Friday! We had a great time. As a part of that, we also handed out a few awards to some deserving club members:

Most Improved Rider: Stewart Wyllie

Club Spirit Award: Rejean Lavoie 

Top Male Rider: Micah Medinski

Top Female Rider: Terra Manca

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Weekly Update: September 26-October 2

 

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Your coach was out racing some World Cups this week! Here Michael is on route to 12th at Jingle Cross Day 3. Photo by Ethan Glading

We had a very successful Roger’s Harvest Ride with over 200 people signed up! A huge thanks to everyone that helped make this event a success!

Two World Cups and five races later and I’m finally back from my whirlwind trip of the USA and am looking forward to being back on the group rides this week! So come on out because ‘cross is definitely here! Please note that we’ve moved all the evening rides a little earlier to compensate for our quickly shortening days!

On that note our own race, Velocicross, is fast approaching (October 8 and 9) and we still need lots of volunteers to help make it happen. Interested in helping out? You can sign up right here! There are plenty of positions where you can volunteer AND still race!

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