Weekly Update: Oct 16 – Oct 22

Just a couple of things to mention this week.

Monthly Club Meeting

This month’s meeting will take place on Monday, October 23rd at 7pm in the Downtown MEC Community Room. All members welcome.

AGM & Year End Party

Our AGM and year end party are coming up at the end of November.

Velocity Cycling Club organizes an event at the end of each season to get together and celebrate our accomplishments. Again for 2017, the Year End Party will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting (AGM). So come on out! In a single evening, you can celebrate our accomplishments from the season, and influence the direction that our club is heading next!

More info can be found here.


Indoor Training at Aerobic Power

Aerobic Power is offering an indoor winter cycling program in their state of the art Cycling Studio equipped with the Compu-Trainer power training system and PerfPro Software providing the rider and coach immediate feedback on all your cycling metrics maximizing your cycling development.

The program begins with a review of the most efficient peddling techniques and aerobic system development. The program progresses over the course of the winter leading riders through individualized designed workouts based on personalized testing and the appropriate phases of training for that time of year.

Regularly priced at $35 per session Aerobic Power is offering Velocity members a winter rate of $25 per session based on a 20 week cycling program commitment. There are 12 spots available (minimum 8 riders).

The program will start no later than November but could start late October if interest demands. It will run for 20 weeks not including the Christmas Break.

If you’re interested you can email kevin@aerobicpower.com to secure a spot.

Where:  Performance 104 / Aerobic Power (7121 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4B7)

When:  Thursdays nights at 7:30pm starting late October early November (total of 20 sessions)

Cost:  $25.00 session 

Minimum of 8 riders (12 spots available)



Weekly Update: Sept 25-Oct 1

Hi Everyone,

You’ve probably noticed that there haven’t been many posts lately.  Since the road season is starting to die down there won’t be regular weekly updates for the remainder of the year. We will update the page for special events/announcements etc. and the calendar will be kept up to date as well.

Harvest Ride

Roger’s Harvest ride is coming up on Sunday, October 1st. More info can be found here. Or you can you can register to ride here.

Wednesday , September 27: CX Alberta Midweek Cyclocross

Sign on: 6:00pm
A race (6 laps): 6:30
B race (4 laps): 7:00 

Location: Capilano Park 

More info about the CX Alberta midweek races can be found on their Facebook event page.

Saturday, September 30th: Edmonton East Road Ride

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

Start Location: Starbucks Coffee (Ellerslie and 50th Street)

Start Time: 9am

Details: Road ride at a no-drop pace. Please note, there will be no formal ride leader for the remainder of the year.  

Route Map: TBA

Sunday, October 1st: Roger’s Harvest Ride

Start Location: Ardrossan Memorial Hall
Sign-on: 9:00 – 9:55 am
Start Time: 10:00am (Order: 100A, 100B, 100C, 100D, 100E/F, 60A/B/C, 60D, 60E/F, 40(all))
Lunch Served: 11 am – 2 pm

More Details

Register here


Weekly Update: August 8-13


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!


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!


Volunteer Coordinator