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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Weekly Update: June 12 – 18

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Huge thanks to Tammy Brimner for the photos

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Huge thanks to Tammy Brimner for the photos

 

Masters National Championships 

If you didn’t look to closely at the photo above, you better go back and check it out because Ed Heacock is looking pretty good on that podium in the Road Race!

Congrats to Ed (3rd in RR, 7th in TT), Brain Countryman (8th in TT, 14th in RR), Dave Watson (35th in RR, 13th in TT), and Kevin Coghlan on their performances at the 2017 Global Relay Masters National Championships this past weekend. You can see all the results by following this link. 

Classic of Highlandia Criterium 

The classic of Highlandia crit is quickly approaching and you still have time to register, volunteer, or, even better, do both! You can see the Tech Guide here. Remember that Early Bird pricing closes tonight (Monday) at 11:59pm! 

The race still needs 40 volunteers to run, so if you want to come hang out at one of the most fun criteriums out there, consider doing so while wearing an orange vest!

Rundle Mountain Stage Race

We have some club funding to do the Rundle Mountain Stage Race! For all the details, see the RMSR post from last week. Please remember to sign up!
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Weekly Update: May 9-14

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The Velocity Stage Race is THIS WEEKEND and WE NEED VOLUNTEERS. The VSR takes over 60 volunteers every year and is the single most important event that our club puts on. So, come on out! There are even positions you can fill if you want to race:

Click here to Volunteer for the Stage Race. 

Besides that, we are also pleased to announce that sign-up is open for the Stage Race. Please see the event page for more details.

Remember that Thursday Night Mountain Bike Rides are back in the schedule. They will meet at Giant Edmonton at 6:15pm every Thursday. Please remember to check our club twitter account for ride updates.

Finally, we’ll be started up our Learn To Ride Clinics up next week Wednesday (May 17). Stay tuned for more details!

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Weekly Update: May 1 – 6

 

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Get your sprint on! The 2017 Velocity Stage Race is almost here.

Wow, and just like that it’s May! Which, of course, means the the Velocity Stage Race is very quickly approaching. Which also means that WE NEED VOLUNTEERS. The VSR takes over 60 volunteers every year and is the single most important event that our club puts on. So, come on out! There are even positions you can fill if you want to race.

Click here to Volunteer for the Stage Race. 

Besides that, we are also pleased to announce that sign-up is open for the Stage Race. Please see the event page for more details.

Finally, we’re excited to say that Thursday Night Mountain Bike Rides are back in the schedule. They will meet at Giant Edmonton at 6:15pm every Thursday. Please remember to check our club twitter account for ride updates.

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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