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2020 COVID Crusher

July 27, 2020 - August 2, 2020

This riding camp is a week-long series of rides in the Edmonton area from Monday, July 27, to Sunday, August 2.

Weekday rides will be about 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 hours long and begin between 3:30pm and 4:00pm. We can take advantage of the later sunsets to get some big weekday rides accomplished. If your work hours are a bit flexible, and/or you are working from home, I hope you can join us. Weekend rides will start 9:00am to 10:00am. Sunday will be a big ride, in the range of 160km. You’ll have the August long weekend Monday to recover.

I’ll implement these daily group rides to make sure everyone is kept safe, following all ABA and AHS guidelines and public health orders.

This means:

  • Pre-registration is mandatory
  • No more than 15 riders can register
  • Cohorting … what I’ll call a “Bicycling Bubble”  … will be explored – only if everyone registered understands the full meaning of forming a “Sport Cohort”
  • If forming a Bicycling Bubble is not possible, physical distancing will be enforced at all times

How would our Bicycling Bubble work for this week of riding?

You must absolutely understand that during the pandemic you may only have TWO cohorts.

One cohort is your Core Cohort. This consists of your everyday friends and family members that you either live with or interact with. You make no attempts to physically distance from these people. You may include up to 15 people outside your daily home in this cohort.

Your second cohort can be a child care cohort or a performing arts cohort or a sports cohort. You can only have ONE such cohort, and it absolutely must not overlap with any other cohort. You cannot have a cycling cohort AND a soccer cohort AND a band cohort AND etc. Child care cohorts can be up to 30 people. Performers and Sports teams can have up to 50 people.

You cannot bounce between these non-core cohorts. You can move between cohorts only if you space 14 days between them. Since our COVID Crusher Camp begins in less than a week, if you already belong to any other sport cohort, you will not be allowed to be within Velocity’s Bicycling Bubble. You could still participate, but you’d need to maintain the 2m physical distancing requirement on all rides.

If you’d like to participate, please click on the COVID Crusher Camp Registration to sign up TODAY!

Ride Schedule

In general, rides during the first half of the camp will start on the east side of Edmonton. Rides in the second half on the west side.

Day 1 – Antler Lake ~3 hours

Stage at the Ardrossan Rec Centre.

Please show up at 3:30pm.

Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2721793490051842862

Day 1 Ride Signup: https://forms.gle/1PJyBQkng9GjPopV8

Day 2 – A bit of Tempo ~3-1/2 hours

Stage at the Harvest Pointe shopping complex, 50 Street and Ellerslie Road. We’ll pick up the pace to Tempo (that “annoying” pace I talk about) at least twice and probably three times during this ride.

Please show up at 3:30pm.

Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2721815959836225006

Day 2 Ride Signup: https://forms.gle/WELWYsJSndaYE1CR8

Day 3 – Easy Day ~1-1/2 hours

Stage from the Olympiette Centre.

Please show up at 4:00pm.

Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2721843674800656174

Day 3 Ride Signup: https://forms.gle/adcDc4bgGk2AXWog8

Day 4 – Long Steady Distance to Devon and Calmar ~4 hours

Stage from Hampton Terrance shopping complex, Lessard Rd and 202 Street (take Henday to the Lessard Rd exit).

Big ride, so please show up at 3:00pm.

Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2721848741310484974

Day 4 Ride Signup: https://forms.gle/AGuz7cPMRGoYGkvT7

Day 5 – Glory Hills ~2-1/2 hours

Stage from the Acheson Truck Stop, Highway 16 and Highway 60, at the PetroCan gas station.

Please show up at 3:30pm.

Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2721852356716544948

Day 5 Ride Signup: https://forms.gle/MAeY4M8Rp47SD2sr9

Day 6 – Velocity Club Ride from Ardrossan ~2-1/2 hours

Stage from the Ardrossan Rec Centre.

Please show up at 10:00am.

Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2721157122792392410

Day 6 Ride Signup: https://forms.gle/P16MRFNHvkJN2Hzv8

Day 7 – Scona 166km ~ 6 hours

Stage from Harvest Pointe shopping complex (same as Day 2), 50 Street and Ellerslie Road.

Please show up at 9:00am.

Strava Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2721809472114497006

Day 7 Ride Signup: https://forms.gle/nJNA9Fmv5KeEiDXE9


July 27, 2020
August 2, 2020