VCC June 27 Update

Urgent Call for Volunteers!

We need your help to make our upcoming Summertime Criterium a roaring success! Join our dedicated team for this one-day event, happening July 9 – just a week-and-a-half away.

Why volunteer? You’ll witness the thrilling action up close and play a vital role in creating an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. Choose from various positions like course marshals, registration assistant, finish line assistant, and more.

Don’t miss out! Visit our sign-up sheet and secure your spot today. Your time and support will be greatly appreciated.

Questions or concerns? Please contact our volunteer coordinator Peter Sherstan –

Full details about the race are in our Tech Guide

Saturday Club Ride

This week’s ride will be about 80km, heading west, leaving at 10am from Edgemont Landing. Please see the event calendar for the route details.

Canadian Road Nationals

I had a busy week helping out the Ecoflo Chronos U23 team at Road Nationals this past week. It was a great team of 8 young men who put everything on the line in the Time Trial, Road Race and Criterium. It was well worth it, as they came away with much success!

Jonas Walton was 3rd in the U23 Time Trial. Philippe Jacob, Nicolas Rivard and Jerome Gauthier swept the U23 podium 1-2-3 places respectively. Only pro-rider Nick Zukowsky beat them, which means Jacob and Rivard also took silver and bronze in the Elite category!

Philippe Jacob had an awesome criterium too, winning 4 primes totalling $900 and placing 2nd on the podium!

Coach Holiday

I’ve got a short 2-week holiday coming up, July 1-15. This means my track session will be cancelled these 2 weeks. But the rest of your weekly club training rides will continue. You should be aware of the basic formats for all by now. I’ll keep posting ride routes for your Saturday adventures and maintaining the club communications while I’m away. Please feel free to email me any of your questions or concerns in the meantime:

L’Étape Edmonton on August 13

L’Étape Edmonton by Tour de France is coming up soon!

No matter where you are on your cycling journey, L’Étape Canada offers the perfect distance for you with 140km, 90km, 45km distances, a family ride and kids race.

I’ve got a 20% discount code just for Velocity members who enter! Send me an email to get the code –

Also, I’ll be giving away ONE FREE ENTRY on July 30. But you must be on my list of people who ask for the discount code to be eligible. So, make sure you’ve asked me for the code by midnight July 29 to be eligible for the giveaway.

If you don’t win the free entry, make sure to enter by July 31 to be eligible for their free bike draw. And finally, secure your entry before their last price increase on August 7.

Event details are on the L’Etape Canada website. Please sign up on their website for more event updates.