VCC May 9 Update

Saturday Ride

New start time this week: 10am!
As the daytime highs improve, we’ll move our Saturday ride time up to 10am until at least the end of August. This week we will shift over to the Ardrossan Rec Centre and ride north from there. Weather looks sunny, but often winds can be the biggest factor when we ride in this area.

Monday Track Sessions
This coming Monday, we’ll open our track riding season at Argyll Velodrome at 7pm. No prior experience necessary, as I’ll go over all the basics for anybody trying it out for the first time. The club has its own fleet of track bikes that we can get you set up on. Just bring your own pedals (and shoes) and we can easily fit them on the right-sized bike for you!

Wednesday Rides
Your choice on Wednesdays now. You can come to the club’s River Valley Hill Circuit, starting at 6:30pm from Emily Murphy Park.

Or if you’d rather do a little midweek racing, you can head over to Colchester Hall at 7pm for a “Shootout” Style group ride. If you’ve ever been riding in Tucson, Arizona, then you’ll know what I mean by “Shootout,” a classic Saturday morning group ride that turns into race mode once it leaves the city.

In our Edmonton Midweek Racing series, you’ll ride as a group from Colchester Hall on TWP 520. After everybody safely crosses over HWY 21, “race mode” will soon switch on and off you go! See details and the full route on the Edmonton Midweek Race Club website.

Still Seeking Weekly MTB Ride Interest
I’ve got some interest in a weekly MTB ride through the Edmonton River Valley. This one could be a Thursday evening ride. Let me know if you’re interested and we’ll get this going soon!

And Weekly Gravel Ride Interest
I hear the gravel is great on the west side of the city. If you’d like us to start up a Sunday gravel ride and know of other areas to ride in the region too, let me know: