Climbing Camp Update

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The 2017 Climbing Camp is just around the corner but you still have time to sign up!

This is just and update to let you know that all five campsites have now been booked and paid for. If you’d like to share a site with someone, please let Stewart Wyllie know to make sure there’s room for everyone as there are only two tents allowed per site. You can make arrangements to split the cost of the site with the person who originally paid for it on Zone 4.

For more about Climbing Camp, make sure you have a look at the Climbing Camp Page.

Watch the Giro with Us!

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Come watch the Giro with us at Giant Edmonton (and new Cafe!!) from 8:00am – 9:00am this Saturday (May 27) before the ride or before you head out to the Steida Classic.

This stage is the last chance for Quintana to get a gap in the mountains before Dumoulin almost certainly clobbers him in the Time Trial on Sunday. That should lead to some pretty exciting racing, right?

This is open to all clubs, so if you have a friend that wants to join, invite them!


Details


Where: Giant Edmonton 

When: Saturday, May 27th. Open at 8:00am, stage should finish around 9:00am.

What: Watch the Giro with friends! Drink Coffee!

Weekly Update: May 24-28

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Lot’s on the list this week, so I’ve separated it into headings to make things easier to navigate. Just looking for the daily schedules? Right to the bottom!

New Club Clothing 

The big news of the week is that our long awaited club clothing online store is up and running! We’ve made a switch to Jakroo which has allowed the club to do the entire order process online. What this means is that when you login and order something, it will show up at your doorstep. For more information, have a look at the Club Clothing Page.

Climbing Camp

In other news, registration is up and running for our Climbing Camp in Jasper, AB on June 2-4. Please have a look at the Climbing Camp page for all the details.

2017 Drayton Valley 100 

We are also in the process of putting together a team for this year’s DV100. Last year we won and there is 2000 of prize money on the line, can we repeat this time around? Early bird team registration closes on May 31, so please fill out the form ASAP if you are interested in being on the 8 rider team!

 

Learn to Group Ride Clinics

If you missed it last week, make sure you make this week’s Learn to Group Ride Clinic! If you are new to the sport of cycling, want learn some road riding etiquette, and become more comfortable riding in a group, these are the perfect rides for you! They will start at 6:30pm in Hawrelak Park, at the first major picnic area on the right (Site #1) at 6:30. The sessions will cover some basic bike handling skills, Tips and Tricks, and Group Riding Expectations for the first two weeks, and then work on more advanced skills out on the Road later if anyone is interested.  Expect the pace to be relaxed, consistent, and predictable every week. Please check the twitter (@VelocityBikeAB) for updates and cancellations.

Learn to Ride Track Nights

And, finally, please note the the Learn to Ride Track Nights have also started. Bernie Fagnan will be instructing the new riders group from 5:00pm to 6:30pm while the track training session starts at 6:30pm. New riders who want to try track are encouraged to join at 5:00pm. Remember that the Velocity Cycling Club has a number of beautiful Marinoni Track Bikes for their members to use! If you have any questions, please contact BernieContinue reading

Urban Hills Tonight!

Okay, so we are a little slow on the Weekly Update this week, but for now it will have to be enough to know that Urban Hills is a GO for tonight! See below for all the details.

Tuesday, May 23: Urban Hills

Come on out for Urban Hills night! Worried that you aren’t fit enough? Well don’t be! Urban Hills is perfect for all levels. After each set of hills (and you can choose to do as many or as few as you’d like) we regroup and ride a nice easy pace to the next climb. 

Start Time: 6:00pm at the Ritchie Market, 6:15 at Cloverdale Hill

Ride Start Location: Ritchie Market at 6:00, Cloverdale Hill at around 6:15. We will end the ride at Rosso Pizzeria and you are more than welcome to stick around for a pizza post-ride!

Ride Plan: See the Urban Hills night description for more details.

Route Map: On tap this week: Cloverdale Hill, and The Legislature Hill, and the Zoo Hill

Weekly Update: May 15-22

UPDATE: Please note that we have change our ride meeting points this week for both Saturday and Sunday. 

And …. the Velocity Stage Race p/b Velofix is a wrap! A huge, huge, huge thank you to all the volunteers that made this event possible. You can all give yourself a big pat on the back (and check your email later today for the winners of the volunteer draw prizes!) for standing out in the cold rain.

Now that the VSR is done, the Learn to Group Ride Clinics are (finally) here!! We’ve been putting these off for a couple of weeks as we prepared for the Stage Race, but no more excuses. So, if you are new to the sport of cycling and want learn some road riding etiquette and become more comfortable riding in a group, these are the perfect rides for you! They will start at 6:30pm in Hawrelak Park, at the first major picnic area on the right (Site #1) at 6:30. The sessions will cover some basic bike handling skills, Tips and Tricks, and Group Riding Expectations for the first two weeks, and then work on more advanced skills out on the Road later if anyone is interested.  Expect the pace to be relaxed, consistent, and predictable every week.

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.

And, finally, please note the the Learn to Ride Track Nights have also started. Bernie Fagnan will be instructing the new riders group from 5:00pm to 6:30pm while the track training session starts at 6:30pm. New riders who want to try track are encouraged to join at 5:00pm. Remember that the Velocity Cycling Club has a number of beautiful Marinoni Track Bikes for their members to use! If you have any questions, please contact BernieContinue reading