Happy Heritage Day Long Weekend
Celebrate ye olde-tyme travel by getting out of the car and onto your bike this weekend! With a forecast finally looking rain-free, take advantage while you can. Just leave the woollen cycling shorts and leather chamois behind. No need to be that retro!
Ride on your own, with a few friends or join a club ride.
Taking advantage of the long-weekend Monday, I’ve posted a special long-loop ride starting on the south side, near Ellerslie Road and 50th Street. See below for a few more details. This replaces the usual Monday Hill Circuit, because the Heritage Festival will be all over our usual starting location in Hawrelak Park.
REMINDER: Cycling Coaching Camp
The Argyll Velodrome Association in co-operation with Cycling Canada is offering a coaching camp led by the Cycling Canada’s Pathway Development Manager and Master Coach Developer, Jesse Korf.
No prior coaching courses are required. If you are considering coaching at any level – road, track, cross, MTB, BMX – you’ll benefit from what the sessions will offer.
When: August 29 to September 1
– Mastering Training Design to best develop Skills
– Race Day Preparation
Registration Fee: $100.00 ( Maximum 14 Coaches ) Certified NCCP coaches can receive points by taking this session.
Payment : By cheque to: Argyll Velodrome Association
Feel free to email me for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Weekday Ride Schedule
All rides are posted on the event calendar.
- NO Monday night Hill Circuit. Besides being a holiday Monday, our usual staging location at Hawrelak Park will be filled with Heritage Festival activities.
- Threshold TT intervals leave from the old Colchester School Site on Thursday at 6pm. Expect about 2hrs riding.
For riding up to 2hrs, take two water bottles and a banana or small snack in your pockets. That should fuel you.
Over 2hrs, and consider a 3rd water bottle or search out a country store to re-hydrate. A few calories in your bottles are ok, but more solid snacks will fuel you better: 2 or 3 bananas, a Cliff Bar (or similar) or small PB&J sandwiches.
The Saturday ride starts 10am at the Olympiette Centre. Clockwise loop up to HWY 16 before heading south to Cooking Lake. 60km Strava Route posted HERE: https://www.strava.com/routes/20365444
The Sunday ride starts 10am at the Acheson PetroCan/Truck Stop area. 70km hilly Strava Route posted HERE: https://www.strava.com/routes/19516571
The Monday ride start 10am from the PetroCan/RBC Centre near the intersection of Ellerslie Road and 50th Street. Easy to get to from 50th just south of the Henday. I’ve plotted a simple 82km route HERE: https://www.strava.com/routes/20691223 But feel free to make a few changes if you’ve got better ideas.
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