February 2020 Update

Cyclocross World Championships

This weekend the 2020 UCI Cyclocross World Championships are in Dübendorf, Switzerland. Velocity’s former head coach and current Canadian National “three-peat” Champ Mike van den Ham will be representing all of our CX dreams of greatness!

You should be able to stream all the action with an account at FloBikes.com.

It might be a good idea to start a FloBikes subscription sooner than later anyway. They’ve snapped up Canadian broadcast rights for just about every cycling event this year … including the Tour de France. That’s right, there will be NO Sportsnet coverage. If you want to safely (and legally) watch any (and all) grand tour coverage in Canada this year you must subscribe to FloBikes. I guess as an added bonus they will carry almost everything else too, including the Spring Classics. Pro Cycling race broadcasting has gone 100% Internet streaming, at least in Canada.

February Club Meeting

Our next club update meeting will be a THURSDAY this month. Of primary importance is to start getting our May 17 race organization ideas sorted out.

Where: Downtown MEC Community Boardroom, 11904 104 Avenue, Edmonton

When: Thursday February 20 from 7:00-8:30 PM

All club members welcome to attend.

If you would like anything in particular added to the agenda, send your request to: president@velocitycyclingclub.ca

DEADLINE for 2019 Race Fee Claims

Club Treasurer Paul Ermantrout is wrapping up the collection of race fee claims this month. All claims must be submitted by February 15 for any reimbursement considerations.

Some of your Alberta race fees will be eligible for reimbursement, subject to budget limits. Receipts are MANDATORY and must be included as attachments to your email when making a claim.

Please use this spreadsheet for your summary: Velocity Race Fee Expense Claim

Email your completed claim to Paul at: Treasurer@velocitycyclingclub.ca

Renew Your 2020 Club Membership

New this year is our club Code of Conduct. We’re committed to providing all members a safe, positive and enjoyable experience in our club. All members must review and accept the terms of this Code when applying for their club membership.

You’ll have the opportunity to review the Code when taking out your membership (CLICK HERE) or you can preview the code right now: Velocity Code of Conduct.

If you’ll be racing in any discipline this year, you’ll need to take out an ABA race license. Head on over to the ABA Membership Link to purchase your license.

Save the Date for Our Annual Spring Riding Camp

Polish-off your spring fitness at our annual Spring Riding Camp. The awesome roads and weather await your arrival in the Penticton – Okanagan region, April 25 to May 3.

The club has booked special room rates at the classic Tiki Shores Motel. Members can phone the hotel and mention they’re booking with “Velocity Cycling Club.”

Tiki Shores Motel
914 Lakeshore Drive W.
Penticton, BC
(250) 492-8769

Is a Trip to the Yukon on Your Bucket List?

Parks Canada in the Western Arctic asked to pass along this amazing adventure opportunity to see Ivvavik National Park.

The experience is a trip to their fly-in basecamp in the northern tip of the Yukon. While there, you’ll stay in a prospector tent, participate in guided hikes from Parks Canada staff, listen to stories from Inuvialuit hosts, eat traditional foods, and even have the chance to fish in the Firth river. This is one of the most remote National Parks in Canada, which very few people get to experience each year. Sometimes their visitors even catch a glimpse of a grizzly bear nearby, or get to see the 120,000 porcupine caribou that migrate past camp.

See more details in their Imniarvik Base Camp Trip poster.

Searching for 26″ MTB Wheels

Club member Brent Welsh is wondering if anyone in the club has a set of 26″ MTB wheels (with disc mounts) they’re willing to unload for a reasonable price.

If so, please text Brent at 780-918-9783 or email him at rbwelsh@gmail.com.

Weekend Zwift Meetup Ride

Coach Kevin hosts Zwift Meetups on most Saturdays at 11am for about an hour. I’ll give you some riding prompts, like changing your cadence or move to a standing pedalling position, to create a little variety in the ride.

This month I plan to host Meetups on February 8th and 29th.

If you’d like to participate, you must be following me on Zwift. In Zwift’s Companion app (their blue icon app), use the “Find Zwifters” function, and search for “Kevin Rokosh.” I should show up. If possible, edit your own username to put “[VCC]” at the end. That will help me pick you out from the crowd. If I find your name in the list of my followers, then I’ll include you in the Meetup invite list.

If you have any questions, send me an email: Kevin@EpicSeasonCoaching.com

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