May 10 - 16 Update

Stieda Race Weekend

If you’re racing this weekend, send Coach Kevin a quick email: coaching@velocitycyclingclub.ca I’d like an idea of who is going to test their early season fitness.

I’ll be out to support you during the Saturday Road Race (not racing myself). So, if you’d like me to hand you a water bottle, please let me know beforehand. I don’t want to miss connecting with someone come race morning. Please prep your own extra bottles for me to hand you. I can’t guarantee you’ll get your own, but I’ll make my best effort.

I will be racing the crit on Sunday (Cat 3). Gotta test my own racing legs – sooner than later! But again, I’ll be around earlier in the day to help answer any of your racing questions.

Velocity / Cranky’s Race Weekend

The St. Albert Perron District Criterium is on Sunday, May 19. The Tech Guide is HERE. And the Zone4 Registration Link is HERE.

The Sunnyside ITT is on Monday, May 20. That Tech Guide is HERE. And the Zone4 Registration Link is HERE.

Again, send Coach Kevin a quick email with your race plans: coaching@velocitycyclingclub.ca

No race plans?? Then please help out with volunteering on either day. All positions are listed on the VolunteerSignup Link HERE. We need a total of 54 volunteers to make this race weekend a go!

Clothing Store Open Again

Everyone should be receiving their initial kit order this coming Monday.

For re-orders, or to find a few special additions, like the Echelon Race Suit, white jersey design, non-bib shorts, short sleeve skin suits, or even a cap …

Just head on over to our CLOTHING webpage for the store link.

Fixed Gear Fever Taking Over Velocity On …

Sunday afternoon, May 26 from 3-6pm.

We’ll have our own private session at the velodrome this month. Come try a few laps on a track bike! The club will set you up on one of our own bikes – just bring your own pedals, shoes and helmet.

And if you’ve ridden the velodrome in the past, and would like to refresh yourself – this will be your ideal opportunity too!

I’ve already got at least a half dozen riders coming. Please fire me an email, so I know you’re coming too: coaching@velocitycyclingclub.ca

Club Weekday Ride Schedule

We’ve established the Monday Hill Circuit. Leaving from Hawrelak Park at 6pm. We’ll ride Zoo Hill and the Legislature Grounds.

Threshold TT intervals will depart from Colchester School on Thursday at 6pm. Expect about 2hrs riding.

Track League Schedule

10-miler Tuesdays – Warmup starts at 7pm for about 45mins. Then the Bs and Cs race a 5-miler, followed by the As in the 10-miler.

3-Event Omnium Thursdays – Starts at 6pm.

Full details and Registration (mandatory) links are on the Argyll Velodrome Track League Page.

Saturday’s Weekend Ride MOVED to the East Side with 10am Start

Not racing this weekend? Then head to the Olympiette Centre to start this weekend’s Saturday ride of about 65km. New start time of 10am.

If you’d like a longer loop, easily add on the old Velocity Road Race course on the northeast corner of this circuit. Please see the Strava Route posted here: https://www.strava.com/routes/18798604

 

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