October 26 – November 1 Weekly Update

End of Season Wrap-Up Party

Coming soon, to the Capilano Community League Hall!
Next Friday, November 2nd, your executive invites all club members to our end-of-season wrap-up party. Join us for a meal and social night at the Capilano Hall, 10810 – 54 Street. The doors will open at 5:30pm, and a cash bar (liquor license pending) will open at 6pm. Supper will be catered by Chianti Restaurant.
Please join all your old and new club friends for this night to celebrate the 2018 riding season!

You can buy tickets at the door: $10 per person and $20 per family (cash or cheque).

We must know how much food and drinks to supply. Please indicate your planned attendance and number of people in your group via email to Ed Heacock at heacock@planet.eon.net  no later than 12 noon on Thursday November 1.

Great Day of Trail Riding on Roger’s Harvest Ride

Roger's Harvest Riders

Roger’s Harvest Ride took a new pedal stroke this year. We couldn’t put up with the new road ride event regulations thrown at us by Strathcona County. So we grabbed all versions of off-road bikes and hit the trails in the Waskahegan – Cooking Lake Provincial Park area.
Laura Tetrault (Roger’s widow) reminded us all about why Velocity started this event. You could say the low-key club ride atmosphere returned us to its roots. Though next year we would like to reinstate some form of cancer research fundraising.
Paul Ermantrout and Laura TetraultThe Ride recognized club Treasurer Paul Ermantrout as the honoured rider this year. Paul has provided the club unparalleled support through his role as Treasurer. Normally he would have ridden “Goldie,” a trusty road bike belonging to Roger. But Goldie refused to take to the off-road trails!
Coincidentally, Roger’s Harvest Ride took place in the Birkebeiner Cross-Country Ski Race Start/Finish area. Which brings me to a related promotion many of you cyclists will be interested in …

New Birkebeiner Guarantee Offered

It seems like our winter has come and gone already. We’ve endured a couple of major snow storms this fall. Yet wonderful riding temperatures have returned. So maybe winter cross-training, like cross-country skiing, is far from your mind right now.

And so grabbing an early (discounted) Birkebeiner entry may be far from your mind too.

But if you register before the end of November, you’ll get a No Snow? No Problem! guarantee. You’ll be able to carry forward your entry as a transfer to your same event registration for 2020!

Check out the Birkie’s Deal Page to see what else is on offer right now, like FREE! mittens …

Remember, the No Snow? No Problem! deal is only good for entries received by November 30, 2018.

Annual General Meeting Notice – November 26

As per the club’s by-laws, we must hold our AGM before the end of November. Please hold the date on your calendar: Monday, November 26. Location and time will be forthcoming.

Weekly Ride Schedule Summary

As long as reasonable temperatures remain (generally >0°), I’m determined to keep our rides rolling.

Saturday departs from Colchester Elementary at 11am and heads south and east.

The Sunday Ride leaves from St. Albert’s Enjoy Centre at 11am. We head west over a few rolling hills.


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