October 18 to 24 Update

Big BC Racing for Velocity BMX

A couple of our YEG Velocity BMX racers headed to Chilliwack to test their speed against some USA racers.

The USA Canadian BMX Grands brings out the best BMX’ers. Riders come from all over Canada and the US, including some world-ranked riders.

Although many riders from the US get the benefit of practicing year round, our team held their lines.

Jhett Hickey (7 years old) raced in two classes: Boys 7-8 Open and 7 Year Old Expert. Most predicted he wouldn’t be a contender. Yet this youngster proved he could make his finals … and finish top 8!

Kaileb Torrie (16 years old) raced 16 Expert class. He has been training hard, and learning to race with guts and glory.

Although his weekend had 3 crashes, Kaileb was able to pull out 4th and 6th place finishes.

The Velocity BMX Team is looking forward to flying to warmer states over the winter. Let’s keep the rubber side down and put Alberta on the map for BMX!


Velocity CX – Ready to Roll!

All of the key volunteer positions have been filled. Thanks to each of you that will make this race a great one for all the competititors.

We could use one more set of hands for Course Tear Down on Sunday afternoon. If you can help, please sign up: VolunteerSignup Sheet LINK.


Club Dinner and AGM Tickets ON SALE

Tickets for our dinner are now available to buy – $10 per person, $20 per family – on Zone4: https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=22219

At the AGM we need to approve our new set of club bylaws. Please see all the details on the event page HERE: https://velocitycyclingclub.ca/event/2019-end-of-season-wrap-up-party/

And, we’d like to hear your nominations for Rider-of-the-Year. One Female and one Male rider each will be recognized during the club dinner. Check your Strava feed for Velocity members you follow. Look over the ABA race results. Who do you think had a fantastic season – whether that means race results or some really big riding?

Nominate your Riders HERE: https://forms.gle/ZKQ2MPvupDXJFuZy7

Weekend Rides

The roads are still snow-free, so let’s keep riding!

The Saturday ride starts in the Harvest Pointe shopping complex. Leaving 11am, it heads east, looping towards Cooking Lake. About two hours and just over 60kms. Strava Route posted HERE: https://www.strava.com/routes/21561893

No Sunday ride … so we can all get out and support Velocity CX in the Strathcona Science Park.

Train to train, or train to win. Either way you’re a winner.