October 25 to 31 Update

Flawless Velocity CX Race!

Jason Redfern pulled together a great race for the Alberta ‘cross scene, getting top marks from the ABA Commissaires for his efforts. And he couldn’t have done it without all of our club volunteers who set up, tore down and wrangled everyone and everything on race day.

And of course racers were well-treated by a number of sponsors who came forward and helped out:

  • Brio Bakery with their tasty baked treats
  • Roasti Coffee Co. with the caffeine that energized and warmed up many riders
  • Sobeys Nottingham with copious amounts of extra calories – both fresh and packaged – that riders nibbled on all day long
  • Alley Kat Brewing provided podium bomber beverages
  • Jakroo Custom Apparel sent in Bodos (neck warmers) for every podium finisher
  • Clif Bar had boxes of, what else, Clif Bars for the winners
  • Giant Edmonton provided swag for the podiums and draw prizes
  • TDH Fluid Systems donated some of the prize cash
  • Redfern Creative designed the social media graphics
  • And the club’s own Michael Wichuk pulled together the slick-looking tech guide and design for the Bodos

Podium winners on the day even included some of our own riders:

Novice Men

  1. Brad Streadwick – Velocity CC (his first ‘cross race!)
  2. Herb Stark – Hardcore CC
  3. David Seidel – redbike south

Sport Women

  1. Jaylene Kemp – Independent
  2. Jenaya Francis – Juventus CC
  3. Maryann Moore – Velocity CC

Sport Men

  1. Robert Bruha – ERTC
  2. Ryan Makela – RMBNB CC
  3. Will Bailey – redbike

Expert Men

  1. Mackenzie Potter – The Bike Shop
  2. Max Stark – Hardcore CC
  3. Ian Watts – Peloton Racing p/b Momentum Cycling

Open Men

  1. Andrew Davidson – The Lead Out Project
  2. Sean Germaine – Independent
  3. Ryan MacLean – Juvenuts CC

Open Women

  1. Sarah Gilchrist – ERTC
  2. Kim Walter – Velocity CC
  3. Shantel Koenig – redbike

Edmonton Bike Network Planning

The City is encouraging public feedback into their Bike Plan priorities and implementation with review sessions and workshops. It has been promising to see the initiatives the City has created so far. But more can be done.

See the upcoming info sessions and workshops on the City’s website: https://www.edmonton.ca/transportation/cycling_walking/bike-plan-public-engagement.aspx


Nominations are coming in for Rider-of-the-Year. Have you made your choices? At the club dinner we’ll recognize one Female and one Male rider. You select the qualifications. Big mileage? Big results? It all counts for something. Please make your selections HERE: https://forms.gle/ZKQ2MPvupDXJFuZy7

Club Dinner and AGM Tickets ON SALE

Buy your dinner tickets dinner online (only – none will be available at the door): $10 per person, $20 per family. Grab them on Zone4: https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=22219

Remember, we’ve made a big overhaul of the club bylaws. The AGM needs to approve them. Please see all the details on the event page HERE: https://velocitycyclingclub.ca/event/2019-end-of-season-wrap-up-party/

Weekend Rides

Our weekend forecast is not looking great as I write this… cold and maybe snowy. But if it’s dry & above zero, let’s do our best to still get out there. Keep banking some endurance riding before hitting the indoor trainers.

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

The Sunday ride starts west of town, 11am at the Acheson PetroCan/Truck Stop area. Suggested 70km hilly Strava Route posted HERE: https://www.strava.com/routes/19516571

Have some fun trying what others are afraid of doing.