VCC July 22, 2022

Velocity Criterium

The weather forecast is looking dry and sunny for criterium racing this Saturday! Thanks everyone for volunteering. You’ve filled all our positions!

Note to any of you that’ll be racing: I’ll have the club tent on-site, and a couple of trainers available (a wheel-on magnetic unit and a Shimano 11-speed direct-drive one) for your pre-race warmups. You won’t be able to park anywhere on the course, so using our club warmup area will put you close-by the start line. Otherwise, you can always use the surrounding roads or your own trainer wherever you park. It’ll be tough to lug your own trainer into the club tent area.

No Saturday Club Road Ride This Week

With most of us working or racing the crit, there isn’t an organized ride this Saturday.

Sunday “Rule V” Club Ride

The advanced hard and hilly Sunday ride starts on the west side. Meet at the Acheson Truck Stop, west on HWY 16, at 10am.

Details are here:

Velocity Track Session

Please watch the club Twitter feed for the status of our Monday Track Session. A very nasty crack has opened up coming out high from turn 2, making most bunch riding unsafe. I anticipate holding off with our sessions until it’s fixed. Careful riding on the black line and staying below the blue Madison line might be possible though. I’ll post an update to Twitter on Monday as soon as I can make the call.

EMCC Tuesday Night Racing

This week the Masters event is a 40km ITT on the Joseph Lake course.

Links to the details are on our Events Calendar:

Wednesday Hill Circuit Returns

Head to Hawrelak at 6:30pm to start our Hill Night Circuit.

Details are here:

L’Etape Edmonton by Tour de France

L’Étape Edmonton by Tour de France will be celebrating the famous grand tour on Sunday, August 14. This is a race for everyone with a FREE kids race, Family Ride, Short, Medium and Long Distance Courses for all levels of athletes.  

You also can win Tour de France Jerseys over their Sprint and QOM/KOM sections.

Tour de France Legend Alberto Contador will also be at the race riding with everyone on the Long Distance course and available for pictures and autographs!

Here’s their website for full details and registration: 

Use the code VELOCITY for 20% off your entry. If that code has expired, then TDF20 should work instead.