VCC Update - August 6, 2021

Looping Around Cooking Lake

This weekend’s Saturday ride will carry us around Cooking and Antler Lakes, departing from the Olympiette Centre at 9am.

It’s 74km long, and will take us about 2:30hrs or a bit less. Here is the route:

https://www.strava.com/routes/2857733745371751534

Save this link and/or download it to your GPS bike computer.

Pre-register by 7:30am Saturday morning for the ride >>>HERE<<<

Monday Track Night

Our Track Night start time will bump up an hour to run from 5 to 7pm. This week we’ll start with a proper warm up and then start working on some cadence drills in a safely separated format on the black line. I’ll also show you how to select and change the gear you’ll use for these workouts.

Please register so we can get the bikes out and ready to use: Monday Track Sign-Up

Wednesday Hill Circuit Night

Hill Night continues with some long (for Alberta, anyway) and short hill repeats. Grab your climbing legs and come challenge yourself!

Pre-register for this ride on the form >>>HERE<<< by noon, Wednesday, August 11.

Airport Fondo

Some of you rode the Velocity Airport Fondo a few years back – a fun long club ride that tried to hit all of the big and small airports in the Edmonton region.

I’m bringing this club-only event back on Saturday, September 4 (the long weekend Saturday). I hope you can join us for some or all of this BIG ride – details will be worked out in the next couple of weeks. It’ll be a great final training ride opportunity too for anyone planning to ride the DV100 the following weekend.

Urban Fondo Price Reduction

The Urban Cycling Fondo being organized by the Edmonton World Triathlon has a sponsor, so they’ve been able to reduce their price to $60.

Registrations are now open for this event on August 22. Find out more and visit the registration link >>>HERE<<<.

I have always struggled to achieve excellence. One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve something without a struggle it’s not going to be satisfying.

Greg LeMond