VCC Update - January 2021

Impromptu Sunday XC Skiing

Just in time for a drop into less than seasonable temperatures, the provincial government has lifted the ban on outdoor gatherings.

Not that you could necessarily call 10 or fewer people meeting up to hit the cross country trails, sort-of together, an “outdoor gathering.”

But perception does matter.

This weekend, cold temperatures permitting, your club President Ed Heacock will be heading to the ski trails of the Strathcona Wilderness Centre for a couple hours of skiing. All from the club are more than welcome to meet him out at the trail head about 9am on Sundays during the rest of the cross country ski season.

Please send Ed a courtesy email if you plan on meeting him out there:

Saturday Zwift Riding

It’s never too late to throw your name on our Saturday morning Zwift Ride sign up form:  >>>HERE<<<

Just put your name on the list to receive Meetup invites from me. No obligation to ride – the form just makes it easier for me to send out invites each week. Please read the directions on the sign up form to ensure you receive my invites.

I now have an in-ride Zoom session going so we can freely chat during the ride (with video muted to save your Internet bandwidth and to avoid sharing your “sweaty” face!). If you’ve signed on to ride, I’ll send you the link in a private email.

Optimistically  Planning Our Spring Penticton Riding Camp

The evolution of COVID-19 may derail us, but I’d rather be optimistic and then cancel if needed …

So on that note, we’ve got a Velocity-only deal going again at Penticton’s Tiki Shores Beach Motel for April 24 to May 2, 2021. Call the hotel direct to make your reservation, asking for the Velocity Cycling Club block of rooms: Phone (250) 492-8769.

I’ll be planning a big block of riding in the picturesque Okanagan valley. Some in-real-life riding to truly get our outdoor season going again!

And speaking of that outdoor season, all Penticton members will need their club membership active. Easy to check it off now that …

2021 Membership Sign-Up is LIVE

All required waivers for 2021 have been updated and the Karelo membership links are live now. Membership fees are the same as last year: $100/person, $200/family (up to 4 people, with a maximum of 2 children, 18 years and under – additional children are $45 each up to a family maximum of $290).

Show your club support, hop on board for 2021 and sign up >>>HERE<<<.


What are you willing to give to your one precious 2021?