Andy crashed and broke his femur riding today, and is having surgery on Monday. The pavement will probably be repaired on Tuesday 😉 All the best man, heal up! Send him positive vibes if you get a chance.
Unless somebody knows who “Powerwheels” is (please use your real name in the future!), our podium is: 1st Matthew “Bajan-boi” Wright, 2nd Kevin “finally wins something” Bodbyl, and 3rd Rich “I had a baby” Lyle. Bayden and Karen fill out the top 5 (so close). Will be in touch with the winners for prizing. Way to go Froomey, and all of the Sky-bots!
The OCA allows non-members to participate in one club activity per year, as a chance to try out a club and group riding. We’ve set our two available dates for this month on Sunday the 23rd (shorter “B” ride), and Wednesday the 26th. If you’ve always wondered what a club ride is like, then this is your chance! Details:19
Please make sure that you read the appropriate ride description, and meet the fitness and safety standards for riding.
We’d like to make people aware of https://bikemaps.org/, “a crowdsource tool for global mapping of cycling safety”. You can report near-misses, bike thefts, etc. here, and be made aware of hot spots. Also, look to http://guelph.ca/2017/07/bike-survey/ to have your say about the new pilot project on Gordon street. Thanks @guelphbikes for the continued advocacy!
Last week’s route was a winner so lets do it again. We will keep the pace steady for the first 20km and then we can ramp it up easy. Riders, please be prepared to ride the 32 to 35km advertised group pace.
It’s that time again! We’re putting on a Velogames TdF competition again this year, choose your custom cycling roster over at velogames.com and join league #60873878. Prizing for the top 3 overall provided by Speed River Bicycle. Only club members are eligible for prizes, but anyone can join. Best of luck!
Today we received the following press release from the Ontario Cycling Association (OCA) announcing a new Ontario ITT Race Series organized by RaceTiming.ca.
Club members may be interested as one of the events is being held in Fergus. In addition, club members who do not have an OCA racing licence are eligible to participate!
Registration for the first event closed this coming Thursday May 4/17 at midnight.
Racetiming.ca is proud to bring to you the brand new Ontario ITT Series. The series will feature three events across the province, all of which will run with traditional Regional categories (ability based) as well as U17 & Para.
Here’s the best part: OCA club members can participate without a racing licence.
Each event will have a Sportif category where any member of an OCA Sanctioned Club (ACM) will be allowed to participate in. Various distances will be offered, both for Men & Women, and will each have a podium ceremony and awards! Series points will be awarded to top finishers and a final series standing will tell us who the best club riders of 2017 are!
The three dates within the series are:
Ingersoll, ON – Saturday, May 6th, 2017 Fergus, ON – Sunday, June 11th, 2017 Dundalk, ON – Sunday July 23rd, 2017
Registration for the first event is now up on CCN Bikes:
Thanks to all those that came out for the sessions this year. We may be back next year if there is still interest, Zwift seems to be killing the vibe 🙂
The SRCC indoor winter training series is a go for 2017! Sessions will begin on Tuesday, January 10th at 7:00 p.m., and continue on Tuesday’s for 8 weeks (through to Feb. 28th inclusive).
The location is new for this year, all sessions will be held at the gym at the Holy Rosary Catholic School located at 365 Stevenson St, Guelph. Parking is available between the church and the school. Bring your bike, stationary trainer or rollers, water, and a towel for 1 – 1.5 hours of pure, sweat-stained enjoyment.
This series is free to all SRCC members, as costs are being covered by the club… with thanks to our generous sponsors, of course!
The SRCC Annual General Meeting will take place Monday, November 28th downstairs at The Shakespeare Arms. It’s at this meeting that we’ll hear end-of-year reports on club operations and, importantly, elect our 2017 volunteer executive, encompassing the positions identified here. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend, and anyone wishing to seek election to—or nominate another for—the volunteer executive can either submit their (self-)nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org or declare as much in person at the AGM. The meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. sharp, and shouldn’t last more than an hour, tops. Come on out!
Our annual club social will take place Friday, November 18th, 7pm, at the Italian Canadian Club. Come for the light fare, cash bar, awards presentation, door prizes, and The Annual Presidential Address, but stay for the all-night reveling and witty banter. All for a modest, $5.00 cover charge that will be collected at the door.
Please note that Sunday club rides will be switching to an 11am start time for October, with the long and medium rides combined. Hopefully it stays warm for the whole month! Other non-club rides might be posted to the forum.
We’re thrilled to announce that cyclocross racing will return to Guelph this fall, and at a great new venue to boot! Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 22nd, and plan to join us at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area for Guelph Cross 2016.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We’re in need of race-day volunteers to assist with things like course set-up and tear-down, marshalling, and the like. Want to get involved? Contact Gabhan at email@example.com with your interest.
Again, we’re super-excited to be bringing CX racing back to the Guelph area, and hope to see all of our valued members out in attendance. There will be more information to come… watch this space for updates!