ERTC Weekly Update - Week of July 16

This weekend saw us hosting Alberta Provincial Criterium Championships, and it went off without a hitch! Check out more from Tim, the race organizer:

ERTC Weekly Update - Week of July 9

Hope the last week was an amazing week on the bike for y’all, and if it wasn’t I hope that changes this week for ya! Unfortunately it doesn’t look like the weather is on our side (again) this week but make sure to post on the ERTC - Social Facebook group to see if someone wants to sneak in a cheeky ride when it’s not raining!

ERTC Weekly Update - Week of July 2

Hope y’all had a memorable Canada Day weekend (Or one that you can’t remember, both are fine!) Post is a little late this week due to that but hey, like 4 people read this so yeah…

ERTC Weekly Update - Week of June 25

This weekend saw our first road race we’ve hosted since 2014, and it went without a hitch! (OK, maybe there was one. To tow the trailer around.) Check out some words from one of the race organizers (and Vice President and Clothing Manager, and all around lovely guy, Greg Nicholson)

ERTC Weekly Update - Week of June 18

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE VOLUNTEER FOR OUR RACE!! We are still desperately needing someone to tow the trailer out to the race (the race DOES NOT HAPPEN IF THIS DOESN’T HAPPEN) and we still need 2 more wheel cars. The race also DOES NOT HAPPEN without these positions filled. Sign up here:

ERTC Weekly Update - Week of June 11

Perject KOM hunting weather! Not! I’m staying inside… Another week, which means another week where we all loved riding our bikes despite the conditions… right? Right?! Anyway. Things!

ERTC Weekly Update - Week of June 4

ERTC Weekly Update - Week of June 4

I don’t have any cheesy openings this week so let’s just get right down to the center of the wheel shall we?

A huge congratulations to Shauna Telford, as she is now the NATIONAL CRITERIUM CHAMPION for the Masters 30-39 Age Group! Hopefully you’ll get to meet her on one of the rides rocking her brand new red and white champions jersey!

ERTC Weekly Update - Week of May 28

Ay-ye Ay-ye Ayy here’s a blog post!~ Congratulations to all of our “graduates” of the Learn 2 Ride Skills Sessions, with 25 people coming out to the finish session - we hope you’ve come away a better and safer rider! Keep your eyes peeled for more casually paced rides on Wednesdays throughout the summer!

ERTC Weekly Update - Week of May 21

Aight so like yesterday was like a holiday so today is actually Monday so this isn’t actually late right?! So anyways, WE STILL REALLY NEED YOUR HELP FOR OUR RACE!!! Putting on races is one of the ways the ERTC tries to contribute to the cycling scene in Alberta. The stronger the scene, the better we are all for it. You can sign up here:

ERTC Weekly Update - Week of May 14

Woomp there it is, hit me! In the spirit of keeping these short and to the point! Tuesday saw the return of the research park after getting swept last week where everyone did a great inerval workout in preparation for the weekend’s races. Wednesday was another amazing day with lots of new riders working on more skills and getting more comfortable on their bikes and in a pack. The weekend saw the first ABA races go off, with both days being hot and windy. Despite the challenging conditions, ERTC was well represented with both Spencer King and Matt Hewson earning their upgrades into Cat 2 and 3 respectively.

ERTC Weekly Update - Week of May 7

Alright alright alright, still making it on Mondays! Quick recap for the week - Tuesday intervals were well attended but had to be moved as the research park was being cleaned. Wednesday’s learn to ride saw over 40 people improving their skills despite the dodgy weather. Thursday was another amazing day for turnout - we split into 2 groups and regrouped at Legislature, seemed to work out well, Saturday was a great ride out to Devon, with a quick visit out to Frickin’ Delights Donuts!

ERTC Weekly Update - Week of April 30

1 week in and I’m already procrastinating doing these! Quick recap of the week: Thursday had most likely the largest group I’ve ever seen on a Thursday! For now we will keep it coherent in one group and later on when we have the routes a little more solidified we will split it with 2 different routes so we all end up at Rosso at the same time! Saturday also had a good group out with an equal amount of people opting for the long vs. short options.

Club Updates:

  1. The first bicycle skills session is this Wednesday at 6pm, please make an effort to come even if you are a returning member - we would like the more experienced members to help out and it’s a great way to meet our new members! More information here:

  2. The second annual “Cinco-De-Biko-De-Mayo” is this Saturday! All you can eat Mexican food is included if you are a current member of ERTC, and $15 if you want to bring a significant other. $10 for a bottomless cup of beer from the keg! (Drink responsibly!) E-mail me at if you have not received an invite via Facebook.

  3. We are hosting an unofficial (No Points) time trial on May 6th. 30km of totally fun times. Register here:  tech guide here:  and we still need volunteers! Register here for volunteers:

Ride Updates:

  1. Intervals will be at the research park until June, and afterwards we will we swapping between the research park and Beaumont.

  2. Thursday Hills will be the following route this week: 4x Zoo Hill, 3x Emily Murphy, 1x Victoria Hill, 4x Legislature, (The Rosso, buuuuut if you want to keep going) 1x Grierson, 3x Cameron, 1x Rowland Hill, 1x Scona Hill (Then Rosso.) The new route we trialled last week was a bit inefficient, requiring a lot of snaking about on multi-use trails.   


ERTC Weekly Update - Week of April 23

Alrighty, I’ve gotten out of the habit of writing these over the winter, but never fear, for I shall be writing you you weekly from here and for the rest of the riding year!

Sponsorship Changes

ERTC has officially decided to end our relationship with Revolution Cycle as a sponsor of the club. We will still continue to support Revolution Cycle led initiatives such as the MS Road/MTB/Fatbike Tours and the Tour d’la Alberta but will no longer receive the 7% discount on bicycles and 15% on parts and accessories.

ERTC Non-Weekly Update

Woo, it’s been awhile since one of these things, so here goes! This is The first one of the new year unless I’ve forgotten, which is completely possible. But registration has been open for some time, hope to see you again next year. I will be continuing to use both new and old email lists, until the end of February here is the registration link:

ERTC Weekly(lol) Update - Week of November 6

Wow, it’s been awhile since I’ve written one of these! Anywho in the last… month there’s been a lot of goings on. Cross season ended, the snow seems to be sticking and here’s to your chosen winter activities! Being ERTC we have a multitude of people keeping busy this winter with a variety of activities, just post on Facebook if you want to do something and I bet someone will want to join ya! Anyways some announcements.

  1. Regular Club Rides are now concluded for the year. Winter rides will take up on a pick up basis. Want to ride? Just post!

  2. November 13 - MEC Club Night - This Monday!! Come in, check in at our desk, and get 10% off everything in the store!! This includes bikes, skis, boats, climbing gear, whatever. This Monday Only.

  3. November 17 - ERTC 2017 AGM - Have your say in how this club is run! Candid discussions on how you think the club is running are welcomed. Up for election this year is Vice President (Currently held by Greg Nicholson) and Women’s Cycling Coordinator(Currently held by Tiffany Baker) It will be at Revolution Cycle at 6:30, but we will have the food arriving at 6, so come early to get some food in ya! Bring some money for beer if you like. If you want more details, check out the Facebook event. don't have an invite? Let me know! also email me if you have any food restrictions. 

Please complete our yearly survey here: and we will do our best to incorporate your answers into how we run the club next year!

ERTC Weekly Update - Week of October 2

Welcome to October! So I totally got caught up watching Lady Gaga’s new documentary and Netflix… no regrets, so I guess you’re just gonna have to live with me posting this on a Tuesday Night. Anyways the sun sets at 7:20 or so nowadays so our midweek rides are definitely into the night - I would recommend something like this as a front light and a blinky as a rear if you want to be riding in the evenings. Onto the news!

ERTC Weekly Update = Week of September 25

Miss me, miss me now you gotta ki… nevermind I don’t want your cooties. Great weather this weekend after a week of that icky white stuff! Evenings are getting really short. I highly recommend full lights for Thursday Hills this week (weathers looking great!)

ERTC Weekly Update - Week of September 18

Happy Mid-September Snow Day! (Yup, it’s snowing as I write this.) Weather did not cooperate last week, with it being some combination of rain, or wind, or cold, but great to see people out and riding regardless! A reminder that regularly scheduled road rides will continue to happen up until the snow starts to stick, so I hope y’all got some cold weather gear.

ERTC Weekly Update - Week of September 11

Ayy lmao it’s a weekly update! Big week for ERTC as we’ve had great showings at the Wednesday Night Cross races, the DV100, and Beans ‘n’ Barley / Pumphouse Cross. We spread ourselves wide, but never thin! (Ok that sounded a lot better in my head…) Anywho, a reminder to please bring lights on ALL mid-week rides. Sun sets really early now, so please be aware. Also a reminder that our clothing store is always open, so if you need warmer clothing, now is the time to buy!