It’s great to see everyone out there still riding! It’s cold and chilly now but just gotta layer up! The bike scene is still running strong with cross as popular as ever, with every mid week cross race breaking previous attendance records! If you haven’t tried cross yet, you can race it on a cross bike or mountain bike, or a hybrid with knobby tires. If you don’t have one, I encourage you to borrow one as it’s easily one of best things to do in the fall!
Our annual cross race is coming up and things are starting to shape up – we will need some pretty specific things from your guys coming up here shortly. So please continue to check Facebook and your e-mails for more information.
Just a reminder that all midweek rides including the midweek races you will now REQUIRE at a minimum a front and rear blinker for safety purposes. It gets dark around 7:30 nowadays and all of our rides go later than that. You can pick up a pair from Revolution Cycle for around $25, or any other bike store. These type of lights are just for "to be seen" purposes. They will not provide enough light in an unlit area, you will require larger lights for that.
Cross is in full swing so be sure to come out to our cross practice rides on Tuedays and Midweek Cross Races on Wednesdays! Message me if you want a discount code to register. Late season Cross Race Licenses are now available for $75 from the ABA.
Major Events / Announcements:
October 5 (Wednesdays, ongoing) –Midweek CX racing is a great way to try out racing – there are tons of people and you will have people to race with no matter what your fitness level or age is! The age range of participants is 7-77 and there are plenty of ability levels. They take place either at Argyll or Capilano Park, and last no more than 30-45 minutes. There is a very fun, casual atmosphere and the races see in excess of 100 people! More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1045472902214539/ and registration link here: https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=12975 please message me if you are taking part in the “Try Racing” program and want a coupon code to register. Please note that this is the LAST one for this year!!! And it starts at 6:30 to beat the sunset.
October 8/9 – ABA Cross Races – Velocicross/ United Cycle Cross – Another local double header with single event licenses available, Tech guide is here: http://www.albertabicycle.ab.ca/uploads/files/2016%20Tech%20Guides/CX/Microsoft%20Word%20-%202016%20Velocicross%20Tech%20Guide.docx.pdf and the registration link and more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1666016453716433/
October 23 (Sunday) – School of Cross – We are hosting another cross race this year and this time, we are going 2nd to redbike’s first. We will need volunteers as we get closer to the event date. I will be setting up the volunteersignup tonight and will be getting it out to you guys as soon as we can!
No changes. Happy riding! Weekend attendance may be low due to local races. We encourage you to race if you can, or come by and say hi!