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.

Event Updates:

1.       September 20 - Midweek Cross Continues! https://www.facebook.com/CXAlberta-555631837840467/ for updates and location.

2.       September 23-24 – Hop ‘n’ Hurl / Jim Horner Double Header CX Race in Edmonton! Check out the ABA website for registration and details - http://www.albertabicycle.ab.ca/events

3.       September 24 – Lead Out Project Year End Celebration Ride – Lead Out Project, a successful Alberta cycling team that donates all race winnings to charity is hosting their year-end ride/celebration at Highwood Pass. Fully Supported, no cost. A great option if you want to tackle Highwood Pass this year. 2 speed options. https://www.facebook.com/events/318781165251046/

4.       September 30 – Ride for Refuge Charity Ride – Join or Donate to the ERTC Team – a 50km casual cruise through the river valley for a great cause with lunch included. $25 registration cost, or $150 minimum fundraising. https://rideforrefuge.org/charity/anc

5.       October 1 – Roger’s Harvest Ride – Traditionally the last road “event” of the season. This is an interclub ride with all the big clubs in Edmonton, in memorial of Roger, who lost his battle with cancer in 2001. $30 donation to the Alberta Cancer Foundation required to ride.  https://velocitycyclingclub.ca/events/rogers-harvest-ride/

6.      October 14 - Murphy's Law - Murphy’s Law will be screening at Princess Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta on Saturday October 14th, 2017 at 4:00pm. Megan reached out to our club and would like people from the cycling community to attend - she will be there to answer questions about the film. Help support indie filmmakers!

Film synopsis:
On the eve of her 35th birthday, Megan moved back into her childhood home. For the first time in her life, she was alone; both of her parents are dead. In cleaning out her parents’ belongings, she found her father’s journal, long believed lost in a fire. It chronicled his 1973 solo bike journey through Ireland when he was just 26 years old. Struggling with her own grief and broken heart, she decides to take her father’s journal and his original 1973 red Peugeot and return to the land of her ancestors. Will retracing her father’s journey help her to find her own way forward?

The film’s writer, producer and director, Megan Murphy, is scheduled to attend the screening and be available for a Q&A following the film. https://www.facebook.com/events/139528696659946

Ride Updates:

1.       Cross Skills Practice (Tonight) cancelled due to cold and snow.

2.       All other rides are a go, however weather policy still applies.