Hooboy it’s been a couple of busy weeks - no updates last week cause it was holiday Monday and you totally didn’t miss much anyway! Anywho, let’s get into it!
- On Saturday, a major incident involving a vehicle and a group of cyclists occured. It didn’t involve our club but affected the cycling community at large. Here are some links:
Tiffany, our women’s program coordinator puts how we feel about this incident into words much better than I can: “In the after-math of yesterday's incident, as we are Edmonton's largest road cycling club, we have the ability to be a loud voice. And because of this we ask that everyone please be hyper-aware of the impact your able to make on social media, and in your communities. Please consider perception, be the bigger person/cyclist, and let's work together to ensure there is a positive outcome in all of this rather than simply adding fuel to the very cruel social media fire blazing right now.
Also, We'll ensure that something is organized to support Cycle-Logic, and soon. As the financial impact will take longer to work out for each rider, we'll likely look to organize an awareness ride BUT we need to ensure that it creates a positive impact, rather than a negative one, which requires some strategy. We need to work with other clubs as they will want to do the same thing. The last thing we want is each club doing something different, which could mean motorists see large groups of cyclists out 'clogging up the streets' in different awareness rides. While this wouldn't be our intent, we have to be very careful with perception right now. We will also reach out to those most seriously impacted and see if we can support in the way of prepared meals, etc.
Thank you for your support of our cycling community - we are proud of our members and to be a part of such a supportive cycling community!"
- Cross Camp is Coming! August 18th - A great way to get into cross with skills and tactics, Many of Alberta's finest Cyclocrossers are graduates of this program. Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1874844426141324/
Intervals is at the Research Park - As the season continues, these rides will eventually become cross practice.
Wednesday Ride - will meet a Terwilligar Recreation Center for a ride headed west. Map here: https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Terwillegar+Community+Recreation+Centrefirstname.lastname@example.org,-113.5864035,108m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x53a01fc648be242d:0x3d7a2054ce55493b!8m2!3d53.458531!4d-113.5825294
Sunday will have the first cross race of the year, as part of cross camp - come out even if you didn’t attend cross camp for a fun, no pressure race! See cross camp link above.