Well, I think it's finally time to ride some bikes, outdoors! Some of use have started to shake off the cobwebs (a few of us had the cobwebs BLOWN right out of us on Sunday - sorry Sarah, Amanda, and Danielle) and there are some great things ahead, so here's some info that should be useful as you start to consider riding outside.

  • Women's Learn to Race Seminar 3 - this Saturday the 8th from 2-4pm. Our final seminar will go over the ABA race calendar, Velocity Stage Race specifically, before/during/after the race info and tips, and female specific questions. Please RSVP here.
  • Spring Series Races - start this Sunday. More info on the races can be found on the ABA website. A group of us are meeting at the Olympiette Center at noon and will ride to the race course (10km away) together at a gentle pace. If you'd like to join us please send me an email so we don't leave without you. NOTE: Even if you don't plan to formally race this year, these 'fun races' are great to try. They're actually the only races that I've ever done. All that is required is a current club membership, no race license required. I'd just recommend being comfortable with group riding. So come give it a try, because the worst that can happen is you enjoy a country ride on your own (been there, done that, might do it again).
  • ERTC Learn to Ride Series - started this week (see pic above) and will run for the next 3 Wednesdays at 6pm at Hawrelak. I highly encourage everyone to attend, especially those new to group riding. More information on our Facebook page and the general club blogs.
  • Women's Recreational Rides - will start on Tuesday May 9th and will be every Tuesday (weather depending) for the duration of the season. I will post the ride location and route here as a blog post every Friday. 
  • Unofficial rides - You're welcome to organize unofficial rides among yourselves. You can utilize the club FB page or let me know and I'm happy to send out an email. Just note that these rides are uninsured as they are not official ERTC rides. But they're still highly encouraged if you can't make it to one of the regularly scheduled club rides. It's always more fun riding with someone than riding alone!

We've got new faces in our women's group already, so if you show up to a ride and see an unfamiliar face, please introduce yourself and let's grow our awesome group and have another amazing season!