Pouch Cove Classic May 8

Pouch_Cove_Spring_Classic_logo-201504090926Registration is now open for the Pouch Cove Spring Classic, exclusively at https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/pouch-cove-spring-classic-2016. The race will be held on Sunday, May 8th, with sign in from 9:00 – 9:45 and the start at 10:00.

The route remains the same: starting from the soccer/softball complex on Bauline Line, participants race the 28 km loop counter-clockwise around Bauline Line, Pouch Cove Line, Main Road (Pouch Cove Highway) and the Torbay Bypass Road. Category A = 3 loops; B = 2; C = 1.

Registration is FREE, but is open only to BNL race license holders (there is a link on the registration site to the BNL license page). The long range forecast is for sun, winds from the South at 0 kph, and a temperature of 23 C. That is, however, subject to change. Volunteers (to assist with sign-in and marshaling the 4 turns) would be very, very welcome.

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Cycling Canada Planning Survey

cycling canada logo 340x340Cycling Canada invites participants in the sport to provide their input to the development of the plan for the 2017 – 2020 quadrennial.

The survey can be accessed at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CC2016EngSurvey
and will take 10-15 minutes to complete.

This is your opportunity to contribute to the plan that will guide the national body for the next four years.

Those that complete the survey will be entered into a draw for Hop On! gear.

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Provincial C Introductory Commissaire Training

cycling canada logo 340x340Cycling Canada is pleased to announce that the online Provincial C Introductory Commissaires Training for Road and Mountain Bike is now available. To register for this training and for details, click here:


Commissaire candidates will complete two sections, one about the general regulations of cycling and one discipline specific module.  Altogether the training takes about one hour and the cost is $25.

The training is designed as the theoretical component for the Provincial C level and is also be used by PSOs as an introduction to an in-person course.  Upon completion, Provincial C candidates will be expected to gain practical experience by shadowing an active commissaire before obtaining the Provincial C status.

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Global Fat Bike Day This Sunday

Be sure to drop by the North Bank Lodge in Pippy Park this Sunday December 6 any time between noon and 4pm to take part in Global Fat Bike Day.

Fat bikes are gaining in popularity and are certainly playing a big role in making biking a year-round activity! Check out the event this Sunday to see what they’re all about!

global fat bike day poster bnl dec 2015

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Cycling Canada Meeting In St.John’s

cycling canada logo 340x340Board members and staff of Cycling Canada are in St.John’s this weekend for their annual conference. All are welcome at the President’s Reception Friday evening October 30 from 7pm – 9pm in The Narrows Room at the Sheraton Hotel.

Want to have a chat with John Tolkamp, Cycling Canada President? He will be happy to meet you! Want to know how to get yourself or your child (or your grandchild) on the national team? Ask Jacques Landry, Cycling Canada’s High Performance Director and Head Coach. Want to know more about creating a new or better club? Spend a few minutes with Mathieu Boucher, the Domestic Development Director. He knows all about officiating and event hosting too. Just want to have a drink, and find out what the cycling is like in Manitoba or PEI or anywhere else in Canada? People there will know and will be happy to chat with you!

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Matt Beer Among Canadians Going To Worlds

mattLocal downhill mountain biker Matt Beer (now living and training in BC) is one of the Canadian team members heading to the World Championships in Andorra at the end of this month.

Read more HERE.

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CCA Hall Of Fame Selection Input

cycling canada logo 340x340Cycling Canada invites your input into selections for the 2015 Hall of Fame.

CLICK HERE for details.

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Pouch Cove Classic Results

race results buttonThe return of the Pouch Cove Classic road race a couple of weeks ago was well-received by the cycling community with some 26 finishers in spite of the cool, breezy, rainy day.

Stephen Rockwood won the 3-lap A event in 2:36:32, Liam Wilson took the 2-lap B victory in 1:52:30 , and Chris Small won the 1-lap C race in 58:54.

In the ladies division it was Amanda Hancock in 3:21:14 (A), Stephanie Nevin in 2:09:16 (B) and Carol Tower in 1:05:30 (C).

CLICK HERE for full results.

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Pouch Cove Classic Tomorrow

Pouch_Cove_Spring_Classic_logo-201504090926Registration for the Pouch Cove Classic is still open, but only until this evening.  There is no race day registration.  Sign-in Sunday morning from 9am – 9:30am will allow us to get the start lists complete, before the Safety Brief at 9:45, and the 10am race start.

WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS: if you’re not riding, please consider volunteering.  Contact hkbaldwin@gmail.com if you’re able to help.  Don’t forget to dress warm.  It will be a true “spring classic.’

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Pouch Cove Classic May 10

Pouch_Cove_Spring_Classic_logo-201504090926BNL is pleased to announce the return of the Pouch Cove Classic road race set for Sunday May 10th and presented by 1st City Cycling Club and Canary Cycles. Registration is available ONLINE ONLY at the following link: https://ccnbikes.com/?hc_location=ufi#!/events/pouch-cove-spring-classic.

The counterclockwise route includes Bauline Line, Pouch Cove Line, Torbay Bypass Road and Main Road (the traditional loop, with the exception of TBR). A = 3 loops. B = 2 loops. C = 1 loop. This will be a timed event and first aid will be available through the services of the Canadian Ski Patrol.

Race day check in will be at or near the softball field on Bauline Line from 9am – 9:30am followed by a safety review at 9:45am and a 10am race start.

There is no entry fee for this event however all participants are required to be members of BNL. Membership is available at http://www.bnl.nf.ca/join-bnl/.

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