Board 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!
Local 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.
Cycling Canada invites your input into selections for the 2015 Hall of Fame.
CLICK HERE for details.
The 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.
Registration 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 email@example.com if you’re able to help. Don’t forget to dress warm. It will be a true “spring classic.’
BNL 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/.
Cycling Canada will be holding a coach webinar about Nutrition on Wednesday April 8th at 9pm NST.
This webinar will cover the concept of nutrition periodization for the yearly training plan, using track cycling as a practical example. We will review topics such as nutrient requirements for different training phases and the principles of recovery nutrition. Other focuses will include nutrition strategies to boost the immune system, as well as exploring the place of supplements in an athlete’s ever-evolving nutrition plan.
CLICK HERE to register.
The cycling season is just around the corner and now is the time to renew your BNL membership! Race licences and general membership available at bnl.nf.ca/join-bnl.
The Cycling Canada national events calendar for 2015 is now available at the following link:
Cycling Canada is pleased to announce their first online NCCP course. This January they will be piloting the Ready to Race! Training Basics online course and if successful more courses will follow in this format.
NCCP Ready to Race! Training Basics Workshop
Instructor : Paul Jurbala
Level: Ready to Race! Competition Introduction
Schedule: *Eastern Time* (coaches must be present at all sessions to receive credit)
- Monday January 5- 7:30-9:30pm
- Wednesday January 7- 7:30-9:30pm
- Monday January 12- 7:30-9:30pm
- Wednesday January 14- 7:30-9:30pm
- Monday January 19- 7:30-9:30pm
- Wednesday January 21- 7:30-9:30pm
Registration: please email Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org to register
Organizers: Cycling Canada
Description: Ready to Race! Introduction to Competition (R2R) is the context for coaches who will primarily work with new competitive cyclists at the community and club level. These athletes will likely be in the Learn to Train to Train to Train stages of LTAD, although the context could apply to any new racer of any age. These athletes have basic but developed cycling skills and the desire to begin competing within a structured training and competition program. They should have passed through an entry-level Community Initiation program (CCI) to help them develop the basic skills.