Annual General Meeting Saturday Oct 15

imageThe 2016 AGM for Bicycle Newfoundland and Labrador is set for Saturday October 15 starting 2pm at the SportNL offices 1296A Kenmount Road in Paradise.

Inquiries can be directed to admin@bnl.nf.ca.

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Cycling Canada Hall Of Fame Votes Welcome

cycling canada logo 340x340On June 8, Cycling Canada issued a press release to announce the voting process for the induction of the second wave into the Canadian Cycling Hall Of Fame.  CLICK HERE for the release and a link to vote.

You can connect with Cycling Canada through their social media channels:

Facebook (www.facebook.com/cyclingcanada)

Twitter (www.twitter.com/cyclingcanada)

Instagram (www.instagram.com/cyclingcanadaofficial)

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Sprockids Training & Festival Tour

Further to our 2 earlier posts on Community Bike Days for Corner Brook and St. John’s, Sprockids is also offering a series of Training Sessions across the province. Locations include St. John’s May 28, Terra Nova Park May 31, Corner Brook June 4, Gros Morne June 6, and Goose Bay June 10 (followed by a Bike Rodeo June 11!).

Contact Andy Poole andypoole19@hotmail.com for more information.

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Community Bike Day – Corner Brook June 5

Sprockids Community Bike Day for the west coast is set for Sunday June 5 in Corner Brook at Prince Edward Park starting 9am. Activities include races, trail rides, obstacle courses and a BBQ!

Contact Ryan 634-7100 or info@cyclesolutions.ca for more information.

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Community Bike Day – Pippy Park May 29

Check out the Sprockids Community Bike Day at Pippy Park in St. John’s on May 29. Obstacle courses, trail rides and snacks at the North Bank Lodge from 10am-2pm.

Contact Trish Boyer 729-3684 or tboyer@sportnl.ca for more information.

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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:

http://www.cyclingcanada.ca/provincial-c-introductory-commissaire-training/.

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!

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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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