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Axel Merckx Visits United Cycle

Posted in Bike Clubs, Bike Shops, Road, Training on March 2, 2011 by bikealberta

Provided by United Cycle

March 10th , 6:30 p.m.

It’s not very often you can mingle with a 10-time Tour de France rider, Olympic bronze medalist, and one of the most famous names in cycling!
Please be our guest for an extraordinary evening with former Belgium national cycling champion, Axel Merckx.
Axel will be in town to promote his inaugural July 10th cycling event, the Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan (GFAMO).
Together with Trek Bicycles, we will have meet-and-greet with Axel, he’ll talk about all things cycling, and you’ll have a chance to learn more about his exciting summer event.
As well, be the first to score an official GFAMO jersey by Axel!  Partial proceeds from the sale of each jersey will benefit the Axel Merckx Youth Development Program, in conjunction with the Canadian Cycling Association. And you can find out more about the Granfondo Axel Merckx Okanagan (Penticton, BC – July 10th) at: www.granfondoaxelmerckx.com.

If that’s not enough, together with Trek Bicycles,we will be offering 2 amazing specials during this event for riders who register in-store on March 10th to participate in the GranFondo:

* Purchase any Trek bike on March 10th and you will receive 15% of the value in no charge accessories.

* Register for the GranFondo Axel Merckx on March 10th and receive a $100 United Cycle Gift Card.

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow night!

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United Cycle Spring Expo

Posted in Bike Clubs, Bike Shops on February 23, 2011 by bikealberta

Provided by United Cycle

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United Cycle is excited to announce its 2nd annual Spring Into Action Expo from March 10th to March 12th, 2011.  Out expo features new 2011 product, instructional demonstrations, technical representatives from our suppliers, exciting prizes and amazing hourly specials each day.
 
Beat the rush by signing up for our Locker Room membership at unitedcycle.com by midnight March 6th, 2011 to receive a special invite to our member only night featuring first pick at our super specials and exclusive in-store enter to win prizes!
 
This Spring Into Action Expo only comes once a year and will show case our Baseball, Bike, Soccer, Lacrosse, Rugby and In-Line departments, not to mention the latest offerings in our very extensive Activewear & Running Department.

Click [here] for more info 
We look forward to seeing you.

Cycling in the Netherlands – Presentation in Calgary this Friday

Posted in Bicycle Commuting, Bike Clubs on September 8, 2010 by bikealberta

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Hans Moor, Economic and Commercial Affairs Officer, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ottawa will be delivering a presentation on Cycling in the Netherlands followed by a question and answer period. The talk will discuss the economic effects of cycling on society as a whole as well as factors that have proven successful at increasing the popularity of commuter cycling.

Hans is a commuter cyclist and is the president of the Ottawa active and sustainable transportation organization Citizens for Safe Cycling.

Sponsored by the Calgary Public Library and the Calgary tour de nuit Society.

Friday, September 10, 2010
2:00 pm
4th Floor Meeting Room
W. R. Castell Central Library
616 Macleod Trail SE, T2G 2M2

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Calgary tour de nuit Society Update

Posted in Bicycle Commuting, Bike Clubs on July 16, 2010 by bikealberta

The Calgary tour de nuit Society has written the City of Calgary, Transportation Department to ask them to kindly review who they have invited as stakeholders to a new cycling stakeholder committee. This committee was set up as a result of Alderman McIver’s attempt to introduce a notice of motion for a Road Diet on 5th and 6th Ave SW through the heart of downtown Calgary and then the subsequent resubmission of the pathway speed/safety study by another alderman in the political horse-trading that followed.
This tour de nuit legislative initiative represents the first time a cycling group has had input to the municipality’s agenda. In 2006 Council defeated a proposal for a bike station and in 2008 it defeated a proposal to study a Montreal-style bike rental program.
CtdnS would like to ensure that the following cycling stakeholders are represented on the committee:

The Alberta Bicycle Association
The Alberta Triathlon Association
The Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance
The healthcare sector
Calgary’s independent bicycle dealers
Business revitalization zones
Inner city community associations (specifically transportation specialists)
Personal or triathlon trainers or cycling coaches

The Calgary tour de nuit Society issued invitations to one or more representatives of each of these stakeholder groups encouraging them to ensure that their constituency is an integral part of this process. CtdnS set out our objectives with the legislative initiative launched in the winter and detailed what the Transportation Department was attempting to achieve by establishing the stakeholder committee. The goal of the Calgary tour de nuit Society is to raise the mode share of people who travel by bicycle — more people cycling more often.

Speed Theory Women’s Team is Looking for New Riders

Posted in Bike Clubs, Racing, Road, Training on January 28, 2010 by bikealberta

Speed Theory Women’s Team is now recruiting! We are a grassroots team with plans for future growth. Our goal is to develop both our racing teams and training teams. We will be holding an open house on February 2 at 6 pm at the Speed Theory Store. Plan to stop by and meet other team members and ask questions. Find out why Speed Theory is the club for you! No experience racing? No problem, we will help you prepare and feel confident for your 1st race!

A few things we are lining up for the year include:

Twice a week training sessions. One of these will be a skills session. We will cover basic skills such as drafting, pack riding, cornering, crit riding, etc. The second session will be a long easy ride where there will be a no drop rule. Riders will be divided into abilities to accommodate all types of riders. We will teach you what to eat and drink on long rides and provide great riding routes around Calgary and the mountains.

A Race team for both A and B riders. We will be asking those that want to be part of a race team to choose 3 out of 5 races to attend. This will ensure that we have a good selection of women at each race. Our goal is simple- to create an atmosphere of Speed Theory riders who can work together at races.

Our training sessions will be open to all club members whether you are part of the race team or a non-racing member. We want to
Join us on February 2 and learn more about Women’s cycling and the Speed Theory Team.

If you have questions please contact any or all of the following:

Kailee: kaileeboyle@gmail.com
Marcy: marcy.kimpton@gmail.com
Sandra: yaworski@telusplanet.net

Pedalhead Hockey

Posted in Bike Clubs, Bike Shops on January 13, 2010 by bikealberta

Round THREE of Pedalhead hockey is back on January 19nd @ 10:45 P.M.

Please note the ARENA FOR THE GAME…

We are playing at Tipton

10828 80 Ave.
Edmonton, AB T6E5B5
780-496-7388

$15 per skater. First beer is free.

We need 20 skaters for a fast game so get your name in soon if you want to play. We also need 2 goalies and they always play for FREE!

Please remember to bring a WHITE jersey and a BLACK or RED jersey. No other colours please.

***NO SLAPSHOTS & NO BODY CONTACT***

Pedalhead hockey is unique in that we encourage beginners to play. If you are just learning or have not played in a while, don’t let that hold you back.

Because we have more players than spots, the FIRST to email back are in!  Email Scott: osinchuk@shaw.ca

We are on the ice at 10:45 P.M. for 1.5 hours.

See you Tuesday night Jan 19th

Scott O.

Pedalhead Hockey Round 2

Posted in Bike Clubs on December 19, 2009 by bikealberta

Round TWO of Pedalhead hockey is back on December 22nd @ 10:30 P.M.

Please note the ARENA FOR THE GAME…

We are playing at CALLINGWOOD Arena B

17740 69th Ave.
Edmonton, AB
780-944-7427

$20 per skater. If you bring a food bank donation you play for $15. First beer is free either way.

We need 20 skaters for a fast game so get your name in soon if you want to play. We also need 2 goalies and they always play for FREE!

Please remember to bring a WHITE jersey and a BLACK or RED jersey. No other colours please.

***NO SLAPSHOTS & NO BODY CONTACT***

Pedalhead hockey is unique in that we encourage beginners to play. If you are just learning or have not played in a while, don’t let that hold you back.

Because we have more players than spots, the FIRST to email back are in!

We are on the ice at 10:30 P.M. for 1.5 hours.

See you Tuesday night Dec 22