2011 Bike Expo in Edmonton

Posted in Bike Shops on October 25, 2010 by bikealberta

Provided by United Cycle

Get ready for Bike Expo 2011 with all the hottest gear for the cycling season. Meet celebrity riders and manufacturers’ reps and take advantage of special pricing on those items you need to get rolling next season. On November 6th, United Cycle will explode with events and excitement for riders of all type.


Pork Chop Throw-Down – 11AM to 2PM
Prize: Trek Ticket Frame
Raw Round – Bring in a wrapped pork chop to be judged on cut, freshness, tenderness, fat content, appearance.
Cooked Round – Eligible pork chops will be cooked by a trained cook. Entries prepared similarly for fairness.
Judges will choose a pork chop winner based on best tasting.

Trials Team Demo – 11am and 2pm

Challenge a Pro – Compete on a TacX Flow for your chance to win one! $700 value.


* 2011 Shimano XTR
* Trek Session 88
* Trek Speed Concept
* Specialized Shiv
* Specialized Demo 8
* Specialized Epic Evo
* Norco Range
* Norco Shinobe


Paula Findlay 2010 World Cup Triathlon Gold Medalist – London, Kitzbuhel

Jay Hoots Norco Team Rider and Bike Park Designer

Carl Matson: Trek Speed Concept Developer – 10:30am for a private sit down. Please RSVP
Famous on SlowTwitch.com, Paul is the head designer of the Speed Concept project with over 15 years composite engineering and 20 years racing experience. Paul spent 10 years working for the Materials Engineering Division of the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), where he provided composite materials engineering support to several US Navy & Marine Corps air vehicle and R&D programs. His multisport racing history goes back over 20 years and includes Team USA age group experiences at ITU Worlds events in both long and short course duathlon as well as long course triathlon.

Lori-Ann Muenzer Olympic Gold Medalist and Author


* Trek
* Specialized
* Norco
* Shimano
* Intense
* Electra
* Look


* Electra Cruiser
* Mirraco BMX
* Chariot Cougar I
* Giro Helmets/Camelbaks
* Sugoi Clothing

Don’t let the snow & cold get you down.  Come on out to United Cycle to see all the new gear for 2011 at the United Cycle Bike Expo!


Race Report: Don’t Let It Happen To You!

Posted in 'Cross on October 23, 2010 by bikealberta

Provided by Joe Litke of the Fiera Race Team

The last regular Tuesday Night Cyclocross Race of the year was held last Tuesday in Goldbar Park. The Fiera Race Team was well represented with Jan, Darren, Derek, and myself all lining up in the B Category.

My lunch wasn’t sitting too well as I waited for the start, wishing I’d taken a quick trip to the dunny before lining up.  I had a pretty good staging, and was in the first row, and could see Daren and Jan together in the second row on the opposite side–Derek apparently snuck in to staging late, and had about the worst spot for starting a race, but the best view of the field.  I was a little bit distracted by the noises my lower intestine was making, but immediately forgot about my discomfort when I heard the word GO!

I had my best start of the season and hopped on the wheel of the leader as he put a steadily increasing gap on the field. By the end of the first of 5 laps the gap had grown to about 15 seconds. The leader began to fade, but the course was poorly marked and I hated to take the lead, feeling that i’d rather benefit from his course errors and hesitations than vice versa, so I slowed down too, resting and waiting. Soon a rider bridged the gap and blew past us, I managed to grab his wheel and hold on, and felt good approaching the third lap, I looked back and could see Jan gaining on us, bridging the gap on the wheel of another racer. Suddenly that lunch I mentioned earlier, the one that was not sitting so well, made its status known to me in the form of an intestinal cramp, the urgent kind, not easily ignored.
Read More  from the Fiera Race Team [here].

Edmonton’s Tuesday Night ‘Cross Race is Cancelled for Tonight

Posted in 'Cross, Racing on September 28, 2010 by bikealberta

It’s a bummer, but here is the word from the boys at United Cycle:

After careful consultation and much deliberation, the United Cycle Tuesday Race Crew has decided to cancel the race tonight planned for Capilano Park.
We do not want to risk our situation with the city by destroying a whole lot of grassland. Capilano is especially under very strict scrutiny by the neighborhood residents.
So see you all next week at Goldbar Park, same time. Please start bringing lights if you are not already. Don’t need anyone getting smoked by a car, that would really suck.

Furious3 MTB Stage Race is Close to Being Sold Out

Posted in MTB, Racing on September 26, 2010 by bikealberta

Currently, Furious3 is 81% sold out!


Registration just opened on September 17th and already the race is 81% full.  Don’t miss out on this great new mountain bike stage racing event.

Furious3 is the newest race for 2011 in Fernie. It’s a 3 day multi-staged mountain bike race and everything for people looking for an epic mountain bike adventure.

When: July 1-3, 2011 (Register early as registration fees will go up effective April 1st, 2011)
Where: Fernie, British Columbia, Canada (Google Maps)
How Many: Race registration cut off happens after 200 registrations in the categories Solo Men, Solo Women, Team Women, Team Men, Team Coed and 20 Relay Teams registrations. So register early to secure your spot! Click here to view a list of currently signed up racers.

For more information and to register visit www.furious3.com

Alberta’s ‘Cross Season Kicks Off This Weekend w/ the School of ‘Cross & Hop ‘n Hurl

Posted in 'Cross, Racing on September 21, 2010 by bikealberta

The Edmonton Road and Track Club and Revolution Cycle present the second annual School of Cross on Saturday September 25th with Hardcore Bikes presenting the annual Hop n’ Hurl on Sunday September 26th. Both races will be held at Royal Gardens Park (4030-117 street). There will be different courses on both days to keep all the racers on their toes. Both courses promise to be very spectator friendly with a great atmosphere on both days.


Registration for both races is available at www.karelo.com

Check out the School of Cross techguide [here]

The Hop n’ Hurl techguide can be found [here]

See you out at the races!

Dark Knight & Oval ‘Cross Registration is Open

Posted in 'Cross, Racing on September 20, 2010 by bikealberta

Provided by Cyclemeisters

“The biggest weekend in Alberta Cyclocross will return for it’s third great year this October 2nd and 3rd. The Dark Knight and The Oval ‘Cross will be back … bigger, better, and well … new.


As some of you may have heard, the UofC has kindly asked that we not return to the grounds so we went and found an even better race course for you at C.O.P. The atmosphere and lunacy will be the same as always and the new course promises to be an even better thrill ride. In keeping with our other Cyclemeister race courses we’ve managed to include a downhill pump track … so get practicing your cross-ups on your ‘cross bikes because you’re getting some air baby. Race details have been posted and registration will open on Zone4.ca on September 20th. Field limits will be in effect so register early. See you all on the 2nd. Cheers, The Cyclemeisters.”

You can find the tech guides here:



2010 Bow 80 is Cancelled

Posted in MTB, Racing on September 16, 2010 by bikealberta

Provided by Bow Cycle

Bow80 Enthusiasts,
With great regret, we have decided to cancel the 2010 edition of the Bow80 Revenge of the Ninja Cows. While the trails are ridable, we believe the weather on Sunday will be a repeat of last years. We got lucky getting everyone safely off of the mountain but we do not wish to risk the participants or volunteers health. We will be refunding entry fees for all those who registered through Karelo, in-store registrants will be called and refunded. 
We are going to move the date of the Bow80 up next year to hopefully avoid these problems.
If you have any questions you may contact myself (Bob Grunewald) or Darrell Elliott. Bow Cycle’s Phone number is 403 288 5422.
On behalf of the owners of Bow Cycle and the organizers , we thank you for your understanding,
 Thank you,
Bob Grunewald
Bow Cycle & Sports
6501 Bowness Rd NW
Calgary, AB T3G 5J4
(P) 403 202 4359
(F) 403 288 5728