2017 was quite a year
It was a year that saw the first several months under a blanket of ice and snow. It was a year with record number of unique club rides, new routes, more ride leaders than ever, and as always, spectacular trips and one-day rides. It was a year in which the women’s race team was a dominant force. Here are just some season highlights for the race teams:
1st and 2nd - Elite Women’s Time Trial Provincial Championships
2nd - Elite Women’s Road Race Provincial Championships
3rd - Elite Men’s Road Race Provincial Championships
2nd - Master Men (30-39) Road Race Provincial Championships
1st - Master Men (50-59) National Road Race Championships
2nd - Men’s Masters 30-39 Cyclocross Provincial Championships
3rd - Men’s Masters 60+ Cyclocross Provincial Championships
1st - Race the Ridge Elite Women’s (Road Race, Hill Climb, and GC)
1st - Women’s Elite BC Premier Series
1st - Master Men (40-49) BC Premier Series
2nd - Master Men (30-39) BC Premier Series
3rd - Cat 1/2 Men WTNC Overall
4th - Cat 3 Men WTNC Overall
4th - Cat 4 Men WTNC Overall
3rd - Cat 4 Women WTNC Overall
4th - Cat 5 Men WTNC Overall
More records at the Cypress Challenge
The Cypress Challenge earned a record amount of funds raised, despite the rain, putting the all-time totals over $2.5M.
Perhaps most auspiciously of all, 2017 saw the paving of SW Marine Drive — a day we thought would never come.
2018 will be our best year yet
For 2018, you can expect a few things to change for the better within the club. Rider feedback will continue to drive the addition of new routes for the club rides. One-day events like gran fondos and social rides will have more team support from dedicated ride leaders and ambassadors. Gravel rides have become so popular that they will become part of our club ride season, for those folks looking for an adventure free of vehicle traffic.
To get in on early bird pricing for your GS Cycling membership, sign up now (or before Dec 31st). Let’s make 2018 another year to remember, together. In a few weeks time, we'll send a list of member benefits for 2018 that go beyond the club jersey that comes with your membership, and camaraderie of belonging to the biggest and best cycling club in Vancouver .