WPC Specials and a New Gold Sponsor Introduction

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Save the Dates

Glotman Simpson Cycling Kick-Off Party
When:
 Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

First Official Club Ride
When: Saturday, April 6, 2019.

The 12th Annual Cypress Challenge
When: Sunday, August 11, 2019.

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Beat the spring rush and save on the service you need to keep your bike running smooth! West Point Cycles winter service special is on through the end of February.

$50 OFF Standard & Deluxe Service Packages
$100 OFF Overhaul Service Packages


Call to schedule a service appointment:

West 10th 604-224-3536
Kerrisdale 604-263-7587
Main St.    604-559-9944

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Introducing New Gold Sponsor: Helpforme

Helpforme is excited to be the 2019 Official Legal Sponsor of Glotman Simpson Cycling. Helpforme is the Personal Legal Services group of Hammerberg Lawyers LLP.  Their legal dispute resolution services include Personal Injury and Estate Litigation.

Helpforme lawyers are passionate about cycling and are committed to educating cyclists and the public on cycling safety. Throughout the 2019 season, Helpforme will offer its expertise on topics surrounding your rights as a cyclist, safety tips, and the ways you can protect yourself when cycling.

Managing Partner Joel Zanatta says: “Our team at Helpforme are cycling enthusiasts with a growing involvement in the cycling community. We believe in cyclists helping cyclists. We want to make riding a bike safer and more fun for everyone. Call us with your legal questions, or just to talk about cycling!”

Last year Helpforme lawyers and staff participated in events including RBC GranFondo Whistler and the Cypress Challenge. You can look forward to seeing Helpforme at club social events and rides.
 
Web: helpforme.ca
Phone: 604-269-8500
Toll Free: 1-888-LAW-5544

KIT REVEAL Jakroo Kit Fit Night Tonight

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New Kit Day

When: TONIGHT (January 23, 2019)
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: West Point Cycles Main Street

The club would like to extend a special thanks to Ted Feenstra for providing the concept. The new kit provides an entirely fresh new look for the club. The design features the North Shore mountains and a mountain peak pattern symbolizing the Cypress Challenge.

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The Jakroo team will be on hand tonight with product samples and sizing kits. They will answer your questions about their gear and the new ordering system. This is your one opportunity to try on the full range of kit. Make sure you attend to know what size and model to order!

The event is in partnership with both West Point Cycles and Trek. This is a great chance to visit and geek out on the 2019 range of Trek bikes. West Point has also graciously offered to provide food and drinks.

Please come join us for our first social event of the season!

2019 Early Bird Memberships Available Now

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To get in on early bird pricing for your GS Cycling membership, sign up now (deadline January 15th).

2018 A Year End Review

Looking back on 2018 there have been many points of pride. New rides and routes tested in 2017 are now a mainstay for the club, lead by an outstanding group of ride leaders and ambassadors.

Great weather meant we had intrepid club members attending the group rides from the onset of the season, while in typical fashion, our racing members were laying the founding for what would be one of our best seasons to date.

Once April hit, the season was already in full swing both on and off the bike. West Point hosted a number of social events for new and returning members, allowing everyone to spend some time with club mates while not in spandex. There was no shortage of quality chamois time with clinics, group rides, fondos and events near and far. 

GSC had an amazing weekend at The BC Provincial Championships, with the team walking away with the Elite and U23 Provincial Championship jersey; Alex Amiri took to the top set of the podium. Alex’s support of the team as an ambassador, coach and service to the BC cycling community were rewarded at the end of the season being named Cycling BC 2018 Sportsman of the year.

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Other notable results at The BC Provincial Road Championships include:

  • 1st and 5th in the Elite Men’s BC Road Race

  • 4th Elite Women TT

  • 1st Masters 30-39 TT

  • 1st Cat 3 women's BC Road & TT

  • 1st Cat 4 women's BC Road Race

  • 3rd Masters 50-59 BC Road Race

  • 3rd Masters 30-39 women BC Road Race

  • 4th Cat 3 men BC Road Championships

These results were just a small sample from a team that were able to produce outstanding individual and team performances all season long.

For GSC, the defining moment of the season again took place on Cypress mountain where 800 riders came together to raise a transformative $429K for pancreatic cancer research, bringing our total to just under $3M! The event was also recognized by Cycling BC as the event of the year for 2018!

It’s important to thank all of our wonderful sponsors and partners; Glotman Simpson, Buntain Insurance, RC Dental group, West 4th Physio, ZLC Financial, Feenstra Architecture, The St. Regis, Westpoint Cycles, Trek and Giro; without them none of this would be possible.

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Changes in 2019

For 2019, you can expect a few things to change. Rider feedback will continue to drive the addition of new routes for the club rides (Congratulations to Matias for filling out the survey and winning the free membership draw). One-day events like gran fondos and social rides will have more team support from dedicated ride leaders and ambassadors. For those looking for an adventure free of vehicles, gravel rides will become part of our club ride season.

We are also pleased to announce Jakroo will be our clothing supplier for 2019, and in addition to some fresh kit the club will also be getting a fresh design. We’ll be holding a fit night in January with an official unveiling. Here’s just a teaser to hold you over for now:

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New Sponsors

We are also very please to welcome 4 new sponsors for 2019:

  • Convergent Manufacturing Technologies

  • Durante Kreuk Ltd.

  • Canada ICI – St. Jacques Group

  • Hammerberg Law

Over the next few months we will look to feature each of them in newsletters so you can get to know them better.

One major change for 2019 that everyone should be aware of:

New members: We will be closing registration as of April 30. This change is to ensure we are able to provide a streamlined onboarding of new members. This includes jerseys, skills clinics and a social evening. If you have any friends who are considering joining please feel free to forward this email to their attention.

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  

Gravel Adventure Date Change, and Year End Party

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Date Change! Gravel Grind Remembrance Day Long

Date: SATURDAY November 10, 2018

Time: 9am
Where: South side of the Cambie St. bridge

Join us for a big day of riding and exploring some of the local gravel routes! We’ll be heading through Richmond, over to Delta to explore some beautiful trails and waterfront dykes. Check out the map below for our route.

If you ride from Vancouver, expect a 110-120km ride, and 4h30-5h ride time. The route is flat, but the combination of gravel and wind make for a long day out on the bike. You can expect a B2 level ride, but longer than our typical Richmond loop. 

The paths are not technical, making it the perfect intro to gravel route for roadies curious about getting off road. Off Road tyres are recommended!

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RSVP for our Year-End Social Event on November 23

Date: Friday November 23, 2018
Time: 7:00pm
Where: St. Regis Hotel

Our annual year end celebration is just around the corner. Save the date and celebrate another great season with our social event on Saturday, November 23, 2018. Please take a moment to RSVP and stay tuned for more details.

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Feedback Survey

Was there a specific event that rocked your world this season? Is there some valuable feedback that you would like to provide for the upcoming season? Is there something you would like to see next year? Take five minutes and complete the following survey and enter into a draw to win a 2019 Glotman Simpson Cycling club membership!