January Club News: Kit Orders, Riding Camps, Bike Deals & Spin!

Happy New Year! Hard to believe we are already into the latter half of January. The sun is shining, the temp is creeping ever closer to a steady 8C and there's lots of riders on the road.

A big welcome to all of our new members! If you have not already been contacted by John, our on-boarding ambassador, you should hear from him shortly to answer any questions you may have and fill you in on the details of the Club. Just a heads up, no matter how convincing John sounds, naked Club ride day is not a thing.

There is already lots to talk about this early in the year so let's get started.



Place your summer kit order from now until February 5th, 2014. GS 2014 Club Summer Order is now open! As a GS Club Member you are eligible for a 10% discount on all Champion Systems product. The discount will be applied at checkout.


  1. To get started, head over to http://custom.champ-sys.com/Login/en-CA/ and enter the following information under the section labeled 'Returning Customers and CS DIRECT Customers'
    Login - Glotman Club
    Password – gsclub2014
  2. Once you have entered the default login you will be linked to your personal Champion Systems Direct Store. At this point you will need to create your own personal account/shopping cart. Enter your own personal email and account information.
  3. Once your account has been created, you will be able to order all the items you want and you pay with either Visa or MasterCard.


  1. If ordering Bibs, please choose from either the CS Bib Short Edge (Club Cut), or the CS Razor Elite Bib Short (Race Cut).
  2. If ordering Jerseys, please choose from either Air Lite / Air Lite Edge / Air Lite Pro or Razor Lite Jersey.
  3. For sizing, please refer to Champion Systems size guide.  
  4. If you need to test sizes, ‘fit kits’ will be available at the club office on the following dates:
    >January 23rd, 25th, 27th, 28th, 30th
    >February 1st, 3rd and 4th.
    >Please visit during Spin Class hours on these dates (5:30pm - 7:00pm during the week and 8:30am - 10:30am on Saturdays).

2014 SAN DIEGO RIDING CAMP MARCH 16 - 22, 2014

Come join us and get a head start on your 2014 season with some early season cycling in sunny San Diego. Group Rides will start at 9:00AM each day from the designated starting location and follow the route that we have mapped out for the day

The map files can be downloaded to your Garmin or you can use the Mapmyride app available for iphone users.

Day 1 - Sunday Mar 16 Coast Ride - starts in Encintas MAP
Day 2 - Monday Mar 17 Camp Pendleton - starts in Encinitas MAP
Day 3 - Tuesday Mar 18 Elfin Forest - starts in Encinitas MAP
Day 4 - Wednesday Mar 19 Wild Animal Park - starts in Encintas MAP
Day 5 - Thursday Mar 20 Palomar - starts in Escondido (we are planning to arrange a support vehicle for this ride - there will be a nominal charge per headMAP
Day 6 - Friday Mar 21 Soledad Climbing - starts in Encinitas MAP
Day 7 - Saturday Mar 22  Highland Valley Road & Ramona - starts in Encinitas MAP

The group will plan to stay together for each ride - some faster riders may form smaller groups and ride ahead.

Most Rides are mapped from start to finish on the coastal highway 101 at our favourite coffee shop in Encinitas - tailored for anyone staying along the coast in either La Jolla, Del Mar, Solano Beach, Encinitas, or Carlsbad.

So come along and join us. All you need to do is get to San Diego, arrange a place to stay & a bike to ride. This is not a training camp - other than planning to ride together as noted above no other arrangements are being made.

Bike rentals are available at:
Ride Cyclery (Encinitas) - GIANT Bikes for rent www.ridecyclery.com
B&L Bikes (Solano Beach) - Specialized Bikes for rent www.blbikes.com
Nytro (in Encinitas) - Cervelo Bikes for rent www.nytro.com

If you are interested in the camp please contact Jim or Ted.

Hopefully we will see you in San Diego in March!



Don't forget! Right now you can order your Glotman Simpson 2014 Giant Bike for the upcoming cycling season at a discount until January 31! Order a 2014 Giant Bike with minimum deposit of 50% before January 31, 2014 and get 20% off regular price.

Go to http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-ca/bike-finder/ to select your bike and see prices.

This offer is available from all Different Bikes locations. Contact each store as follows for more information and for quotes:
West Van: wvan@differentbikes.ca
Vancouver: van@differentbikes.ca
North Van: nvan@differentbikes.ca

You must be registered as a GS Cycling Club member to appear on the Different Bikes POS list and qualify for this offer. Not a member? Become one here http://www.glotmansimpsoncycling.ca/membership/


We have just launched a new Club only forum on the GSC website. The current Cyclocross and specific racer forums will remain in place while we trial run the website forum.

The forum should be used for bike related classifieds only, ride/racing chatter, general Club discussion and tech talk. Please keep discussion civil, not like over at that Escape Velocity Facebook Group;) (kidding!  *ish).

To access the forum and create a login go here http://www.glotmansimpsoncycling.ca/forum/


Did you register as a Race License Member when you completed your 2014 Club membership form? If so, don't forget to purchase your 2014 race license and send to Rob Smith so we can update your membership record. Get your 2014 race license here


Spin classes are still running full force. If you would like to join us the pricing and schedule is as follows:

6:00 PM – 7:15 PM – Monday (followed by Core Class)
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM – Tuesday and Thursday
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM – Saturday

Core Strengthening Class:
Monday Only – 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM (FREE, after spin class) please bring your own yoga mat.

10 sessions - $100 (valid for the 2013/2014 season)
Drop-in - $15

Sign-Up Here

If you sign up for a spin class please show up or notify us that you cannot attend.


Right now we have all yellow GS Cycling water bottles on sale - one for $5.00 or 4 for $15.00! 


Come by the club office at the following times to purchase (cash or cheque only):

Monday 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Saturday 8:30am - 10:00am