February Club News: 2014 Clinics Announced, Kit Orders Extended, and Special Deals from Different Bikes


Bob putting his skills to work.

Bob putting his skills to work.

This series will benefit cyclists of all abilities whether you are new to cycling or a competitive racer. The clinic will cover injury prevention and how to maximize your power output with the correct bike fit. Strategies to improve your diet and fuel your body for optimal performance and hill climb training with coached workouts covering mental and physiological techniques so you can fly up Cypress!

Bob Welbourn will be managing the series: Bob is a cat 2 road cyclist with a passion for climbing. After more than a decade of successful competition both in Canada and the USA he has gained a clear understanding of what it takes to approach ones athletic potential. He has won a Canadian masters national championship, five masters provincial championships in Cyclocross along with many road and XC mountain bike races.

Details: Four part series consisting of two educational sessions and two training rides on Cypress. This is a great way to prepare yourself for our annual fundraiser, the Cypress Challenge!

Location: West 4th Physio, 216-2211 W 4th Ave, Vancouver BC
DateWednesday 23rd April 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Matthew Powell, Physiotherapist and proud sponsor of Glotman Simpson Cycling will lead this session. His business is putting us athletes back on the road. Let’s all benefit from his many years of experience as both a sports physiotherapist and active cyclist.

Location: Glotman Simpson Cycling Club House. 1637 5th Ave W, Vancouver BC
DateWednesday 14th May 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Melanie Jensen, Nutritionist will guide us to a better diet and the importance of fueling our bodies for performance!

Location: Cypress Mountain at the entrance to the works yard.
DateSaturday 31st May 2014 and 21st June 2014 9.00am – 10.30am

Bob Welbourn and friends will discuss training techniques and strategies; we will then ride up Cypress while completing a training exercise. The premise of these sessions will be to provide logical and effective training ideas which will help maximize the effectiveness of one’s training program.

COST: $50 for the series – this is a donation to our cause of supporting pancreatic cancer research.  100% of the fee will be donated and you will be provided with a receipt for taxes. There is a limit of 24 participants for this series.  SIGN UP TODAY



The GS 2014 Club Summer order has been extended to tomorrow February 7th, 2014As a GS Club Member you are eligible for a 10% discount on all Champion Systems product. The discount will be applied at checkout. Ordering instructions.



There’s no better investment you can make in your bike than a good set of wheels. Different Bikes and Reynolds Cycling is offering a special wheel pricing promotion.  To take advantage of this pricing, all orders must be placed and deposits paid by March 7th, 2014.

Any wheels ordered by March 7th also qualify for Reynolds Ride to Decide purchase promo ($100.00 dollar rebate from Reynolds on top of the discount) and free registration in Reynolds Assurance Program (regularly an additional $250.00). Pricing for other wheelsets is available on request.  We will also be putting together a tubular and disc wheel promo for the upcoming CX season. 

As with all of our super awesome deals - you must be a Club Member to take advantage. For further info and to order, please email wvan@differentbikes.ca or call the shop at 604-925-2453.

EVOC Bike Travel Bag Promotion

Are you planning a bike trip this spring and need to protect your baby for safe travels? Our friends at Different Bikes are offering a special price on the EVOC travel bag. Special Price for GS Club members only $380.00 + tax. Contact Bob Heilker at Different Bikes on Broadway bobh@differentbikes.ca.


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 - 7:30 PM – Tuesday and Thursday
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM – Saturday

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

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

Sign-Up HereIf 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