June Club News: Big rides and events ahead

Patellofemoral pain syndrome: the biker’s knee
by Matt Powell, West Fourth Physiotherapy Clinic

Properly known as patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), this condition produces pain in and around the front of the knee. It’s a result of the repeated knee range of motion used in cycling combined with the frictional pressure behind the kneecap. Too much of either creates initial pain followed eventually by swelling and inflammation. READ MORE



The next date in our series of GS Training Time Trials is this Wednesday June 25th. This series of six GS Training Individual Time Trials will be scheduled to start at 6:30 PM on the third Wednesday of each month starting in May. Drop In Fee of $5 for all participants. A Strava segment has also been created for each course so you can see your times on Strava or practice on the courses on your own time. The third GS Training TT Course will also serve as Stage #4 for the 2014 GS Tour of Vancouver. These time trials are open to all GS Club Members. If you wish to participate - please email Jim Desroches or arrive at 6 PM and get your name on the start list. You must be a registered GS Club member to participate. View complete details here.


The annual GS Canada Day Mt. Baker is Tuesday July 1. As is tradition the ride will begin at the Sumas Canada / USA border at 8 AM. The itinerary for the ride is: 

  • Start time: 8 AM - leave Canada at Huntington / Sumas Border. Arrive at 7:30 AM
  • Parking: Available on 2nd Ave & 3rd Ave. adjacent to the border (free). There is a Tim Hortons on Sumas Way (Target Mall). Do not park in the mall parking - lots for risk of towing
  • Cost: $5 per rider – covers US National Park fee, gas, food for support vehicle

HELP! We are still looking for a driver for the support vehicle. If someone is interested in joining the ride, the scenery and good company please email Michael Daerendinger.


  • Passport
  • US dollars
  • Insurance
  • Right attitude
  • Whatever you need to ride - clothing/food/equipment/extra kit. Each rider must bring their own bag across the border. Once across you can drop off in the support vehicle

Weather: For more info check out www.wunderground.com (If the weather is bad see Rule #9)
Ride profilehttp://www.norka.us/content/festival_542/ride_542_map.asp. The ride is approx. 145km equally split into approx. 36km segments

  • Sumas – Glacier
  • Glacier – Artist Point – (if open)
  • Artist Point – Glacier
  • Glacier – Sumas

 We will finish at Bob’s Burgers for a cold beer and a burger! Please RSVP with Michael here.


Have you registered for the 7th Annual Cypress Challenge on August 16th yet?  What are you waiting for!? This is the premier Glotman Simpson Cycling event of the year!

Pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest forms of cancer with a 5 year survival rate of 8%, will take the lives of 600 British Columbians this year. Be one of 600 riders who will climb Cypress Mountain to fuel pancreatic cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency. #600for600

Raise a minimum of $200 and you will be the recipient of one of our limited edition Cypress Challenge jerseys! 




The Kit order that went in end of April is now arrived and ready for pick-up at the GS Office every Wednesday from 5:30 - 6 PM. Office Location.

Speaking of kit pick-up, the store is open once again and will remain open until the end of June. This is the perfect order window to stock up on your Winter kit so don't leave it till October and regret not having anything! Please note, the minimums displayed in the ordering system are irrelevant to you so don't pay attention to that. *If you are racing CX this year we will open a separate order window for CX kit soon.




A reminder that this Saturday is the last one of the month which means the Club ride is on the Shore. The group will meet in the alley parking lot, 8:30 AM at Bean Around The World on Marine Drive just West of 15th.