August Club News: Fondos Upon Us

4 DAYS UNTIL THE CYPRESS CHALLENGE

Thanks to everyone that stopped into Geoff's place last Saturday for some coffee and doughnuts. We had lots of new riders register for the 7th Annual Cypress Challenge but we aren't quite there yet - help us reach our goal of 600 riders for 2014! Already registered? Grab a friend and bring them with you or spread the word with #gscycling and #600for600.


TOUR DE VICTORIA DISCOUNT

GS Cycling has been provided a special discount code for Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour De Victoria. All GS Cycling Members have access to a discount of $40 off regular ride entry. Happening 7 AM on August 24, 2014 in Victoria, BC. Head over to www.tourdevictoria.com and use code GLOTMANSIMPSON2014 to apply the discount.
 
In addition, the timed ‘Munns Road Hill Climb ‘ – aka Passo Dello Stelvio – is now branded the ‘Glotman Simpson Cycling’ Hill Climb. No pressure but we'd sure like a GS rider to win that KOM!


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A PLEDGE FROM NEIL MCKINNON, FOUNDER, GRANFONDO CANADA

"I  have admired and been moved by the efforts of Geoff and Myriam, and the collective support of the Glotman Simpson Cycling Club to raise awareness and needed funds in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer. I pledge that for every new registrant in the 2014 RBC GranFondo Whistler from today to Friday August 22 using the code GLOTMANHILLCLIMB, I will donate $40 of that registration fee to the fight."


CYCLOCROSS KICK-OFF MEETING & SKILLS SESSION

If you want to race CX this year come out to the CX kick-off meeting on Wednesday August 27 at 6 PM at the Glotman Simpson Cycling Club office. This is when we all get to meet one another, go over the supported race calendar, pick up pre-ordered kit and answer any questions you have. We will also have very limited inventory for those wanting to purchase skinsuits, leg warmers, jackets and gloves.

We are changing it up for the first skills session this year, instead of Jericho we will hold this clinic on the Shore. Bob Welbourn will be covering control at speed with some training principles and prep for the first race of the season at Aldor Acres the following day. A second clinic is planned to be hosted later this season.

Where: Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, meet at the parking lot at end of Lillooet Road, North Vancouver
When: August 30, 8:30 AM
Length: 2 hours
Cost: Free to all 2014 registered Club Members


LAZER CX GENESIS HELMET PROMOTION

The Lazer helmet promotion is back just in time for CX season!  From now until August 27 order a Lazer GS (Genesis) CX for 25% off! Place your helmet order and it will arrive approx. August 29 at your chosen Different Bikes location. If you are unsure of your size, fit kits are available at Different Bikes West Broadway and West Vancouver. MORE INFORMATION AND ORDER YOUR HELMET.


JUNE KIT ORDER AND FREE CLUB JERSEYS

The most recent Club kit order from July is now available at the Glotman Simpson Cycling office. Those that have not picked up their Club jersey can also do so if you registered up to July 11.

The office will not be open this Wednesday evening but will be each Wednesday following from 5:30 - 6 PM.