January Club News: Welcome to a fresh new season

Happy New Year and welcome new members!

Welcome to the 2015 season! By now, all new members have been contacted by John, our on-boarding ambassador, with a helpful club introduction and details about our rides, training clinics, and special events for the year. For new and all returning members, we'll be re-capping the latest news each month, so keep an eye out for our announcements in your inbox. Remember, you can also check glotmansimpson.ca for up to date information, previous news articles, and of course the latest #gscycling rider selfies on Instagram.

 Meet the 2015 Race Team and Ambassadors

To summarize the 2014 race season in short, we were great! This past season, we made a concerted effort to recognize that cycling is a team sport, and trained as such. As a result we had some outstanding performances. Just look at 2014 results here. For 2015, we are happy to have our returning men's and women's roster, with a few new additions. With the training plan already in place, the team is ready to step up their game this year and looking for some early season successes. Meet the GSC Race Team and Ambassadors.

 Exclusive offer from Lazer Helmets ends January 31

For all you late comers to the party, this is your last chance to purchase Lazer helmets and club water bottles at discounted rates (save 15% - 25% retail value). These are pre-orders that are expected be distributed in early February. This season, the racing team is excited to be sporting the Lazer Z1 helmets. Find out more from lazersport.com.

 Newport Beach, CA Riding Camp: March 22 - 28

Get a head start on your 2015 season with cycling in sunny Newport Beach, California. Group rides will start at 9 AM each day and follow the designated day route. Click on the links below for the Strava maps. Files can be downloaded to your Garmin device or using the Strava App forAndroid, or IOS

Day 1 - March 22 Coast Ride to San Clemente
Day 2 - March 23 Coast Ride North
Day 3 - March 24 OC Gran Fondo Route
Day 4 - March 25 Mt Baldy & Glendora Ridge  (with support vehicle)
Day 5 - March 26 Short Loop in Newport
Day 6 - March 27 Santiago Canyon & Bike Path
Day 7 - March 28 Spin Ride local club ride

The group will plan to stay together for each ride, however can be segregated depending on riders and pace. Most rides will begin on the coastal highway in Newport Beach. This will be our first year in Newport but reports are the riding is supposed to be awesome in this area!

All you need to do is get to Newport Beach, arrange a place to stay and a bike to ride. Fly direct from Vancouver to LAX (short drive to Newport) or to John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana. This is not a training camp - other than planning to ride together, no other arrangements are being made. Bike rentals are available at Aroadbike4U in Irvine, and  Bike Religion in Dana Point. 

Please email Jim Desroches if you are interested. We hope to see you in Newport Beach in March!

 Ever heard that summer bodies are made in winter?

We're kicking off the new year with intensity and threshold training. Spin classes are still running full force four days a week, MondayTuesdayThursday and Saturday. Drop-in for $20. 

Exclusive member offer from Different Bikes

For those with a limited budget, or riders looking for a new winter bike, Different Bikes West Vancouver is offering these exclusive discounts to GS club members. 

Wilier Cento Air (55cm) was $6299 now $4299
Wilier GTR (Small) was $2899 now $2200
Giant TCR Comp 2 (Small and Medium) was $1899 now $1200
Giant TCR Comp 1 (Medium) was $2499 now $1750
Giant TCR Adv SL Frameset (Small) was $3299 now $2299
Look 566 105 (XSmall) was $2799 now $2100
Giant Avail 3 (Medium) was $979 now $700
Giant Avail Comp 2 was $1899 now $1375
Giant Avail 2 was $1399 now $1000
Giant Defy Comp 2 (Medium) was $1899 now $1375
Giant Defy 2 (Small) was $1399 now $1000
Giant Defy 3 (Medium/Large) was $979 now $700
Giant Defy Comp 1 was $2499 now $1750
Colnago CX Zero (52cm) Dura Ace and rim brakes was $8299, now 50% off
Colnago CX Zero (52cm) Ultegra with mechanical disc was $4699, now 50% off
Colnago CLX (57cm) Ult Di2 was $5099 now $3750
Colnago Strada (52cm, 56cm) was $1799 now $1250

You must be registered as a GS Cycling Club member to qualify for this offer. Not a member?Become one now.