April Club News: Register Now For Our Season's Clinics

Pick up your jerseys, kit, and more on April 8!

All pre-ordered kit and free club jerseys for club members (that registered before February 16) will be available for pick-up at our season kick off event next week. Also, for anyone that ordered limited edition socks, water bottles, or purchased Alete products through our exclusive offer, you'll be able to pick up those items too.  

DID YOU MISS GETTING A LAZER HELMET?

We're offering another chance for club members to get a Lazer Helmet at an exclusive discounted price (up to 20% off). We'll have a limited selection to view and purchase at the event. If you're planning to purchase a specific style of helmet, email us with your size and colour selection, and we'll make sure it's ready for you to pick up on April 8.

Lazer Z1 - $250 (includes taxes) - Add an Aeroshell for $20
Colours: Flash Black, White/Silver, White/Red, Black/Silver, Flash Orange/Blue, Mat Black

Lazer Cosmo (Womens Z1) - $250 (includes taxes) - Add an Aeroshell for $20
Colours: White/Coral, Croco

Lazer Genesis - $195 (includes taxes) Add an Aeroshell for $20
Colours: Flash Black, Mat Orange, Mat Black, Mat White, White/Black, White/Red

Lazer O2 - $110 (includes taxes) Add an Aeroshell for $20
Colours: White/Silver, White/Red, White/Black, White Mat, Green White, Flash Yellow, Black/Grey

Lazer Blade - $110 (includes taxes)
Colours: Mat Black

We'll also have official GSC water bottles, GSC cycling socks, and some very special limited edition cycling socks available for sale. Only cash or cheque will be accepted for all purchases. Don't forget to bring a reusable bag (or for some, a moving box) to take your goodies home!

WHERESt. Regis Hotel Bar and Grill
WHEN: Wednesday April 8, 2015
TIME: 7 - 9 pm

Our Annual General Meeting will be presented for any interested club members (prior to the official kick-off event) at 6:30 PM.


Saturday club rides now begin at 8:30 AM

April is here which means our Saturday group ride start time has now changed to 8:30 AM departure. Rides will be led by a club ambassador each week throughout the Spring and Summer months. Women's group rides will now be hosted every second and last Saturday, and Sunday Valley rides will be hosted every first and third Sunday of the month. 

Remember, group rides on the last Saturday of each month will head to the North Shore. Check the Rides page for schedules and routes.


Women's Skills and Learn To Race Clinics

This season, we are excited to expand our women's skills clinics with two separate offerings: Riding Skills Clinic and Learn To Race Clinic. Both clinics will include 4 two hour group sessions with the same instructors each week during the month of May.

Women's Riding Skills Clinic: For women that want to develop their riding skills. The goal of the clinic will be to help riders of all ability levels gain confidence on the bike, and acquire the skills needed for group riding situations, be it casual group rides, or gran fondos.

Women's Learn To Race Clinic: For women that want to develop race-specific cycling skills and ride strategies. This clinic will introduce advanced group riding skills and replicate race scenarios, ideal for novice or Category 4 racers. Whether you've just started racing, are thinking about racing, or just want to gain advanced skills of butt-kicking on the road, this clinic will help you achieve the knowledge and confidence to ride smarter and better.

Dates: May 6, 13, 20, 27 (6 - 8 PM)
Cost: $75 for club members, $100 for non-members*
Details: View complete details for each clinic and weekly session

Only 40 spots available. *Non club members registering must have a Cycling BC license as proof of insurance.


Essential Skills Clinics start this weekend

In our continuing effort to help Club members improve their cycling skill set we will be hosting FREE essential skills sessions on Wednesday nights and as part of the Saturday novice ride. Clinics cover a broad array of essential road cycling skills to improve both the safety and quality of a group rides; all members must have completed the clinic by July 5, 2015 and demonstrate a basic level of proficiency with the topics covered to be able to continue participating in the A or B rides.

All members new to GS for 2015 are expected to complete a skill session. Exempt riders include those that have completed a skill sessions in 2013 or 2014, and those that have completed the GS racer clinic in 2014 or 2015. Riders who have not completed a skills session by July 5 can still attend rides but will be asked to join the novice group.
 
Each session will have a maximum capacity of 12 riders. Wednesday sessions will leave from the club office at 6 PM. Saturday sessions leave from the club ride meeting point at 8:30 AM. 

Skills clinics start this Saturday and continue throughout May. More clinics will be added throughout the Spring and Summer months.


 

Buy 1 Get 1 Free Alete Hydration Products until April 15


Alete® is all about premium ingredients that work to improve performance. If you're working to improve your health so should the supplements you ingest. From their protein recovery drink, made with whey protein isolate and the added benefit of Glucosamine, to the natural hydration drink, providing carbohydrate replacement during hard exercise, Alete products can help strengthen and maintain a healthy response to daily challenges and vigorous training.
 
You must be registered as a GS Cycling Club member to qualify for this offer. Not a member?Become one now. Orders will be delivered to the GSC Office, and you'll receive notice when your order is ready for pick-up. If you would like to learn more about ALETE, visit alete.ca or like them on Facebook.


Can you lend us a helping hand?


As our club continues to grow, so does our petition for help from our fellow members in the 2015 season. We have a few unique opportunities in which we are seeking individuals to dedicate a small amount of time in an effort to making this club as successful and enjoyable as it has become. Some duties we are looking for assistance to help manage:

  • Coordinate special one day ride events (Mt. Baker, Sunshine Coast)
  • Work with our Cypress Challenge 2015 crew to coordinate and execute event activities (you'll still be able to ride the Challenge!)
  • Photographing group rides, races, or events

Please contact info@glotmansimpsoncycling.ca if you’re interested. 


Kit Pickup? General Inquiries? Check Our New Office Hours

Every Wednesday starting April 22, the GSC Office will be open from 5:30 - 6 PM for any general inquiries, high fives, or to pick up club jerseys and kits.

For members that registered after February 16, your club jersey will be available later in May with the next round of kit orders. We will notify everyone when the order is in and ready for pick-up. Don't just stop by the office to say hi. At any time, you can send us a message to get in touch.