August Club News

We're kicking off the cyclocross season this month

Turn and burn! Cyclocrossers heads up, we're offering a skills session which will focus on technique at speed and include some training principles in preparation for the racing season. This one hour skills clinic will include exercises with barriers, cornering, mounts/ dismounts, followed by some time riding the trails. 

CYCLOCROSS SKILLS SESSION
Date: Saturday, August 29, 2015
Time: 8 - 9 AM
Location: Inter River Park, North Vancouver (see map)
Cost: Free to all 2015 registered club members

For those planning on racing cyclocross this year, or for those that want to learn what riding a road bike in dirt is all about, we invite you to come say hello. Our kick-off meeting is an opportunity for us to meet one another, review the season's race calendar, answer your questions, and pick up pre-ordered #FearTheFloral kits. 

CYCLOCROSS KICK-OFF EVENT
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Glotman•Simpson Cycling Club Office (1637 W 5th Ave, Vancouver)


RBC Whistler Gran Fondo is coming up

A large contingent of our club members have already registered for the RBC GranFondo Whistler on September 12, 2015. Look for the Glotman•Simpson Cycling tent in Whistler Olympic Plaza, which will provide a meet-up place for club members at the finish. 

For all of you participating, be sure to regularly check the GS Cycling Forum. A post event dinner is being planned, so make sure to confirm your interest in the Gran Fondos forum. A few riders have also expressed interest in riding back to Vancouver on the following Sunday. To establish meeting time, use the Gran Fondos group in the forum to connect with other riders.


If you didn't record it on Strava, it never happened

How many times have you heard that before? Our GS Strava Challenges are still ongoing and have each been extended to October 31. That leaves you with plenty of time to hunt your PB’s, KOM’s, and QOM on the sprints, mountains and time trial segments.


The 8th Annual Cypress Challenge raises record $425,000!

On Sunday, August 16, 675 riders participated in the 2015 Cypress Challenge in memory of Darren Latoski, benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation. Thanks to the many participants, family, friends, supporters and sponsors, the event raised a record breaking $425,000. Over eight years, our total donations raised have surpassed $1.629 million to advance pancreatic cancer research.

For a complete recap of the event, results and photos, read our latest Cypress Challenge newsletter or go to www.cypresschallenge.com.


Club office closed for the season

The season is winding down, and as such we're moving to limited office hours. The office will be open by appointment only. Please contact David Gillam directly for kit pickup or questions.