March Club News: Upcoming events galore!

Last chance to order your cycling kit for this spring

A final reminder to place your Glotman•Simpson Cycling kit order until March 4, 2016. Socks have just been added as an additional product for purchase. If you've already made an order but still want more, there's still time to submit another order. The next opportunity to order your kit will be in May with delivery estimated in June. Future kit order windows will be exclusive to direct home shipping service only, and will incur a standard bulk shipping rate for all orders. Some individuals have reported a few technical difficulties accessing the store. Please follow the instructions with the new web link provided below.

ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS

  • Go to https://custom.champ-sys.com/teamstore/?79Fd8F4vuzYKsqUS 
  • Fill up the shopping cart with your preferred products.
  • Follow check-out instructions and process payment with credit card.
  • For sizing, please refer to Champion Systems size guide.  

Processed orders are expected to be available for pick up at the GSC season kick-off event on March 30, along with the free club jerseys for registered members.

REGISTER AS A CLUB MEMBER TO GET YOUR FREE JERSEY
If you haven't done so already, remember to register as a 2016 club member before March 4, 2016 to ensure you get your free club jersey at our kick-off event. Please take note that a club membership is required to partake in any club cycling events.


Women's racing team kick-off and social this Friday

For any women interested to try racing, or are looking for more information on preparing for the season ahead, please join the Glotman•Simpson Women’s Race Team for our season kick-off social. This event is open to club members, and non-club members. You’ll have a chance to:

Meet current, new and prospective women racers (and future teammates).
Learn a bit more about what racing is like.
Find out how to prepare for your first race.
Look at the local race calendar and see which races might appeal to you.
Ask any other questions you might have (bikes, nutrition, pace lines – anything!)

Date: Friday, March 4
Time: 6 - 8 pm
Location: Downtown, Vancouver (details will be provided to registrants)

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Morgan for complete details.


Announcing our 2016 Race Roster and Club Program

It is with great enthusiasm that Vancouver's largest road cycling club, Glotman•Simpson Cycling, announces its generous sponsors, race team roster, and program for 2016. Last year was a remarkable year for the club and perhaps easily the most successful to date. The Men’s and Women’s team amassed over 100 podium finishes.

The GSC elite race team members not only focus on competitions, but play an irreplaceable role in supporting club activities, developing and mentoring the 2016 Glotman•Simpson Race Team that includes over 100 men and women club racers from Cat 1 to Novice.

The 2016 GSC Men’s Elite Team and Race Ambassadors are David Gillam, Ian Hendry, Ryan Jones, Mark Rainer, Travis Streb, Ted Matson, Jem Arnold, and Kurt Withers.

The 2016 GSC Women’s Elite Team includes Morgan Cabot, Claire Cameron, Jody Rechenmacher, Tamasin Reno, Michele Schaeffer, and Alysia Withers.


Ride in sunny San Diego: March 20-26

If pictures from February's Palm Desert riding camp made you a bit jealous, fear not because you can still join in on the fun with this riding camp down south. Open to any registered club member, rides are intended for level B and C riders. Groups can be segregated depending on riders and pace. Please note, no travel support will be provided. Participants will be required to arrange their own travel and accommodations.

SAN DIEGO: MARCH 20-26, 2016
Rides will begin in the small town of Encinitas, with routes tailored for anyone staying along the coast in either La Jolla, Del Mar, Solano Beach, Encinitas, or Carlsbad. View our events page for complete route profiles and details.

  • March 20: Camp Pendleton to San Clemente (114 km)
  • March 21: Rancho Santa Fe (79 km)
  • March 22: Lilac Road (99 km)
  • March 23: Elfin Forest (73 km)
  • March 24: Palomar (96 km). Begins in Escondido. Planned vehicle support. 
  • March 25: Soledad Climbing (99 km) 
  • March 26: Highland Valley Road & Ramona (122 km) 

If you would like to participate, please contact Jim Desroches for complete details.


Update for racers and organizers from Cycling BC

Cycling BC has announced the creation of a province-wide points system that will bring together all levels of events to support a cumulative ranking and upgrade system. From local weekly races to National Championships, Cycling BC will be tabulating and tracking athletes from youth to masters to grow and evolve the sport of cycling. Read the news release and the new policy.


Burrard Corridor Infrastructure Upgrade project underway

The City of Vancouver has initiated construction on the Burrard Corridor Infrastructure Upgrade project. The project includes upgrading critical water, sewer, and transportation infrastructure on Burrard Street between Davie Street and 17th Avenue, including Burrard Bridge, during February 2016 to late 2017. You can read more about the construction project and expected road closures on the City of Vancouver website.


Save the date! Season kick-off social is March 30

Save the date for Wednesday, March 30, when we officially kick-off the season with our annual social event and Annual General Meeting. We expect pre-ordered kit and free club jerseys for club members to be available. Event details coming soon.