Glotman•Simpson Cycling is very proud of its Race Team and Race Ambassadors. Our teams travel year round participating in road and cyclocross races in British Columbia as well as in Washington and Oregon States. Stay up to date throughout the season by checking the Race Reports or check out the Glotman•Simpson Facebook Page for race and team photos. If you're interested in racing with the club, please contact us for more information.
I have the pleasure of returning to the role of Executive Director for the Glotman•Simpson Cycling Club. A category 1/2 racer, I have been a member of the club and the race team since 2010. While I continue to enjoy road racing, my efforts have been directed over the last few seasons to helping grow the club and provide support for all its members; be it for racing, riding or fitness. With the help of my fellow Race and Club Ambassadors we will turn Glotman•Simpson Cycling into a well tuned rotating paceline machine!
I started racing in 2014 as a Cat 4 with Glotman Simpson. The incredibly welcoming team environment helped grow my passion for training and racing, and I've been able to watch as the GS race team has only developed stronger over the years.
Since then I've been able to give back to the team by sharing my own learning process about exercise physiology and training, and developing a training plan that any GS rider can follow and benefit from, no matter what level you're starting from.
If I'm not gasping for breath up a climb, or smashing a leadout, you can usually find me chatting about training on a club ride. Come say hi and feel free to ask questions!
I finished a UCI 1.2 road race! There's video proof!
8th, BC Provincial Championships RR, Elite
1st Tour of Walla Walla Crit (Cat 3)
1st overall Escape Velocity WTNC Series (Cat 3)
My name is Alex Amiri, I’ve been a Cat.1/2 cyclist for the last 4 years. In 2018 I came to GS quite late, and was welcomed with open arms. I am pretty laid back off and on the bike. I love to push myself and those around me to achieve more. I have a positive outlook no matter the situation, and live a very low stress lifestyle. Don’t be shy, send me a message! Lets ride!
1st, BC Provincial Road Championships
1st, EV Spring Series, Bradner Long RR
2nd, Russ Hay’s Grand Prix, Pedaleur de charme award
2nd, EV Spring Series, Aldergrove Long RR
2nd, EV Spring Series, Snake RR
7th, U23 Canadian National Championships
6th GC, Mutual of Enumclaw Stage Race
3rd, Best Amateur Rider Redlands Cycling Classic KOM Competition
Item you could never leave for a ride without: My Garmin
I'm a proud Newfoundlander living life out West. I study English and Philosophy at the University of Victoria. Cycling, for me, began as a means of cross training for cross-country skiing. It soon stole my heart, and so today I find myself in beautiful British Columbia. 2019 will be my fourth year racing bikes and my first with Glotman Simpson.
Catch me at the coffee shop; smiling in the wind, rain and snow; or (in not long from now) on the podium!
1st, Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Road Championships
1st GC, Tour de Port au Port
3rd, Kilo, Marymoor Grand Prix 2nd, BC Superweek: Tour de Delta, Cat 3 Criterium
Profession: Construction Project Coordinator
Item you could never leave for a ride without: My Farsik handlebar bag
I joined the club in 2015 to meet people to ride with and to familiarize myself with group riding as my goal that year was to complete the Whistler Gran Fondo. After the Fondo I found myself hooked and immediately set my sights on joining the GS race team for 2016. After a successful 2016 Cat 4 season I had the opportunity to move up to Cat 3 and help support and learn from the guys in that group. In 2018 I found myself racing with the Cat 2 group just after the halfway mark of the season and racing with the big guns at BC Superweek. This will be my first full season as a Cat 2 and I am looking forward to helping my teammates achieve their individual goals, as well as achieve my own.
2018 4th, Tour De Bloom Criterium (Cat 3)
10th, Tour De Walla Walla Stage 1 (Cat 3)
4th, BC Road Provincial Championships (Cat 3)
2nd, Tour De Bloom Criterium (Cat 4)
3rd, Tour De Bloom GC (Cat 4)
5th, Tour De Bloom Hill Climb (Cat 4)
2nd, BC Road Provincial Championships (Cat 4)
Category: 2 / Masters
Item you could never leave for a ride without:
A detailed workout plan, and gloves, because road-rash-palms are more painful than bike racing.
I have been racing bikes in some capacity for over 15 years but it is only through racing with GSC in the last few years that I have started to understand organized training, and the need to repeatedly explore and embrace pain sensations. My strengths include climbing, positioning, and technical grass and mud courses (aka cyclocross!) With 3 young kids and an irregular schedule, my training must be time-efficient and high-yield. Any successes in racing would not be possible without the ongoing support and encouragement of my lovely wife.
The last couple years have yielded some of my best results thanks to the tremendous support of my teammates, my family, and this wonderful club. For the coming year, I am racing a full season as an Elite Rider in a deluded attempt to live out the Masters dream of racing with the Pros and supporting my talented teammates.
1st, BC Provincial Time Trial Championships (Masters 30-39)
3rd, BC Cyclocross Championships (Masters 30-39)
2nd, BC Premier Series (Masters 30-39)
2nd, BC Provincial Road Race Championships (Masters 30-39)
2nd, BC Road Premier Series (Masters 30-39)
3rd, PoCo Grand Prix (Masters)
5th, Pumpkin Cross, Cyclocross (Cat 1/2)
2nd, BC Provincials Cyclocross Championships (Masters 30-39)
3rd, Tour de Delta Brenco Criterium (Cat 3)
Profession: Technically I only get paid to sell running shoes, but I spend more time in law school. Nobody is paying me to do the latter though.
Item you could never leave for a ride without: My bike? "Never" is a high bar, I have forgotten just about everything physically possible to leave behind.
I found cycling pretty recently, racing my first season in 2017. Before that it is another rendition of the same story you've heard over and over. I moved to Victoria in 2010 to run for the university while completing an undergrad in mechanical engineering. I rode the emotional roller coaster of fitness and injury changing faster than the seasons until I finally bought a bike and rolled up to my first group ride in the spring of 2016. Needless to say, I was hooked by the freedom cycling offered and the expanded radius of exploration it opened up to me (not least of all the coffee culture, always up for a chat about coffee shop/bean recommendations!). So here I am, back in school and chasing that elusive feeling of peak fitness (maybe I just keep moving the goal posts, always pushing for something just out of reach).