Tuesday, September 13, 2016

STC at Haute Route

Congratulations to Trev, Tom, Paul, Scott and Nelson for a great 7-day stage race from Geneva to Venice!

And not totally unexpected, Trev placed 5th *overall* and was also the fastest North American.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

CX Training!

The last couple of weeks has seen the establishment of a cadre of August STC'rs honing our CX skills and fitness.  It's very informal and doing laps of the course means it's open to all skill levels - go your own speed, because honestly, we're all trying to keep our lungs in our bodies, and somehow that's a lot of fun!  Keep an eye on training blog, there's a ride posted tonight.

Chuck

Monday, August 29, 2016

17 STC Members and counting in Midweek Mayhem !!



Club, the registration for Midweek Mayhem's CX Series started this morning and is already filling up. Remember to sign up soon!  We have 17 so far!

Trev

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Recipient of the 2015 - 2016 Jason Lapierre Memorial Scholarship and beyond..

For those club members that were in the club back in the days when we were fund raising for a perpetual scholarship in Jay's name at the University of Calgary, here is the info from this year's recipient. It is great to see the scholarship still going strong.

In the year's since the creation of this perpetual scholarship we have focused on the creation of physical memorial in Jay's name and that is now just coming to fruition at the end of this summer. I will keep everyone up to date on progress from that initiative.

Below is the statement from the 2015-2016 recipient:



Monday, August 15, 2016

Confederation Park to hopefully become a winter Cross Country Ski facility.



With the COP facilities for Cross Country Skiers and MTN bikers being eroded in the hunt for added revenue, local clubs are finding new options to ensure athletes and active families have a spot to develop, experience the outdoors, and play. One of our long serving club members wanted me to share this new release from the Foothills Nordic Ski Club who hope to make Confederation Park a locally accessible nordic facility for Calgarians. Please consider supporting this initiative to ensure the Foothills Ski Club has a home in Calgary, to support the healthy lifestyle that our kids have/will come to enjoy, and provide access to a network of reliable inner-city cross country ski trails to all avid cross country skiers (see link at bottom of the news release).


Here is the link to the New Release.



Friday, July 29, 2016

Cyclocross Season is Coming!

Is it a test of athletic prowess or just a test of pain? Come practice the former on Tuesday nights. We are going to try and have a "pop-up" course set for your cross pleasure. Practice or learn new skills. Check the training blog page for locations. All welcome!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tour de Bowness Registration Deadline is Thursday at Midnight.


Bob just emailed to remind us all that the deadline is fast approaching.

This is a great race and extremely well organized. The Criterium is associated with a big street festival again this year as well !!

If you can make it to this race, DO IT !!

Register here.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Wednesday Night Series Wrap-Up

Team, our commitment to the Crankmasters Wednesday Night Race Series is complete. As the series transitions to Peloton Racing pb Northern Backup I just wanted to thank all team members and volunteers for their support. Although many races were rained out, the ones that weren't were enjoyed by all.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Great news !!! It's finally happening!

I received word from the Calgary Parks Foundation that after quite a few years of planning and scheming between us, Jason's Memorial is going to become a reality.

The final spot for Jason's Memorial is going to be directly on the south side of the Edworthy bridge and will be a Fitness Park for adults located close to the Children's Playground. It will also have a piece of art containing a plaque describing Jason and the idea behind the Fitness Area.

I will post some drawings of the area and will be announcing a date when we can do an unveiling!

We will use any proceeds from this year's JayLap Memorial Cycling Weekend (we still haven't received final bills yet) to ensure we have a balance in case anything last minute is required. Thank you to all Alberta Cyclists for supporting the now classic JayLap event. It will be great to see something physical result from it and hopefully create an increasingly healthy atmosphere for families using the Edworthy Parks!

A special thank you to the Crankmasters who have continued to support this with us as well.


I'll have updates soon!

Trev

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Some of the team at Masters Provincials, thank you Crankmasters!

I was fixing Tim's wheel and we had a confluence of our club show up! Nice opportunity for a photo.  Known missing was Titus, and Emily.  Good race!


Monday, June 20, 2016

'Prize' Money from the Jason Lapierre Memorial Omnium


Just a note to a few of those inquiring about 'prize money' for the JLap Omnium. We haven't received final bills from the City yet and are assessing how much we are going to donate to our Memorial on the Greenway. We also chose to put a lot of the costs towards the kid's events so that families could attend. We will determine if there can be prize money in the coming weeks.  For now, follow this link to see your prize.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Clothing Order #2 for our Club.

Team, I have been receiving requests to do another clothing order. (eg. the post below!), so I have opened one up as of tomorrow (July 4) and it will close relatively quickly (June 26) so we can get the stuff  here. Their time is 4 weeks as of the close.

Also, I have chosen 'Group Shipping' this time which means there will be no shipping charge for any club members, there is only one shipping charge to the team, and it all comes in a big box. This makes WAY more sense if you are only ordering a single jersey or bibs or something.


Trev


Jo, a new women's member, needs a small women's jersey.

Team, does anyone have a small women's jersey they can lend Jo until we do another order? I will open another order this week, but it will still take time to get it.

Leave a comment here if you can help out.

Trev

Ghost of the Gravel is THIS Weekend!

I hope to see a lot of STC cyclists in the roster for this! I did this race last year and it is great. There is a new course this year and it is slightly shorter so should get those 'on the fence' to register.


Highlights for this year:
·         $1000 cash prizes
·         Merchandise prizes for all categories
·         Red Bull is actually at the race with their party wagon, and in the feed zones!
·         “Bandit Burger” food truck on site – and included in your entry fee!

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