July 13 Criterium race Cat winners  Hymers(Marianne Stewart is missing) Dave, Joel and Rodney race well in America's Dairyland race Maureen Page leads the ladies out

July 2014
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Canada Day
Jul. 1, 2014
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Women's Ride
Jul. 2, 2014

Start Location: Whitewater Golf Course (Rosslyn Village)

Start Time: 6:15pm

Distances:

Group 1:

Group 2:

Group 3:

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Time Trial: Lakeshore Dr.
Jul. 3, 2014

Date: June 5, July 3 and Aug 21                           

Race Name:           Lakeshore Drive                Distance (Km):  km

Time:         Registration 6:00 pm            Race : 6:30 pm

Format:   Out and Back; solo or two up team             

Description: Out and back on Lakeshore Drive

Start: Just past Bear Point water plant road beside the Township of Shuniah sign

Finish: Same as above

Parking: Rolling flat course with good paved shoulder. Turnpoint is 300 m before the Shuniah Firehall.

Comments:

Mapmyridehttp://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/349531971

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/349531971
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Cancelled due to Storm:Group Ride: Century
Jul. 6, 2014

Date:   July 6      Time: 10 am - short,  8 am - long

Distance (Km):  Short: 50/70   Long 100/160

Start Location: Neebing Roadhouse

General Course Description: Longest ride of the season. For those wanting a true test they can tackle the full 160 km or 100 miler. Half or full metric 100 distance also an option

RT – right turn    LT – left turn    ST – straight ahead

50km route

  • RT onto Hwy 61, RT onto Gillespie Rd, LT onto Candy Mtn. Rd, LT onto Hanna Rd
  • LT onto Hwy 130, ST onto Barrie Dr, RT onto River Rd, ST onto Hwy 588
  • LT onto Barrie Dr, RT onto Hwy 130, LT onto Hwy 61 & return to Neebing Roadhouse

70km route

  • RT onto Hwy 61, RT onto Gillespie Rd, LT onto Candy Mtn. Rd, LT onto Hanna Rd
  • LT onto Hwy 130, ST onto Barrie Dr, RT onto River Rd, ST onto Hwy 588
  • Go past Barrie Dr and on to Green Acre Variety at Hymers crossroads (LT at Hwy 595)Green Acre Variety is right near the corner.
  • Go back on Hwy 588 and make RT onto Barrie Dr, RT onto Hwy 130, LT onto Hwy 61 return to Neebing Roadhouse

100km route

  • RT onto Hwy 61, RT onto Gillespie Rd, LT onto Candy Mtn. Rd, LT onto Hanna Rd
  • LT onto Hwy 130, ST onto Barrie Dr, RT onto River Rd, ST onto Hwy 588
  • Hwy 588 will go to Green Acre Variety at Hwy 595
  • Take Hwy 595 north then LT onto Hwy 590, LT onto Hwy 588
  • Go back on Hwy 588 and make RT onto Barrie Dr, RT onto Hwy 130, LT onto Hwy 61 return to Neebing Roadhouse

160km route

  • RT onto Hwy 61, RT onto Gillespie Rd, LT onto Candy Mtn. Rd, LT onto Hanna Rd
  • LT onto Hwy 130, ST onto Barrie Dr, RT onto River Rd, ST onto Hwy 588
  • Hwy 588 will go to Green Acre Variety at Hwy 595
  • Take Hwy 595 north then LT onto Hwy 590, LT onto Hwy 588
  • Go back on Hwy 588 and make RT onto Barrie Dr, RT onto Hwy 130,
  • RT onto Hwy 61, go out 26kms (about 5kms past the old Cloud Bay Store) then turn around & return to Neebing Roadhouse

Mapmyride:  http://www.mapmyride.com/ca/thunder-bay-ontario/road-tour-reverse-caribou-60-km-route-178806764

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Structured Ride: North
Jul. 8, 2014

Date: Tuesday nights  Start: May 13 end August 26

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Alternating weeks between:

·       Neebing Hotel parking lot (South)

·       Boulevard Lake west parking lot (north)

Purpose:

TBCC’s Director of Coaching, Len Tuhkanen will lead instructional rides teaching the basics of safe group ridings. If there are sufficient numbers the groups will be divided based on abilities. Rides will vary in distances but will be around 1.5 hours in duration.  Riders will start out with basic safe riding and will progress to “double pace line” group riding. This program is a great learning tool for new club riders and those wishing to improve their riding skills. Len is a very skilled and experienced rider who can teach all of us improved riding skills.

 

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Time Trial: Candy Mt. uphill TT
Jul. 10, 2014

Date: July 10 and August 7

Race Name:           Candy Mountain hill climb                                             Distance (Km): 0.8  km

Time:         Registration 6:00 pm            Race : 6:30 pm

Format:   Uphill Time trial. Times from this uphill TT will be used to establish the groups for the elimination TT hill climb during the Triple Crown in August.                

Description: New course for 2014. 0.8 km uphill elimination TT. Course starts 3.6 km west of Central Valley public scholl on Candy Mt. Road.

Finish: Top of hill just before the pavement ends.

Parking: Note change: Belluz Farms on Candy Mt Road.

Comments: Neutral ride (3.5 km west)  to start line  at base of hill.

Mapmyride: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/449662348

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Time Trial: Govt. Road
Jul. 11, 2014

Date:          May 8, May 22, July 11 (one way) and August 8(one-way)     

Race Name:           Government Road            Distance (Km): 10 km O/B; 5k one way

Format:   Out and Back except as noted                     

Description: Flat fast course; Watch for cars coming out of driveways. Ride tight to the right

Start: 250 m before Mcyntyre Community Centre; turn just before the Firehall at Junction of Mapleward and Govt road.

Finish: Same as start on out and back

Parking: N Mcyntre Community Centre

Comments: Flat fast course; Watch for cars coming out of driveways. Ride tight to the right

Mapmyride:  http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/349530735

 

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Road Race 3: Hymers Classic
Jul. 12, 2014

Date: July 12@ 11 am                  Race Name:            Hymers Classic        

Distance (Km):  Cat 1 & 2: 69k; Cat 3: 43 km Cat 4: 29 km

Format:             Standard Road Race 

Description: Start at Norwester arena Hwy 588/Hwy 590/Hwy 595 and back; Finish at top of hill opposite arena

Start: Beside Norwester Arena on Hwy 588.

Finish: Top of hill after Stanley Bridge beside Norwester arena

Parking: Norwester Arena Parking Lot

Comments: Varied combination course out to Hymers and back with optional loop for longer routes. Hymers Classic trophy will be presented at the race.

Mapmyride  http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/75545008

 

 

 

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Criterium race #1
Jul. 13, 2014

Date:        July 13                      Race Name:            Criterium #1         

Distance (Km): Women & Category 3: 30 minutes plus 5 laps;  Cat 1 & 2: 45 minutes and 5 laps

Format:   Criterium Format on closed race course                 

Registration: 9:30 am    Start: 10:00 am (Cat 3 & women). Cat 1 & 2 will follow the first race.

Start NA

Finish: NA

Parking: Parking by administrative offices in front of weight scales

Comments: Various formats based on total racing time and categories racing.

Mapmyride:  http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/75846026

 

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Structured Ride: South
Jul. 15, 2014

Date: Tuesday nights  Start: May 13 end August 26

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Alternating weeks between:

·       Neebing Hotel parking lot (South)

·       Boulevard Lake west parking lot (north)

Purpose:

TBCC’s Director of Coaching, Len Tuhkanen will lead instructional rides teaching the basics of safe group ridings. If there are sufficient numbers the groups will be divided based on abilities. Rides will vary in distances but will be around 1.5 hours in duration.  Riders will start out with basic safe riding and will progress to “double pace line” group riding. This program is a great learning tool for new club riders and those wishing to improve their riding skills. Len is a very skilled and experienced rider who can teach all of us improved riding skills.

Since these rides are meant to teach the appropriate group riding skills, riders should have a minimum fitness level to ride comfortably around 23-25 km/hr on a sustained basis.

 

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Women's Ride
Jul. 16, 2014

Start Location: Stanley Tavern

Start Time: 6:15pm

Distances:

Group 1:

Group 2:

Group 3:

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Time Trial: River Road
Jul. 17, 2014

Date: April 24, July 17 and Sept 11

Race Name:           River Road                          Distance (Km): 10 km

Format:   Out and back             

Start: River Road at Stanley Bridge on Hwy 588

Finish: River Road

Parking: Parking lot beside Stanley bridge

Comments: East on River road to Barrie Drive and return

Mapmyride: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/349532503

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Group Ride: Silver Islet
Jul. 20, 2014

Date:   July 20     Time: 10:00 am

Distance (Km):  Short: 40   Long 76

Start Location: Pass Lake Truck Stop

General Course Description:

Park at Pass Lake Truck Stop. Proceed across highway and follow Hwy 587 right to Silver Islet and return. Short ride starts at Joeboy Lake parking lot.

The Silver Islet store will be open so you can get some energy at refreshments at the store should you so require.

Mapmyride:   Long & Short Map

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Structured Ride: North
Jul. 22, 2014

Date: Tuesday nights  Start: May 13 end August 26

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Alternating weeks between:

·       Neebing Hotel parking lot (South)

·       Boulevard Lake west parking lot (north)

Purpose:

TBCC’s Director of Coaching, Len Tuhkanen will lead instructional rides teaching the basics of safe group ridings. If there are sufficient numbers the groups will be divided based on abilities. Rides will vary in distances but will be around 1.5 hours in duration.  Riders will start out with basic safe riding and will progress to “double pace line” group riding. This program is a great learning tool for new club riders and those wishing to improve their riding skills. Len is a very skilled and experienced rider who can teach all of us improved riding skills.

Since these rides are meant to teach the appropriate group riding skills, riders should have a minimum fitness level to ride comfortably around 23-25 km/hr on a sustained basis.

 

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Time Trial: Hwy 130
Jul. 24, 2014

Date: May 15 and July 24

Race Name:           Hwy 130      Distance (Km): 20  km

Format:   Out and Back             

Description: Out and back on Highway 130 with turn just before Jct with Hwy 61

Start: Opposite gate to White Water golf course entrance

Finish: Same as start

Parking: South side shoulder of Gardner Road behind Variety Store.

Comments: Warm up on Gardner Road. Do not block the parking at the store.

Mapmyride:http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/358548671

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Women's Ride 100 Km Challenge
Jul. 26, 2014

100 km Challenge

Details to come ....

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Structured Ride: South
Jul. 29, 2014

Date: Tuesday nights  Start: May 13 end August 26

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Alternating weeks between:

·       Neebing Hotel parking lot (South)

·       Boulevard Lake west parking lot (north)

Purpose:

TBCC’s Director of Coaching, Len Tuhkanen will lead instructional rides teaching the basics of safe group ridings. If there are sufficient numbers the groups will be divided based on abilities. Rides will vary in distances but will be around 1.5 hours in duration.  Riders will start out with basic safe riding and will progress to “double pace line” group riding. This program is a great learning tool for new club riders and those wishing to improve their riding skills. Len is a very skilled and experienced rider who can teach all of us improved riding skills.

Since these rides are meant to teach the appropriate group riding skills, riders should have a minimum fitness level to ride comfortably around 23-25 km/hr on a sustained basis.

 

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Time Trial: Murillo 15 km
Jul. 31, 2014

Date:          July 31       

Race Name:           Murillo       Distance (Km):  15 km

Format:   Out and back             

Description: Traditonal 15 km out and back on Oliver road. Good pavement but traffic can be heavy sometimes.Be careful with turn around on Oliver

Start: West edge of villiage of Murillo on Oliver Road

Parking: Murillo Muncipal Office parking lot

Mapmyride:  http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/358546203

Registration Continues to Grow!   If you are having any problems CALL the CCN dedicated Customer Service tollfree number for help registering. The number is 1-866-534-2453.  Hours are 11:30 - 8:00pm our time. 

Do you like the pictures on our Home Page?  There are lots more pictures under the Photo Gallery tab.  Check them out!

Want to know the date of our Annual Banquet?  Scroll down to NEWS!

COMING EVENTS: 

Course Changes: Next week's TT @ Moose hill has been switched with the Murillo 15 km due to construction on Hwy 608. We will try to run the Moose hill TT at the end of August (Aug 28).

Triple Crown Race Route Changes: The resurfacing on Hwys 608 and 595 will not be complete in time for the Triple Crown road race. The new route is described on the schedule and will incorporate the normal start and finish but has been moved to take in most of the Hymers classic route with some modifications to accomodate the finish. We will return to our normal Triple Crown routes next summer once the surface has smoothed up over the winter.

 

 Time Trial Volunteers: I knew I could count on my fellow racers!. We have all of the TT's until the end of the season filled with volunteers except for August 28th and Sept 11th. If you have not yet done a turn let me know and I will slot you in. To confirm your dates go to website and click : Programs  /  Time Trial   /Time Trial Sign up Sheet. Scroll down and you should see the date you confirmed with me. Be sure to check with Lorne as to what your duties (Turn around or Start official) will be on that particular night.

 July 26: Ladies 100 km Challenge: It's our Women's biggest distance ride of the season!  But since there are three stopping points you can think of it as four x 25 km segments.  Plus there is an option to ride 50 km.  The ride is followed by a pot luck social!  Come out and enjoy the fun!   Sign up list is available. 

Musings from your president :  

(July 11) Back to the racing:  This weeks races are my first races of the year after my ill fated ride on June 19th. Needless to say I took lots of joking from my fellow racers as to the location of the race and where the course finished!

Boy does it feel good to put the pedal down again. Nothing like starting with the Candy Mountain hill climb last night and setting a new maximum heart rate. We had a lovely evening with the short ride up Candy Mountain followed by fresh strawberries and ice cream at Belluz's farm. Many thanks to Marianne Stewart for making the arrangements and the socializing after over fresh fruit and ice cream was wonderful. This event will clearly become part of our schedule each year!

(July 3) MacIssac Team conquers Tour of America's Dairyland:
Dave MacIssac, Joel Gerry and Rodney Puumala (2 Foresters and a "back cracker") topped off a great week of road racing in Wisconsin with an overall victory by Dave in the Masters 34-35 year old class followed by a 4th and 20th. To quote Dave: "  We won four of the nine races we entered and only missed the podium one day.  Oh, and most importantly, we never hit the pavement and had a ton of fun!  By the last race, we were a well-oiled machine and Rodney and Joel made life easy for me.  It’s been awesome to witness their progression and I was so happy to that their often selfless efforts were rewarded with some great results." Thanks for representing TBCC so proudly gentlemen. There is some great pictures on the Photo Gallery tab.

Thunder Bay makes an impact at Lutsen 99'er:

First and foremost I must acknowledge that the Lutsen 99 is a mountain bike race. Having said that we all know that we share riders with our friends at Black Sheep and both clubs are extremely proud of the Thunder Bay contingent who were at Lutsen for the big race last weekend. In the epic 99 miler Keith Ailey finished 12th out of 1350 participants! Followed by John Balabuck 28th, Darrel Hay 165th, John Rescigno 200th. I understand that Josh Gillingham carried a major portion of the pace setting and all riders were grateful for his help. Darcy Cornish medaled with an 3rd place in the 39 mile race. Marilyn Ailey was 5th in the females followed by Kailey Trodd 15th. Fred Bauer was 319th.

Junior Talent: Athough our Junior members are low we have some wonderful talent here in Thunder Bay. Take the time to read the news article about some of our junior athletes.

 

Our Women's Division continues to prosper:

On Wednesday night 110 women rode in the Women's Only Ride which helped support Clara Hughes' Big Ride. Few if any clubs in Ontario have the participation and enthusiasm that our women's portion of the club consistently displays. Did you know that women outnumber the men in our club 2 to 1?

My involvement in the activities of the women's rides is at a high level and I continue to appreciate the work that Kate and Pam do in providing the type and level of activities that attracts the fit women of Thunder Bay to our great sport of cycling. What can I say but a hearty thanks to these dedicated individuals for their hard work. Maybe it is time for a women to assume the leadership of TBCC since our club demographics are so strongly aligned to the women...????                                                                                                                          Lorne Morrow June 6

 

NEWS!

Our Annual End-of-Season Banquet date is set!   Mark the date on your calendar -  Saturday, November 1, 2014  at the Current River Community Center!

BIKE PARKING FOR SPECIAL EVENTS:  This is a great idea that has been put forward from EcoSuperior to the TBayTel for Good Contest.  If you think it's a great idea too please vote to help make it a reality. https://www.tbaytelforgood.net/ideas/67

CCA BIKE ASSIST PROGRAM AVAILABLE:   CAA offers a great Bike Assist Program for cyclists who already  have CAA membership.  If you break down on your bike they can offer assistance.  We cannot attest to quality or response time but you may want to check it out.

 

RECOGNIZING OUR SUPPORTERS!

Our main club sponsors are listed at the bottom of our home page (CRC Communications, Fresh Air/Cyclepath, Petries and Rolling Thunder).  But throughout our season there are many other local businesses and individuals who support our club via donations.  As the season progresses we will be adding the names of our supporters.  Please thank them if you are in their businesses or you see them when you are out cycling!

From the Expo:  Dr.Bill Ulakovic (Harbourview Optometry Centre); Papa Piccolino's;  Mike O'Connor; Tim Horton's
Our printed schedules:  Currie's Copy Shop

Supporters throughout the Season: Caribou Restaurant and Wine Bar, The Keg Steakhouse and Bar

 

 

Volunteer Here

The success of our club is highly dependent on the help of our volunteers.  There are many ways you can assist us through out the year.  Some examples are volunteering to lead rides, to be sags for rides, to work races, and plan our wind-up banquet.  FOR MORE INFORMATION go to Volunteer under Learn About TBCC.

 

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