Arndt takes Triple Crown Ladies 100 km challenge July 13 Criterium race

September 2014
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Time Trial: Mapleward uphill
Sep. 4, 2014

Date: June 12 & Sept 4

Race Name: Mapleward Uphill                                                          Distance (Km):  10 km

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

Format: One way TT: generally uphill                          

Description: Start at Junction of N side of Mapleward at Dawson rd. Course is mostly uphill and may be better suited to a standard bike vs a TT bike.

Parking: Park to the east side of Lepannen’s store..

Comments: First few Km’s are very rough with poor pavement. Road improves once the chip&tar starts.


Group Ride: Onion Lake/Pike Lake Loop
Sep. 7, 2014

Date:   Sept 7   Time: 11 am

Distance (Km): 56 

Start Location: County Fair Plaza Parking Lot

General Course Description:

RT onto East Ave and proceed on County Blvd to Onion Lake Rd. Onion Lake Rd LT onto Kam Current Rd., RT onto Pike Lake Rd. Follow Pike Lk Rd onto Howcum Lk Rd which will eventually join onto Hwy 589 (Dog Lk Rd) LT onto Hwy 589 and follow to Hwy 102. LT onto Hwy 102, head back to County Fair Plaza.

Mapmyride:    Printable Route Map  (disregard directions on pdf)

Time Trial: River Road
Sep. 11, 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


Time Trial: Hwy 130 oneway
Sep. 18, 2014

Date: Sept 18

Race Name: Hwy 130 one-way                                                    Distance (Km):  5 km

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

Format: One way TT                              

Description: Start at junction of Hwy 130 and Barrie Drive. Finish just before Hwy 130 meets Hwy 61. Usually a very fast course.

Parking: Park beside the Variety Store beside near Whitewater golf course on Hwy 130. South shoulder of Gardner Road beside store. Do not block parking at the store.

Comments: Great way to finish off the TT season.


Road Race: Hunted #3
Sep. 20, 2014

Date:          Sept 20                            Race Name:   Hunted #3     

Distance (Km): 28.4 km

Format:   Australian Pursuit                 

Description: Neutral ride from parking area at North McIntyre Community Centre to Mapleward road north of the Hwy. We will continue neutral ride through the rough pavement to start point 2.4 km north of Dawson. Same starting point as the Time Trial route. Riders will proceed straight North up Mapleward Road merging onto HWY 591. The race ends at the public landing at Dog Lake road about 200 yards before the pavement ends.

Start: 2.4 km north of  Mapleward and Dawson Rd Junction

Finish:. 30 km up Mapleward just before the end of the pavement.

Parking: North McIntyre Community Centre on Government Road

Comments: Categories will depart in reverse order (Cat 4, Cat 3, Women, Cat 2 and Cat 1) based on pre- calculated paces. Group ride back to start.


B: Cyclocross 1
Sep. 28, 2014

Location: Behind Canada Games Complex
Start Time: 1 pm

A: Group Ride: Falling Leaves Blake Hall
Sep. 28, 2014

Date:   Sept 28     Time: 11 am

Distance (Km):   Short: 43   Long: 63

Start Location: Blake Hall Community Center

General Course Descriptions:

Short course: Turn onto Hwy 608 and proceed to junction of Hwy 608/595 and return to start.

Long course: Turn onto Hwy 608/LT onto Hwy 597/RT onto Hwy 595/RT onto 608  at South Gilles and return on Hwy 608 to Blake Hall. Several significant climbs on Hwy 597 & 595. Be carefully crossing the metal Bailey bridges if they are wet. If in doubt walk your bike across.

Mapmyride:  Short Ride Map     Long Ride Map


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


GROUP RIDE: August 24 at 10:00amThe Kakabeka Falls ride will be a Memorial Ride dedicated to the memory of Angelo Pollari.   His brother Frank Pollari will be in attendance at this ride.  Many of you knew and rode with Angelo and this ride provides a great opportunity to reminisce with Frank.   

WOMEN'S DIVISION:  "rolling" towards the end of their season:  

1.  Body Geometry Seminar:  Monday, August 25, 7:15 pm       

Fresh Air has invited the women from our women’s cycling group to a seminar at the new Fresh Air store on the importance of Fit in recreational and endurance road riding.   Certified Body Geometry fitter Greg Jensen and certified Master BG Fitter Aaron Arndt will take the women through an informal Fit process describing the fundamentals of Body Geometry Fit and why it is so important for long term health and enjoyment while riding.  Attendees will have the opportunity to register for a BG Fit for a reduced price plus there will be some special one-time only discounts on road bikes, and cycling products and clothing. 

2. Final Ride/Wind Up Social:  Wednesday, Aug 27, starting at the Nor’Wester Hotel

Plan to come out to the final women's ride and then stay for the social on the deck of the Nor’Wester.  There will be volunteer prizes and a few draw prizes for the rest of the riders as well.  (Each rider is asked to contribute $2 towards the purchase of appetizers after the ride.)

ANNUAL BANQUET:   Mark the date on your calendar!  Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Current River Community Center!  More information to come.  We will be looking for 3-4 volunteers to help organize the banquet. 


Musings from your president :  

Summer is winding down: (Aug 26)The dog days of summer are coming to an end and so are many of our programs. The ladies are winding up this week with their last ride and social. Road racing has one more short race in mid september and 4 TT's left. Keith and Daryl will be gearing up for CycleCross at the end of September followed by our Annual Banquet on November 1, 2014. Immediately after the banquet your Executive will convene the annual meeting and a newly elected or appointed Board will begin the process of planning for the 2015 season.

I plan to stand down from the Board this year having had two wonderful, exciting years as your Acting President. When I assumed the acting role in 2013 I truly did not plan to serve for two years. However it has been a wonderful ride ( no pun intended). I plan to still help out with the racing program but only on an "as needed basis". Shortly I will be sending out a letter to all of our members to solicit their participation and involvement with next year's Executive.

Take the time to think of how you can get involved. Linda and I were new residents to Thunder Bay back in 2007 and we are so thankful for the friendships we have developed through our ties with the active sporting communites. I remember going to my first race in 2011 and not knowing a person; now almost everyone involved in TBCC I consider friends.

So when you get the letter from me...." ask not what your club can do for you but what can you do for your club.....".



CARIBOU CHARITY RIDE:  Sunday, September 14, 2014 (50k or 100k)  It's not too late to register!   Check it out at

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.

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.



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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