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

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Civic Holiday
Aug. 4, 2014
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Structured Ride: North
Aug. 5, 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
Aug. 6, 2014

Start Location: Whitewater Golf Course (Rosslyn Village)

Start Time: 6:15pm

Distances:

Group 1:

Group 2:

Group 3:

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Triple Crown Time Trial:Candy Mt hill climb
Aug. 7, 2014

Race Name:   Triple Crown Pt.1 -  Candy Mt hill climb                          Distance (Km): 0.8 km

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

Format:   Uphill Time trial. It will be an elimination ride during the Triple Crown series.    You may ride the hill several times during elimination rounds.          

Description: New course for 2014. 0.8 km up Candy Mt. Road.

Finish: Just before the end of the pavement at the top of the hill

Parking: Registration and parking at Belluz Farms on Candy Mt. Road.

Comments: neutral ride to start line

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

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Time Trial: Govt Road (1 way)
Aug. 8, 2014

Race Name:   Triple Crown Time Trial  - Government Road            Distance (Km): 5k one way

Format: One way

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: Triple Crown : Route change
Aug. 9, 2014

Date:          August 9          Triple Crown         Distance:    75.3 and 58 km 

Note: The original race route had to be changed due to resurfacing on Hwy 595 and 608

Format:   Standard Road Race  Registration: 10:30 am    Start: 11:00 am           

New Route Description:  Cat 1 & 2: Barrie Drive: R> River; Hwy 588; R>Hwy 590; R> Hwy 595; Touch down @ Hwy 595/588 Jct; L< Hwy 588; R> Barrie Dirve; Finish @ Barrie and Hwy 130! Neutral zone for first 9.2 km's to top of hill at junction of Hwy 588 and C-line road.

Cat 3 & Women: Barrie Drive: R> River; Hwy 588; R> 595 Proceed to turn point at Tshp of Oconnor Municipal offices at 29.5 km from start on Hwy 595. It is marked on the road. Return on Hwy 595; Touch down @ Hwy 595/588 Jct.  return on Hwy 588; R> Barrie Drive; Finish @ Barrie and Hwy 130! Neutral zones to be added later.

Start: Junction of Hwy 130 and Barrie Drive. Finish:. 400 meters from Hwy 130 Barrie junction. Same as last year. .

Parking: Valley Central Public School on Candy Mt. Road

KOM's: Cat 1 &2: Crest of hill after crossing bridge over Whitefish River on Hwy 588. 2) Crest of hill coming out of Hymers on Hwy 595.

KOM's Cat 3: Crest of hill leaving Hymers going west on Hwy 595 (top of wall). 2) Crest of hill leaving Hymers going east on return trip just before Hwy 595/588 Jct.

 Mapmyride: CAt 1 and 2:  http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/482763794

Cat 3 & women: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/copy/482774816

 

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A: Criterium #2: Triple Crown
Aug. 10, 2014

Date:        August 10                Race Name:            Criterium #2         

Distance (Km): Based on time

Format:   Criterium Format on closed race course                 

Registration: 9:30 am        Start: 10:00 am

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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B: Group Ride: Devon Rd.
Aug. 10, 2014

Date:   Aug 10    Time: 10 am

Distance (Km):  Short: 49   Long: 92

Start Location: See description below.

General Course Description:

Start at 2.3 km from Hwy 61.
Short route start at Bailey bridge 21.7 km from Hwy 61.
Sign up at long start area

Mapmyride:    Long & Short Map  

 

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Structured Ride: South
Aug. 12, 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 61 to Gillespie
Aug. 14, 2014

Date: June 19 and Aug 14

Race Name:           Neebing Rd House to Gillespie                                         Distance (Km):  17.5 km

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

Format:   Semi-out and back                

Description: Out Highway 61, right onto Hwy 130, Right onto Candy Mt right on  Gillespie

Start: Neebing Road House on Hwy 61

Finish: On Gillespie Road just before Hwy 61 jct.

Parking: Neebing Road house parking lot       

Comments: New course for 2014. It should be a great course with new pavement down to the first turn off. Neutral ride back to parking lot.

Mapmyride: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/349533137

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Structured Ride: North
Aug. 19, 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
Aug. 20, 2014

Start Location: Centennial Golf Course (off John Street Road)

Start Time: 6:15pm

Distances:

Group 1:

Group 2:

Group 3:

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Time Trial: Lakeshore Dr.
Aug. 21, 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

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Group Ride: Kakabeka Falls
Aug. 24, 2014

Date: Aug 24    Time: 10 am 

Memorial Ride dedicated to the memory of Angelo Pollari

Distance (Km):  Short: 54   Long 88

Start Location: Kakabeka Falls School

General Course Description:

Kakabeka Falls to Suomi and return (88km)

Short route (54km) turns right off Hwy 588 near St. Urho's onto Hwy 590 and returns to Kakabeka Falls.

Mapmyride:    Long & Short Ride Map

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Women's Ride
Aug. 27, 2014

Start Location: NorWester Hotel -  Hwy 61 at Mountain Road

Start Time: 6:15pm

This is our final ride of the season. We will hold our wind-up social after the ride.

Distances:

Group 1:

Group 2:

Group 3:

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Time Trial:Moose Hill
Aug. 28, 2014

Date:          May 29 and July 31

Race Name:           Moose Hill Climb                Distance (Km): 4  km

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

Format:   One way uphill                      

Description:

Start: 300 yards of Hwy 61 on Hwy 608

Finish: Top of Moose Hill

Parking: Park at either Neebing Hotel or Boy Scout Road and neutral ride to the start. Do not park on Hwy 608

Comments: Watch for traffic near the top of the hill. Do not park on race course.

Mapmyride:   http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/76754664

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

COMING EVENTS:  

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 :  

(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.

 

NEWS!

CARIBOU CHARITY RIDE:  Sunday, September 14, 2014 (50k or 100k)  It's not too late to register!   Check it out at http://www.cariboucharityride.com/ride.asp

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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