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August 2014
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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: Park at Central Valley Public School 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

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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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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