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April 24/14 19:35 pm - B.C. Camps and Training Rides Underway

Posted by Editoress on 04/24/14

Here is a list of the upcoming training camps and training rides in British Columbia. Courtesy Cycling BC.

Sprockets & Rockets (U12 & U15) Camp #2

Sunday April 27th @ Ridge Meadows BMX - Sprockets (11 and under) 10am-2pm & Rockets (12-14) 3-6pm.

This will be the second Youth & Junior Development Camp hosted by Cycling BC for the 2014 season. The Youth Development Camps are designed to help BC's U11 athletes develops skills and tactics for racing BMX. The Junior Development Camps are designed to help BC's 12 to 14 year old athletes develops skills and tactics for racing BMX. Some for BC's top Provincial Team athletes will coach these young athletes.All Youth Camp Athletes are expected to show up to the camps with flat pedals on their bikes.

The Camp will be FREE for Youth Development Team athletes. There will be a limited number of open spots for athletes for a fee of $25.

Register early as space is limited! Register by emailing your name and contact information to James Palmer:

All athletes including Youth Development Team members please register to secure your spot.

Of course the camp will be weather depended, updates on Cycling BC twitter and FB page.

Victoria Juan de Fuca U19 Sprint Camp: May 3-4th, 2014

May 3-4th Cycling BC will be offering a Track Sprint Camp at the Victoria Juan de Fuca Velodrome for all athletes under the age of 19**. This two day camp will focus on developing rider skills, including seated accelerations, standing starts, motor pacing, and sprints. This camp includes accommodation (for those traveling out of town), coaching, technical support and transportation (space is limited and will be available for the first 8 athletes). Food/snacks, etc. will be the athletes responsibility. The cost of the camp is $75 for those requiring accommodation/transportation and $25 for those not. For more information, or to register, please contact Tara at

**If you are a sprinter and over the age of 19 and would like to attend this camp please contact to make arrangements for which sessions/time slots would be available to you.

Saturday May 3rd - 7am: Departure from Tsawwassen

AM/PM Track Session:
Track Warm Up
Seated Accelerations
Chase Sprints
Motor Paced 500m efforts
Tactical and Technical drills
Off Track Debrief

Sunday May 4th

AM/PM Track Session:
Seated acceleration
Standing start efforts
Sprint Sparring
Off Track debrief and head home.

Burnaby Velodrome May Open House

Spring is here which means it's almost time for our annual Open House. Each year we run back to back Learn to Ride sessions over the course of one weekend for anyone interested in riding the track. Participants will learn first hand what it takes to ride fixed gear bikes in Western Canada's only indoor velodrome. There's a lot more to riding your bike indoors than just escaping the weather and this is the perfect opportunity to see what we mean. And, did we mention, it's free!

This year the Open House is taking place on May 3rd-4th with sessions on both days happening at 9:00am, 11:15am, and 2:00pm. Registration isn't quite open but be sure you join our email list if you're interested in participating. Class sizes are restricted to 18 participants.

Why ride indoors over the summer? With our racing season over, it's a great time to experience the laid back atmosphere the track offers. Since many of our seasoned riders are putting their track fitness to use on the road over the summer we traditionally have smaller classes. This means that our summer riders tend to get more interaction with our coaches in our weekly coached workouts. Another benefit is that we offer heavily discounted membership fees for summer riders. Which means you can work with one of our NCCP certified coaches for next to nothing. Don't be fooled, track cycling isn't just for racers!

Phoenix Velo Training Rides Underway

The Phoenix Velo Training Group, based in Mission B.C, is a recreational volunteer-run group dedicated to bicycle racing year round. They welcome riders from all disciplines, of all ages and abilities. Phoenix Velo holds criterium races, individual time trials, cycling trips and local hill climbs in a friendly and inclusive environment. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the flat, safe closed course and develop the skills to be a faster, safer cyclist.

Phoenix Velo's several weekly training sessions provides opportunities for the development of racing skills through weekly rides and a race series.

Wednesday Night Races
The premier bicycle training event in the Fraser Valley, and suitable for everyone, from beginners to National Champions! Located at Mission Raceways: Youth 5:30 - 6:30, Novice Race 6:30 - 7:00, Points racing 7:00 onwards. In the event of rain, check the Phoenix Velo Facebook Page for cancellations. Meet at 7:00 at Matsqui Park for a tempo ride.

Thursday Night Time Trials
Trials are located at Houghen Park near Coleman exit off Hwy 1 at 7:00. In the event of rain check the Phoenix Velo Facebook Page for cancellations.

Saturday Morning Speed
Every Saturday morning at 8:00 am, our head coach Bruce Wenting hosts rides on the best way to get faster on your bike.
Starts and finishes at Matsqui Park, in Abbotsford, B.C.

Sunday Morning Social
Leaves at 9:00am from Matsqui Park in Abbotsford.
We ride for a few hours, depending on the group and often stop for coffee. No one gets dropped, this is a good time to chat and have some fun riding with friends. Generally the average speed is about 25kph.
Starts and finishes at Matsqui Park, in Abbotsford, B.C.

Membership and event information is available at


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