April 9/01 9:46 am - Trinidad, Ontario, Alberta and BC News
Posted by Editoress on 04/9/01
Hello from Trinidad!
We thought you might enjoy this note from Jim Fisher who is one of the riders with Kurt Innes on the Trinidad project
Well, we are down in Trinidad, racing our bikes for the first time this season. It's pretty hot, fun, and good training. The racing is on a totally round track, about 460m, so not what we are used to! It has one 'straight away' that's about 40m long, and sort of straight. It was placed around an existing cricket pitch, a game I'm sure all of you have limited knowledge of in the first place!
Its early season for us Canadians, so we aren't having the stellar performances yet, however, after a few days go by, perhaps one or two at the beach, we'll be back on form! We are having a good time, racing hard, and staying safe. Hope all is well in snowy Canada, we really do miss home! - Jim Fisher.
Mountain Biker Wins Award
Courtesy David Wright of OUMRC
Walt Bayless (Team U of T Mountain Biking), received the George M. Biggs Award last Friday (April 6th) at the University of Toronto's annual formal varsity team athletic banquet. It is the most prestigious academic/athletic award given by the university..and the first time in Canadian history such an award was given to a mountain biker.
Rhonde Van Win-Del
Top 10 results were posted last night. We should have complete results later in the week.
BC News - BC Cup Off-Road Championships - Date Changes
Courtesy Trevor Shepley
Due to changes to the National event calendar, several changes to the BC Cup Off-Road Championship calendar have been made. Please note date and event changes as follows:
BC Cup XC #1 - Barf Bash 5
T. (250) 758-7907
BC CUP XC #2, DH #1 - Hammerfest 8
T. (250) 752-2750
BC Cup XC #3, DH #2, DS #1 - Action Quest
T. (250) 494-0341
BC Cup XC #4, DH #3 - Bear Mountain Challenge
T. (604) 853-4581
BC Cup XC #5, DH #4, DS #2 - Cyclepath Triple Threat
T. (250) 868-0122
BC Cup DH #5, DS #3 - Double Dog Downhill and Dual
Silver Star, BC
T. (250) 558-6025
BC Cup XC #6, DH #6, DS #4 - Fernie Mud 'n' Madness
T. (250) 423-4655
BC Cup Championships XC#7, DH #7, DS #5
T. (250) 362-3398
Courtesy Greg Flaaten
New Executive Director! The ABA welcomes Shauna Richard as our new Executive Director. Shauna comes to us from the St. Albert Soccer Association where she has worked as Executive Director for the past 3 years. Besides the skills, experience and enthusiasm she brings to her new position, Shauna is also an avid cyclist. She was a member of Juventus for several years and has raced in both road and mountain bike disciplines.
Effective immediately, the Edmonton office will be back to normal operating hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30 am 'til 4:30 pm).
Officiating News: We are currently scheduling officials to road, track, and mountain bike events for the season. Members who officiated last season, and even previous years, are asked to please contact Chief Commissaire Bill Thompson: firstname.lastname@example.org
With the racing season fast approaching, it has become apparent we are suffering from a severe shortage of Road and Track Officials. Through retirements, moves and other circumstances, we've lost approximately 5 officials who worked many events last season. We will need to replace these officials in order to offer the full slate of categories and races we have scheduled. Officiating is the best way to watch a bike race - come be a part of the action! Members can become officials by enrolling in a one-day training course:
Road and Track Commissaire - Technical Assistant's Course
Sunday, April 22 at the Red Deer Lodge
Instructor: UCI Commissaire Chris Wood
Other upcoming courses:
NCCP Level 1 Mountain Bike Coaching Course
April 20-22, Edmonton
To register for either the officiating course or the coaching course, please
NCCP Technical Level 1 Track Coaching Course
April 27-29, Calgary
For further information, or to register for this course, please contact: email@example.com
Fish Creek Circuit Races: Information on these upcoming events can be found at www.bicisport.com
Please remember, we do not process licenses on Fridays. We must receive your application by closing time on Thursday if you wish to race that weekend.
Trivia Question: Alberta produced many fine road racers in the 1990's.
Name those Alberta racers who won National Road Championships in the 1990's.
Bonus points for event, location, and year. Send your responses to: