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January 5/05 11:07 am - Symmetrics Camp, IMBA, Test of Metal, London Velodrome


Posted by Editor on 01/5/05
 

Symmetrics Cycling Training Camp Launch Event and Open Ride
Courtesy Symmetrics Cycling

Date: Saturday Jan 15, 2005

Symmetrics Cycling will be having the first team training camp from Jan 13 - 16, 2005. This event will be kicking off the 2005 season by bringing the entire team together for the first time.

We are inviting media, sponsors and the general public to attend this group ride/social event. We hope this event will give the media and our sponsors a way to meet and talk to our team riders, conduct media interviews, take photographs and learn more about the Symmetrics Cycling Team vision for 2005.

You are welcome to ride with the team, follow in the team car or simply meet the team following the ride.

The ride will leave from the Walnut Grove Community Centre at 10 AM and will be a leisurely 2-hour ride that will be supported by a follow vehicle and media van. Following the ride we have a room rented in the community centre for more coffee, hot chocolate and food and you can chat with the riders.

Our full team - men and women and staff - will be present including all our new riders:

Men's Roster

Eric Wohlberg (resides: California, Born: Canada) - 3-Time Olympian, 8-time Canadian National Time Trial champion, Gold Medalist -Pan Am and Commonwealth Games

Cam Evans (Delta, BC) - Canadian National Espoir Champion 2004

Svein Tuft (Langley, BC) - Canadian National Time Trial Champion 2004, BC Time Trial Champion 2004

Cory Lange (Langley, BC) - Winner Tour of Korea 2004

Jacob Erker (resides: California, Born: Canada) - stage winner in Tour of Guadeloupe, Tour of Hokkaido (Japan), King of the Mountains at Redland Cycling Classic 2004

Andrew Pinfold (Victoria, BC) - BC Provincial Road Race Champion 2004

Scott Goguen (Port Coquitlem, BC) - Bronze Medal Commonwealth Games, Canadian National Team Time Trial Champion

Marsh Cooper (Langley, BC) - National Junior Points Race Champion 2004

Will Routely (Whistler, BC) - Best Young Rider (Red Jersey) Grand Prix de Cycliste Beauce (Quebec) 2004

Brad Fairall (North Vancouver, BC) - Silver Medal Canadian National Espoir Time Trail Championships

Jeff Sherstibitoff (Langley, BC) - 3rd Canadian National Espoir Championship. Started racing 2004 as a Cat 4 and was representing Canada as a Cat 1 rider at the World Championships in Verona, Italy (October 2004)

Christian Meyer (Langley, BC) - Canadian National Espoir Cyclo-cross Champion 2004 and Stage winner at Tobago International Cycling Classic 2004

Womens Roster

Mandy Poitras (Langley, BC) - Silver Medal World Track Championship, World Cup Winner (multiple), 12-time National Track Champion

Marni Hambleton (Vancouver, BC) - 1st BC Provincial Criterium Championships, 2nd Canadian National Criterium Championships

Christina Briante (Victoria, BC) - 5th BC Provincial Road Championships 2004

Maria Lee (Vancouver, BC) - 1st Tour de White Rock Hillclimb 2004

Directions to ride start

The Walnut Grove Community Centre is located at 8889 Walnut Grove Drive, Langley, BC. Take HWY # 1 and the 200th St Exit North. Head east on 88th Ave which is immediately on the north side of the freeway. You will pass the McDonalds on your right. Walnut Grove Dr. is the second set of lights past the McDonalds. Turn left and the Community Centre is on your left after 100 metres.


Calling All Lawyers
Courtesy IMBA

IMBA is assembling a list of lawyers who are willing to assist IMBA and our affiliated clubs when professional help is needed. If you are interested in helping and have legal expertise, please contact brandon@imba.com.


Test of Metal 2005
Courtesy Ron Enns

Test of Metal on record pace for sell-out

Cross-country mountain bike racing is flourishing with the Test of Metal mountain bike race selling 300 of its 800 available start numbers by Tuesday, January 4, within of four days of entries going on sale.

With the Squamish, B.C. race still more than five months away, the Test of Metal, the prestigious headline event of the North Shore Credit Union presents the Test of Metal Mountain Bike Festival, is becoming more popular than ever. In 2004, the race sold out by March 9, which is sure to be eclipsed this year.

"This race is 10 years old this year, and it's getting stronger and better every year. Mountain biking continues to grow and the Test of Metal organization continues its commitment to put on the best race anywhere," says Cliff Miller, Test of Metal executive director.

"We must be doing something right ˆ it's exciting how much interest there is in this event. This is great for Squamish, the Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada and a North American mountain bike mecca."

The Test of Metal takes place on June 18. For more information, or to enter, go to www.testofmetal.com.


London Velodrome News
Courtesy Rob Good

Saturday January 8th 3 PM is only 3 days away for the Kickoff Fund-raiser for the "New" London Velodrome. The building is located just south of Hwy #401 at Wellington Rd. (Turn left at Roxburough Rd.) Doors will open at 2 PM with coffee from Tim Hortons.

Joining Casco Ltd as a Corporate Partner is Reynold Cycle on Exeter Rd in London. They have indicated their logo will be near corner 1 to take advantage of the Photo & TV opportunities that will be available beginning in the Fall.

Reynold Cycle brings a connection with Big Brothers & Big Sisters of London which will provide a steady stream of young riders for the Youth Oriented Programs at the Velodrome. Our "Future Champions" Series will have young riders for a long time and will focus on the 2012 Olympics.

Many of the initiatives at the Velodrome will be focused around the youth of London & area. There is a good possibility to bring 2 school buses everyday to the track to teach the skills required to ride a bicycle for health & safety in the community.

We would also like to thank Chris Helwig from Coachchris.ca for all the help organizing all the Volunteers for the meeting on Saturday.

For more information on becoming a Corporate Partner or other sponsorship opportunities,

Contact Rob Good 1-888-508-3944
email: rob.good@ypg.com

 


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