January 2/06 10:26 am - Burnaby Veldrome Series, Blizzard Bike Club News
Posted by Editoress on 01/2/06
Burnaby Veldrome Series
Courtesy Gordon Ross
Racing kicks off at the Burnaby Velodrome on January 7/8, 2006 with BVC #2. This two day race event features mass-start and sprint racing for riders of all abilities, from elite to first-timers. Registration is now online at Karelo.com. A tentative schedule for the two-day event is also now available.
REMINDER: Please have your new 2006 Cycling BC license in order for this event. You can purchase a Cycling BC license at Karelo.com as well.
Tentative Schedule (PDF)
To purchase a Cycling BC license
January's Schedule is now online. Please note, the track re-opens on Tuesday January 3rd, 2006 (Monday is a holiday).
Blizzard Bike Club Fort St. John, BC
January 1st, 2006
Ten riders rode their bikes for the 22nd annual New Year's Day Ride. They rode 14 kms in -10 degree temperatures from the A & W in Fort St. John out to the Old Hope road and the Gladysz's house.
The New Years Day Ride was started back in 1984 by Jim Peltier and Tim Ferris. It was a 'formal' event, back then, with tweed coats and road bikes mandatory. Cooler heads have prevailed, no pun intended, and warmer dress and mountain bikes have taken over.
Some years have been bitterly cold. The late 80's had a very short ride done in -39 C. conditions. Others have not been quite so cold but were also short. 1985 was so sunny and warm the riders went out for a 40-kilometer ride. The weather was glorious.
The Blizzards will be turbo training, indoors, until the weather improves for the first race in early March.
The club website.