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January 29/08 10:16 am - Young Riders Group Created in Victoria, 2008 Coaching Courses Offered by ABA, BC Call for Junior Downhill MTB Racers, Justin Leov Launches New Website, Burnaby Velodrome Midseason Meeting

Posted by Editoress on 01/29/08

Young Riders Group Created in Victoria!
Courtesy Tom Skinner

The Oak Bay Junior Riders group is the newest cycling club in Victoria, BC! It gives young riders between the ages of ten and fifteen an opportunity to explore bicycle racing in a fun and safe team environment! It is also a great way for parents to encourage their kids to be physically active while having fun and meeting new friends!

The Oak Bay Junior Cycling Team meets 2-3 times a week at Oak Bay Bikes in Victoria. We usually ride for around an hour and use short loops so everyone can ride together. We also play plenty of sprint and technique games where skill, strategy and balance matter as much as fitness.

Oak Bay Junior Cycling welcomes any girl or boy age 10-15 who has a bicycle. We don't mind what bike you bring to practice, as long as you enjoy riding and you bring your helmet. We are currently looking for new riders with little to no experience in bicycle racing.

For more information feel free to visit or contact Thomas Skinner at to register

2008 Coaching Courses
Scott Kelly, Sport Coordinator (Road/Track/Cyclocross), ABA

The Alberta Bicycle Association is pleased to announce their 2008 coaching course offerings in Road and Mountain Bike. To sign up download the application form found on the ABA website or register through Karelo.

Details of the courses

March 8/9
Sat/Sun 9 am ˆ 5 pm
NCCP Level 1 Road Edmonton ˆ Argyll VelodromeAndy Holmwood$125
April 26 - 27
Sat/Sun: 9 am ˆ 5 pm
NCCP Level 1
Technical Mountain Bike
Calgary ˆ Canada Olympic ParkLoyal Ma$125
May 3 - 4
at/Sun: 9 am ˆ 5 pm
NCCP Level 2
Technical Mountain Bike
To be Determined
by Attendee Majority
Loyal Ma$125
May 10/11
Sat/Sun 9 am ˆ 5 pm
NCCP Level 2 RoadCalgary ˆ Canada Olympic ParkAndy Holmwood$125

For information please contact Scott Kelly, Sport Coordinator (Road/Cross/Track) or Roddi Lega, Sport Coordinator (Mountain Bike/BMX) or call the ABA office at 1.877.646.BIKE (2453)

Call for Junior Downhill MTB Racers
Courtesy Richard Wooles, Provincial Coach & High Performance Director, Cycling BC

Cycling BC is looking for Junior Downhill riders (15 to 18 years old) who aspire to be part of the Provincial Team. We're working hard on raising funding to help Provincial Team riders prepare for the National Championships. One of the first steps is to see who would interested in training towards this goal.

We are going to invite a group to m et the Provincial Head Coach at a gym to go over some training fundamentals to build a base over the next few months.

Squamish - 17th of February

Please reply to if you are interested.

Justin Leov - New Web Site Launch
Courtesy 23 Degrees Sport

World Cup pro Justin Leov (Yeti/Fox Factory Team) of Christchurch New Zealand is excited about the year ahead. Already some excellent results in his home race series, as well as a rapid return to form after a season ending crash and injury. Justin has also recently re-signed a new 2 year deal with his team, Yeti/Fox Factory, and now announces a re-launch of his web site with a whole new look.

Check it out at

Justin - "It was time to give the web site a facelift and make it a little more interactive. I really like the images on the site and the whole clean, slick feel it has. I'll be addign to it a lot over the season. I'm really excited about the year ahead. I was just getting back to my world top ten form when I had a serious crash in August last year, but now I feel I have fully recovered and I'll be back to chasing major points on the World Cup circuit."

Justin recently finished filming with the Adrenalin Hunters crew, and also features in the upcoming Clay Porter movie, F1RST.

Burnaby Velodrome Midseason MTG
Courtesy The Burnaby Velodrome Club

We will be holding a mid season Members meeting on Monday February 25 at 6:30. It will be in the Board room at the track.

The purpose of the meeting is to inform the membership of the plans for the rest of the year and to answer any questions you may have. We will have pizza and drinks for those of you coming straight from work.

Hope to see you all there.
Andy George


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