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February 9/03 6:55 am - BC News: NCCP Level 2 Course, Fraser River Crossing Project, Birthday

Posted by Editoress on 02/9/03

NCCP Level 2 Coaching Course in Vancouver
Courtesy Cycling BC

February 15/16 - NCCP Level 2, Methodology of Training

A relatively new, required component of a coach's certification dealing exclusively with specific training methods for cycling including the use of HR Monitors and Power measuring devices. Upon completion, the coach will have the knowledge to implement and monitor a number of advanced training methods in a cyclist's annual training program.

Note this is not a sport specific course, and is applicable to both mountain and road bike disciplines.

Venue: Sport BC - Vancouver, BC
Cost: $150
Instructor: Steve Lund
Register: Cycling BC (604) 737-3034/
Prerequisite: Full NCCP Level 1 certification is the required.

Other NCCP Courses planned for 2003

March 1-2 MTB Tech 1
March 22-23 MTB Tech 2
April 5-6 RD Tech 1
April 26-27 RD Tech 2
October 18-19 Methodology 2
November 8-9 RD Tech 1

Course Fee: $150
Instructor: Steve Lund
Location: Sport BC

Note: Prerequisites exist for each course. Level 1 Technical course require completion of Level 1 Theory, Level 2 Technical requires certification at Level 1. Methodology 2 requires full certification at level 1.

For a complete listing of NCCP Theory courses offered throughout the province, please refer to the Coaches Association website, or call them directly at (604) 298-3137.

Cycling BC can also tailor NCCP courses to suit your groups needs (time, certification level, location). A minimum enrollment of 6 participants is needed to take advantage of this service.

Important Message Concerning Fraser River Crossing Project

The Fraser River Crossing project, connecting the north and south shores of the Fraser River between Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows and Langley/Surrey, is proceeding quickly. When this project is completed the Albion Ferry, which presently provides this service, will be taken out of service. Therefore, it is vitally important that cyclists and pedestrians be provided good access to this connection.

Two options are being considered, one a bridge and one a bridge and tunnel combination. Translink, the agency responsible for the project, may choose to not include cycling access in the tunnel section. Regardless of which option is chosen, (and for cyclists and pedestrians the bridge is clearly the better one) we must make sure that cyclists are accomodated properly. Remember that we are not permitted on the Port Mann Bridge or in the Massey Tunnel and that the closest alternative crossing locations will be the Mission Bridge or the Patullo Bridge, 50 kilometres apart.

Many of those of us who don't live in the area do train, tour and race in the Fraser Valley. This is an issue that concerns all of us. Please make your wishes known at one of the upcoming public meetings, by contacting the Translink directors and/or by writing to the Translink board - see the information below. There is also a link to the Translink web site that has more information on the project.
The public meeting dates are:

February 10th 5:00 - 8:30pm
Ramada Royale Inn
Harris Rd. & Lougheed Hwy

Pitt Meadows
February 11th 5:00 - 8:30pm
Mountainview Alliance Church
7640 200th St.

February 12th 5:00 - 8:30pm
Maple.Ridge Public Library
Fraser Room
22470 Dewdney Trunk Road
Maple Ridge

February 13th 5:00 - 8:30pm
Tynehead Comm. Hall
96th Ave. and 168th St.

Please check out For maps of the options, see (note that Option 3 -no connection to 200th Street-is no longer being considered.)

Contact TransLink Board members
• Councillor Fred Bass (Vancouver)
• Mayor Malcolm Brodie (Richmond)
• Mayor Larry Campbell (Vancouver)
• Councillor David Cadman (Vancouver)
• Mayor Marlene Grinnell (Langley City)
• Councillor Marvin Hunt (Surrey)
• Mayor Don MacLean (Pitt Meadows)
• Mayor Doug McCallum (Surrey) CHAIR
• Mayor Barbara Sharp (City of North Vancouver)
• Mayor Joe Trasolini (Port Moody)
• Mayor Wayne Wright (New Westminster)
• Mayor Scott Young (Port Coquitlam)
• 3 Provincial Appointments - not currently appointed

Contact members via:
TransLink Head Office
1600 - 4720 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4N2
Phone:(604) 453-4500

Information provided courtesy of Peter Stary, British Columbia Cycling Coalition. For more information, contact Peter at (604) 291-2621.

Happy Birthday to.......... Osmond Bakker, celebrating today.


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