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June 3/05 3:59 am - Blizzard Bike Club NEws, New Club in PEI

Posted by Editoress on 06/3/05

Blizzard Bike Club Fort St. John, BC

June 2nd

Pat Ferris set the fastest time of the year for the Baldonnel time trial, Thursday night, with a time of 24:09 minutes for 16 km‚s. Robin Baillie was second at 24:14 and Tim Gladysz third at 25:13. Sam Keats had 26:08 for 4th and Bob Andrews 26:20 for 5th.

Trisha Gladysz set the fastest women‚s time of the year with a 27:33. Elyce Henry was second with 28:29 and Barb Polehoykie 30:39 for third. Tania Bell had 31:35 for 4th.

Other times were Ed Fornelli in 6th at 26:39, Richard Wood 26:44, Gilbert Bilodeau 26:49, Rod Lewis 26:57, Matt Sparling 27:37, Ken Nix 28:17, Kevin Cooper 29:58, Steve ŒSpandex‚ Sparling 30:24 and Owen Giebelhaus

Jolea Bilodeau was first in the 8 km with 12:15. Cayle Bell was second at 16:55 and Samantha Sparling third at 17:52.

The 21st edition of the S & S Turbines Time Trial Championships is happening at Cecil Lake at 10:00 am, Sunday.

This two event, Challenge Cup points event with the first race a 16 km time trial at 10:00 am. The 4 rider 40 km team time trial is happening at 1 pm, after the morning time trial.

Riders from Grande Prairie and Dawson Creek will challenge the local squad.

New PEI Road Cycling Club

A PEI road cycling club will enter its first year of operation. The club is based out of Summerside, PEI, and is hosting a number of races and rides throughout July and August.

From road races to time trials to the ultimate "Biking for Breakfast" challenge (a 273 km trek from one tip of PEI to the other), Cyc-Isle Cyling has something for every cyclist's genre. You do not need to be a resident of Summerside or even a resident of PEI to join the Club. The Club also has a web site ( and there is no cost to join.

"The goal is to provide a supportive and challenging environment in order to develop riders' strength, speed, and endurance," says Ken Trenholm, the Club's founder. Trenholm has participated in a few races in his youth and now at 33 years of age (after three children and years of non-saddle time) is getting back on the saddle again and starting a bike club to provide cyclists with the opportunity to be challenged in order to reach their potential on the road. Trenholm is particularly looking ahead to the August 13, 2005 Biking for Breakfast Challenge. He is hope this Challenge will be an annual event to support the School Breakfast Programs on PEI.


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