Velocity will be hosting a fundraising ride to support the Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) and to honour and support Tanya.
For those of you that don’t know Tanya she was an avid cyclist and an enthusiastic member of the Velocity Tour For Kids Team. She loved participating in this event and did it four times from 2010 to 2013 fund raising significant dollars and organizing a very successful silent auction for the cause. Sadly, she hasn’t had the chance to do it again after a cycling accident at Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas in January 2014. Since the accident, Tanya has been courageously battling back from her traumatic brain injury ticking many boxes that her doctors said she would never be able to. The support of organizations like the Brain Injury Society of Toronto have given Tanya and the many others like her wonderful programmes and events to boost their spirits and put some fun back into their lives. For this reason, I hope you can all come out for a great ride and can give generously to the Brain Injury Society of Toronto to help them continue to provide their wonderful services.
More information details about the ride is to come. There will also be volunteer opportunities, so keep an eye on future emails for details.
We will be looking for volunteers for:
Social Media Campaigns
So save the date and watch for more information to follow.
It’s finally here, your chance to purchase a 2018 Velocity Cycling Club kit. The online store will be open for early bird orders until April 9th so make sure you get your order in quickly before the prices go up. Many options for this year; jersey, vest, wind jacket, thermal jacket, bibs and shorts.
Follow this link to the online store.
Special Note for Tour For Kids riders
T4K 3 Day Riders – As soon as you meet your minimum fundraising requirement you will be reimbursed the early bird rate for the cost of your jersey and bib or short.
T4K 1 Day Riders – As soon as you meet your minimum fundraising requirement you will be reimbursed the early bird rate for the jersey.
If you have questions about the kits please call Chain Reaction for information.
Time to suit up and go play bikes!
Still not a club member yet? Registration can be found here .
The registration page is now open to sign up for the 2018 season. Register Here .
Watch for weekly emails on upcoming rides and events. Also check us out on Facebook , on Twitter @VelocityC2 or our Website www.velocitycyclingclub.com.
Looking forward to seeing you on the bike.
When: Wednesday, January 24th @7pm-8:30
Where: The Crooked Cue, On Bloor, west of Royal York Subway Station
What to Expect:
- We take care of the AGM Business details first and sample some food.
- Thank You to our Sponsors
- Tour For Kids
- 2018 Trips info session
- Closing remarks
- Social time
Hello Everyone,Finally an email from me that isn’t a complaint email…
I wanted to congratulate the Tour For Kids team with reaching the $1million milestone. A lot of hours spent training and fundraising are put in by everyone on the team to reach their fundraising commitments. Well done, you’ve earned the right to sit in on group rides for a while.
With the T4K events wrapping up just over a week ago we can turn our attention to the second half of the season. We only have a few more weeks of daylight for week night rides so let’s get out there and enjoy it.
Saturday and Sunday Rides Continue Until The Snow Flies.
- Chain Reaction Store Rides
- Coffee Rides
- Sunday Get Outta Town Rides
Wednesday’s Lumineers Rides.
We started this last year in mid-September with much success and it’s a great way to extend the season. This is a ride around the city making use of the bike paths on the Martin Goodman, Don Valley, Belt line and Humber trails. We meet at the Old Mill Restaurant at 7pm for a 2hr15min ride. Last year it was Wednesdays this year is TBD still. We will ride as long a conditions are safe and we have sufficient demand.
What you need for Lumineers Rides:
- You need bright lights.
- Little blinky lights won’t be adequate for this ride. I checked with Bill and he has lots of lights in stock so you can make use of your store discount to get some super bright lights.
- Buy a bell while you’re at it, we’ll be on the bike path system and a bell is super helpful letting folks know we’re coming through.
- Bike – a cross bike is ideal for this. Some people rode road bikes with 25 and 28mm tires. Don’t use your race wheels because you can’t always see debris and potholes when it’s dark.
Will continue to ride into the fall season, watch out for announcements with more details.
Fall Mountain Biking (MTB) And Cyclocross (CX)
Based on the success of last year’s MTB day we’re gonna try to have a couple of them this year. Stay stuned for days. Some other fun mountain bike events are also coming up:
Let us know if you’re planning to try or race Cyclocross this fall. It would be great to have a few people flying the Velocity colours at these events.
Club Time Trial?
Let us know if you’d be interested in testing out the idea of us organizing and/or competing in a Velocity Members Club Time Trial. Eddy Merckx style to begin with.
In the 10 years that Velocity has participated in the Tour For Kids charity event, we have collectively raised over $1,000,000, not to mention all of the other funding and material support that Velocity members have contributed to this amazing charity along the way. Every one of you who has participated in this event deserves a resounding THANK YOU and a pat on the back for giving back to this amazing charity.
For those of you who have never participated, put it on your calendar for next year. It is a spectacular riding experience offering scenic country rides that range from 100 – 250 km’s each day. There are many rest stops and many friendly groups going at all levels of intensity. The evening events are a ton of fun and the socializing with your fellow Velocity team members is a continuum of non-stops laughs. Of course, the connection you make to the kid’s cancer camps, some of the children and the families themselves is inexplicably inspiring and moving. It is a weekend that will change your life in some way… How could you pass up on that promise?
Next ride will be Wednesday night.
7 a.m. Sportif Northern Route (with a 55km short cut) – leaves from Chain Reaction
Coffee Ride leaving from Humbertown:
8:00 a.m. Coffee Ride – 72 km to Oakville
SUNDAY Get Outta Town Ride
8:30 a.m. This Sunday the ride will start from the 5th Line and Steeles (Milton) for an 85 to 90km ride. I’m sure we’ll find a bakery somewhere to refuel.
Best Wishes to all those taking part in the Tour for Kids this weekend. May the roads be all downhill and the wind at your back.