Less than a week to Tanya’s Ride

All Systems Go For Tanya's ride

This is the final club wide update for Tanya’s Ride happening Saturday October 2nd from Albion Hills Conservation park – Elmview #1 grounds. The remaining messaging in advance of the event will only go to those who have registered.

The event grounds look great, the forecast looks great, the menu looks great and of course the riding will be great.

Here’s what you need to know as we look in the details:

Ride start times moved back 30 minutes

  • Road (Peloton) – to 9:30am from 10am
  • All other rides – to 10:30am from 11am

due to the improved long range forecast.

Most will have a 45 minute drive to Albion Hills and the park opens at 9am so best to be there at or before 9am to get through the gate in time if you are doing the Peloton ride.

Food service

The menu has been finalized and we are super excited:

  • Non-vegetarian sandwich – in house made porchetta, served hot
  • Vegetarian sandwich – Luca is still finalizing his plans here
  • Soup – pureed vegetarian option from Vibo
  • Salad – 7 grain salad

What you need to bring (better take note or “No soup for you!”)

  • As we are not using an external caterering service, we ask that you bring your own reuseable dishes (plate, soup bowl and utensils). This will reduce the waste at the site and just makes sense to do.
  • Also, please come with your water bottles full. We will have fluids for the post ride gathering

There are lots of picnic tables on the site so there will be no issues with seating.

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Tanya’s Ride details finalized

Tanya's Ride all set to go

Firstly, we wanted to advise the membership of the great success of the Steve Hancock Memorial Ride held on Saturday. We had three ride groups (Peloton, Tempo and Social) with almost 40 riders participating. All groups stopping at the Ghost Bike to share their thoughts so thanks to all for coming out.

Next Up – Tanya’s Ride Saturday October 2nd from Albion Hills Conservation Area



Tanya’s Ride has become a core funding raiser for the Brain Injury Society of Toronto, and we are looking to continue supporting this important organization. Last year we raised over $20,000 and are looking to reach this level again in 2021.

Whether you can ride (a minimum donation of $100 is required) or not, please support this event by clicking on the link below. We are also designating the ride as a “Try-A-Ride “event for potential new members so please feel free to invite a friend or two. They just have to complete the additional link on RaceRoster to fully register.

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We have now finalized all the plans and this year we are teaming up with master chef Luca at Vibo Restaurant to provide an alternative, and improved, approach to the post ride festivities. This, combined with the improved location at Albion Hills, should make for the best event ever.

Food

We plan on serving a hot vegetarian soup, a hot non-vegetarian sandwich, a vegetarian sandwich option, and a bean salad for the post ride meal. Luca will provide the oversight, and some of the components of the meal, while VCC will assume some of the preparation and responsibility for serving our riders and volunteers.

Please continue to use the Race Roster food choices for vegetarian or non-vegetarian (ignore the descriptions) so we can ensure everyone gets their preferred food choice.

Rides

We continue to offer four great ride choices, and if warranted, will split the Tempo group into two to accommodate a wider range of rider speeds. Therefore, we should be able to accommodate all rider distances and speeds.

Road (Peloton) – +/- 100 km starting at 10am (mid ride VCC supported stop to be included)
Road (Tempo) – +/- 80 km starting at 11am
Road (Social) – +/- 50 km starting at 11am
Gravel – +/- 70 km starting at 11am (gravel paced)
 
Please note that if the weather co-operates, and the temperatures are warmer than normal, we may move the ride start times back 30 minutes so that we can get you home a little sooner. More on that to follow.

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SHMR update

Steve Hancock Memorial Ride Update

Just a reminder to all to sign up for the Steve Hancock Memorial Ride this coming Saturday. The three ride options will be displacing our regular DPH Saturday morning ride. 

And the weather forecast looks like rain at the moment which is great. Cause they are always wrong!! 

Steve Hancock Memorial Ride – Saturday, September 18th                      

  • Peloton Group – +100km departing at 8:30am
  • Tempo Group- approx. 80km departing at 8:30am
  • Social Group – approx. 50km departing at 9am

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Signature rides left on the calendar

Additional ride options left on the calendar

It is great to see the increasing participation we are getting for regular scheduled group rides and our new members getting settled in.

We wanted to remind you of some upcoming great events so you can get them into your calendar.

Steve Hancock Memorial Ride – Saturday, September 18th

        

                  

The calendar is all set-up for sign ups and September 18th looks to be our largest SHMR with the offering of three ride choices:

  • Peloton Group – +100km departing at 8:30am
  • Tempo Group- approx. 80km departing at 8:30am
  • Social Group – approx. 50km departing at 9am

All rides will pass through the airport and stop at the Ghost Bike so we can all pay our respects. The SHMR will displace our regular DPH Saturday morning ride.
 
Tanya’s Ride – Saturday October 2nd, 2021   
                         
We are working through the final plans for this great event which is lead by the Luder Family in memory of Tanya. The location has been booked and will once again be held from Albion Hills Conservation, but we have switched to Elmview 1 which is an upgrade from last year. Albion Hills site map

  • Road (Peloton) – +/- 100 km starting at 10am
  • Road (Tempo) – +/- 80 km starting at 11am
  • Road (Social) – +/- 50 km starting at 11am
  • Gravel – +/- 70 km starting at 11am (gravel paced)

We will once again require that each rider donate a minimum of $100 with 100% of those proceeds going to the Brian Injury Society of Toronto. The club will cover all the operating costs including food service after the rides.

Sign up will once again be completed through Race Roster which can be located here: Race Roster sign up.

We will be designating this ride as a Try-A-Ride event with the OCA so please feel free to encourage some non-VCC members to come out. They simply have to complete an addition form in Race Roster. We will engage with them to assess their riding capabilities (or have then reach to info@velocitycyclingclub.com before signing up).

This should be a great season ending event covering off all aspects of what Velocity represents.
  
Looking some additional variety? Why not Cycle 4 St. Joe’s on Sunday September 26th?

             
Why not sign up to support St Joseph Hospital and join the Chain Reaction team led by Bill Greene.

Join the Chain Reaction team.

This ride is raising money for our local hospital and offers rides from 25km to 100km. The event begins at the Velodrome in Milton making for a beautiful ride through the countryside, including rest stops for refuelling along the way.

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