Welcome to the 2020 Cycling Season
Greetings to everyone and welcome to another great year of cycling. The WCC executive is in place and hard at work planning for a fun year of activities for all of our members. We look forward to seeing everyone out for a ride on the road or on the trails at the Pines. We encourage everyone make our club a friendly community so be sure to take a minute and say hello to the people you meet.
AGM Club Social – Meet & Greet
Come out and get to know your Executive and other club members. We are hosting an AGM March 7, 2020 7pm. Held at the Upper Thames Brewing Company 225 Bysham Dr Woodstock. It’s a great chance to get to know who’s hiding under that helmet, review what the club has planned for the upcoming season. Located 225 Bysham Dr Woodstock.
Youth MTB Program
We are happy to announce that the popular youth MTB program is returning again this year. This year the youth program is going back to 2 days a week. Mondays and Wednesdays. We will start the second Monday of April and run until the end of June, 6pm-7:30pm.
Dates to note are:
Monday April 14 Sign up, meet and greet. Parent(s) must be present at the start to sign waivers and give emergency contact information. If a parent cannot be present arrangements must be made in advance to have sign up completed.
Rides may be cancelled due to weather; extreme heat, cold or thunderstorms. Follow the clubs twitter feed (@WoodstockCycle) for updates. Helmets, water and a bike in safe working condition are mandatory. Eye protection is highly recommended. Parents are welcome to participate. Contact the club with any questions.
Pines Open House – Demo Day & Swap Meet
On May 24 from 10 – 4 we are having the annual open house and demo day. Come and ride all your favourite brands. Be sure to rent a table to sell off all those extra bike parts in your basement. $10 for a table for the day.
We will have several group rides this year,
Canada Day 150KM – TBD hopefully Saturday, July 1. Leave Upper Thames Brewery at 9am
Rest Stop halfway.
Weekly Recurring rides:
Thursday Night Intermediate Level Training ride – 6pm, Pedal Power Parking Lot
We are planning a number of trail days this year to support both trail construction and maintenance. There are a number of exciting additions and changes planned and we need lots of help to make them a reality. All trail changes are submitted to the Upper Thames Conservation Authority for approval prior to construction. This year we are planning the following as trail building.
April TBD Sat 10-2 Trail build day. Lunch provided.
Will advise on additional build days if required.
And these are the trail maintenance days:
Trail build days will be focused on creation of new trails, trail features, etc. on a specific section of trail or new trail area. Trail maintenance days will be focused on mowing grass, trimming branches, leaf blowing, etc. We need lots of help for both activities, so look ahead and pick the days that work for you. All work is weather dependant, look to Facebook and Twitter if you are not sure if the day is a “go.” Everyone is welcome to come and help out. Please let us know if you are coming by emailing the club at email@example.com. Watch the web site and Facebook for more details.
Dairy Capital Stampede
Mark your calendar now for the 21th annual Dairy Capital Stampede 6 Hr relay race. This year it will be held on Sunday September TBD
Registration will be up soon.