Welcome to the 2018 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 at the Upper Thames Brewing Company on Sat Jan 20th at 7pm. 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 at 225 Bysham Park Dr., Woodstock.
Fat Bike Demo Day
FEBRUARY 10, 2018 TIME TBD.
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. We will start Monday April 30 and run until June 27, 6pm-7:30pm.
Dates to note are:
Monday April 30- 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 27th 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, including all the favourites from previous years such as the pancake ride and the pizza ride. New this year we are planning an overnight camping trip. The plan is to leave the Pines via bike and ride to Turkey Point, camp for the night and ride back the following day. We have booked a group campsite for TBD at the Turkey Point Provincial Park. Here’s the details:
– Room for the first 30 people who sign up
– There will be a van going to take food, tents, and gear and act as technical support along the way. There will only be room for food and gear, no extra bikes please.
– If you are interested please RSVP to the club at firstname.lastname@example.org, put “Camping Trip” in the subject line. More details to follow.
Pancake Ride – TBD
Group 1- Advanced riders only – 60KM. Leave Upper Thames Brewery at 10 am
Group 2- Leisure – 25KM. Leave Upper Thames Brewery at 11 am
Meet at Pancake House AFTER ride at 12:30 pm
Canada Day 150KM – Saturday, July 1. Leave Upper Thames Brewery at 9am
Rest Stop halfway
Pizza Ride – Nov TBD
Group 1 – “Earn your Pie” – advanced riders – 60-70KM. Leave Upper Thames Brewery at 10am
Group 2- “Single Slice” – 30 KM Leave Upper Thames Brewery at 11 am
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 14 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 18th annual Dairy Capital Stampede 6 Hr relay race. This year it will be held on Sunday Sept 19th, 2018from 10 am to 4 pm.