RCC is on Link My Ride

Based on feedback from the club, the exec has chosen to use an app called Link My Ride to post rides and manage attendance this season.

Link My Ride is an app that is supported by Cycling Canada and they are encouraging clubs across Canada to use it. You will be able to sign up for rides and see updates like calls about weather in the system.

Please download the app, make yourself an account and then search for Regina Cycle Club and join our club on the app (the pin representing us is at College and Albert in the explore tab). When you click on the club, you’ll see a notice board and an area where club rides are listed.

New for 2023: Learn to Group Ride

RCC will be offering a 5-week learn to group ride series this spring for ANYONE who would like to learn or brush up on their skills. This series will help you to become confident riding in a group and would be good preparation for our Thursday rides.

All genders and ages are welcome. To participate, riders should have a road bike in good working order and should be confident riding on their own (e.g. able to shift gears, brake).

Each Wednesday in May we’ll meet at Save-On-Foods at Chuka and Arcola at 6:30. Experienced members of the club will briefly discuss a new skill each week and then we’ll do a ride on the service road toward White City.

We’re asking two things of members right now:

  1. Please forward this information to anyone you think might be interested. Try-a-ride will be in effect, so non-members are able to come out for a maximum of three rides on waivers before they join the club.
  2. If you’re already comfortable with group riding, please consider volunteering for one or more nights. The more experience we have on time, the easier it will be for everyone! Please contact Nicole via email at president@reginacycleclub.ca.

Mark your calendars! Sign up details to follow.

AGM Recap

Congratulations to the 2022 Award Winners:

  • City Champs Women’s Road Race – Megan Florizone
  • City Champs Men’s Road Race – Brady Windsor
  • City Champs Women’s Time Trial – Mallory Murchison
  • City Champs Men’s Time Trial – Jonathan Slywka
  • President’s Cup – Marc Tremblay
  • The Hammer – Marshall Wilson

The 2023 Executive committee are:

  • VP Road/Race (Tuesday Night) – Eric Sy
  • VP Gravel – Marc Tremblay
  • VP Cyclocross – Megan Florizone
  • VP Road/Adventure (Thursday Night) – Tim Huber
  • VP Women – Alyssa Shaver
  • VP Virtual – Paul Cutting
  • Youth Development – open
  • Treasurer – Steve Trott
  • Past President – James Korpan
  • President – Nicole DeBond

Alyssa Shaver was elected to the RCC exec for the first time to lead our 2023 women’s program. Alyssa has been a key contributor to our developing women’s program over the last couple of years and she has some great ideas for women’s programming in 2023 that I am very excited about!

The evening was also a chance to extend our thanks to a few special members of our club who have contributed years of service on the RCC executive and are now passing the torch on this year. James Korpan was president of the club for 8 years, during which time his efforts saw the club membership by ~50% and its programming expand massively. Adele Grundahl (A.K.A. Mrs. Time Trial) was RCC’s Secretary for many years before she turned her focus to spearheading RCC Women’s Program which has welcomed many new members over the last two years. Russ Down‘s work on youth development has led to some fast young folks on bikes who’ve earned big results.

And most of all thank you to all the committee members and volunteers who made our 2022 events happen, and to the riders who came out and made them successful.

Anyone who is interested in helping out with the 2023 season is invited to get in touch with our president or the appropriate VP. Whether you want to join a committee, volunteer on race day, or lead rides, reach out.

Rubber side down!

RCC Women – Registration Open

If you are a woman who is interested in riding outisde in a non-judgemental, non-competitive environment and meeting some wonderful gals, RCC Women is for you!

We ride Monday nights starting on April 4. All levels of experience and fitness welcome.

Get your RCC membership and indicate your interest in a group on this signup sheet. If you have questions contact women @ reginacycleclub.ca.

Registration open for the RCC Roubaix on April 24, 2022

The Roubaix is an RCC classic! For the most up to date information check out the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1084017139113785/

When: Sunday, April 24th 2022. Sign on 9:00-9:30 am. Roll out/start 10:00 am

Where: River Park Campground, Lumsden, Sask.

Distance: Short race 25km/2 LAPS. Long race 50km/4 LAPS. Men’s and Women’s category for each race distance.

Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2924349984870674642. BRAND NEW!!! In the event the dirt route is to muddy to ride, we will have a back up course that will replace this one.

Cost: $50.00. Online registration- https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=28511

Other Info:

– Riders will receive the famous GRAVEL t-shirt. Registrations that come in before March 28th will guarantee a t-shirt and size selection as we need to put the order in the last week of March. Any entries after March 28th, size and quantity will be limited and not guaranteed. There is an option in the registration to purchase extra tee shirts for friends and family.
– Hammer Nutrition will be a sponsor for this event, so expect top quality race nutrition at the race.
– Beer and chocolates will be prizes for the top 3 racers in each category. Who doesn’t love beer and chocolate?

Other info:
– Gravel race is 100% gravel/dirt. NO pavement here. Mountain bikes, Cross bikes, Fat bikes, anything that can handle off road terrain.
-Riders MUST have a SCA License. One-day license can be purchased race day for $20.00.
-Make sure to bring the appropriate equipment for flat tires, bike mechanicals etc.
-Water, Pop, treats will be supplied immediately after the race for a quick sugar boost before enjoying the ride back to the campground.
-Post ride there will be a delicious BBQ food truck for purchase.
Race Directors: Brad Kerr, Stephanie Bank
Please feel free to message us via Facebook Messenger with any additional questions about the event.

The Roubaix

The RCC Roubaix has been a staple in the RCC Gravel calendar with over 10-year history hosting this spring classic. Pioneers of “GRAVEL”, RCC started this event years before gravel was cool or gravel specific bikes were even a thing. By staying off the pavement, riding offroad becomes an adventure where google maps is your new best friend to endless possibilities. This year we are featuring a brand-new course. We have used these roads near Disley in past FUNdos. With 114m of climbing per lap, the legs will be screaming!

Parking and start of the neutral roll out. Located directly across the road from the Lumsden RCMP Detachment. Race course is 8km West of Lumsden. Both race distances will ride out to the race course as one group at 10am sharp. When choosing your race distance, be mindful you will adding approx. 25min(8km) prior to the race, and another 25min(8km) ride back to the campground in Lumsden. There will be a spot for riders to drop clothes, bags, food etc. at the start/finish.

For those of you who prefer to drive out to the course start/finish, you must first sign on at the campground before driving out. Parking will be limited. Plan to be ready to ride at the course start/finish at 10:20am.