RCC is proud to present our 2017 Spring & Summer Schedule of Events!
Here are the highlights.
Our Tuesday Night Race series remains at the heart of our activities, with big improvements for 2017.
All Tuesday night events will now start and finish at the tranquil Condie Nature Refuge.
No more same old, same old. We have designed four new road race courses which take advantage of the newly resurfaced Highway #634 and the best parts of Highway #11. We will race each new course three times. We will also vary the number of climbs and the location of the finish line in order to provide members with as many different race experiences as possible.
We will still use a pursuit format. Slower groups get a head start so anyone can win.
To welcome new and less experienced members, we now offer a no-drop/learn to echelon group ride every Tuesday. An experienced member will lead the group and provide instruction on etiquette and how to ride safely in the pack.
Time Trials and Gravel
The third Tuesday of each month will offer members the option of a gravel road race or a road time trial.
We will hold two special Tuesday night events. The first will be a criterium race on June 6 in Downtown Regina. In partnership with the Regina Downtown Business Improvement District, we have applied to the City for permission to close the streets adjacent to Victoria Park, with the start/finish in the town square. Social to follow. City approval pending, this will be our most high-profile TNR ever!
We also have a unique event planned for July 25 in Wascana Park. Heats of four riders will race a short 1 km course, with the top/bottom two riders moving on to the A side/B side brackets. Everyone will get the same number of races. This is a chance to practice sprinting and for the big engines to finally hand it to the skinny climbing specialists! Social to follow.
Now that the finish is at Condie and not the shoulder of #11 Highway, we have a beautiful post-race location to socialize and share some laughs. Bring your choice of recovery snack/drink and let’s get to know each other better!
Saturday Group Rides:
Each Saturday when there is not another provincial cycling event taking place, RCC will offer formal group rides led by an experienced member of the club. These will be in addition to the more informal rides initiated by our membership. Many of these rides will exceed 100 km, with shorter options available.
RCC will host all of the 2017 Provincial Championship Road Events. The 40 km TT takes place on July 15. On July 22 & 23, we host the Championship Weekend: a stage race featuring a 15 km TT, a Criterium Race, and a Road Race. This will be the highest level of racing available in Saskatchewan this year!
We have two dedicated gravel events, the first of which is the Grinduro on June 3, and the 3rd Annual Gravel Fundo on July 29. Gravel is the next big thing. The terrain and scenery on these sleepy country roads is stunning and there is barely any vehicle traffic. Our gravel committee has been planning these events for a few years now and they have it down to a science. These events will provide unforgettable experiences.
Kill Bill Climbing Competition:
This event on June 24 pays homage to Bill Kinash, a foundational member and builder of RCC. Over 30 years ago, Bill rode to Lumsden where he climbed the old highway hill 68 times before riding home! To honour his epic day, we’re challenging riders to see how many laps they can complete in a three hour span.
100% Volunteer/100% Awesome People
RCC is a non-profit corporation run by volunteers who give their time and effort for the love of the sport. It is home to some of the most positive people you will meet. With over 40 events on our calendar, the cost to you is less than $1 per ride. This doesn’t even include our fall cyclocross season!
What are you waiting for? Whether you want to try sticking your toe in the water, or if you’re ready to embrace cycling as a lifestyle, RCC is the place to be.