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Velothon 2017

Posted by Devon Bicycle Association on September 7, 2017 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Devon revisits the Tour of Alberta

The 2013 Tour of Alberta was the inaugural edition of the Tour of Alberta stage race. The race was only open to teams on the UCI Pro Tour, UCI Profesional Continental and UCI Continental circuits. On Sept 5 2013 Devon Hosted the start of Stage 3 Devon to Red Deer. This was truly an international event with teams and riders from all over the cycling world. UCI pro teams including BMC Raceing Team and Garmin Sharp. International riders Peter Sagan, Cadel Evans and Ryder Hesjedal from the Tour De France attended.

We were able to host this international event as a result of our town's branding inititive “Bike Town”. Event and Business development staff, the Mayor and Town council, The Devon Bicycle Association and all departments of the Town of Devon participated along with all the other host communities to make the Tour of Alberta viable as a yearly event in Alberta.

This year nine members of the Devon Bicycle Association participated in the 2017 Velothon Edmonton a 100 Km ride on the Stage 4 course of the 2017 Tour of Alberta. Team Members Stewart Hutchings (Captain) Trish Holt, Dave Mercer,Tanya Cote, Darrell Penner, Sivia Wood, Ghyslain Brazeau, Ryan Stark and Geoff Bostick all compleated the 100 km course.

The Devon Bicycle Association and the Town of Devon have hosted a number of provincial and Canadian cycle evnts in the past and wish to redevelop the awarness of not only cycling but all the emenities Devon has to offer.

Upcoming events we will host and participate in are the River Fest Sept 15 2017 to open our stage one trail development west of highway 60 and host the Provincial Cyclocross Championships October 15. These are critical in attarcting other events to the Town of Devon and the branding of “Bike Town” owned by Devon will continue do that. We wish to engage and help in any initive that will bring the community the recognition we deserve as a place to raise families.

Stewart Hutchings

President of The Devon Bicycle Association



VELOTHON

Posted by Devon Bicycle Association on July 24, 2017 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

DBA has a team together for velothon If you want to join in let us know. Prizing for teams with most kms, top 10 times compared to other teams. Check it out and let us know there are some codes to use to sign up in the team

http://www.velothon.com/pages/velothon-cycling-club/championship-jerseys.aspx#axzz4nm2baauW

Trail Building

Posted by Devon Bicycle Association on June 21, 2017 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Hi Team a few items we want to bring up with you

We could use help Trail building: Friday 23rd 8am to bring in bridge material into the trails

Saturday 24th 8am bridge building.

Meet up under the bridge bottom of new trails.

This Monday night should be a scheduled trail night.

 

 

Group rides: If anyone is interested in leading or sweeping for our mtn bike rides or has any specific rides they want to do for our alternating Mondays let us know.

 

Safety:

We have discovered an amazing new phone app called GLIMPSE. Its a GPS tracker that you can live track location and send it by email, or text. A few of our members have tried it out this past week. It was a success for us to meet up on the trails the two times we have used it. If your riding on your own send your location to your contact person they can see live where you are in case of emergency.

We are hoping to use this app on our rides just in case something happens or we get split up. We hope to have at the least our lead and sweep on the ride with this resource. When it comes to safety on group rides we need to communicate our plans for the ride, if smaller groups will split up via speed or ability and make sure we stay together (whether it’s a larger group or a smaller group).

First road ride of the season

Posted by Devon Bicycle Association on April 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

With all of this nice weather we are set for the first official DBA road ride of the season, April 6th we meet in front of Shift Happens 630 pm.

 

Be sure to be signed up to zone 4 

MS Rider Development

Posted by Devon Bicycle Association on March 19, 2017 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

MS rides start April 1st. Be sure your bike is ready to go. To get updated emails on these training rides please contact [email protected] to get your name on the mailing list. Check the MS website for details of ride times, location, routes, and clothing tips.

Come out to develop your skills, train for the MS road ride, and for those vetrans out there to help lead and share your riding wisom with other riders.

INFO FOR APRIL FIRST RIDE

 

http://mssoc.convio.net/site/DocServer/Leduc_Training_Rides_2017.pdf




MS ride to END MS 2017

Posted by Devon Bicycle Association on March 4, 2017 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The 2017 MS Ride to END MS season has started. This year we will be stepping up our Devon contributions by offering two events to participate in.

Our regular road challenge June 10-11 is on and our Team "SHIFT HAPPENS in DEVON to END MS" is filling up. We will also be sponsoring the Rider Development series for that ride

Starting 1 April 2017. Starting at 9AM and continuing each Sat. Until June 3. There will be no official ride on 20 May the long weekend.

We have a new team for the MS Mountain Bike ride "We Give a Shift END MS" Sept 9-10 in Hinton. I know many of you need the stimulus of new adventures and I am committed to provide them.

This is an all to familiar disease in Canada and our local area has one of the highest concentration of patients. Each year I see new families affected and the life changes are devastating.

I have committed to END MS and have promise to ride until we find a cure or I can't ride anymore.

So there you have it. All the information is on the MS web site and both teams are registered. If you have joined us in the past please find a way to support our Local team by riding, finding a new team member or volunteering to help others enjoy the ride.

Please contact me for any information you require.

[email protected]

DBA AGM

Posted by Devon Bicycle Association on January 22, 2017 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (1)

Our 2017 board of directors is in

President - Stew Hutchings

Vice President - Denis Poirier

Treasurer - Patricia Holt

Secretary - Michelle Jackson

General Board Members - Pepper Harlton, Nancy St-Hilaire, Marc Ouellette, Peter Guthrie

A big thank you to Holly Belbin and Darrell Penner for their years on the DBA board.

2017 registration / Updates

Posted by Devon Bicycle Association on January 9, 2017 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Registration is now open for 2017. Visit the membership section to link to zone 4 or simply click https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=14546" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">here

Upcomming for current 2016 members you should have recived your invites to the AGM for Jan 22 4pm

Stay tuned for upcomming details for our annual BLIZZARD fat bike race in February




A note from our Vice President

Posted by Devon Bicycle Association on October 25, 2016 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Good Morning DBA!

It's that time of year when we start to wrap things up for the season. Our last official group ride for the 2016 season will be Thursday October 27.

This doesn't mean things are completely over between us though.... we're not going to break up with you all that easily.

During the off-season, we have many members who still get out for fat biking, snow shoeing, stair running, we also have a "trail groomer" that we pull to groom out our Blizzard Bike Race course. These activities are posted in the "https://www.facebook.com/groups/557399374301746/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Do you want to ride" Facebook page. Please note, these activities are not official DBA activities and do not require a membership to participate.

 



Free DBA T-shirts / Trail worker bee day / Pizza

Posted by Devon Bicycle Association on September 8, 2016 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Our FREE club t-shirts are here! Well, they're not quite here, but the final design is here!

I have attached a picture of what our gift to you looks like (the final shirt will be light grey with dark navy sleeves), as well as an available size guide.

We have a medium and an XL available to try on at Shift Happens. Please have your sizes in to me NO LATER than Friday September 16 so we can get these ordered ASAP! If you don't give me a size, by the 16th it will be left up to some pretty shady board members to guess your size.

You can either email me your size, or if you stop into Shift Happens you we'll have a sheet there you can fill in.

 

Pretty cool free stuff hey? BUT WAIT! That's not all!

We will be hosting a pizza night at Marci's on Saturday September 17th at 6pm for all of our members who contributed volunteer hours to trail building and/or maintenance this year.

We will also be running one last trail building worker-bee day on Saturday September 17th.... so here's your chance to get in some volunteer hours and earn some free pizza! We will have 2 crews: 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm. If you are able to make it please come armed with a good rake if you have one. More details will follow on where to meet on the 17th.

 

Cheers!




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