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2019 Corporate Cycling Club 

The Doctrine Training is the official coaching service for the ATB Financial and BD&P Law Cycling Clubs and has been given the opportunity to help prepare cyclists to ride in the ATB Highwood Pass Gran Fondo on July 6th, our goal ride on August 10th in Leduc. Trev, the owner of The Doctrine Training, along with his team of experienced coaches and ride leaders will host weekly training rides and provide progression advice to ensure club members have a positive experience regardless of their cycling history.

 

 Weekly Training Rides

Gran Fondo and Long Ride Enjoyment Prep!

 

Each week we will cover concepts like general bike handling skills, gearing choice, cadence work, pacing, group riding competency and safety, riding nutrition, general bike fit, and of course always get in a solid training session. These rides will progress through the summer in a manner that if you miss several you will not be 'left behind', there will always be an opportunity to learn and we are extremely good at adapting on the fly! These weekly meetings are completely inclusive for all levels of cyclists, no experience necessary. All group sessions will meet in the parking lot of Westside Fergus and Bix as this location has proven to be the easiest to get to for the highest percentage of riders.

If the weather is really bad for any of these rides, we will always be at the start location and time. However, we may just have to go for beer! However, last year, we never missed a ride, so let's keep that trend going!

 

 

WEEKLY NOTES:

 

   - This Tues is our eleventh ride!  Trev, Sherri, Cat, Marie, and a married Michael will be head coaches leading specific groups.

   - We have the trailer this week.  

   - Remember to register for the ATB Gran Fondo Devon on Aug 10th! 

 

 

Club ride for July 23 2019  (Ride #11)

 

Meet at the WestSprings Fergus & Bix at 873 85 St at 6:30pm

 

Your head coaches will be Trev Williams, Marie Michalski, Cat Young, and Sherri Buchignani. 

 

NOTE:   Velofix will be in the parking lot from 5:30pm tonight if anyone wants work performed on their bikes or to schedule anything.

 

Here is tonight's ride.

We're going to do several loops by Calaway Park so the distances may be more. 

 

We will ensure to be back to Fergus & Bix for a beer by around 8:30pm. Make sure to stick around!

 

 

Emergency Action Plan in case something goes wrong while cycling.

(Preemptive) Always carry ID

(Post-mishap) Ensure you are safely off the road.

Call 911

Call Evening's Head Coach, Trev at 403-831-8738 (Please put this in to your phone now)

Send a cyclist for help if possible.

 

We are only 2.5 weeks away from our Gran Fondo Devon!

 

I'm leaving older posts below so people can see what we've been up to.

 

 

Club ride for July 16 2019  (Ride #10)

 

Meet at the WestSprings Fergus & Bix at 873 85 St at 6:30pm

 

Your head coaches will be Trev Williams, Marie Michalski, and Michael Godfrey. 

 

Here is tonight's ride.

We're going to stay 'close to home' while still getting in a cool ride. 

 

We will ensure to be back to Fergus & Bix for a beer by around 8:30pm. Make sure to stick around!

 

 

Emergency Action Plan in case something goes wrong while cycling.

(Preemptive) Always carry ID

(Post-mishap) Ensure you are safely off the road.

Call 911

Call Evening's Head Coach, Trev at 403-831-8738 (Please put this in to your phone now)

Send a cyclist for help if possible.

 

We are only 3.5 weeks away from our Gran Fondo Devon!

I'm leaving older posts below so people can see what we've been up to.

 

Club ride for July 9 2019  (Ride #9)

 

Meet at the WestSprings Fergus & Bix at 873 85 St at 6:30pm

 

Your head coaches will be Trev Williams, Marie Michalski, and Michael Godfrey. 

 

Here is tonight's ride.

We're going to stay 'close to home' while still getting in a cool ride. 

 

We will ensure to be back to Fergus & Bix for a beer by around 8:30pm. Make sure to stick around!

 

 

Emergency Action Plan in case something goes wrong while cycling.

(Preemptive) Always carry ID

(Post-mishap) Ensure you are safely off the road.

Call 911

Call Evening's Head Coach, Trev at 403-831-8738 (Please put this in to your phone now)

Send a cyclist for help if possible.

 

We are only 4.5 weeks away from our Gran Fondo Devon!

 

 

Club ride for July 2 2019  (Ride #8)

 

This Tuesday is back to Vagabond

 

Meet at 6:30pm and park on the surrounding streets.

We will all meet on the sidewalk KittyCorner to Vagabond on our bikes.  

 

Here is tonight's ride.

We've designed a fun, safe route that is quite different and will be really enjoyable!

 

These inner city rides are great opportunities to up your skills and work on aspects that every cyclist needs to work on like gear anticipation, holding a line, cornering, accelerating smoothly, and communication. These are extremely social rides and will be right up the alley for our mandate of interaction during the ride.

 

These rides are good for every cyclist, including the 'hammerhead' group, as it will focus on other aspects other than 'going fast in a straight line'.  It will be a great workout and one that is challenging from a skills and technical aspect. 

 

We will ensure to be back at Vagabond for a beer by around 8:30pm. Make sure to stick around!

 

 

Emergency Action Plan in case something goes wrong while cycling.

(Preemptive) Always carry ID

(Post-mishap) Ensure you are safely off the road.

Call 911

Call Evening's Head Coach, Trev at 403-831-8738 (Please put this in to your phone now)

Send a cyclist for help if possible.

 

We are only half a week out from the HighWood Pass Gran Fondo and 5.5 weeks away from the Gran Fondo Devon!

 

Make sure to make time for beers at Vagabond for a pint or two after the ride!

 

 

Club ride for June 25 2019  (Ride #7)

 

Meet at the WestSprings Fergus & Bix at 873 85 St at 6:30pm

 

 

Here is tonight's ride.

 

We will ensure to be back at Fergis & Bix for a beer by 8:15 - 8:30pm. Make sure to stick around!

 

 

Emergency Action Plan in case something goes wrong while cycling.

(Preemptive) Always carry ID

(Post-mishap) Ensure you are safely off the road.

Call 911

Call Evening's Head Coach, Trev at 403-831-8738 (Please put this in to your phone now)

Send a cyclist for help if possible.

 

We are 1.5 weeks out from the HighWood Pass Gran Fondo and 6.5 weeks away from the Gran Fondo Devon!

 

Make sure to make time for beers at Fergus & Bix for a pint or two after the ride!

 

 

 

Club ride for June 18 2019  (Ride #6)

 

We are changing location to Vagabond

 

Meet at 6:30pm and park on the surrounding streets.

We will all meet on the sidewalk KittyCorner to Vagabond on our bikes.  

 

Here is tonight's ride.

This is in response to feedback that our cyclists would like a different start location every once in awhile.

We've designed a fun, safe route that is quite different and will be really enjoyable!

 

This will primarily be a pathway ride. These are great opportunities to up your skills and work on aspects that every cyclist needs to work on like gear anticipation, holding a line, cornering, accelerating smoothly, and communication. These are extremely social rides and will be right up the alley for our mandate of interaction during the ride.

 

These rides are good for every cyclist, including the 'hammerhead' group, as it will focus on other aspects other than 'going fast in a straight line'.  It will be a great workout and one that is challenging from a skills and technical aspect. 

 

We will ensure to be back at Vagabond for a beer by 8:15 - 8:30pm. Make sure to stick around!

 

 

Emergency Action Plan in case something goes wrong while cycling.

(Preemptive) Always carry ID

(Post-mishap) Ensure you are safely off the road.

Call 911

Call Evening's Head Coach, Trev at 403-831-8738 (Please put this in to your phone now)

Send a cyclist for help if possible.

 

We are 2.5 weeks out from the HighWood Pass Gran Fondo and 7.5 weeks away from the Gran Fondo Devon!

 

Make sure to make time for beers at Vagabond for a pint or two after the ride!

 

 

 

Club Ride for June 11 2019 (Ride #5)

 

 Meet at the WestSprings Fergus & Bix at 873 85 St at 6:30pm

 

Your head coaches will be Trev Williams, Sherri Buchignani, Cat Young, Marie Michalski, and Michael Godfrey. I am proud to have assembled this excellent group to guide you this evening.

 

Here's tonight's ride. 

We'll modify slightly per ability and goal, but this is the general route.

 

Parking:  Please park on 9th Ave. or 89th St around the block.   Just to ensure we don't overwhelm the parking lot.

 

NOTE: For those cycling to the ride, and wanting to come in to the pub for a bit after, I will have my bike trailer parked in front of the pub for you to place your ride in so it is safe while you hang out. Please don't place bike on Pub Patio.

 

Emergency Action Plan in case something goes wrong while cycling.

(Preemptive) Always carry ID

(Post-mishap) Ensure you are safely off the road.

Call 911

Call Evening's Head Coach, Trev at 403-831-8738 (Please put this in to your phone now)

Send a cyclist for help if possible.

 

We are 3.5 weeks out from the HighWood Pass Gran Fondo and 8.5 weeks away from the Gran Fondo Devon!

 

Make sure to make time for beers at Fergus & Bix for a pint or two after the ride!

 


 

 

Club Ride for June 4 2019 (Ride #4)

 

We are back to Fergus & Bix tonight.  We had a great time starting downtown last week. Some photos are below.

 

 Meet at the WestSprings Fergus & Bix at 873 85 St at 6:30pm

I am excited to be offering our group another summer of social, educational, challenging, and of course coached evening rides!

 

Your head coaches will be Trev Williams, Sherri Buchignani, Cat Young, Marie Michalski, and Michael Godfrey. I am proud to have assembled this excellent group to guide you this evening.

 

Parking:  Please park on 9th Ave. or 89th St around the block.   Just to ensure we don't overwhelm the parking lot.

 

Here is tonight's general route. This will be modified slightly for ability and goals.

 

NOTE: For those cycling to the ride, and wanting to come in to the pub for a bit after, I will have my bike trailer parked in front of the pub for you to place your ride in so it is safe while you hang out. Please don't place bike on Pub Patio.

 

Emergency Action Plan in case something goes wrong while cycling.

(Preemptive) Always carry ID

(Post-mishap) Ensure you are safely off the road.

Call 911

Call Evening's Head Coach, Trev at 403-831-8738 (Please put this in to your phone now)

Send a cyclist for help if possible.

 

We are 4.5 weeks out from the HighWood Pass Gran Fondo and 9.5 weeks away from the Gran Fondo Leduc!

 

Make sure to make time for beers at Fergus & Bix for a pint or two after the ride!


 

 

Club ride for May 28 2019  (Ride #3)

 

We are changing location this Tuesday to Vagabond

Meet at 6:30pm and park on the surrounding streets.

We will all meet at LOT 14 on our bikes (MAP BELOW).  

 

This is in response to feedback that our cyclists would like a different start location every once in awhile.

We've designed a fun, safe route that is quite different and will be really enjoyable!

 

This will primarily be a pathway ride. These are great opportunities to up your skills and work on aspects that every cyclist needs to work on like gear anticipation, holding a line, cornering, accelerating smoothly, and communication. These are extremely social rides and will be right up the alley for our mandate of interaction during the ride.

 

These rides are good for every cyclist, including the 'hammerhead' group, as it will focus on other aspects other than 'going fast in a straight line'.  It will be a great workout and one that is challenging from a skills and technical aspect. 

 

We will ensure to be back at Vagabond for a beer by 8:15 - 8:30pm. Make sure to stick around!

 

 

Emergency Action Plan in case something goes wrong while cycling.

(Preemptive) Always carry ID

(Post-mishap) Ensure you are safely off the road.

Call 911

Call Evening's Head Coach, Trev at 403-831-8738 (Please put this in to your phone now)

Send a cyclist for help if possible.

 

We are 5.5 weeks out from the HighWood Pass Gran Fondo and 10.5 weeks away from the Gran Fondo Leduc!

 

Make sure to make time for beers at Fergus & Bix for a pint or two after the ride!

 



 

 

Second Outdoor Club Ride is on May 21st 2019

 

 Meet at the WestSprings Fergus & Bix at 873 85 St at 6:30pm

I am excited to be offering our group another summer of social, educational, challenging, and of course coached evening rides!

 

Your head coaches will be Trev Williams, Sherri Buchignani, Cat Young and Michael Godfrey. I am proud to have assembled this excellent group to guide you this evening.

 

Parking:  Please park on 9th Ave. or 89th St around the block.   Just to ensure we don't overwhelm the parking lot.

 

NOTE: For those cycling to the ride, and wanting to come in to the pub for a bit after, I will have my bike trailer parked in front of the pub for you to place your ride in so it is safe while you hang out. Please don't place bike on Pub Patio.

 

Emergency Action Plan in case something goes wrong while cycling.

(Preemptive) Always carry ID

(Post-mishap) Ensure you are safely off the road.

Call 911

Call Evening's Head Coach, Trev at 403-831-8738 (Please put this in to your phone now)

Send a cyclist for help if possible.

 

We are 6.5 weeks out from the HighWood Pass Gran Fondo and 11.5 weeks away from the Gran Fondo Leduc!

 

Make sure to make time for beers at Fergus & Bix for a pint or two after the ride!

 



 

 

Our first outdoor club ride will be on May 14th 2019

 

 Meet at the WestSprings Fergus & Bix at 873 85 St at 6:30pm

I am excited to be offering our group another summer of social, educational, challenging, and of course coached evening rides!

 

Your head coaches will be Sherri Buchignani, Cat Young, Mary Jessey, Shawn Bunnin, and Dennis Bland. I am proud to have assembled this excellent group to guide you this evening.

 

Parking:  Please park on 9th Ave. or 89th St around the block.   Just to ensure we don't overwhelm the parking lot.

 

NOTE: For those cycling to the ride, and wanting to come in to the pub for a bit after, I will have my bike trailer parked in front of the pub for you to place your ride in so it is safe while you hang out. Please don't place bike on Pub Patio.

 

Sherri and Cat are going to welcome the entire group and go over some safety work and the general culture of our club.

 

Emergency Action Plan in case something goes wrong while cycling.

(Preemptive) Always carry ID

(Post-mishap) Ensure you are safely off the road.

Call 911

Call Evening's Head Coach, Sherri at 403-630-0644 (Please put this in to your phone now)

Send a cyclist for help if possible.

 

This year we are going to switch up the start locations between Fergus & Bix (in the West) and Vagabond (in the East). We've established a list of dates associated with the location so there is no confusion. Here it is:

May 14, Fergus & Bix   

May  21, Fergus & Bix

May 28, Vagabond

June 4, Fergus & Bix

June 11, Fergus & Bix

June 18, Vagabond

June 25 , Fergus & Bix   

July 02,  Vagabond

July 06, Highwood Pass Gran Fondo     

July 09 (Stampede) , Fergus & Bix   

July 16, Fergus & Bix

July 23, Fergus & Bix

July 30, Vagabond

August 06, Fergus & Bix

August 10,  Leduc Gran Fondo

August 13, Fergus & Bix

August 20, Fergus & Bix (Wrap up !!)

 

 

We will split up into three rough groups:

 

'New on the Road' Group. (no group riding experience)

Mary will take this group out to a quiet subdivision / park and do skills and loops so you can stay contained, safe, and together. I have found this is a great way of learning skills in a concentrated environment. This will go a long way in enjoying your new hobby and getting you out with friends!

 

'Yah, I Can Ride' Group (some group experience)

This group will head out behind Shawn's group but head to a great loop in Lower Springbank area and work on cornering and group riding while combining a flat-land big gear session. You'll finish in a park in Cougar Ridge to work on some fun skills. 

 

'Pull Through' (comfortable in groups)

This group will head out for a paceline / flat tempo session designed to work on your upper end speed on a long gradual descent. In between these two intervals we will work on controlled paceline work.

 

We are 7.5 weeks out from the HighWood Pass Gran Fondo and 12.5 weeks away from the Gran Fondo Leduc!

 

Make sure to make time for beers at Fergus & Bix for a pint or two after the ride!