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2018 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 7th, our goal ride on August 25th in Leduc and the California Cycling Vacation in Malibu Sept 20th - 23rd (More info coming on this, but block your calendar!). 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:

  -  If you don't already have a rear red blinkie light and have a chance to hit a bike store to grab one, please try to have an operational blinkie on for these rides.

 

 

 

 

June 19th 2018 6:30pm:

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

 

Your coaches will be Trev, Cat Young, Michael Godfrey, and Marie Michalski. 

 

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

 

 Tonight, with Highwood Pass looming in a few weeks, let's do another night of preparing for some hills.

The plan will be to work seated climbing and varying different cadences each repeat to experience the different affect it has on the legs, heart, and lungs. Below is the full course that will be done by the fastest group, while the 'less-fast' group will do a modification of this.

Approximate Route Here 

 

The plan will be to finish the rides by 8:10 - 8:30pm so everyone has time to hang out in Fergus & Bix.

 

 

  

 

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, 13.5 weeks out from Malibu Cycling Vacation, and 9.5 weeks away from the Edmonton Velothon!
 
Make sure to make time for beers at Fergus and Bix for a pint or two after the ride!

 

 

 

  I'll keep older posts up here so you can see what we've been up to.

 

 

June 12th 2018 6:30pm:

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

 

Your coaches will be Trev, Cat Young, Michael Godfrey, and Dennis Bland. 

 

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

 

 Tonight is going to be 'Cool Loop' night !

The plan will be to work on cornering and being in the correct gear in anticipation of slowing down and accelerating. Don't let the lowish milage fool you, this is no slacker ride tonight.

Approximate Route Here 

 

The plan will be to finish the rides by 8:10 - 8:30pm so everyone has time to hang out in Fergus & Bix.

 

Over 46 cyclists in the pub after !! Great turn out! 

 

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, 14.5 weeks out from Malibu Cycling Vacation, and 10.5 weeks away from the Edmonton Velothon!
 
Make sure to make time for beers at Fergus and Bix for a pint or two after the ride!

 

 

 

 

June 5th 2018 6:30pm:

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

 

Your coaches will be Trev, Cat Young, Michael Godfrey, Marie Michalski, and Dennis Bland. 

 

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

 

 Tonight the Cervelo Rep is coming and bringing some demo bikes for people to try. \

If you would like to try out a Cervelo for tonight's ride, be in the parking lot by 6pm.

The plan will be to work on some big ring power while having some fun!  We did hills last week, so we are good for a bit!

Approximate Route Here 

 

The plan will be to finish the rides by 8:10 - 8:30pm so everyone has time to hang out in Fergus & Bix.

 

 

 

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, 15.5 weeks out from Malibu Cycling Vacation, and 11.5 weeks away from the Edmonton Velothon!
 
Make sure to make time for beers at Fergus and Bix for a pint or two after the ride!

 

 

 

 

 

May 29th 2018 6:30pm:

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

 

Your head coaches will be Trev, Cat Young, Michael Godfrey, Marie Michalski, 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.

 

 

The routes will be diverse again and ensure we all head in separate directions so we don't pose a frustration point for vehicles. 

The plan will be to finish the rides by 8:10 - 8:30pm so everyone has time to hang out in Fergus & Bix.

 

Here is the APPROX route for tonight.

We are going to keep things close to the parking lot just in case the weather opens up on us. 

 

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, 16.5 weeks out from Malibu Cycling Vacation, and 12.5 weeks away from the Edmonton Velothon!
 
Make sure to make time for beers at Fergus and Bix for a pint or two after the ride!

 

 

 

May 22nd 2018 6:30pm:

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

 

Your head coaches will be Trev, Sherri Buchignani, Cat Young, Michael Godfrey, Marie Michalski, 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.

 

Trev will introduce himself, Michael, and Cat and split up the groups and we'll head out.

 

The routes will be diverse again and ensure we all head in separate directions so we don't pose a frustration point for vehicles. 

The plan will be to finish the rides by 8:10 - 8:30pm so everyone has time to hang out in Fergus & Bix.

 

 

 

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.

We are 6.5 weeks out from the HighWood Pass Gran Fondo, 17.5 weeks out from Malibu Cycling Vacation, and 13.5 weeks away from the Edmonton Velothon!
 
Make sure to make time for beers at Fergus and Bix for a pint or two after the ride!

 

 

 

May 15th 2018 6:30pm:

 Meet at the WestSprings Fergus and 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, Mary Jessey, Paul Anderson, Dennis Bland, Shawn Bunnin. 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.

 

Sherri is going to welcome the entire group and go over some safetly 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.

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.  Here is the route.

'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, 18.5 weeks out from Malibu Cycling Vacation, and 14.5 weeks away from the Edmonton Velothon!
 
Make sure to make time for beers at Fergus and Bix for a pint or two after the ride!

 

 

 

May 1st 2018 4:30pm:

 


Club Orientation and Social.
And getting pumped for summer rides, and goals!
  

 

The big group on August 16th 2016 

 

 

 

  

 

Routes for Club Members

I have created some rides for the teams that I think are perfect prep rides and as safe as possible. The Fish Creek one is the most safe, the Nepal route is the most hilly, and the Cochrane ride is the most family oriented since you can meet your spouse and kids for Ice Cream!

Pathway Fun: Fish Creek 43km ride

Nepal to the Leighton Center: Park at the Cycling Lot on 37th and 22X 30km or add another loop!

Springbank Links Loop: One of my favourites to stay close to home 43.5km

Ice Cream Ride to Cochrane: A way to stay off the 1A! 34km one way, 68km return!