2017 Thursday Night Coached Group Rides!

 Register Here

  

The Theory: 

Last year we started The Outdoor Coached Rides and had a lot of fun. Once again, we will strive to offer an outdoor environment similar to what you experience inside a Doctrine Studio; high-quality, organized, social, well thought-out, and time efficient. My vision is to provide my cyclists with a place to meet and enjoy their hobby with friends while progressing their skills and becoming better cyclists in general. All rides will be in as safe an environment as possible. I have an enviable coaching crew that will be able to deliver outdoor guidance to all abilities.

 

In Practice:

Once registered, Thursday night Doctrine cyclists will enjoy a consistent day and time to simply show up with their bike and ride. The goal will be to split up into ability groups and work on aspects of cycling that is relevant to that group. Skills, group riding etiquette, gearing, and pacing will be bundled in with getting in a challenging training session and some good social fun that is between 1.5 to 2 hours.  We will do our best so that no one is left behind.

 

The Locations:

We'll start at one of three locations which will be communicated well in advance. The first location will be in North Glenmore Park in the car lot on the corner of 66th Ave. and 37th St. This is a great location to handle a bigger group and work on appropriate skills and conditioning. 85th St and 9th Ave SW has a parking lot and is a great starting point for rides going West. The second location, Last Best Brewery, has really stepped up in their desire to be involved with the local cycling scene. They are situated directly on the Cycle Track Network and routes from there will add a lot of diversity.

 

Coaches:

I have gathered very experienced leaders for our group rides, Sherri BuchignaniMichael Godfrey, and Marie Michalski will aid me in ensuring your time is well spent!

 

Last Best Brewery!

Last Best has embraced the cycling community and allows you to bring your bike into their facility after your ride so you don't need to leave it in your car! They are also the ride start for the Branch-Out Charity Monday ride.

 

Registration:

A membership for the May 25th - July 27th period is available here. Attend the rides as often as possible.

Register Here

 

Communication:

Well in advance to the week's ride, I will update this webpage with the start location and approximate routes.

 

August 17th 2017 6:30pm:

Meet at the FRONT of LAST BEST Brewing at 607 11th Ave. SW at  6:30pm

Please try to be standing on the sidewalk with us right at 6:30pm, traffic willing!

 

Beers and Wine will be post-ride.

 

 

 

Your head coaches this evening are Marie, Michael, Sherri, and Trev.

Skills and a Session
We'll do a cornering and accelerating session this evening up in Artist's View and area. I really like these types of rides as it provides a great training stimulus while really providing a challange! . Approx Route Here!

Mostly Training with Skills Mixed In
This group will follow the first group out and simply do a few less laps on the circuits up in Artist's View. 

 

Making our way toward EdworthyComing back from Artist's ViewDrinks post-ride!

   

 

 

August 10th 2017 6:30pm:

Meet at the FRONT of LAST BEST Brewing at 607 11th Ave. SW at  6:30pm

Please try to be standing on the sidewalk with us right at 6:30pm, traffic willing!

 

Beers and Wine will be post-ride.

 

 

 

Your head coaches this evening are Marie, Michael, Sherri, and Trev.

Skills and a Session
We'll do a cornering and accelerating session this evening up in Artist's View and area. I really like these types of rides as it provides a great training stimulus while really providing a challange! . Approx Route Here!

Mostly Training with Skills Mixed In
This group will follow the first group out and simply do a few less laps on the circuits up in Artist's View. 

 

The group post-ride on Aug 3rd 2017 

 


   

 

August 3rd 2017 6:30pm:

Meet at the FRONT of LAST BEST Brewing at 607 11th Ave. SW at  6:30pm

Please try to be standing on the sidewalk with us right at 6:30pm, traffic willing!

 

Beers and Wine will be post-ride.

 

 

 

Your head coaches this evening are Marie, Michael, Sherri, and Trev.

Skills and a Session
We'll do a continuous session this evening as far North as the denning Coyotes will allow! We'll keep the train moving tonight once we're out of downtown and work on maintaining speed around corners and sweeping bends and looking way ahead so you aren't standing accelerating all the time. Approx Route Here!

Mostly Training with Skills Mixed In
This group will follow the first group out and turn around 1hour in to the ride. 
    
 

 


   

 

July 27th 2017 6:30pm:

Meet at the FRONT of LAST BEST Brewing at 607 11th Ave. SW at  6:30pm

Please try to be standing on the sidewalk with us right at 6:30pm, traffic willing!

 

Beers and Wine will be post-ride.

 

 

 

Your head coaches this evening are Marie and Trev.

Skills and a Session
We'll do a semi-continuous session but it'll be broken up a bit as we travel down 45th St from Edworthy to Glenmore Park. From there we will do a couple fun loops of the park and maybe even hit a tempo along 66th for the 1 mile straight, tailwind, slightly downhill segment! Then we'll continue to make a huge loop of the pathways! Approx Route Here!

Mostly Training with Skills Mixed In
This group will use this opportunity to practice safety and group writing while getting from A to B in an urban environment. Then we'll hop on the pathways and cruise on a 'Tour de Calgary'. I love taking advantage of this amazing weather to show you alternate ways of traversing the city!
    
Some of the group before the start of the ride.
Coach Selfie!
Enjoying the amazing pathways!
Being called out for wearing socks that are WAY to short ?!?!
 
The group post ride!

 


   

 

July 20th 2017 6:30pm:

Meet at the FRONT of LAST BEST Brewing at 607 11th Ave. SW at  6:30pm

Please try to be standing on the sidewalk with us right at 6:30pm, traffic willing!

 

Beers and Wine will be post-ride.

 

 

 

Your head coaches this evening are Michael Godfrey, Sherri Buchignani, Marie Michalski, and Trev.

Skills and a Session
We'll do a continuous session and skip the high intensity tonight just in case there is still smoke in the air. So we'll cover a bit more distance, but we'll do it by being continous tonight! 

Mostly Training with Skills Mixed In
This group will skip the high intensity as well and work on gearing anticipation and cornering in a continous session with Sherri.
    
 

 


   

 

July 13th 2017 6:30pm:

Meet at the FRONT of LAST BEST Brewing at 607 11th Ave. SW at  6:30pm

Please try to be standing on the sidewalk with us right at 6:30pm, traffic willing!

 

Beers and Wine will be post-ride.

 

 

 

Your head coaches this evening are Michael Godfrey, Sherri Buchignani, Linda Sutherland, Marie Michalski, and Trev.

Skills and a Session
We'll do a fun loop of the Douglas Fir trail and stop for some bike skills along the way! 

Mostly Training with Skills Mixed In
This group will do this loop and will hit some hills in Silver Springs on the pathway in Bowmont park. Depending on the group size, we may split this one up since we'll have 3 coaches available.
    
 Hanging post-ride on the Last Best Patio

 


   

 

July 6th 2017 6:30pm:

Meet at the FRONT of LAST BEST Brewing at 607 11th Ave. SW at  6:30pm

Please try to be standing on the sidewalk with us right at 6:30pm, traffic willing!

 

Beers and Wine will be post-ride.

 

 

 

Your head coaches this evening are Michael Godfrey, Sherri Buchignani, Linda Sutherland, Marie Michalski, and Trev.

Skills and a Session
We'll do Tour de NorthWest tonight since we've decided to take advantage of the gorgeous weather. This week, the route will keep us in the city but on pathways and streets that are designed for cycling.

Mostly Training with Skills Mixed In
Tour de NorthCentral (Michael will tell story about the name) is the plan for tonight since the weather looks awesome. W
    
 

 


   

 

June 22nd and 29th 2017 6:30pm:

 Meet at Cougar Ridge Drive and 85th St. in the park at 6:30pm

Please try to be standing in the park with us right at 6:30pm, traffic willing!

 

 

Your head coaches this evening are Michael Godfrey, and Sherri Buchignani and Linda Sutherland

Beer after the ride will be at 722 World Bier House just down the street!

We will split up into two groups after Michael and Sherri establish the 'Rules of Road' and tonight's goal:

Skills and a Session (very little group riding experience)
Tonight Sherri and Linda are going to go into uncharted territory for this group!

Mostly Training with Skills Mixed In
This group will head out for a fun session on the pathways and into Silver Springs!. 

 

   

 

 

June 15th 2017 6:30pm:

 Meet at Cougar Ridge Drive and 85th St. in the park at 6:30pm

Last week was interesting with the rain! Please try to be standing in the park with us right at 6:30pm, traffic willing!

 

 

Your head coaches this evening are Michael Godfrey, and Cat Young

Beer after the ride will be at 722 World Bier House just down the street!

We will split up into two groups after Michael and Cat establish the 'Rules of Road' and tonight's goal:

Skills and a Session (very little group riding experience)
Tonight Cat is going to work on some descending skills and climbing technique with this group!

Mostly Training with Skills Mixed In
This group will head out for a hill session tonight on Wildrose and Escarpment. 

 

   

 

 

June 8th 2017 6:30pm:

 Meet at Cougar Ridge Drive and 85th St. in the park at 6:30pm

Your head coaches this evening are Sherri Buchignani, Michael Godfrey, Trev Williams. 

Beer after the ride will be at 722 World Bier House just down the street!

Once again, we will split up into three groups after Sherri establishes the 'Rules of Road' and tonight's goal:

Novice (no group riding experience)
We wil head out to a quiet subdivision and do loops so we can stay contained, safe, and together. I have found this is a great way of learning skills in a concentrated environment.

Intermediate (some group experience)
This group will head out and work on cycling skills and safe group riding, while incorporating an appropriate training session.

Advanced (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 interval and then your cardio on a long gradual incline. In between these two intervals we will work on controlled paceline work. 

 

   

 

 

 

June 1st 2017 6:30pm:

 Meet at Cougar Ridge Drive and 85th St. in the park at 6:30pm

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

 

Your head coaches this evening are Sherri Buchignani, Michael Godfrey. I will be joining you all next week.

 

Beer after the ride will be at 722 World Bier House just down the street!

We will split up into three groups after Sherri establishes the 'Rules of Road' and do quick introductions:

Novice (no group riding experience)
We wil head out to a quiet subdivision and do loops so we can stay contained, safe, and together. I have found this is a great way of learning skills in a concentrated environment.

Intermediate (some group experience)
This group will head out and work on cycling skills and safe group riding, while incorporating an appropriate training session.

Advanced (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 interval and then your cardio on a long gradual incline. In between these two intervals we will work on controlled paceline work.