Donations to Families of Kelly Blunden and Ross Chafe

  • Posted on: 24 June 2015
  • By: kenchaddock

Kelly Blunden and Ross Chafe remain at the fore in our minds and hearts, as reflected in these cards appreciatively received from the Cowichan Valley Cycling Club/Cyclists of the Cowichan Valley and from Escape Velocity Cycling Club/DEVO Youth Cycling Team. Are you looking for a meaningful way to support Ross and Kelly’s families? Consider a donation at your nearest TD branch, anywhere in Canada, quoting Branch #9987 Account #6683815. But don’t wait too long; the account is time limited.

 

This Week June 8 – June 14

  • Posted on: 7 June 2015
  • By: kenchaddock

 

Memorial Ride on Tuesday

…to honour Kelly and Ross. You may have seen this in last week’s Pique. Full details here. The club is welcoming all club riders and friends, with the option to ride just the two loops in the village, or to proceed with the full regular evening ride to Callaghan. We may have a large turnout, so please meet a few minutes earlier than normal—aim for 5pm at Whistler Village Sports. And remember:  wear your Whistler Cycling Club colours!

Memorial Ride June 9

  • Posted on: 5 June 2015
  • By: kenchaddock

PRESS RELEASE - UPDATED JUNE 8, 2015

Whistler Cycling Club rides in memory of Kelly and Ross

WHISTLER, June 5, 2015 – The Whistler Cycling Club invites all members and friends to join in a memorial ride for Kelly Blunden and Ross Chafe on Tuesday, June 9.

The ride is open to all. Club members and non-members alike are welcome to participate. The club anticipates between fifty and one hundred cyclists in the ride.

To WCC Members Regarding Kelly Blunden and Ross Chafe

  • Posted on: 4 June 2015
  • By: kenchaddock

We have had a few days pass since losing Kelly and Ross. First and foremost in our thoughts are their families, to whom we extend our deepest heartfelt condolences.  

This tragedy underlines how critical it is that everyone on the road, whether in automobiles, on motorcycles, bicycles or on foot, respect others using the road. This means accepting that one’s own behavior affects the vulnerability of others on the road, and that road surfaces hold different hazards for different users. Most importantly, respect for other users means not driving while drunk or otherwise impaired.

This Week May 25 – May 31

  • Posted on: 24 May 2015
  • By: kenchaddock

Hello Riders!

Tuesday and Wednesday rides are ON. Weather forecasts for this week show temperatures conducive to great riding, though forecasting being what it is, come prepared for ‘variable weather’, read:  refreshing cloudburst possible! Standard gathering time/place:  5:15pm at Whistler Village Sports, rides start at 5:30pm.

Announcing: Saturday Series Rides

  • Posted on: 20 May 2015
  • By: kenchaddock

Whistler Cycling Club is organizing a series of six Saturday morning rides beginning May 30, 2015, featuring:

Ride From Home.  No car needed for Whistler-based riders

Socialize.  Pre and post ride gatherings at local café/coffee shop

Saturday Mornings.  Keeps your afternoon open for more riding or other activities

All Rider Levels Encouraged.  Ride routes allow participants to choose their difficulty level

Flexible Groupings.  No fewer than 2 to a group; stay motivated and never get stranded

1st Sunday club ride a great success.

  • Posted on: 18 May 2015
  • By: mikerogerson

The first Sunday club ride was a great success despite early wet conditions in Whistler. Nine riders headed nth to dryer roads and partial sun starting the days ride from the Pemberton Info centre. The group headed to Mt Currie via a long consistent climb up Xit Olacw Rd to the First Nations Grocery store prior to heading towards Gates Lake. A total of 70 km and fine riding was enjoyed by all.

The next scheduled Sunday ride will be May 24th starting at WVS. 

This Week May 18 - May 24

  • Posted on: 18 May 2015
  • By: kenchaddock

Hello Riders!

Our 2015 rides have begun, with good rider turnouts despite variable weather conditions. Great to see familiar faces as well as several new riders in the mix!

Forecasts for this Tuesday and Wednesday* evenings show the possibility of something other than purely warm and dry, so check the weather closer to the time and come equipped accordingly. Gatherings are 5:15pm at Whistler Village Sports, rides start at 5:30pm.

WCC seeks Ironman Volleys for July 26th '15

  • Posted on: 1 May 2015
  • By: mikerogerson

Ironman Volleys Required for July 26, 2015 For the past few years Whistler Cycling Club have been volunteering for the Bike Transition T2 . Ironman Canada, in appreciation for our efforts, has given us a grant which allows us to develop youth programs, keep our membership fees very low, helps us to train leaders for the rides and gives us room to hold social functions. The Bike Handlers T2 is where the athletes drop off their bikes (eye candy for sure), we rack them and watch the athletes head off on their run. It is a fun day, we are a necessary part in the success of the triathlon.

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