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Jeannie MacDonald takes week 5 of the MBS Cup
[Wed Jun 16 6:20:20 PDT 2010]
For the second week in a row, it’s time for the women to shine in the individual time trial portion of the Mike’s Bike Shop Cup. After Michelle Chasse on June 8, it is now the turn of Jeannie MacDonald to take the top spot on the podium. Even better, she is followed by another woman, Mélanie Bordage. Returning from Europe where he represented Canada in junior races, Stuart Wight scored the fastest time (23:21 over 17 km) but ended up third after the series’ handicap calculations were applied. ...
Mike's Bike Shop Cup - Week 4: Girl Power
[Thu Jun 10 14:00:45 PDT 2010]
Week four meant a switch from the muddy trails and knobby tires to the paved roads and aerodynamic equipments. The 17 km course around the Moncton International Airport is again the battle grounds of week 4, 5, and 6 of the Mike’s Bike Shop Cup.
On Tuesday evening, after the handicap factor was put in to include all categories, Michelle Chase scored the fastest time. She was followed by Jean-Jacques Ferguson and Pierre LeBlanc. ...
Back be populare demand
[Thu Jun 10 3:33:27 PDT 2010]
Back by popular demand, another ride in the mud will be organized in Dieppe!
Following the recent successes of the Mike’s Bike Shop Cup cross country events, the National Cycling Centre and the Mike’s Bike Shop Cycling Club are happy to offer you another exciting mountain bike event in the St-Anselme Rotary Park. The new trails, adequate to all level cyclists, promise to challenge everyone. ...
Women's Program - exact time
[Mon Jun 7 13:12:25 PDT 2010]
We are receiving many questions regarding the times of the women's program. For Thursdays, it'll be at 6:30 and on Saturdays, it'll be at 10:30. Meeting spot will be at the Cycling Centre in Rotary Park in Dieppe.
For the first session (Thursday, June 10th), it'll be a simply question / answer and information one. No bike required. You can still register by clicking here.
Sentier de l'Étoile Inauguration
[Thu Jun 3 4:31:53 PDT 2010]
BMX for Wednesday, June 2
[Wed Jun 2 11:23:53 PDT 2010]
Just a quick note to mention the BMX track will not be opened this evening. The Subway BMX track is still too wet from all the rain with received.
Note that we are using a red / green system on the upper left corner of the screen to know if our facilities are opened or not.
Centre offers women's specific program for the summer
[Wed Jun 2 9:23:23 PDT 2010]
Experience the fun and freedom of cycling! This year, we’ve partnered with the Canadian Cycling Association to offer a Women’s Participation Program. Whether you try your first race, the get fit, or complete that long ride, we’ll be there to support you all the way. Ride with others, get some expert advice from a certified coach, and make some friends - on two wheels!
This program may include off-road, track or road cycling; either way, it’s better in an organized group setting. ...
CNIB Visions Dinner with Paralympian Brian McKeever
[Sat May 29 4:06:37 PDT 2010]
In our efforts to support the Paralympic movement, the National Cycling Centre - Atlantic Canada is proud to support the CNIB Visions Dinner with Paralympian Brian McKeever. The event is being held on June 8th at the Delta Beausejour, Moncton. There will also be a silent and live auction going on that evening.
Vancouver Paralympic Games' gold medalist, Brian McKeever will be the keynote speaker for that event. See the event's poster for more information.
Juniors performing will in Europe for Canada
[Fri May 28 6:42:05 PDT 2010]
Two Atlantic Cycling Centre Elite Program riders are representing Canada in Europe these days, and doing well. Pictou County's Ryan McDonald and Riverview's Stuart Wight are currently racing in the Tour des Pays de Vaud, a major junior race on Switzerland. You can follow there progression here.
After 2 weeks of preparation in Belgium, the event started last night with the 2.5 km prologue. Wight finished 9 seconds behind the winner (for 33rd) while McDonald was listed at 30 seconds (141st) after suffering a bad luck crash after attacking a corner a little too aggressively. Seconds will now turn to minutes as they will hit the famous Alpes today with some climb up to almost 10 km long!
Next week, these young riders will compete in the Troféo Karlsberg in Germany.
Julien Basque take stage 3, Stéphane Cormier the leader's jersey
[Wed May 26 10:15:50 PDT 2010]
On the last night of the MTB events of the Mike's Bike Shop Cup, Julien Basque took his first ever win as a competitive cyclist over a wet and challenging course in Dieppe's St-Anselme Park. He was followed on the line by André Léger and Pierre LeBlanc. ...
MBS Cup - Week 3 course
[Tue May 25 5:14:18 PDT 2010]
Here's tonight's course for the last of the Mike's Bike Shop Cup MTB part. Everyone is welcomed and we'll try to beat last week's record attendance: ...
MBS Cup - McIntyre takes the stage and the lead
[Thu May 20 6:35:04 PDT 2010]
The weather was great, the trails were dry; everything was perfectly setup for a great evening of fun mountain bike racing. And it was! 45 riders showed up at Dieppe’s St-Anselme park to contest the event! The course was challenging, accessible to every level, and the event ended up being a lot of fun for a weekly meeting. ...
Let's Ride and Peter Wedge Programs for long weekend
[Wed May 19 9:57:03 PDT 2010]
After talking with many of the parents, I realized many had planed other stuff during the long weekend. Like last year, we’ll push our sessions to Monday evening at 6 pm (until 7:15) for the Let’s Ride group and at 6:30 (until 8) for the Peter Wedge Group.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Subway BMX track ready for the 2010 season
[Tue May 18 5:58:51 PDT 2010]
After many days of hard work and great contribution by the City of Dieppe, the Subway BMX track is now ready to host cyclists, young and old, for the 2010 season. The participants will have a nice surprise when they see the actual facility.
"It was part of our initial plan to make the course and especially the jumps progress when the cyclists would gain more confident. You constantly need to through new challenges to your BMX'ers, and this year, we know they will be happy with what we've done." mentions the Atlantic Cycling Centre's Head Coach, Luc Arseneau. ...
MBS Cup - Week 2 course
[Mon May 17 11:45:41 PDT 2010]
After the interesting challenges of many new trails during week 1, we are coming again with some suprises and new trails. We certainly hope you will be with us tomorow night at 6:30. You can register on-line or at the Atlantic Cycling Centre until 6:15.
Here is the map for tomorow night's course ...
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