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Para-cycling introduction camp
[Tue Mar 16 9:25:59 PDT 2010]
In the recent years, cycling for riders with a disability was fully integrated into the disciplines governed by the International Cycling Union. Cycling races for disabled riders are now listed on its calendar and two disciplines (road and track) are open at present.
The competitions comprise four impairment groups (blind and partially sighted riders, cerebral palsy sufferers, locomotor handicaps and hand cycle riders). Riders are placed in the appropriate category in the light of their functional capacity which is assessed during a medical examination.
This spring, the National Cycling Centre - Atlantic Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Cycling Association, is happy to provide you with a chance to try cycling as a sport to satisfy your competitive, fitness or recreational appetite.
This camp will take place over two days, April 16 (evening) and 17 (until mid afternoon). See this file for complete information. Those interested may register by following this link.
Spring Camp - April 2 and 3
[Fri Mar 12 7:30:16 PST 2010]
We are very happy to give you the information for the Atlantic Cycling Centre’s spring camp (or Easter Camp). Some changes to note this year as we will focus this camp on the newly created Peter Wedge Racer Program. We currently have a good number of registered young riders (from the minime - U15 - and cadet - U17 - categories) and we feel it is very important for us to focus on such group for the future of cycling in our region. Due to a lower age group target, we also decided to make the camp a 2-day camp (compared to 4 in the past).
Elite riders from the Centre are also welcome to join the camp at any time.
The famous Fundy National Park ride will still be part of the camp. This year, it will take place on Saturday, April 3rd. It’s a great ride to be part of and is fully supported with motor vehicles and motorbikes. Everyone is invited to take part in such ride for a limited fee.
Everyone, Peter Wedge RACERS included, is invited to register before March 26th. You may do so by following this link: Peter Wedge Racers and Fundy Ride.
Centre riders updates on European soil
[Mon Mar 8 5:01:23 PST 2010]
As the weather gets better and better, many Atlantic Cycling Centre riders are enjoying a bit more sun and the results are starting to come in:
Team H&R Block announces roster with an Atlantic taste
[Tue Mar 2 6:03:00 PST 2010]
Team H&R BLOCK introduces our 2010 roster. The team is proud to announce its riders, managers and marketing partners for the 2010 racing season. The team has enjoyed considerable success in prior years and with their strong new partnerships, look to build on their momentum in 2010. With their increased presence at regional and National events, the team will continue to build on becoming a dominant force in Canadian road, track and Cyclo-Cross racing. ...
Go Europe or South to avoid the snow... not so sure anymore!
[Fri Feb 12 4:15:59 PST 2010]
As the tradition goes, many Canadian cyclists have to either head south or to Europe every winter to complete their racing preparation. Two Atlantic Cycling Centre riders recently took that lead, but Mother Nature was keeping them a little surprise.
Yesterday, Riverview's Stuart Wight was turned around at the Bangor airport. He was scheduled to head to Tuscon, Arizona, to attend the National Team Training Camp. All fligths connecting via Washington, New-York and Newark were cancelled and resulted in his flight being deviated via Toronto, 24 hours later. You can follow Stuart's adventures on his personal blog.
Charlottetown's Ryan Taylor was in a diffrent part of the world, but also woke up to a surprising sight in Normandy, France yesterday. After enjoying a few days of nice riding with his new team, it seems Mother Nature either wanted to give him a break or send him in the basement and back to the good old trainer. "The city of Flers got 20 cm of heavy snow! Everything is closed from the stores, bus system, road. It'll certainly take a few days for the city to recover." mentions Ryan who also posted photos on his personal blog.
Winter Cross Championships - results
[Mon Feb 8 5:22:42 PST 2010]
Riverview cyclist Stuart Wight put his Hot Tubes Development Cycling bright blue warm winter cycling gear on for the last time this winter on Saturday in order to race the 4th Annual Dieppe Winter Cross cyclocross event in the Rotary Parc, Dieppe. The event was Wight's last one here in the region before he heads off to Tucson, Arizona to join the Canadian National Team for a ten-day warm weather training camp. Following that event Wight will be heading to France for the rest of the winter where he hopes the weather will not be as chilly as home. ...
Cross Championships - final details
[Fri Feb 5 14:23:32 PST 2010]
Here are some final information regarding tomorow's event:
Winter Cross course ready!
[Wed Feb 3 10:17:48 PST 2010]
The National Cycling Centre – Atlantic Canada, in partnership with the Dieppe Friendship Carnival, is happy to bring you the 4th edition on the Winter Cyclo-Cross Championships. This totally fun event, is run under a cyclo-cross format, but over a course covered with snow!
The initial objective of this event was to bring the cyclists outdoor in the middle of the basement trainers and stationary bike season and beat to winter blues! With the help of the City of Dieppe and the St-Anselme Park staff, the event grew, and especially its quality. ...
Centre's AGM coming up
[Mon Jan 25 10:33:17 PST 2010]
The National Cycling Centre – Atlantic Canada’s Annual General Meeting is an important time of the year to reflect on Atlantic successes (Christian Meier signing a Pro-Tour contract, Team Atlantic taking the Tour de PEI, 5 riders meeting Sport Canada carding criteria, a first Canada Games medal since 1989 to only name a few) and to plan the future. It is also where the four Atlantic Provinces, the Centre, the CCA, and others, can sit together to discuss common goals.
This meeting will take place...
Cyclo-cross Winter Championships
[Tue Jan 19 5:08:17 PST 2010]
Official invitation is now on for the 2010 Winter Cyclo-cross Championships. What has become one of the best cycling event of the year in Atlantic Canada, actually happens... during the winter! On February 6th, it's time to beat the winter blues, get your bike out, and ride in the most fun event you'll ever enter: The Winter Cyclo-cross Championships! A facebook event page has been created as well.
The event will take place at the Rotary Park (Dieppe, NB) and is part of the Dieppe Friendship Carnival. The event will start at 3 pm, on Saturday, Frebruary 6th. Registration opens from 1:00 at the Atlantic Cycling Centre.
Some initial work on the course will start on January 20th. Here is what is proposed as this year's course. Not that it could change according to Mother Nature!
Tour de PEI cancelled
[Fri Jan 15 4:13:28 PST 2010]
They say it’s harder to defend a title then it is to win it for the first time. Well, I guess Team Atlantic will never know that fact with the Tour de PEI.
Although no official press release was sent out, it was published in various media yesterday that the Tour was officially cancelled for 2010; that, along with the Montreal World Cup and the Tour du Grand Montreal.
[Tue Dec 29 5:34:40 PST 2009]
The Cycling Centre staff, its management committee, its volunteers and all the cyclists would like to send you there best wishes for the Holiday season!
Our offices will be opened on January 4th.
Subway BMX track getting a facelift
[Fri Dec 4 5:15:04 PST 2009]
After three years of use, the Subway BMX is getting a necessary facelift to get ready for the 2010 BMX season. Thanks to investments made by the city of Dieppe, the riders will appreciate the upgrades made.
"The upgrades were necessary and planned when we built the track. We initially built many jumps a lot smaller then what was designed. In order to get the kids to learn and progress, the jumps will now be brought closer to standard." mentions Centre Head Coach, Luc Arseneau. In addition to modifications to some jumps, a drainage problem will also be solved.
Work should be concluded next week and the final touches to be done in the spring.
Velo NB Cyclo-cross #3
[Sun Nov 1 15:45:22 PST 2009]
Courtesy Sheila Colbourne, Velo NB, Executive Director
32 cyclists came out to race in Dieppe this chilly Nov 1st. Course designer Luc Arseneau of the Atlantic Cycling Centre gave them a couse sure to burn off any Halloween candies they may have eaten the night before. With a nasty run up section that forced all the riders to dismount and carry their bikes up the steep hill, no one finished the day complaining the race was too easy or too short.
Neil Symington takes the 2009 Mike's Bike Shop Cup
[Wed Oct 28 6:51:05 PDT 2009]
It took 18 races and 5 bikes, but we now have a winner of the 2009 Mike’s Bike Shop Cup. This year’s podium was marked by one word as it was swept by 3 Peter Wedge Program riders: Youth.
Sussex’s Neil Symington, with 1095 points, finally took the top prize, but it was only after a long battle with his close friends, Justin Mallet and Julien Roussel of Dieppe. ...
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