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June 16/04 8:08 am - BC News: Volunteers Needed, Upcoming Races and Clinics


Posted by Editoress on 06/16/04
 

Courtesy Cycling BC

Volunteers Needed - BC Summer Cycling Events

Great events depend on a great team! There are a number of volunteer opportunities now available across the province. If you're racing full-time this summer and can't volunteer yourself, why not get your "support crew" to lend a hand? Moms and dads, friends, partners, brothers and sisters can chip in - everyone's welcome! Not only do volunteers get a bird's-eye view of the race, but also have a chance to contribute to your sport and meet new people. Apart from the "warm and fuzzies" you get from volunteering, you might also score goodies such as a t-shirt, free food or a VIP invite to the post-event wrap-up party! Upcoming events in need of volunteers include:

• Tim Horton's Road Nationals

• Mt 7 Psychosis DH

• BC Blind Sports Pilot Riders for the BC Summer Games

• Tour de Gastown

• Yaletown Criterium.

• Provincial Track Championships

Check out the Cycling BC Volunteers Page for info & contacts at cycling.bc.ca


MountainSpeed XC & DH Race Clinics this weekend - Panorama, June 20

Hosted by The Devine Ride. For details or to register see: www.cycling.bc.ca


SpeedSeries Road Learn to Race Clinic this weekend

Vancouver, June 19, $50.

Sign up closes Wed 16th June at 11pm! Don't miss out.


Lower Mainland BMX hosts Annual Norco Weekend

This coming weekend brings the Annual Norco Weekend and tons of district points to the 3 local BMX tracks. Norco Superpoint weekend kicks off Friday, June 18 at Ridge Meadows BMX Track with a triple point race! Saturday commences at Action BMX track in Surrey with a double point race at 1:00p.m. Sunday wraps up at the Abbotsford BMX Track at 2:00p.m. for another double point race. Riders will receive a t-shirt for the weekend and there's even a bike up for grabs courtesy of Norco! Come out and join the superpoint fun!!


BC Provincial Track Championships June 18-20 at Burnaby Velodrome

Categories will include: Junior Women, Elite Women, Junior Men, Elite Men, Masters A, B, C Men + Women, Vet Men. Races scheduled: Sprints (Flying 200m incl), Individual Pursuit, Team Pursuit, 500M Time Trial, Kilo Time Trial, Points Race, Keirin, Team Sprint, Madison, and Scratch Race. Registration will be available online at www.karelo.com starting this week. THERE WILL BE
NO DAY-OF-EVENT REGISTRATION
. Volunteers are still required for the event. BVC members are expected and encouraged to help out in this Provincial Championship event. A tentative schedule of events is available on the Burnaby Velodrome website www.burnabyvelodrome.ca. Final schedules will be handed out with the race packages on Friday June 18th at the Burnaby Velodrome. The Track opens at 3:00 PM, 200m sprint qualifying will start at 6:00 PM. Sign-on is still open at Karelo, but not for long...


High Performance Workshop - Race Recovery

Wednesday June 23, 7-9 pm at Sport BC, 1367 W. Broadway, Vancouver

$15 Cycling BC Members, $20 non members. Pre-registration essential.

Hosted by UBC PhD candidate and PacificSport and National training Center consultant, Ben Sporer. This presentation will focus on how to take advantage of recovery to optimize performance. The role of recovery within and between training sessions will be discussed along with some of time frames for physiological adaptation and recovery. Examples will be given demonstrating the negative effects of under-recovery on performance. Come along and learn how to get the most out of your training and racing this season!

For more information contact Cycling BC at (604) 737-3034, visit our website at www.cycling.bc.ca or email alison@cycling.bc.ca
Alison Gibb - Sport Development & Membership Manager

 


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