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December 30/04 7:45 am - CC Awards, Stieda Slide Shows, Burnaby Velodrome, New Year's Day Rides, Birthday

Posted by Editor on 12/30/04

CC Awards Update

Just over 36 hours until voting finishes for the 2004 Canadian Cyclist of the Year Awards. Cast your vote Here.

In the Men's balloting, Michael Barry's lead over Geoff Kabush has slipped to 30 votes, while the Women's balloting remains neck-and-neck, with Marie-Helene Premont leading Lori-Anne Muenzer by one vote! Muenzer has a commanding lead in the Best Individual Performance category, with nearly three times as many ballots as second place Charles Dionne.

Voting closes at Noon (EST) on January 1st.

Burnaby Velodrome Race Series #2
Courtesy Gordon Ross

Kick off 2005 competing at the Burnaby Velodrome. Join some of Canada's and the USA's best track cyclists for the first event of the 2005 calendar year. Work that Christmas turkey off. Make your New Year's resolution to be doing some serious revolutions at the Burnaby Velodrome. Events for both sprinters and endurance riders, 3 days of racing, and categories for all abilities: beginners, intermediate, and elite.

Hot on the heels of the December World Cup Track event in Los Angeles, Burnaby keeps the west-coast winter track scene jumping with its second race event of the season. Riders from Vancouver, Victoria, Washington and Oregon are set to compete across 3 days on the 200m track in Burnaby.

When: January 7-9, 2005

Where: Burnaby Velodrome, 7564 Barnet Hwy, Burnaby BC, Canada

Register: -> click the Register button

Cost: $60 for all events for members, $70 for non-members

Note: ALL RIDERS MUST HAVE VALID 2005 RACE LICENSES. BC riders, please contact Cycling BC for proof of your 2005 license if you have not yet received it in the mail.

Alex Stieda Slide Show Series

Alex Stieda is bringing a slide show to Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton. He'll be showing slides from the old days as well as recent years with his tours. He'll also show The Tour Baby ( before and after the slides.

Attached are the pdf posters for Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary.

Monday, January 10th, 7PM
Bar None
1222 Hamilton St.
Phone: (604) 689-7000

Tuesday, Jan 11, 7:00PM
Le Table de Renoir Restaurant
10046 101A Ave. (Rice Howard Way)
(780) 429-3386

Thursday, Jan 13, 7:00PM
The Bike Shop
801 - 11 Ave SW, Calgary
Phone: (403) 264-0735

For more info, you can reach Alex at:

The Stieda Cycling Experience
"Ride the Road"

Calgary New Year's Day Ride

It was interesting to read about the New Years Day ride in Fort St John, having lived there from 1966 to 1975. It does get cold.

The Calgary CrankMasters have an annual New Years Day Ride in North Glenmore Park at High Noon. The meeting place is in the outer parking lot of the Calgary Rowing Club.

The temperature is forecast to be around -20 Deg C so if Ft.St.John gets a plus 5 or even a minus 5 it will be positively balmy.

We will ride 1, 2 or more 5 km laps of the park, depending on how lucky we get with the weather. In Calgary we always say "wait 5 minutes and the weather will change". If unlucky the distance will be shorter (basically dependent on how fast things freeze up).

Wear your snuggies and come for a bracing New Years Day ride.

Jim Oldham

Note: If you have a New Year's Day ride taking place, let us know -

Happy Birthday To...

Belated greetings to Lesley Tomlinson (December 26th, Boxing Day).


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