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August 18/05 12:22 pm - Bike Employment, BC Crit Championship, Bike South Grenville, Bike PEI

Posted by Editor on 08/18/05

Professional Bike Technician Wanted

InForm Cycle is currently seeking a Professional Bike Technician with a well grounded knowledge of the bicycle Industry to join the InForm Cycle Team.

InForm Cycle is a bike shop that emphasizes all the aspects of cycling in order to meet our clients' requirements and expectations. As a member of the InForm team you will be expected to understand proper bike fit, riding technique and a wide range of quality bicycles and accessories.

The position of Bike Technician is a full time year round position that will require an individual that is committed to excellence and wanting to make the bicycle industry their profession. It is an asset if the individual has a Bicycle Technician Certificate from a recognized Industry school, but for the right individual InForm will train for certification.

Remuneration will be based on an above industry hourly wage and incentive program We are located just outside the Banff Park gates in the beautiful Rockies.

Please drop your resume off at:
InForm Cycle 100A-729 10th Street Canmore Alberta T1W 2A3.

Lonsdale Classic BC Criterium Championships
Courtesy Barb Zimich

August 14, 2005

Marni Hambleton loves the north shore! North Vancouver City councilor Bob Heywood started off a star studded women's field that included local favorites Alison Sydor and veteran Leslie Tomlinson both riding for Rocky Mountain and newbie Lee Darling of Team Coastal. A furious pace split the field with Alison and Marni at the head of the pack, Leslie holding back Alena Radomsky whose team mate Lee suffered from a flat tire. It came down to a sprint and Marni of Symmetrics had the legs to take the win and the title of BC Champion.

In the men's race it was "Happy Birthday!" to winner Andrew Pinfold of Symmetrics. The short stretch of hill on the lower Lonsdale course as well as the heat contributed to many riders calling it a day early in the race, leaving the main contenders to fight it out and attempt to suppress the strong Symmetric team presence. Kirk Obee, a resident on the North Shore riding for Navigators, was a member of the winning break, but he was outsprinted to the line by Andrew. Strong rides by local Team Coastal member Larry Zimich and team mate Derek McMaster also helped prevent a Symmetric sweep of the standings - Derek came in 4th, while Min van Velzen arrived in 5th place.

Senior Women
1 Marni Hambleton Langley (Symmetrics)
2 Alison Sydor North Vancouver (Rocky Mountain)
3 Leslie Tomlinson North Vancouver (Rocky Mountain)
4 Alena Radomsky Victoria (Team Coastal)
5 Moriah MacGregor Vancouver (Dizzy Chicks)
Christina Briante Langley (Symmetrics)

Youth women
1 Jordan Rees Courtenay (Comox Valley Cycle Club)
2 Camille Nonis Garibaldi Highlands

Junior Women
1 Kyla Giesbrecht Prince George (Lactic Acid Racing)
2 Rachel Canning West Vancouver (dEVo/Powerbar/Ryders)

Master Women
1 Linda Chow Vancouver (Team Coastal)
2 Peggy Riley Burnaby (Velo Vets)

Master Men
1 Jonny Rockall North Vancouver (Rocky Mountain) Bicycles
2 Sims Paul North Vancouver (Dizzy Cycles)
3 Otto Kamstra Whistler

Senior Men
1 Andrew Pinfold Langley (Symmetrics)
2 Kirk O'Bee North Vancouver (Navigators Insurance)
3 Christian Meier Langley (Symmetrics)
4 Derek McMaster Victoria (Team Coastal)
5 Min Velzen Langley (Symmetrics)
6 Jeff Sherstobitoff Langley (Symmetrics)

U13 boys
1 Sam Morris West Vancouver

Under 15 boys
1 Kevin Thorpe North Vancouver (Devo)
2 Scott Mulder North Vancouver (Steed Cycles)
3 Curtis Jung North Vancouver (Devo)

Under 17 boys
1 Maurie Kowalski Coquitlam (Lactic Acid Racing)
2 Kurtis Vallee Victoria (Victoria Wheelers)
3 Matthew Potma Coquitlam (Lactic Acid Racing)

Junior Men
1 Jefferey Castenmiller Port Moody (Lactic Acid Racing)
2 Jackson Buehler Nelson (dEVo/Powerbar/NRG)
3 Fraser Hayes Sidney (Adventure Bound)

Bike South Grenville - Eastern Ontario

Bike South Grenville is promoting the I Rode the Fair event on Sept 10, 2005. We encourage you to ride from your meeting point, enjoy the fair, then either ride home or make a weekend of it.

There are t-shirts for the first 100 registrants and goody bags, including fair discounts for our riders. A lock-up and changerooms will be provided at the local firehall.

Links to bike event at the fair

For the fair itself

Our Bike South Grenville website is still under construction but will be live soon:

You are also invited to participate in our "critical mass" on Sat Oct 1, 2005. Details will follow. The final destination will be Prescott Waterfront Trail at 12 noon. A group will ride in from Cardinal and a group from Brockville. Junction times along the two routes will follow on the bike South Grenville Website.

If you have any questions please feel free to email back to John
McCrea or Norie Spence (, or phone Sue O'Hanlon (613) 925-1565

In addition the Bike South Grenville Website will post cycle friendly maps of our area, with road status indicated, cycle friendly businesses, and areas of interest. We would also appreciate any advice or ideas you might have as we are a fledgling group with big plans for improving the roads and trails in our area.

Biking for Breakfast - P.E.I.'s Tour de France

The largest one day cycling event in the Maritimes was a great success, according to Event Organizer, Ken Trenholm. Last Saturday's (August 13, 2005) Biking for Breakfast was the like winning the Tour de France for most riders, says Trenholm.

"The event really marked a milestone for everyone." says Treholm, "it was the yellow jersey and the purple heart all rolled up together. Watching the riders battling the wind and rain seemed like an uphill battle. On most days it may be. On this day, with a children's fundraiser on the line, no challenge was too large for this group of riders."

From a cyclist who turned pro when he was 18 years of age, to a cyclist who only cycled 5 km on a road bike before this event; from a cyclist who has yet to have his 20th birthday, to many cyclists in their 50's; Biking for Breakfast 2005 truly was an event for all ages and all abilities.

According to Trenholm, the event brought 25 cyclists together to raise money for the PEI Breakfast School Programs. Faced with hard 30 km/h head or side wind that stayed with the riders from North Cape to Charlottetown, as well as morning rain, the challenge was more than a physical challenge, it was a mental one.

14 riders attempted the cross P.E.I. trek; 11 riders various partial courses. The riders are the real driving force behind this event. They raised $3,300 in pledges. When asked about how far the $3,300 in donations will go, Trenholm explained the money means that 3882 more breakfasts can be served to children this year through the universal school breakfast programs. The event has surpassed Trenholm's goal of $2,500 in donations, with still more pledges and donations from Stationary Bike Across PEI dollars to come in.

The following 9 riders completed the full course: James Van Toever (Charlottetown), Norman Arsenault (Belleville, ON), James Quinn (Vernon River), Mark Bowlan (Stratford), Rex Button (Summerside), Erik Charron (St. John's, NF), Dan Steele (Cornwall), Harvey Chandler (Charlottetown), and Ken Trenholm (Summerside). The first riders to reach East Point, James Van Toever and Norman Arsenault, completed the 260 km course in a time of 8 hours and 30 minutes.

The following 16 riders completed partial courses of the event: Ben Kennedy (Kensington), Mike Ross (Ellerslie), Rob Cook (Traveller's Rest), Bob Lyons (Souris), Marguerite Arsenault (Souris), Lorraine McIntosh (Souris), Carol McNalley (Souris), Sandra Kelly (Souris), Mark Holland (Charlottetown), Gordon MacMillian (Charlottetown), Joan Lambie (Souris), Dave Wagener (Charlottetown), Eddie MacKenzie (Charlottetown), John Desrosiers (Charlottetown), Rick Meyer (Charlottetown), and Sara Deveau (Rollo Bay).

Trenholm is already planning next year's event and he is aiming high. With increased exposure and promotion, and the understanding that people can register in teams and can complete as much of the course as they desire, Trenholm smiles when he says "next year we'll have 75 riders." Visit for more information.


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