Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Clothing Orders Reminder

Reminder to CABC members. Kit orders and full payments are due Feb.18 th. Orders recieved without payment will not be processed. Please keep in mind that you must be a current CABC member to qualify for the membership discount. Thank you.

Ken Kahanyshyn

Saturday, 7 February 2015

CABC Clothing!




CABC Members,

Above you will find images that show the most recent sketches from Louis Garneau of our cycling clothing for 2015/2016.  The jersey illustrations are not exactly as they will appear in final production as we have asked Louis Garneau to make the following changes:
  • Enlarge the Full Throttle Upholstery logo on the Jersey and move it from the shoulders to both side panels. 
  • Change the Arm warmers to all black with white CABC lettering and logo image.
  • Make the CABC lettering and logo images all white on jersey.

Otherwise the same general design will apply to all pieces.  i.e. jackets, vests, long sleeve mountain jersey, etc.


One other important option that the sketches do not show is that there will also be a Women's specific jersey available for order.  The key difference between it and the standard jersey will be:
  • A Women's specific cut/fit 
  • Dark blue sections and trims will be replaced with a lighter blue
Clothing Options:

Items Available Retail Price Club Price
Slick Jersey                      $179.00 $95.00
Tour Jersey                      $95.00 $60.00
Long Sleeve
Mtn. Jersey                      $120.00 $60.00
Bib Short                          $200.00 $120.00
Thermal Jacket                 $230.00 $140.00
Skin Suit                           $300.00 $145.00
Vest                                  $170.00 $75.00
Accessories
Arm Warmers                   $40.00 $27.00
Gloves                        -----                                $30.00
Booties                        -----                               $30.00

Remember, only CABC members have the option of purchasing CABC clothing.  As a benefit of membership in 2015 the club will be subsidizing the cost of the first Jersey that you purchase by $20.00.  It is your choice whether you apply the $20.00 discount to a Slick, Tour or Long sleeve Mtn jersey. 

Sizing Information:

Ordering Information:
  • Full payment is required before February 18th, 2015.  This ensures that the specific items are available in the sizes that you want.  
  • Cash or cheque are payable to: Central Alberta Bicycle Club.
  • Minimum quantities must be met in order to place orders on certain items.  For example for some of the more specialty items such as the Skin Suit a minimum of 4 are needed to be ordered or we will not be able to bring them in at this pricing now or in the future.  
  • The Fit kit is still at Savy Cycle but goes back Feb. 10 2015.
  • Deadline to order is Feb. 18 2015.
Orders can be placed by emailing Ken at klk9@hotmail.ca or through Savy Cycle.

Ken Kahanyshyn
Clothing Director

Thursday, 5 February 2015

CABC Membership Explained


The 2015 Cycling season is upon us and it is time to either renew your CABC Membership or join for the first time.  I’ll bet many of you are thinking, “Are these people serious?  It is still snowing out!  Can’t I just wait until the spring when the weather improves?  That is what I have always done in the past.”.  Well, our answer to you is yes you can wait, but let us tell you why you might not want to:

1.       Club Clothing – If you have been following the recent Blog posts then you know that we will have brand new Club Clothing for 2015.  One of the benefits of membership with the CABC is having the option to purchase Club Clothing.  If you do not have a membership you cannot purchase it.  The deadline to place an order so that you have it in time for the “Traditional Alberta Riding Season” (Hopefully April depending on production times, no promises on the weather) will be February 18, 2015.  It is anticipated that a re-order may be placed sometime in the summer.  However, if you want to be sporting our stylish new CABC apparel this spring you need to get a CABC Membership first so that we can take place your order.  You can expect a post with sketches of the clothing and details about ordering within the next couple of days.
2.       Group Rides – The CABC is an Alberta Bicycle Association affiliated club.  It is a requirement of the ABA that each affiliated club notify the ABA in advance, of official club events such as Group rides or Club races.  Further to this it is required by the ABA that anybody who participates in a club event: 
a)      Is a member of the club hosting the event.
b)      Has ABA sports insurance coverage. 
The ABA’s calendar year runs from January 1st to December 31st.  Therefore, the season has already begun and if you wish to ride with the CABC on one of the current Group rides you need to renew your CABC Membership and ABA insurance in advance.  That being said, if you are new to the club and want to come and check out our rides for the first time, you do not need to be a member or have insurance coverage.  You are welcome to go for a couple of trial group rides with us to help you to decide if you would like to become a member.  If after a couple of rides you are interested in continuing it is time to get that membership.  On a related topic, for those who are already Primary members of another ABA affiliated club the ABA states, "If you are joining another club's activities (rides, clinics or mid-week racing) you still must register as a member of the hosting club, however you will only have to pay ABA fees once.".  Those who are Primary members of another club and then join the CABC are consider Secondary members.  In order to keep everything fair between Primary and Secondary CABC members the same CABC membership fee will apply.

Hopefully you are now thinking about getting your CABC membership sooner rather than later.  So, let us make this process as simple as possible.  Here is what you need to do to become a member:

1.       Purchase a CABC Membership ($50.00).  To do this you will:
a.       Click on the “Links and Membership” tab above.
b.      Click on the “Club Membership Using Zone 4” link.
c.       Click on the “Continue” button
d.      Click on the “Add First Person” button
e.      Make your selections from the membership types that apply to you and complete your payment
f.        Note:  For a General Member it will be $50.00 and for Under 17 it is free.  For all ages you have the option of adding the Tuesday Night Road Race. 
g.       Now you are a CABC member!  But wait!!  You are not finished!
2.       Purchase your General ABA Membership ($40.00) or a Racing licence ($30 - $135 depending on age and type of licence) from the Alberta Bicycle Association.  Both will provide you with the insurance that is mandatory for participating in ABA Club Affiliated events.   Now ask yourself, "Do I plan on Racing in Provincial ABA cup races or in UCI sanctioned events?".  If yes, get one of the race licenses.  For a more detailed explanation of the different race license options check this link out: http://www.albertabicycle.ab.ca/membership-types If the answer is "No, I only intend to ride with the club on group rides and/or participate in local club racing events (Tuesday Night Road Races)", purchase the General ABA Membership (non-racing).  Either way here are the steps you will need to follow:

a.       Click on the following link or select it from the “Club Membership Using Zone 4” page:  https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=8068
b.      Login to access your profile.
c.       Select your name.
d.      Complete the ABA Membership form and complete your payment.


Congratulations you are now officially a CABC member with ABA insurance!  Now let’s get riding!

Sincerely,

The CABC Executive

Monday, 2 February 2015

Sponsors Announcment

Great news CABC members!  We have finalized our Primary Sponsorship commitments for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

In late November 2014 the Executive drafted a Sponsorship Package letter and began distributing it to local businesses.  We offered Platinum, Gold, and Silver levels for Primary Sponsor commitments.  The  financial commitments that we were seeking were "per year" for a minimum of two years as outlined below:

  • Platinum/Title Sponsor ($2000/Yr)
  • Gold Sponsors ($1000/Yr)
  • Silver Sponsors ($500/Yr)
I am proud to announce that the CABC is currently sponsored by the following local businesses:

Platinum/Title Sponsor:  Investors Group -Trevor Krall
Gold Sponsor:  Full Throttle Upholstery - Rob Smith
Silver Sponsor:  Pursuit Physiotherapy - Leanne Schlatchter and Nicki Julien
Silver Sponsor:  IRIS - Julie Boivin
Silver Sponsor:  Savy Cycle - Rod Rysavy

Logos for each of the Primary Sponsors will be appearing on this website soon.  Their logos will also be appearing on the new club clothing, which I expect will be posted for you to have a preview of in the next week.  Our Executive will be doing our best to make our sponsors visible at our events and through our own advertising.  Personally, I cannot thank these businesses enough for the support that they are providing, as our ability to grow and implement our plans for the next two seasons would be limited without it.  If you have the opportunity, I implore you to support these businesses and let others know about their generosity. 

Make sure to keep tabs on this page and our Facebook Group.  Let's keep the momentum going!

Sincerely,

Jeff Wright
CABC President

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Club kit. Fit kit

We are very close to finalizing our new club kit design and orders will be going in,  in two weeks.  Part of the process involves club members trying on sample kits to get the right sizing that works for each member.
We currently have a "fit kit" from Louis Garneau at "Savy Cycle".  Please give Rod a call to arrange a time that works to try it on. Rod is closed Sundays.  403 350 4972
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Friday, 23 January 2015

A Message From Your New Club President…

On October 18, 2014 the CABC held its Annual General Meeting at Riverbend Golf Course.  It was an enjoyable evening of socializing and recounting cycling stories, both true and embellished, with friends from the 2014 season.  As per previous AGMs there were also some business items to attend to, including the nomination of, and election of the club’s Executive for the upcoming season.  For those who were unable to attend I would like to introduce to you our Executive for the 2015 season:

President – Jeff Wright
Mountain Director – Rod Rysavy
Road Director – Grayham Symko
Cyclocross Director – Vacant – Jeff Wright acting Cyclocross Director at this time. 
Secretary – Evan Harbinson
Treasurer – Michael Meeres
Membership Director – Allan Sutherland
Clothing Director – Ken Kahanyshyn

Larry Corsiatto and Ted Dahms volunteered to take on supporting roles for the Mountain and Road Directors as Downhill Mountain Bike and Tuesday Road Race Organizers, respectively.  

Alongside the election of a new Executive there was a lot of discussion about the future of the CABC.  The general consensus was that members want to expand upon what the club currently has to offer, grow the membership and develop cycling opportunities within the City of Red Deer.  The Executive has identified the following objectives as priorities for 2015: 

  1. Overhaul our club image
  2. Increase benefits for club members
  3. Build a stronger community of mountain bike riders within the club
  4. Develop our relationship with the City of Red Deer and expand the sanctioned Mountain bike Trail System within the city
  5. Attract new members; especially junior and female riders


At this time I can tell you that we are off to a great start.  The Executive has been hard at work since the AGM in October, having held four meetings already and having invested many hours to begin laying the groundwork to position the Club to meet its objectives for 2015.  And so, I would like to share with you some of our progress to date:

  1. Club Sponsorship - The Executive has successfully developed a sponsorship package, presented it to local businesses and developed partnerships for the next two seasons.   I will announce the final details within the next week once all of the commitments have been finalized, but at this time I can tell you that the club has already secured both financial support and membership benefits far beyond what we have enjoyed in previous years.  Stay tuned for details.
  2. Club Name and Image – Through much deliberation it was decided to keep the name of Central Alberta Bicycle Club.  Serious consideration was given to making a name change but in the end it was decided that CABC would stand.  Our image on the other hand is something that we intend to work to improve in order to attract more mountain bike riders, youth, recreational cyclists, and female cyclists.
  3. Facebook and Website – Yes, we now have a Central Alberta Bicycle Club group Facebook page!  It is already proving to be a great way for people to connect with each other and share their passion for riding bikes.  Contact us if you are interested in being invited to the group.  Our website has also seen some improvements and will continue to be developed over the next year. 
  4. Membership and Registration – Thanks to Al Sutherland, our Membership Director, registering with the CABC has never been easier.  Just follow the link posted on either the CABC website or Facebook page and complete the online registration process.  For 2015, Adult General Memberships will cost $50.00, while Under 17 Memberships will be free.  For those who are interested, don’t forget to add on the Tuesday Night Race option or make a donation to support the club’s work to maintain and develop Red Deer’s Mountain Bike Trails.
  5. Logo – We have been working with a graphic designer and are in the final stages of selecting a new club logo.  You can expect it to appear on our website soon. 
  6. Clothing – We are also in the final stages of designing fully custom club cycling clothing.  Under the direction of Ken, our Clothing Director, and with the support of Rod from Savy Cycle we will have new clothing from Louis Garneau to share with you in the near future. You can expect a range of attractive, well-designed, high quality pieces of cycling clothing exclusively available to our CABC members at a great price.  Road, Mountain and women’s specific clothing options will be available to suit your preferences. We are on schedule for it to be ready for this spring, but will be sharing details well in advance.


If you are a past member of the CABC I hope this news is as exciting to you as it is to us.  If you are checking our club out for the first time and are wondering whether we might be right for you, please contact us or come and ride with us on one of our group rides. 

Sincerely,

Jeff Wright
CABC President

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

2015 Membership

2015 Club Membership can now be purchased at Zone 4
Please click on the link or go to the "Links and Membership " Page.

Club membership and ABA general membership is mandatory to participate in a club group ride. This is primarily for insurance reasons.
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Sunday, 28 December 2014

New Years Eve ride

New Years Eve ride departing the Rec Centre at 6pm for those interested.
Bring fat bikes or mountain bikes and lights.
See ya there.


Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Newer Look to Blog

In the process of working on a newer look to the blog.
Check out the pages/tabs at the top.
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Monday, 24 November 2014

Wednesday night rides

Mountain bike/fat bike rides.
Depart recreation centre(downtown swimming pool ).
6pm Wednesday's
Refuel at Original Joes.  
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Friday, 7 November 2014

Facebook

Please check out the Central Alberta Bicycle Club on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/299532380251719/

We are now using this as a means of connecting people who want to head out for a non-scheduled ride, if there is a trail maintenance meeting or work bee. It's generally a great way to put club members in touch with each other.
Check it out.
This is in addition to the blog. keep watching the blog for news and updates.
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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Bragg Creek Saturday 25th


Hi everyone,
Weather permitting, we will ride in West Bragg trails on Sat the 25th. Plan to depart the Sheraton at 8am. Expect to be out there roughly four hours. Hope to see you there.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Oct 18th.

Lots Going on,  on October 18th.

Mountain biking skills session.......Build your confidence on the mountain bike with some hands on coaching.

Fat Bike demo day.......... thinking about a fat bike........Come and see what Savy Cycle has to offer.

Stay tuned for times.      Location River Bend Golf Club.

Don't forget the Annual Dinner/AGM also on the 18th. Also at River Bend Golf Club.

2014 Tuesday Night Road Race Results.

Spring Results.
Summer Results.
Overall Results