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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wild Betty's Fun-duro Women's Event

My friends at the Wild Betty's asked me to pass this on: 

We are writing to ask you to SAVE THE DATE for July 8 2014. (raindate July 15th)

It's a Tuesday evening and we're having aWild Bettys FunDuro in the Don!!

This is a WOMEN'S ONLY fun race on our beloved Crother's Woods Trails. The start-finish is in the Loblaw Parking Lot at 11 Redway Rd in Leaside, if you are not familiar with the area.

We will have online pre-registration on our website and day-of registration from 4:00-5:30 pm with preriding tours till 6pm and then we will start the race at 7pm. We plan to have two starts and wrap up at 9 with an ice cream social and barbeque immediately following in the parking lot.

We are in NEED OF VOLUNTEERS to help with this event and are reaching out to askYOU!!

We need assistance with course setup, expo set up, marshaling of the race, timing, feed zone, and tear down just to name a few jobs. We are also looking to our corporate friends for any assistance they might be able to provide to help with our prizing packages and would love to have them in the parking lot expo area where in addition to the social after the race there will be joyride150 obstacles.

Please come and help us! Please spread the word to all the women in your life. The race is open to all abilities and all ages (18+) .The more the merrier!

Please feel free to contact us at anytime atwildbettys@rogers.com

Thank you so very much. We look forward to hearing from you soon

Ride On!

The Wild Bettys

Monday, April 14, 2014

Knees hurt while running ?

Great article by my friend Greg Lehman 


Change your shoes frequently to help avoid running pain . 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Via Collingwood Cycling Club = Updates to Highway traffic Act for cyclists

Show your support of this bill . 
ALso if you find yourself in Collingwood this spring/summer check out CCC 

Bill 173 Ontario Legislature,
first reading of a major amendment to the
Highway Traffic Act
   33.  Section 148 of the Act is amended by adding the following subsections:
   (6.1)  Every person in charge of a motor vehicle on a highway who is overtaking a person travelling on a bicycle shall, AS NEARLY AS MAY BE PRACTICABLE, leave a distance of not less than one metre between the bicycle and the motor vehicle and shall maintain that distance until safely past the bicycle.
   (6.2)  The one metre distance required by subsection (6.1) refers to the distance between the extreme right side of the motor vehicle and the extreme left side of the bicycle, including all projections and attachments.
Above is a very important amendment to the HTA that will positively effect all cyclists in Ontario. This section is making the '1 meter rule' the law in Ontario. The 1 meter rule for those who don't know is the idea that no motor vehicle should pass a cyclist with less than 1 meter of space between them. It is legal recognition that cyclists are 'vulnerable' road users and as such drivers must make the extra effort to pass safely. It makes 'threading the needle' or 'buzzing' illegal. This really is a great Bill for cycling but there is one small catch. The addition of the phrase "as nearly as may be practicable" in our opinion makes the 1 meter rule conditional. We can't tell you conclusively what effect that phrase has on the 1 meter rule but in our opinion it has the potential to seriously dilute the positive effect of the rule. We think the rule should be unconditional. If a driver can't find 1 meter of space between itself and a cyclist it is a very strong indication that its not safe to pass. We are of the opinion that the sanctity of life and the principles of safety should always take precedence over expedience particularly in the context of vulnerable users. We are concerned that with that condition we are leaving the judgement of when its safe to pass up to the drivers to decide and we all know that there are a certain percentage of drivers who have no respect for the safety of cyclists. Although things are getting better, we do not yet live in a cycling friendly society. We think an unconditional 1 meter rule sends out a clear message: safety first for vulnerable users. 
If you agree please email the Minister of Transportation, the Honourable Glen Murray, at (minister.mto@ontario.ca) and give him your opinion. We have a unique opportunity to effect some positive change for cycling at this moment.  Let’s take this opportunity to be heard. Time is of the essence.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

More Exciting news for 13-16 year old Riders ! 2014 Ontario Summer Games

OCA Announces Participation at the 2014 Ontario Summer Games – Road and Mountain Bike

Windsor August 7-10, 2014


(April 2, 2014) The Ontario Cycling Association (OCA) is proud to announce that the 2014 Ontario Summer Games will take place August 7-10, 2014 in Windsor, Ontario.


With a delay on the games announcement the OCA is excited to continue offering this multi-sport experience to athletes in the Learn to Train and Train to Train stages of LTAD (13-16 year old in 2014).


“Mountain Bike has a proven track record of success at the Games. Many of Ontario’s best young cyclists have used OSG as a springboard to National success” – Brendan Arnold, Ontario Cycling Association.


Mountain Bike will take place Thursday and Friday August 7-8 and Road will take place Saturday and Sunday August 9-10. The Mountain Bike competition is once again a team event.


“We are ecstatic to announce the inclusion of Road events into the Ontario Summer Games for the first time since 2002. We will introduce a new event, not yet seen at any Youth Cup in history, which will be published in the upcoming weeks” – Greg Rawson, Ontario Cycling Association.


The Road events will be Individual events with Medals awarded for the Road Race and GC.


The Idea behind having both sports is giving athletes an opportunity to race both forms of cycling. Both events will be set up so all cyclists can race and have fun!


The OCA will be posting more information on the games at the end of April.


So mark the dates on your calendar! The games in 2014 will be one to remember.

4 Private Bike Skills Session - New Package !

Get back into riding this spring . You have put in the hard work on the trainer now let's make sure you are efficient and smooth !

Early season sessions at Joyride 150 or local parks/skateparks are a great way to refine and drill the basics.

Remember, becoming an expert is not about being crazy but mastering the basics. Let's get started !

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