Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Battle River Cycling Club!

Hey everybody, the new club now exists and is official. The Alberta Bicycling Association now has us in the registration system.

The BRCC offers the following benefits:

  • No age limit, membership ages from 0 to 100!
  • Grassroots development of the sport and activity of bicycling in Eastern Alberta
  • Participation in all Club Rides, Races, and Events (Helmets mandatory)
  • Skills training for road, track, mountain bike, and eventually BMX!
  • Winter Group Training
  • Volunteer opportunities, including developing potential charity events
  • Athlete support & access to club equipment
  • Ability to purchase quality club clothing at great prices
  • Access to Sanctioned Races & Events, Commissaire and Coaching courses, and affiliation with the Alberta Bicycling Association (ABA) & Canadian Cycling Association (CCA)
  • ABA Liability and Accident Insurance during all sanctioned and scheduled BRCC, ABA, & CCA events
  • “Club Members Only” 20% discount at Richter Bicycle Services (repairs, maintenance, and coaching)

BRCC Core Values & Program Goals:

  • Promote family oriented bicycling activities
  • Inclusive of all and any bicyclists – no bike snobbery in this club!
  • Grassroots development of the sport and activity of bicycling in Eastern Alberta
  • Develop children’s and junior programs
  • Support athletes of all ages
  • Winter Training including on and off bike training
  • Spring Camp in 2012
  • Promote commuting and its environmental & health friendly benefits

BRCC Ride Schedule:

  • Mondays – An early morning training ride, times get earlier with the rising sun!
  • Tuesdays – Every second Tuesday is the BRCC’s “Toonie Tuesday” race series to teach and develop racing skills in a friendly atmosphere
  • Thursdays – Ladies night group ride, Daddies & Kids ride
  • Saturdays – Group Ride (broken into fast and slow or short and long groups)
  • Sundays – Group rides as per Saturdays
  • Monthly – Random events that appeal to the club membership, suggestions are welcome

How to Become a Member:

  • Fill out and return the BRCC Membership application & waiver with membership fee ($40 for 12 and under, $50 for 13-17, and $60 for 18 and over)
  • Go online to the ABA website and following the membership instructions, join the ABA through Zone4 online membership registration – pick your club affiliation as the “Battle River Cycling Club.” Register as an ABA General Member for $40, or obtain a race license for $75 to $135. You can register more than one individual at a time through the ABA website/Zone4. The BRCC President needs to sign all ABA memberships to indicate that ABA insurance will be paid through the club.
  • Enjoy riding and socializing with the club, purchase BRCC gear, and volunteer to build cycling in Eastern Alberta!
Thanks for reading and if you are in the Wainwright area, please consider joining!

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