We have one fantastic season of cycling planned again thanks to our amazing trip leaders!
And for those looking for overnight and international rides:
All events and dates subject to change. Please be sure to check the Events Calendar for the most up to date information!
On Saturday afternoon on September 23rd, sixty-one road cyclists from Edmonton Bicycle and Touring Club departed on Georgian Way in Sherwood Park to make their way on RR 231 and TWP 510 to Collingwood Cove on Cooking Lake for an Italian Picnic. This event is patterned after the end of the Italian cycling season and suitably named “The Tour of the Falling Leaves”. This was the 8th successful ride celebrating this event. The picnic was a feast of cheese, grapes, and wonderful Italian goodies courtesy of Charles World (EBTC Safety and Education Co-ordinator) and his wife Julie as well as Lorraine Keast wife of Tour Director Scott Keast. After this picnic stop the Tour continued to baseline TWP 530 and back through the acreages. Scott had placed Italian flag markers at almost every turn. We were capably guided and supported by Terry Fannon, EBTC Vice President and Touring Co-ordinator. Ultimately we all returned to the starting point and from there many of us enjoyed an Italian dinner at Pasta Pantry. I was told by my cycling friend Cleve that this would be a great tour and it certainly was! Mother Nature was very kind that day.
Edmonton’s Food Bank sent a letter of thanks for the 60 kg of food plus $40 donation they received from EBTC as a result of the generosity of members attending the Elk Island ride.
Thanks again to all who participated!
We collected two overflowing containers with food bank contributions ending up with a total of 60 kg of food and $40 cash for which we’re receiving a letter of thanks! So thank you everyone for your generous donations! Special thanks to Aurie for delivering these to the Edmonton Food Bank in addition to helping us wrangle the grills and barbecueing the delicious smokies.
“With a thirst for adventure and an irrepressible curiosity, we set out on a world tour that would take us to the brink of death, the pinnacle of health and vigour and everywhere in between.”
In a story of courage in the face of fear, love in times of adversity and the struggle to endure Peter and Shayla Nygaard spent 10 years riding around the world. Beginning in Europe they rode through Africa, the middle east including Jordan and Iran, into Asia, Australia and South America until returning home to Edmonton. They now reside near Slave Lake where they have written a book, “Decade of Discovery: A couple’s adventure that spanned the globe”.
They will be speaking at McClure United Church, 13708 74 St NW, Edmonton on Tuesday, September 28th at 7 pm. Come and hear the stories of their amazing adventures.
Alberta has one of the highest rates of MS in the world, 340 out of 100,000 Albertans are diagnosed with MS. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is characterised by a wide spectrum of symptoms including extreme fatigue, weakness, impaired sensations, vision and speech problems to name a few. With this high frequency statistic it is no surprise that the Johnson MS Leduc to Camrose ride is the largest ride in Canada having set records for single participants and teams and raised the most funds for MS in all of Canada. Most riders have a family member, friend or acquaintance with MS.
For 27 years our club, EBTC has supported the efforts of the MS Society of AB and NWT by providing marshals for the ride. This year the 28th Johnson MS Leduc to Camrose ride will occur on June 10th – 11th 2017 and EBTC will be there supporting all the riders in their effort to raise funds used to support loved ones who suffer from MS and fund researchers and programs dedicated to finding a cure for this terrible disease.
For 2017 EBTC has an MS Ride support committee consisting of Anne-Marie Adachi, Charles World and Terry Fannon, each having many years of experience with the MS ride. Our goal is to provide the MS Society with 50 volunteer marshals, (25 teams of 2) passionate about the cause and helping riders achieve their goal of safely completing the ride for their loved ones and their fundraising sponsors.
To join our EBTC Marshal team, please sign up on our EBTC website Volunteer Registration page link AND the MS Registration page by following This Link to fill out a volunteer application. This is very important.
Note: All marshals will be required to attend one of two mandatory meetings prior to the event where the responsibilities and logistics will be discussed. The date time and location of the meetings will be communicated at a later date. Early registration will guarantee overnight accommodation in the Augustana University College dormitory at Camrose.
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It’s that time of year again and we can’t wait to see all of your smiling faces!
March 12, 2017 at Victoria Park Golf Course Club House from 4-7 PM.
We are desperately seeking volunteers to fill two executive positions: Publicity Cooridnator and Volunteer Coordinator. Directors at Large are also welcome!
There will be a bike ride, ski or walk prior to the meeting, weather dependent…details to follow!
Have you renewed your membership for 2017? Sign up here!
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Volunteers are required to make this year’s Tour de l’Alberta the best one ever! Check out the volunteer sign up area for bag stuffers and registration officials.