The Organ Grinder returns for it’s 4th great year. If you’re new to the race, the Organ Grinder is a 5hr Enduro taking place at the spectacular Canmore Nordic Centre on Sunday, June 9th. Registration and Event Tech Guide info is available in the right column on our homepage.
Along with great riding we will of course be hosting our all you can eat Spolumbo’s b.b.q. as well as offering some great prizes for the top 3 in each category from Bow Cycle, and super cool t-shirts for all entrants.
Facebook is by far the easiest way to stay up to date on the race happenings for the 2013 Organ Grinder 5hr Enduro. If there’s something that you just need to know that isn’t covered in the Tech Guide then please enquire through our Facebook page.
Facebook is by far the easiest way to stay up to date on the race happenings for the 2012 Organ Grinder 5hr Enduro. All the info you should need is in our Event Technical Guide that you can download from the right column on our home page. However, if there’s something that you just need to know that isn’t covered in the Tech Guide then please enquire through our Facebook page.
Check us out at http://www.facebook.com/events/353180321408652/
Back again for it’s 3rd great year is the Organ Grinder 5hr Enduro at the spectacular Canmore Nordic Centre on Sunday, June 10th. Registration and Event Tech Guide info is available in the right column on our homepage.
This will be stop #2 in the Western Canada Enduro Series and points will be on offer for the Open Male and Female categories.
We will be making a few changes to the course this year but it will stay largely the same. We’re hoping to eliminate the hated Georgetown climb and replace it with something that will be a bit more challenging. Don’t worry though, any changes we make will be done to increase the amount of singletrack!
Along with the great riding we will of course be hosting our all you can eat Spolumbo’s b.b.q. as well as offering some great prizes from our sponsor Bow Cycle as well as a raffle for an entry into the Furious3.
And of course, since this is an Olympic year we will be offering free entry to any and all past or present Canadian Olympians. Check out the Tech Guide for instructions on how to get in for free.
Many of you have asked for a forum to be added to this website so that the team communication can be a bit more open and visible. Let me start by saying that open access forums are a giant pain and we will not be having one on this site. By far the easiest thing to use is facebook as it is a secure location that does not require an administrator to respond to an endless stream of comments generated by computers trying to sell me things I don’t need. (my name is Ed, but I don’t have it!!)
So to that end, if you wish to communicate with your teammates then please click the facebook button to the right and it will take you directly to our Cyclemeisters page. If for some reason you are morally and ethically opposed to signing up on facebook then I would suggest that you offer up your services as an administrator for an open forum and we’ll see how quickly you adopt the religion of facebook.
2012 is looking like another great year for the Cyclemeisters and if you want to be part of it you need to get your Membership forms into Amy as soon as possible. The link to our form and the ABA license form can be found to the right of the webpage. Please note that we will reimburse you for your ABA online membership.
3 years is a long time and although the pink and orange plaid was starting to look normal it’s time for a change. So for 2012 we have a new kit. The guys and gals at Curious have come up with another winner for us and here she is. We’re still keeping the plaid of course and we’re adding a bit of Curious Blue to throw things off a touch. We’re hoping it’s still as noticeable in the pack and we’re sure it’s going to be a big hit
Along with the design change we’re also switching suppliers from Sugoi to Champion Systems. There were a bunch of reasons for this but the primary one is that Champion offers you a lot more flexibility in what you want to order. We’ve heard from other clubs that the quality is great and we’re looking forward to seeing what Champion can do for us.
We’re also ordering up some fancy helmets from Specialized that just so happen to match the kit perfectly. We’ll be ordering the S-Works Prevail Team issue in the 2012 Lampre colors so check the link to see what you think.
Order forms for the kit and the helmets can be found in the sidebar to the right and please remember that your membership entitles you to one new kit of a jersey and shorts.
NOTE: The deadline for ordering extra kit is January 13th so download the forms, fill them out, and get them into Amy with your cashola. We will also be having another Spring order but you may not see those items for the start of the race season so order early!!
I’ll keep this message short as I’m starting to come ‘down’ from the weekend and my thoughts aren’t very coherent. But I just wanted to thank all the volunteers who helped put on this event. I get a lot of the credit for these things, but truthfully, the credit needs to go to those who willingly give up their time to play along with my crazy ideas. The event was an unbelievable success and the Cyclemeisters are gaining quite a little rep. for putting on great shows … so again, thanks to everyone who helped out. I’ll post a race report sometime today but here’s some other pictures that people may be interested in. Cheers, Ed
The CMC Cat 2 team of Craig DeBellefeuille, Zane Westerbeek, Nic Andrichuk, and Mac Garvin are in Oregon this week for the Cat1/2 Mount Hood Cycling Classic. This is a big event that draws many of North America’s top teams. I think the boys are in pretty tough but they’re hoping to use this as preparation for the Banff Bike Fest where they will have the full team at their disposal.
Updates are available at http://www.mthoodcyclingclassic.com/
Pictures of the Prologue time trial: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bikeportland/tags/mthoodcyclingclassic2010prologue/show/