Thursday, April 16, 2009

BIG NEWS !

I had a meeting and drive through with Lorie Holte this morning. He is in charge of the NE Stoney Trail Ring Road Expansion. He is going to let us have an 8km stretch of BOTH highways for the June 6th race!  How totally wicked is that? We are going to be racing on COMPLETELY CLOSED 4 lane new highways !!  The course is dead flat and almost no corners. It is a PB course for sure. Bruce Copeland and Gideon should be licking their lips since this is an opportunity to totally rock. We are able to make it a 30km ITT with what we have. This is great for Alberta cycling and our club! Talk about the coolest race venue of the year!

The best part?  If we pull this off without any hitches.. we can host the Provincial ITT and TTT on this CLOSED HIGHWAY too! By then we should be able to do a 40km ITT and TTT. Imagine being in a TTT being able to echelon into a crosswind without worrying about traffic. SWEET!

I am super pumped. Now is the time we make a wicked race. Thomas is going to start contacting people as we start assigning duties. I want all club members RACING this event. So start lining up your person that can represent you to volunteer.

11 comments:

Cyrus said...

Awesome!
If there is good turn out perhaps one can convince the city to make this road cycling only. Just a thought.

Scott G-C said...

Way to go Trev!!

Harley Borlee said...

good job Trev !!! That will be an awesome way to Alberta cyclists what Speed Theory is all about.

mgodfrey said...

This is beyond cool, great work pulling this together! What a unique experience for all racers who participate!

Anonymous said...

Incredible news! Definitely will be a "once in a lifetime" racing experience that anyone who owns a TT bike would be crazy to miss.

One major thing to take into consideration when planning the event will parking, and parking access. If this is done smoothly, I can't see any other major hitches.

G-man

Jason said...

That is soooo rad!!! Well done Trev!

Rob said...

Way to go guys! I am stoked

Trev said...

Gideon, where Lorie and I were looking yesterday, I really had 'parking' in my mind the whole time. The cool thing about this venue is that he said we can use the 'On' and 'Off' approachments to the highway where we are holding the start for parking (by Country Hills). So people will have freshly paved places to warm up and park as well. There should be tons of room for parking. We'll have marshals out there too directing people.

Trev

Anonymous said...

Sign me up for a volunteer spot Trev.

Ryan M.

Tom K said...

Nicely done Trev.
You should call the media. What a great way to promote cycling, The City of Calgary (they will love this sort of publicity) and of course Speed Theory.

Dennis said...

Good news! I found the guys at Alberta Transportation and Stony Trail Group to be pretty friendly and accommodating to the idea - too bad we can't make this a annual event. :)

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