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Grande Prairie Wheelers
2004 Schedules

Races

Time Trials

Maps

GP Area(881k)

TT Start Locations(124k)

Wapiti Nordic Centre Trails(157k)

Clubs

The Alberta Bicycle Association

Ft.St.John Blizzard Cycling Club

Wapiti Nordic Ski Club

Wapiti Striders Running Club

Rides and Races

Canadian Death Race

24 Hours of Adrenalin

Golden Triangle Tour

Magazines

Velo News

Bicycling Magazine

Mountain Bike

Canadian Cycling Assc.

UCI


 

Welcome To The Grande Prairie Wheelers Cycling Club Homepage



The goal of the Grande Prairie Wheelers Cycling Club is to promote the use of the bicycle for sport, recreation, and transportation, and as one of the best ways to have fun. The club offers a wide variety of activities to its members and encourages all cycling enthusiasts to join them. The Wheelers are affiliated with
the Alberta Bicycle Association.
(There are days we just hate to ride alone.)


Club News

The Wheelers held their general meeting on March 31. Due to the legacy of over-spending by the previous club executive, this year's board has decided that fund-raising has to become a priority if the Wheelers are to remain Grande Prairie's #1 bike club. To work towards this goal, the club has decided to attack the problem with an aggressive multi-faceted campaign to rebuild the club's coffers. Wheelers' riders will be going door-to-door collecting pop bottles, putting on a bake sale, and selling their new beefcake calendar featuring many of your favorite Wheelers in racy spandex. To preview the calendar, click here.

Another item on the agenda at this years' meeting was the poor performance of the Wheelers' Challenge Cup teams. Club President Steve Magusin accused several Wheelers "you know who you are!" of not pulling their own weight when it came to the popular race series. He presented several motions that were voted on and passed as new club rules.

They are:
1) All members must shave both legs for club rides and races. "I know we would have triumphed at last year's Challenge Cup if our legs were as shiny as the Blizzard riders" said an angry Magusin. In order to demonstrate the benefits of hairless legs, Steve will once again be conducting his popular leg-shaving clinic this summer.
2) All racers must follow a specific performance diet created by nutritionist and racer Dr. Brad. Dr. Brad is world-renowned for his unorthodox approach to sports nutrition which he reveals in his best-selling book, The Big Mac Diet.



In other news, veteran Wheelers' club member and local thespian James Proudfoot has landed a role in a major Hollywood motion picture.

James Proudfoot stars as Shaggy in Scooby-Doo 2.

The Wheelers annual general meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 31 at 7:00 pm at the Muskoseepi park pavilion. See you there!


Regular Club Activities

Time Trials
Tuesdays, 7:PM (6:30 PM April and October)
See club schedule for locations. Everyone welcome.

Mountain Bike Rides
Thursdays, 7:00 PM (6:30 PM April, September, and October)
Meet at the Crystal Center parking lot. All welcome.



Special Events

Mountain Bike Races
Monthly, April - October: Challenge yourself. Get dirty and have fun! See club schedule for dates and locations.

Tours
Both on and off-road. Weekends through the summer.
When the scenery is too nice, ride slow and stop lots.




Required Equipment
--Cycling helmet (ANSI, Snell or CSA approved) At light speed a skid lid holds your hair in place.
--Bicycle in good working order You can ride further in a day then you'd ever care to walk. Don't get stranded with mechanical failure.
--Cycling gloves and shorts (Recommended)

Remember
• Wear your helmet every time you ride.
  “Don’t leave home without it.”
• Wear bright colored clothing and ride defensively.
   See and be seen.
• Keep your bike in good working order.
• Carry a small tool kit and patch kit on your bike at all times.
   A quick fix beats walking.
• Always take food and water with you on long rides.
   A few loonies are also useful.
• Dress for the weather and be prepared for weather changes
   during your ride.
• It’s also a good idea to let someone know where you plan to
   ride and when you expect to be back.


Club Contacts

Steve Magusin (President) (780) 539-4134
Greg Poirier (Vice President) (780) 532-1865
James Proudfoot (Newsletter) (780) 532-4348
more info. coming soon
Race Results

2003 Race Results

2002 Race Results

2001 Race Results

Time Trial Records

Pictures

2002 Challenge Cup MTB

2002 Fathers' Day MTB

Triathlon Corner

Radench Report

Local Links

Bill Corcoran's Run Quick

GP's Shady Junction

2001 April Fools Page

2002 April Fools Page

2003 April Fools Page

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