The New Tripleshot Kit Is Finally Here!

Hide your wallets! The Jakroo store for our new kit is now open!

Here’s the store link: Tripleshot Kit Store

We are so excited for you to get your hands on Tripleshot’s amazing new kit, designed by our own Carey Newman.

As in past years, Jakroo offers us volume discounts, depending on how many members order a particular piece of kit. Jakroo is giving regular members a 20% discount as well as an extra 15% off using the code TRIPLESHOT15, in addition to any volume discounts. Serious discounts happen when we order more than six jerseys of a particular style (e.g. Gravel, Fondo, Regular Nova Pro etc.) so order early, order often. This will be our only order of 2022 so make sure you snag some fall/winter gear while you can! 

Please note the Youth Kit is not available to order yet. A separate email will be sent to youth riders, coaches, and parents with instructions on how to order with a 40% discount later this week.

If you don’t have any kit from Jakroo, check out their sizing chart here. We’re working on providing you with a fit session where members can go to a local venue to try items on. We’ll let you know if one comes together.

The store will remain open until midnight, Wednesday, August 10. Production and shipping takes 3-4 weeks. We’ll send out another email with pick-up instructions closer to the shipping date. 

HUGE thank you again to Carey for his talent and inspiration, and the many other volunteers that helped pull this project together.

PS. Have you ordered your Tripleshot socks yet? Please place your sock orders using this spreadsheetSock orders will close at the same time as the kit store.

We’re hoping to coordinate the pickup of the socks with the new kit pickup so stay tuned for more details!

Tripleshot Socks Order Open!

Tasty Appetizers! Come order your “appies”- newly redesigned Tripleshot cycling socks which go perfectly with the “main course” which is the new spring/summer kit “collection” being released later this week. Please place your sock orders using the spreadsheet on Spond.

Pricing will be $14 if we get over 60 pairs total ( 30 pair minimum per size). Pricing will drop to $12 if we order over 100 pairs total (plus tax). Once we have the total # of pairs and pricing from the spreadsheet, we’ll add the socks to Hugh’s Tripleshot cart for you to pay for.

We’re hoping to coordinate the pickup of the socks with the new kit pickup so stay tuned for more details!

Tripleshot’s New 2022 Kit Designs

Last fall, the board set a goal of introducing a new kit design in 2022. We asked if newish Tripleshot member and accomplished Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish artist Carey Newman would help. Carey had recently designed the orange jersey for our Ride to Remember on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. He has also designed a National Team kit for Triathlon Canada and created a few public art pieces here in Victoria.

In the past, Tripleshot invited input into our kit design from club members, some of which was passionately delivered! This time around, we wanted to honour Carey’s gifts and let him work freely and with few parameters. To still allow for member input, we asked Carey to develop two designs so members could vote on which one they preferred.

Over the past eight months, Carey worked closely with club director Justine Johnson to create the first complete refresh of our look since 2018. Instead of requiring members to reject one design in favour of another, Carey developed a regular kit and one that he dubbed a “gravel” version. We loved both designs and thought the best way to give members a choice would be to make both available at the same time!

Carey’s comments on his regular kit design:

This design is meant to both acknowledge the Lekwungen speaking Peoples, upon whose traditional territories we ride, and pay homage to the history of Tripleshot Cycling Club. The purple camas flower is one we see on our rides and a source of sustenance for the First Nations up and down this island. The water surrounding it represents the island we live on and echoes the cog that has been a feature of Tripleshot branding for the last 10 years. The geometric mountains are indicative of the vistas we see and the mountains we climb, while the diamond shapes draw inspiration from the iconic argyle that has been a constant feature of the club’s kits going back to 2008.

And his thoughts on the gravel kit:

When I was designing the regular kit, I was thinking about ways to integrate the various elements from the previous jerseys. Also, looking at the geometrics of the camas flower, it struck me how the angles were reminiscent of spokes on a wheel. Although I really liked the design, it felt like it didn’t maintain the same connection to the history of Tripleshot, so instead, I started to imagine a gravel jersey that was related to, but distinctive from the regular one. Another idea that I really liked was the camas combined with the cog, but when I enlarged it on the jersey, it seemed too bold. Instead I put the wheel as the main design on the gravel jersey and put the cog on the sleeve. This way, the two kits tell the whole story of the past, present and (if members order these things) the future of Tripleshot.

We will post again soon with all the details of when and how to order your new kit.

We are grateful to Carey for sharing his talent, his skill, and his passion — and for his commitment to Tripleshot Cycling. We hope you enjoy the new kit and will join us in thanking him for our incredible new design.

Gilakas’la, Hayalthkin’geme!

– The Board – 

About Carey Newman:

Carey’s traditional name is Hayalthkin’geme. He is a mutli-disciplinary Indigenous artist, master carver, filmmaker, author, and public speaker. Through his father, he is Kwakwak’awakw from the Kukwekum, Giiksam, and WaWalaby’ie clans of Northern Vancouver Island, and Coast Salish from Cheam of the Sto:lo Nation along the upper Fraser Valley. Through his mother, his ancestors are settlers of English, Irish, and Scottish heritage.

In his artistic practice, Carey strives to highlight Indigenous, social, and environmental issues as he examines the impacts of colonialism and capitalism, harnessing the power of material truth to unearth memory and trigger the necessary emotion to drive positive change. He is also interested in engaging with the community and incorporating innovative methods derived from traditional teachings and Indigenous worldviews into his process.

Carey was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 2017 and was named to the Order of British Columbia in 2018. He is the Impact Chair in Indigenous Art Practice at the University of Victoria.

Women’s Group Road Riding & Skills Cycling Clinic – 2022

Tripleshot Women’s Cycling Clinics are run by women, for women, in Victoria, BC. They are for women with little or no previous group road riding experience who are interested in learning the skills and techniques needed for safe group riding and for those who are already comfortably riding in groups but who want to become faster and more skillful. Now in our 10th year, Tripleshot Women’s Cycling Clinic is holding all levels of the clinic simultaneously.

 

 

Register here! (Registration opens March 11, 2022)

Register early for the early-bird special price and also to ensure a spot!  

Dates:
April 5 – May 24
8 Tuesday nights, 6 – 7:30pm

www.tripleshotcycling.ca
tripleshotclinic@gmail.com

For all levels, road bikes or cyclocross bikes with drop bars are required.  We are not able to allow e-bikes or flat handlebar bikes in the clinic because they are not conducive to safe group riding.  This is what drop bars look like:

If you are still uncertain whether or not you have the right kind of bike, please send us a photo of your bike at tripleshotclinic@gmail.com.

The first session is off-bike and will focus on basic bike maintenance. This is where you will meet your coaches and the other women in your group.  Seven on-the-bike skills sessions follow, held at various locations around the city from Beacon Hill Park to longer groups rides to be determined by the coaches. The clinic will run rain or shine; only hurricane-like winds will stop us. No make-up sessions.

During registration, you will answer a set of questions about your riding skills and comfort.  We will use these answers to help us determine which group to put you in, and we will adjust groups as necessary up to the end of the first on-the-bike session.  Some of the groups provide a series of skills and training sessions to get you more confident and comfortable on your bike and to help you learn skills needed to go on group rides.  Other groups will work from the fundamental skills and teach techniques to make you smarter cyclists, more efficient and faster to enable you to join more challenging group rides.

The Skills

Below are some skills that we will introduce and things we will practice, depending on which group you are in:

  • bike handling
  • safety drills
  • group riding techniques (drafting and pacelines)
  • cornering
  • how to ride hills better (climbing and descending)
  • basic bike maintenance
  • group rides
  • team time trial practice

Come meet like-minded women, improve your riding, get more comfortable riding in groups and have fun!

Wrap-up Party

The final Tuesday is a wrap-up cycling event for all levels of the clinic, followed by a social with food and beverages. This event is sponsored by Broad Street Cycles and will begin and end at the bike shop. (www.broadstcycles.ca)

Clinic Cost

Early bird special: $150 until 23:59 pm March 22, 2020, $170 after. Registration cost does not include the online processing fee.

Please note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to attend the clinic.

Limited subsidies available. For more information contact tripleshotclinic@gmail.com.

 

Calling all U23 / development level road riders!

Tripleshot Cycling in partnership with 94Forward invite applications from U23 / development level road riders to attend a three session coached clinic focused on developing road skills and fitness in advance of the upcoming road season. The clinic days are part of a pilot project for services and programs for u23 / development level riders aiming for national teams.

Interested athletes must commit to attending sessions in the Victoria area on February 26, March 5 & March 12 from 9am through 4pm(lunch will be provided) . In addition to great coaching from former National Team coach Houshang Amiri and Pete Disera, Olympian, each selected athlete will receive a $500 honorarium from 94Forward.

We hope to select up to 5 male and 5 female developmental athletes. Applications will be accepted by email to development.tripleshot@gmail.com up until 4pm on Friday February 18th. Apply by sending a cover letter (email) setting out how such a clinic could assist you with your 2022 goals and confirming that your current coach and/or club is supportive of your attendance. Please note that in light of the current public health emergency only fully vaccinated athletes will be able to participate. Selected athletes will be notified by email and by notice published on the Tripleshot website.