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Chelsea Henderson
Jul 07, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
If you’re like us, you love some or all of the benefits of being a member in Victoria’s best cycling club:  safe and effective cycling training and workouts — at all speeds, on all surfaces, in all conditions; a warm, welcoming, and supportive social community of awesome people; supporting rider diversity and development; and  opportunities to participate in broader social change through cycling. This fall and over the coming year, YOU have a chance to pay the club back for all it gives you. In September, we are stepping down as President and Vice President of the club. We’ve been proud to lead Tripleshot out of the pandemic and through continued growth over the past few years. We set and achieved many goals. But with few current major ongoing initiatives it’s a good time for fresh ideas and new leadership.  Chelsea is preparing to deploy with the Navy in August for four months. Rolf will then have the Tripleshot helm through to the AGM — currently set down for September 20 — where a new President will be elected. Rolf is retiring but Chelsea would love to stay on as a director and support our next President when she’s back on land. This is where YOU come in! Our board includes six members-at-large and four officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. We are likely to have four vacancies to fill. The board calls for nominations of members to fill each director role. We’re looking for the following characteristics in individual directors. The first three are sought in every candidate. The latter three are skills that reflect board and club needs (but which we don't expect all candidates to possess): -demonstrated commitment to the club and to upholding our culture and values; -demonstrated leadership; -demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team, including emotional intelligence (our board enjoys high levels of trust, mutual respect, and open-mindedness); experience and expertise designing and/or supporting online club management systems (e.g. CCN, Spond, Slack and possible future replacements); -written and verbal communication skills, including social media experience; and -event-planning skills. Characteristics we seek from the board as a whole: -diversity in personal characteristics that reflect our membership and society at large, including: gender, race/ethnic heritage, age, sexual orientation, education, mental/physical ability, family status, economic status; and -diversity in cycling-related interests or activities that reflect our membership, including: A, B, and C riders; road; gravel; cyclocross; MTB; track; time trial (individual and team); Youth Team; women’s rides; virtual rides; racing; recreational etc. Time demands on directors have eased off this past year after several years of transition and exceptional demands. In addition to one two-hour board meeting every month (online or in-person), we use an online platform to discuss as a group nearly every issue that arises. To support our ongoing practice of consensus decision making, we expect directors to ordinarily be available and to have the requisite technical skills to participate in online discussions at least every few days. Total time contributions vary widely from director to director depending on individual responsibilities and range from 3 to 15 hours per month. Nominations for directors can be sent to tripleshotcyclingclub@gmail.com. Please ensure anyone you nominate has agreed to be nominated. If only one candidate is nominated for each officer role, or if no more than six candidates are nominated for members-at-large, then all directors will assume their role at the AGM by acclamation. To allow time to arrange for possible campaigning and elections for contested positions, the board will only accept nominations for directors until the end of day, Wednesday, September 6, 2023. All nominations will be announced at the AGM and any required election will take place at the meeting by show of hands, either in-person or online. Our bylaws do not currently permit proxy voting. There is plenty of time to explore the opportunity and feel things out. Talk to us! Please reach out to any director, on a ride, at coffee, or online — or shoot us a message on the club email: tripleshotcyclingclub@gmail.com.  Thank you for the trust you placed in us over the past few years. We’ll always be grateful for the opportunity to contribute. If you love Tripleshot Cycling as much as we do, we hope you’ll consider coming on board and sharing your passion, commitment, and great ideas. —  Chelsea & Rolf  —
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Chelsea Henderson
Jun 04, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
The Summer BBQ is being planned for Saturday, August 5th. This year, we have changed venue to the CFB Esquimalt Gunroom. This is a beautiful waterfront location convenient to town. Stay tuned for ticket sales soon! If you are interested in volunteering to assist with the BBQ, please contact Deborah Miller (find her in Spond!) The BBQ is intended for members and their guests (friends & family) Feel free to post any queries here in the meantime!
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Chelsea Henderson
Jun 04, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
The Club has purchased 4 new hardshell bike boxes for loan. These are intended for members only, one bike box per member. Availability can be checked on the spreadsheet here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HOHUZxiTRGNFEEdQcA4LwrmdkyNfYHIq1tyGQLRih1E/edit?usp=sharing To reserve, please send an email to chelsearinahenderson@gmail.com AND seb.harper@gmail.com with your intended dates. Bike box pick up in Esquimalt.
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Chelsea Henderson
May 09, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
Whether you want to ride or volunteer, here are some upcoming calendar items. 21 May – Three Ferries Ride This is a classic ride! You will explore the Saanich peninsula, Salt Spring Island and Cowichan. Ferry tickets will be provided by TS. See Spond event for more details! 3 June - Navy Bike Ride **Volunteers needed – ride leader for 4km Kid’s ride This is a fundraiser for Soldier on, Support our Troops, and the Navy Benevolent Fund. It is a family friendly event with a 4km Kid’s Ride and 28km Ride. Join the Tripleshot Team: https://raceroster.com/events/2023/70783/navy-bike-ride-2023-cfb-esquimalt-colwood-bc The Navy Bike Ride has also asked for the assistance of Tripleshot to make their event a success. If you are interested in volunteering, please get in touch! 4 June – CMHA Ride don’t Hide This is a fundraiser for the Canadian Mental Health Association. In the past, TS has had a large team participating and raising over $5000. There are many different distance options, ranging from a family 7km to a 100km ride. Please invite your friends and family to join our team or make a donation today! https://cmha.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=7140 4 June – Go By Bike Week, Block Party at Oak Bay Bikes **Volunteers needed Capital Bike has invited TS to participate in their Block Party that celebrates the end of Go By Bike Week. We would have a booth setup to talk about our wonderful club with the public! If this interests you, please reach out. 10 June – A day at the Track TS is renting the Victoria Velodrome for a clinic! No experience necessary, free to members. Stay tuned for an event in Spond soon! 1000-1200 for Women’s Clinic participants, 1200-1400 for all members. 18 June – Silly Solstice Ride If you know, you know! This is one of the most fun and ridiculous TS events of the year. To celebrate the summer solstice, the Club rides 100 laps of Beacon Hill Park starting as soon as there is morning light! Stay tuned for an event in Spond. 23 July – the Big Loop **Volunteer support vehicle needed. Gas will be reimbursed As the name suggests, this is a big ride! ~260km loop going to Port Renfrew, Cowichan and back to Victoria. Start building your endurance now so you don’t miss out!
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Chelsea Henderson
Apr 29, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
Spring weather is finally here! Riders are coming out of hibernation and new members are joining Tripleshot! Come celebrate the club and sunshine this Tuesday, May 2 at the Beacon Hill Park Flagpole, once you've completed your laps! (0710-0800ish) We will have coffee on site! It's a great opportunity to catch up with your friends from different pace groups. Hope to see you there!
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Chelsea Henderson
Mar 10, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
https://jakroo.com/store-front?storeId=rJT8w0hnq Coupon code for the club is TRIPLESHOT15 which will knock 15% off the volume price as well as removing shipping. This code is also indicated just under the header in the storefront. We will be shipping en masse to one location once again to remove the shipping cost from our members. We will be distributing once received mid-April. **Kit is for current members**
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Chelsea Henderson
Mar 07, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
We are offering First Aid Training through Alert First Aid for our Women's Clinic volunteers/coaches again this year. We have some spots remaining for other TS members to take advantage of! This 8-hour classroom training will provide you with a Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid CPR C Blended Learning certificate. There will be an online portion to complete on your own time ahead of the class. When: Sunday, April 23 (all day) Where: 920 Johnson Street The cost of this course will be covered by Tripleshot. If you are available and want to claim one of the remaining spots, please SEND AN EMAIL to tripleshotcyclingclub@gmail.com Thanks!
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Chelsea Henderson
Mar 06, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
The Club Kit order for Spring is coming soon! Ready your wallets! If you missed out in the fall, now is your chance! The store will be open 10-24 March. Stay tuned for more information.
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Chelsea Henderson
Feb 25, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
Code of Conduct Changes and Trail Ride Reminders What are we doing? The Tripleshot board has voted to change the Tripleshot Code of Conduct by removing the following bullets under Personal Integrity: Tripleshot members: ... Obey the rules of the road. Don’t ride in places where cycling is not permitted. And replacing them with the following: Tripleshot members: … Do not ride roads or trails in ways that endanger themselves or other users. Are responsible for knowing legislation, rules, and regulations that apply to where and how they cycle, including where cycling may be prohibited. Are responsible for mitigating the impact of their rides on both other road/trail users and on road/trail conditions. Why are we doing this? For over 15 years, Tripleshot has broken the law on nearly every one of its road rides. Some examples? We ride two abreast, we ride in the middle of the lane, we sometimes roll through stop signs (often as if we were one vehicle), and we sometimes exceed the speed limit – all violations of the Motor Vehicle Act. More recently, nearly every one of our trail rides makes use of cut-throughs, connectors, trails, and property (like all unpaved school grounds) where cycling is restricted. Despite these formal violations of our Code of Conduct, the club has had very few complaints from either the general public or law enforcement. Why? Because most of our activities and most of our ride leaders apply various principles to mitigate the impacts of our rides. For example, this includes riding early in the morning on much emptier roads and trails when the potential for conflict with other road/trail users is considerably lower. In the case of trails, we also don’t ride certain trails at certain times of year when surfaces can be damaged and we cut our speed and use warning bells on corners to help avoid conflict with other trail users. The Code provisions we’re replacing offered unhelpful, prescriptive edicts and no guidance to members of the club’s actual expectations of them. The board has also been hamstrung in taking any action under a Code that gets broken on nearly every Tripleshot ride. By instead setting out the principles by which the club expects members to abide, we hope to both (1) continue the club’s excellent record of responsible cycling, and (2) put the board in a more legitimate position to enforce our Code, should the need arise. Specific Reminders to Trail Ride Leaders Our trail ride program depends on leaders who not only find good routes and keep disparate riders together but who also ensure Tripleshot trail rides enhance the general public’s respect for our club. We can do this by practicing good trail etiquette: Ride in a way that avoids dropping riders. Communicate your intended speed and turns in advance. Stop at turns and after segments to count and regroup. Manage your speed in such a way that you can always respond defensively to unexpected hazards like fallen tree limbs, washouts, wildlife, and other users. When riding in the dark, always use bright headlamps that reveal unexpected hazards and alert other users to your presence. When you approach blind corners, ring your bell and reduce your speed so you are able to stop in time if another user appears. When you approach other trail users (especially from behind), ring your bell and offer a friendly greeting and a group-count as you pass. When you approach other users on single track, step off the trail and let them pass, offering a friendly greeting. Don’t ride trails at times of day or year when there is a substantial risk of disrupting or endangering other users. Don’t ride trails if your bike could cause permanent damage to trail surfaces – e.g. when the ground is saturated and the risk of erosion is higher. Most members are aware of those times when our road rides break the law (e.g. riding two abreast and rolling stop signs.) But when following a trail ride leader in the dark, it’s not always obvious where one shouldn’t cycle at other times of the day or year. Leaders should try to avoid restricted trails and clearly communicate to members of their group when their routes pass through restricted areas. If you ride trails, please familiarize yourself with this map of cycling-restricted trails maintained by the club. There are links to relevant local bylaws in the legend but here are areas specifically mentioned in those bylaws. On every school ground in School District 61, cycling is prohibited on all unpaved surfaces. In Oak Bay, cycling is specifically prohibited in: Anderson Hill Park, the Henderson Park chip trail and golf course, the Willows Beach path between Esplanade and Bowker, and Uplands Park. In Saanich, cycling is specifically prohibited on the unpaved portions of: Mount Douglas Park (PKOLS), Knockan Hill Park, Mount Tolmie Park, Rithet’s Bog Nature Sanctuary, Glencoe Cove Park, and Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary. Victoria, Esquimalt, View Royal, Langford, and Colwood make no specific park mentions in their bylaws regarding cycling but, like Camosun and UVic, instead rely on posted signs. The Board.
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