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Ron
May 16, 2024
In Ride Planning
Date, Start time, and meet-up location 28 July 2024, 0600 am Victoria, 3180 Douglas Street Starbucks parking lot About the event For those of you who are wondering what the heck the Big Loop Ride is, it’s a 260km loop, with 2950 meters of elevation gain that goes from Victoria to Port Renfrew to Lake Cowichan and back to Victoria via the Mill Bay ferry.  A designated ride leader for each peloton will purchase the ferry tickets for their entire group and the Club will reimburse them.  It is a supported ride and an awesome day in the saddle!   The support vehicle will have food and refreshments supplied by the Club with the following stops:   1st stop - Sooke River Store (corner of Sooke Road and Sooke River Road);   2nd Stop - Jordan River (left-hand side of road, just as you come to the ocean side);   3rd Stop - Port Renfrew (left-hand side opposite Denning Road);   4th Stop - Lake Cowichan Centennial Park (left-hand side of the park); and   5th Stop - Mill Bay Shopping Centre (Thriftys) to get ferry tickets from the designated ride leader for each peloton.   Riders should consider bringing the following items with them (which can be kept in the support vehicle if desired):  any tools, tubes, cartridges, etc… to effect repairs;  arm warmers;  vest and/or light jacket;  sunscreen;  light snack for in between support vehicle stops; and anything else you may need!   We will roll out in staggered groups from the Alpha/Douglas Street Starbucks at 6:00 am.  Ferries back to Victoria depart from Mill Bay at 4:10 and 5:20.  From the Brentwood Bay Ferry Terminal, follow your nose home. Full route and ride details here: https://www.strava.com/routes/2981636102878111046   Keep an eye out for Spond signups!
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Ron
May 03, 2024
In Tripleshot Announcements
Trans Canada Trail and CRD Regional Parks are hosting a trail care event on the Galloping Goose Regional Trail on 1, June.  Drop by the south side of the Selkirk Trestle for a fun-filled day of activities and trail cleanup activities as we come together to care for the Trail. Even if you can't stay for the whole day, feel free to stop in and learn more about the Trans Canada Trail and the history of the area. We'll have information booths and friendly faces to answer all your questions. Want to help care for the Trail? Come take part in invasive plant removal or a garbage pick up at 10:30 AM or 11:45 AM. No registration required Full details can be found here:  Victoria Trail Care Day | June 01, 2024 (eventcreate.com) We would love to see some of the Tripleshot community there!  Thanks,  Rachael Ince (She/Her)Outdoor Recreation Specialist | Regional ParksT: 236.475.1331 | C: 236.638.2943 Facebook | X | Instagram | LinkedIn | www.crd.bc.ca
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Ron
Apr 22, 2024
In Tripleshot Racing
Hello there!   United Velo Cycling Club is putting on a cycling event you won’t want to miss:  the first annual Oxford Hill Climb held in White Rock, BC.  The Oxford Hill Climb is a time trial race up the infamous Oxford Hill in White Rock, British Columbia. Oxford Hill is one of the most notorious climbs in the Metro Vancouver area. Starting near beautiful White Rock beach, the course climbs over 85 meters of elevation while covering 700 meters of road. With sections exceeding 23%, Oxford Hill is a beast worthy of respect. Take on the challenge to compete, to brag, or simply for your own personal satisfaction.  Separate female and male categories: 1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200. Numerous random draw prizes will also be awarded including 5 x $50 Entry is only $25 for Cycling BC members ($31.50 for non-CBC members)!   We would be thrilled if you could pass along this information to your members and hope to see you all out on June 22.  To learn more go to www.OxfordHillClimb.com and the poster for the event is attached to this email.   Sincerely,   Darin Bentley President United Velo 778-878-6797
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Ron
Feb 12, 2024
In Tripleshot Announcements
"Event information: Gear up for the upcoming spring sports season! Attend our 1-hour Injury Reduction Seminar on February 24th at 9 am, hosted by Continuum Health Centre Physiotherapist, Mikayla Ogrodniczuk, and Speed Mechanics Coach, John Cunningham. Open to coaches, athletes, and parents across all sports, this informative session equips participants with essential knowledge to enhance performance and minimize the risk of injuries. Join us for a dynamic blend of classroom insights and on-field practice, ensuring you start the season strong and injury-free. Don't miss out on this opportunity to boost your game – register now for a morning of learning and fun! RSVP link: https://speedmechanics.gymmasteronline.com/portal/book/class/302138 (https://speedmechanics.gymmasteronline.com/portal/book/class/302138)" Cheers, -Alex
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Dec 18, 2023
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Ron
Dec 14, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
Our exciting Holiday Party is only a few days away. Come and share stories, good food, drinks, homemade egg nog, prizes and awards. For the Pot Luck meal, Sports View Bar and Grill will provide tablecloths, dishes, cups, utensils and cutlery! You only have to bring our amazing potluck meal and your appetite! Everyone is welcome along with your spouse, partner, and significant friend. Share stories and favourite routes, experiences and who won the sprints, or not! Come, relax and have some fun! and see what we look like in regular clothes! Here is the link to sign up, volunteer to help make this party a success and tell us what your amazing dish is!  You and pay at the door! Or e-transfer tripleshottreasurer@gmail.com(mailto:tripleshottreasurer@gmail.com) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1O3bu-pPOSTXmHwAol8_t4vPPWj02FtnUZNwltStHkic/edit#gid=2120059073(https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1O3bu-pPOSTXmHwAol8_t4vPPWj02FtnUZNwltStHkic/edit#gid=2120059073)
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Ron
Nov 24, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
Jonathan M Watkin Nov 20, 2023, 7:38 PM (4 days ago) Hi there, We are full in almost all the afternoon marshal positions but are still looking for people, especially marshals for the morning races.  We also need a couple of people to operate the registration / package pickup for Saturday Nov 25 from 11am to 2pm.  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CK33hmNS0xYQB1iXiW7aFOpJM31bsiZiwxN2HZUYbKs/edit?usp=sharing(https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CK33hmNS0xYQB1iXiW7aFOpJM31bsiZiwxN2HZUYbKs/edit?usp=sharing) REGISTRATION PACKAGE PICKUP Saturday November 25 Shift - 11am to 2pm COURSE MARSHALS Friday November 24Shift 1 - 12pm to 4pmShift 2 - 4pm to 8pmSaturday November 25 Shift 1 - 7am to 11am (This time slot is a priority) Sunday November 26 Shift 1 - 7am to 11am (This time slot is a priority) The weather is supposed to be good and it would be greatly appreciated. Please let us know if you can accommodate any of these areas.  If you can also recruit your family, friends, riding buddies, and neighbours to help as well it would be awesome. Thanks so much -- Jon Watkin President and CEO - Panache Cycling Sports Event Director - Wheelhouse Cycling Society BC Rep - Send It Gear / Bianchi / Moustache Cell: 250-415-3246 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CK33hmNS0xYQB1iXiW7aFOpJM31bsiZiwxN2HZUYbKs/edit?usp=gmail(https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CK33hmNS0xYQB1iXiW7aFOpJM31bsiZiwxN2HZUYbKs/edit?usp=gmail)
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Ron
Nov 13, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
Our annual Christmas Party is coming up quickly! As last year it will be at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre Sport View Lounge, starting a 6 pm. As in the past, we will have our traditional "Pot Luck" format for dinner. Create your favourite dish and share it with the club members, if you are not creative then feel free to pick something up at your favourite place, grocery store, or restaurant, Below is the link to sign up for the dish you are bringing, attendance and volunteer opportunity. Our club has a remarkable reputation for volunteering! This is what makes our club so great. This party is so much fun, with great food and socializing. So sign up and don't miss the fun! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1O3bu-pPOSTXmHwAol8_t4vPPWj02FtnUZNwltStHkic/edit#gid=2120059073(https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1O3bu-pPOSTXmHwAol8_t4vPPWj02FtnUZNwltStHkic/edit#gid=2120059073)
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Ron
Nov 08, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
Be part of one of the biggest events of the year! There are various areas where volunteers are needed including, Course Setup, Course Marshals, Registration Office, Merchandise/Beer Ticket Sales, and Prize Coordinator. ]https://cyclingbc.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=05396696229a2e236eb99a8dd&id=cfb8d4fd05&e=2a49068964(https://cyclingbc.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=05396696229a2e236eb99a8dd&id=cfb8d4fd05&e=2a49068964)
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Ron
Oct 28, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
Your wonderful warm and cozy pair of socks are ready for pickup! To make it easier I have placed them in a red covered bin with your name on your socks. Remember I live at 200 Irving Road, on the corner of Crescent Road and Irving Road. Knock and see If I am home and say hi!
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Ron
Oct 18, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
Introducing our new Board of Directors! Thank you to the five members who stepped up to fill roles, and to the five members staying on for another year.  Here's a look at your new board: Erin Jalilian - President Ron Mierau - Vice-President Robert Berry - Treasurer Sam Sharma - Secretary Carlton Duff - Director Claire Townsend - Director Elaine Goussiatiner - Director Kevin Chen - Director Liam Todd - Director Sebastian Harper - Director But most of all, thank you to the outgoing board members for their years of past service and dedication to this club. While I wish we could keep them all, please only reach out to say thank you and be sure to communicate club matters through the new board.  Chelsea Henderson Rolf Warburton Andrew Neal Geoff Pye Joji Ishikawa As many of you are aware, Tripleshot has grown considerably over the last few years. In fact, we have increased our membership by 65% since 2019. As a result, the new board will be looking to improve our communication, create more opportunities for education, promote our amazing youth program, and get to know each other off the bike. As always, please don't hesitate to reach out to a board member on Spond, or via email at tripleshotcyclingclub@gmail.com(mailto:tripleshotcyclingclub@gmail.com) See you on the bike!  Website: tripleshotcycling.ca(http://tripleshotcycling.ca) Instagram: @tripleshotcycling(https://www.instagram.com/tripleshotcycling/) Facebook: @tripleshotcyclingclub(https://www.facebook.com/tripleshotcyclingclub)
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Ron
Oct 17, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
It is time to order our club kit! We are staying with our current design which has been very popular. Our KIT DESIGN celebrates both Tripleshot heritage and the Lekwungen-speaking Peoples on whose traditional territories we ride. Tripleshot member and accomplished Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish artist Carey Newman (https://www.facebook.com/carey.newman.7?__cft__[0]=AZXXz56yP5cylk_KjH7mxCR4bQznhETDWuoUApWeOxng_fVc0xeoNTvI5yvN85NRKJC-JrTTP8WOQkQ0Yqu8KhYgVV9KwnSQzFzjn8AqCzzZpQ4lv2zbpOKJQXm7ZetdB46_uTtnqcK_Sqr2Rde8icD9CjorQi-n4Nnkwj4fTkuxFpXkpJtWArJVKccLZ_k6wcU&__tn__=-]K-R)has created two new exciting designs for members to choose from. References to a camas flower, the mountains, and the water of our Island home combine with past Tripleshot visual elements like our coffee cup, cog-wheel, and a geometric nod to argyle. Together with a refreshed logo, we are ready for the future! Gilakas’la, Hayalthkin’geme! [Kwakwaka’wakw for “Thank you, Carey” by his traditional name.] And thank you to Tripleshot Director Justine J. and Jakroo Canada (https://www.facebook.com/jakroocanada?__cft__[0]=AZXXz56yP5cylk_KjH7mxCR4bQznhETDWuoUApWeOxng_fVc0xeoNTvI5yvN85NRKJC-JrTTP8WOQkQ0Yqu8KhYgVV9KwnSQzFzjn8AqCzzZpQ4lv2zbpOKJQXm7ZetdB46_uTtnqcK_Sqr2Rde8icD9CjorQi-n4Nnkwj4fTkuxFpXkpJtWArJVKccLZ_k6wcU&__tn__=-]K-R)for making Carey’s vision a reality. Tripleshot Kit Store - October 7 - 22 The 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. https://tripleshotcycling.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=bac450017680ad9be25baf4ed&id=68127fa5d7&e=09dc8ba1ec (https://tripleshotcycling.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=bac450017680ad9be25baf4ed&id=68127fa5d7&e=09dc8ba1ec) We will be shipping en masse to one location once again to remove the shipping cost from our members. Members who placed an order can collect their purchase from a location in Fairfield in early November. Pick-up details will be provided via Spond.
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Ron
Sep 16, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
Below you will find the information to help out with this amazing organization and a meaningful ride. Our club has been a huge support in the past with Capital Bike. This is a fun event, visiting some memorable areas in Victoria to honour the survivors of residential school survivors. Come out and represent our club with this important community event. Volunteer Request for Capital Bikes September 30, 2023 Truth and Reconciliation Day Ride. This is from Adam Krupper Executive Director of Capital Bike, Hello Ride Marshals!   I’m happy to announce that Capital Bike will be hosting the 2023 Truth and Reconciliation Day Ride.    For those of you who have participated in the past, you know what an amazing, meaningful, and powerful way to honour residential school survivors this is.     BIG IMPROVEMENTS FOR 2023     This year, we’ve got a parade permit for the Ride.  This means that we will be able to use the entire roadway and we will have police officers doing rolling intersection closures along the route.  This means that the entire ride will be protected from automobile traffic and we can focus on what matters most – the ride and residential school survivors.   The Ask      We need 30-35 Ride Marshals!  Last year, we had about 500 people come out – and this year, with the Ride being a full parade, we expect more!      What’s really great is that Ride Marshals have an easier job this year. Ride Marshals will be mostly making sure people don’t get lost or left behind.  If there’s a medical or safety issue, report that to the Police.  No longer will Ride Marshals have to close intersections and block drivers, which will be a big pressure release!   The Details   Date: September 30, 2023 Location:  Songhees Park Schedule:   8 am - Event set-up: stage, sound, tent 8:45 - Ride Marshal talk/prep 9:30 - Speeches begin at Songhees Park  10:30 Riders leave Songhees Park (9.2km ride with Police escort) 11:30 - Arrival at Royal Athletic Park/South Island Powwow 12:30 - Event tear-down, return equipment Next Steps   If you would like to help out at the Ride, please let me know as soon as possible.   Just reply to my email in my signature block.   Additional Help:   We could use help with:   • Postering • Event set-up • Audio set-up on the day of • Distributing Noise Permit notification letters • Spreading the word (digitally) So, if there’s anything that you can lend a hand with, we would be really grateful!   Contact for Capital Bike Adam Krupper (he/him) Executive Director 250-920-5775 adam.krupper@capitalbike.ca(mailto:adam.krupper@capitalbike.ca) capitalbike.ca(http://capitalbike.ca)
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Ron
Jul 11, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
As the weather is amazing for riding, and the numbers of our club have grown, I like to remind our members of a couple of sponsors that have supported us with food and beverages for some of our events. Urban Grocer has a weekly flyer that comes out with some great deals. They are independent and supporting our club for our upcoming BBQ on Aug 5th. They also support the Three Ferry Ride last year and will again next year. This week they have Truffle Dessert Chocolate Bars! Yum Yum! Sign up for their flyer. Also, a great place to have a social beer after a ride is Whistle Buoy Brewing Company in Market Square. They are a supporter of the Cross Fondo, our BBQ and other events. When looking for a place to hang out, this is it. Thank you, be safe out there and support our sponsors. See our other sponsors on the home page at the bottom.
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Ron
Jul 03, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
We are supporting the BC Criterium Championships here in Victoria on July 16, 202 with our continuing strong volunteer club spirit, The club benefits in a couple of ways from our volunteer support. One of Tripleshot's strengths is our volunteer support to our club and community volunteer opportunities. This year, the Grand Prix is limited to just the BC Criterium Championship, which will be held around the BC Legislature.  A criterium is a bike race consisting of several laps around a closed circuit of 1km.  Race length is determined by the number of laps or total time, in which case the number of remaining laps is calculated as the race progresses. Generally, the race durations are 1 hour or less but with higher average speeds and intensity compared to traditional road cycling races. The winner is the first rider to cross the finish line without having been "lapped". The job and time commitments for volunteering are listed below. Course Setup - Sunday, July 16 from 6 am to 8 am Course Teardown - Sunday, July 16 from 4 pm to 5 pm Course Crossing Marshal - Shift 1 - 8 am to 12 pm Course Crossing Marshal - Shift 2 - 12 pm to 4 pm They are counting on our continued support. The following venues have been expanded for this event: Category 12 Beer Garden Bicycle Polo Demo Tournament Cycling BC Hop Expo for Kids Youth Ability Level Racing Antique Bike Show at the Fairmont Empress Here is a link to a good video https://www.victoriabikerace.com to inspire you to volunteer, you may feel the Tour de France atmosphere here in Victoria! You will witness Elite Athletes competing here in Victoria. Some notable cyclists who have raced in past Grand Prix events in Victoria include: Ryder Hesjedal, Rob Britton, Alison Sydor, Gillian Carlton, Ryan Anderson, Geoff Kabush, Melanie McQuaid, Roland Green, Andreas Hestler, Andrew Pinfold, Gina Grain, Lesley Tomlinson, Sarah Neil......many who have become Olympians, World Champions, Professional Athletes, and even a Grand Tour Win. Defending BC Champion, Al Murison, plans to return to Victoria to defend his title with support from his new La Bicicletta cycling team. However, the Red Truck Racing Team will be putting their efforts to have their racer, Daniel Faser-Maraun take the championship. In the U23 men's age category, we expect to see fireworks on the men's side between Evan Russell (Global Six) and Campbell Parish (Red Truck Racing). A rising star in BC and the new Junior National Time Trial Champion, Matthew Ney, will be looking for vindication from his 2nd place at last year's BC Championship. He is the clear favourite to win and is expected to put on an impressive show of speed and power. On the women's side, local rider and Canadian National Team Track Racer, Erin Attwell (Tripleshot Youth Team), aims to keep the Elite Women's BC Champion jersey on her shoulders as she battles against riders such as Brenna Pauly and the Red Truck Women's Racing Team.  Another Star, Mara Rolden (Red Truck Racing), is motivated to return from injury to battle for the U23 Women's Title. Victoria's very own Kimberley Chen (Tripleshot Youth Team) is expected to continue her streak of success by going for her 2nd consecutive junior girls BC Criterium Championship title. Other Junior Team Members and Tripleshot club members will be racing, come cheer or even better volunteer to get right at the action! Cheers Ron Mierau
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Ron
Jun 23, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
Hello club members, this Sunday June 25 VCL outing/ volunteer opportunity for a spot with a destination lunch. This does not always come available. Please help Andrew Atwell host a great race, THANK-YOU!   Sign Up to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4da4a92ea4facf8-cherry#/   Have lunch at the Bistro: https://www.cherrypointestatewines.com/bistro   Give a Go at racing https://www.webscorer.com/register?pid=1&raceid=318764  
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Ron
Jun 05, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
There are two volunteer opportunities for the Victoria Half Triathlon on Jul 16. Here is a link to volunteer for the great event. Many of Tripleshot members will be racing. Volunteer to help support them and this local race. https://thevictoriahalfandsprinttriathlon.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=70900 The first is the Bike Marshal Role:  As a bike marshal, your main job is to keep cyclists safe on course and make sure they know where they are going. Part of your job might be interacting with traffic a bit to ensure everyone stays safe. There will be traffic management in crucial areas. Cyclists are told to follow the rules of the road, but we are trying to give them the right of way, so keep that in mind. You will need to be loud, clear, animated and visible (they can’t really hear you, but they can SEE you) to ensure they notice you and hear what you are saying. Use your arms!! If you can see them, they can see you. There will be signage on the course to help support the cyclists as well. Some of you will be working in pairs, but most of you will be on your own, so make sure your cell phone is charged and with you. Be happy, smile, cheer and have fun!  This is a similar volunteer position as we have for the Tripleshot Cross Fondo Event marshals, if you have volunteered in the past for the Cross Fondo you would be a great asset to help out for the Victoria Half Triathlon. A note that Tripleshot Cross Fondo is on Oct 15, 2023. The second is the Bike Captain Role: The Bike captain is responsible for allocating the marshals on the bike course. The Bike Captain is in a vehicle on the bike course making sure both the volunteers and the athletes are all safe and supported. The Bike Captain also provides drinks and snacks for the volunteers. This position has a $1,500.00 gratuity. Let Ron Mierau know if you are interested and I will pass your name on to the volunteer coordinator for the race. These are great opportunities for our members to volunteer and show our support for local events. My contact information rmmierau@gmail.com 250-580-1369
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Ron
Apr 14, 2023
In Tripleshot Announcements
For those who ordered our beautiful kit, here are the date, location and timings for pickup, Thank you Andrew Neale for volunteering to be the pickup coordinator! Date: Saturday, April 15, to Friday, April 21. (7 days) Times: 8:30 - 10:00 and 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Location: 1-2530 Windsor Road (beside the Windsor Cafe) Contact: Andrew Neale 250-592-1125 Contact Andrew directly if these times do not work for you!
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Apr 14, 2023
In Ride Planning
Hello, amazing club members, It is great to see more club members out riding in the morning. Below are the riding events purposed this year, add them to your calendar and come enjoy these fun events. Remember to get some serious training in for the Big Loop, 265km with amazing support from our club members. If you are not interested in riding any of these rides then plan on volunteering! The summer BBQ is a great way to catch up and enjoy some great food and socializing. 21 May - 3 Ferries 3 June - Navy Bike Ride 4 June - Ride don't hide 18 June - Silly Solstice (or 17 June to avoid Father's Day) 23 July - big loop 6 Aug - BBQ (need booking and planner) 13 Aug - Hurricane Ridge 27 Aug - Great Trail 30 Sept - Ride 2 Remember 15 Oct - Cross Fondo
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Jan 27, 2023
In General Banter
Tripleshot will once again have the opportunity to assist in the Soldier On training camp this year, after a hiatus due to Covid. Soldier On is a program of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) which contributes to the recovery of ill and injured CAF members and veterans by providing opportunities and resources through sports, recreational, and creative activities. Soldier On is recognized for improving the quality of life of the ill and injured. Some of these athletes will continue on to the Invictus Games in Dusseldorf, Germany this summer! There will be ~10-15 athletes who have chosen cycling as one of their sports and will be coming from various backgrounds. Tripleshot has worked closely with Soldier On Canada in the past to provide training for these athletes. We will have 8 sessions to coach them in cycling basics, dry-land training and road training. The cycling component of the Invictus Games involves a 30min individual time trial. This training camp counts on our volunteers! The camp will be running 6-10 February (weekdays). Please see the Google Drive schedule and sign up where possible. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1y8_7jJTwmAAh8lfrJmbAJm3ozLsnYmNwQNV7uiuAx_o/edit?usp=drivesdk If you are available to take a greater role in leading/planning as well, please reach out and let me know!
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