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Events / Milton Velodrome Stakeholder Session - 2012 January 10th
« Last post by Jason on December 23, 2011, 05:51:29 PM »
Subject: Milton Velodrome Stakeholder Session - 2012 January 10th
Hello Cycling Enthusiasts,
On December 15th, the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) announced that the Town of Milton was the selected site for the Velodrome. This confirmation is conditional upon the Town signing a binding agreement late in January. Prior to signing a binding agreement, Milton Town Council has commissioned the completion of a business plan and due diligence process completed by Sierra Planning and Management that will verify that  operating impacts and  community use and cycling legacy requirements are satisfactory and meet the financial principle associated with this project.
The Town would like to invite all interested cycling stakeholders who could be potential users of the facility to an information session on the Velodrome. Representatives from Infrastructure Ontario, who will be the project managers for the Velodrome, will be in attendance to do a presentation of the proposed conceptual plan and answer any questions. Representatives from TO2015, Sierra Planning and Management and the Town of Milton will also be in attendance. The date of the session is Tuesday, January 10th from 4-8pm. The formal presentation will take place at 4pm and repeated again at 6pm. The session will take place at the Milton Sports Centre in the Optimist Room and is located at 605 Santa Maria Boulevard.
At the session on January 10th, contact information for interested parties will be collected and interviews will be arranged for January 12th either daytime or evening depending on what works well for each group. At the interviews, it is expected that each group be prepared to offer insight into their potential utilization of the facility that will assist in developing the business plan outcomes.
We look forward to your participation on January 10th. It is the cycling community that will be the driving force to ensure the Velodrome is viable and a lasting legacy for many years after the games. Please forward this email to any groups who would be potential users of the Velodrome that we may have missed.
Please RSVP to or 905-878-7252 ext.2581 by January 5th. Please indicate if you are representing a group and how many will be in attendance from your group.
Thank you very much and Happy Holidays!
Steve Palmer
Town of Milton
Acting Manager, Community Development and Programs
905-878-7252 ext.2581
Events / Sports Nutrition Clinic with Anne Guzman - Hosted by MBRC
« Last post by Jason on October 19, 2011, 09:30:21 AM »
Open to All

MBRC has enlisted Anne Guzman to hold a Sports Nutrition Clinic/Seminar .
The presentation is approx 1 hour long and there will be a Q & A afterward

Tuesday November 1st at 7:00pm and the cost will be $20 at the door Cash Only
Meadowvale Community Centre in the "Timothy Street Room"
6655 Glen Erin Drive, Mississauga, ON, L5N 3L4

More Details Click Here

To reserve a seat email
Events / Re: Le Tour on the BIG Screen Feb 2
« Last post by Alex Pond on January 18, 2011, 07:51:36 PM »
Thanks for the heads up Paul.   Initially I was thinking I would go until I realized the conflict with Groundhog Day. >:(


PS.  Groundhog Day also conflicts with my wife's birthday so I guess  I'll have to ask her if she wants to go to the movies! :D
Events / Re: Le Tour on the BIG Screen Feb 2
« Last post by Steven Pall on January 18, 2011, 09:32:19 AM »
Sounds cool. I'll probably check it out.
Events / Le Tour on the BIG Screen Feb 2
« Last post by Paul W. on January 17, 2011, 07:45:20 AM »
Wednesday Feb 2 at 7pm. Lots of theatres in the GTA but ONE NIGHT ONLY!

See the trailer here:

Chasing Legends, a highly-anticipated bike movie focusing on the 2009 Tour de France through the eyes of Team Columbia-HTC, will be shown across Canada during a special one-night screening. The high-definition film will be shown in 43 theatres Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. See the list below.


There is no greater sporting event in all of cycling than the Tour de France. Chasing Legends touches on the rich history, passion and true grit of the Tour, as seen through the eyes of Team Columbia-HTC, along with commentary from Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen, Eddy Merckx, Jens Voigt and some of the sport’s most prolific heroes. With a stunning array of HD cameras and poignant and touching interviews, Chasing Legends will take views deeper into the pro peloton than ever before on a roller coaster ride of action, drama and emotion.

The following theatres will show Chasing Legends Feb. 2:

Theatre - Cinéma  City - Ville  Address - Adresse 
Cineplex Odeon Ajax Cinemas  Ajax  248 Kingston Road 
Cineplex Odeon Aurora Cinemas  Aurora  15460 Bayview Avenue 
SilverCity Burlington  Burlington  1250 Brant Street 
Cineplex Odeon Queensway  Etobicoke  1025 The Queensway 
SilverCity Mississauga  Mississauga  3055 Vega Boulevard 
Cineplex Odeon Oshawa  Oshawa  1351 Grandview Street N 
Cineplex Odeon Eglinton Town Centre  Scarborough  22 Lebovic Avenue 
Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Grande  Toronto  4861 Yonge Street 
Cineplex Odeon Varsity Cinemas  Toronto  55 Bloor Street W 
Colossus Toronto  Woodbridge  3555 Highway 7 W

Sounds like a good time
Thanks goes out to John Monette he told me about it.
I went to this event and it was great.  Devon gave a great speech about his Olympic experience.  He said it was the first time he talked publicly about it (he's the one who came in 5th in the 50km race, just 1.6sec behind the winner with the famous toe stretch at the finish with the 4th place finisher.  He said that during the race he was so focused on "sitting in" in the pack, he did not know he placed at the finish until after he crossed and looked up at the board!  His focus was so narrow at the end, he was just trying to do his best.  I guess he was really in the "zone".  I wished I had my video camera and taped it.  I think he could be a motivational speaker if he wants to be.

Chandra was very nice.

I also met Eleanor, of Share the Road, and she's great lady.

John, tall, rides a R3 (he rides with us once or twice a year) who's sons are great skate skier was there was his family.  One of his son is Ontario's Jr Skate or Classic Ski Champion!

I think there was just as many skiers as cyclist at the event.

Thanks, Jason.
I'll probably go, near me.  Good cause.

Olympians Devon Kershaw and Chandra Crawford raise cycling awareness in Toronto

The Share the Road Cycling Coalition invites you to an evening with Olympic Cross Country skiers Devon Kershaw and Chandra Crawford. Purchase tickets in advance on our Event Registration Page.
Devon first joined forces with Share the Road last year when he and Coalition Founder and CEO Eleanor McMahon organized a Share the Road Ride in Devon’s hometown, Sudbury (July 2009) in memory of Devon’s girlfriend and former national teammate Sophie Marin who was killed on a training ride on her bike in Sudbury on June 3, 2001.
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Events / Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb, Aug 15 2009
« Last post by Paul Mang on March 29, 2009, 12:20:39 PM »
Billed as the world toughest hillclimb.  7.6 miles long with average grade of 12%.  If you ever driven up this mountain you'll know how though this hill climb will be.  When I drove up and down this mountain two years ago, it was more scary going up then down!  A lot of people should not be allowed to drive up or down the mountain, they just take up too much room on the narrow road with no guard rails.  Going down the mountain I had to get my wife to open her door to see how much road we had on the right side (cliff side) since this car going up was hogging the road and we were on the outside of the road!

It's already sold out.  This year it took about 3 days to sell out instead of the 2 hours or so it took last year.  The economic downturn has affected it.

I'm signed up to do the hill climb and I have to prepare for it over the summer.  I plan to get a mountain bike crank on my road bike to get the gearing I need for this hill climb.  I'll just have one chain ring on the front for the ride, I don't exactly know the gearing I'll use but it will be something like 30 in the front and a 11-28 in the back.

If I can do the climb in 1:30, that's one hour & 30 minutes, I'll be very happy.  The record for the climb is held by Tom Danielson at 49 minutes!

If you want to do Mt. Washington, you can sign up for the Newton Revenge ride in July here:  It's the same ride, just different name.

The Mt. Washington website is here:
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