We are pleased to offer CFC members the opportunity to participate in various cycling, fitness and social events throughout the summer. Aside from clinics, CycleFit Chicks members have great opportunities to enhance their knowledge through our generous sponsors, fellow club members and Elite Racing Team during club socials, rides, races and other events.
Our events are not always exclusive to CycleFit Chicks members. Participants from all over Ottawa, Hull, Gatineau and Chelsea and beyond have attended our clinics in years past from all avenues of our sport. Men and non-members are more than welcome to attend provided space is available. However special rates are available to CycleFit Chicks members.
- CFC MTB Skills Clinic Camp Fortune June 5
- SUP – Standup Paddleboard June 20
- CFC MTB Skills Clinic Camp Fortune June 26
- **Clara Hughes Big Ride June 30
- Return to Ride/Master’s 50+ Program July 6, 13, 20, 27
- CFC: Yoga for Cyclists July 27
- CFC MTB Skills Clinic Camp Fortune July 24
- CFC MTB Skills Clinic Camp Fortune August 21
- CFC MTB Guided Ride – Mont Ste Marie July 12
- CFC MTB Guided Ride – Outback Trail – Kanata Lakes August 9
- CFC MTB Guided Ride – Downhill, Bromont August 23
CFC MTB Advanced Skills Clinics
The skills clinics are run on Thursday nights and cover topics such as
- Steep roll and Jumps
- Cornering and Burns
- Technical Climbing
The skills clinics will run from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. The location is Camp Fortune.
- CFC MTB Skills Clinic Camp Fortune June 5 Register
- CFC MTB Skills Clinic Camp Fortune June 26 Register
- CFC MTB Skills Clinic Camp Fortune July 24 Register
- CFC MTB Skills Clinic Camp Fortune August 21 Register
Matt Krull from RatedmBiking will be the instructor for the skills clinics.
Date: June 20
Location & directions: Jacques Cartier Park, Laurier Street, Gatineau, QC https://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&tab=ml
Instructor: Jodi Bigelow or other Paddlefit staff member
Clinic Description: Intro to SUP
Paddlefit’s intro course is a great way to get your feet wet with the worlds fastest growing water sport. This course engages your core muscles to promote balance, stability and performance on the water. Participants will take away the knowledge necessary to either take SUP up on their own or further progress with us to the other aspects of SUP. The class takes place on calm, sheltered waters and is great for people wanting to perfect their skills or try the sport for the first time.
Cost: CFC Members :$45, Non-Members: $55
Monday, June 30: Clara Hughes’ Big Ride finishes in Arnprior, ON
(before heading into Ottawa for Canada Day)
We know it’s a Monday, but we’re thinking that some people might book it off, for an extra long weekend? So we’re orgainizing a club ride before Clara is to arrive, around the beautiful area of Arnprior. What a great way to get a ride in, enjoy a BBQ and meet Clara Hughes all in the same day!
Please see details below and get registered. (The Monday night SKILLS session will be cancelled).
Club rides will be broken into our normal groupings and distances/ride routes will be handed out accordingly with a route map. Of course we will need a couple group ride leaders for this particular event. IF you can’t make it for the ride, but want to come out and join the members after the3 ride for the BBQ, PLEASE register as well. Friends are welcome to join after the ride for the BBQ.
Club Participation Points: 100
Group ride leader participation points: 150
Club Ride Details:
Meet at Robert Simpson Park, Arnprior, ON
There will be a CFC tent located in the Park as a meeting point for the event.
3 different ride distances, 3 different start times
All three routes connect together on Osborne St, which leads into Arnprior. All three groups should meet up on this stretch and we can ride into Arnprior together and finish at 5:00pm back at the park in time to meet Clara Hughes, enjoy the BBQ and movie.
BBQ starts at 5:00pm
Movie at 7:00pm
Please register your attendance HERE.
Return to Ride/Masters 50+ Program
NEW Program outline:
Sunday, July 6, 13, 20, 27
CycleFitCHICKS Members: $45
Greenboro Community Centre
Lots of parking, beautiful centre with a coffee shop
Wk 1- July 6: Instructor Sylvie: Demo: Group ride and gearing
WK2- July 13: Instructor Stephanie: Stretching for Cyclists
WK3- July 20: Instructor Sylvie: Lecture: BIKE-FIT
WK4- July 27: TBA
If you are a returning to cycling after several years or if you are new to cycling, this weekend workshop is for you. Come and have a quick BIKE-FIT, increase your comfort riding in a group and meet other club members. This 4-day course will also include the topics: bike handling skills; cycling safety; stretching for the older athlete; and more.
CFC: Yoga for Cyclists
Date: Sunday, July 27
Location & directions: Ride leaves from Loyly Spa and Boutique, 10 Scott Rd. Chelsea, QC
Instructor: Stephanie Buys, Hatha Yoga Instructor and Cyclists
The ride will be held rain or shine. Yoga will not be held in the rain.
Cost: Free for CFC Members
CFC MTB – Guided Rides
This season Matt Krull will organize 3 guided rides, to the following locations.
Pre registration will be required.
- Mont Ste Marie, July 12 Register
- Kanata Lakes, Outback Trail August 9 Register
- Downhill, Bromont August 23 Register
Guided rides will take place on Saturday, as these locations and routes require more time than is available on weeknights.