June 30, 2019 Newsletter
NOTICE: The Events and Calendar link on the website bikeclub.ca are 'broken' so please save your newsletter to inform you of upcoming events
Ride Report for the Week of June 23
Rain, rain go away and please come back another day! Whew; it was a crazy wet week with only a small handful of rainless periods that allowed people to get some cycling in. Pictured here, Annie from the Sunday Afternoon crew finished her ride and chatted with some of the TtT morning group that just came in after completing 120 km ... what a great Sunday!
EBTC License Plate Update
If you've been waiting for your bicycle license plate, the second batch was received and mailed out to members on Friday, June 28. Remember these can be zip tied to your bike post, your helmet, your saddle bag, even to yourself (as shown in picture)! They are indestructible ... the weather and wind can't hurt these tough things.

MEC Club Night
On Saturday, July 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, MEC is hosting a Club Night after hours and all are welcome! This unique event will be featuring presentations by kayak expedition adventurer Jillian A. Brown, and canoe slaloms national champion Haley Daniels. All club members will receive 10% off on in-store purchases and can enjoy some fun and complimentary beverages. 
Less than a Month Away ... the Tour de l'Alberta!
R ide date for the 25th Tour de l'Alberta is Sunday, July 28. There are different distances to choose from: 50 km, 100 km, and 165 km. EBTC offers three Sunday rides to help you train for the various TdA distances: West End Target the Tour , Ardrossan Target the Tour , and the Sunday Afternoon Rides . Register now!
New Ride out of Vermilion ... with pizza and cinnamon buns!!
The Saturday July 20th EBTC Vermilion 84km ride will start at 10 am sharp and end at the Vermilion Heritage Park Community Oven where pizza and cinnamon buns will be baked and served post ride. The route is all pavement so a road bike is suggested. If you plan to stay in Vermilion the night before, consider camping in the Vermilion Provincial park (prebooking suggested). There is some great trail riding in the park (mountain bike!). If enough people stay over the night before, Craig will organize a Friday Evening BBQ. So if you plan to attend, please let Craig know via email or text 780.581.4887 ... be sure to indicate whether you are staying over Friday night or not. Guilt free pizza and cinnamon buns here we come!!
Upcoming Event List:

Click on the ride name to view full ride description.

July 1:  Holiday Monday Morinville to Legal  (arrive 9:45 am; start 10:00 am)
Ride Leader:  Liz Timleck
Start Point: North of Tim Horton’s in the Superstore parking lot at 8809 100 St, Morinville.

July 1: Monday Night Recreational Ride (arrive 6:15 pm; start 6:30 pm)
Rider Leader: Gaye Carter
Start Point: Rundle Park Tennis Courts parking lot . Rundle Park entrance is at 113 Avenue and 30 Street or 118 Avenue and Rundle Park Road.

July 2 : Tuesday Evening Ardrossan Ride (arrive 6:15 pm; start 6:30 pm)
Start Point: Ardrossan Rec Centre southwest parking lot
NOTE: The RideWithGPS route will be available by noon on date of ride so leaders can pick a route that considers wind direction; search for TuesArd (the ride name) and date

July 3 : Wednesday Show N Go (arrive 6:45 pm; start 7:00 pm)
Ride Leader: Al Carlson
Start Point: Northeast corner of the main Kinsmen Sports Centre parking lot (closest to new Walterdale bridge)

July 4 : Thursday Evening Trail Rides (arrive 6:15 pm; start 6:30 pm)
Ride Leader: Sig Jensen
Start Point July 4: Hazeldean School parking lot 6715 97 St NW
NOTE: June/July dates, arrive 6:15/start 6:30; August/Sept arrive 6:00; start 6:15

July 5 : Friday Afternoon Escapes (arrive 12:15; start 12:30)
Ride Leaders: Bob Atlee and backup David Tang
Start Point: Ardrossan Rec Centre southwest parking lot
RidewithGPS: Bob will email route link to his distribution list of riders .
NOTE: Register your email with Bob Atlee to get last minute email updates or weather cancelations.

July 6: Show & Go Garrison-Morinville Loop (arrive 9:45; start 10:00)
Ride Leader: Dave Mercier

July 6: Two Hills Tour (arrive 9:30 am; start 10 am)
Ride Leader: George Childs 780-632-6406 (please RSVP via email if attending)
Start Point: Pysanka in Vegreville

July 6 : MEC Club Discount Night 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Notes: EBTC members can get 10% off in-store purchases and enjoy fun complimentary beverages as part of Paddlefest .

July 7: West End Target the Tour (arrive 9:15 am; start 9:30 am)
Ride Leader: Danielle Amerongen
Start Point July 7: Tim Hortons (Hawkstone) 18314 Lessard Rd.
RidewithGPS route: Look for club route with name 'WE TtT HS xx'

July 7 : Ardrossan Target the Tour (arrive 9:15 am; start 9:30 am)
July 7 Rider Leader Tim Doskoch
Start Point: Ardrossan Rec Centre southwest parking lot
RidewithGPS route: Look for club route with name 'TtT MMM DD xx km'

July 7 : Sunday Afternoon Rides (arrive 1:15 pm; start 1:30 pm)
Ride Leader: Jim Lochhead (587-986-6629)
Start Point: Ardrossan Rec Centre southwest parking lot
RidewithGPS route: Look for club route with name 'Sunday Afternoon MMM DD YYYY'

July 14: Fort Saskatchewan Brunch (arrive 9:30 am; start 10 am)
Ride Leader: Maureen Lanuke (please RSVP via email if attending)
Start Point: NE of Clareview Community Centre & Arena 3804 – 139 Avenue

July 20: Vermilion Ride (arrive 9:30 am; start 10 am)
Ride Leader: Craig Brown 780-581-4887 (please RSVP via email if attending)
Start Point: Vermilion Heritage Park Community Oven (5324 50 Ave)

EBTC's detailed calendar of event s is at : bikeclub.ca/events/2019-06