April 28, 2019 Newsletter
Ride Report for the Week of April 21
Led by Dianne and Charlie Clark, the April 23 Tuesday Evening Ardrossan Ride saw 34 cyclists do more than 1,000 km for a group total that evening; wow!
Pausing for a break in Terwillegar Park on the April 25 Thursday Evening Trail Ride. Starting locations for the May rides are posted at http://bikeclub.ca/events/ .
Rockies Bike and Hike -- One Spot Left!
Danielle Amerongen's 'bike and hike' trip out of Canmore is almost full so hurry and register before that last spot disappears. For detailed trip info, go to:  Bike and hike the rockies
EBTC Safety Program: "Ride Safely; Make Safety Your Priority"

How To Ride Safely:
  1. Cycle single file except when passing*
  2. Stay close to the shoulder; riding in the middle of the road is a NO-NO.
  3. Leave adequate space between cyclists; draft only when riders around you are experienced & comfortable cycling closer; pull up to draft behind another cyclist ONLY with their awareness and explicit approval. Note: The cyclist following is responsible and at fault in an accident.
  4. Be visible: wear bright colors (yellow, orange); have headlight and taillight (use in overcast or rainy conditions as well as after dusk)**
  5. Be aware: watch for other cyclists; watch for vehicles ahead and behind; have an escape route, preferably to the right to a shallow ditch
  6. Communicate with other riders and pedestrians (walkers; runners)***
  • call out when passing (on the left)
  • when you wish to turn, slow or stop, use hand and verbal (louder) signals
  • call out to other riders when vehicles ahead and behind
  • alert other riders to hazards on the road: point out
  • call out to pedestrians that you are approaching especially if from behind***

*Twin riding: this may be safe when done by experienced riders but is contrary to the Alberta Highways Act
**Highways Act requires you to have a light if riding half an hour from sunset Last revised spring 2019
***Highways Act requires you to have a noise-making device on your bike (such as a bell)
Don't forget EBTC's 'New Rider' cycling nights begins this Thursday!
 Please join us for our New Rider Series beginning Thursdays May 2 thru June 6. Go to: bikeclub.ca/new-rider-outings for more info.
Register for the 25th Anniversary Tour de l'Alberta (TdA)
Ride date for the 25th TdA is Sunday, July 28. Registration is open. EBTC offers three Sunday rides to help you train for the TdA: West End Target the Tour , Ardrossan Target the Tour , and the Sunday Afternoon Rides .
EBTC 2019 memberships can be purchased at: :
April/May Events:

April 29: 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.

April 30: Tuesday Evening Ardrossan Ride (arrive 6 pm; start 6:15 pm)
Start Point: Ardrossan Rec Centre southwest parking lot
April 30: 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 name) and date
NOTE: For May/June/July, arrive 6:15/start 6:30;

May 2/9/16/23/30: New Rider Outings (arrive 6:15 pm; start 6:30 pm)
Ride Leader: Charles World
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.
NOTE: Starts May 2 through to June 6

May 2/9/16/23/30: Thursday Evening Trail Rides (arrive 6:00 pm; start 6:15 pm)
Ride Leader: Sig Jensen
Start Point May 2: Corner of 138 Ave NW & 20 St NW
NOTE: June/July dates, arrive 6:15/start 6:30; August/Sept arrive 6:00; start 6:15

May 3/10/17/24/31: Friday Afternoon Escapes (arrive 12:15; start 12:30)
Ride Leader: Bob Atlee and David Tang
Start Point: Ardrossan Rec Centre southwest parking lot
RidewithGPS: Bob will email route link to his distribution list of riders and post the link on the club Facebook page.
NOTE: Register your email with Bob Atlee to get last minute email updates or weather cancelations.

May 4/11/18/25: Show & Go Garrison-Morinville Loop (arrive 9:45; start 10:00)
Ride Leader: Dave Mercier

May 5/12/19/26: West End Target the Tour (arrive 9:45 am; start 10:00 am)
Ride Leader: Danielle Amerongen
Start Point May 5: The Enjoy Centre 101 Riel Dr., St. Albert
NOTES: Start time has changed to 10:00 am this week.
The start rotates between St. Albert, Spruce Grove and Hawkstone.

May 5/12/19/26: Ardrossan Target the Tour (arrive 9:30 am; start 9:45 am)
May 5 Rider Leader: Rob Strashok ( RideWithGPS Route for May 5)
Start Point: Ardrossan Rec Centre southwest parking lot
NOTE: Start time has changed to 9:45 am this week

May 5/12/19/26: 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'

May 15/22/29: 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)

May 18: Blackfoot Offroad Ride (arrive 12:45 pm; start 1:00 pm)
Ride Leader: Greg Pommen
Start Point: Start from the Waskehegan Staging Area

May 20: 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.

May 25/26 (Overnight): Victoria Trail Gravel/Backpack Trip
Ride Leader: Charles World
Start Point: Waskatenau, Alberta
NOTE: RSVP to safety.education@bikeclub.ca prior to May 22, to ensure a spot