April 21, 2019 Newsletter
Ride Report for the Week of April 14
Despite the cold and wind, the WestEnd Target the Tour saw a great turnout for its first ride of the season on Sunday, April 14.
At the other end of the city, the Ardrossan Target the Tour also attracted a crowd of die hard cyclists. If you have questions about either of these rides, contact the ride leaders. Come join the fun!
On the first ever Thursday Evening Trail Ride , thirteen EBTCers rode mountain, hybrid bikes or ebikes over paved trails and smooth gravel paths in the river valley and on the Strathcona County Trail.
Ready, Set, Go! Register April 26 for Rockies Bike and Hike!
Danielle Amerongen will be leading a 'bike and hike' trip out of Canmore. The plan is to arrive at the new Canmore Downtown Hostel on the evening of July 5 and then on Saturday do an 83 km road cycle on 1A and 93 with a 9.3 km hike on Sunday. Registration begins April 26 at 1:00 pm. For detailed trip info, go to: Bike and hike the rockies
International Travel Deal

Last couple of days! A reminder that Sue Flemming is offering EBTC members $50 off PLUS a 15% discount for each Exodus trip booked for 2019 and/or 2020. This offer is time sensitive ... booking must be made on or before April 23 - sorry, no extensions!! Contact Sue Flemming   to book and receive these two discounts.
Last Call!! EBTC's 'New Rider' cycling nights begin May 2!
 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. For newcomers, the Tour de l’Alberta (TdA) was started in 1994 by Don Peddie of the Edmonton Bicycle & Touring Club (EBTC) as a club ride for members to celebrate the Tour de France in our French communities and to promote recreational cycling by participants of all ages and abilities. On its inaugural ride, the club saw just over 20 cyclists ride 100 km. Since that day in 1994, the ride has grown to its current state of over 1300 cyclists with four different ride options: Family Ride, 50 km, 100 km, and 160 km.The TdA is one of the largest one-day cycling rides in Western Canada and is a staple on the local sporting event calendar. The Tour has introduced new riders to the sport as well as returning participants from previous years. 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 . There are early bird registration incentives for EBTC members. If 150 EBTC members register before May 31, they not only get a preferred rate of $85 but will also receive a free pair of 25th anniversary socks branded with the EBTC and TdA logo. Additionally, 1 of those 150 EBTC members will be the lucky recipient of a VIP upgrade valued at $275!! And get your friends to register because if total registrations exceed 750 by July 1, another EBTC member will be eligible for a VIP upgrade. So there are two VIP upgrades up for grabs. Spread the word!
EBTC 2019 memberships can be purchased at: :
April Events:

April 23/30: Tuesday Evening Ardrossan Ride (arrive 6 pm; start 6:15 pm)
Start Point: Ardrossan Rec Centre southwest parking lot
April 23: 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;

April 25: Thursday Evening Trail Rides (arrive 6:00 pm; start 6:15 pm)
Ride Leader: Sig Jensen
Start Point April 25: Fort Edmonton Parking Lot
NOTE: June/July dates, arrive 6:15/start 6:30; August/Sept arrive 6:00; start 6:15

April 28: West End Target the Tour (arrive 10:15 am; start 10:30 am)
Ride Leader: Danielle Amerongen
Start Point April 28: Tim Hortons (Hawkstone) 18314 Lessard Rd
NOTE: For May dates, arrive 9:45/start 10:00; June/July, arrive 9:15/start 9:30

April 28: Ardrossan Target the Tour (arrive 10:45 am; start 11:00 am)
Rider Leaders: June McGregor and Phil Davidson
Start Point: Ardrossan Rec Centre southwest parking lot
NOTE: For May dates, arrive 9:45/start 10:00; June/July, arrive 9:15/start 9:30

April 28: 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

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.