June 23, 2019 Newsletter
Ride Report for the Week of June 16
The 2019 MS Bike - Leduc/Camrose celebrated its 30th year this June 22/23 weekend. Ride Marshalls for this event are EBTC volunteers, pictured here (minus three individuals who were stuck in the traffic jam at the entrance!). EBTC has played a key role in this ride over the past 22 years and was honoured for their longstanding commitment with a plaque, seen here held by Terry. Charles, Terry, and Anne-Marie spent numerous hours behind the scenes helping organize the ride.
Thanks to the 500 volunteers (and amazing weather!!!), it was a great event and the more than 1,600 cyclists raised almost $2,000,000. Fun was had by all ... as well as homeowners along the route who cheered the cyclists on ... one in a creative and humorous way!!
Thunder Lake Weekend Ride
The traditional Thunder Lake ride is next weekend. If you wish to experience the typical style of a weekend ride the club organized in the 70's and 80's go on this trip. Do not expect camping food though as the organizer Debbi cooks up a wonderful dinner on Saturday night.
Tour de l'Alberta!
R ide date for the 25th Tour de l'Alberta is Sunday, July 28. 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 .
Check out our interview below with our oldest EBTC member who has ridden in every single TdA. Max is on the right and the EBTC president, Anne-Marie, is on the left in this photo.
Upcoming Event List:

Click on the ride name to view full ride description.

June 24: 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.

June 25 : 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

June 26 : 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)

June 27 : Thursday Evening Trail Rides (arrive 6:15 pm; start 6:30 pm)
Ride Leader: Sig Jensen
Start Point June 27: Terwillegar Community Rec Centre 2051 Leger Rd NW
NOTE: June/July dates, arrive 6:15/start 6:30; August/Sept arrive 6:00; start 6:15

June 28 : 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.

June 29: Show & Go Garrison-Morinville Loop (arrive 9:45; start 10:00)
Ride Leader: Dave Mercier

June 30: West End Target the Tour (arrive 9:15 am; start 9:30 am)
Ride Leader: Danielle Amerongen
Start Point June 30: The Enjoy Centre 101 Riel Dr St Albert
RidewithGPS route: Look for club route with name 'WE TtT ST xx'

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

June 30 : Sunday Afternoon Rides (arrive 1:15 pm; start 1:30 pm)
Ride Leader for June (Jim and Sandy away): Tilly Jensen (780.479.8533)
Start Point: Ardrossan Rec Centre southwest parking lot
RidewithGPS route: Look for club route with name 'Sunday Afternoon MMM DD YYYY'

June 29-30: Thunder Lake Ride & Camping (arrive 8:30 am; start 9 am)
Ride Leader: Debbi Wallace
Start Point: Onoway
NOTES: Click here to sign up. Cost $95.

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 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 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