• Thursday, May 06, 2021 8:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Effective immediately, the EVCC has suspended all its in person events.  This is being done in conjunction with the new AHS COVID restrictions announced on May 4th.

    Specifically, AHS has created the following guidelines for Outdoor Gatherings:

    • All outdoor social gatherings must be limited to no more than 5 people and a maximum of 2 household cohorts.
    • All outdoor sports and recreation activities are prohibited, except with members of your household, or your two close contacts if you live alone. 

    AHS is updating the rules and guidelines all the time, so please make sure to consult their website for the most current guidelines and follow their protocols.

    Because this will be very difficult to enforce, we have decided that we won't post any in person events.

    BUT, we have some great plans for the club for the next few weeks.

    1.  We are going to provide 'ride of the week' ride suggestions that you can follow - stay tuned for more information.

    2.  We have a number of ideas for zoom socials to hold over the next few weeks - stay tuned for more information.

    Also - you can always post that you are looking for a ride partner on our member forum.  Check it out here:  Member Forum

    Any questions or concerns, please email connect@elbowvalleycc.org.

    EVCC Executive

  • Monday, April 05, 2021 5:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Well, we made it through winter and there is no doubt now that spring is here!   The robins are back and white-legged cyclists are taking advantage of sunny days to get out on the roads and trails.  

    Thanks to all the coordinators who have stepped up so far to post frequent and interesting rides and a special credit goes to Tanya Colwell for making sure that we have good programming to suit our variety of members.   

    We are seeing more new members every day and also several members have stepped up to be new coordinators!    It will take a few weeks to get them up to speed but every new coordinator helps us to have more rides to offer.     Please be patient in the meantime.  As a member, you can always use our RWGPS library to find some great maps of routes you might want to ride.  

    Zoom has created a new way to have meetings and we are now embracing it for frequent training sessions and other meetings, including socials.   Don't miss Daphne and Frank on April 8th as they conduct another great slide show about more of their cycling adventures!

    Covid is not going down without a fight and has recently launched a new battle using nasty variants, so we are still restricted on our ride sizes and encourage everyone to be extra careful with physical distancing and masking where needed.      Above all, please do not come on a ride if you have any symptoms or have been near anyone with Covid.  

    We are looking forward to a summer with less Covid and are planning a full program hopefully including a few more multi-day rides.    

    See you out there!


  • Saturday, January 16, 2021 6:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Good News!  Alberta Health Services has loosened the restriction on outdoor gatherings to allow up to 10 people to meet socially outdoors, as of January 18. (with 2 metre distancing of course)  As a result, EVCC will start posting events again for up to 10 people.   

    We'll be relaunching our "Let's get outside" winter program.

    The Club welcomes outdoor winter activities such as

    ·  skating

    ·  snowshoeing

    ·  cross-country skiing

    ·  hiking

    ·  winter biking

    If you are interested in coordinating any of these winter outdoor events, please contact our Program Director, Tanya Colwell at connect@elbowvalleycc.org

    Watch the calendar for some winter fun!

    EVCC Executive

  • Wednesday, January 06, 2021 1:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2020 is now in the rear view mirror and we can look forward to embracing the new year as we ride ahead into better times in 2021!

    We entered spring last year on a low note, having to cancel the GT for the first time in 37 years, and totally closed down ride postings for over 2 months, as a result of covid-19.    Then with great trepidation, we started posting rides again in early June.  It quickly became evident that cycling was a sweet spot in this pandemic, and we ended the summer with a very successful riding season. Importantly, EVCC members took the covid restrictions in stride and we did not have a single incident of covid transmission.  

    The successes that we had in 2020 are due to the enthusiasm of our volunteer coordinators and members alike.   This is in addition to the many hours put in by your executive committee as they kept things moving forward and worked through a number of difficult decisions.   

    As we enter 2021, we have a great new look on our website for you to enjoy and there are a number of other new projects on the go.  Watch for more details!   

    Thanks to all for your support and let’s look forward to a great 2021!    

    Maria Saley

    President, EVCC

  • Wednesday, January 06, 2021 1:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Welcome to the new information hub for club members!

    We've added new features you've been asking for:

    • Blog for our latest club news and stories 
    • Member forum where you can buy and sell gear, ask questions, get advice, and connect with other riders
    • Trip reports for sharing highlights and photos of your riding adventures

    Our improved events calendar has a new home -- see the button on the top menu. You can now see the calendar in list view, and filter by ride type. Unfortunately our calendar is a little bare at the moment due to COVID-19 restrictions. We hope to be back in the saddle again soon!

    For ride coordinators

    The event posting and registration processes haven't changed, but you can now submit trip reports and photos. You'll still have access to "coordinator's corner" when you login to the site. 

    Member login

    To login to access your member profile, the member forum, coordinator's corner, and other member-only information and resources:

    • On a desktop or laptop computer, use the blue person icon at the top right hand side of the page. 
    • On a mobile device, use the arrow icon at the top right hand corner of your screen. 

    Send us your feedback

    Let us know what you think!

    All blog posts enable you to comment and discuss. To post a comment now, click the icon above left (the square thingy with three dots).

    Or email feedback to: connect@elbowvalleycc.org.

  • Wednesday, January 06, 2021 1:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you have great cycling photos from your 2020 club rides, share the best ones with us and they could be featured on our website or on our social media channels. 

    The best photos tell a visual story and feature people in action. We're looking for a mix of photos from different types of rides, in a variety of locations and seasons. They can be serious, funny, inspirational or informative.

    Each member may send up to three favourite photos. 

    Photos must be high resolution, in focus, with good lighting (exposure). 

    Please include details about when/where the photo was taken, comments about the ride, and names of people in the picture. 

    The photo above is our program coordinator, Tanya Colwell, who met an unusual character on a Chestermere pathway ride last summer. 

    Email photos to: connect@elbowvalleycc.org

    We look forward to the fun of seeing your submissions!

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