Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Club kit. Fit kit

We are very close to finalizing our new club kit design and orders will be going in,  in two weeks.  Part of the process involves club members trying on sample kits to get the right sizing that works for each member.
We currently have a "fit kit" from Louis Garneau at "Savy Cycle".  Please give Rod a call to arrange a time that works to try it on. Rod is closed Sundays.  403 350 4972

Friday, 23 January 2015

A Message From Your New Club President…

On October 18, 2014 the CABC held its Annual General Meeting at Riverbend Golf Course.  It was an enjoyable evening of socializing and recounting cycling stories, both true and embellished, with friends from the 2014 season.  As per previous AGMs there were also some business items to attend to, including the nomination of, and election of the club’s Executive for the upcoming season.  For those who were unable to attend I would like to introduce to you our Executive for the 2015 season:

President – Jeff Wright
Mountain Director – Rod Rysavy
Road Director – Grayham Symko
Cyclocross Director – Vacant – Jeff Wright acting Cyclocross Director at this time. 
Secretary – Evan Harbinson
Treasurer – Michael Meeres
Membership Director – Allan Sutherland
Clothing Director – Ken Kahanyshyn

Larry Corsiatto and Ted Dahms volunteered to take on supporting roles for the Mountain and Road Directors as Downhill Mountain Bike and Tuesday Road Race Organizers, respectively.  

Alongside the election of a new Executive there was a lot of discussion about the future of the CABC.  The general consensus was that members want to expand upon what the club currently has to offer, grow the membership and develop cycling opportunities within the City of Red Deer.  The Executive has identified the following objectives as priorities for 2015: 

  1. Overhaul our club image
  2. Increase benefits for club members
  3. Build a stronger community of mountain bike riders within the club
  4. Develop our relationship with the City of Red Deer and expand the sanctioned Mountain bike Trail System within the city
  5. Attract new members; especially junior and female riders

At this time I can tell you that we are off to a great start.  The Executive has been hard at work since the AGM in October, having held four meetings already and having invested many hours to begin laying the groundwork to position the Club to meet its objectives for 2015.  And so, I would like to share with you some of our progress to date:

  1. Club Sponsorship - The Executive has successfully developed a sponsorship package, presented it to local businesses and developed partnerships for the next two seasons.   I will announce the final details within the next week once all of the commitments have been finalized, but at this time I can tell you that the club has already secured both financial support and membership benefits far beyond what we have enjoyed in previous years.  Stay tuned for details.
  2. Club Name and Image – Through much deliberation it was decided to keep the name of Central Alberta Bicycle Club.  Serious consideration was given to making a name change but in the end it was decided that CABC would stand.  Our image on the other hand is something that we intend to work to improve in order to attract more mountain bike riders, youth, recreational cyclists, and female cyclists.
  3. Facebook and Website – Yes, we now have a Central Alberta Bicycle Club group Facebook page!  It is already proving to be a great way for people to connect with each other and share their passion for riding bikes.  Contact us if you are interested in being invited to the group.  Our website has also seen some improvements and will continue to be developed over the next year. 
  4. Membership and Registration – Thanks to Al Sutherland, our Membership Director, registering with the CABC has never been easier.  Just follow the link posted on either the CABC website or Facebook page and complete the online registration process.  For 2015, Adult General Memberships will cost $50.00, while Under 17 Memberships will be free.  Included in this price is your $35.00 insurance fee required to participate in any ABA affiliated club events (Group rides, club races, etc.).  For those who are interested, don’t forget to add on the Tuesday Night Race option or make a donation to support the club’s work to maintain and develop Red Deer’s Mountain Bike Trails.
  5. Logo – We have been working with a graphic designer and are in the final stages of selecting a new club logo.  You can expect it to appear on our website soon. 
  6. Clothing – We are also in the final stages of designing fully custom club cycling clothing.  Under the direction of Ken, our Clothing Director, and with the support of Rod from Savy Cycle we will have new clothing from Louis Garneau to share with you in the near future. You can expect a range of attractive, well-designed, high quality pieces of cycling clothing exclusively available to our CABC members at a great price.  Road, Mountain and women’s specific clothing options will be available to suit your preferences. We are on schedule for it to be ready for this spring, but will be sharing details well in advance.

If you are a past member of the CABC I hope this news is as exciting to you as it is to us.  If you are checking our club out for the first time and are wondering whether we might be right for you, please contact us or come and ride with us on one of our group rides. 


Jeff Wright
CABC President

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

2015 Membership

2015 Club Membership can now be purchased at Zone 4
Please click on the link or go to the "Links and Membership " Page.

Club membership and ABA general membership is mandatory to participate in a club group ride. This is primarily for insurance reasons.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

New Years Eve ride

New Years Eve ride departing the Rec Centre at 6pm for those interested.
Bring fat bikes or mountain bikes and lights.
See ya there.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Newer Look to Blog

In the process of working on a newer look to the blog.
Check out the pages/tabs at the top.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Wednesday night rides

Mountain bike/fat bike rides.
Depart recreation centre(downtown swimming pool ).
6pm Wednesday's
Refuel at Original Joes.  

Friday, 7 November 2014


Please check out the Central Alberta Bicycle Club on Facebook.

We are now using this as a means of connecting people who want to head out for a non-scheduled ride, if there is a trail maintenance meeting or work bee. It's generally a great way to put club members in touch with each other.
Check it out.
This is in addition to the blog. keep watching the blog for news and updates.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Bragg Creek Saturday 25th

Hi everyone,
Weather permitting, we will ride in West Bragg trails on Sat the 25th. Plan to depart the Sheraton at 8am. Expect to be out there roughly four hours. Hope to see you there.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Oct 18th.

Lots Going on,  on October 18th.

Mountain biking skills session.......Build your confidence on the mountain bike with some hands on coaching.

Fat Bike demo day.......... thinking about a fat bike........Come and see what Savy Cycle has to offer.

Stay tuned for times.      Location River Bend Golf Club.

Don't forget the Annual Dinner/AGM also on the 18th. Also at River Bend Golf Club.

2014 Tuesday Night Road Race Results.

Spring Results.
Summer Results.
Overall Results 

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Justice Water

Hi Savy Cycle Supporters. I have a great opportunity to ride this weekend for a great cause. Justice Water aims to empower developing communities with multipliable and sustainable water technologies, using resources that are available, affordable, and acceptable to their culture and region.

Besides wanting to support a local Red Deer friend that works with Justice Water, here are some Statistics that really made me grateful for the water I have access to:
1. 780 million people do not have access to safe water supply sources. (That is about one out of every nine people)
2. About 1.8 million people die every year due to preventable diarrheal diseases. Most of them are children under the age of five. (I have two kids under 5!)
3. In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year just walking for water. Women and children often bear the burden of collecting water, having to walk several hours a day collecting water from polluted sources. (What do you keep yourself busy with?)

Here is what you can do to help
1. RIDE WITH US. Though the team has been put together last minute consider this invitation to ride with us on October 4 in Red Deer. Sign up at 
2. SUPPORT US FINANCIALLY. Go to and search for "Justice Water" and support the team or individuals on the team. Just click the donate link.
3. SPREAD THE WORD. Time is short but we can reach our goal if you help us out.

Thanks to all who have and will support us.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Oct 4th

Hey Folks, 

This saturday is 

International Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Oct 4th

Kids must be accompanied by an adult. helmets are mandatory 

Ride length will vary depending on skill level. 

Meet at the Sheraton hotel at 9:30. ride leaves at 10:00 

Weather looks good. 

Joes Cafe post ride. 

see ya there. 

Monday, 29 September 2014

End of Year dinner and AGM

Annual awards dinner and AGM.
River Bend Golf Club.

October 18th at 6pm for drinks.
Meal at 6:45pm.
Tickets $30

movies, slide shows, speeches and "buy and sell", included.
Feel like contributing to the club?  Now's the time to step up and help in the clubs future development.

Contact Evan for tickets.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Trail clean up

Hi everyone,
There will be an impromptu trail clean-up on Sunday the 28th at 1:30 at the Mountain Bike Park.  We will meet by Home Hardware Entrance, Do some Clean –up and go for a short ride around 3:30.  As this is an old list and you have not heard from me in way too long, please forward this to interested parties and please email me the contact info of the people that would like to be part of this list.  If you no longer want to be part of this list please let me know and I will take you off.  Thanks