Category Archives: Club News

2018 Membership is Live

Written By on January 3, 2018

Happy New Year. I hope everyone had a merry christmas and a happy new year season filled with good food, good company and shiny new bike parts under the tree. Now it’s time to start working on goals for next year, whether that be a certain distance per week, a provincial title or just a personal best on strava. 2018 club membership is now live As in past years you still need to have a cycling BC membership. Since everyone signed up for a membership last year I’m sure you’ve all received the many emails they’ve sent advertising an? Read More

Winding down(sorta)

Written By on August 13, 2017

Last week was a busy one. First we had the hugely successful second running of the Midsummers Cross Race at Diver Lake Park.  An amazing event.  Despite the heat and smoke we had a great turn out, lots of volunteers to make set up a breeze leaving plenty of time for racers to pre-ride the course.  Also a huge turn out of racers with 113 taking the line and kicking up dust.  That number includes the Zoom Zooms and the Half lappers that made sure Norm warmed up for his race He had to to drop that Megaphone because they? Read More

Midsummers Cross and Hill Climbs

Written By on August 7, 2017

Crits and time trials are done, but the season is far from over. Wednesday night we are hosting the Mid Summers Cross race in Diver Lake park.  Entries are limited with only five spots left in the A race(at 5pm Monday afternoon)  If you’re interested nows the time to sign up // We’re still looking for help Tuesday evening around five pm to walk the course and rake up pine cones/move big branches etc… to prep the course.  I had a quick look around this afternoon and it’s not too bad.  Four or five people with rakes and gloves and? Read More

MIVA this week…

Written By on July 16, 2017

Monday – Group ride from NIC @ 6pm. Open to all levels – come out and ride with a great group of people. Tuesday – Crit Race – the second last one in the series. Race time is 7pm. Thursday – 15k time trial on Nanaimo River Road starting at 7pm. Only 2 more left in our series. Sign up below. Sunday – MIVA DIVA 100k – we have 23 signed up already! But there is lots more room so sign up ladies. See below. MIVA event sign up:

Ride Don’t Hide – Mental Health Awareness

Written By on May 31, 2017

Please read about/support this great event to help raise awareness of mental health. Ride Don’t Hide, a community bike ride to create awareness and help break the stigma surrounding mental illness, raises funds to support mental health education and services in the mid island area. On Sunday, June 25, across Canada 10,000 cyclists, in 31 communities (including Nanaimo) are expected to ride. In Nanaimo accommodates riders of all ages and abilities with two different rides to choose from 16.5 km and 52.3km. The 16.5-km event is great for families and individuals and the 52.3-km event is for more experienced riders.? Read More

Cowichan Populaire 50 / 100 / 160 – June 3

Written By on May 28, 2017

This Saturday is a great opportunity to ride the Cowichan Populaire put on by the BC Randonneurs. You can choose one of three distances – 50k or 100k or 160k! Sign up here. This will also be the first ride for our newly formed “MIVA Women’s 100” group which is training to do a 100k event on July 23. MIVA members Kiyomi Shulz and Janna Gillick will be leading these ladies so if you are interested speak to one of them. Hopefully we will see lots of MIVA members out there on Saturday. How will we know? Because you will? Read More

MIVA events – May 29 to June 1

Written By on May 28, 2017

Yes it is finally summer! Monday Development Ride – roll out of the NIC @6pm – we have 3 groups ranging from about 24kmh and up. Come ride with a great group of people and improve your fitness and skills. Tuesday Crit Race – If you want to improve your speed and endurance why not try a Crit race. Yes the pace is fast but hey drafting is encouraged. Volunteers are needed. Racers it is time to take your turn so sign up! A lucky volunteer will win a sweet Easton wheel set at the end of the season. Wednesday? Read More


Written By on May 17, 2017

The links on our site may be stale – the site is being upgraded as we speak by our webguy and MIVA member Matt. Use this Webscorer link to sign up for everything MIVA. Thanks for your patience! Mike


Written By on May 17, 2017

Time trial tomorrow night is our second 40km TT of the season.  We’ve had a couple of weeks to recover and train from the first one so it’s a great opportunity see how you’ve come along and improved.  The trick with the longer time trials is to pace yourself correctly.  It’s easy to go out hard and burn up so you’ve got nothing left and have to crawl home on the second lap.  You also don’t want to take it too easy on the start and cross the line feeling fresh and ready to do it all again. At this? Read More

MIVA/Coal City Crit #5

Written By on May 16, 2017

Well the weather certainly turned around for us tonight.  After Mondays taste of winter I wasn’t sure we were going to have a race when I got up this morning.  However it turned out to be the best night so far. Slightly smaller field than last week with more locals coming out and less making the drive down from Comox we had 16 riders take the start line. It was a 35 lap race with two Primes up for grabs mid race.  On the sixth lap we rang the bell and Janna jumped to take the sprint and grab a? Read More