Category Archives: Club News

Are you going to “MIVA” this week?

Written By on May 14, 2017

Monday Development group ride from the NIC at 6pm. Come join one of our 3 groups! Tuesday Crit races on Boxwood – test your true grit factor. Race starts at 7pm. Thursday is a short 40k Time Trial – learn to ride at a higher pace = sufferfest! Volunteers needed! Sign up…

MIVA/Coal City Crit #4 35laps

Written By on May 9, 2017

The weather finally cooperated. We had an excellent turn out this evening with 19 riders taking the start line.  Comox Valley was well represented with six riders carpooling down for the race and putting in a strong showing. It was a 35 lap, hold on to your toe straps, fast paced race.  With no primes on the line to save up for it was a series of almost constant attacks with riders testing the waters and trying to make a break stick.  Halfway through the race it appeared as though Sean Lunny and Nick Kupiak were going to get away? Read More

Bike to Work – Join MIVA’s team

Written By on May 9, 2017

I know lots of you/us bike to work or school so why not join our team and see how many people we can get involved and km’s we can collect. Or why not use this hyped up week to start biking to work. I hope to see lots of you out there – wear your MIVA colours! BTWW on facebook BTWW website  

MIVA this week…

Written By on April 30, 2017

MONDAY ride for all abilities – roll out of the NIC at 6pm CRIT race on Tuesday **7pm Start** – WE HAVE “O” VOLUNTEERS right now which means no one is racing. Racers take your turn this week! Sign up link below. $5 or season pass TIME TRIAL 20k on Thursday **7pm Start**- 2 volunteers still needed, sign up below. $5 or season pass.

Wednesday Night Rides are back!!

Written By on April 28, 2017

Back by popular demand are the Wednesday night rides which will be lead by Rock City Cycles and supported by MIVA. You must be a MIVA member (which means you are insured) OR you MUST sign a waiver before you ride. When? Wednesdays, roll out at 6:15pm Where? from RCC Who? Intermediate to Advanced riders How? Join MIVA or ride up to 2 times after signing our waiver See you Wednesday!!

MIVA/Rock City Time trial #1 20km

Written By on April 20, 2017

Nice turn out tonight with 14 riders braving the ever changing weather to set a new seasons benchmark on our 20km time trial Course. Results Thanks again to our volunteers Peter and Steve for helping at the turn around and start line.     //

MIVA Crit Race Clinic

Written By on April 11, 2017

Well the weather held out for the first race of the season. We had an excellent turn out for our first race.  We had 29 riders on course including two new youth riders.  Once again Janna with the help of Nick Kupiak ran a beginners clinic before the race.  Tied up as I was at registration I missed it this year. After two neutral laps (should have been 28) to try and warm up in the brutally cold wind the pack was off. With Nick making an early attack to test the waters, he was quickly reeled in by the? Read More

Club Volunteers

Written By on April 9, 2017

We have an amazing club here in Nanaimo. We put on close to one hundred events each year requiring untold hours of volunteer time and labour.  For that, I thank each and every one of you. But it hasn`t always been smooth sailing.  Too many times its been feast or famine.  We either have no one to man the corners and are about to cancel the race or everyone shows up in their runners and we have no one to race. This year we`re going to try something different. First, for series points to count every rider must volunteer for? Read More