Category Archives: Crits

Coal City Crit off to a FAST start!

Written By on April 24, 2018

The Coal City Criterium Series was off to a fast start tonight on Boxwood.  A shout out to our vollies who pulled through and swept up the corners for all of the riders; Peter, Lorrie, Janine, Graeme and Antonious.  Volunteers make these events happen, thank you. With 19 riders out on the course and some strong winds, the word is that this was one of the fastest opening races we’ve had.  Kudo’s to the newbies on the course tonight, Stephan Mohan, Eric Rush, Kiyomi Schulz and Jesse Manor. The race started out with two neutral laps which turned in to, (what? 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:

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

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

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

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.

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