Category Archives: General Interest

MIVA CycloCross this week

Written By on September 17, 2017

Monday Cross Ride – from the NIC at 6pm. All levels accomodated. A cross bike is needed. Thursday Cross Practice – in Bowen Park with Carey Mark leading the way. Skills and drills to help you get on and off your bike faster and go faster in between. Meet near the Wahl Street entrance. It’s fun, come try it out! Wednesdays – Rock City Cycles hosts a ride from the shop at 6:15.

CYCLOCROSS CLINICS STARTING THURSDAY

Written By on September 5, 2017

Hosted by: Carey Mark/MIVA When and Where: Meet at Bowen -Wall St. Parking lot 6:00-7:30pm Thursday Sept 7th 6:00-7:30pm Thursday Sept 14th 6:00-7:30pm Thursday Sept 21st 6:00-7:30pm Thursday Sept 28th 6:00-7:30pm Thursday Oct 5th Who: Anyone who wants to practice their skills for riding What: A 1.5 hour clinic covering all of the basic skills of Cyclo-cross riding and racing. Warm-up, skills practice, short race. Need: cyclocross or mountain bike Cost: Free (All abilities are welcome and everyone should be able to learn something or at least practice their skills.) Topics will include: -Cornering -Hills -Start line plan -Dismounting -Remounting? Read More

Last Monday Ride / Social at White Sails

Written By on August 24, 2017

Wow, where did the summer go?! This brings us to the last Monday Group ride on August 28. We will NOT START AT the NIC. But instead we will start (6:00pm) and end at one of our great sponsors, White Sails Brewery. This is a good opportunity for a bit of a different ride and a chance to chat and swap cycling stories. Trophy holders – come ride or have a drink and bring your trophy back so we have it in time for the AGM. Season pass holders – this is a good chance to return your number with? 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

July 25 Final Coal City Criterium

Written By on July 25, 2017

A hot sunny night for the final crit. We had 14 racers take the line.  With it being the final race 40 laps were on the board.  After two neutral laps they were off with Harry getting out front pushing the pace and trying for an early break.  The pack reeled him in fairly quickly though.  13 laps in the bell was wrung for the first prime and Doug Merrick showed he was the thirstiest taking the sprint by over ten seconds on the rest of the pack.  He didn’t let up though and continued to push the pace staying? Read More

Final Crit and TT

Written By on July 24, 2017

This week marks the mid point of our season as we run our last Criterium and Time Trial of the season. Come out tomorrow night and cheer as racers fight it out one last time.  While first place in the series is going to strong man James Sage; the fight for third could be close with Mark Wieler, Chris Cameron and Kevin Park with in 3 points of each other. Thursday nights Time trial is a 40km event, and while James Sage has the series locked up for the men(Did we mention he’s been training pretty hard this year) he? Read More

MIVA Womens 100k July 23

Written By on July 21, 2017

We’re really excited to see so much interest and we’re thrilled to be joining the thousands of other women around the world riding 100kms. Here are a few additional details:   1) Start Time – We’ve decided to split the 8:30AM start group into two and merge the two 9AM starters into that group. Please arrive at least 10min before your start time to sign-on. Sign-on is at White Sails Brewing located at 125 Comox Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9R 3H9.   2) Late Registration – It’s not too late! Anyone who hasn’t registered for the event can do so on Sunday? Read More

Mid Summer Cross Race is filling up

Written By on July 20, 2017

It’s limited to 55 in each category (A and B) so don’t miss out, sign up! Hosted by Cross On The Rock and MIVA, held at Diver Lake on Wednesday August 9th. Two categories: The B’s start at 6:15 (beginner, intermediate) And the A’s at 7:15. (Fast intermediates top 15, experts, advanced) no sandbagging. Volunteers please contact miva.president@gmail.com, help will be needed during the race as well as setup/teardown. Each race is capped at 55 racers. No refunds. No wait list. No extra race added as we’d be pushing daylight. All pre-registration. ***Must provide valid Cycling BC number during online? Read More

MIVA/Coal City Crit #13 Points Crit

Written By on July 18, 2017

A perfect night for a bike race.  Tonight we had 16 riders take the line for a 40 lap points Crit.  With sprints and points every 5 laps Norms suggestion of 39 neutral laps was quickly forgotten as he shot off the front on lap 3.  The pack quickly reeled him in and lined up for the first sprint which was taken by James sage followed by John Lam with the junior rider from Comox, Connor McGrady, taking the third spot. Chris James and John would cover the majority of the remaining sprints making it a close race. The lap? Read More

MIVA DIVA’S 100K RIDE/EVENT

Written By on June 28, 2017

Who – Over 10,000 women around the world, including the women of MIVA! (See #womens100 hashtag on social media) When – The ride will take place on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Start times will vary: 8:00AM (easy), 8:30AM (moderate) and 9AM (fast). What – The Rapha Women’s 100 is a global challenge inviting female cyclists around the world to ride 100 km or more on the same day. It’s not a race. On this day, MIVA will be hosting a female-only group ride in Nanaimo called the “MIVA Women’s 100” Where – Approximate route will be the MIVA Spring Challenge? Read More