Category Archives: General Interest

One left to Go

Written By on June 26, 2018

We had fourteen racers turn out tonight for the second last Crit of the season. We almost cancelled tonights crit as we only had two volunteers for the corners.  At the last minute Jesse Manner stepped up and stood on the corner of Meredith and Tulsa in Iain Hays flip-flops to allow the race to go on.  As thanks Jesse along with our other two marshalls, Graeme and Autumn, have all been entered into our Draw for some sweet prizes from our Sponsors.  Prizes like an Easton EC90 wheelset or a shiny new matching set of Helmet and Shoes from? Read More

Grafton Love 😍

Written By on June 21, 2018

What a fantastic night for the MIVA Rock City Cycles 15K Time Trial held on Grafton Road.  With almost no wind to battle and some freshly paved blacktop the 19 riders achieved some smoking fast times.     All the riders who did the first 15K TT on Grafton back in May achieved a personal best on the course tonight. A whopping 14 PB’s. Congrats to: Jack Mace Mary-Jo Mace Fabian Poulin Tamara Zavarise Al Shirley Jamie Ollison Lorrie Baildham Patrick Burnham Paul Connor Stephen Mohan Lee Zavarise Iain Hay Andrew Speed James Sage   A prize (MIVA socks) went? Read More

MIVA Rock City Cycles 40K TT Action

Written By on June 15, 2018

The rain was threatening and we felt a few drops but it held off for the  MIVA/Rock City Cycles 40K Interclub challenge.  Unfortunately a few of the team riders could not make it so luckily others were able to step in for them. The season of time trials were paying off in spades for some of the riders who came away with a PB on the course. Congrats to: Stephen Mohan Mattys Rhedelinghuys Gary Argyle Paul Callow   One of the most difficult races to pace yourself the 40K TT.   Some riders were able to achieve a negative split? Read More

MIVA/ Rock City Cycles 20K TT results

Written By on June 7, 2018

While the temperature dipped we lucked out as the dark clouds and rain stayed away for the MIVA/RCC 20K TT tonight.  Like an espisode of Stranger Things and the upside down we switched things up and ran the event “backwards” starting and ending at the far end near the yellow gate.  Unfortunately I think the looming rain kept a few riders away but a total of 12 hardy racers came out to try and beat their 20K times. For the Men  James Sage hammered out a  time of 28:50 followed by Devon Norris in 31:27 and Stephen Mohan in 32:32? Read More

Rain Rain Stayed Away

Written By on May 31, 2018

A small (by this years standards) turn out of 17 racers for tonights 15km time trial.  The weather didn’t look promising as I could see rain around the top and back of Mount Benson before heading out to the start.  But as they say if you don’t like the weather wait 5 minutes.  As riders started to arrive and warm up the sun came out and the road dried up.  Not bad considering Gary Argyle who showed up at five thirty reported getting soaked at the turn around during his pre-ride/warm up. A steady headwind slowed most riders on the? Read More

Second Miva Diva Saturday Group Ride

Written By on May 26, 2018

A huge turnout of 21 ladies today to join in the Miva Diva Saturday Group Ride.  Along with a lot of great familiar faces came some new ladies to try out the group.  The ride was a true success. Each week we will continue to offer a hill climb workout along with a Saturday NO DROP group ride until the Miva Diva 100 ride Sunday, July 22nd. If you or anyone you may know are interested in coming out, we offer one free ride to try it out before you commit to joining the club.  All of the activities are included in? Read More

MIVA/RCC 20K TT Results

Written By on May 25, 2018

MIVA held the 2nd  interclub challenge last night and it was epic!  Weather was near perfect for the 20K event on Nanaimo River Road.  However sometimes stuff (shit) just happens and you do your best to deal with it.  Our timing system had a glitch last night so we could not give any results after the race.  😞  But have no fear Patrick had done some major sleuthing in strava and other methods to tabulate the results of lastnight.  Thanks Patrick!   For the men PB’s all around – James Sage rocked the 20K in 28:22 followed quickly by Sean? Read More

Coal City Crit #5

Written By on May 23, 2018

A hot Tuesday evening following a long weekend.  I wasn’t really expecting much of a turnout.  I was pleasantly surprised when we had 16 riders show up to race.  The bunch was made up of mostly our core racers.  Everyone knew everyone else and that made this one of the most interesting and exciting races to watch so far. The race was set at 35 laps with one prime and after two neutral laps to help ease Brodie back into racing the pace picked up sharply.  On Lap 5 Lee who was out with a plan for a solid workout? Read More

A time trial is called “the race of truth” for a reason. They’re freaking hard!!

Written By on May 18, 2018

MIVA held its toughest time trial to date last night, the 40K TT.  A total of 19 racers came out for this gruelling race against the clock.   Everyone was “PUMPED”  A lot of AMAZING results! For the women a NEW COURSE RECORD Gillian Ellsay broke the Women’s 40K record with a blistering time of 1:00:22 Janna Gillick started her TT season with a bang and a sweet PB 1:03:03 Coming in 3rd was Lorrie Baildham 1:07:38 Shout out to Tamara Zavarise for doing her first 40K TT  you rocked it! Wendy Hicks 2nd 20Kwas a mere 4.6 seconds slower than the first 20k? Read More

Fast and Punchy

Written By on May 15, 2018

  17 riders hit the course tonight for 35 laps of fun.  The attacks were steady right from the beginning with Janna and Lazarus stretching the pack out as soon as the first two neutral laps were done.  From there on out the pace was fast with almost every rider attacking at one point or another.  Four laps in MIVA regular Iain Hay rolled up to the finish line with a puncture, fortunately Shep had a tube and was able to get him back up and running in only two and a half laps. On the 15th lap the horn? Read More