Category Archives: General Interest

And the Rain Held Off

Written By on May 9, 2018

The skies were threatening tonight but the rain held off for the third Coal City Crit. The pace was quick and the pack was smooth. There was some great team work by Riverway Dental Racing when Kevin Park went on a flyer at lap 15, the bell rung for the prime on lap 16 and the pack let him go take it. But when it came down to the line Kevin still took the win of the night. It was a photo finish, that you can see HERE. Ian Hay was just a half a wheel behind that gave him? Read More

Big Turn-Out Tonight for the Rock City Cycles TT

Written By on May 3, 2018

Another fantastic evening for the Rock City Cyles/MIVA TT tonight on Nanaimo River Road. A total of 27 racers hammered it out on 20K course. Some new faces giving it a go for their first Miva TT – way to go Louis Chapdelaine, Peter Richards, Charlene Manner and Nadia Plomondon. For the men, James Sage crushed it with a smoking time of 28:47, Elijah Buffalo was 2nd with a time of 29:30, followed by Ian Hay in 30:42. For the women, Lorrie Baildham was 1 second off her PB with a time of 33:20, Kiyomi Schulz destroyed her previous PB? Read More

Smooth Ride with Some Attacks.

Written By on May 1, 2018

The second Coal City Crit finished with all the rubber side down. There was some smooth riding tonight. 30 was the magic number for laps. One neutral lap to start and then it was game time. Lap 11 the bell was rung for a prime which was taken by Kevin Park, followed by James Sage for second and Chris Cameron for third. Immediately after the prime, Sean Lunny and John Lam attacked to try and form a breakaway, but where pulled back in over the next lap. Lap 20 Kevin Park made and attack but was also pulled back in.? Read More

Rock City Cycles TT in Full Swing

Written By on April 26, 2018

An amazing turnout tonight for the 1st TT of the year.  26 riders showed up to challenge themselves on the 15k course.  The weather was fantastic with warm temperatures and virtually no wind which lead to some fast times.  It was great to see so many first-timers out on the course tonight: Jan Hamilton, Shannon Cragg, Mary Jo Mace, Erin Biddlecomb, Jack Mace (big shout out to you at 13, crushed your first TT), Thomas Stephen, Stephen Mohan, Fabian Poulin and Jesse Manner.   We know the burning lungs and the late night coughs will have you coming back for more;) ? Read More

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

Whopping 40 Riders out

Written By on April 24, 2018

There were a whopping 40 + riders out last night for the Monday Night Group Ride, I think that is an all-time record. The groups that will be running every Monday Night will be considered Group A, B and C.  For nights when there are 40+ we will have two B groups for safety reasons.  There was some great riding out last night so way to go riders, let’s make this the best season yet.   Showing up is how to make the magic happen! Tonight is the first Criterium and we have 3 volunteers that have stepped up for the night and? Read More

InterClub Time Trials

Written By on April 16, 2018

TT INTERCLUB CHALLENGE    This year MIVA Cycling Club is hosting an interclub TT challenge series, so talk to your friends and make a team. The series includes 4 Time Trials:          15k       May 10th     Grafton Road, Errington          20k       May 24th     Nanaimo River Road (NRR)          40k       June 14th    NRR          15k       July 5th       NRR * Teams will consist of 3 riders from the same club with no limit on? Read More

MIVA Gear Swap

Written By on February 9, 2018

Time to get rid of some gear or find that part you have been searching for?     The 2nd Annual MIVA Gear Swap is scheduled for Saturday, February 24th. It will be located at the picnic shelter at Bowen Park (Millstream Pkwy and Wall St). The sale starts at 9AM goes until 11am. Entry is free. Rain or shine – we’ll make use of the picnic shelter along with the MIVA tents.   The sale is intended to be an opportunity for MIVA members and other cycling enthusiasts in the community to sell gently used bikes and bike parts that are otherwise sitting unused in garages.  ? Read More

Cedar 12k

Written By on February 2, 2018

This Sunday February 4th the Bastion Running Club is hosting the annual Cedar 12k as part of the Vancouver Island Runners Association race series. I’ve been asked by Jim to come ride and lead the runners on course.  I’m hoping I can get at least one other person to come out and ride with me.  The more the merrier The plan would be to meet at country club 9am and ride south to school on Gould road, support the runners then ride back for coffee at starbucks. It’s likely going to be wet and raining so fenders are a plus.? Read More