Category Archives: General Interest

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, 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


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

June 27 Coal City Crit

Written By on June 27, 2017

The fight for second place is going to be a tight one as only five points separate the next five riders in the standings.  With four races left and double points in the final it’s possible for these five to work together and shut down James Sage who has been great form and willingness to suffer at the front of the pack this season. We are still looking for volunteers to come out and marshall the corners tonight.  If you’re available please let us know by signing up online here We’ve got some pretty sweet draw prizes lined up and? Read More

The Windy Crit

Written By on June 20, 2017

While many of the riders were thankful it wasn’t another points crit, the headwind coming down the finishing straight over the finish line had me wishing otherwise. It was a fast race tonight with riders taking advantage of the tailwind up the back straight to push the pace into the top corner on Meredith and Tulsa before the headwind forced the pack into a paceline over the line.  Ten laps into the race just as promised by Phil the was sounded for the first prime.  James Sage must have been the only one who remembered Phils comment and attacked into? Read More

The Best Interval Workout in Town

Written By on June 13, 2017

Tonights Criterium was a points race.  With riders sprinting for points or just to hang on every five laps everyone was feeling the burn by the end of the race. LAP TIMES tonight for the most part were slower than the usual races on this course, but when you consider the amount of acceleration needed to cut 20 seconds off of 1km lap you can see just how hard they were working out there. It was also nice to see local RCMP out patrolling the course and assisting our marshalls with the occasional difficult motorist during our race. // // Read More

Miva/Coal City Criterium #8

Written By on June 6, 2017

Racing in Sunshine on a Tuesday night.  Definitely a welcome change from what we’re used to seeing.  A small turn out with only 15riders taking the line. Not surprising considering all the events that took place this weekend.  The highlight of which from a road cycling perspective was the Robert Cameron Law Series in Victoria.  We had quite a few members down to participate and spectate; including Janna Gillick who took third in the final Sprint of the criterium and third overall in the Omnium. We ran a 35 lap race with two Primes, the first Prime went off after? Read More

First Weekend of June

Written By on June 1, 2017

  What a weekend we have ahead of us here. The on again off again weather we’ve been having is looking to turn around again bringing the sunshine. To kick it off we have our weekly time trial out on Nanaimo River Road.  Pre Register here for tonights short and sweet 15km race.  We already have enough volunteers so come out for a last minute tune up before racing this weekend. Tomorrow night kicks off the Robert Cameron Law Cycling Series in Victoria with the Energy Lab Time trial on Dallas road.  Saturday is the Schwalbe Cycling Classic road race? Read More