Category Archives: MIVA Sponsor

Arrowsmith Bikes Hill Climb Series

Written By on June 16, 2016

Arrowsmith Bikes has stepped up to sponsor the Hill Climb Series in 2016. The hill climbs saw serious growth in 2015 with an average of 23 riders a night coming out, up from 7 the year before. The series is 5 hill climbs running August 4th until September 1st, held every Thursday night @ 630. Aug 4: Witchcraft Aug 11: Nanaimo Lakes Road Aug 18: Aho Aug 25: Departure Bay Sept 1: Doumount Double Points Finale Here are last years Hill Climb results, now is a great time to set a goal and start working towards it. Thanks again Arrowsmith? Read More

MIVA Membership Update & Draw Prize!

Written By on May 12, 2016

MIVA is going through the roof in 2016 all due to this amazing group of cyclists in the mid island. As of May 15: Membership: 153 Female: 43 Youth Female: 12 Male: 87 Youth Male: 11 $50 Gift Card from Rock City Cycles ready to roll, for those new to our membership draws a quick review. On our Master MIVA Membership list I keep it alphabetical with a # in the list. I plug in the numbers to random number generator, and match that digit up to our membership list and voila, the winner. We will be doing a few? Read More

Gear Order – 1 week to go

Written By on January 31, 2016

Ok procrastinators, break that trend. Get onto the online store and get your order in. Close to a PB? Get that skinsuit. Doing Fondo’s? CS allows versatile ordering of whatever chamois you require. Like a 7″ zip or prefer to unzip the jersey on Calder and let it flap in the wind? You choose what zipper you like too. Already 35 items ordered, closes next Sunday Feb 7th. Bibs = 11 Leg Warmers = 3 pairs Long Sleeve Jersey = 2 Hoodie = 1 Cyclocross Skinsuit(!!!) = 1 Skull Cap = 1 Jerseys = 16

Membership Drive – Today @ Arrowsmith Bikes

Written By on January 30, 2016

Arrowsmith Bikes is holding a membership drive today (Saturday) from 3-6pm at the store, both MIVA and the Nanaimo Mountain Bike Club will be there. The NMTBC is a great group and an excellent way to get to know people off the road and race circuit. Be sure to check it out, there will be food and deals for club members available.  

White Sails Brewing – Welcome!

Written By on January 29, 2016

MIVA would like to welcome on board a new sponsor this year, White Sails Brewery! Monty McKay is a long time MIVA member and volunteer who spearheaded the sponsorship of the club. Please check out their story here, and be sure to head down to the Brewery and Taproom for some amazing craft beers. There are plans in place already for a few events to finish at White Sails, with secured bike parking for all! Thank you for your support of cycling in the mid island.

Swet Haus MIVA Spins – Moving to Wednesdays

Written By on January 28, 2016

The always-sold-out MIVA $5 SWET HAUS spins are moving! From next week (Weds Feb 3) until March 16th, these will be WEDS NIGHTS @ 7pm! A few important things to get out of the way regarding the spins, signing up, and ETIQUETTE! 1) These are a special deal for MIVA members only. If you are a paid MIVA member, you first have to contact Jacqui or Matt so they can enter you in their system. This allows you to easily register online from there on out. Call them at 250-585-2035, well ahead of time, or use their contact form here. 2)? Read More

Coal City Cycles – Opening Soon

Written By on January 28, 2016

Since it’s inception, Cowichan Cycles in Duncan has been supporting MIVA, but it can be a long drive to Duncan. So Robin Dutton is bringing Cowichan Cycle’s unique brand of customer service to Nanaimo.  Coal City Cycles, Nanaimo’s newest bicycle store will be opening for business on February 1st, 2016.  In Coal City Cycle’s welcoming, no pressure environment, you will find knowledgeable staff who will take the time to determine your needs and assist you in finding the right product for you.   We share your passion for cycling!  Our staff have been riding and racing bikes for years, so you? Read More