Category Archives: Volunteer

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

MIVA/Coal City Crit #5

Written By on May 16, 2017

Well the weather certainly turned around for us tonight.  After Mondays taste of winter I wasn’t sure we were going to have a race when I got up this morning.  However it turned out to be the best night so far. Slightly smaller field than last week with more locals coming out and less making the drive down from Comox we had 16 riders take the start line. It was a 35 lap race with two Primes up for grabs mid race.  On the sixth lap we rang the bell and Janna jumped to take the sprint and grab a? Read More

MIVA/Coal City Crit #4 35laps

Written By on May 9, 2017

The weather finally cooperated. We had an excellent turn out this evening with 19 riders taking the start line.  Comox Valley was well represented with six riders carpooling down for the race and putting in a strong showing. It was a 35 lap, hold on to your toe straps, fast paced race.  With no primes on the line to save up for it was a series of almost constant attacks with riders testing the waters and trying to make a break stick.  Halfway through the race it appeared as though Sean Lunny and Nick Kupiak were going to get away? Read More

MIVA/Rock City Time trial #1 20km

Written By on April 20, 2017

Nice turn out tonight with 14 riders braving the ever changing weather to set a new seasons benchmark on our 20km time trial Course. Results Thanks again to our volunteers Peter and Steve for helping at the turn around and start line.     //

MIVA Crit Race Clinic

Written By on April 11, 2017

Well the weather held out for the first race of the season. We had an excellent turn out for our first race.  We had 29 riders on course including two new youth riders.  Once again Janna with the help of Nick Kupiak ran a beginners clinic before the race.  Tied up as I was at registration I missed it this year. After two neutral laps (should have been 28) to try and warm up in the brutally cold wind the pack was off. With Nick making an early attack to test the waters, he was quickly reeled in by the? Read More

Club Volunteers

Written By on April 9, 2017

We have an amazing club here in Nanaimo. We put on close to one hundred events each year requiring untold hours of volunteer time and labour.  For that, I thank each and every one of you. But it hasn`t always been smooth sailing.  Too many times its been feast or famine.  We either have no one to man the corners and are about to cancel the race or everyone shows up in their runners and we have no one to race. This year we`re going to try something different. First, for series points to count every rider must volunteer for? Read More

Gear Swap *Updated with correct Email*

Written By on February 18, 2017

We’re less than a week away from our first Club Gear swap and we’ve still got some tables available. This is a great chance to clean out your closet or your garage of the parts and kit that you don’t use anymore.  Or come by and see what’s up for grabs and find some great “New to You” items. To reserve yourself a table send an email to or else be left out in a rainy parking lot to try and move your kit. The Swap runs from 9am to noon Saturday Feb 25 and is being held in? Read More

Please don’t ride on Beban or Bowen Cyclocross tracks

Written By on November 22, 2016

We had two great cross racers at these two locations and we hope to have many more to come. In order to do so we need to repair the damage sustained by these races. Some of us have been out there two times repairing the damage but more is still required. Please help us out by NOT riding on these tracks. Also we will need some help on further repairs so if you can help that would be great. We are just waiting for a little bit drier weather. Please be ready to answer the call. Thanks for your cooperation? Read More


Written By on November 2, 2016

We are really in need of volunteers for MIVA’s cyclocross race on Saturday at Beban Park. We need at least 20 people for set up on Friday and at least 10 people for marshalling and registration on Saturday. Email Ron Hewitson – to volunteer and get the details you need. Oh and we are hosting a great social at White Sails after the race from 6pm on. Thanks in advance Mike McCarney President MIVA