Here’s 2018’s liveblog archive, for posterity.
New for this year, we have our very own race mechanic! Our friend, Daniel Friesen from Olympia Cycle and Ski on Portage has kindly offered his services to take care of any bike-related issues for our participants. He will be at our pre-race meeting location on Friday, February 16th from 3:30-7:30pm and also at the start of the classic distance event in St. Malo from 6:15am-7:15am to help you out with any last minute adjustments/fixes to get you rolling!
In case you are unable to join us for the race this year but would still like to get out and ride a part of the route with some like minded folks:
The Olympia Cycling Club is hosting a winter group ride on Saturday, February 17th, starting at 1 pm. Â The ride will follow the concurrent last leg of the Actif Epica race route. You can head out on the route from the U of M at approximately the same time the leaders of the ultra-endurance Actif Epica event have their sites set on the finish line at The Forks.
The ride will take place primarily on light trail and pedestrian paths, relatively quite roads, and the Red River path weather permitting. Â Itâll be lead by Adrian âFonzieâ Alphonso, a member of our Cycling Club whoâs also the Chair of the Recreation and Transportation Committee of the Manitoba Cycling Association.
No cost, no sign-up. Â Just show up at the U of M Smartpark Event Centre located at 100-One Research Road Smartpark, adjacent to both the University of Manitobaâs Fort Garry campus and the Investors Group Field. Â Bring whatever well-tuned bike you think is suitable for the day, dress for the weather, wear youâre helmet, and be ready to ride at 1:00 pm!
For more info contact Adrian atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org