AE is Larry the Dog Approved / Training Blog coming soon

This will be a quick update. It’s been a bit over a week and we wanted make sure we kept you up to date on our progress. But first!…we needed to share that Larry (a cohabitant of one of our racers) is supporting our efforts, and presumably the efforts of everyone training for race weekend, by modelling one of our toques which are still for sale for $12 each (just email us if you’re interested). We’ve sold a few, but we still have a few left.

Planning continues to go well. Most but not all of our volunteer positions are now covered. If you know of anyone who would like to help, or if you’re reading this yourself and wondering how you can be involved with the event this year, feel free to email us at and together we can figure out where you best fit.

We’ve also finally confirmed that every CheckPoint facility is on board for 2021. All had tentatively agreed but with the ongoing pandemic there were some extra details to sort through and although there are still contracts to sign, etc, we now have the okay to move forward with The Forks CN Stage greenroom start / finish and HQ, the Fraser Road shed, the St Adolphe Curling Club, the Niverville Recreation Centre and the U of M Active Living Centre. The leg of the course specific to the 200km cyclists this year, along the La Salle River, will also pass through St Norbert and Sanford CheckPoints, but those 2 spots will be manned by volunteers in cars instead of inside formal facilities as had been planned for sometime.

Lastly, our plan is to get our first Training Blog post up later this week, where we go through our own 8 week training program and let you follow along as directors Scott and Deanna finish their physical prep to do a full recon ride of the short bike course a week or so before event weekend. Our other director, Dan, is of course building up to be competitive in the long bike course come February.

4 thoughts on “AE is Larry the Dog Approved / Training Blog coming soon

  1. Thanks for the weekly updates. It is encouraging that despite all that is happening that it still looks like we will be able to have this event. Ah, something to look forward to. If possible, would we be able to get hot water at a couple of the aid stations? A coffee, hot chocolate or the ability to make a hot rehydrated meal on the go would do wonders for a few of us. Obviously I would prepare to bring these items with me just the ability to have some hot water would be great. The other option would be that I haul my single burner but that would take more time.


    1. Good idea Jeff. We’ve made note and will see what we can do. More difficult for the CP’s that are ‘just’ volunteers in cars (St Norbert and La Salle) but we’ll see what we can do where. -Scott


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