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May 2nd - FCV 10th Annersary Open House
04.21.2015
New FCV summer riding schedule - Released
04.20.2015
FCV Raffle winners are:
04.05.2015
2015 FCV Youth Bursary nears "sell out"
03.31.2015
Mary Kelly Memorial 100
03.30.2015
Ryan Aitcheson confirmed for Saturday night at FCV
03.30.2015
Updated Bursary information....
03.29.2015
Schedule changes
03.24.2015
We're not the only one
02.22.2015
FCV Adult Rider Devo Program
02.16.2015
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May 2nd - FCV 10th Annersary Open House
04.21.2015

The FCV is holding its 10th anniversary open house on Saturday night May 2nd, the night before the Springbank Road Race. All track cyclists are welcome to come to the Forest City Velodrome at 6:30pm to mingle and say hello.

There will be an hour of racing with our current crop of Ontario track racers beginning at 7pm. The open house is a thank you to every past member of the FCV for their participation in a program that started in 2005.

Please pass this announcement to as many members of the FCV as possible. Go to the FCV website for more information, www.forestcityvelodrome.ca.




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New FCV summer riding schedule - Released
04.20.2015

Finally the nice weather has arrived and many cyclists are now riding outside on the roads for fitness and speed.

As in past years, the volunteers at the FCV want to make sure you have time to ride indoors during the summer.

Starting today, the FCV will be open for riding on Monday evenings beginning at 6pm. The combination Recreational and sport riding session will run for 2 hours. Depending on the numbers of riders the session could go longer.

Wednesday afternoon: Huff & Puff sessions will continue from 3pm - 5pm.

All youth sessions will be run on the road.

Have a great Summer, see you in September.




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FCV Raffle winners are:
04.05.2015

The FCV Bursary Raffle winners were drawn at the Mary Kelly Memorial race on Saturday April 4th. Thank you to everyone who bought and sold tickets to help support the FCV Bursary Fund.

Thank you to all our sponsors for their donations of raffle items:

Don Jewer / WestJet - 2 round trip tickets anywhere WestJet flies, The Bicycle Shop Brantford - a set of high performance track wheels, Dennis Higgins of Higgins Fine Optical - a set of Rudy Sports Glasses.

The winners are:

2 WestJet tickets - Neil Armstrong of St Catharines

Set of high performance track wheels - Tom Thorburn of London

Rudy sports glasses - Ardie McKellar of Manotick

Gift basket - John Van Raay of Chatham

Signed jersey - Alain Daoust of Oakville

Thank you,

FCV fundraising committee




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2015 FCV Youth Bursary nears "sell out"
03.31.2015

What a campaign.... Only 100 tickets left to sell for the 2015 FCV Youth Bursary. They will sell out before the weekend.

This means 100% of the money collected will go to youth members of the FCV. The bursary funds are distributed to riders participating in National and International races in 2015.

The FCV would like to thank, Don Jewer (WestJet), Terry Dethridge (The Bicycle Shop - Brantford), Dennis Higgins (Higgins Fine Opticians) and all the volunteers who make the Bursary possible.

The draw will be made by the winner of the Mary Kelly Memorial evnt on Saturday Night at the FCV.




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Mary Kelly Memorial 100
03.30.2015

Saturday night April 4th the 2015 Mary Kelly Memorial will be presented at the Forest City Velodrome in London Ontario.

The race will be the featured race in an evening of racing for all categories at the FCV. The Mary Kelly Memorial race is 100 laps for women of all ages. Sarah Mason has won the event in the last 2 years and is once again on track to defend her last 2 wins in the very tough event.

There will be racing for all categories including the future stars of Ontario Cycling.

Racing begins at 7pm with the Mary Kelly 100 starting at 8pm. This is an event that will not want to be missed.

Registration and sign on at 6pm, with warm ups at 6:15pm.

General admission is $10.00 for adults, Seniors $5.00 with Kids always FREE.

The Grand Prize draw for the FCV Youth Burasry is planned to take place at the podium presentation of the women's feature event.... Get your tickets today from any member of the FCV.




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Ryan Aitcheson confirmed for Saturday night at FCV
03.30.2015

Ryan Aitcheson - Road Professional from the Astellas Pro Cycling has confirmed that he will be racing at the FCV this Saturday night. Aitcheson home for a break has 2 podiums in 3 races to start the American Road season.

The 24 year old has been racing outside of Canada for 5 years and grew up on the boards at the FCV.

The Mary Kelly Memorial race night starts at 7pm with the Women's 100 lap feature set to begin at 8pm.

The winner of the 100 lap feature will make the Draw for the 2 West Jet tickets as part of the 2015 FCV Youth Cycling Burasry.




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Updated Bursary information....
03.29.2015

The Forest City Velodrome Raffle for 2015 is underway ! All proceeds from this year's raffle will go to the FCV Bursary Fund.

Prizes include:

1st Prize - 2 tickets anywhere WestJet flies ( $2,800 approximate value )

2nd Prize - A set of high performance track wheels ( $500 value )

3rd Prize - A pair of Rudy Sports glasses ( value $240 )

3rd Prize - Treat gift basket containing a restaurant gift certificate, wine, wine glasses, chocolates, etc... ( $150 value )

4th Prize - FCV cycling jersey signed by Clara Hughes ( $100 value )

Tickets are $10.00 each. Each book contains 10 tickets. Tickets will be available until all tickets are sold or March 30. If you are not at the velodrome in the next week or two and would like a book or two of tickets to sell to family members, friends and co-workers, please e-mail Kathleen Gregory ( gregorys@rogers.com ), Colleen Taylor (scotty_colleen@yahoo.ca ) or Rob Good (forestcityvelodrome@live.com) and we will mail the tickets to you. All ticket stubs and unsold tickets must be returned to the FCV by March 30, 2015.

The draw will be made on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Forest City Velodrome during the Mary Kelly Memorial Race.

The fundraising committee would like to thank Don Jewer from WestJet, Dennis Higgins of Higgins Fine Optical, The Bicycle Shop - Brantford and Aylmer Express for their generous donations in support of the FCV Raffle and Bursary.

Thank you for your continued support,

The FCV Fundraising Committee




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Schedule changes
03.24.2015

The Saturday and Sunday sport pacelines are now finished for the season. The Thursday night session is now a rec only session. The date we will be moving to our summer schedule will be posted soon.




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We're not the only one
02.22.2015

Races at the 2015 World Championship Track evente in France were held up during the weekend due to water leaking from the roof onto the track.

Even million dollar tracks have our type of problems too.




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FCV Adult Rider Devo Program
02.16.2015

FCV Rider Development Program

This is a drill-based track and road cycling program designed to build confidence, develop skills and professionalism, and improve fitness for beginners, enthusiasts, and recreational riders. It is for adult and masters riders and is well-suited to those training for charity rides, touring rides, or regular club outings as well as those simply interested in developing as cyclists. The supportive and inclusive atmosphere will be focused on fun, friendship, and individual development and achievement.

The program is open to all FCV members at no cost. Sessions will begin on the track on Sundays 2-4 pm. As weather permits, the program will transition outdoors onto the road and new dates/times will be announced. Saturday morning road rides and road skills will be held 10-1 pm and will be added as weather permits. Because it is a skills development course, it is not a drop-in program; only registered riders may participate. To register, please contact the FCV at forestcityvelodrome@live.com. Space is limited.

Session Leader: Benjamin Hill

First session will be on Sunday Mar 1 2-4.




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