May Update

As the COVID-19 situation continues, Velo NB has had to review the status of events and programming in the province.

We are following the public health authorities recommendations, and reviewing the information that is provided to us from Cycling Canada. In order to minimize the transmission of the virus, and reduce pressure on all involved in the sport of cycling, Velo NB is recommending that all cycling events on the calendar be postponed or cancelled up until July 5th.

We have communicated this information to event organizers, and are working with them to reschedule events. The event calendar will continue to be updated with new information as it becomes available.

As the situation progress’, Velo NB will reassess the situation for events happening after July 5th when more information is available to us. We have open lines of communication with various health and sport authorities and work in partnership to support cycling

We ask clubs and organizations to follow suit with suspension of large group activities at this time as well. The situation continues to evolve, organized group rides and activities can place many different individuals at risk. Social distancing, household bubbles, proper sanitizing are challenges that groups of cyclists face at this time.

For those using your local trails, please respect all restrictions that are in place. They maybe from the province, municipality, or from the trail builders themselves. We know that people are ready to ride but the impacts of riding at this time in spring conditions, can damage the trails that you love to ride. Trail builders from around the province spend many hours building and preparing them, and your cooperation is important at this time. You can find a list of clubs in your area here for more information.

We understand that this decision will affect upcoming programming such as Canada Games preparations. The working committee is reviewing documentation, and the status of events and training camps at this time. Velo NB will be in direct communications with those involved in the programs in order to provide information and make arrangements as needed.

For more information on cycling during the COVID-19 pandemic, please refer to the following for more information.

Puisque la situation entourant la COVID-19 continue d’évoluer, Vélo NB a dû réviser le statut des activités et programmes dans la province.

Nous suivons les recommandations des autorités de santé publique et nous examinons l’information fournie par Cycling Canada Cyclisme. Afin de minimiser la transmission du virus et de réduire la pression exercée sur toutes les personnes concernées par le sport du cyclisme, Vélo NB recommande que toutes les activités de cyclisme figurant au calendrier soient annulées ou repoussées jusqu’au 5 juillet.

Nous communiquons cette recommandation aux organisateurs d’activités et nous travaillons avec eux pour fixer une autre date. Le calendrier des activités sera mis à jour au fur et à mesure que l’information nous sera transmise.

À mesure que la situation évolue et que des renseignements nous sont communiqués à cet effet, Vélo NB réévaluera la situation pour les activités prévues après le 5 juillet. Nous sommes en contact avec les diverses autorités de la santé et du sport et nous travaillons en partenariat pour soutenir le cyclisme.

Nous demandons aux clubs et organisations de suspendre leurs activités de grands groupes pour le moment. La situation continue d’évoluer et les sorties cyclistes de groupes et autres activités peuvent mettre en danger de nombreuses personnes. La distanciation sociale, les bulles familiales et une désinfection adéquate sont des défis auxquels les groupes de cyclistes sont confrontés en ce moment.

Les personnes qui utilisent les sentiers locaux doivent également respecter toutes les restrictions, qu’elles soient imposées par la province, la municipalité ou les constructeurs de sentiers. Nous savons que les gens sont prêts à circuler en vélo, mais, dans les conditions printanières actuelles, circuler sur les sentiers peut endommager ces sentiers que nous aimons emprunter. Les constructeurs de sentiers de toute la province passent de nombreuses heures à les construire et à les réparer, et votre coopération est importante en ce moment. Vous trouverez la liste des clubs de votre région ICI pour en savoir plus.

Nous comprenons que cette décision aura un impact sur les programmes à venir, comme la préparation en vue des Jeux du Canada. À l’heure actuelle, le groupe de travail examine la documentation ainsi que le statut des activités et camps d’entrainement. Vélo NB sera en communication directe avec les personnes concernées par ces programmes afin de fournir les renseignements pertinents et de prendre les dispositions nécessaires.

Pour de plus amples renseignements sur le cyclisme pendant la pandémie de la COVID-19, veuillez consulter le site web de Cycling Canada Cyclisme.

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NCCP Training to Race Workshop

Velo NB would like to know of any members from New Brunswick that are participating in the upcoming course. If you are participating in the course please contact Registration information is listed below.

We would like to invite any coaches who would like to register for the upcoming online workshop, as we continue our ongoing coaching development opportunities.
Prior to the first scheduled session, we will provide additional information and web access for the participants. If there are any questions, please direct them via email to Andy Wilson –
For dates and times, please see the information list below:
Learning Facilitator: Paul Jurbala
Level:  NCCP Training to Race workshop
Language: English
Schedule: *Eastern Time* (coaches must be present at all sessions to receive credit)
Monday, December 2: 7:30-9:30pm
Tuesday, December 3: 7:30-9:30pm
Thursday, December 5: 7:30-9:30pm
Monday, December 9: 7:30-9:30pm
Tuesday, December 10: 7:30-9:30pm
Thursday, December 12: 7:30-9:30pm 
Registration: All coaches who want to work toward Ready to Race! Introduction to Competition certification are welcome to register here
Cost: $175
Organizers: Cycling Canada
Description: Ready to Race! Introduction to Competition (R2R) is the context for coaches who will primarily work with new competitive cyclists at the community and club level. These athletes will likely be in the Learn to Train to Train to Train stages of LTAD, although the context could apply to any new racer of any age. These athletes have basic but developed cycling skills and the desire to begin competing within a structured training and competition program. 
Please note that this course requires a minimum of 5 participants, and has a maximum of 20.  Coaches will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Summer in Review

As many New Brunswickers prepare to leave for Mount Ste. Anne, and the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships this weekend, here’s some interesting info for those who didn’t follow what happened in Kentville at the Canada Cup this month or with the XCO Canada Cup series and Canadian Championships this year.

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