Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Like naturals, they were riding just as fast at night as they do in the day.
A big thank you to Mario, Helene and Teresa for helping me get the boys lights set up!
Nothing else to say but two very successful night rides!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Tour d'Afrique Ltd. is a Toronto based company named for its flagship cycling tour that, since 2003, has annually traversed the African continent from Cairo to Cape Town.
The principal staff of TdA are avid cyclists, humanitarians, outdoor enthusiasts, travelers and adventurers. They
Trips for Kids Ottawa has been selected by the Tour d'Afrique to receive funds raised during their North American Epic Bike Tour. Td'A cyclists will leave Merrickville at 7am, Monday August 1st heading for the TFKO garage at 80 Cymbeline in Bells Corners. TFKO volunteers and kids will welcome them with a BBQ. Come and ride into town with them and join them for a BBQ (a donation box for non Td'A cyclists will be set up).
For more info on where and when to join then, please contact Cat Weaver
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Their hill climbing get stronger with every ride.
We rode trail #36 and we rewarded ourselves with a swim at Meech Lake after the ride!
Thank you Craig Barlow for the jerseys and the camelbaks!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Estras's first time on clippless pedals tonight, he took to it like a duck to water, and climbed the ski hill three times.
Jordan also climbed the ski hill without trouble!
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Chico Racing will waive fees for the 24 hour Hot August Nights event for "We du Team"
Remember the "new-to-Canada" youths that joined the mountain biking team coached by Cat Weaver at their school, Franco Ouest, who participate in the High school race last month. All of them completed the course well under the expected times for beginner racers, and since then they have been riding once a week with Trips for Kids Ottawa.
Cat Weaver TFKO program director, who has taken 5 youth teams to 24 hour races over the past 3 years, wondered if Chico Racing would waive the race fees for these boys.
Immediately, Adam Ruppel president at Chico Racing replied “Yes, we will waive their race fee, what better way to encourage these boys in the sport".
The race fee for a team of 5 is over $ 600.00, what a generous gift! Thank you Chico Racing!!!
The five young people who will participate in the event came to Ottawa from Haiti, Mozambique, and Burundi in August 2010.
Funds still need to be raised for a rental vehicle, gas and food for these boys, but Cat Weaver is committed to getting them trained and ready to race at Albion Hills August 24/25th 2011!
Cat Weaver has taken many youths to 24 hour events and it has always proven to be a great experience for the teens.