Broad Street Cycles Omnium
Broad Street Cycles VCL Omnium! Or should we say … KOMnium?
We’ve had some weird weather lately, with words like ‘rain’ and ‘Juneuary’ being thrown around, so it’s time to heat things up with MORE RACING!
So, in conjunction with Victoria Cycling League (VCL), we’re hosting an Omnium event! This Sunday through Wednesday, June 18-21.
Some of you may have noticed this event on VCL’s website. We’ve had to adapt a little, with Observatory HC’s cancellation, but with ALL THESE PRIZES TO GIVE AWAY the race must go on!! This will be a three event Omnium, comprised of:
1) Mt. Doug STRAVA Challenge – June 18/19
2) Sidney TT – June 21 – Sidney Velo
3) Caleb Pike Road Race – June 22 – Dr. Walker Cycling
Categories! Points! Prizing!
STRAVA Challenge: Tips and Stuff
Yes, we know the idea of a Strava challenge is new, and unfamiliar. Especially if you’re not yet on Strava. But we think this can work! Here’s a couple steps to help you along with the Strava Challenge:
1) Not on Strava? Sign up! All you need is a smart phone or gps device (Garmin, ect) and an e-mail address. Follow the straightforward instructions at Strava.com to create your account, and you’re on your way! If you’re using your phone, make sure to download the Strava App. If you’re using a tracking device like Garmin, make sure it’s connected to your Strava account. And, if you’re not into the Strava thing after this, it’s really easy to delete your account again after all this is done, just wait until Thursday to do that so we have your results.
2) Find the “Mount Douglas Park” segment, and familiarize yourself with where it starts and finishes. Since segments are made by people, and people are all unique and beautiful snowflakes, this might not be exactly where you would have put the start and finish line. There are two (minimum) segments on the road up Mt. Doug, so make sure you’re looking at the right one. Which is the one we’ve linked to above. Tip: it starts after the parking lot at the bottom.
3) Computers aren’t perfect. Even magical little robots get confused sometime. Make sure you leave yourself time to either check your segment time, or to redo your effort before the midnight Monday deadline, just in case something goes wrong. Unlike school, dogs never eat Strava files, so you’ll have to come up with a better excuse than that.
FINAL STANDINGS as of WED 22st of June, 10:32pm