Fundraiser for family of Roman Cutillas

Ed Pascal sent this in for posting!

All members can email Larry at or Lyle at if that have something they want to post on the blog. We will get it uploaded as soon as possible.


Dinner and Fundraiser for Roman Cutillas, Cyclist killed on April 21 in Westmount

Sunday May 2, 2010 at 5:00pm

Everyone welcome

Cross-cultural, potluck dinner – please bring a dish of food.
If you are Filipino, please bring a Filipino dish.

Filipino music!

All funds raised will go to the family of Roman Cutillas in the Philippines.

Location: Westmount Community Hall
10970 127th Street, Edmonton

Admission $5. Additional donations are welcome.

Roman Cutillas was a 49-year old Filipino man with a wife and four children living in the Philippines. He was in the temporary foreign worker program, and had been working here to support his family. In order to save extra money for his family he rode his bike. He had just sent $200 to his family and was riding home on April 20. He was struck by a pickup truck and died of his injuries.

We’d love to see cyclists come out and support his family and showing solidarity for other cyclists.



Bike Tune Up Night Reminder & Progressive Dinner Information

A reminder to all that Larry is hosting the spring Bicycle Tune up at his shop ( Crackmasters – 4702-59th Ave)starting at 6:30 tonight. For details scroll down and review his original post.

Progressive Dinner

We have 16 people confirmed for our Progressive Dinner Ride. The details are;

Meet and Start ride from  Alliance Church at 5Pm

Ride to Don & Bev Neufelds (South Park)for Appetizers

Ride to Jocelyn & Dena Chagnons (Corinthia Park) for Soup

Ride to Lyle & Carol Garstads (Lakeside) for Salad

Ride to Fay & Brian Harkes (Bridgeport) for Entree

Ride to Dick and Clarice Baergs (Windrose) for Dessert and Firepit

We are guessing at about 30-40  minutes average including ride time for each course assuming the leader doesn’t get lost.

If it is still raining we will still meet at the church with a backup plan of driving to each home instead of riding.

Till Later!


Hey Lyle I Protest!

Everyone, Lyle was the one who called me and insinuated that the ride be put off tonight and I agreed. I have a cool wind/ rain screen I can ride – so who is the wimp?!  As A matter of fact I Challenge Lyle, Yes I challenge him to ride in the rain! HA! I have a spiffy blue MEC rain jacket Too.  (I only have to figure out a way a way to keep the RAIN from pooling in my lap because of my ride position, don’t want anyone to think….)
Larry, Defender of Rainy Rides!!

Rained Out!

I know you all want to ride tonight. Who care if it is raining? Well Larry cares, so much in fact he has decided to cancel the ride tonight…the WIMP!!!

To those taking part in the Ride on Saturday, we will see you then. Otherwise we have our first Jolt ride next Monday, 6:45 at the alliance church, and the regular ride next Wednesday.

To our new members, the Jolt Ride is a little different from the Wednesday Ride as we ride without a formal sweep, we ride a planned route, 30-35 km’s and we ride at our own pace, generally a little faster than usual. If you want a little extra riding to help get in shape this is a great way to do it and as usual, NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND.

To those planning on joining the Pigeon Lake Ride this year, our charity this year is the Mulhurst Lutheran Camp. The organizers ask the following minimum pledges be collected:

Single rider     $75.00                  Family      $125.00

A lot less than either the MS Ride or the Cancer Ride in Bragg Creek.

Have a great Week!


Cycling Course

Carol found this and we thought it might be of interest.

Ride Safely!


CanBike for Women

CanBike for Women is an on-road cycling course specifically for women to help you improve your cycling skills and increase your riding enjoyment.

Taught by and for women (CanBike instructors Karly Coleman and Roberta Franchuk), the course covers both theory and practice. Practical riding techniques start on quiet roads and work up to more complex situations at a pace that is comfortable for you. There will be also be opportunities to cover extra topics such as health, safety and riding with children.

The course is suitable to all female cyclists who have some riding experience but want to feel more comfortable cycling safely in traffic.

Cost: $80 plus refundable textbook fee of $35.

Dates: Saturday May 8 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Sunday May 9 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), and Saturday May 15 (on-road and written exam, time TBA)

Location: TBA

For more information or to register, contact registrar John Collier at 780.433.1270 or .

Progressive Dinner Ride this Saturday!

Howdy Pahdners!

Our progressive dinner ride is a go for this Saturday May 1st.

We leave from the Alliance Church at 5pm and ride to 5 different house for 5 different courses, Appetizer, Soup, Salad, Entre & Dessert. The only course that is set so far is the Soup, Jocelyn has committed to making us Home Made French Onion Soup from his special family recipe Mmmmmm. We have 3 other volunteers for hosting a course and we only need one more. Any takers??

We have 12 people signed up so far which is a good group, however we can always use more. Please call me or email me by Tuesday night if you want to join us so we can plan the food quantities.

There will be a free will offering to help cover food costs for the hosts.

Oh ya, there will also be a prize for the best western dress for the ride.


The UN Birthday Party

Good Morning All!

Just a quick note and Pic for Marv!

We had a great ride last night followed by Marv’s Birthday Party on the Deck c/w a delicious Cake made from the first fresh Rhubarb of the year. Fun was had by all including the absolute worst rendition of “Happy Birthday” I have ever heard. Pitiful!!

The only strange thing is the Birthday boy did not show up so we selfishly decided to go ahead with the UN Birthday party anyway.  MARV….Where are you????

Have a great week!

And welcome to our  New Riders: Dave, Pat, Lisa & Laurel!


Where's the Birthday boy?