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December 5, 2008 – Here is the latest cycling news from Newfoundland and Labrador, including the upcoming Trail Day at White Hills on December 7 and application info for the Premier’s Athletic Award Program – deadline for application January 12.

Trail Day – Sunday, December 7th at White Hills
Freeride is organising a trail day this weekend Dec. 7th. We are building a XC loop on the east side of White Hills. We are meeting at 11:00 am at the parking near the dirt jumps (half way up the main road to the fisheries building) we will have tools so don’t worry about that. Thanks for your support.

Premier’s Athletic Award Program
The Premier’s Athletic Awards Program is designed to recognize athletic excellence of the province’s elite athletes by providing financial assistance to help offset the cost of training and competition.

Deadline for Applications – January 12, 2009

Click here for program guidelines and application form.

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February 5, 2008 – Here is the latest news from Bicycle Newfoundland & Labrador, including Memorial University Psychological Testing Research Project for Male Cyclists aged 19+, WestJet Travel Deals for Members, Sport NL Bursary, and 2008 BNL Spinning.

Physiological Testing for Male Cyclists Aged 19+
– Subject: Physiological Testing
– Who: School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s NL, A1C 5S7

Dear Coach and/or cyclist:

Our laboratory is starting a new research project this February and we are looking for participants. Basically, each participant will perform an incremental to exhaustion VO2 max test. Following the VO2max test, participants will perform a time-to-exhaustion test on the cycle ergometer. This test consists of continuous cycling to exhaustion at the workload reached during the incremental to exhaustion VO2 max test. Finally the cyclist will perform a wingate test. The Wingate test (30-second maximal effort) will be performed on a fully adjusted electromagnetically braked cycle ergometer. In addition to the testing, subjects will also perform a hydrostatic weighing (body fat %) and thigh measurements.

Following the testing the cyclists will have completed:
– VO2 max test (aerobic performance)-similar to a computrainer test
– Time to exhaustion (how long they can hold a max aerobic effort)
– Wingate test (anaerobic measure of power)

This will be a great opportunity for local cyclists to receive world class physiological testing. We can also arrange for all results and training implications to be presented to you, as well as your cyclists.

*Cyclists must be male and 19 years or older (or close w/parental approval)*.

Please get back to me with any questions or concerns. Cheers,
Geoff Power

WestJet Travel Deals for Members!
Sport NL has a new travel deal in place with WestJet through Carlson Wagonlit Harvey’s Travel. The agreement includes:
– a 10% discount off individual travel for Athletes, coaches, Managers, Officials and Executive.
– Westjet will match any Air Canada Quote. Subject to Availability.

View the SportNL Travel Agreement (Word .doc) here.

Sport NL Scholarship/Bursary
Sport Newfoundland & Labrador Scholarship – Please note that this year’s deadline is Friday, February 29th. Applications can also be downloaded from our website here (Word .doc).

2008 BNL Spinning
Thanks everybody for posting your preferences for spinning on the BNL forum. This has allowed us to choose location-day-time combinations that we hope will suit most people. Spinning will be held at three different Nubody’s locations (3 different classes to choose from) as follows:

– Monday 7:30pm — Torbay Road (NEW TIME)
– Tuesday 7pm — Atlantic Place
– Thursday 8pm — Mount Pearl (NEW TIME)

We’re going to start classes the week of January 8th and go until Easter. This translates to 11 classes. Fees are $45 which works out to about $4 per class — cheapest workout in town!). Participants must have a BNL general membership which is $30. For this year’s instructors, general membership is free, but you still have to fill it in and submit it.

If you are interested in registering for any one of the classes listed above, please email Amy at amyprysephillips@hotmail.com to sign up. First come, first served! You MUST bring payment and completed membership application to the first class.

Note: if you want to take a chance and show up to another class, you can join the workout as long as there is a free bike (people who have signed up for that particular class obviously have first dibbs). One other note: Nubody’s no longer provides workout towels, so you should plan to bring your own to use on the bike.

Happy Spinnin!

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August 30, 2007 – Here is the latest news from Bicycle Newfoundland and Labrador: Sprockids – Fall 2007? – East Meets West Downhill Race #3 Presented by TNT and Pedal Force – Team Instrumar Hill Climb.

Sprockids – Fall 2007?
We are gauging interest to see if there would be enough participants to run some Sprockids sessions this fall. This is an instructional course for children. Please email Amy at amyprysephillips@hotmail.com if you think your child might be interested in participating! Some info on the course can be found in the Programs section of this website.

East Meets West Downhill Race #3 – Pre-ride Sept 1st
TNT and Pedal Force have joined forces to host the East Meets West Downhill Series. The next race is scheduled for Sunday, September 2 at Marble Mountain in Steady Brook. There will be a pre-ride the day before the race from 12:30 to 4pm.

Team Instrumar Hill Climb – Tuesday, September 4th
The Shea Heights Hill Climb ITT has been un-rescheduled. It will now take place on Tuesday, September 4th as originally planned.

Where: Meet at the Trans Canada Trail provilion, on the South Side Road(Bottom of the rail bed behind Michel’s Bakery Next to the Coast Guard Environmental Response storage facility , 440 South Side Road )

What: Hill Climb (starts on the bridge by the South Side Road and up towards Cape Spear. The finish will be on the flat just above the “Wall”)

Registration Time: 6:00 – 6:15

Start Time: 6:30pm SHARP!!!

Online registration is available and encouraged at: teamireg@yahoo.ca

Cost: Free to 2007 Team Instrumar members, $2 for everyone else.

Must be a BNL member to enter. Please have your BNL membership paid this week, or come with your BNL membership form and money. There is a $5 savings with BNL if you are a Team Instrumar member.

Membership forms are available at www.bnl.nf.ca and/or www.team.instrumar.com

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