IMPORTANT EVENT DAY INFORMATION!

Event Day Details

Thank You! Your commitment to fundraising supports the Canadian Mental Health Association’s mission to create understanding, dispel the stigma and promote recovery associated with mental health issues.

Participant Packages and Registration

Packages include a rudimentary map, que sheet and t-shirt if you registered before May 31. You can pick up this package during registration June 24 between 7-730am.

Registration aka Start/Finish

Registration will run from 7-730am the morning of the event, June 24. It will be located at Old Yale Brewing, 44550 S Sumas Rd #404, Chilliwack, BC V2R 5M3.

There will be NO coffee at the start locatin. To combat this blatant disregard for humanity, we’ve mapped out an excellent coffee stop merely 22km and one small hill into the ride, Hazel Springs Bakery!

Fundraising

Here are some fundraising tips that will help you raise funds from your friends, family and co-workers: Send an online letter to friends, family and co-workers asking for their support. Add in the link to the donation page through CCN to make it easy for them. Donations made this way go directly to the CMHA and will receive a tax receipt.

Did you know it takes approximately four requests before a person makes a donation? People can only make a donation if you give them an opportunity. Don’t be shy about asking more than once. Send an email to announce your participation, a second email to ask for donations and an update email with a follow-up phone call, if possible – it’s hard to say no over the phone!

The more you put yourself out there and share your story, the more your donors will feel connected to it. Use status updates on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and/or Linkedin to update friends on your fundraising progress. Provide a direct link to the donation page.

Most importantly, jumpstart your fundraising by making a personal donation to show your commitment to the CMHA at CCN.

Event Day Schedule & Start Times

7-7:30 am            Registration
7:45 am                Rider Meeting and get into the groups you wish to ride with
8:00 am                Let’s Ride!
12:00 pm              First riders finish the 100km distance – beer time!
3:00 pm                First riders finish the 200km distance – beer time!
6:00 pm                Final riders find the beer!

Route & Parking

Road closures
There will be NO road closures. Please treat this ride with the same level of safety as you would a regular weekend outing.

Parking
FREE event day parking is available in the parking lot behind Old Yale Brewing.

Routes

**Positive Spin is on an UN-MARKED course. Download the route files and know where you are going.

Both routes can be found on Strava via our website. Each distance will have pace groups to join for the day. There will be one no-drop pace and one faster pace per distance. This is not mandatory but the routes are challenging and it’s more fun to ride as a group!

Feed Zone and Other Support

There will be 6 locations (for the 200km distance) and 3 locations (for the 100km distance) with Feed Zone support. These areas will have water, hydration drinks, pop, fruit and various snacks. On top of these areas are local business’ that can provide anything you require. These can be found on your que sheet that you will receive the morning of.

100km Distance Feed Zones:
1. Km 40 at the end of Cultus Lake (available until 11:00am)
2. Km 50 after you finish the Columbia Valley (available until 11:00am)
3. Km 74 Bottom of Ryder Lake (available until 3:00pm)
4. Km 100 Truck Stop

200km Distance Feed Zones:
1. Km 40 at the end of Cultus Lake (available until 11:00am)
2. Km 50 after you finish the Columbia Valley (available until 11:00am)
3. Km 88 and 126 along Chilliwack Lake Rd. (available until 2:00pm)
3. Km 169 Bottom of Ryder Lake (available until 3:00pm)
4. Km 200 Truck Stop

While these will be available, please be as self-sufficient as possible. Bring extra food, 2 water bottles and the ability to fix minor repairs such as flats.

A sweep vehicle will be driving the course. If you run into any problems out there, you won’t be left stranded!

If you’re concerned about food, water or support please join us in one of our guided groups for the day!

Washrooms

Washrooms will be available at the start and finish of the ride as well as on course where marked on your que sheet. For calls of nature outside of these areas, even though we are in more remote areas, please be as discrete as possible.

RIDE Safety

Participating in a group ride implies an informal contract. You are part of a group. Each member contributes to the wellbeing and functioning of the group as a whole. We will have 3 groups of varying speeds available to ride with lead by Positive Spin team members. You’re able to join one of these groups or simply create a team of your own. Either way, the rules of the ride and rider responsibilities need to be understood and executed.

RULES OF THE RIDE

1  Obey traffic laws.
2  Helmets, ID, and medical and emergency contact information are mandatory.
3  Use of earbuds, headphones or cell phones while riding is not permitted.
4  “Share the Road” is a two-way street; act with respect and courtesy to all others on the road.
5  Ride predictably so that others can anticipate your movements and respond safely.

RIDER RESPONSIBILITIES

Communicate: Communication is a requirement of safe cycling, to provide advance notice of rider intentions, upcoming hazards, and approaching vehicles. Participants make a positive contribution to a ride when they provide respectful feedback, reminders and instructive dialogue regarding cycling etiquette and safety. It is incumbent on all of us to offer courteous input regarding mistakes and riding habits that are dangerous.

Be Predictable: Group riding requires extraordinary attention to cycling in a very predictable manner. Others expect you to consistently ride in a straight line, at a constant speed, and to clearly signal changes. Pedal continuously at a cadence and speed that are consistent with those around you.

Do Not Overlap Wheels: When riding in a paceline it is important to maintain a small gap between your front wheel and the rear wheel of the cyclist you are following. If your front wheel overlaps the rear wheel ahead of you and the rider ahead of you moves laterally — to avoid a pothole, blown by a gust of wind etc. — and by doing so touches your front wheel you will be on the pavement before you know it. It’s also likely that other riders behind you will crash into you.

Look Ahead, Past The Rider In Front Of You: In order to see hazards before you’re upon them, and to anticipate movements within the paceline, look ahead; don’t focus on the wheel immediately in front of you.

Announce Hazards: When riding in a group many cyclists may not have a good view of the road surface ahead because of the riders in front of them. It is important to indicate hazards by pointing to them. You may also want to shout “Hole!” or “Glass!” or “Rock!” etc. especially if you didn’t spot the hazard until the last second. Generally an alert rider at the front should have time to warn those behind simply by pointing at the hazard. As cars approach, shout “Car back!” or “Car up!” and maintain your position as far to the right as is reasonable. When you are the last rider in a group, watching for vehicles approaching from the rear and calling “Car back!” is your responsibility.

Change Positions Safely: If you want to pass, do so on the left and say “On your left!” to warn the cyclists ahead that you are passing. Sprinting around the group while a car is about to pass is dangerous; don’t try it.

Obey Traffic Lights & Stop Signs: Use hand signals and a loud voice to let other riders know that you are “Slowing!” and “Stopping!”. Follow traffic laws: In B.C. red lights and stop signs require a full stop at the line unless it would be dangerous to do so. At 4-way stops yield to vehicles that stop first. Through light-controlled intersections, avoid riding while the light is red, a common possibility in a long line of riders; if the light changes from green, stop and wait for the next green before proceeding, just like you would when driving. Proceed in small groups after each rider comes to a stop at the limit line. Communicate your intentions to motorists.

Move Fully Off the Road When You Stop: Ensure individual and group safety, and do not interfere with traffic. Watch for cyclists approaching on the shoulder and ensure they have space to get by as well.

EMERGENCY Contacts

If you have questions or issues while out on course, here’s who can help you out.

RIDERS ON COURSE

Dan McLachlan – (604) 612-2078
Derek Slykerman – (604) 506-4230
Galen Kehler – (778) 879-0202
Paul McLachlan – (604) 864-6873
Michelle Peterson – (778) 837-0751
Leah Lyon – (604) 312-5222
Crystal Lambert – (604) 839-7970

SWEEP VEHICLE:

Tina McLachlan – (604) 217-6746

 

Together we can make a difference in the lives of people with Mental Health Issues

by raising funds for the CMHA’s support and services. It’s great that you are using your personal challenge to make a difference!

Here are some fundraising tips that will help you raise funds from your friends, family and co-workers: Send an online letter to friends, family and co-workers asking for their support. Add in the link to the donation page through CCN to make it easy for them. Donations made this way go directly to the CMHA and will receive a tax receipt.

Did you know it takes approximately four requests before a person makes a donation? People can only make a donation if you give them an opportunity. Don’t be shy about asking more than once. Send an email to announce your participation, a second email to ask for donations and an update email with a follow-up phone call, if possible – it’s hard to say no over the phone!

The more you put yourself out there and share your story, the more your donors will feel connected to it. Use status updates on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and/or Linkedin to update friends on your fundraising progress. Provide a direct link to the donation page.

Most importantly, jumpstart your fundraising by making a personal donation to show your commitment to the CMHA at CCN.

Positive Spin can be found on various media sites, join us!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/positivespincycle/
Twitter: PositiveSpinFV
Instagram: PostiveSpinFV
Strava: https://www.strava.com/clubs/PositiveSpinCycle

If you have any questions, please email info@positivespincycle.com

Thank you for taking the first steps with us!

-Team Positive Spin Team