Équipe Cycle Club
Welcome to Équipe Cycle Club.
We are a three-year-old cycling club in Red Deer welcoming riders of diverse ages, genders, skill levels, and disciplines. We believe that cycling has tremendous potential to get people moving, thinking, talking and increasing their level of fitness as they enjoy the open road, trail or path. Cyclists enjoy the ride as much if not more than the destination... cycling is a culture; a culture of effort, challenge, adventure, enjoyment and comradeship.
Cyclists aren't afraid of a challenge, and they are constantly setting goals for themselves. The wearing of the "Rainbow Jersey" is a tradition in cycle racing where the world champion wears a rainbow jersey during the year of his/her championship. Within our club we believe that everyone who makes an effort to participate, challenge themselves, seek adventure and enjoy the company of others while participating in the pastime of cycling is a champion. Everyone is their own champion in our club.
THE RAINBOW JERSEY
The biggest prerequisite to join our club is that you have to love to ride bicycles! Équipe is a French word meaning 'team', and we want you to join ours!
We are currently accepting new members, youth and adults, all genders. Our youngest members have been 11 years old, and the same youth riders completed a 174 km ride on July 24 in under 7 hours at 13 years of age. We particularly support youth and female riders who are serious enough about their evolving participation in the sport of cycling to be committed to at least one weekly ride and the ongoing process of improving their cycling skills.
Our club participates with a focus on road cycling, and we are very open toward participation in other cycling disciplines as member interest dictates. The simple goal of our club is to support cycling as a lifelong habit of health and happiness.
It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. ~Ernest Hemingway
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