Tourmaline

 CYCLING

2024 Tourmaline Oil Cycling Program

We move outdoors on May 27th !

We will start the ride from Two House Brewing on 10th Ave. by the LRT station.

Please RSVP here.


The Tourmaline Oil Cycling Program provides its employees a consistent time and place to meet up and enjoy a great hobby that promotes an active lifestyle and networking. The indoor rides will start at 5:30 pm Monday evenings on Oct 2nd and continue into May 2024, at which point we'll take the club outdoors!


If you are new to cycling don't be intimidated to register and join us. If you don't own a bike now, don't let that stop you from joining the club. For the indoor season, you don't need one. Let Trev, Carl, or Shauna know that you would like to continue past May with the club and we'll work with you to ensure you can.


We focus on providing valuable training for cyclists of all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. We are a friendly and inclusive cycling group and we appreciate your efforts to support this culture.


Key dates:


Your Indoor and Outdoor Coaches:

Marie Tessier, Trev Williams, and Aurelie Bellavance.


If you have any questions for Tourmaline, please contact Shawna Donaldson. If you have any questions about the cycling, please contact Trev Williams.

Over the winter host indoor classes before we moving outside at the end of May.

Below answers some questions regarding how to participate in the Indoor Program.



Please join us for a 55 minute indoor spin and cycling class and subsequent hangout with light dinner and beverages provided.

What's the difference between spin and cycling?  It's really only what you're sitting on. In our studio, you have the option to bring your own bike to ride on for the class, or simply show up and use one of our spin bikes. If you have a look at the picture below, you will see participants on both spin bikes and their own personal bikes.

I've never been on a bike before, is this ok?  Absolutely. We are starting the club in the winter to give you the opportunity to join us, learn the hobby, learn to love it, and figure out how to get you cycling outside come May!

What do I need to bring to class?  If you are coming to the class and using a spin bike, then all you need are comfortable gym clothes or cycling shorts if you have them, good runners, a water bottle, and a towel. That's it!  If you are planning on bringing your bike, the only addition is for the first class, just touch base with Trev to let him know what type of bike you're bringing and come about 10 minutes early.

How early should I be for class?  You don't need to come super early. You just need enough time to change between your work and gym clothes and throw your runners on. So around 5:20 should be plenty of time.

Can I shower after cycling? Absolutely. There are showers in both change rooms.

What if I miss classes? Do I get behind?  No way! The beauty of starting the club inside is that you attend when you can and make your own progress. We'd love if you got into the habit of joining us, however, we know life gets busy sometimes. We'll ensure to value your time and make each class worth your effort to attend.

Bike Mounting and Storage:  Many of our members in our studio take advantage of the convenience of keeping their bike here and we mount it for you prior to class. So all you need to do is bring your yourself! If you would like to take advantage of this program, please follow this link. The bike mounting and storage option is near the bottom.

Can I supplement my Monday evening ride with another evening so I can really progress through the winter?  Yes!  Most of our indoor members ride 2 or 3 times a week. We have created a class on Thursday evening that is the perfect timing to supplement your Monday. It is even at the same time, so you can simply block your calendars. If you bike is being stored and mounted for Mondays, we'll gladly do it Thursdays at no extra charge. Register for Thursdays HERE!


Here is our location for all our WINTER INDOOR cycling. 


We're looking forward to seeing you in the studio. We have free parking, showers, free cycling shoes if you want them, and Tourmaline will even provide a light dinner and beverages after your class! All you need is comfortable gym attire or cycling shorts, a water bottle, a towel, and good runners if you want to keep it super simple.


PARKING:  If you park at the COOP parking lot directly behind our studio, it is free parking for 2 hours! 


Bike Mounting and Storage:  Many of our members in our studio take advantage of the convenience of keeping their bike here and we mount it for you prior to class. So all you need to do is bring your yourself! If you would like to take advantage of this program, please follow this link. The bike mounting and storage option is near the bottom.



The Outdoor Cycling Club started May 29th!

That's a wrap for an outdoor club season!

We met at Last Best Brewing!

Monday at 5:30 pm.  

(The day and time never change but the meeting location does.)


What do I need to bring to the ride?  The main 'tool' you need is a well functioning bike. This means one with brakes, gearing, and tires in good condition. If you are wondering if your bike is ready to roll, just bring it by the Doctrine Studio and we'll ensure you are good. The only other essential item is a helmet that is not older than 5 years and shows no sign of damage or deterioration. The next thing is your Tourmaline kit or comfortable clothing that will allow you to be on a saddle for about 90min. Outside cycling is much easier on the tender parts as you are moving around, standing, and taking the occasional break, so if it worked inside for 60min, it's almost guaranteed to work outside well. If you like to drink water on rides, then pack a water bottle or two.

How early should I be for the ride?  You don't need to come super early. You just need enough time to have yourself and bike ready to roll at 6:30pm. So around 6:20pm should be plenty of time.

What if I miss some rides? Do I get behind?  No way! The beauty of the club is that you attend when you can and make your own progress. We'd love if you got into the habit of joining us, however, we know life gets busy sometimes. We'll ensure to value your time and make each ride worth your effort to attend. The focus is on being social while having fun at a healthy and active hobby.

November 27th's Photos of our Indoor Session!

November 20th's Photos of our Indoor Session!  Looking good.

While some of us have moved inside for the winter, our two intrepid leaders are still hammering outside! Here are Shawna and Carl at last week's Cyclocross events!

August 29th's Photos of our last outdoor ride of 2023 from Last Best Brewing

August 21st's Photos from our ride from Butterfield Acres and finishing at Mad Rose Pub

August 14th's Photos from our ride out of Hayden Block

August 10th's Photos from our combined BD&P / Tourmaline Ride from Fergus & Bix

July 31st's Photos

July 24th's Photos

July 17th's Photos

July 3rd's Photos

June 19th's Photos

June 5th's Photos

May 29th's Photos

Here are some shots from May 8th's 18th Tourmaline class.

Here are some shots from May 1st's 17th Tourmaline class. New Kit Day!

Here are some shots from April 3rd's 12th Tourmaline class. We've hit our stride!

Here are some shots from March 6th's 9th Tourmaline class. We've hit our stride!

Here are some shots from Feb 13th's 6th Tourmaline class. We've hit our stride!

Here are some shots from Feb 6th's 5th Tourmaline class. We've hit our stride!

Here are some shots from Jan 30th's 4th Tourmaline class. It's building!

Here are some shots from Jan 23rd's 3rd Tourmaline class. Yes another great turnout!

Here are some shots from Jan 16th's 2nd Tourmaline class. Great turnout!

Here are some shots from Jan 9th's inaugural Tourmaline class. Great turnout!

Prior to your first OUTDOOR ride with us in the summer:

You must register and complete the Alberta Bicycle Association /  Waiver Form.

Also, please put these text numbers of your coaches into your phone:

Trev Williams 403.831.8738,   Marie Tessier 403.837.0921,  Jamie Henry 587.573.3247

Each coach carries a light First Aid Kit. There is an AED and bigger First Aid Kit in the Van.

Our thirteenth and FINAL OUTDOOR ride will start and finish from Last Best Brewing. We'll head to the river and then North.

The official address is 607 11 Ave SW.


PARKING:  On the streets surrounding the pub.

Toilets:  There are toilets inside Last Best.



2023's Photos (both Indoor and Outdoor Season)