Events

This year’s plans include a Learn to Race – Road 54 program for riders who are novice racers or who haven’t raced for a while. This program is open to Category 4 & 5 racers, and is useful for any rider planning to enter a mass start event on the road, fondo, gravel or cyclocross.

Mt. Washington Challenge: Saturday, July 27th, 2024

Want to Join the CVCC?

The CVCC is a non-profit cycling club located in the Comox Valley community on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Our focus is to encourage participation in the sport of Road, Cross and Gravel Cycling through group rides, road races, time trials, cross and gravel events throughout the year, with an emphasis on youth/junior rider support and development.
Members are cycling enthusiasts of all ages; youth riders (13-18 yo), adult riders 19+

Mt. Washington Challenge – July 27th, 2024

This epic ride has returned to the calendar and features the 16.2km climb 969m elevation gain climb to the Resort.

Youth (U15, U17, U19) $15, Adult CVCC members $20, Adult non-members $30

Registration on CCN beginning July 8th

Registration will close on July 26th at noon. 

NO REGISTRATION ON THE DAY OF EVENT.

Ed Schum Bursaries for youth male and female 14-18 years old; $200

Refreshments for all at the Finish Line.
$100 prize to the male/female who betters the KOM/QOM on Strava!

Start line at the Duncan Main crossing on the Parkway, mass start.

History of the Climb

It was a big part of the local scene for years and one of the Comox Cup race series.  It became a stand alone event in 2006, named ‘Vertigo’ for the feeling that you got climbing the challenging incline!  Famous local artist Andy Everson designed the poster that year.

Top male and female riders, primes, were awarded at the event with 47 participants enjoying refreshments at the top.  Master timekeeper Gordon Giesbrecht may still have a copy of the results from then, it would be fun to find out who topped the field!

In 2023, the event was reintroduced and a stellar group of participants included several U17 riders vying for the newly established Ed Schum bursaries.  These bursaries will continue to be awarded in 2024 and in the years to come, to encourage and support youth riders as did Ed for many years.

Last year the first U17 rider Mateus Dodd came in at 1:02:34, making him one of the top 10 overall.  Outstanding ride!

This photo of Ed and Jeff Werner, who has great memories of being coached as a junior by Ed, taking him to the top levels of the sport that he continues to this day.  Both are phenomenal examples of the influence that coaching, promoting the sport and assisting keen, promising riders can be in their development.

Mt. Washington Challenge – Results 2023

Adult Female 45+:
1 Wanda Reddin 1:15:08
2 Barb Morris 1:19:53
Adult Male 45+:
1 Stephane Tran 0:54:48
2 Hugh Trenchard 0:59:51
3 Harry Reddin 1:00:14
4 William Tinmouth 1:02:54
5 Wade Luksay 1:03:25
6 David Opko 1:05:06
7 Gabe Reid 1:07:04*
8 Roderick Matte 1:18:58
9 Derek Steel 1:19:13**
10 Christopher Bowman 1:20:21***
11 Larry Dicker 1:23:57
12 Brad Temple 1:30:42
Adult Male:
1 Graeme Hill 0:48:02
2 John Vanderveen 0:49:53
3 Caleb Ney Adul 0:51:22
4 Jonathan Barlow 1:00:14
5 Jeffrey Werner 1:00:14
6 Dan Molgat-Roy 1:06:29
Youth U17:
1 Mateus Dodd 1:02:34
2 Finlayson Blake 1:06:00
3 David Escher 1:06:00
4 Everett Wells 1:08:07
5 Tim Wang Youth 1:08:53
6 Atsumu Hayashi 1:36:32
Overall:
1 Graeme Hill 0:48:02
2 John Vanderveen 0:49:53
3 Caleb Ney 0:51:22
4 Stephane Tran 0:54:48
5 Hugh Trenchard 0:59:51
6 Jonathan Barlow 1:00:14
7 Jeffrey Werner 1:00:14
8 Harry Reddin 1:00:14
9 Mateus Dodd 1:02:34
10 William Tinmouth 1:02:54
11 Wade Luksay 1:03:25
12 David Opko 1:05:06
13 Finlayson Blake 1:06:00
14 David Escher 1:06:00
15 Dan Molgat-Roy 1:06:29
16 Gabe Reid 1:07:04*
17 Everett Wells 1:08:07
18 Tim Wang 1:08:53
19 Wanda Reddin 1:15:08
20 Roderick Matte 1:18:58
21 Derek Steel 1:19:13**
22 Barb Morris 1:19:53
23 Christopher Bowman 1:20:21***
24 Larry Dicker 1:23:57
25 Brad Temple 1:30:42
26 Atsumu Hayashi 1:36:32

* Baggy shorts
** 80 years old
*** 72 years old

Races & Time Trials

The CVCC has 3 TT courses scheduled for June 2024

Time Trial Wednesday – 3 Courses to test your power in a race against the clock!

2-person TT coming up on July 17th, on the Dove Creek course – partner up with a similar strength rider and do your bit’n’bit each for a fun fast time.  Timing based on the 2nd place rider across the line.

Mount Washington Hill Climb, July 27, 2024 at 10:30am. Registration will open in June.

  • Youth bursary prizes, refreshments at the finish line!

Club and Youth Performance training.

TT Schedule and Routes

Get your position dialed in and your fast wheels on, beginning June 5th and every Wednesday following
until the end of June, the Wednesday rides will become Wednesday Time Trials.
Starting with the Dove Creek route, then Forbidden Plateau, next Headquarters out and back. And the bonus end of the
month, Burns Rd TT course.
Strava segments listed below, start time 6pm, sign up sheet will be posted. 1-minute intervals.
Free for CVCC members, $10 for non-members*
Register for the club here https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/comox-valley-cycle-club-2024
The Routes.
Dove Creek TT-DC | Strava Ride Segment in Courtenay, BC, Canada

  • Start on Piercy w of Condensatory at the Deer Crossing signpost.
  • Finish on Condensatory, before the 4-way stop at Piercy

Forbidden Plateau TT https://www.strava.com/segments/7126806

Headquarters route, (mid point to Start / Finish): https://www.strava.com/segments/4006971

Burns Rd TT Burns Rd TT | Strava Ride Segment in Courtenay, BC, Canada

2-person TT coming up on July 17th, on the Dove Creek course – partner up with a similar strength rider and do your bit’n’bit each for a fun fast time.  Timing based on the 2nd place rider across the line.

*Money raised goes to the Youth Program

Tune up for the Nationals Time Trial on July 19th!  Get your last intensity effort and dial in your position with a partner.

TT Results

Sprint Training

For track and criterium contact John at vdvliet@shaw.ca

Club Sponsors

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Want to Join The Club?

The CVCC is a non-profit cycling club located in the Comox Valley community on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Our focus is to encourage participation in the sport of Road, Cross and Gravel Cycling through group rides, road races, time trials, cross and gravel events throughout the year, with an emphasis on youth/junior rider support and development.
Members are cycling enthusiasts of all ages; youth riders (13-18 yo), adult riders 19+

Registered Society Since 1986

Registration #S-21597