We’re more than your average bike store
March 30th - The Cobble Hill Classic which is part of the Vancouver Island Cup series. Matt Grossnickle will be organizing this favorite race. email Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
April 27th - The Rocky Mountain Demo Days at 10:00 a.m. on Mount Tzouhalem. This very popular even give everyone an opportunity to try out the 2014 Rocky Mountain Bikes. Fun! For more information email email@example.com
May 11th - The Maple Bay Masters Road Race. See the Cycling BC Web page for further details or email firstname.lastname@example.org
August 24th - The Lake Cowichan Maters Road Race. Again...look at the Cycle BC Web page for further details or email email@example.com
Group Road Rides - Beginning on March 10th there will be a ride each Monday and Thursday early evening. Everyone can plan to meet in the parking lot at the NEW Cycle Therapy Bike location on Station Street.
Some of the Group Road Riders in 2013.
Spinerval Sessions with Steve Lund
See our specials page for details....
Thank you to our loyal customers, for your continued business in 2013 and thank you as well to all our new customers for coming in and getting to know us. It's the end of our third year in the Cowichan Valley and we continue to be amazed by the enthusiasm for cycling in this community. 2014 will mark new and exciting changes for us as we move to our new and improved location on Duncan Avenue right beside the Duncan Garage sometime in February. David and Sandra and our fantastic staff: Matt, Anthony, Julie, Paul, and Sean wish you a Happy and Peaceful Holiday and a terrific 2014, filled with lots of cycling adventures.
The Cycle Therapy Story
Cycle Therapy Bikes on Trunk Road in Duncan, BC is owned by David and Sandra Beggs. The Cycle Therapy team is lead by Anthony Windsor who is knowledgable about pretty much every product we carry in the store. Anthony is also an expert mechanic who takes the time to get your bike perfectly tuned up. In fact all of the staff at Cycle Therapy love riding bikes, working on bikes, talking about bikes, and sometimes you'll spot them just gazing at bicycles.
David and Sandra moved to the Cowichan Valley from Haida Gwaii, where they enjoyed working and riding with the many cyclists there. Their move to the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island was deliberate and enthusiastically planned. They were happy to move to a community that already had so many keen cyclists, on both road bikes and mountain bikes. And they were also super happy to be living closer to family.
Sandra and David opened a cycling store because bikes are their passion and they believe in the beneficial effects of bicycles on our environment and our lives. They see more and more people each year riding their bikes for fitness, for recreation and for commuting and are confident that the trend will continue.
At Cycle Therapy you'll find a friendly and accommodating staff trained to put your needs above all else. Our goal is to help to get you riding the right bike for you safely, comfortably and injury free! For the recreational rider that translates as fun and comfortable and for the serious racer it translates as efficient and fast. We'll listen to you and do our best to make sure we send you out the door with a smile on your face.
We also have a huge parking lot behind the store so you can easily bring your bicycle into the shop for repair...or you can safely try out your a selection of bikes. With Trek, Rocky Mountain, BMC, Everti and Brodie bicycles you have a choice of the very best made bicycles in the world from companies who proudly stand behind their product.
Check out our Picture Gallery for many more pictures of Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. It was a wonderful day and we were so happy to be there.
INTERNATIONAL TAKE A KID MOUNTAIN BIKING DAY on SUNDAY OCTOBER 6, 2013!
Written by: Cowichan Trail Stewardship Society
South Cowichan 3rd annual Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Event is happening this Sunday, October 6th. It will be a great afternoon of riding for the kids. There will be a complimentary bike and helmet check courtesy of Cycle Therapy, guided rides, refreshments afterwards, plus some draw prizes too. Come on out and join us.
When: Sunday, October 6th, ...2013, 11am - 2pm (NEW TIME)
Where: Cobble Hill Mountain - Cleasby Bike Park
What: 11:00 am: registration, bike check, skills practice 11:45 am: guided mountain bike rides for different ability levels 1:15 pm: refreshments and prizes
This is a great opportunity for you to pass your passion for pedaling on to kids. Plan to go mountain biking on the first Sunday in October - and bring a kid along for the ride! All ages are welcome, from tykes on run bikes to teens. This is a free event however it is much appreciated if you could register at www.simbs.com as it helps with organizing guides, food and prizes.
Cross on the Rock 2013 Cyclocross Schedule
Written by Norman Thibault
RACE #1: September 29th. Coal Cross. Village Park. Cumberland. Starting the season in the Village of Cumberland. Expect Coal cross to have the same awesome venue. We have heard rumours of more course "options" this year with the RD already checking out lines and possibilities.
RACE#2: October 14th. Binab Property Group GP. Western Speedway. Victoria. Victoria has hosted a cross race on Thanksgiving monday on a few occasions and we are returning to greater Victoria for the holiday monday again this year for the Binab Property Group GP at Western Speedway. The course last year included one of the toughest 200meters of course ever in a COTR race as well as a 50 across no call up start. I don't like to toss this word around but it will be Epic.
RACE #3: October 20th. Farmer Bill’s Cattle X-ing. Farmer Bills Farm. Port Alberni. Port Alberni is one of our more remote venues but anyone that made the trip to Farmer Bills last year was rewarded with a great course in really fun (MUD) conditions. I expect Lee from Ozzie's cycles to put together another fun time this year.
Race #4: October 27th. Crosstoberfest. Transfer Beach. Ladysmith. Beer Garden and Oceanside race course. All that needs saying.
Race #5: November 9th. MIVA Cross (Not official title). Arbutus Meadows. Nanoose. New Venue for MIVA's race this year. For the first time since we started putting on cross races on the island 10 years ago we will not be going to Beban Park (we will return obviously). We will be heading instead to Arbutus Meadows for race 1 of a double header long weekend. This venue just north of Nanaimo located right on the hwy is full of possibilities so we hope for a new and kick ass course out there. Still waiting for the official race name on this one.
Race #6: November 10th. Kona Kup Provincials Championships. Bowen Park. Nanaimo. Not part of COTR 2013 series. Race #6 is NOT part of the COTR series. Instead the 2nd part of the double header long weekend will be PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS. The KONA KUP at Bowen Park. A true test of every riders full skill set we will be racing age groups at this one instead of our usual COTR categories. Expect more mainlanders to cross the straight and good fun competition. Course will be similar to past years with a few changes as usual.
Race #7: November 24th. Ronde Van Hogwarts Series Championships. Shawnigan Lake School. Shawnigan Lake. Ronde Van Hogwarts. The series championships returns to Shawnigan Lake School. Drew MacKenzie will brew up a special potion of wickedness for the series final. Not sure if Voldemort will be on course or not but you can expect a championship quality course that will reward finishers with double points. After the racing is done we will "retire" to the club house (remember no shoes inside of course) and enjoy the series final festivities and prize giving.
For more information email Normon Thibault. firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday Night Group Ride
Cowichan Valley Group Road Ride
Our group rides start in the Cycle Therapy parking lot in Duncan and tour around the Cowichan Valley. At this time of year most cyclists ride road bikes, but starting in the late fall we'll look at riding our cyclocross bikes. Come on out and join us any time.
Cycle Therapy Club Kit
Come on in and get your kit...join our group rides looking like a pro! Ok...maybe not a pro...but lookin' good.
World Bicycle Relief
The bike on the right is for winning races.
The bike on the left is for changing lives.
TREK Bike on the Podium
Jan Bakelants had to wait for that 1st pro win, but it was a big one!
With a stage win in the Tour de France on its second day in the pro-peloton, the new Madone 7 Series has been getting overwhelmingly positive reviews in the media.
"It took me only a few rides to realize that this is the best Trek road bike I’d ever ridden..." - Bicycling.com
"...one step closer to what Trek sees as perfection..." - Velonews.com
"Even with the limited time we’ve been able to spend on the new Madone, there’s a noticeable improvement in power"- Roadbikeaction.com
"The same artists that created Fabian’s RadioShack-Leopard bike have crafted the Spartacus paint finish you see here. It’s all done by hand." - Cyclingnews.com
"So far, my rides on the Madone have been thrilling; after a simple pre-assembly and final tweaks to my position, I’m noticeably faster compared to any other bike I’ve owned or ridden." - Pavedmag.com
"The concept that a road bike needs to do all things well, from aerodynamics to light weight, from a stiff, lively feel to all-day comfort is one Trek is still embracing." - Pelotonmagazine.com
Follow this link for lots more about the Tour de France:
Cadel on the Podium 2011...Will he manage do it again?
ALL ROAD RIDES MEET AT THE CYCLE THERAPY PARKING LOT UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.
MOUNTAIN BIKE GROUP RIDES WILL MEET AT THE MOUNT TZOUHALEM PARKING LOT.
Please scroll to the bottom of the page to read about Insurance requirements.
Monday Group Rides At 6:00 — Mixed Group Road Ride
The time has come to take into account the shorter days...so have lights on your bike that allow you to see and be seen. This is a great opportunity to become oriented to riding in a group. Each ride will be a no-drop format. The groups will begin together and will end together. There will be two or three groups... a spot for every ability. It is a relaxing and social recovery ride for those of you who killed it on your weekend ride or race. A bit of rain won't cancel the ride but a heavy steady rain will likely cause a cancelation. Check our Facebook page for posted changes.
Thursday at 6:00 — Mixed Group Road Ride
The time has come to take into account the shorter days...make sure you have all the lights you need to see and be seen. This is intermediate training ride to increase strength and endurance for the road cyclists. The duration will be set by the participants and the pace will be more aggressive than the Monday rides. The ride will split into smaller groups dependent upon pace. Light rain won't cancel the ride....a storm probably will. Check this web page or Facebook for last minute cancelations.
Sunday at 10:00 — Mixed Group Road Ride
This is a harder training ride to increase strength and endurance for the more experienced road cyclist. The duration will be from two to three hours. The ride may split into smaller groups dependent upon pace.
Group Mountain Bike Rides on Mount Tzouhalem
Mountain Bike Rides on Mount Tzouhalem are becoming ever more popular! Everyone is loving riding the Tzou in the dark. These group rides take place on Wednesday's and the group will meet at the Mount Tzouhalem parking lot at 6:30. These will be beginner to intermediate rides (depending on group size and ability) led by Matt Grossnickle; Sean Gibson; and or Anthony Windsor.
They will be approximately 1 hour rides that will require a strong light and a sense of adventure!
Group Ride Insurance with Cycling BC
& the Cowichan Valley Cycling Club
Remember that to participate in group rides organized by Cycle Therapy you must become a member of Cycling BC.
Ensuring that every group ride participant is a member of Cycling BC (which you can do on their web page at http://cyclingbc.net/) ensures that everyone on the ride is insured. You can learn more at http://cyclingbc.net/cycling-bc/members/memebrship-and-license-faq/ .
With a Cycling BC Club Memembership, you can participate in rides and club level races held by the club that you have joined. If you wish to participate in Provincial or Regional level races, or races or rides held by other clubs then you must also have either a Citizen License or UCI International License. The club that Cycle Therapy is affiliated with is Cowichan Valley Cycling and you will find them listed on the Cycling BC Web Page. You can become a card carrying member of Cowichan Valley Cycling at Cycle Therapy.