“THE ROAR” by Sandro Zoppi

THE ROAR – October 6, 2017

THE ROAR – Weekly Bulletin – October 6, 2017

October 6, 2017

Dear Fellow Cyclists,
In this edition of the Roar:
1. UPCOMING RIDES
2. PEI GRAN FONDO – Thank you Frankie for spearheading the drive
3. GIRO del VENETO – RELOADED
4. CAMPANILE DEDICATION – Volunteers wanted to represent the VCC

5. ONTARIO CYCLING ASSOCIATION AWARDS BANQUET AT VENETO CENTRE – November 4

6. PICTURES OF THE WEEK

1.  UPCOMING RIDES
Sunday October 8, 2017; 8:00 am
Saturday October 7, 8:00 am – starting from Kleinburg Public Library

Weeknight rides have been cancelled due to the shorter days and lack of sunlight.
Please check the event calendar to see if a ride is occurring as it will be posted.
And ……..DON’T FORGET TO SIGN IN!  CLICK HERE: SIGN UP SHEET

 

2.  PEI GRAN FONDO
A group of VCC members descended upon Charlottetown PEI, the cradle of the Canadian Confederation, and how did the bough break!  Spearheaded by Frank Mazzuca #2, the group went in search of the finest Atlantic lobster and […]

THE ROAR – The video at heading no. 2 is a must see

THE ROAR – Weekly Bulletin – August 30, 2017

August 30, 2017

 

Dear Fellow Cyclists:

1. UPCOMING RIDES

2. RIDE TO NIAGARA FALLS – Sunday September 3, 2017 POSTPONED

3. 5th ANNUAL CHILDREN’S AID FOUNDATION BIKE RIDE – September 10, 2017

4. PICTURES OF THE WEEK

 

1.  UPCOMING RIDES

Sunday September 3, 2017; 8:00 am

Saturday September 2, 8:00 am – starting from Kleinburg Public Library

Tuesday Nights, 6:30 pm to twilight – lights mandatory ****TIME CHANGE **** 

Thursday Nights, 6:30 pm to twilight – lights mandatory ****TIME CHANGE**** 

DON’T FORGET TO SIGN IN!  CLICK HERE: SIGN UP SHEET

 

2.  RIDE TO NIAGARA FALLS – Sunday September 3, 2017 POSTPONED
The ride to Niagara has been postponed pending further notice.  apparently the original sherpas are not available and Rick, who was spearheading the project, is experiencing mechanical problems.  As I write, it occurs to me that if I had to ride to Niagara and had mechanical problems, I’d say “BONUS” – I get to drive the van.  Anyway, when […]

Reading this at 6:00am? Sign up for the ride first.

THE ROAR – Weekly Bulletin – August 13, 2017

August 13, 2017

Dear Fellow Cyclists:

1. UPCOMING RIDES

2.RIDE TO NIAGARA FALLS – Sunday September 3, 2017

3.YRCC PICNIC – August 27

4.5th ANNUAL CHILDREN’S AID FOUNDATION BIKE RIDE – September 10, 2017

 

1.  UPCOMING RIDES 

TODAY + Sunday August 20, 2017; 8:00 am

Saturday August 19, 8:00 am – starting from Kleinburg Public Library

Tuesday Nights, 7:00 pm to twilight – lights mandatory

Thursday Nights, 7:00 pm to twilight – lights mandatory

DON’T FORGET TO SIGN IN!  CLICK HERE: SIGN UP SHEET

 

2.  RIDE TO NIAGARA FALLS – Sunday September 3, 2017
There will be a second Ride to Niagara on September 3 following the great success of the first one held some time last month.  I do not have the exact date of the last ride as it was never officially published.  Rick Marchesan, president of the VCC, said he was compelled to hold a second ride after the reaction to the first.  The reaction […]

THE ROAR – WEEKLY BULLETIN – July 27, 2017

July 29, 2017
Dear Fellow Cyclists:

Our editor and chief of The Roar, Sir Sandro Zoppi, is away in Veneto, Italy buying PROSECCO for the club as our inventory is quite low. He is also attending a conference in Vicenza and multitasking with the locals in his hometown Paese, gearing up for the Chin Chin song in preparation for our upcoming Italy trip.  That being said,  you are  left with yours truly to bring forth your latest edition of THE ROAR….
1. RIDE FOR ROB TAYLOR – July 30, 2017
2. YRCC  PICNIC – August 27, 2017
3. DESTINATION RIDES 
4. THE 5TH ANNUAL CHILDREN’S AID FOUNDATION BIKE RIDE – SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
5. PICTURES OF THE WEEK
 
1. RIDE FOR ROB TAYLOR – July 30, 2017
The Veneto Cycling Club will be hosting this Sunday July 30, 2017 a Celebration Ride to honour the life of our former member Rob Taylor who we tragically lost this past year. An outdoor ceremony will take place  prior to scheduled ride departure.  In honour of Rob Taylor’s  life, all ride groups will then proceed  to […]

THE ROAR – WEEKLY BULLETIN – July 14, 2017

THE ROAR – Weekly Bulletin – July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017

Dear Fellow Cyclists:

1. UPCOMING RIDES

2. OFFICIAL PICTURE DAY AND SPECIAL LUNCH – July 16, 2017

3. RIDE FOR ROB – July 30, 2017

4. PICTURES OF THE WEEK

 

1.  UPCOMING RIDES  

Sunday July 16, 2017; 8:00 am

Saturday July 15, 8:00 am – starting from Kleinburg Public Library

Tuesday July 18, 7:00 pm to twilight – lights mandatory

Thursday July 20, 7:00 pm to twilight – lights mandatory

DON’T FORGET TO SIGN IN!  CLICK HERE: SIGN UP SHEET

 

2.  OFFICIAL PICTURE DAY AND SPECIAL LUNCH – July 16, 2017
This Sunday, come out in your Sunday Best as it’s Picture Day.  Don’t have a Sunday Best jersey, don’t worry: we’ll photo shop you.
As well, there will be a special lunch of slow roasted BBQ pulled pork. Our chefs were busy the past couple of weeks and have decided to make it up to us.  The group picture will be a great start […]

THE ROAR – VCC Weekly Bulletin – July 7, 2017

THE ROAR – Weekly Bulletin – July 7, 2017

July 7, 2017

Dear Fellow Cyclists:

1.  UPCOMING RIDES

2. META CENTRE GRAN FONDO – Review in pictures 

3. OFFICIAL PICTURE DAY – July 16, 2017

4.  RIDE FOR ROB – July 30, 2017

5.  PICTURES OF THE WEEK

 

1.  UPCOMING RIDES 

Sunday July 9, 2017; 8:00 am

Saturday July 8, 8:00 am – starting from Kleinburg Public Library

Tuesday July 11, 7:00 pm to twilight – lights mandatory

Thursday July 13, 7:00 pm to twilight – lights mandatory

DON’T FORGET TO SIGN IN!  CLICK HERE: SIGN UP SHEET

LUNCH:  Please sign in for lunch if you intend to stay for lunch.  Last week we ran out of food and Fausto was left holding the plate.  We try to make enough food for those that signed up.  Either we had several more people join us or there were a few that took Sandro Zoppi sizes rather than normal people sizes. Cooperate and Fausto won’t be crying again.

2. […]

THE ROAR – Weekly Bulletin – June 23, 2017

ROAR – Weekly Bulletin – June 23, 2017

June 23, 2017Dear Fellow Cyclists:

1.   UPCOMING RIDES

2.  META CENTRE GRAN FONDO – Sunday June 25, 2017

3.  2017 APPAREL HAS ARRIVED

4.  RUNNING STOP SIGNS CAN ATTRACT DEMERIT POINTS

5.  TEST YOUR BIKE KNOWLEDGE

6.   PICTURES OF THE WEEK 

 

1.  UPCOMING RIDES – Sunday June 25, 2017; 8:00 am

Saturday June 24, 8:00 am – starting from Kleinburg Public Library

Tuesday June 27, 7:00 pm to twilight – lights mandatory

Thursday June 29, 7:00 pm to twilight – lights mandatory

 DON’T FORGET TO SIGN IN!  CLICK HERE: SIGN UP SHEET

 

2.  META CENTRE GRANFONDO – Sunday June 25, 2017

You may have missed the Early Bird sign up, you can join the ride up to the time the starter’s pistol goes off.  But you might want to think twice about doing that especially if you’ve got a wide foot.  The organizers are giving out free pairs of Adidas shoes and the tough sizes seem to go fast.  So come out early […]

THE ROAR – Weekly Bulletin – June 16, 2017

THE ROAR – Weekly Bulletin – June 16, 2017
June 16, 2017

Dear Fellow Cyclists:

In this issue:

1.   UPCOMING RIDES
2.  META CENTRE GRAN FONDO – Sunday June 25, 2017 – Early Bird Registration

3.  2017 APPAREL HAS ARRIVED

4.  WHY IS THERE A THIRTEEN ON THE BACK OF THE JERSEY?

5.   PICTURES OF THE WEEK

1.  UPCOMING RIDES – Sunday June 18, 2017; 8:00 am
Happy Father’s Day
Saturday June 17, 8:00 am – starting from Kleinburg Public Library Tuesday June 20, 7:00 pm to twilight – lights mandatory
                    Thursday June 22, 7:00 pm to twilight – lights mandatory

DON’T FORGET TO SIGN IN!  CLICK HERE: SIGN UP SHEET
 

2.  META CENTRE GRANFONDO – Sunday June 25, 2017

The META Foundation is hosting its 16th Annual Family Walk, Relay & Gran Fondo on Sunday June 25, 2017, to raise funds for the Meta Foundation which provides programmes and assistance to individuals with special needs and their families.  The Gran-fondo has been taking place since 2014 and the Veneto Cycling Club has […]

THE ROAR – Weekly Bulletin – June 7, 2017

HE ROAR – Weekly Bulletin – June 7, 2017June 7, 2017

Dear Fellow Cyclists:

In this issue:

1.   UPCOMING RIDES – Sunday June 11, 2017; 8:00 am + WEEKDAY RIDES ADDED

2.  CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY – Sunday June 11, 2017 at the Veneto Centre

3.  META CENTRE GRAN FONDO – Sunday June 25, 2017 – Early Bird Registration

4.  GOOD LUCK and GODSPEED to all VCC MEMBERS at the RIDE TO CONQUER CANCER
5.   PICTURES OF THE WEEK – we’ve got two week’s worth

1.  UPCOMING RIDES – Sunday June 11, 2017; 8:00 am

Thursday June 8, 7:00 pm to twilight – lights mandatory
Saturday June 10, 8:00 am – starting from Kleinburg Public Library
Tuesday June 13, 7:00 pm to twilight – lights mandatory
                    Thursday June 15, 7:00 pm to twilight – lights mandatory

DON’T FORGET TO SIGN IN!  CLICK HERE: SIGN UP SHEET
 

2.  CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY – Sunday June 11, 2017 at the Veneto Centre

This Sunday (actually the entire weekend) there will be a celebration of diversity at […]

THE ROAR – Weekly Bulletin – May 25, 2017

THE ROAR – Weekly Bulletin – May 25, 2017
May 25, 2017

Dear Fellow Cyclists:

In this issue:

1.   UPCOMING RIDES – Sunday May 28, 2017; 8:00 am + WEEKDAY RIDES ADDED
2.  META CENTRE GRAN FONDO – Sunday June 25, 2017 – Early Bird Registration

3.  MacKENZIE HEALTH FOUNDATION RIDE FOR HEALTH – Sunday June 4, 2017

4.   PICTURES OF THE WEEK – we’ve got two week’s worth

1.  UPCOMING RIDES – Sunday May 28, 2017; 8:00 am

Saturday May 27, 8:00 am – starting from Kleinburg Public Library
Tuesday May 30, 7:00 pm to twilight – lights mandatory
                    Thursday June 1, 7:00 pm to twilight – lights mandatory

DON’T FORGET TO SIGN IN!  CLICK HERE: SIGN UP SHEET
 

2.  META CENTRE GRANFONDO – Sunday June 25, 2017

The META Foundation is hosting its 16th Annual Family Walk, Relay & Gran Fondo on Sunday June 25, 2017, to raise funds for the Meta Foundation which provides programmes and assistance to individuals with special needs and their families.  The Gran-fondo has […]