We’ve had a busy season of cycling in 2019. As we gear down 😉 and prepare for 2020, here’s a look back at our season of events.
Bonne Bay Loop / Lighthouse Loop
May 19, 2019
“Shouldn’t descending be easier?” One would think. Cyclists braved the cold, wet, and windy conditions through the Bonne Bay Loop course during the Trails, Tails, and Tunes Festival on Victoria Day weekend. Windy conditions made even the breathtaking descents feel like hard work.
Impact TT & Road Race
June 1-2, 2019
The Crown of the Valley and first true road race of the summer took place in the Town of Pasadena on Sunday, June 2. The 10 km course looped through the small town finishing at Pasadena Place with a post ride meal of homemade chili. Crossing the finish line first was Ian Coxon followed closely by Kirby Hamlyn both reading a finish time of 2:22:52 with Peter Ollerhead in third place with a finish time of 2:26:21. A full list of results can be found HERE.
Humber Valley Triathlon & Kids of Steel
August 2, 2019
Despite the wind, rain, and a sprinkling of thunder and lightening; the Humber Valley Triathlon and Kids of Steel events charged forward.
The day started with 30 of our littlest athletes completing their swim, bike, run on the shore of Pasadena Beach and along Lakeshore Drive. Following some adverse weather, the Humber Valley Triathlon was switched to a duathlon event. Thirty athletes tackled the course with Carl Barrett of Corner Brook finishing in first place with a time of 1:06:01, William Duggan of Mount Pearl coming in a close second with a time of 1:06:25; and Stephanie Nevin of Mount Pearl coming in third with a time of 1:08:50. A full list of results can be found HERE.
Conquer the Cape: Port Au Port Gran Fondo & Fox Island Recovery Ride
August 17 & 18, 2019
For 2019 we re-invented the iconic Tour du Port Au Port. This challenging 120 km course along the French coast of the Western Newfoundland was the scene of Conquer the Cape: Port Au Port Gran Fondo. Cyclists began their ride at Secret Cove Brewing Company and made their way along the rugged coastline. After a grueling 10 km climb they descended into Mainland to Tea by The Sea for the official lunch stop of the day. Following a light meal and treats, they continued to cruise the coast and finish the ride at Secret Cove with a celebratory banquet and locally brewed beer. Jonathan Grandy (23:08) and Vicki Parsons (28:37) were crowned king and queen of the mountain for the day on the Conquer the Cape Strava Segment.
Thanks for another awesome season of events! Check out what we have in store for 2020 HERE.