Gettin’ Gritty

Solidarity, fellow gravelleurs and gravelistas!Like crocuses underfoot and swans overhead, recent sightings of two-wheeled enthusiasts are a reassuring sign that we have officially emerged from the long, dark tunnel that was winter 2022.  We see you (and your noble steed) out there! But don’t feel you need to toil on the pavement and gravel inContinue reading “Gettin’ Gritty”

“Opening Weekend” Saturday, April 30 at Winterlong Brewing

Yes!!! Gravel riding season is here! For the men’s and women’s pro peloton, spring’s “opening weekend” portends gritty one-day classic races on the cobbled hellingen of Belgium and Northern France. Here in the ‘horse… spring means it’s time to stop two-planking around Mt Mac, dust off the metal steeds and start bashing out some miles onContinue reading ““Opening Weekend” Saturday, April 30 at Winterlong Brewing”

Gravel Growling!

In October of 2017, seven hardy souls gathered in the back parking lot of Winterlong Brewing. Bundled against the biting cold and icy rain, they threw a leg over skinny-tired steeds and rolled-out under dark skies. The Gravel Growler was born. Originally Inspired by the classic cycling races (and tasty beers) of Belgium and NorthernContinue reading “Gravel Growling!”

A bad case of the bikes

This is the event we’ve all been waiting for because all the gravelleurs in Whitehorse know, “The Sewage Lagoon is SO hot right now!”  The first ever Sewage Slayer is a mass start, 2-person relay event taking on one of the most deceptively scenic and challenging gravel segments in Whitehorse; from Riverdale to the SewageContinue reading “A bad case of the bikes”

June Bike Stuff

June is usually a busy bike month in the Yukon. This year is no different despite the ongoing pandemic and the Gritty C.O.G. hangover (in a good way) we’ve been nursing since the end of May. KCIBR 2021 Alaska border still closed?! Pffft. It ain’t matter. You can still register for this year’s virtual KCIBRContinue reading “June Bike Stuff”

Gritty Registration is a GO

Garrulous Gravelleurs, Registration for the first ever Gritty C.O.G. is now open. Registration closes Friday May 28th and we have a hard cap of 100 riders to keep us all Covid-safe so don’t delay. ALL participants MUST pre-register for the event; there will be no walk-up registration on race-day. Remember, if you’ve already purchased yourContinue reading “Gritty Registration is a GO”

Gritty C.O.G.

It’s time. It’s time to sort the geezers from the delinquents…Then put them all on bicycles. It’s time to separate the avocado-toast munchers from the sensible oatmeal spooners…Then force them through the crucible of  the Gravel Growler.It’s time to sift the carbon-slayin’ studs with the eye-poppin’ FTP’s from the grizzled geriatrics riding gravel long before thereContinue reading “Gritty C.O.G.”

2021 Velonorth Group Rides

Every Saturday beginning May 15th 10am departure from Icycle Sports (21 Waterfront Place) 60-90 minutes 2 pace groups:– 25-30 km/hr avg speed– 20-25 km/hr avg speed This is a social, no-drop road ride. Come hang out, meet some fellow riders. Bring a friend and the Velonorth President will buy you both a Midnight Sun coffee!Continue reading “2021 Velonorth Group Rides”

SPRING 2021!

Winter, winter, winter, winter, winter, winter, SPRING! Almost instantaneously, at long last, there are dozens, hundreds, perhaps even thousands of you out on the roads on bicycles with skinny tires. At Velonorth Global Headquarters we’ve been carefully cogitating and pensively planning our 2021 season and we’re here now to give you a sneak peek…  Save theseContinue reading “SPRING 2021!”

Gravel. Growler. Go.

All you grit gobblin’ gravel growlleurs may be wondering, in the midst of this global pandemic, ‘will the glorious stone jewel in the crown of Whitehorse bicycle riding be making an appearance in 2020‘? The answer, dear gravelleurs, is, most emphatically, yes. But, you may ask, will there still be……a friendly vibe? Check.…challenging mixed surfaceContinue reading “Gravel. Growler. Go.”

Wait! There’s More! (Prizes, that is…)

Exciting news, hot off the presses, it’s taken a long time in the making but we got it done!!! CMBC and Velonorth Cycling Club have joined forces to engage more riders and to cross pollinate our clubs based on the surge of gravel bike usage and the huge amount of mountain bikers in town.  WeContinue reading “Wait! There’s More! (Prizes, that is…)”

Fall Update

Bicycles are kind of having a “moment” right now. All the local shops are booked solid for servicing, are sold out of many bikes, components, and good luck finding tubes! This is a great thing ‘cuz of course it means you’re out there on your bike. Unfortunately, since we’re in the midst of a globalContinue reading “Fall Update”

And the winners are…

You’se Velonortherners is a hardy bunch. We tried to steal your money, then crush you with leg-breaking climbs, white-knuckle descents and teeth-chattering chipseal (That Scout Lake loop was hella pot-holey and rough! Waaay worse than I remember it from back in the olden days). It didn’t work. You survived. Hell, you thrived, and you postedContinue reading “And the winners are…”

COVID Can’t Stop Bikes

Yes, we’ll all be missing 240km of fun, cold beer at the salmon BBQ, Mountain Market sandwiches and a stunning morning view of the Haines Harbour on June 20th. But, that doesn’t mean the third weekend in June has to be a bust for biking.  Join Velonorth for the first (and hopefully not annual) CovidContinue reading “COVID Can’t Stop Bikes”