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Team905 Cycling Team is dedicated to providing cyclist an opportunity to be involved in a competitive, but also community focused cycling team. Our objective is to remain active while contributing to an eco-friendly life style and providing unique visibility to local businesses that support our team. We will be respectful to our fellow cyclist and citizens in an effort to grow awareness about cycling benefits, physically, mentally, and environmentally.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Larkinville Crit Series - Race 3 Report
Here is Dr. Stephen Cheung's race report from yesterdays Buffalo Cycling Club Larkinville Criterium Series - Race 3.

Just did my first crit in about a decade or so! Rob Visser and I went across the border to the Larkinville crit near Exit 4 off I-90. Was a blast on a 1.1 km rectangle course. Well-organized and good price at $20US. They're running 8 of them, and tonight was the third. I surprised myself by how comfortably and easily I was staying in the top 5-6 riders (40 starters and 22 finished in pack sprint). The 4/5 race was 22 laps, so that's 88 corners in 24 km! Pack was generally safe except for dude clipping pedals and then rolling his tubs and taking another out with him on the very last corner. Visser kept going wide and fell over the curb at moderate speed, only one bit of road rash on left knee and some scuffs on bike. I had to brake to a stop for that, so rolled in at the end of the pack in 18th. Despite that, was a great time.

Was amazed that we averaged >40km/h for the 35 min race. Actually, I've hurt a hell of a lot more in the club Sunday hammers and Tuesday nighters.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

1st Annual Youth Build-a-Bike Event - May 25th, 2013

Team905 Cycling p/b Steelmark Business Services, The EFN, and Inception Cyclery are working together to celebrate and support safe bicycle riding for youths by offering a clinic to teach each youth basic bike skills, road rules and basic bike maintenance AND an opportunity to win 1 of 3 bike packages including a new bicycle, helmet, lock and bell.

Team905 p/b Steelmark Business Services  will be bringing the 1st Annual Build-a-Bike event to Inception Cyclery site, an event celebrating the joy of bike riding, on Saturday, May 25.  Team905 p/b Steelmark Business Services  is a group of 8-10 cyclists who are passionate about riding whether it be training or racing. All team members are from the Niagara Region and want to see cycling grow and who share the vision of giving back to the community, specifically youth.  "Riding a bike for any youth is one of their first exposures to freedom and the excitement that comes with that freedom.  Every youth should have the opportunity to experience this and hopefully continue through their life”, says Jamie Schuman.  Unfortunately, this is not always the case. This is where Team905 p/b Steelmark Business Services  wants to make a difference.  Build-a-Bike will donate to 3 youths, ages 9-12, who might not have a bike or the means to own one.  The donation will include a helmet, lock and bell.  Each beneficiary will be invited to the May 25th event, with their family to participate in a clinic delivering bike skills, road rules and bike maintenance.  In the end, each youth will leave the event with an opportunity to feel the freedom and excitement of riding a bike. In turn, this will promote a healthy life style and positive environmental impact.

Julie Densham, Executive Director of EFN, was asked why she felt it was important for EFN to be involved in this event, she said " The Education Foundation of Niagara's vision is about a healthy and educated Niagara. Programs like these really lend to our vision and mission. We want our students out there and active, but safety is tantamount when it comes to bike riding. Riding safely, being aware of competing road traffic and properly tuned bikes are key to safe riding."

A big thank you to our title sponsor Steelmark Business Services and their sister company Steelmark Design for their hard work and time to design the first Build-a-Bike poster!

About EFN
The Education Foundation of Niagara (EFN) has been established to provide funding for special projects designed to enhance the curriculum, using new and creative approaches for students served by the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN). EFN is an arms-length charity supporting the DSBN schools.  The diversity of Niagara student communities presents many challenges, but by supporting the many programs and initiatives, we are supporting a healthy, vibrant and educated Niagara. The EFN is the way to support the community and the future.
EFN can provide an opportunity for you to participate in many ways, from becoming a "Friend of the Foundation" to signing up for an event, to making a gift to support the many causes.  Other fundraising activities, like events, sponsorships, promotional activities, benefits partners and third party events assist in the cause.    

About Inception Cyclery
Inception Cyclery exists to help you realize the perfect bicycle for your riding style and your riding aspirations. Be it a mountain bike to tackle the Ontario Cup circuit, an Enduro bike to take on Europe's best bike parks, or an all day road bike with the perfect blend of aggression and comfort.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thursday Night Throw Down With Dan, Isaac, and Moote

A few of us gathered at Dan's place tonight for a Thursday night training ride. What was suppose to be a training ride turned into an all out throw down. We even spent 2km conspiring to work as a group so Jeff could take a KOM.....mission accomplished.

Dan(f) Jamie(right) Jeff(left) Isaac (back)