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Fighting the Winter Blues

Normally you may have already felt some winter blues by now. Thankfully our amazing fall, early winter has been anything but winter like and I've seen many out doing activities that resemble more summer time than winter time. But eventually winter will be inevitable. Then what should we do?

LEARN SOMETHING NEW. This can occupy our minds in a very positive manner, and can

give our sometimes cold, dark mundane weeks a larger feeling of purpose.

My Example: One of my goals is to learn Spanish before our Spain Cycling Camp in April 2024. As a result I am committed to a class once a week and hopefully to a few hours of homework each week.

PICK UP A NEW ACTIVITY, a great one for around here, eventually anyway, would be cross country skiing. Edmonton has some amazing venues for the cross country skier. When doing something like this I always recommend spending a few dollars on a lesson. It provides a better start to your activity and allows you to meet other beginners which will help with your accountability to getting out and practicing.

My example: I am not brand new to cross country skiing, but it has been so long that I'm counting it as a new activity goal.

An easy go to for motivation is to PICK A GOAL FOR THE SPRING. It can be a race, a sporting event, or a commitment with others for an amazing adventure somewhere. It always helps if the goal does require a certain amount of preparation in order to provide you focus, and motivation through the winter.

My Example: I'd like to try my first BWR event in Victoria in May 2024, but maybe more importantly I need to be cycling ready and organized for our Spain Cycling Camp in April and our Gravel Cycling Camp in Penticton in late spring.


Spain Cycling Camp April 13- April 20, 2024

We will be changing it up from our previous string of annual Spain Cycling Camps, by hosting our camp out of Ronda, Spain. Found in the southern part of Spain, and in the cycling world famous for being used for several stages, and some big famous climbs from the Vuelta Espana.

Your winter training camp in Andalucia is the perfect way to kick start your cycling season. Throughout the winter and spring, road traffic is minimal, and the weather is bright and warm. Roads will be smooth, drivers are extremely respectful and you’ll have to opportunity to ride in some of the most beautiful cycling areas.


Daily Guided Rides

Minimum 3 different groups of ability levels

Each group has a local guide and a Canadian coach.

Ride Distance Options

Week ride schedule /descriptions and GPX files of routes with QR codes to upload rides to ride devices provided ahead of time.

Fun Options

During your week you will have to opportunity to test yourself out with the local riders on the 'Rondeno' cycling club ride. We also hold a time trial on 'Dove Cove' the Category 1 'Vuelta a Espana' and 'Vuelta a Andalucia' col. How would your time compare to the top local riders?

Accommodation & Meals

Hotel & Breakfast

Group dinner every night at the hotel to revisit all the amazing ride stories from that day with the rest of riders. Riders are always welcome to venture out on their own as well for different evening dinners and activities.


To and from Malaga, Spain

Bike Store

Fully equipped bike workshop for carrying out day to day maintenance whilst you are here. The store has track pumps, a work stand, tools, lubricants, and cleaning materials for keeping your bike in tip top condition. We strongly recommend that you have your bike serviced before your trip and that you bring spare inner tubes and tires (especially those who are riding on tubs) and a full set of replacement brake pads (previous clients have gone through a set in a week). There are two bike shops in Ronda should anything major happen, in terms of bike failure, we have preferential servicing at one of the bike shops.


$2299 Cdn based on Double Occupancy

Single room supplement $150.00 Euro

Deposit of $800.00 Canadian due upon registration

Balance Due March 1, 2024

IMPORTANT: As of today only 10 spots left.

Penticton Gravel Camp May 23-28 , 2024

Penticton has long been one of my favourite cycling destinations in Canada.

Since I started participating in camps in 1996 to hosting them in 2003 Pentciton has been our most favourite cycling destination in Canada.

By now many have enjoyed the beautiful road cycling Penticton has to offer. Did you know Penticton provides the same amount of variety and beauty for gravel bikes?

Penticton and area offer riders a huge variety of cycling terrain and amazing scenery while providing riders with a vastly different experience everyday due to our options of trails, KVR, or gravel roads.

Haven’t experienced gravel riding?

Camp begins with a detailed mini skills clinic before we take you out.

Camp will have a 1 to 4 coach to athlete ratio to provide on the go technique tips as well as being able to ride in 3 different ability level groups ensuring maximum enjoyment for each rider.


5 Nights Accommodations.

4 Full Days of the most Beautiful Gravel Riding

One night will include a magnificent catered dinner enjoyed in the beautiful backyard of our accommodations.

Breakfasts are included Friday to Monday and will be cooked up each morning.

Transportation to and from the Penticton Airport.


You are putting in the work, but not sure how to optimize your results through your nutritional intake? As an adult, young, middle age, or older, should your nutritional intake for performance and health change?

We are very excited to be hosting Lalitha Taylor of Taylor Nutrition to help us answer these questions among others in three educational workshops.


Workshop #1: Understanding Macronutrients + What's the Deal on Carbs and Sugar?


Workshop #2: Dialing into Protein and How to Prevent Muscle Mass Loss and Optimize Recovery

February 25,24

Workshop #3: What is the Ideal Diet? Should I Train Fasted? What Supplements Should I Be Taking?

Workshops are 75 - 90 minutes.

Time / Location: 11 am / 6740 99 St NW

Register for all 3 Lectures: $115

Individual Lectures: $45

To register: e-transfer

Space is limited.

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