We Need Ride Leaders!

The Cyclelogik PBC rides are starting up soon and we need ride leaders! 

We need one very dedicated person to lead our B-ride or a number of leaders who can share the burden each week. Ideally we need someone who is skilled at pack riding and isn’t shy about speaking up and giving direction. 

There are some great perks for being a Cyclelogik ride leader! So if you’re interested, please send an email to info@cyclelogik.com!

 

A-Ride

We need leaders for the A-ride who can manage the roll-out of the group from Cyclelogik to March Valley Rd. Beyond that the leader's job is to ride the route. Keep up with the leaders if you can or sweep up riders who have been dropped.

B-Ride

This is our most popular group. It is a controlled no drop ride. The speed is capped at 35kph. We leaders who can manage this group, keep the pace sensible, and help guide newer riders.

W-Ride

Our women's only ride needs 2-3 three leaders who can lead this ride similar to that of the B-ride. Ideally we'd like people who can not only lead but help grow this ride.

Race the Calabogie Classic

The Calabogie Classic is the second Ontario Cup road race of the 2019 season! 

It features a closed course on the Calabogie Motorsports track. It’s fast. It’s safe. And it’s fun! It’s the perfect season opener for the seasoned bike racer who needs to shake out the trainer and get their handling skills back on track. And it’s a great race for those new-to-bike racing who want to feel the thrill without risking much! 

It’s not a technically challenging course but the sweeping corners make for an exhilarating experience. 

Race Date: April 28th

Sportif Category

New for 2019 is the 25km Sportif Category! If you're new to racing and don't want to fork over the $$$ for a UCI license, try the Sportif event! It's a great introduction to bike racing for those of any ability level!

Equal Prize Money

Both the mens and women's elite categories feature equal prize money! In 2019 we shouldn't have to brag about this, but there are still many races on the calendar that have yet to adopt prize equality.

Annotated Guide to the Calabogie Classic

  1. There’s a hill here. It’s small but you feel it. Someone ALWAYS attacks here on the first lap. Don’t be that person.
  2. This is the most exciting part of the course. It looks like tight turns but it’s not really. You can carry lots of speed into these corners.
  3. The finish straight is very wide. You can sprint within the bunch or you can find some road all to yourself. It’s the perfect course for those new-to-racing who want to sprint for the line but uncomfortable with the pack sprint.
  4. This the spectator spot. There’s a small hill and someone will always attack here. It’s a great place to watch the race. 
  5. This is mostly downhill and super fast. You can take that big circular corner at the end of this section without braking. It’s very broad. Makes for a really fast but safe finish. 

Spring Caffeine Fix in Wakefield

The pathways east and west are still snow covered. Most of the park isn’t clear.. so how do you escape the city? We’ve got you covered! 

  • 80km
  • 753m Elevation

Get out of the city and take an early season trip to Wakefield! This route features all paved roads and mostly smooth asphalt surface. You might find some potholes along the Northern section of Chemin de la Mine so watch out! But the ride from Notch to Wakefield is smooth and fast! 

Coffee Time!

Cafe Le Hibou
Kaffe 1870
Cafe Molo

Break The Cycle With Cyclelogik

On Saturday May 4, 2019 Cyclelogik will once again play host to the ORCC Break the Cycle Spin-A-Thon! Join over a hundred participants as they spin to raise money for the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre! 

"In 2018, survivors, activists, and advocates fought to keep the conversation about sexual violence in the spotlight, and to include and amplify the voices of all survivors. In 2019, we want to make It clear to Ottawa and the world that this is far from over. That's why we're asking the Ottawa community to rally, roll, and raise in our 8th annual 'Break the Cycle' Spin-A-Thon fundraiser!"

ORCC.net

"In 2018, survivors, activists, and advocates fought to keep the conversation about sexual violence in the spotlight, and to include and amplify the voices of all survivors. In 2019, we want to make It clear to Ottawa and the world that this is far from over. That's why we're asking the Ottawa community to rally, roll, and raise in our 8th annual 'Break the Cycle' Spin-A-Thon fundraiser!"

ORCC.net

The Felt IA Disc

It was only a matter of time. Disc brakes on road bikes are a common sight as more manufacturers add disc versions of their bikes to their lineups. Disc brakes went through a controversial period, particularly for road racers. And in early 2018 the UCI finally approved disc brakes for use in UCI sanctioned events.  

But triathlon has never been subject to the same sanctions and rules of the UCI. This includes frame design and scope. Disc brakes could have been in triathlon much earlier. But public opinion and skepticism about their benefits kept manufacturers from implementing the technology on triathlon bikes. 

But that’s all changed.. Felt launched its 2019 Felt IA triathlon bike with disc brakes. 

"The IA - the benchmark by which all triathlon bikes are measured has evolved. Our IA platform has been the world's fastest bike in real race conditions since its inception. Undefeated at the past 6 Kona World Championships. Multiple 70.3 World Championships. Numerous course records. And rocket ship to the world's fastest age-group athletes. So, how to improve? Completely redesigned for disc brakes, the world's best bike just got better. "

FeltBicycles.com

"The IA - the benchmark by which all triathlon bikes are measured has evolved. Our IA platform has been the world's fastest bike in real race conditions since its inception. Undefeated at the past 6 Kona World Championships. Multiple 70.3 World Championships. Numerous course records. And rocket ship to the world's fastest age-group athletes. So, how to improve? Completely redesigned for disc brakes, the world's best bike just got better. "

FeltBicycles.com
  • Brake Track

    The disc brake removes the need for a brake track. Much of the carbon material used in rim construction acts to dissipate heat. This means wheel designers are no longer limited to shapes that incorporate a brake track and they can use less material to reduce rotational mass.

  • Low Profile

    Disc callipers are smaller and can be more easily hidden than traditional rim brake callipers. The overall frontal area of the bike is reduced and allows frame designers to create head tube and fork shapes without needing to take brake placement into consideration.

  • Modulation and Stopping Power

    Disc brakes require significantly less leverage and force to apply effective stopping power. This allows not only for better modulation, but for those with smaller hands reaching and pulling the brake levers requires less effort and strain.

"The Best Just Got Better"

The Wilier Cento10 Hybrid

Controversial. Groundbreaking. Revolutionary. Cheating. Empowering. 

There are lots of words that have been used to describe this bike and it all depends on how you look at it. It’s a road bike and it’s an eBike. And if you weren’t looking closely, you might not even realize it has a motor in it. 

The first intelligent racing bike created with a specific mission: to give as many people as possible the opportunity to enjoy the emotions that only a high-end racing bicycle can offer.

Wilier.com

The bike wasn’t designed to make bike racers faster, or so they could gain an edge over their riding partners. It was created to allow riders to go further, ride longer, and overcome obstacles where they might otherwise be limited. 

eBikes in general have been contraversial additions to the market. But for those who aren’t genetically gifted, who don’t have the time to train just to hang with the weekend club ride, an ebike can allow more riders the ability to interact with the sport. And ultimately we think that’s a good thing. More people on bikes is the ultimate goal, right? 

This bike isn’t going to turn a middle-aged casual road cyclist into a Tour de France pro, but it will give that little nudge to get through the long ride or the big climb without needing 3 days of recovery. Most of us have to go home to responsibilities! We can’t all afford to spend the rest of the day on the couch recovering!

We know this bike won’t appeal to everyone. We know there will be purists out there who will never get on board with ebikes. 

But before you judge, pop by the shop, and check it out! We hope this bike will provide more cyclists with the opportunity to enjoy cycling more often… we hope it will allow more people to explore greater distances… we hope it will keep people riding longer and later into life… 

We are very excited about this bike! 

5 Game Changing Bikes Coming to Cyclelogik

We’re stoked on the new line-up of bikes coming our way in 2019. Everything from Commuters to MTBS to Road to Triathlon. There is a bike for everyone and every purpose at Cyclelogik. 

Here’s a sneak-peak at some of the big changes and new models coming to our sales floor. More details to come about these awesome new bikes in the coming weeks!

The Addict RC

You have to see this bike in person to really understand it

The Wilier Road eBike

Like nothing you've ever seen before

The Felt IA Disc

The fastest bike you've ever ridden just got a major update

The Scott Spark Ultimate

Trails for days

The Felt Verza Speed

Cars will be late. You'll be early. The Ultimate Commuter Bike

The Woven Precision Disc Wheel is Here

Woven Precision Handbuilts have been providing Cyclelogik with artisan wheel sets for our customers for several years now. The quality of the builds are unmatched. And the value for the money is better than some of the top brands of equal quality.

In 2019 Woven is releasing their first disc wheel for triathletes and TT specialists. And the pre-sale is on! 

Stop by the shop or send an email to info@cyclelogik.com to pre-order your new disc! 

Woven Disc Pre-Sale

$1950
$ 1650 Limited Run Pre-sale Price
  • Disc & Rim Brake options
  • Decal Colour Matching
  • Modern Toroidal Design for maximum aerodynamics
  • Comparable in weight to the Zipp Super9
Limited time

Late Night with Ian Fraser

No, no, no… not like THAT. It’s not weird. We promise. There’s no gimmicks or sticking points about this program other than it’s a consistent weekly program designed by one of the best and most experienced cycling and triathlon coaches in Ottawa. Period.  

And it’s SILLY CHEAP! $249.99 for 30 classes! Each class is 90min in length! That’s cheaper than our cheapest drop-in package. So scroll down a little. Look for the Register button and click it. You can’t go wrong with this program. And if you’re really frugal and want to get best bang for your buck, register for this program, and pick up a couple of drop in passes for a Saturday morning class. You get a 75minute class for the price of a 60min class. That’s three epic rides/week. You’ll be gobbling up Blacks and Fortune like Peter Sagan gobbles up gummy bears. 

 

"Punishing pushes into your Functional Threshold Power with other worldly trips to the Anaerobic Zone. These nights will guarantee your ability to close any gap this summer or overcome the challenges of any steep climb."

- Ian Fraser
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Tuesday & Thursday
  • Jan 8 to April 14 (30 Classes)

Cyclelogik Supports the ORCC

Every year Cyclelogik hosts the ORCC Spin-a-Thon. This year we’ve decided to take it one step further and donate $1 for every person who signs up for our Wednesday night RideINSIDE class at 6:00pm. 

If the class fills, we’ll double the donation! 

Learn More about the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre

http://www.orcc.net

From the ORCC website:

The Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre (ORCC) supports and empowers women, gender-fluid, non-binary, and trans survivors.

We work to build a stronger community response to sexualized violence and women’s health. Est. 1974. A registered Canadian charity.

Our Wednesday night classes are led by Danielle Avery. Selling bikes, shredding MTB trails, and giving no f*cks. 

Come on out and join Danielle for an awesome class with great music and for a great cause.