About the Edmonton Masters Cycling Club

The Edmonton Veterans Cycling Association was formed in 1986, to fill the perceived need for age-related bicycle racing in Edmonton. At the 1999 Annual General Meeting the membership voted to change the name to the Edmonton Masters Cycling Club.

Currently the EMCC organizes some twenty mid-week events (time trials, road races, and criteriums) between May and September. There are club rides every Sunday morning from the beginning of April to the end of September, although informal rides start earlier and carry on later as the weather permits. There is an annual week-long training camp in Penticton, held during April, and EMCC members also have access to the programs at the Argyll Velodrome.

Membership is open to anyone, man or woman, aged 30 years and older. Members are required to assist in running the mid-week events – for more information on this and other matters, please see the code of conduct. Participation is a primary emphasis, but the competitive spirit is alive and well in many of us, so trophies – for all age categories and for both men and women – are up for competition each year and are presented at the annual awards night. The history and evolution of the EVCA/EMCC can be neatly traced from the list of trophy and championship winners.

Non-members who have not previously participated but would like to try a Sunday ride are eligible for a one-off try-out. A CCA waiver must be signed and dated, and submitted to a member of the Club Executive at the start of the ride.

While the number of original and early members who are still active has inevitably declined, the foundation that they built has resulted in the robust Club that we are today. The future looks very promising as the largest age group of members is now the 50-year-olds, closely followed by the 40-year-olds. It seems that the need for age-related racing that was felt in 1986 is still very valid today, and the EMCC looks set to continue accommodating that need for some time to come.

A copy of the EMCC bylaws can be found here.

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