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Weekly recap

What a busy week it's been. Sunday - The super successful and awesome MIVA DIVA ride with 39 riders participating.

Monday - Our regularly scheduled House of Kiyo development Group Ride

Tuesday - The Third in our Five Race series of Hill Climbs sponsored by Arrowsmith Bikes.  For this race we went down by the ocean to climb the extremely challenging Malaspina Road.  Results here

Thursday - We raced our Final time trial of the season on Nanaimo River Road.  It was only 15km but it might as well have been 40 by the way I felt at the end of it.  Speaking of which I forgot to post the results last night but they are up now for all to See.  With this being the final race Points counted Double.  Not a lot of change on the Mens Side of things with James Sage having the series in hand.  On the Womens Side what was a close race between Lorrie and Jamie was decided tonight with Jamie taking the overall win.  Series Standing here

In addition to all of that behind the scenes the wheels have been spinning fast to arrange and set up everyones favorite Mid Summer Cross Race at Diver Lake.

It's definitely short notice, what with it being next Thursday August 2nd.  This also means that we are going to have to reschedule the Final Hill Climb on Nanaimo Lakes Road to the Following Thursday August 9th.

Registration for the Mid Summers Cross Race at Diver Lake Park can be found on Webscorer Click here to register Sign up quick, registration is Capped at 55 entries per race and it's almost half full already.



Miva Diva Women's 100 Thank you's!

The official Miva Diva Women’s 100 was truly a success from the training to the weather to the BBQ and most importantly the work of everyone behind the scenes.There is a lot of effort that goes into an event like this so I only see fit to shout out to them.  

Janna G - Thank you for having the idea of creating a central location for women to get together and ride in celebration in 2017, this just would have never started without the love and passion that you have for cycling. 

Lorrie Baildham, aka my spandex bestie - Thank you for number one being you. You are kind, funny and damn good on the bike, sometimes I wish I could lasso you on the uphills to catch a free ride, but I think our riding style together is just perfect;)Thank you for sitting with me and coming up with the training plan for this year, for showing up when I couldn’t, for building the AWESOME route today and other days, picking up last minute things and being a great LEADER.For every conversation that we had about the event that inspired ideas and offered support.You are the quiet one that does more than I can remember so from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU. 

Charlene Stewart - Thank you for jumping on board with this fun adventure, leading rides, making all of the riders feel comfortable and safe.For showing up week after week in-between the MILLION other responsibilities you have as a mother, wife, athlete, and teacher. AND for the great ideas and feedback that will make next year even better!(yes I said better, I know it was hard to believe but it’s true;) Char you are SOLID!

Thank you to the club for entertaining our idea, to Patrick for all of the shopping for the event, Shep and Paul for being our support on the day, including being our awesome chefs and also helping out with some of the Saturday group rides.Antonious for showing up without even being asked today, true supporter.To Coal City Cycles for draw prizes and Frontrunners for our gels.To Good Life Juice for the fantastic juice bevies, and Cold Front Gelato for the AH-MAZING gelato after the ride.

Rock City Cycles - A big massive shout out to you, for hosting our event and even more importantly letting us ladies use the washroom EVERY Saturday morning AND making sure it was clean! For filling our swag bags with goodies and of course for the PROSECCO!!! Pass on a thank you to Jack for being our server!

We really hope that you all enjoyed yourselves and I want to say thank you to each and every one of you that rode today and for showing up wholeheartedly. Your energy and enthusiasm was a delight to be present in, if you aren’t already a member of the MIVA DIVA Training Group please request to join. 

There is strength in numbers, so stay tuned for what we will have in store for next year!

Spandex friends are the best kind of friends.

With Gratitude and Love,


MIVA 20K TT - Point to Point - Fast and Furious

WOW... MIVA/Arrowsmith Bikes debuted a 20K point to point  TT tonight, starting at the far end of Nanaimo River Road and racing east towards the Island Highway.  No turn arounds and mostly downhill so what's not to like.   The 13 riders came away with some smokin fast times  🚴 💨.     First place James Sage averaged 45.48 km/hr ... that's POWER!  

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Top 3 men:

James Sage                  26:23

Stephen Mohan           29:01

Matthys Redelinguys   29:38

Top 3 women:

Lorrie Baildham           31:31

Tamara Zavarise          33:58

Jamie Ollson                34:24

Full results here:

Big thanks to Peter and Steve for volunteering and Patrick for timing.  Only 1 more TT left this season, next week a 15k TT on NRR.

MIVA/Arrowsmith Northwood HC #2

HOT🔥 night for the MIVA/Arrowsmith Bikes Hill Climb #2 up Jameson Road to the top of Northwood.   A definite lung buster for the 12 racers.


The winner of a sweet pair of MIVA socks was Jamie Ollson for coming within 1 second of her predicted time.  That's impressive!

Top 3 men

  1. Sean Lunny 6:48

  2. James Sage 7:12

  3. Joel Lutz 7:31

Top 3 women

  1. Lorrie Baildham 8:43

  2. Jamie Ollson 8:49

  3. Mary Hulti 9:38

See full results here:

Thanks to Patrick, Lee Zavarise for timing and Graeme Copp for holding.

Next week is Malaspina Hill Climb off Hammond Bay.  See you there

It was a cooker!

It was a hot one last night at the MIVA/Rock City Cycles 40K TT.   With temps in the high 20's and wind,  hydration was a factor.   Its always tricky to get the pacing right when you are doubling the distance.   Some riders were experiencing muscle cramps and others complained of legs on fire!   We had a guest from Vancouver Christian Hansen who rocked the TT even when he had a flat at the half way point.  Thinking quick he did a wheel change,  got back in the race and came in 2nd with an amazing time.

Despite the heat 2 riders hammered out Personnal Bests:

Congrats to

James Sage Stephen Mohan


Winner of the MIVA socks for estimating the closest to their actual time was Jamie Ollson.  She was only 4 seconds off!!

Top 3 men:

James Sage             58:23

Christian Hansen  1:01:03

Stephen Mohan    1:06:03

Top 2 women:

Lorrie Baildham     1:09:07

Jamie Ollson          1:14:34

Check out the full results

Thanks to Matthys for starting/timing the riders and for providing great music to get us pumped for the race and Steve for manning the turn around.

Next week on July 19th MIVA is trying a  20K point to point TT starting at the far end of NRR.  This should be interesting as its mostly downhill....weeeeeeeeeee!  Hope to see you there.