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.