For the benefit of its members, partners and the general public,
Cycling PEI provides education and leadership that contributes to a
vibrant and healthy cycling experience on Prince Edward Island.
Who Are We?
Cycling PEI is a non-profit, volunteer-directed provincial body for
bicycling. We represent a large range of disciplines including road,
mountain bike, BMX and track in areas of recreation, youth and
competition. Cycling PEI is affiliated with the Union Cycliste
Internationale (UCI) through our partnership with the Canadian
Cycling Association (CCA) and is a member of the Atlantic Cycling
Center in Dieppe.
Each have already been announced as winners of awards with Millar receiving the ADL Administrator of the Year award for her work with volleyball, Chishti the P.E.I. Mutual Insurance Official of the Year for table tennis and Jay (cycling) earning the ADL Masters Athlete of the Year.
Here is a short bio of the three winners provided by Sport P.E.I. Cory Jay
Without a doubt, Cory Jay is one of Atlantic Canada’s finest road cyclists. The Charlottetown native is as talented as they come and he enjoyed a fantastic year in 2017.
With 14 podium finishes, that included nine on top, Jay seems to be improving with age. The Falmouth Flyer Classic, the Keji National Park event and the Nova Scotia Road Series didn’t stand a chance for Cycling P.E.I.’s male athlete of the year, who came out with gold in all three events.
Saving his best for the 30+ Canadian championships, Jay finished his year with gold in the road race, silver in the criterium and bronze in the time trial.
Not looking to slow down anytime soon, Jay is set on competing in the National Pro Series next season.
Brenda Millar has been coaching, officiating and volunteering in Island volleyball for more than 35 years.
In 2017, she attended her fifth set of Canada Games as manager of the indoor women’s volleyball team. She not only led fundraising, organizing trips and creating budgets, she helped with coaching, making her invaluable to her team and staff.
This past summer, Brenda became president of Volleyball P.E.I. and in just a few months, she encouraged the development of a new high-performance club for both indoor and beach volleyball.
If all of this wasn’t enough, Brenda officiated more than 50 matches in 2017. Her efforts have without a doubt, left a lasting impact on Volleyball P.E.I. for years to come. Farida Chishti
Farida Chishti knows her way around the world of table tennis. Having managed Team P.E.I. at the last six Canada Games, she is also a national level umpire, who officiates locally, nationally and internationally.
Early in 2017, Farida officiated at the Atlantic Table Tennis Championships in Charlottetown, and was awarded with the men’s championship match. Later in July, she found herself at the junior and senior national championships in Markham, Ont., where she was named tournament assistant referee.
Farida’s year was capped off in December by attending the Para and US open held at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. The event contained more than 90 tables and 800 athletes.
It is time to celebrate Prince Edward Island’s top athletes, coaches, officials and administrators, for the year 2017. This year Cycling PEI’s own Cory Jay is a winner.
Congratulations to Cory Jay for winning the Sport PEI Masters Award and Andre Boudreau for being nominated for the Sport PEI Jr. Male Athlete of the Year.
The 44th Annual Sport PEI Amateur Sport Awards will take place Wednesday February 7th, 2018 at the Florence Simmons Performance Hall, Holland College. Tickets for event are available at our office for $25 each or by emailing Victoria MacDonald at email@example.com or call (902)368-4110.
Cycling PEI will be grooming trails for use for snow shoe, fat biking, and xc skiing at the following sites: Strathgartney, Friendship Rotory Park in Summerside, Brookvale Demo Woodlot, Riverside and possibly Gairloch. Their may be additional trails added as we progress.
We invite all users to come use the trails. However, we ask that all users respect a few trail etiquette features. If the trail cannot support your weight please stay off it till it freezes.
When the snow is soft and deep it is usually ok for xc skiing, fat biking and snow shoeing. When people bike with skinny tires, walk their dog or hike on soft deep trails this leaves holes in the ground that later freeze and become pot holes that make the trail no fun for anyone. We simply ask that people use snow shoes, skiis or fat bikes so they do not leave huge holes in the trail OR simply wait till it freezes. Once frozen most trails can support most users.
If the weather turns mild and the temp goes above freezing and the trails are laid bare, this is the worst time to walk, hike or bike on the trails. This is when the most damage occurs due to soil exposure. The warm temp combined with the open ground creates muddy conditions with the top layer of soil being damaged and carried away on boots and tires. Once it is gone it cannot be replaced and this exposes roots etc and degrades the trail. Best times to use the trail is early mornings and late evenings when the temp is low and the trail is frozen. Keep in mind whatever you do on the trail on a day with wet stciky snow will be there for a long time after it freezes. Wet, sticky snow, (snowball snow) is not ideal for hiking, walking or skinny tires.
Our trail groomer will be out grooming trails and we ask that people stay off the freshly groomed trail till it has time to set and freeze,
Please respect trail closures. If you see the orange tape across the trail head and sign that says "trail temporarily cliosed" please respect this and stay off the trails.
Here is a video of the snow grooming machine and a ride at Strat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7EeVz9gFho&feature=youtu.be
ADL/Sport PEI Coach of the Year – Ben Instone, Mike Connolly ADL/Sport PEI Junior Female Athlete of the Year – Marilyn Sheen ADL/Sport PEI Junior Male Athlete of the Year – Matt Nicholson ADL/Sport PEI Official of the Year – Brad Scheuermann ADL/Sport PEI Senior Female Athlete of the Year – Tessa Craig ADL/Sport PEI Senior Male Athlete of the Year – Cory Jay
ADL/Sport PEI Para-cyclist Athlete of the Year – Stella Walsh ADL/Sport PEI Team/Club of the Year – Canada Games Men’s Road Team ADL/Sport PEI Volunteer Administrator of the Year – Shannon Burt ADL/Sport PEI Volunteer of the Year – Gaetan Dallaire CPEI Don Harris Memorial Recreational Rider of the Year – Jeff Proctor CPEI Event of the Year - Gran Fondo CPEI Most Improved Rider of the Year – Andre Boudreau, Matt Jelley CPEI President's Award – Tammy Craig Ron St. Onge Cycling PEI Builders Award – Ryan Bradley Rigid Rider Coach of the Year – Ernie Schleichkorn Rigid Rider Most Improved rider of the Year – Georges Doucet Rigid Rider of the Year – Patrick Cheverie Rigid Rider Participant/s of the Year – Peter Macfarlane, Harvey Anderson Rigid Riders 3D Award – Cole Taylor
Rigid Rider Rookie(s) of the Year – Cole Taylor, Quaid Cooper, Tina Gillingham
To: Inter Provincial Committee (IPC) and the Provincial Territorial and Sport Organization (PTSO)
Effective immediately, the CC Board, in consultation with the IPC and all relevant committees & stakeholders, has approved the use of disc brakes for all road events across Canada with the exception
of UCI sanctioned competitions. Further discussions will take place with the UCI with the hope to obtain an exemption to allow disc brakes for the 2018 Canadian Road Championships.
Members should recognize that the UCI is continuing the disc brake trial at the international level and may set specific standards for disc brakes in the future. Brakes not meeting these standards will then, at some point, become illegal.
Please be aware that it is also by no means guaranteed that disk brakes will be approved, and if the trial period ends without approval from the UCI, this equipment will then become illegal again and will require us to change this ruling.
Also, members should recognize that race organizers may not be able to provide the same level of neutral service for disc wheels early into this change. While this important change in the regulation is in effect immediately, the final decision to allow disc brakes for road events between now and the end of the calendar year is at the discretion of each PSO’s. If you have disk brakes and either, go to a jurisdiction that does not allow them, or to a race falling under the trial requirement, you will most probably not be permitted to race, please check with the race organizers prior to the event.
The popularity of the Bonshaw Hills Provincial Park has exceeded all expectations. So awesome to see so many people out enjoying the outdoors. With this awesomeness has come a parking issue though.....we are asking people to consider parking in one of the alternative parking locations to access the trails. The map here shows 5 parking areas all which connect you to the beautiful trails at Bonshaw and Strathgartney. Please consider changing up your habits this weekend when you visit Bonshaw.
The last Rigid Rider day will be Saturday, September 16th at Joe Downham's jump park starting at 11am. He is located at 3129 Route 225. It is located before the Ross Rd if you were coming from town. Park vehicles at the little building. Rigid Riders will continue on Saturday's at Brookvale meeting at 11am unofficially for those that want to keep riding. The lodge will not be open and coaches may not be present.
No Rigid Riders this Tuesday due to it getting dark so early. Moved to this Saturday.
Islanders are invited to celebrate tip to tip on the Confederation Trail
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, August 8, 2017 – Prince Edward Island’s tip to tip celebrations on the Confederation Trail will be part of coast to coast celebrations on the Great Trail in over 200 communities across Canada to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
Below are a list of all activities across PEI. The cycling event will take place at the Trailhead in MT Herbert. Trailhead located past the MT Herbert addictions facility. Turn right at roundabout and go straight up to the dead end rd. Located on your left hand side. 3 distances to choose from, prizes, bike check, giveaways, food and drink.
Provincial MTB Championships & Citizen Series MTB Event #4- Red Mud Mountain Mayhem 21 - Brookvale and Strathgartney
BEER, BIKES, & PRIZE MONEY
Come celebrate the 21st anniversary of this marquis event. Red Mud Mountain Mayhem (RMMM) has become a mountain biking tradition in the Maritimes. For 20 years the name RMMM has been synonymous with “a premier Mountain Bike racing experience”. We have expanded Red Mud this year into a MTB festival to celebrate everything Mountian Biking. We have multiple events with a KOM, Eliminator, and the XC race over 2 days. Camping available along with other activites such as paddle board, kayak, trout fishing on Bonshaw River, guided MTB ride of other trails in the area. We also have prize money this year for the expert cat A divisions for male and female. We even threw in a keg a beer for after day 1 of the competition. Reasonably priced at $50 for all 3 events with no charge for the extra activities including the BEER.
Come ride our new trail system in Bonshaw. Arguably the best trail in Atlantic Canada and the new machine made, flowy, feature filled trails at Brookvale.
Derek Hughes won the 2nd Annual East Coast Games Road event in St. John, NB on Sunday, June 25th. This was also the NB Provincial Championships. Hughes raced a great race and won in a sprint finish which was decided by the finish line photos. Geoff MacDonald was 4th.
The win was made possible by a hard pull in the last 5km by Andre Boudreau. His work in the last five kms strung everything out. He went to the front and started drilling it with about 2 km to go.Really put guys in the red and set up the win by Hughes.
Howdie folks, welcome to the 2017 season of cycling. We'll be all ready to commence the start of the Beginners Road Ride on Monday nights. We start on the 15th of May, weather permitting or sooner if weather allows. If you're new, we always start with a 10-15 minute session on some aspect of cycling, followed by a great group ride. Please remember it's a CPEI sanctioned event and if you're not a CPEI member yet, I will have forms for single event participation. Please remember this form can only be used once, it's not specific to the event itself. Membership can be acquired online in advance to streamline our first meeting. We will be meeting at theCharlottetown Mall Movie Theatre parking lot. Look to the Facebook page for road routes. I will post them here via MapMyRide.com. The group meets at 6PM with an expected roll out by 6:30. This is a no-drop group ride ranging in distance between 20-40K as the season develops and the ability of the riders. Road bikes only. See you soon!
Hi everyone, due to trail conditions from heavy rain at both Bonshaw and Brookvale, rigid riders will be cancelled tonight. For anyone able to make it, we will reschedule Rigid Riders for tomorrow night (Wednesday, June 21) at BROOKVALE. Hope to see you all out tomorrow night!
Cory Jay captures bronze medal at the Canadian National Championships in the Time Trial in his age class. He finished with a time of 29:46.28. Second place was 29:45.55 and first place 29:39.27. Good luck to Cory in the road race.
The tentative start date for Rigid Riders this season is Tuesday, May 16th. If trail conditions are too poor, the opening night will be pushed back to the following Tuesday, May 23rd. As of today, the trail conditions at Brookvale are fair. The trails are soft due to heavy rain. There are also several bad sections where there is a lot of standing water on the trails. A final decision will be made closer to the date as to whether or not we will be proceeding with Rigid riders on the 16th.
ADL/Sport PEI Coach of the Year – Bonnie Hayden, Ben Instone ADL/Sport PEI Junior Female Athlete of the Year – Anna Brazil ADL/Sport PEI Junior Male Athlete of the Year – JT Nicholson ADL/Sport PEI Official of the Year – Ron Skinner ADL/Sport PEI Senior Female Athlete of the Year – Tabatha Teraa ADL/Sport PEI Senior Male Athlete of the Year – Robert Wickstrom
ADL/Sport PEI Para-cyclist Athlete of the Year – Stella Walsh ADL/Sport PEI Team/Club of the Year – Craftsman Construction
Great turn out for the 2016 Grunt with 42 people participating. 12 in solo and 10 teams of 3. This is a fundraiser for the Rigid Riders MTB Club. Great way to end the year and get ready for cyclocross season. Thanks to all who particpated.