From the Club Archives....

President's Message

Greetings to my fellow Members! The Spring equinox has passed, which means the WCC 2019 ride season is close at hand. And just in time, too, after a long and difficult Winter. My trusty steed is back from the bikeshop, tuned up and eager to go.

Lots of new stuff happening for the Club in 2019: there will two training sessions offered - one for Ride Leaders, and one for all Members on riding techniques - details to follow; a new order for WCC-branded cycling apparel is underway; the Club launched its new MeetUp site, information is on the website and emails were sent.  All of this in support of what we enjoy best - cycling.

Our annual Spring Kickoff and Membership Drive happens on April 4th - come out and hear what a great cycling year 2019 will be for your Club.  See you there and on the road!!

WCC on Meetup

We are pleased to announce that the WCC is now on MeetUp.com. The Executive chose this platform to give us a presence on social media and encourage membership in our Club. MeetUp offers features such as electronic RSVP for ride and events, and automatic email notifications, as well as event listings, photos and forums. We will operate both our existing website and our Meetup site as we evaluate the best way forward for the Club. For 2019, joining Meetup remains optional; however, we encourage all Members to consider joining to see how it works and the advantages it offers. 

You must join the WCC first before you can join Meetup; joining procedures are under the Membership tab.

2019 Member Registration

Member Registration opens March 20, 2019. Cycle Component Network [CCN] is again our online service provider. We offer two Membership options:
 
Individual Full Membership: All benefits included - requires payment for both a WCC Membership & an MCA License
Individual Non-Riding MembershipNo riding privileges or insurance coverage - only requires payment of the WCC Club Fee.
 

There are fee increases for 2019: WCC $32 [fees included]; MCA $54 [fees extra: $4.95 processing + $2.95 GST]. Total costs: Non-Riding $32; Full $93.90. Digital MCA License cards are included; physical cards cost an extra $5.

Applicants must LogIn on to the CCN website and go through a series of webpages to complete their Registration. Returning Members will have previous years’ registration information displayed after LogIn; if you have lost or forgotten your CCN Password, a Reset is available. New Members must enter required information to create a CCN account.  Applicants must select one of two Privacy options, we no longer ask for telephone numbers. Contact information provided will be published on the Members side of the WCC website. 

To start your 2019 Membership Registration, LogIn to the WCC website and go to the Register as a Member Now page [opens March 20th].  If you need assistance, please telephone  CCN toll-free at 1.866.534.2453.  

2019 Spring Kickoff & Membership Drive

The Club's annual Spring Kickoff and Membership Drive happens on Thursday April 4th at the Sport For Life Centre at 145 Pacific Ave. The Meet N Greet with snacks and beverages opens at 1830 with the meeting starting at 1900There will be presentations on the 2019 ride season and ride schedule, Club gear, MeetUp, insurance options and social events, followed by a short Q&A session. 
 
Street parking is free after 1730; indoor parking costs $2 for the first hour and $1 per subsequent half-hour or portion thereof.