Winter Bike Event Info Session

Actif Epica is a winter bike event happening in February, 2012. On Wednesday evening there is an info session about the race, if you are interested in the Actif Epica and you are a newbie to long distance winter riding you might want to attend this…

Wednesday, December 14th there is an info night planned for Actif Epica – now just over 2 months away.

The session will be at Olympia Cycle and Ski, 1813 Portage Avenue, and will start at 7:00PM. It should be about 90 minutes in length.


7:00 – Introductions from Ian Hall, Actif Epica coordinator
7:10 – Ernie Whelan* – Cold weather safety/survival
7:40 – Hal Loewen – bike prep and clothing/gear advice (cables, freehub body, big boots, pogies, test all your stuff, etc.)
8:00 – Lindsay Gauld – mental toughness and mental preparation (tales from Ukatak and more)
8:15 – Q&A

*Ernie Whelan (Air Force Sergeant), is a former member of 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron in Winnipeg andSearch and Rescue Technician (SAR Tech), who is now a Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Instructor at the Canadian Forces School of Survival and Aeromedical Training (CFSSAT) at 17 Wing, Winnipeg.

You likely heard about him in local and national news last year during his ‘Gliding Thru Barriers’ winter skiing trek on Lake Winnipeg. Check out coverage of his trek HERE, HERE and HERE.

Can’t make the meeting, follow it at @actifepica, use Twitter to ask questions from any of the presenters.