Cyclists who are passionate about performance cycling!

We are BRC, The number one goal is that we ride hard and we ride together.

What We Do

About us

Mission

The number one goal is that we ride hard and we ride together.

Description

Bikurious Racing Collective [BRC] is a new grouping of Montreal cyclists who are passionate about performance cycling, shared knowledge, and see strength in collective organizing and encouragement.

If you have never raced before, that’s okay! If you don’t even know that you want to race, that’s okay too! We’re here to make it as easy as possible to try that first race. If racing doesn’t seem appealing, just coming out and training/riding is good too! We are a team of men and women who are strong advocates for women’s cycling. Our main mission is to promote cycling for everyone, from training to top-level regional competition, by providing a structure and an environment that are welcoming. BRC believes in a pyramid approach of athlete development. Pooling from a large number of riders and increasing ridership allows for peer mentorship and structured support to aid in the development of all riders.

Our aim is to have a minimum of 8 riders [4 men and 4 women] at regional road races throughout the season of 2015. Our goal within the next 5 years is to greatly increase competitive women in racing in the province of Quebec. We would also like to raise participation in all disciplines of cycling with a strong presence during the fall cyclocross season as well as foster those interested in track racing.

Bikurious Racing Collective is managed by Bikurious Montreal, a bicycle shop founded by Marissa Plamondon-Lu that has always strived at its core to render cycling accessible to all, with a strong focus on women. By building the team as a collective, we hope to be able to cater the season and goals to who is involved. As such, nothing is set in stone and nothing is not possible (within reason). The number one goal is that we ride hard and we ride together.

The Team

"If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat." - Herschel Walker

BRC is made up of a 45 racers, riders, and aspiring racers. We are a collective of people from varying backgrounds and strive to complete as many races in the Quebec race circuit for the 2015 season. We will be present at road, track, mountain, and CX races.

Kim Maurice

Kim Maurice

  • 1.What discipline of racing do you do/aspire to do?: Cyclocross
  • 2. Why do you race/want to train?: Be Healthy - love pushing my limits - challenging - competition
  • 4. 3 words that motivate you?: You will feel so good after!
JAN GOH

JAN GOH

  • 1. What discipline of racing do you do/aspire to do?: Road / Cyclocross
  • 2. Why do you race/want to train? : I don’t know how else to ride a bike.
  • 3. 3 words that motivate you? : One. More. Lap.
EMILIE HAUSS

EMILIE HAUSS

  • 1. What discipline of racing do you do/aspire to do?: Road & track
  • 2. Why do you race/want to train? : The feeling of pushing hard on my bike, going faaast and being in a bubble for a few hours with no one talking to me is just the best.
  • 3. What do you think about when you think you can't go any further? : "Oh wait, I still have that gummie gel in my back pocket, I can do this!"
  • 4. 3 words that motivate you? : AWAYE ESTI.
JORDAN MEADOWS

JORDAN MEADOWS

  • 1. What discipline of racing do you do/aspire to do?: Cyclocross and Track
  • 2. Why do you race/want to train?: I think its important to take (the) activities(s) that you enjoy and dedicate some real time to them: wether it's sports or otherwise; wether its competitive or recreational. For me cycling allows me to not only focus on being a better athlete, but allows me to focus the other aspects of my life.
  • 3. What do you think about when you think you can't go any further?: I don't think this way. You can always always go further, look at the person beside you, wherever you are, and figure out in what part of their lives they have gone farther than you: strive to be them.
  • 4. 3 words that motivate you?: Do things.
SIMON LANGLOIS

SIMON LANGLOIS

  • 1. What discipline of racing do you do/aspire to do?: Course sur route / Road racing
  • 2. Why do you race/want to train?: Être dans un peloton qui file à toute allure est une sensation extraordinaire. J'aime aussi pouvoir dire que je me suis pousser aux limites de mes capacités. Pour l'entraînement, j'adore le fait qu'une saison soit un cycle, qui suis les saisons. L'entraînement hivernal fait place au première sortie du printemps, puis à mesure que la saison avance, le niveau de forme revient et on sent les performances qui s'améliore, à chaque saison on doit reconstruire. / Being in a racing peloton is an extraordinary sensation. I also like when I can say I pushed myself to the very limit and that happens very often in a racing scenario. training, I like the fact that each season is a cycle that follows the seasons. Winter training gives way to the first rides of the spring and as the season progress, you can feel yourself coming into form.
  • 3. What do you think about when you think you can't go any further?: J'essaie de ne penser à rien, me concentrer sur la technique, bien tourner les jambes, garder la tête basse. Si je suis dans une course, j'essaie de me concentrer sur ce qui reste à faire, de diviser le travail qui reste en petite part, d'y aller une étape à la fois. / I try to think about nothing, concentrate on the technique, turn the legs. If I'm in a race, I'll try to focus on what is left, split the work that's left in small parts and go at it one step at a time.
  • 4. 3 words that motivate you?: Progression, plaisir, dépassement / Progression, fun, surpass oneself.
MARISSA PLAMONDON-LU

MARISSA PLAMONDON-LU

  • 1. What discipline of racing do you do/aspire to do? : Cyclocross and perhaps tinker with Mountain and a road Crit this summer.
  • 2. Why do you race/want to train? : I have never felt anything more free than cycling. Coming from playing the impact sport of Rugby, cycling has been the hardest sport physically but easiest on the body. It’s a type of meditation for me and reflection of self-work when you accomplish a race or ride. I’m inspired by everyone around me who races and I want to surround myself with these positive people, so I had to join them!
  • 3. What do you think about when you think you can't go any further?: Stop making excuses because DFL > DNF. Also, how incredible the meal is after you have exerted yourself past your preconceived ideas of how far you can go.
  • 4. 3 words that motivate you? : NEVER GIVE UP!
LIAM TWOMEY

LIAM TWOMEY

  • 1. What discipline of racing do you do/aspire to do?: I mainly race cyclocross, in Quebec and around my native New England. I also race mountain bikes, particularly short track and endurance races. 
  • 2. Why do you race/want to train?: I love competing, and the way that your brain can focus on nothing else during races except what is coming up next. Especially with cyclocross, I love that no matter if you are in 3rd or 37th, there is always someone to battle for a line or a spot. 
  • 3. What do you think about when you think you can't go any further?: In the case of a long race where I know I'll be there awhile, I will run through the entire plot of a 80s/90s action movie. 
  • 4. 3 words that motivate you?: I am usually more motivated by aggressive hand gestures, but really any creative heckle is always fun. 
RAUR MEILLEUR HARVEY

RAUR MEILLEUR HARVEY

  • 1.What discipline of racing do you do/aspire to do?: Im racing Senior Women in Road and Cyclocross. It will be my second year and hoping to better myself and hopefully do some good ranking!
  • 2.Why do you race/want to train?: I am riding because i need something to put my focus on. I'm really improvement oriented and like ridiculous challenge!
  • 3.What do you think about when you think you can't go any further?: That its all just in the head, that there is always a little bit more somewhere to get you going.
  • 4. 3 words that motivate you?: RA-RA-RA(my girlfriend screaming to encourage me), Persévérance,Dépassement.
ERIC ‘PRINCESS’ HEILIGENSTEIN

ERIC ‘PRINCESS’ HEILIGENSTEIN

  • 1.What discipline of racing do you do/aspire to do?: I do the road racing, the track racing, the cyclocross racing, and perhaps the mountain bike racing when I get one.
  • 2. Why do you race/want to train?: I race so that I have a legitimate reason to wear spandex in public.
  • 3. What do you think about when you think you can't go any further?: Why did I think going up this hill was a good idea.
  • 4. 3 words that motivate you?: Beer. Food. Sleep. The three things awaiting for my arrival when I get back home after a race.
JACQUES GALLANT

JACQUES GALLANT

  • 1. What discipline of racing do you do/aspire to do?: Cyclocross, XC MTB, road, long gravel grinders
  • 2. Why do you race/want to train?: I like to keep my fittness up to be able to get the fullest enjoyment from cycling events.
  • 3. What do you think about when you think you can't go any further?: That I have never given in.
  • 4. 3 words that motivate you?: Knowledge, Health, Strength (did ya know that's what KHS stands for?)
STEPHANE SARDA

STEPHANE SARDA

  • 1. What discipline of racing do you do/aspire to do?: Road
  • 2. Why do you race/want to train?: To have a new experience in my life. To give me a goal that keeps me motivated
  • 3. What do you think about when you think you can't go any further?: I’m the yellow jersey in the Tour de France. I’m climbing the highest summit. At the end of this race, I will become the world champion… so I can’t stop...
  • 4. 3 words that motivate you?: Effort, pain and pleasure. 
TOBY HARPER-MERRETT

TOBY HARPER-MERRETT

  • 1. What discipline of racing do you do/aspire to do?: I will do some masters XC mountain bike racing this summer, I aspire to have a good time and hit my performance targets, to demonstrate proper
  • 2. Why do you race/want to train?: I want to race because it's fun and motivating to participate in events and be part of a group. Training is just part of the deal, not always fun but it's something else to share with the team and the impact is so clear.
  • 3. What do you think about when you think you can't go any further?: going further, staying on top of whatever gear I'm in
  • 4. 3 words that motivate you?: two words?: Beast-mode

We are good at

Each completed races makes us even more hungry, hungry for more training, more competitions and at least some more FUN.

SKILLS

TRAINING HARD, BEING SUPPORTIVE, CLIMBS, SPRINTS, BEING RAD AND BEING A GOOD PARTY.

Membership

Joining the collective will begin every November prior to the upcoming season and close by mid-February. Membership Fees 2015- 65$
What do you get when you join the collective?

  • Structured general training program throughout the season
  • Organized and lead rides
  • Meeting place
  • Access to discounts at Bikurious Montreal
  • Sponsor benefits and rebates
  • At Cost Kits
  • Meeting new and encouraging folks who love to ride!
  • Mentorship through other experienced riders and organizers
  • Access to a 7 seat minivan with room for 7 bike roofrack
  • Race Mechanics and Support

How do I sign up?

All information on sign up will be listed on our BRC website or you may email bikuriousracingcollective@gmail.com for any updates on when the next meeting or information session will be taking place.

Can I come and ride with you even if I’m not in the club?

Yes, of course! Our whole mentality is to grow a foundation of riders who collectively train and share experience in order to create a very strong peak. The best way to grow the club is to have new faces come and ride with us. We are happy to welcome new faces for rides past our sign-up date and people from other clubs.

Our Sponsors

Without sponsors the growth and development of our riders is limited. Contributions in form of monetary and non-monetary hold a great impact on the success of the Bikurious Racing Collective. If you or your business are interested in contributing please find below a downloadable form of our sponsorship proposal that will fully outline all opportunities to add cycling into your branding. We would like to thank our generous major sponsors for the 2015 Season/////////////

THANK YOU!

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Prochaines courses / Upcoming races

Bikurious Racing collective a pour but d'être présent autant que possible pour les courses sur route, piste, et les courses de montagne pour la saison 2016. Bikurious Racing Collective has an aim to be present for the following road,track, and Mountain races for the season of 2015.

Calendrier des courses 2016 Race Calendar:

ROUTE/ROAD

Date Course/Race
1 Avril 17
Grand prix de la mairie de Contrecœur
2 Avril 24 Grand prix de Ste-Martine
3 Mai 7
Contre la montre de Granby
4 Mai 15 Grand Prix de St-Raymond
5 Mai 21 Grand Prix du Nordet
6 Mai 28 Grand Prix de Val David
7 Juin 3-5 Grand Prix de Charlevoix (4 étapes)
8 Juillet 10 Classique Jean-Yves Labonté
9 Août 7 Grand Prix de St-Basile
10 Août 13
La Classique Jules Béland
11 Août 13
Critérium de Lévis
12 Août 16 Finale des Mardis Cycliste de Lachine
13 Septembre 10
Critérium National de Montréal

 

PISTE

Date Course/Race
1 Juin 26
Coupe du Québec #1
2 Juillet 15
Vendredi sous les Astres
3 Juillet 31 Coupe du Québec #2
4 Août 12 Vendredi sous les Astres
5 Août 26-28 Championnats Québécois sur piste
6 Septembre 10
Samedi sous les Astres

 

MONTAGNE/MOUNTAIN

Date Race
1 22 Mai Coupe Canada / Coupe du Québec #1 XCO Mont-Tremblant
2 25 Mai Coupe NV Cloutier #2
3 12 Juin
La Brute / Chelsea, Qc
4 15 Juillet
Coupe du Canada / Coupe du Québec #6 XCO – Charlevoix
5  3 Septembre
Coupe du Québec XC #9 – Championnats québécois – Mont Saint-Anne

 

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