Frequently Asked Questions
Look here first for information about the team. Feel free to contact us or ask a question on the forum if you do not find what you need here.
Anyone is welcome to join the club- non McGill students, community members, professors. The only restriction is in the team since we race in a collegiate conference; we cannot be including non McGill students, but other students are welcome to talk with us about transportation and riding independently/under your own university if racing is your passion.
View this forum thread for info about joining McGill Cycling for 2012-2013.
2013 ordering is live now!
Sign up on our website, and you should be able to see a shopping tab in the menu. Make your order online before October 10, 11:59pm and make sure to pay us.
After this deadline, we might have a few extras. Also take a quick look at the forum post in the Buy/Sell section for extra stock of previous years worth or orders. If any of this interests you or for any other questions please contact .
As soon as the snow melts and until it snows again, we ride outdoors. Training is broken down into three groups: beginner, intermediate and advanced. There are many scheduled rides during the week each with a certain purpose. These will be added on the calendar at the beginning of each season. There are also many unscheduled rides announced on the forum.
During the off-season, we spin bi-weekly. The spinning schedule can be found in the calendar.
There are weekly plyometric training sessions in the gym. Also, many members cross-country ski during the winter. Any form of group training is encouraged. These impromptu sessions can be announced on the forum. Anything meeting with sufficient enthusiasm can be added to the schedule.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
For collegiate cycling, the summer is the perfect time to get your cycling training back on track.
An experienced coach can motivate you, help you and make you fulfill your full potential. As in other parts of one's life, the more you feel you are progressing, the more you will have fun on the bike (and the more results you will put up for the team :))
Here are the coaching companies supported by McGill Cycling:
Chris Rozdilsky and Paulo Saldanha
They offer power coached training and training programs
Complexe Canal Lachine
4710 St. Ambroise Suite 156
Tel: 514 934-6078
Experienced former professional racer offering training planification and support
Experienced strength and conditioning coach offering planification and help with resistance training
These training ressources can adjust their rates to students, just give them a call
The FQSC has a terrible, French only website where you are expected to buy your licence. Here's a step-by-step breakdown of the process.
- Men: If you are between 19 and 29, unless you know what you are getting into, and you have raced before, you should be getting a senior 3 licence.
- Women: I believe there is only one pack, but I am not too sure of the divisions.
The Senior 3 peloton regroups all other riders, which still makes it quite fast, and means that the packs can be quite large. They usually also ride with the juniors.
Start at http://www.fqsc.net and follow steps in attached pdf.