Canada Day special for Victoria cyclist who makes 2013 Canada Games Team

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Joanna Fox

July 1, 2013 Victoria, BC (ISN) – Canada Day has a special meaning for Tripleshot Cycling Youth Racing team’s Brenna Pauly as she received word today that she will represent Team BC at the 2013 Jeux Canada Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec, August 2-17, 2013.

Brenna is one of five BC female U23 riders to represent BC in the road events. (other names currently unavailable)

Making the Canada Games team has been a major goal of the 17-year old Victoria cyclist this season. Earlier this spring, Brenna journeyed to Los Angeles to compete for a spot on the Canadian Junior Pan American Track Cycling Championships team, but came up short by two seconds.

Introduced to bike racing with the Oak Bay High cycling team, she placed third at the 2013 Provincial Road Championships and was the 2011 Provincial Road Champion. Coached by Lister Farrar, she receives training support from the Tripleshot Cycling Club and benefits from Cycling BC’s new junior women’s team program under provincial coach Jeff Ain.

“Brenna is a very determined and dedicated rider and open to many opportunities in the cycling world,” says Farrar. “She has benefitted from a generous Victoria cycling community including former Olympic coach Kurt Innes in the FastTrack velodrome program for new youth riders, Houshang Amiri (Pacific Cycling Centre), a former national cycling coach who offers high performance training sessions to junior racers, and the numerous races offered throughout the season organized by Vancouver Island’s many cycling clubs.”

Brenna is an active member of City of Victoria Youth Council and has helped to organize a number of events including a recent All Candidates Forum on environmental and youth issues. In cycling, she takes part in high school team rides to encourage newer riders, and volunteers in the School Bike League events and at Tripleshot’s women’s learn to race clinic. Cycling is a family affair as her Dad Jim and younger brother Ethan ride with Tripleshot, and her Mom Bernie joins family bike excursions.

“Brenna joined TripleShot Cycling Club when the school program wound down for the summer. Her commitment and that of her Oak Bay teammate Adam de Vos (now a U23 National Team member) sparked Tripleshot to support young cyclists, ” added Farrar. “At first the club accommodated the young riders on their early morning rides by waiting after hills and participating in race simulation drills. The club then started allocating cash revenues, now 50% of the club budget. Last year, Tripleshot received BC gaming funding to support coaching of all its member groups, including masters, para-cyclists, women, an elementary school club model, and the U13-U19 junior racers.”

Four Local Junior Female Cyclists Heading to 2013 Canada Games

July 2, 2013 – Victoria, BC – Four Vancouver Island female youth cyclists have been named to Team BC for the 2013 Canada Games.

All five riders are from different teams, reflecting the growth of youth cycling development in BC. The riders are:

•Brenna Pauly, Tripleshot Cycling Club – Victoria

•Hilary Wille, Russ Hays Cycling Club – Victoria

•Gillian Elsay, Comox Valley Cycling Club – Comox

•Clara Mackenzie, Victoria Academy of Cycling – Victoria

•Tessa Pinkston, Escape Velocity Devo – Vancouver

The Canada Sumer Games will be held in Sherbrooke, Que., from August 2-17. The road cyclists compete in three events: road race, individual time trial and criterium.

Four Local Junior Female Cyclists Heading to 2013 Canada Games

Four Vancouver Island female youth cyclists have been named to Team BC for the 2013 Canada Games.

All five riders are from different teams, reflecting the growth of youth cycling development in BC. The riders are:

•Brenna Pauly, Tripleshot Cycling Club – Victoria

•Hilary Wille, Russ Hays Cycling Club – Victoria

•Gillian Elsay, Comox Valley Cycling Club – Comox

•Clara Mackenzie, Victoria Academy of Cycling – Victoria

•Tessa Pinkston, Escape Velocity Devo – Vancouver

The Canada Sumer Games will be held in Sherbrooke, Que., from August 2-17. The road cyclists compete in three events: road race, individual time trial and criterium.

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