Saturday, November 27, 2010

Lori-Ann Muenzer is at LaBicicletta this week!

Here is Ed Veal getting up close and personal with an Olympic champion. Lori-Ann Muenzer is at the shop all week doing bike fittings and you should make an appointment to see her!! Or just pop by to say hello just like Ed did. Check out for more details.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Kyle Rupay is back in 2011!!

Here is a picture of Kyle rippin it up at the F.C.V last weekend. He has a new bike, fast legs and a great attitude!! That's why he will be back racing for us in 2011!! We are very proud of Kyle and everything he brings to our team. We really enjoy supporting and developing young riders and when they are as nice as Kyle is just makes everything we do so worth while. Thanks for the great season Kyle and we look forward to seeing your progress over the years to come. If you would like to help out and sponsor our youth development grassroots team please contact Ed Veal at

Ed Veal Wins the Centurion!

Its old news now but here is picture of Ed and Specialized rep Mr Kevin Winters after Ed won the Centurion up in Collingwood. This event was top notch and we highly recommend you check it out next year, our hats are off to the race organizers who did a fantastic job! Big thanks go out to Kevin and everyone at Specialized for being an incredible sponsor this year and really helping us have the best year yet! THANK YOU! Bring on 2011!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dave Viney - World Champion!

Dave won the world senior games for his age(60-64) in St George Utah last week.
Not only did he ride away from everyone on day 4 on the big climb half way through the race and stay away from a pack of 10 chasing for the win, in doing so he also set the course record for all the division 1 groups!! Congrats Dave!! Another huge win to be proud of!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Rick Mercer at the Velodrome

Here is a funny clip from the Rick Mercer report. Our very own Kyle Rupay has a guest spot on the show....check it out!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Track Nationals 2010 - Rupay gets the gold!

Kyle Rupay gets gold in the junior mens team sprint at the Track Nationals!! Justin Zottl was on the podium getting Silver in the Madison and Krista took bronze in the sprint.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

LaBici has a big weekend in Elliot Lake

There wasn't a lot of us there for provincials but the ones that did show sure cleaned up!
Dave Viney won the crit, Hill Climb and the RR for us in the master D cat. Merrill Collins was 2nd in the crit and won the RR to take the overall GC. Kyle Rupay was 2nd in the crit and took 4th overall in the GC, Krista Ruby won the crit and finished 4th in the GC, Ed Veal won the crit and finished 2nd overall in the GC, Osmond was 2nd in the crit and finished 5th overall in the GC, Darko was 3rd in the hill climb and 2nd in the RR and that got him 4th in GC.

Way to go Bici!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Jamie Smith WINS the Tour De Terra Cotta

This could be one of the best cycling pics I've seen! Jamie just rode away from the breakaway group to solo in for the win showing dominate form. Jamie has been rock solid for our squad this year and we all knew he was on the verge of something big. Look for many more big results from this guy because he is only getting better. Bici had a lot of great results at Terra Cotta.
Krista won, Merrill won, Kyle was 3rd and big Colin was 3rd overall!!

Monday, August 16, 2010


LaBicicletta is a proud sponsor of the RIDE ALL DAY FOR UNITED WAY. This ride is a can't miss event. Ride as much or as little as you like over 24hr period to help support a great cause.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

LaBicicletta is killin it this year!

2010 has been a break out year for our cycling team. For many years this has been a small squad with a few seasoned veterans to lead the way. This year we took things to a whole new level and brought on some young talent to compliment the big guns we already had under contract and wow have things gone great!! I'm very pleased to say the Ontario Cup is back where is belongs at LaBicicletta. Merrill Collins and Ed Veal both won the Woman's and Men's titles in 2010 and we couldn't be happier about it.
There is way more to report and photos to follow! We need to brag about Darko coming second at Bike the Bruce and Jamie, Merrill and Krista all winning at Terra Cotta. Stay tuned....

Monday, July 12, 2010

Cam Jette 9th in Edmonton

The Canada Cup in Edmonton was this past weekend and our Cam Jette rocked a solid top 10 against Canada's best!! Can you pick him out in this pic? Its like a "Where is Waldo" Book.
Great job Cam! (Hint - Second row on the right side )

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Peterborough TT this Saturday!!

Here is a pic from last years elite mens TT. Bici all over the podium! I think this year might even be more dominant! Look for one of our boys on the top step in 2010!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

So much to re-cap!

It has been a crazy month and I apologize for this blog going dead over that period of time. Our team has been ripping it up and with all the training, racing and getting big results this blog has taken a back seat. I will do my best to get back on track, we have lots to report. Lets start with this past Thursdays CHIN Picnic O-Cup....Ed Veal comes 2nd in the elite mens crit! Can you pick out Ed's legs on the podium?

More re-caps on there way soon....

Monday, June 21, 2010


Been run off my feet the last few weeks! Things are good but haven't found the time to keep the blog as active as I would like. I will work on getting an update about the team and club ASAP.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Dave Viney leads the GC at Killington

This guy knows the top step of the podium like the back of his hand!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

LaBicicletta goes 4 for 4 at the Midweek crit!

Midweek Dominance! Bici style! We don't just sit in the pack and sprint it out folks. We go hard from the gun and put the hurt on for the whole race, then we walk away with the sprint! 4 Crits this year 4 wins! Congrats guys on keeping the streak alive!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Attention club members!

This Sunday at 11am the Elite team will be pre-riding the Niagara O-cup course and all club members are welcome to join us. Here is your chance to ride and train with some of the best riders in the province AND the best part is its all included in your club membership. Get your forms in today and contact Ed at for all the ride details.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cam Jette 2nd at Albion!

Cam Jette!! OUR Cam Jette pulled off a huge second place this past Sunday in the Elite mens MTB o-cup at the Albion Hills. That's right!! Bici has a MTB'r folks!! And he's incredible!! Congrats big man! Keep up the great work!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Dr Phil is a daddy!!

Phil Palmer's wife Josie gave birth to twins this past Wednesday!! A boy and a girl!! Lets welcome our two newest members to the elite team........Phil Jr and Valentina!!! Congratulations
Phil and Josie, you two will make wonderful parents and everyone from the team and club wishes you all the best.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Can you say.....3 for 3? Ed Veal wins the Midweek!

Ed Veal wins the Midweek CC Tuesday night Crit to make it 3 for 3 in 2010!! Oh.. and that's the second time this year he and Jamie Smith have lapped the field! Congrats to everyone on the team who made it out, you were all over this race and helped Bici dominate from start to finish!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Jamie Smith 3rd at SPRINGBANK!!

The pace was incredible from the gun and the attacks came from every where. We were pretty solid as a team and Jamie worked like a dog to be in the right move and take it to the line for 3rd! Jamie has been on a tear lately and has been an amazing pick up, he has really improved our team from last year. He is having an incredible season and the scary part is he is getting better with every race!!
Congrats Jamie!
Full results are posted here

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Get your club membership forms in NOW!

Our weekly club rides have started and I need everyone out with us either an elite team member or a club member with LabiciSquadra/RealDealRacing. Please print off the form from and bring it with you to the ride tonight. The form will be updated soon but for now just print off last years and mark either $150 membership (non-racer) or $100 if you plan to race our team colors. Hope to see a bunch of you out tonight at 6pm in Aurora.

Jamie Smith makes it 2 for 2 at the Midweek Crit!

The Elite team dominated again last night making it 2 for 2 on the season! Jamie was a bull all night! He was in every move and then just rode away from his break group with 3 to go. Big thanks to the boys at Jet Fuel for bringing 5 guys and making things fun!! See you next week!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cam Jette 4th at O-cup #1

Congrats Cam on a solid 4th place at O-cup #1 at Mansfield in the Pro-Elite cat!!!!
For full results clink here

Tom Jelicka Crit - Ruby 1st, Veal 2nd, Smith 5th

The double Bi is back baby!!!

Krista Ruby takes the womans crown, Ed Veal 2nd, Jamie Smith 5th in the open race
I will post a link to the full results once they are posted.

Osmond Bakker Wins!!

Here is Osmond out sprinting our national champ Aaron Fillion for the win at the OBC Paris - Roubaix held today! Congrats big man!! That's our teams first win of the year!!! Many more to come!! For all the race details click this link

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Midweek Crit Series - LaBicicletta Domination!

Last night was the first night of racing at the Tuesday night crit series put on by the Midweek C.C.
After years of crushing the field every week we wanted this year to start like no other. Heath Cockburn set the standard for laying all out on the road and punishing anyone who showed up on a Tuesday and the past two years Ed Veal has followed in his footsteps hurting anyone who dares to go off the front with him. Our new crew in 2010 was out to dominate from the gun and they sure did not disappoint!! Ed Veal and Jamie Smith attacked 1 lap into the race and got away with Anton Varabei. It wasn't too long before Anton had enough of the hard paced rotation and popped. Ed and Jamie continued to creep towards the back of the charging pack. It took an hour but with 2 laps to go they got on to the back of the group (lapped the field) and rode through it with 1 lap to go and sprinted to victory!!
It was quite the night and a great way to start the season!! Congrats to all the team members who made it out and helped by shutting things down in the pack.
See you all next week!!

Mark Carins - HOTN Recap

We have had an amazing amount of great feed back about our event and I want to thank everyone again for passing on all the kind words and great feedback!! Thank you so much!! We love putting this event on and look forward to another great day in the saddle next year.
Here is a link to a write up I want to share about one of the riders who rocked the Hell Of The North!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Calabogie Classic

Nothing like a closed course with perfect pavement!! The Calabogie Classic went this past Sunday and we had a few good placings. Ed Veal 4th, Osmond Bakker 6th and Jamie Smith 11th in the senior men's 1/2 race and Krista Ruby was 5th in the S1/2 women's field. Tom Jehlicka Crit is this coming weekend and the first Midweek crit is TONIGHT!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Aurora Club Ride

We meet every Wednesday night all summer long at the Starbucks at Aurora Rd and 404 hwy.
This is for team and club members only. Get your membership forms and waivers in ASAP! You can bring them with you to the ride. Ride starts at 6pm and we ride till sun down. Then its off to the Keg patio for an ice cold beer (not included with membership) Non-members can ride with us once during the course of the year so come check it out!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Elite Juniors get tested

LaBicicSquadra Juniors Kyle Rupay and Justin Zottl spent Friday being tested at the Canadian Sport Center in Toronto.
Tests showed they were ready to take on Hell of the North Sunday morning.

Monday, April 12, 2010


April 11th 2010 - Our 2nd annual Hell of the North presented by Rapha went off this past Sunday and we couldn't be more pleased with the conditions, the weather and the attendance. 90 riders took the start line in hopes of conquering the epic 90km Hell of the North course. Erik Box (Devinci Cycles) proved to be in great form AND the toughest of the group taking the HOTN title in 2010. Erik out sprinted Derek Hardinge (Lapdogs) and Cam Jette (LaBicicletta Elite team) in a close sprint to take home the coveted "Hell and back" trophy. Thanks to all our volunteers, bike club/team members and sponsors for making this such a great event.


1. Erik Box 2:45:00
2. Derek Hardinge
3. Cam Jette
4. David Dermont 2:49:08
5. Bobby Mrvelj 2:49:17
6. Mike Mitchnik 2:51:38
7. Jon Barnes 2:51:39
8. Daniel Varga 2:51:40
9. Chris Chambers 2:53:11
10. Colin Reinholt
11. Brien Ross
12. Norm Riekenbrauek 2:55:34
13. Justin Zottl 2:55:34
14. Lorne Cunliffe 2:56:58
15. Jeremy Hatt 2:56 :58
16. William Fu 2:57:16
17. Mike V 2:59:07
18. Keith Hopkins 2:59:20
19. Chad Dawe 2:59:56
20. Christian Jug 2:59:57
21. Mark Summers 2:59:59
22. Hopi Martin 3:03:00
23. Glenn Cameron
24. Kevin Watson
25. Fred Perez 3:04:01
26. George Hobson 3:04:05 - HAPPY 50TH B-DAY GEORGE!!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Cam Jette looks to repeat at the HOTN!!

Last years champ will be back to defend his title in 2010! But this year he is racing for us!! A big signing for our team in the off season, Cam Jette will be at his best and ready to take home again the prized HELL OF THE NORTH trophy that was presented to him by Mr Barry.

We look forward to seeing you all on Sunday morning, the weather looks great and the course is in fine form. I've had dozens of emails about tires and I say semi slicks are the way to go. You can ride a road bike, cross bike, MTB at this one....its your call. Just know your going to get a little dirty and you might want a shoe you can run in : ) Keep the $500 carbon sole beauties for another day!

You can register day of first thing in the morning. We will be set up and ready to go for 7am with the race starting at 9am Sharp!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


  • Sunday April 11th - 8:30am (9am start SHARP!)

    Come try and conquer the HOTN! An epic day in the saddle the promises not to disappoint!
    There is day of registration, just make sure to come early!
    Check out for all the details

Monday, April 5, 2010

HELL OF THE NORTH - 2010 - Pics

The course is looking great! I will be out there on course all day today. Look for the orange signs...

Sunday, April 4, 2010

LaBicicletta Elite Team - Domination at FCV

Team LaBicicletta Elite Youth Stick Together and Win Together at F.C.V.

"On April 3rd, the Forest City Velodrome hosted a night of elite racing for Canadian and American track riders.
The women raced for a cash prizes and preems of over $1000 in the first annual Mary Kelly Memorial Race.
Team LaBicicletta's youngest riders were there to support each other on and off the track, and did so very well.

LaBicicletta's Krista Ruby fought with a very strong field for 100 laps to earn a well deserved 2nd place finish.
Krista was also very successful in earning extra cash by winning all preems.

On the Men's side of track, Junior Racers Kyle Rupay and Justin Zottl battled with the elite men in a Sprint tournament, Madison and an Endurance race.
Kyle was eliminated in round two by the eventual winner and Justin made it to the third and final round and took a second place finish.

In the Madison, seven teams competed. Kyle and Justin racing as Team LaBicicletta lapped all but one team and won the tournament.
In the final men's elite endurance scratch race, Kyle took a hard fought fourth and was the youngest rider left on the track.
Both Kyle and Justin also won their share of preems.

A great team effort from the young LaBicicletta Elite"