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2017 BCC Marshals Group

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2017 BCC Marshals Group

Hey All,

Please request to join if you agree with the framework.

Cheers,

Dan.

2015 BCC Framework

The BCC Difference

 

The club was established in 2007 with the sole purpose networking cyclists, establishing immediate camaraderie, facilitating a smooth assimilation into the club through a framework which empowers a cyclist (new or old) with fundamentals of group riding safety/skills.  This allows an individual cyclist to then focus on building their fitness, setting goals and achieving more then they originally thought possible. Since then, it has built a strong reputation for being safe on its rides and for having the level of camaraderie that all group settings should strive for.

 

Mantra:

  • Safety
  • High Level of Care
  • Inclusivity
  • Empower New Riders
  • Be Ambassadors of Cycling
  • Strive for Ride consistency in terms of Quality and Enjoyment
  • Have Fun.*

* Importantly, sometimes laying everything out on the road is part of the fun (i.e. the classic sprint points that our groups have already). For general ride fun and consistency, the type of ride structure discussed in this document is obviously important to consider as a ride marshal (especially for the beginner groups, where “laying it out” may not be possible right away), but the marshal should also mention that it is okay at certain points in a ride to “go for it” so long as people learn to regroup at the end of any “segment” and reformulate into a group for recovery together. There’s more to this, but I think you know what I’m getting at already.

Final Words

As marshals you should be able to exhibit all these qualities.  As ride leaders/marshals, we too, need to be able to enjoy our group rides.  If at any point in time you feel that you cannot maintain these standards, please pass on the responsibility to a fellow marshal and take time to reset.    This framework is designed to act as preventative maintenance for BCC Group rides.  Understanding the importance of these key points will ensure safe group riding and the overall enjoyment of every member in the club.  No matter the route or pace group, the level of care is the same amongst the riders of the group.  Consistency in all aspects leads to a well-respected group of cyclists and that is what the Riders of BCC are – Members of an Extremely Reputable Cycling Club in Canada.

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BCC Rides

Cycling in the summer can be about casual riding, sprinting, spinning, big-ring hammerfests or what ever your chosen type of riding is. The BCC was founded for the sole purpose to network cyclists. It has grown into a successful club which accommodates Riders at almost all skill/fitness levels. Everyone should be able to participate and have fun at their respective levels.

 

Weekend Rides: 

Saturday

Saturday Morning
Start time is 8:00am early season, 7:00am as days get longer. Route distances vary from 55-120km and several pace groups are available. Saturday morning rides focus on a social vibe.

Sunday

Sunrise Sundays
Rides will start around sunrise. Rotating routes will focus on distances from 100-160km. Once a month, a destination ride will be posted.

Weekly Rides:

 

Tuesday

Advanced Turbo Tuesdays
For this ride, advanced group riding and bike handling skills are required. You must also be aware of your limitations. Riding speed is 35-45kph.

Thursday

Hillicious Thursdays
Starts at 5:40am. This ride includes Brimley repeats, a Beaches hill loop, and/or other local hills.

Tues/Thurs

CX/MTB Ride

Starts at 5:30AM. Bring your CX or MTB out for a great Don trail ride. Some weeks, we'll head to a local park to practice CX skills.


Other Rides:

Race Team

BCC Race Team
Please join if you will be racing in 2018 as part of the BCC Race Team!

Track Cycling

BCC Track Cycling Group

A place where those interested in, or already addicted to, riding the boards can share info.

BCC Youth

BCC Youth Group

An initiative to have weekly skills sessions and rides for young riders.

Interested in finding a new route or refreshing your memory on an old faithful? Check out the Routes page.

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