Beaches Cycling Club(BCC), a community based cycling club with a main focus on networking avid cyclists in the community; allowing them to participate in well organized/safe group rides and inspire each other. The goal is to ensure that members have memorable experiences on the organized group rides.
The BCC was founded in 2007 by Daniel along with a group of 5 riders. At that time, it was a bunch of guys getting together to go for a ride. One ride, someone suggested we do custom Jerseys for the Club - what a great idea! Since then, and over the years, the club has grown to have over a hundred regular members. We attend scheduled group rides with ranging distances and varying start locations as we love having variety. Since we are ambassadors of the sport of Cycling, we are mindful of the Highway Traffic Act and use safe practices on all group rides. At the end of the day, having a safe ride means more rides; not to mention it helps maintain the respect of drivers towards cyclists on the road.
Our club president is Daniel Yang. Daniel has a deep respect, understanding and love of the sport of cycling and works hard to inspire others to reach their goals. Whether you are new to cycling or a seasoned rider looking to train effectively, BCC rides are sure to challenge and inspire. Refer to Testimonials Page for more.
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.
* 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.
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. Think of the BCC as the Starbucks( of Cycling Clubs where 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.
Routes & Groups
Marshal Safety Recap (Pre-Ride)
Group Ride Position/Responsibility
Pace Line Rotation
* It is also good to encourage that people communicate when they are feeling too tired to do a full pull on the front and an improvised rotation length may become necessary on occasion. If this is communicated well, this will also allow the next riders to hold a pace that allows for recovery for that individual.
Safety(During a Ride)