Testimonials

qb Comment by qb on March 16, 2009 at 10:18pm A fantastic club with huge kudos to DY. The rides are well organized with routes available to be downloaded prior to arriving for the ride. All skill levels of riders are accommodated through the various groups and even when there is one "bulk" session like the sunday ride, the group sorts itself out to accommodate a variety of intensities. There is always someone to lend a tube, or a hand when changing flats, or giving you some nutrition because you forgot yours. While safety is the focus of each individual rider, the group certainly provides a safer way to enjoy riding in the great outdoors.

Trish Comment by Trish on May 3, 2009 at 9:31pm Two months ago, I was a bike commuter who rode 20 km a day and knew my hand signals, basic bike safety and that's about it. At my very first group ride I was WAY out of my league but I did my best to keep up and was made to feel welcome by club members at all skill levels. From the first turn Dan was right there beside me giving me tips on gearing, drafting, turning and handling hills. Each week when I come out for the skills portion of the rides I get a chance to practice my technique and learn new tricks to build my confidence and competence within the group. Dan's ability to organize dozens of people and then take the time to lend his experience and wisdom to new riders is amazing. His positive attitude is truly motivating and I've heard him say, "Keep going, Trish, you can do it!" so often that I'm actually starting to believe him.

Kerri Comment by Kerri on May 7, 2009 at 9:36am Last year was my first time out with the club, and if someone back then had told me where I would be today with cycling, I would have had a good laugh. I am SO glad that I found the BCC, as I couldn't imagine riding with any other group. Never have I met such a warm and welcoming bunch of people who truly care about others, about the sport, and about helping everyone involved to improve and evolve. I look forward to my weekly outings with anticipation and don the BCC colours with pride. Thanks to everyone, especially Dan, for making this such a truly awesome group to ride with!

catherine Comment by catherine on June 22, 2009 at 8:26pm As a novice rider with about 6 months experience, sharing the rides with a team, that supports and coaches each of us and we evolve as riders demonstrates the commitment of each member and their love of the sport. To Dan and Jeff who coached and motivated me on my first two team rides, my thanks and appreciation. I will be a better rider thanks to you.

Joseph "aka" Roadkill Comment by Joseph "aka" Roadkill on June 23, 2009 at 8:11pm This is my first time with the club, and being a rookie with no group ride experience. Before joining the club, never had that thought that there is a lot more to than just riding your bike. Then here comes Dan, introduce me to the club, although I live on the other side of the city, I decided to try the first group ride. Since then just got hooked on it and enjoying it. The camaraderie of the group from Experienced to Novice, is amazing and so is the support from everyone, especially the push up those big hills. I think there is nothing like this group of riders, on every group rides. So glad I stop by at the store, and found BCC through Dan. Cheers to DY!

Alexx Comment by Alexx on June 30, 2009 at 5:46pm I'm new to the club this summer, and this is the first time I've ridden in a group. When I get up on ride-morning I'm SOOO nervous I can barely eat. But what a great group of people! Even though I feel like a bike-spazz, the group is full of friendly people with words of wisdom and encouragement to share! Dan goes to great lengths to make everyone feel welcome and included, and is right there yelling out technique tips and instructions to help us ride better - especially up those slow grinder hills! There are a wide variety of riders from really super-fast amazing men and women, to moderately fast folks. Even the speedy guys (like Jeff and Emile) take the time to loop around to the back to encourage the stragglers like me and help get us back on the back of the pack. I am working as hard as I can to get better so that I can keep up by the end of the summer! Thanks for all the encouragement - I hope to be like one of the super-inspiring speedy ladies by next summer (Kerri, Michelle, Theresa,Jamie, Jane, Trish....).

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Comment by Alexx Hooper on June 30, 2009 at 5:46pm
I'm new to the club this summer, and this is the first time I've ridden in a group. When I get up on ride-morning I'm SOOO nervous I can barely eat. But what a great group of people! Even though I feel like a bike-spazz, the group is full of friendly people with words of wisdom and encouragement to share! Dan goes to great lengths to make everyone feel welcome and included, and is right there yelling out technique tips and instructions to help us ride better - especially up those slow grinder hills! There are a wide variety of riders from really super-fast amazing men and women, to moderately fast folks. Even the speedy guys (like Jeff and Emile) take the time to loop around to the back to encourage the stragglers like me and help get us back on the back of the pack. I am working as hard as I can to get better so that I can keep up by the end of the summer! Thanks for all the encouragement - I hope to be like one of the super-inspiring speedy ladies by next summer (Kerri, Michelle, Theresa,Jamie, Jane, Trish....).
Comment by Joseph on June 23, 2009 at 8:11pm
This is my first time with the club, and being a rookie with no group ride experience. Before joining the club, never had that thought that there is a lot more to than just riding your bike. Then here comes Dan, introduce me to the club, although I live on the other side of the city, I decided to try the first group ride. Since then just got hooked on it and enjoying it. The camaraderie of the group from Experienced to Novice, is amazing and so is the support from everyone, especially the push up those big hills. I think there is nothing like this group of riders, on every group rides. So glad I stop by at the store, and found BCC through Dan. Cheers to DY!
Comment by Kerri on May 7, 2009 at 9:36am
Last year was my first time out with the club, and if someone back then had told me where I would be today with cycling, I would have had a good laugh. I am SO glad that I found the BCC, as I couldn't imagine riding with any other group. Never have I met such a warm and welcoming bunch of people who truly care about others, about the sport, and about helping everyone involved to improve and evolve. I look forward to my weekly outings with anticipation and don the BCC colours with pride. Thanks to everyone, especially Dan, for making this such a truly awesome group to ride with!
Comment by qb on March 16, 2009 at 10:18pm
A fantastic club with huge kudos to DY. The rides are well organized with routes available to be downloaded prior to arriving for the ride. All skill levels of riders are accommodated through the various groups and even when there is one "bulk" session like the sunday ride, the group sorts itself out to accommodate a variety of intensities. There is always someone to lend a tube, or a hand when changing flats, or giving you some nutrition because you forgot yours. While safety is the focus of each individual rider, the group certainly provides a safer way to enjoy riding in the great outdoors.

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.

Wednesday

CX/MTB Ride

Starts at 6:30pm. 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:

 

Informal

Unofficial Non-Club Rides
Use this group page to organize informal rides outside of the regularly scheduled BCC rides. Keep in mind that these rides will not have BCC insurance coverage.

 

West TO

BCC WEST
Allowing west end BCC members who want to ride from High Park to plan/post ride details.

 

Race Team

BCC Race Team
Please join if you will be racing in 2017 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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