Bruce, can you tell me if there are any good gravel grinder routes around the zoo? I can't do the group ride because of conflict with one of my kids activiites. BUT I can get away from the pool for a couple of hours and bang around the zoo. I was going to take my cyclecross to go a little off my regular routing. Thanks. Daragh
hi bruce, yes, had three good rides up there (and a 90 min run that was a big mistake!). did the hurdville-mcdougall route to parry sound that you suggested.. only 60k but very hilly. also did this route which was nice and quiet if heading away from parry sound:
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.
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.
Rides will start around sunrise. Rotating routes will focus on distances from 55-160km. Remote start rides outside the GTA.
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