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I have a couple of cycling books to give away to read by the fireplace while dreaming of outside riding while ol' man winter is around for another couple of months."The Secret Race" by Tyler Hamilton…Continue

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How Did You Hear About the BCC? Who referred you?
Web surfing and Cycle Solutions.
Reasons for Joining the BCC...
Friendly people, group rides and fitness.
Are you a member of another Club, if so, which one(s)
No, and I can't leave because I have too many outfits.
What's your Bike(s)?
2014 Scott Addict Team Issue with Dura-Ace — Road
2016 Focus Cayo with disc brakes and Shimano 105 — Bike #2
What Style of Riding Do You Love?
Road
2018 Season Goals
Ride 6,000 km.
Have you READ the BCC RIDER NOTES?
YES

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Tour de Terra Cotta Report

Posted on August 3, 2016 at 11:19am 7 Comments

TL;DR summary: First place in my age group, experienced new levels of pain and hurt.

For the third year in a row, I participated in the Tour de Terra Cotta.

Because I haven't trained as much this year (only one BCC Tuesday), I went in the short 26km race again.  It seems to get harder each…

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Tour de Hans ... Crash Ending!

Posted on September 29, 2015 at 2:57pm 14 Comments

Well, I had a nasty crash in a sprint finish at the Tour de Hans on Sunday in Cambridge. I had a concussion and broke my collar bone :((

Not to mention road rash on my shoulder, arms and hip, and a few cuts on my left hand and leg. But my face is intact!

It's too bad because it was going so well. This was my second Tour de Hans (the 50km race), and despite limited time on the bike in the last few weeks I managed to get some good training to prepare for it. Having done the ride…

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Tour de Terra Cotta

Posted on August 4, 2015 at 2:58pm 14 Comments

I had a good race at Terra Cotta: 2nd place finish in the age 50-59 group and 9th overall.

As I did last year, I registered in the beginners' race again, which is only 26 km, consisting of three loops of a rectangular course on closed roads. I found the field was much stronger this year, with…

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Halton Epic Tour Ride Report

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 11:17am 7 Comments

Last Sunday September 7 was a perfect early sunny fall day for the Halton Epic Tour.

BCC was well represented by Bob Knight, Chris Andrews, Neil Bacon, Jim Vandekas,  Joseph, Wayne, Dave Adams and me. (I may have missed one or two others.) We all did the Gran Fondo route of 140 km.  There are other distances available from 50 km to the 170 km Ultra Fondo.

Great event and well-organized, with police managing traffic on every busy corner. Well-stocked rest stops, clear directions…

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At 9:47pm on August 22, 2013, Marc Des Rosiers said…
Yes. Last Friday night I blew my back tire twice while pumping it so I had to cancel.
At 8:13pm on August 22, 2013, chris andrews said…

are you going to show up this sat? at 7 am?

 
 
 

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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