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Paul van Dongen commented on DY's event BCC End of Season Party - Thursday Oct 29th 2015 - 7:30pm - Louis Cifer
"No can do! Got a concert that evening. Oh well."
Oct 24, 2015
Paul van Dongen commented on DY's event 2015 BCC EOS RIDE - Book the Date!
"Had absolutely no idea this was going (next) Saturday the 3rd. Oh well, to all those going, enjoy."
Sep 27, 2015
Paul van Dongen commented on DY's blog post BCC OUTREACH - TOUR DE BLACK CREEK 2015 - SEPTEMBER 19TH 2015
"Just got back a little while ago. The Tour de Black Creek was as rewarding as ever. Bonuses: we got to meet Chief of Police Saunders, and although the skies threatened, we never felt a drop of rain. Can't wait till next year."
Sep 19, 2015
Paul van Dongen commented on DY's event Tour De Black Creek 2015 - September 19th 2015
"To all involved: Looks like rain. Is there a group ride out or drive out planned? "
Sep 16, 2015
Paul van Dongen commented on DY's event Beer Night...Thursday Sept 3rd 2015 - 8:30pm - After Hillicious
"We'll both be there for a bit."
Sep 2, 2015
Paul van Dongen commented on DY's event Tour De Black Creek 2015 - September 19th 2015
"Wouldn't miss it!"
Aug 28, 2015
Paul van Dongen replied to Jon Spira's discussion MNCC set to re-open after PanAm and Parapan Am Games in the group Track cycling
"Nice. I shall look into this."
Aug 18, 2015
DY replied to Paul van Dongen's discussion Empathy
Aug 18, 2015
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Aug 11, 2015
Paul van Dongen commented on DY's event Grand Fondo Garneau Quebecor - Aug 9th 2015
"This sounds like an absolutely brilliant event. How sorry am I going to be to have missed it? Enjoy."
Aug 4, 2015
Paul van Dongen posted a discussion

The long lost art of group ride etiquette

I know we are supposed to have read the club Riders' Notes before participating on BCC rides, but as we all roll through the middle part of the season, it might be a good idea to revisit them put a different way on…See More
Aug 4, 2015
DY replied to Paul van Dongen's discussion The issue is NOT drivers v cyclists…
Jul 24, 2015
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Jul 24, 2015
Harris Silver replied to Paul van Dongen's discussion Happens everywhere, apparently…
"Love my Fly6 as well and actually the police said they were going to charge a guy that was screwing around on Cosburn bike lane that I caught on camera...Just waiting for the front camera now!"
Jul 16, 2015
Paul van Dongen replied to Paul van Dongen's discussion Happens everywhere, apparently…
"To add further to this, I recently got a newsletter from Cycliq, the Australian maker of my tail light HD camera. Here are a couple of incidents where the driver was later apprehended thanks to footage examined by police downloaded from…"
Jul 8, 2015
Paul van Dongen commented on DY's blog post BCC @ the Children's Breakfast Clubs Event at Humber College - Saturday June 20th 2015
"What a lovely day! Alexx and I rode up the street to meet the gang as they rolled along Danforth at a comfortable pace. What a treat to ride through the various neighbourhoods in the heart of the city sans traffic at 7am! We got to our destination…"
Jun 28, 2015

Profile Information

How Did You Hear About the BCC? Who referred you?
Dan. Met him on the bus coming back from Tour de Creemore. Cracked me up the whole way home.
Reasons for Joining the BCC...
Really nice folks.
What's your Bike(s)?
'11 Marinoni Fango
'09 Wilier Izoard
80s Colnago Mexico
60s bright green Supercycle 1spd w/ coaster brakes
70s olive green Raleigh Superbe 3spd
2001 Cervélo Prodigy white w/ black (RIP) - some jerk has her now, but the Rapidograph'll always be mine
What Style of Riding Do You Love?
Road, Cross
2019 Season Goals
Not get dropped so much.

Paul van Dongen's Blog

On Hand Signals…

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 3:34pm 5 Comments

I was going to put this in the forum, but thought it might see more traffic here…

I recently read this article by the Globe and Mail's Peter Cheney discussing the confusion over hand signals by those of us on two wheels. I am a strong proponent of his proposal. Discuss?

Glorious Zoo Loop and a Suggestion

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 9:00pm 3 Comments

Wow. What a lovely ride today. Sure, it was a bit brisk first thing in the morning, and I am getting over a bad sinus cold, but lots of sunshine along with great company got me through to the coffee prize at the end. Thanks to Simon, Jon, John, Phallon, Brad, Scott, Marc, Jeff, Brad (there were 13 of us, but names are escaping me).

Our group rode very well together and…


Splendid Zoo Loop Thirteen

Posted on June 21, 2014 at 12:00pm 6 Comments

Rolling along Lawrence

Thirteen of us decided to stick to an early Zoo Loop today. Despite our differing degrees of experience (Joe wanted an easy spin before winging off to France; Suzanne a very welcome and capable new BCCer) we stuck together like glue.

Thanks to Suzanne, Alexx, Melani, Heather, Brooke, Kara, Lynne Tatiana, Matt, Jeff, Mike, Joe for helping to start my first day of summer off perfectly. We…


O-Cup #4 - Lake of Bays - Results and Post Race Synopsis

Posted on May 12, 2013 at 7:30pm 12 Comments

(Photo Courtesy of Jason Shuker)

Hope I'm not stealing anyone's thunder, although there seems to be much rumbling today. I was just thinking about today's Lake of Bays Road Race, wondering how the troops faired. The BCC kicked some serious butt today, and Paul M won his particular race!

Congrats to everyone for going all the way up there to race in what…


Back to London in the new year, anyone?

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 11:07am 4 Comments

I just came across this little video in which some folks travelled all the way from Ottawa to the Forest City Velodrome. Made me want to get a group together to head down once again, say, in the new year.

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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 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.


Sunrise Sundays
Rides will start around sunrise. Rotating routes will focus on distances from 55-160km.  Remote start rides outside the GTA.

Weekly Rides:



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 35kph+.


Hillicious Thursdays
Starts at 5:40am. This ride includes Bayview, pottery rd, redway other local hills.



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.

Informal Rides Click Here

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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