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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 DY's discussion BCC Caps - CX/Track LTD Edition in the group 2015 BCC Clothing(Jerseys/Bibs/Jackets/Vests)
"1 for me, please"
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
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Paul van Dongen replied to DY's discussion Cross is Coming - 2015 CX Power Skin Suits(No pockets) and Thermal Jackets(Racer Fit) in the group 2015 BCC Clothing(Jerseys/Bibs/Jackets/Vests)
"S - skinsuit x1 M - jacket x1"
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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…
"Awesome!"
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

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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
2017 Season Goals
Not get dropped so much.
Have you READ the BCC RIDER NOTES?
YES

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 4 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…

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Splendid Zoo Loop Thirteen

Posted on June 21, 2014 at 12:00pm 9 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…

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

Posted on May 12, 2013 at 7:30pm 17 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…

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Back to London in the new year, anyone?

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 11:07am 6 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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At 7:38pm on August 2, 2013, Simon Kelley said…

Great to meet you too. See you on the weekend.

At 8:29pm on July 28, 2010, Joe Correia said…
Hey Paul,

Looking forwards to the T4K.
I joined earlier in the year, and trying to ride whenever I can.
I have been on a few BCC rides whenever tmy schedule permits.
I was on call last weekend but did not get called, so I got to ride both days. It was great!
I will be in Peterborough for the next 3 weekends, and do some more rides to keep up the fitness.
Hope your riding is going well, and I hope to ride with you at the T4K.

Joe
At 12:22am on May 22, 2010, Arn said…
Hi Paul,

Just a friendly reminder, if you plan on riding in Tour for Kids this year, your need to register on the Tour for Kids Ontario 2010 website. Andrew Hoedlmoser is still a co-captain but we've merged with the Chain Reaction team to become Team Quic.

As of last Sunday, there were only 45 spots left in the ride. [I guess organizers only have so much room at the camp in Haliburton on Night #3.] So, if you're still interested, i suggest you sign up this weekend.

Also, our sponsors are donating (yes, free) Team Quic jerseys and shorts, manufactured by Sugoi. I think the cut-off for kits was a week ago. Once you register for T4K, let me know what size jersey and shorts you take. I'll ask whether you could still get a kit.

See you soon,
Arn
At 7:29am on July 7, 2009, Joseph said…
Hey Paul, hope you are ok and not badly hurt. Sorry to hear about the accident this past Sunday. Cheers
At 4:25pm on July 6, 2009, Albert Nigro said…
Hey Paul,

I gather that you and Michele had some sort of collision on Sunday. I hope that you and your bike are OK. Hope to see you out next weekend,

Albert
At 11:05am on April 20, 2009, Kerri said…
Hey Paul!
Yep, I've been layering up and have been out for about 5 or so rides so far. LOVING it! Look forward to seeing you next Sunday, it will be nice to ride together again! Still on the hybrid for now, so it will be like old times :)
Kerri
At 4:17pm on February 8, 2009, Jonathan said…
Welcome Paul!
 
 
 

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.

Thursday#2

CX/MTB Ride

Starts at 7:00pm. 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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