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Gran Fondo to Buffalo, nxt Wed 26th Sep - Fully supported, dinner and transport home

WANT TO RIDE TO BUFFALO NEXT WEDNESDAY WITH KELD?



Next week I'm among 12 riders who will embark on an epic 5 day, 800km ride journey from Toronto to New York City on Sept. 26th in support of Camp Ooch.



With the R2//NYC SEND-OFF FONDO we have created an opportunity for those of you who could not join us on the entire 5-day journey, to still take part, joining us on the first leg of the ride; 162km from Toronto to Buffalo, NY.



Registration for the R2//NYC…

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Added by Keld Juulsgaard on September 17, 2018 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

BCC Beginners Class at the Veldrome

Want to try riding a fixie but don't have the prerequisite hipster beard?

Tired of shifting gears as you grind up hills?

Want an excuse to get on a bike…

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Added by Alex Mulholland on September 8, 2018 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

Donate to kids with cancer - Keld riding TO to NYC supporting Camp Ooch

Dear BCC friends,

As most of you know, my road back from a potentially fatal cycling accident 3 years ago has been a long one. I know all too well how life can change in an instant and how important it is to try and live a ‘normal’ life as you stare down medical challenges.

To help push my progress along and make a difference for other’s along the way, I’m committing myself to a 5 day (avg. 157km/day) inaugural cycling fundraiser from Toronto to…

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Added by Keld Juulsgaard on August 14, 2018 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Étape du Tour 2018, Annecy - Le Grand Bornand

Hey everybody.  I did it!  I made it to the end of this crazy race and covered the 169 km and nearly 4000 meters of vertical gain.  It wasn't pretty, I was slow, it took me over 10 hours, but I made it!  What an event.  The organization is very impressive.  The start was not as tight as I expected.  Close…

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Added by Christian Dognon on July 25, 2018 at 7:08pm — 13 Comments

How hard can you push yourself? One day licenses possible for Aug. 18th Individual Time Trials

Not a racer - doesn't matter.  Don't own a TT bike, the newest aero helmet, nor crazy expensive ZIPP disc wheels - doesn't matter.  You already a racer - then you've probably already signed up so I'm not likely talking to you (what, you haven't - get on that!).

The organizer of the Individual Time Trial provincials made this event as open as possible.  There are all the typical racer categories (Masters age based, or Elite) as well as a non-UCI TT categories (30 or 40km) and an…

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Added by James Eaton on July 11, 2018 at 11:51am — No Comments

Turbo Tuesday Vid...

Added by DY on July 9, 2018 at 10:28am — No Comments

York Region Cycling Coalition - Q&A with York Region Police - Monday April 23rd 2018 - 7PM

Hey all,

York Region Cycling Coalition has set up a private event for the clubs in York Region called CYCLING AND THE LAW. Know your Rights! Get Informed!

The York Regional Police and York Region will be on hand to explain the rules of the road, providing a detailed review of the cycling laws and their application in York Region. The Region will also…

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Added by DY on April 26, 2018 at 10:02pm — 1 Comment

P2A - BCC'ers Going...

Hey all, 

P2A is coming up this weekend. 

http://www.parisancaster.com/

In an effort to help with car pooling etc.  Please comment on this blog post.

Cheers,

Dan.

Added by DY on April 23, 2018 at 11:11pm — 1 Comment

BCC Youth Group starting soon - get your child registered for the first ride!!

Hi everyone. 
BCC youth group will be starting soon.  Friday, April 27 is the planned first day (weather permitting).
Here is the link to the BCC Youth GROUP
We are planning to run a basic grass tracks program and a few more advanced rides for the…
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Added by Mike McInnis on April 19, 2018 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

2018 BCC Membership Details

Hey All,

The Club Membership Fee is $65USD/$80CAD*  - Cost helps cover the Website hosting, maintenance and route planning etc.  This membership lasts a Full 12 Months from your original Sign-Up date.  Also included is Liability Insurance(GAME DAY INSURANCE) and Participants Coverage.  *Note: Insurance cost is 50% less than 2017, and overall membership is less…

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Added by DY on April 18, 2018 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Jason Shuker's 24-hour RAAM indoor training ride - Starting March 23 at noon

Come out to mindset CYCLING any time between noon on Friday, March 23 and noon on Saturday, March 24.  Jason will be doing a 24-hour indoor training ride as part of his preparations for Race Across America. 

You read that correctly: 24 hours on either one of mindset's CompuTrainers or totally awesome E-Motion rollers.  To re-create some of the RAAM experience, he'll ride a computer simulation of the race route…

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Added by Jon Spira on March 22, 2018 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Can't wait for the Season to start! Welcome to the New BCC Members!

Hello All,

A warm welcome to all the new BCC Members and welcome back to all the returning BCC'ers. 

Hope everyone is well and looking forward to the 2018 Season to get started I know I am!.

For those returning BCC'ers if you could take a moment to share some of your memorable experiences as a member off the BCC, just so some of the new members and potential members can get a flavour of what to expect in the Spring.  

Once again…

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Added by DY on January 22, 2018 at 12:30pm — 9 Comments

Which Road O-Cup’s should people do next year? (My rookie* season in review)

I wanted to do a quick summary of my first road season now, as it is clear that I won’t be able to attend either of the Kitchener crits or Bike the Bruce.  Too bad as I was really hoping I could swing both of the criteriums, but such is life.

My main goal of this write-up is to encourage anyone who’s considered racing in the past to seriously consider coming out to a race or two (or four, or five…) next year to give it a go, and which races you might want to consider to start off…

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Added by James Eaton on June 30, 2017 at 11:41am — 4 Comments

Blue Mountain Adventure 2017

 

It was a dark and stormy Thursday morning when a van pulled up in front of my house, two guys jumped out, grabbed my bike and luggage and suddenly I was seated in the back seat of the van, my bike on the roof and I was taken to a local coffee shop, the Birchcliff, where we met up with some others with bike mounted on the roof or in the back seat of vehicles. This looked ominous, until I realized it was fellow members of the Beaches Cycling Club and my imagination was…

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Added by David Raponi-Monk on June 13, 2017 at 8:44pm — 9 Comments

BCC Youth at Joyride 150

Lots of fun for BCC Youth (and a couple of "youth at heart") on Friday!  Facility is Joyride150 in Markham. Amazingly fun place to hang with your kids (or without them!)  Here's a quick video with some highlights...

2 links inserted below (sorry- this is published on YouTube and for some reason some mobile devices seem to be having issues with it.)  Seems ok on PC's...

https://youtu.be/PjmZT247Ajc…

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Added by Dave Ogilvie on June 11, 2017 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

TRAIN TRACKS

Coming south on 9th Line from Stouffville there are some train tracks at an angle across the road. Today 3  or 4 riders in our group went down on them. Luckily it was mostly road rash and a broken top tube - it could have been much worse. So, be careful crossing these or any angled train tracks - don't be careless around them.

Added by chris andrews on June 10, 2017 at 1:14pm — 2 Comments

CX trail ride tonight !

Do you have a CX or Mountain bike?  Welcome to join in the fun.

Last year we had a blast riding the trails beside the Don bike path, so let's do it again!

6:30 pm tonight - Meet at the dog park at the west end of Taylor Creek bike path (same place as last year)

Will be riding north to Sunnybrook playing fields and back, depending on where people want to go and trail conditions. 

This is a No drop ride, pace to suit.

Hope that we get some…

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Added by Jeff N on June 8, 2017 at 11:34am — No Comments

Ultimate "skills" session! Joyride 150 (Markham)- Friday, June 9 (10am-2pm)

Hi all-

 

We're planning a special event for this Friday, June 9.  (The fact that it's a PA day for TDSB kids is an added bonus!)  The plan is to meet at Joyride 150 in Markham (Link below) at 10am.  Joyride is an indoor bike “playground” that will allow us all to build some new skills, and much more importantly, it should be insanely  fun!  

Any bikes are allowed, but Mountain or BMX are recommended.  We are planning to get a group rate for 3 hours (between 10:30am and…

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Added by Dave Ogilvie on June 5, 2017 at 2:40pm — No Comments

KW Classic M3 Provincials: Not every report has a storybook ending

The short version is that our goal going in was to get Simon as close to the top step as possible, with Luke and I aiming for reasonable placings as secondary goals.  The end result was a 16th for Simon and DNF’s for both Luke and I.  A poor tally, and one that came at a high cost.

The route they used for KW Classic should have been a great one, both for our strengths as well as general enjoyment of riding.  It is a 12.5 km loop of rolling hills, with one moderately…

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Added by James Eaton on June 5, 2017 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

O-Cup #4: Steve Bauer Classic - Race Reports + Photos + Video

The BCC colours were well represented on Saturday in Niagara, with Simon, Luke and I (James) racing in the M3 category.   Simon and I wrote up our viewpoints of the race and Luke located a video from one of the MGCC riders that does a great job of capturing us on camera.  At the end you'll find a selection of pictures we've picked up from the photographers there - with a bit of description of the situation.  Enjoy!…

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Added by James Eaton on May 23, 2017 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

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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.

 

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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.

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Rides will start around sunrise. Rotating routes will focus on distances from 100-160km. Once a month, a destination ride will be posted.

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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.

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Starts at 5:40am. This ride includes Brimley repeats, a Beaches hill loop, and/or other local hills.

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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.


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