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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

Helping a fellow BCC'er - Jason Shuker



WINE SURVIVOR



WHAT CAN I WIN?

A lot of wine.

JOINING THE GAME

  • Each entry costs $20 plus one bottle of wine priced between $15-20, or pay an entry fee of $40 and we’ll buy the wine for you.
  • You can buy as many entries as you like.
  • Cash or EFT to bike@shukercycles.com (password:…
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Added by DY on April 12, 2017 at 8:07am — 5 Comments

Free Yoga class for cyclists at Afterglow Yoga studio

Hi Everyone, 

I hope you're all doing well and that you're enjoying this incredibly nice and warm winter. Not long now until spring! 
Anyway, I'm writing today to check whether anyone (hopefully a few of you !) would be interested in trying a yoga class for cyclists.
The owners of Afterglow Studio (…
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Added by John Masson on February 28, 2017 at 11:41am — No Comments

BCC Pre-Season Destination Training Camp (South Carolina)

BCC Friends,

During the off-season a number of BCC members expressed interest in destination bike tours and training camps.  

I have been in contact with another team that I have done destination bike tours with (Team Revolution, Klienburg) and they have scheduled a team climbing camp through Trek Travel in Greenville, South Carolina for end of April. 

I have proposed doing the same camp to the BCC Race Team members for preparation ahead of the Road Racing Season at end…

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Added by Luke Celuch on February 18, 2017 at 10:04am — 2 Comments

Jason Shuker - Race Across America (RAAM) 2018

Fellow BCC’rs;

 

In September of 2016, my support team (Bruce Day & Steve Jones) and I completed the Ohio RAAM Challenge, and subsequently qualified for the Race Across America (RAAM) annual event.  It was an amazing experience and one I will not soon forget.  However, with that challenge behind us, it was time to think about what’s next.  After careful consideration, the team decided it would best to hold off on the RAAM 2017 event.  Hence, we deferred our intent to…

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Added by Jason Shuker on January 5, 2017 at 3:42pm — 3 Comments

Holiday bike-drive for bikes to at risk youth in Regent Park

Dear BCC friends,

  If you are missing a good and very worthy idea for doing some serious good 'secret santa' work this season look no further - we're fundraising for donating bikes to youth in Regent Park... and in that process also funding the athletic programs provided to those youth groups in the challenging hours of 3 to 6 each day between school's end and parents arriving home.

ABOUT US

  The 3TO6TEAM is a group of local ambassadors supporting the MLSE…

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Added by Keld Juulsgaard on December 15, 2016 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Heading into the "off-season" - inside options

I have to use quotes for "off-season" because many of us will continue to ride outside for quite some time if this fall/winter turns out anything like last year.  However, we are dealing with less sunlight and the weather may not cooperate as much, making those outside rides tough to schedule and stick to.  But we still want to improve our power/skills and enjoy the camaraderie that we've built up over the spring and summer.  That's where the trainer comes in, and love it or hate it - many…

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Added by James Eaton on October 14, 2016 at 8:48am — 5 Comments

The Silver State 508

First paragraph is the readers digest version - 

Wow, the Silver State 508 has been completed and I would have to say it was a tremendous success. We covered the “508 miles” in 32 hours and 8 minutes - the clock started when we left the Atlantis Casino in Reno at 7am on Saturday, kept ticking until we had travelled to Eureka and back. Linda Spina and I won the 2x Mixed division and we were 6th overall amongst all 2 person teams (20 teams entered,…

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Added by qb on October 4, 2016 at 9:46pm — 2 Comments

SPIN FOR LIMBS - 5th Edition - 2016

So all week the weather forecast was looking decidedly dodgy for Saturday and our 5th Edition of Spin For Limbs, and sadly for once it was correct. The only rain clouds for miles around were set to drop on us for our annual charity ride. I wondered how many would riders would show up considering the remote start, the…

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Added by Simon Kelley on September 11, 2016 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

Jason Shuker - OHIO RAAM Challenge - September 17, 2016

Dear fellow BCC’rs,

 

As some of you might be aware, I have signed up for the RAAM Ohio Qualifier race (September 17th), which requires…

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Added by Jason Shuker on August 15, 2016 at 10:35pm — 11 Comments

Post Tour Blog

Please see link

I highly recommend it!!!

Added by Deanna Solomon on August 15, 2016 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Final week leading up to Tour For Kids

I may not have been making the trip East to ride with you but I have been getting out and riding...a lot. I have even done Rattlesnake a couple of times. I think I am feeling ready for Tour For Kids...and have even found someone a couple of people to ride with. Sadly, I did not get any nibbles from my fellow BCCers...I will still proudly wear our kit :-)

I am still looking for sponsorship toward the cause. I am doing this to raise money for Camp Ooch, Camp Trillium, and Camp Quality.…

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Added by Deanna Solomon on August 8, 2016 at 4:23pm — 2 Comments

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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

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.

Wednesday

CX/MTB Ride

Starts at 6:30pm. 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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