June 2011 Blog Posts (33)

New Canadian TdF broadcaster... now in HD

Finally... Le Tour in HD.  There is daily morning coverage on TSN2 and repeat coverage in the evening on either TSN or TSN2 depending on the day.  


Added by Jon Spira on June 29, 2011 at 9:51pm — 4 Comments

Ironman France - It Beat Me Up, but Didn't Defeat Me!


Ironman France is in the bag – not wonderfully in the bag, but completed nonetheless. This was tough one, but they all are – this is Ironman, but sometimes you just keep wishing it was a lot easier. The key details are as follows:

  • 2,319 competitors went to the starting line at 6:30am on June 26th, a brilliant day that was expected to be full of sunshine and temperatures that would be 26-28 degrees Celsius, hot, but not as hot as previous years! Only 2,058…

Added by qb on June 29, 2011 at 9:30pm — 15 Comments

Come cheer on BCC riders in the Canadian National Road Race this Sunday!

Steve Fantaske, Peter Skalenda and I will be lining up on Sunday (July 3) for the National Masters Road Race championship in Burlington.


The Masters Men race starts at 1:00pm, and it is going to be tough, tough, tough:  over ten laps, we'll travel 113km and climb over 1,100m ! 



We'd love to see a good BCC crowd come out and…


Added by Peter Sutton on June 29, 2011 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Ride to support the Pharmacy Ave. and Birchmount Rd. bike lanes

Hello Everyone!

Tonight, a number of people from our club, the community, and other fellow cyclists from around Toronto are already set to ride around the Pharmacy Ave. and Birchmount Rd. area to show support for the bike lanes there.

This is the event description from the official facebook page:

"Help save the Pharmacy Av. and Birchmount Rd. Bike Lanes by joining us for a ride to raise awareness and to listen to what the local neighbours…


Added by Paul McKeever on June 28, 2011 at 2:10pm — 3 Comments

Lonely Monday MTB ride...

Much of ths week's ride was done in the company of, well, no one.



We started off with a pretty low turnout - myself, Alex, and Jeff.  Jeff was pretty tired from competing in this weekend's 24 hour race and left for home soon after arriving.  As usual, Alex was game for just about anything, and the two of us set out at a pretty decent pace. 


Alex comes straight from work, however, and he's a cycling commuter.  As one can see from the…


Added by Peter Sutton on June 28, 2011 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Hairshirt 2011 - Now THAT was a long day in the saddle!

I remember the first time I saw an event post for this ride on the site.  I remember thinking "Holy crap that's an insane amount of riding!"  I remember thinking that there was no way I'd ever do something like that....then Thursday morning rolls around and I receive an email in my inbox from Steve with the subject line "IDEA"  All it said was "Toronto to Niagara and back.  One day.  You and me."  We kicked the idea around for a day, I emailed James to see what he thought, and the next thing…


Added by Kerri on June 27, 2011 at 9:08pm — 7 Comments

Patryk Biegalski BCC Invades the Welland Half Ironman


What a great day at Welland. The water was beautiful, the temperature was perfect, and the course was fast for the Half Ironman. Jodie and I are old hats at this but for Brooke, David, and Charles this was their first Half Iron experience. Here's how it went down:

My race went well if not perfectly (At this distance there are always ups and downs during the day). The swim was great and the water clear. I found a fast group, tucked in and swam totally relaxed…


Added by Patryk Biegalski on June 27, 2011 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Kleinburg Round 2 Completed!

Nice to see all the new faces!  Welcome to Bob T, John, and Eric.  Michael, how was Ian's and your ride?  One more week of…


Added by DY on June 27, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Informal Simcoe Sunday

So, Alex and I decided to go for a little ride to lake Simcoe on Sunday... It was pretty grey weather-wise the whole way, but at least we didn't roast. Not many people out on the route we chose. And because it was just the two of us, we decided to shorten it up a… Continue

Added by DRU on June 26, 2011 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Great Turn-out despite the uncertain Forcast...

Hope everyone had a good ride.  Enjoy the pics and video! Comments welcome.…

Added by DY on June 25, 2011 at 11:38am — 2 Comments

OMG - France is a Whole different riding experience - DUH


Well I have been in Nice since Wednesday night and it is getting ever so close to race day. In prep, I rented a car on thursday and tried to drive the full course to get some perspective of the challenge that lays ahead on Sunday. Oh My God - yes this deserves the full spelling!! Unfortunately I am not able to load up my pics, but this is nothing I have seen before on a bike. There is 1,800m of vertical climbing to be done on this course, I think it is double that…


Added by qb on June 24, 2011 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

Thursday Hillicious Ride #8 - Look Ma, no rain!

Thanks to Mohamed, Steve, and Dave for risking the rain!  Paul - you chickened out needlessly!  But thanks for sending me a message so I knew you weren't coming.  Sorry about the name-calling... :)



Despite a pretty iffy weather forecast, we had a beautiful evening for the weekly Brimley torture session.  Check out the blue sky in the…


Added by Peter Sutton on June 24, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Tuesday Night Crit...Completed

We worked on a few things tonight:

- Riding as close to 40kph as possible

- Cornering at all speeds(25/30/35/40/45/50kph) on the inside and outside.

- & last but not least .... Sprinting, lots of…


Added by DY on June 21, 2011 at 9:48pm — 5 Comments

Kleinburg Boogie #1 Complete!

What a wonderful day to ride the bike.  Hope you all had a safe and enjoyable ride.  Let's do this route a couple more times.  Comments…


Added by DY on June 19, 2011 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

I owe Steve a Beer!

So after doing repeats on Brimley, the group headed to Meadowcliffe as usual... and I decided that I'd change the format limit the gearing for everyone and first to the top gets the beer.... congrats Steve.  Till next Thursday....D.

Added by DY on June 16, 2011 at 8:54pm — 1 Comment

Tuesday Night Trio...

Thanks to Tom and Jason for a great ride.  My avg was 31km/h+ for 80kms.  Max speed was 73km/h coming down Russel Hill.  Bridge sprint maxed out at 65km/h so Jason's would have been closer to 70kph cause he passed me.


Till next…


Added by DY on June 14, 2011 at 10:59pm — 1 Comment

BCC conquers Rideau Lakes 2011



Brought to us by the Ottawa Cycling Club and Mother Nature.

In the group shot there is Aaron, Bob C, Mike, Ian, James, Jeff, Jon, Bob L, Kerri, Steve W, Steve J.  (Bob Leclair is a friend of Bob C that rode with us last year)

Missing but not forgotten, Joel, Bruce and Joe, and found along the way Darrell and…


Added by Jeff N on June 13, 2011 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

Congrats to Our Racers This Weekend...

In Mountain.... Chris McQuillan - Placed 3rd in Class!

Details Here: http://www.ontariocycling.org/web_pages/results/20110612-211546-14oca11.html


In Road... Peter Sutton, Steve Fantaske, Peter Skalenda, Peter Cahill, Tom Chapman, Alex Beristain, Brain Malone, Jim Weir


Details Here:…


Added by DY on June 12, 2011 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Sunday Ride

Another blistering fast Sunday ride, led by Dru... there were two small groups that headed for Goodwood, and both arrived at relatively the same time! I got dropped on the hills a couple of times on the way up and got dropped once going downhill! (how does that happen!!??)


I don't know what the exact times were (maybe Dru or Evan can fill it in) but there was talk of 32.5 average and we definitely got home earlier than last week!


Good luck to everyone doing…


Added by Jodie Ferneyhough on June 12, 2011 at 11:43am — 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.


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.

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A place where those interested in, or already addicted to, riding the boards can share info.

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An initiative to have weekly skills sessions and rides for young riders.

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