Well, it was a great camping trip to Vermont with some seriously epic climbing. Brooke and I stayed for five days and cycled on three of them. There really is nothing like cycling through mountains, and although the Green Mountains in Vermont are not as visually stunning as the Rockies, they provide quite a challenging terrain for riding.
On the first day of riding we worked in our legs by doing a 75km ride which is about the length of the…
Hope everyone had a good ride. One thing to note. If you're going to take a break - please let others know so there are riders(hopefully your friends) to help you get back to the main group. As the club leader, I feel obligated to wait for riders to keep the group together, the result, getting dropped. Hope the tarts were good - Happy Sunday. Till next week.…
I'm researching bike tour operators in France and Italy. Looking for some group riding of medium difficulty, i.e. not "leisure riding" but also not "ride the giro d'italia!. Just semi-challenging routes.
Peter Oyler and I rode in the Saratoga 12 Hour race this past weekend. Saratoga is just north of Albany New York and is a very picturesque part of the world.
There was a serious downpour before the start but tapered off to a drizzle at start time and as it turned out there was no need for rain gear for the balance of the day. The conditions were overcast for about the first half then the sun came out but it never reached toasty proportions and we really had ideal…
Well, the predicted thundershowers never materialized, so Tim, Jeff, Alexx, Thi, Evan, and I took advantage to sneak in another Monday off-road ride. Our beginners Alexx and Thi have really stepped up their game, so we tackled some of the more difficult single track in the north Crothers Wood area - "Real mountain biking" as Thi would gleefully declare mid-ride!…Continue
Hope everyone had a great ride. Seems as the club gets bigger, we seem to split into smaller groups. I hope everyone was able to find a group that worked for them. Glad to be home before the real heat kicks in:-)
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.
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.
Rides will start around sunrise. Rotating routes will focus on distances from 100-160km. Once a month, a destination ride will be posted.
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.
Starts at 5:40am. This ride includes Brimley repeats, a Beaches hill loop, and/or other local hills.