September 2011 Blog Posts (15)

What an Amazing Day for a Long Ride...

Hey everyone... Thanks for the company and high level of communication.  Thanks Jeff for helping to organize the echelon.  We worked really well together.  Hope y'all got back in time.  Till next…


Added by DY on September 25, 2011 at 9:43pm — 2 Comments

Long ride nutrition advice, please!

During the centurion I was attempting to reduce the stop time, so decided to give the Gatorade a try as it was ready and being handed out as you passed by.  The ride was tough (but good) and managing effort was necessary to prevent cooking the legs.  I found it interesting that the leg cramping seemed to coincide with taking in Gatorade.  Was the cramp caused by intolerance to the fuel, dehydration, electrolyte depletion, or, most probably, all of the preceding.

Anyone have experience…


Added by Jeff N on September 21, 2011 at 11:00am — 13 Comments

Centurion 2011!

Last year we had a great day, cool start, lots of sunshine, a few hills, lots of feed stations, tons of people riding the same direction and it was awesome.  This year, ditto! (see the blog post from last year)

Especially congratulations to Lana,…


Added by Jeff N on September 19, 2011 at 10:30pm — 12 Comments

Planning the 2011 End of Season Party - Nov 10th or 24th? Please comment.

Hey all,


It's that time... the outside riding season is nearing to an end.  That's not to say I'm suggesting anyone stop riding - Cross season is just starting and we will have Winter training at Watts Up like last year(link to last years group).  Just the formal rides will come to an end.   Informal rides will always exist as the size of the membership is ever…


Added by DY on September 15, 2011 at 10:21am — 20 Comments

Evan Glazer Sports Doctor

Hey all, I'm looking for a Doctor who specializes in rehabbing/diagnosing sports injuries.  Anyone know anyone good?

Added by Evan Glazer on September 15, 2011 at 8:57am — No Comments

Kids Indoor Cycling Program: In effect at Watts Up Starting September 19th 2011

Hey all,
Watts Up, one of our sponsors has put together a WattsUp Junior Program.  Its a pilot program for children interested in cycling.
The Details:

-13 week 'term' Starting Monday, September 19th ending Thursday, December 15th
-Mondays and/or Thursdays, 4:30 to 5:30 pm (no class Thanksgiving…

Added by DY on September 12, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Speedy Sunday ride

A group of 12 of us rode up north today using the same route as Labour Day Monday. It was a much nicer day without the wind and with the really cohesive and cooperative group, we were able to stay tight for the whole route (regardless of terrain). Overall, it was an amazingly fast ride over the 125km distance. I clocked a 32.1 km/h average with a 70.1 km/h max. Thanks for the awesome ride everyone!

We unfortunately lost someone around Don Mills and York Mills (David?). We stopped at…


Added by Paul McKeever on September 11, 2011 at 9:35pm — 7 Comments

Beautiful Social Saturday

Sorry no photo's but wow what a great day!

Stouffville "not so fast group" kept a steady pace up to Stouffville and a fast ride home.

We went exploring and found a good way back- check the link below if you are curious.

Basically we went south on tenth to hwy 7 then west on 7 to 9th, 9th south to steeles, steeles W to staines, staines S to Morningside.



Added by Jeff N on September 10, 2011 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Revamped Whitby Wrangler a success!

Surprise, no rain!    Me, Ian, Bob C, Cristian, Gary, Mark, James W, and Jody (sorry if I missed anyone) enjoyed a speedy ride on the revamped Whitby Wrangler.  Ritson is a better choice N than Thickson and Raglan is fantastic.  

We rode East in great anticipation of coffee and fritters.  As we pulled into the parking lot of the Country Store at Raglan and Simcoe, the smell of fresh baking was filling the air.  Maybe they pump the fumes out to lure people in. Imagine how happy we were…


Added by Jeff N on September 5, 2011 at 6:09pm — No Comments

An extremely windy Labour Day ride (no pic - sorry!)

With the dubious forecast this morning, I'll admit that I wasn't expecting to see that many people at the grinder. My apprehension turned to elation when I pulled up at 7:30 and saw 14 people waiting to go! :)

We began our ride heading straight north into a very challenging, gusty headwind. We kept a very strong pace through the wind, taking short turns at the front to keep the group together and in good stead. Once we turned south on…


Added by Paul McKeever on September 5, 2011 at 2:14pm — 9 Comments

Some great race video

For those of you who have wondered what it is like racing, Mark Buckaway has produced a number of great videos (not sure I like his music, but the video capture is excellent) that highlight M3 racing in Ontario. The link below takes you to the Niagara Classic - while 15 minutes in length, Mark gives you a sense of what the racing is like and in particular the challenge of climbing effingham hill. Interesting to me, he has been able to superimpose his heart rate, cadence, speed and altitude…


Added by qb on September 3, 2011 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

A Very Humid Saturday, but no Rain:-)

Welcome to all the new riders.  Hope you had a good time and enjoyed the company. Comments… Continue

Added by DY on September 3, 2011 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Thursday Hillicious Ride 17

Some ominious looking clouds, but no rain!  Nice to see everyone out "enjoying" themselves on the hills.



Never did make Beer Night, so no pictures of the festivities.   Maybe next…


Added by Peter Sutton on September 2, 2011 at 9:30am — 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.


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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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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