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Weekend in Review... Let's Talk



Hey all,

Great turnout this weekend!  Please comment on you ride(s) this weekend.  Did you enjoy your time on the bike?  What was great?  What could be improved?

Lets have an open discussion and keep safety front and centre so we…

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Added by DY on April 18, 2016 at 9:27am — 8 Comments

Calabogie - BCC on the podium!

BCC was well represented yesterday in the Calabogie O-Cup, with four of us in Mens E4 (Chris, Alex, Gordon, myself), Ivana in Womans M3, and JoLo in Mens E3.  I can only comment on our race (and only from my viewpoint) so everyone else please chime in on your experiences.

The Calabogie race track is…

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Added by James Eaton on April 18, 2016 at 9:12am — 8 Comments

BCC - The Safest Riding Club Around! - How we do it...Please Read & Comment.

Rider Safety

Cycling Safety and Etiquette - ALL OF US: from seasoned racers to novice recreational riders, benefit from brushing up on our basics.



Helmets are MANDATORY.



Obey the rules of the road. Conduct yourself with the same consideration as you would expect from any other road user, particularly motorists. Aggressive behaviour and gestures by cyclists will alienate…

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Added by DY on April 14, 2016 at 10:56pm — 12 Comments

Maybe add this to BCC skills session

For everyone's amazement and enjoyment.  Tinkoff bike skills session:  https://www.facebook.com/tinkoffsport/videos/704036063031702/

Added by Harris Silver on April 13, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

How to Safely Make the Transition to Outdoor Training

How to Safely Make the Transition to Outdoor Training

Interesting article that I thought would be helpful as we get ready to get back outside!

How to Safely Make the Transition to Outdoor Training

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 | By Lance Watson


For those trapped inside on a treadmill or trainer after a winter of snow covered roads, the first warm day beckons you to move outside. Before…

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Added by Harris Silver on March 17, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Spring is Almost Here...

Hey everyone,

I have been asked about Club kit, I've also opened a new discussion for 2016 Club Kit…

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Added by DY on February 6, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Hey all... OCA affiliation update...

Hi Danny,



Still working on it with Jim. Will provide an update as soon as I have one.



I noticed some riders are applying for UCI’s and putting the club name in so I am bookmarking those so that once I can get the club up they are good to process.



Christopher Baskys

Membership Manager



Shop for the Holiday Season and help raise funds for Youth Cycling CLICK HERE



Ontario Cycling Association

2-2015 Pan Am Boulevard

Milton, ON…

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Added by DY on January 12, 2016 at 12:52pm — 1 Comment

Bruce Day Tops Final Standings - CX O-Cup M3

Hi All

I was just looking back through our CX results and realized that our very own Bruce Day won the overall M3 CX O-Cup this year! Congratulations and Great work Bruce. Did they give you a medal and are you being upgraded??

CONGRATS …

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Added by Simon Kelley on January 8, 2016 at 11:30am — 12 Comments

CX O-Cup #6: The Silver Goose. Podium for Bruce Day

We are well into the CX season now and the races seem to get more challenging each time, so rather than the races getting easier with experience, it is actually getting more difficult. What i mean by that is that the courses are becoming a lot more technical. CX racing has completely revolutionized my end of season bike riding, and I am loving it. I just wish I could get out more to practice my skills, because that is what is really holding me up at the moment.…

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Added by Simon Kelley on November 1, 2015 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

BCC End of Season Party - Thursday Oct 29th 2015 - 7:30PM - Louis Cifer on the Danforth



Hey All,

It's that time... Thanks for a great season!

Please…

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Added by DY on October 24, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

2015 BCC SOCIAL SATURDAY EOS RIDE - SATURDAY OCTOBER 3RD 2015 - BOOK THE DATE!

Hey all,

This year we'll be changing it up due to time/schedule constrains with the crew at Blacksmith.  

Please R.S.V.P. HERE.

So this is the plan:

Where: Merchant Ale House Pub - We will start and end…

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Added by DY on October 2, 2015 at 9:23am — No Comments

Tour de Hans ... Crash Ending!

Well, I had a nasty crash in a sprint finish at the Tour de Hans on Sunday in Cambridge. I had a concussion and broke my collar bone :((

Not to mention road rash on my shoulder, arms and hip, and a few cuts on my left hand and leg. But my face is intact!

It's too bad because it was going so well. This was my second Tour de Hans (the 50km race), and despite limited time on the bike in the last few weeks I managed to get some good training to prepare for it. Having done the ride…

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Added by Marc Des Rosiers on September 29, 2015 at 2:57pm — 10 Comments

CX O-Cup 2: We Need More Cowbell

Well, I am rather cognizant of hogging the Blog Page this weekend, but I absolutely must recap a fabulous day at the second CX O-cup of the season. 

If you read nothing more of my ramblings, read this..."Cross is Awesome, and even if you have to beg, borrow, temporarily misappropriate or ask Father…

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Added by Simon Kelley on September 27, 2015 at 10:30pm — 7 Comments

SPIN FOR LIMBS

My friend Steve Beatty, rider from Neworld Cycling club, is the Dad of one of my patients. He and I founded Spin For limbs four years ago and run it out of his home town in Burlington. Today Steve asked me if I could get him a BCC jersey, because he wants to wear one to ride in. Guess why? You know why, but  I'll tell…

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Added by Simon Kelley on September 26, 2015 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Cyclocross is back - The Dirt Squirrel - CX number 1

Hooray CX season is here!

What a fantastic day for the first CX race of the season.  BCC was well represented, special congratulations to Conor McInnis (Mike's son) for racing in the U13 race. 

Marko Li, Paul McKeever, Bruce Day, Jeff Norman, Mike McInnis, Jeff McCachren, CS boys Mike Nyby…

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Added by Jeff N on September 21, 2015 at 3:02pm — 3 Comments

Tour de Terra Cotta

I had a good race at Terra Cotta: 2nd place finish in the age 50-59 group and 9th overall.

As I did last year, I registered in the beginners' race again, which is only 26 km, consisting of three loops of a rectangular course on closed roads. I found the field was much stronger this year, with 10…

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Added by Marc Des Rosiers on August 4, 2015 at 2:58pm — 9 Comments

Get well soon Alex!

Hey all,

Unfortunately, Alex had a little crash and broke his clavicle at Terra Cotta on Monday.  From what I was told, he was taken out by another rider not holding their line in the corner.  We wish him a speedy recovery!

Added by DY on August 4, 2015 at 12:45pm — 11 Comments

BCC Mid Season Social Ride - Ride for Christian Sick Kids Foundation - Sunday July 26th 2015

Thanks to all that were able to make it to the BCC Mid Season Social Ride/Ride for Christian.  

Despite the heat, it was a great to day to on the bike and ride with other cyclists in the community for good cause.  We were able to meet and ride with members from B1…

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Added by DY on July 27, 2015 at 8:15am — 1 Comment

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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.

Tues/Thurs

CX/MTB Ride

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.


Other Rides:

Race Team

BCC Race Team
Please join if you will be racing in 2018 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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