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Youth Cup Bike Races Around Toronto

Hi everyone. I hope everyone is having a good season so far.



For anyone who has kids who ride, I want to point out the Ontario Youth Cup races that are available. Out of the six races, four are pretty close to Toronto and look like great events.



The races are available for any kids turning 9 this year or older. They typically have 2-year age categories.



Events are run on a closed course, so no worries about cars.



The races consist of a time trial, a…

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Added by Mike McInnis on May 8, 2015 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Turbo Tuesday - 5 May 2015



No the photo wasn't from last night, but it does create a nice image of Alex on a break and the bunch chasing him down.   It was sent to me with the caption "Meals on Wheels"

Another fun…

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Added by Jeff N on May 6, 2015 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

My first Turbo Tuesday - believe me it's the best thing ever!

  This morning I woke up a bit tired but I decided to go for my Beechwood Dr hill repeats. It's been a while since I haven't done it, so I wasn't sure how it was going to go, anyway... I go to the Don Valley trail heading to Beachwood and I started doing my hill repeats…

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Added by Marco Martinez on April 28, 2015 at 10:30pm — 11 Comments

On Hand Signals…

I was going to put this in the forum, but thought it might see more traffic here…

I recently read this article by the Globe and Mail's Peter Cheney discussing the confusion over hand signals by those of us on two wheels. I am a strong proponent of his proposal. Discuss?

Added by Paul van Dongen on April 28, 2015 at 3:34pm — 5 Comments

Glorious Zoo Loop and a Suggestion

Wow. What a lovely ride today. Sure, it was a bit brisk first thing in the morning, and I am getting over a bad sinus cold, but lots of sunshine along with great company got me through to the coffee prize at the end. Thanks to Simon, Jon, John, Phallon, Brad, Scott, Marc, Jeff, Brad (there were 13 of us, but names are escaping me).

Our group rode very well together and…

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Added by Paul van Dongen on April 25, 2015 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

O-Cup #2 Calabogie - My First O-Cup

The thing that I may remember most about today was that when the second and third place riders in the E4 category were called to the podium after the race, there was a faint ripple of polite applause from the assembled crowd, but upon the announcement of our very own John Lobraico to the top step as our worthy winner there was whooping and hollering at the tops of many…

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Added by Simon Kelley on April 19, 2015 at 8:30pm — 10 Comments

Reflections on a Sunday morning ride

So... now that I can use my crutch to walk around, its about time to tell my story. Last week, on April 5th, a group of us that included Harris, Ian M, Mike N, Charles and Bruce D, went for a Sunday morning ride. The plan was to take a the relatively easy trail at the Humber river trail and ride north to Kleinburg and back through various paths to the Don and Toronto. About 10 kms onto the Humber river trail I hit a patch of ice and sled on my left side. I felt a terrible pain in…

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Added by Yossi Cadan on April 16, 2015 at 6:06pm — 9 Comments

BCC Elite 4 Team – GFRR

The 2015 BCC Race season has commenced and everyone was excited/anxious to get off on the right foot with the Good Friday Road Race (GFRR) this past weekend.   While I will get the ball rolling with an initial post, I ask my teammates to respond and provide further details based on their race experiences.  In the past, BCC has usually put forth both a men’s Elite-4…

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Added by Jason Shuker on April 6, 2015 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

BCC Women's Race Team. Yep, it's a thing

While I am not a regular contributor to the blog, Trish (aka blogger extraordinaire) made a special request.  I can't say no to Trish, so here we go.  Many of you may have heard rumblings that it was on the rise, but as of yesterday, the BCC Women’s Race Team is officially up and rolling.  Originally, we had a team of four, Ivana, Andrea, Danielle, and I, entered in our…

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Added by Megan on April 4, 2015 at 11:30pm — 5 Comments

Good Friday Road Race

A very quick note here - I'm hoping that all BCC club members will share their war stories from Friday's road race.

The Good Friday Road Race is the "traditional" start to the Ontario road racing season.  2015 is shaping up to be a very successful year.  I've only got a few minutes to finish this post so I can't identify everyone who pinned on a number, but…

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Added by Peter Sutton on April 4, 2015 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

H2H - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City Charity Ride

My stepson Isaac is teaching English in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and is taking part in an exciting adventure that started this past Friday.

H2H - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - is a charity bicycle ride that first took place in 2009. It is organized by volunteers and the funds raised go towards Vietnamese organizations that work with poor and disadvantaged children. 

He'll be part of a team of 20 expat riders who are going to be flying up to Hanoi (Vietnam's capital) and…

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Added by David Raponi-Monk on April 1, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

BCC Go Kart Night - Bumping and Grinding for the Win!

So we've always talked about doing an off season event to keep the BCC Social vibe going through the off season.  Well folks, our first BCC club Kart night happened last night!  Ivana giving the thumbs up!(above)

There were 12 Participants in all.  Thanks to all you came out to practice race tactics on the track.  I know its not the same as being on a…

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Added by DY on March 20, 2015 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Grinder on Main - Kickstarter - You IN?

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Added by DY on February 24, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

New member of the family

I've been a fan of track cycling for years.  There's something fluid and elegant about a paceline turning laps doing perfect lead changes.  I decided last week that I was done with the rental track bikes in London and Milton and decided to get my own.  I think we're going to have lots of fun together.  If you haven't tried the track in Milton, what you are waiting for?  If you're already certified, I'll see you on the boards.…

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Added by Jon Spira on February 4, 2015 at 10:48am — 8 Comments

Off-Season cross training

Does this count???

Added by Kerri on January 16, 2015 at 1:21pm — 2 Comments

2015 Race Team Meeting - ALL WELCOME!

Hello everyone - welcome to 2015!

The 2015 Race Team group was setup to provide a rallying point for BCC club members who race, or who are interested in racing, with a primary objective to be a means of networking and mutual support.  The group is open to all club members interested in racing, regardless of whether you are new to racing or experienced, whether you race under BCC colours, as part of our affiliated TO Wheels Epic Sports Performance BCC race team, or for…

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Added by Peter Sutton on January 2, 2015 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone at BCC

Its been a great ride this year with BCC and looking forward to many more rides and beer nights  with BCC for next year.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year  y'all

Added by Joseph on December 23, 2014 at 9:25am — No Comments

Retro Bike or Modern Bike! How Have Bikes Changed? Great video

This video is quite interesting, as are all of the GNC cycling videos on YouTube.

See how Daniel Lloyd manages on a classic steel bike from the 80's.

Retro Bike Or Modern Bike? How Have Bikes Changed?: http://youtu.be/ZZbVsrYPOGE

Added by David Raponi-Monk on December 19, 2014 at 9:47am — No Comments

2015 Pan Am Games Road Race route

Just an FYI, the route for 2015 Pan Am Games Road race just released today.  For those who are interested in watching or seeing the Road Race game.  Some of you  BCCer had done the Ellis Road Park hill and say goodbye to KOM on Strava. No wonder why they've paved the road this fall.

http://cyclingmagazine.ca/sections/news/2015-pan-parapan-road-race-routes-unveiled/

Added by Joseph on December 16, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

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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: 

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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.

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Sunrise Sundays
Rides will start around sunrise. Rotating routes will focus on distances from 55-160km.  Remote start rides outside the GTA.

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 35kph+.

Thursday

Hillicious Thursdays
Starts at 5:40am. This ride includes Bayview, pottery rd, redway other local hills.

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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.

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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.

Interested in finding a new route or refreshing your memory on an old faithful? Check out the Routes page.

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