Christian Dognon's Blog (5)

Étape du Tour 2018, Annecy - Le Grand Bornand

Hey everybody.  I did it!  I made it to the end of this crazy race and covered the 169 km and nearly 4000 meters of vertical gain.  It wasn't pretty, I was slow, it took me over 10 hours, but I made it!  What an event.  The organization is very impressive.  The start was not as tight as I expected.  Close to 1000 riders per wave,  fifteen waves.  It has to be well run if you…


Added by Christian Dognon on July 25, 2018 at 7:08pm — 12 Comments

Climbing a mountain in France

Hi everybody.

Just back from France, and a beautiful trip.

Some of you know I was going to attempt to climb the Tourmalet---one of the toughest climbs of the Tour de France.  Something really crazy as those of you who ride with me know hills are not my friends.



This is something my cousin François, an avid cyclist, had…


Added by Christian Dognon on August 3, 2014 at 10:41am — 5 Comments

Bikes vs Truck

This morning, our group had a close call with a pickup, and unless the guy was sleeping or drunk, it looked like the worst mean spririted piece of driving I've ever seen.

The peleton was coming down Kennedy I think, at about 30k, when a black pickup made a left turn from a side road to our right, and came right at us. He was squarely straddling the yellow line towards us when he straightened out at the last second and went in his own lane. I hadn't played chicken with anything since I was… Continue

Added by Christian Dognon on August 9, 2009 at 3:52pm — 6 Comments

Tour de France for a 9 year old

My 9 year old daughter Caroline had the unbelievable good fortune of being in Paris for the end of the Tour de France. Needless to say I am still jealous. Thankfully, she brought me back a yellow jersey, so we are good.

Here is in her own words how she lived this moment:

Dad always talks about bikes. So in France, he talks about bikes and about the Tour de France. He even bought a bike in France. But he's too cheap to buy me one. I had to ride my great grandfather's girlbike… Continue

Added by Christian Dognon on August 6, 2009 at 7:46pm — 2 Comments

Back from France

Hi everybody!

Just back from France.

Had a fabulous time. Four weeks of pure relaxation, great sightseeing, family reunions, great food, and yes, great wine. Gisèle and I also got to ride quite a bit. We bought bikes there. I lucked out. Found an aluminum BH done up in 105 on the Internet near La Rochelle. Older guy was selling because an operation to his knee prevented him from riding anymore. Perfect fit. Perfect price. 5 years old, but just like new. Gisèle got a new bike, not as… Continue

Added by Christian Dognon on August 6, 2009 at 7:24pm — 2 Comments

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 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.

Informal Rides Click Here

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.

BCC on Strava


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