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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…

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Added by Peter Sutton on September 2, 2011 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Monday Night MTB ride

Wow!  TWO Mondays in a row without rain!  Jeff and I had a lot of fun JRA (just riding along), although our competive natures did rear up from time to time - I would sprint up the hills and Jeff would return the favour by leaving me in the dust on the descents and through the tight, twisty sections.  (Watch the video and you'll see a couple of instances where Jeff just zooms away...)

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Added by Peter Sutton on August 30, 2011 at 9:03am — 1 Comment

Windy Hillicious Ride #16

Some excellent climbing was being showcased tonight.  Great to see how much everyone has improved since the beginning of the season!

 

 

The wind out of the northeast made the ride out a little harder, but most of Brimley was sheltered. (Whew! The climb is hard enough without adding a headwind!)  Great for the post-Meadowcliffe return ride and sprint, however! 

 

Thought I might take the hill climb dash up Meadowcliffe this week, but…

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Added by Peter Sutton on August 25, 2011 at 10:15pm — 1 Comment

Finally, a Monday night without rain!

Jeff, Ryan and I took advantage of a rare Monday night without precipitation to hit the trails...

 

 

The evening got off to a bit of a slower start as Ryan was experiencing some mechanical difficulties, but Mr. Fixit Jeff quickly got him up and running.  Not surprisingly, given that both Jeff and Ryan are regular Tuesday night riders, the rest of the night was fast, fast, fast!

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Added by Peter Sutton on August 23, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Another Heavenly Hillicious Ride...

Seemed to be the night for many former regulars to reaquaint themselves with the Brimley hill.

 

 

Thanks to Jeff and Eric for once again joining the fun, and good to see Brooke, Ian, Jason, Jon, and Patryk out again!  After beating ourselves up on Brimley, the group did a short Tour de Scarborough over to the Meadowcliffe hill, just 'cause we kinda like the way it hurts...

 

It's clearly getting later in the season - there was some mighty…

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Added by Peter Sutton on August 18, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Why do we call him "Mr. Fantastic"?

 

A second place finish in the M2 race at today's Niagara Classic for Steve "Mr. Fantastic" Fantaske.  Congratulations to Steve and all the other BCC racers today!

 

video courtesey of Lawrence Akot, Dark Horse…

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Added by Peter Sutton on August 14, 2011 at 7:02pm — 10 Comments

Another Thursday Hillicious Evening!

I love these Hillicious rides so much I returned home from vacation early just to participate!

 

 

Well, not really - we came back early to take the kids to Wonderland.  However, there's only so much spinning, twirling, and loop de loops an eight and ten year old (and their parents) can take, so we were back in time for me to race to Birchmount and Kingston Road for 6:30pm. 

 

Thanks to Dan for organizing and leading the Thursday rides in…

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Added by Peter Sutton on August 11, 2011 at 10:41pm — 2 Comments

Muggy Thursday Night

A very, very humid evening - perfect for Brimley hill repeats, followed by quick dashes down (and up, of course) Meadowcliffe and Bethune. 

 

 

Quote of the night:  "Ouch.  Now I know why you call these rides…

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Added by Peter Sutton on July 29, 2011 at 5:06pm — 1 Comment

You drank how much water ?!?

Poor attendance for the Monday MTB ride, but it was stinking hot, hot, hot.  Guess some people have more sense than others.. 

 

Over my 1h 10min ride, I drank all the water in my 2L Camelbak and a 24oz bottle.  And even more when I staggered through the door at home.

 

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Added by Peter Sutton on July 19, 2011 at 6:05am — 3 Comments

Hillicious Ride #11

What a beautiful summer evening!  Perfect time to go and hurt oneself on the hills...  A few pictures of the group are below - some latecomers missed the photo ops, unfortunately.  (Yep, 6:30pm rolling start means we leave at 6:30pm!)

 

 

Jason had a video camera strapped to his head.  Heard rumour that he had it on for quite a bit, even sitting on my wheel while I made my sixth ascent?  (Bet there's some ugliness on that video!)  Hopefully he'll upload…

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Added by Peter Sutton on July 15, 2011 at 9:44am — 2 Comments

Hillicious Ride #10

A short ride this week; seems a bunch of us had plans for later in the evening...

 

 

Only four pictures - camera battery died :(  No pictures of Beer Night as a result.

 

Thanks for coming out,…

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Added by Peter Sutton on July 8, 2011 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Marvellous Monday Night MTB Ride!

The daytime heat noticeable abated during our regular Monday night MTB ride.  Thanks to Jeff, Trish, and Roger for joining me.

 

 

Finally figured (sort of) what I've been doing wrong with the GoPro camera.  Turns out, my SD card was not rated "high" enough - whatever that means - to take video.  I stuck to picture mode this week, however, I've got a new SD card and will try to figure everything out to grab some video next week. 

 

Bonus: …

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Added by Peter Sutton on July 5, 2011 at 2:15pm — 2 Comments

Mr. Fantastic makes a splash at the 2011 Canadian Road National Championship race!

One hundred and thirty four Master B (40 - 49 year old) racers lined up on Sunday afternoon to vie for the 2011 National Master road race championship on an incredibly hot and sunny Burlington course. 

 

BCC was represented by three riders - myself, Peter Skalenda, and Steve Fantaske.  The race would prove to be incredibly gruelling, at a distance of 113 km with over 1100 m of climbing.  Add in temperatures well over 30 degrees (with a humidex pushing close to…

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Added by Peter Sutton on July 4, 2011 at 10:01am — 2 Comments

Hillicious Ride No. 9 - was it just me, or did someone make them steeper this week?

 

A beautiful summer evening to go out and hurt oneself on the hills...  Thanks, everyone, for coming out.  Dan had has camera as well, and may post some more pictures.  And welcome to John on his first BCC ride.

 

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Added by Peter Sutton on July 1, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Come cheer on BCC riders in the Canadian National Road Race this Sunday!

Steve Fantaske, Peter Skalenda and I will be lining up on Sunday (July 3) for the National Masters Road Race championship in Burlington.

 

The Masters Men race starts at 1:00pm, and it is going to be tough, tough, tough:  over ten laps, we'll travel 113km and climb over 1,100m ! 

 

 

We'd love to see a good BCC crowd come out and…

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Added by Peter Sutton on June 29, 2011 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Lonely Monday MTB ride...

Much of ths week's ride was done in the company of, well, no one.

 

 

We started off with a pretty low turnout - myself, Alex, and Jeff.  Jeff was pretty tired from competing in this weekend's 24 hour race and left for home soon after arriving.  As usual, Alex was game for just about anything, and the two of us set out at a pretty decent pace. 

 

Alex comes straight from work, however, and he's a cycling commuter.  As one can see from the…

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Added by Peter Sutton on June 28, 2011 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Thursday Hillicious Ride #8 - Look Ma, no rain!

Thanks to Mohamed, Steve, and Dave for risking the rain!  Paul - you chickened out needlessly!  But thanks for sending me a message so I knew you weren't coming.  Sorry about the name-calling... :)

 

 

Despite a pretty iffy weather forecast, we had a beautiful evening for the weekly Brimley torture session.  Check out the blue sky in the…

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Added by Peter Sutton on June 24, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Thursday Hillicious Ride #6 - and I thought last week was windy!

 

The "breeze" certainly cleared out the lingering humidity - by the end of the ride I was actually finding it a bit chilly!

 

Welcome to Aaron and Adrian - out for their very first set of Brimley repeats.  Another evening of headwinds on the climbs, but nothing like Wednesday night (fortunately!).  We saw a lot of downed trees, and it was pretty obvious that there had been a number of limbs across Brimley.  Fortunately, it had all been cleaned up by…

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Added by Peter Sutton on June 10, 2011 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Marvellous Monday MTB Ride

 

A limited number of photos from Monday night - I blame it on lingering exhaustion from Sunday's Ride for Heart speed-fest

 

Anyway, it was a lovely sunny day to hit the Don River trails and despite Saturday's rain, the trails were generally dry.  This week featured a nice mix of intermediate to advanced trail,  and it almost seemed like we had…

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Added by Peter Sutton on June 8, 2011 at 8:46am — 1 Comment

Ride for Heart - BCC Riders in the Police Escort Group

Sorry, folks - no pictures.  This ride was WAY too fast for that, even for me.

 

Peter Skalenda and I arrived at the CNE at 5:30, just seconds before they opened the gate for the 75 km riders.  This let us get to the very front of the group. 

 

For those of you who didn't know, every year the lead 75 km group gets a police escort - it's not needed on the initial loop, but the police will clear the way for the second loop so that the lead group doesn't get held up…

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Added by Peter Sutton on June 5, 2011 at 11:00am — 3 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

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 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.

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.

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.

Events

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