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Thursday Hillicious Ride #5 - How about that wind?

Finally, a nice, sunny Thursday evening for some leg-bursting hill repeats. 

 

A brisk headwind made the climbs on Brimley a little tougher than normal, and the final sprint on Kingston Road was tough, tough, tough - I figured I was gonna get dropped when the tri-guys (qb, Patryk, and James) made the most of their aero advantage (superior power had NOTHING to do with it, right guys?), but my sacrifices to the traffic light gods have been paying…

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Added by Peter Sutton on June 2, 2011 at 9:32pm — 4 Comments

Thursday Hillicious Ride #4

A little rain to start the evening, but a pleasant little ride followed by some nasty hills and a few interval sprints.

 

Here are the pictures:

 

 

Thanks to Evan, Mohammed, and Jim for braving the elements with me.  Laurie brought the old green machine out for old times sake, but he tapped out with Dan before I got around to taking…

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Added by Peter Sutton on May 27, 2011 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Thursday Hillicious Ride

Well, the rain stayed away long enough for a small group of dedicated Thursday riders to gather at Birchmount and Kingston Road.  Welcome to Rick, who celebrated joining BCC with Brimley hill repeats! 

 

 

 

Not much in the way of photos this week - too busy riding!  Seems I also failed to get a photo of the idiot who rode up and down Brimley on his fixie.  (Rumour has it that this same guy rides the Don Trails on Monday nights with the same bike.)  Dan…

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Added by Peter Sutton on May 12, 2011 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

First 2011 Monday MTB Ride!

A beautiful night for a little play time in the dirt!  Welcome to Martin, and thanks to Jeff, Ryan and Alex for joining me. 

 

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Added by Peter Sutton on May 9, 2011 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

First 2011 Thursday Hillicious Ride!

 

Sorry for the delay in posting, but my camera card developed a fatal error - I was only able to salvage a small number of photos from yesterday's ride, and none of the video (which is too bad, as I had some impressive video from the descent down Brimely, as well as some video of the subsequent climb back up, along with plenty of cursing of the difficulty of riding one-handed while holding a camera).

 

At any rate, this week's blog gets to be PG. …

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Added by Peter Sutton on May 6, 2011 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Monday MTB Riding

It gets really dark, really fast these days, but we had another fabulous play date on the dirt! Thanks to Reg, Lisa, Thi, Darryl, and DRU for joining me!

I'm still shooting video with a hand-held digital camera, so the camera work is still quite jerky. If you're prone to motion sickness, you might want to take some Gravol before watching!…

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Added by Peter Sutton on September 21, 2010 at 10:08am — 4 Comments

More Marvellous Midnight MTB Mayhem (and alliteration)

A relatively large crowd tonight: Thanks to Brownen, Reg, Lisa, Jeff, Demetre, Gord, Thi, Dru, and Darryl for joining me on tonight's ride.

We had lots of fun with a quick Taylor Creek loop, then tackling the flats on the east side of the train tracks, climbing up to Loblaws and returning to the east side of the tracks via the southern portion of Crothers Wood. Then with the setting sun forcing some riders back home, Reg, Lisa, Gord, Demetre and I did some…

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Added by Peter Sutton on September 13, 2010 at 11:18pm — 11 Comments

Midnight Monday MTB Madness

Well, not actually "midnight", but it did get really, really dark!

Tim and I stayed out way past the street lights coming on (yup, I got in trouble for that, too!). We had a ton of fun, but for some reason the video of our night ride just makes it seem like we got stuck in a really bad Blair Witch Project remake...…

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Added by Peter Sutton on August 30, 2010 at 10:30pm — 7 Comments

Monday MTB

Thanks to Alex, Alexx, and Thi for joining me on another muggy Monday evening.…

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Added by Peter Sutton on July 27, 2010 at 10:31am — 3 Comments

Another Marvelous Monday MTB ride!

Pictures (and videos) are worth a thousand words, especially at this time of night.

Thanks to Jeff, Mel, Alexx, Alex, Reg, Jamie, and Bronwen for joining me on tonight's ride!…

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Added by Peter Sutton on July 19, 2010 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Muggy Monday MTB Ride!

Well, the predicted thundershowers never materialized, so Tim, Jeff, Alexx, Thi, Evan, and I took advantage to sneak in another Monday off-road ride. Our beginners Alexx and Thi have really stepped up their game, so we tackled some of the more difficult single track in the north Crothers Wood area - "Real mountain biking" as Thi would gleefully declare mid-ride!… Continue

Added by Peter Sutton on July 12, 2010 at 10:17pm — 2 Comments

Monday MTB ride

Jeff, Evan, Thi, and Jamie, along with newcomers Mary and Reg, joined me for a hot and humid Monday night MTB ride.

Unfortunately, we didn't run across any deer this week, but we did spot a few cats. Better luck next…

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Added by Peter Sutton on July 5, 2010 at 10:33pm — 3 Comments

More Monday MTB Madness

I think we had a record attendance night tonight - enough people to split into two groups!

Jeff seemed a wee bit tired from the his wet and windy weekend ride, and quickly voluntered to lead the skills session for Mel, Trish, Alexx and Bronwen.

That left me with the fast group of Tim, Jamie, Robert and Charlotte. Despite a small series of minor mechanicals, and one big one involving me…

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Added by Peter Sutton on June 7, 2010 at 10:26pm — 3 Comments

Monday Mountain Biking

This week's MTB ride was well attended by Monday Night regulars - Mel, Trish, Alexx, Charlotte, Jeff, Robert, and Gord - and three new faces: Stephen "Chain Breaker" Norman, Jamie "Rabbit" Gilgen, and Evan "Don't Follow my Line" Glazer.

A bit of a slow start, as Trish had to demonstrate how hard she could ride her brand new bike, and promptly knocked her saddle apart, while Stephen decided to live up to his nickname on the…

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Added by Peter Sutton on May 31, 2010 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Monday MTB Mayham!

Another exciting Monday night BCC ride in the Don Valley!


As the night ride was populated by our recent MTB converts - Alexx, Mel, and Trish - we decided to hold an impromptu skills session before hitting the trails.…
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Added by Peter Sutton on May 17, 2010 at 10:32pm — 6 Comments

Another Monday MTB Ride

A mix of old and new faces, plus a couple of returns from last week's Beginner Ride!


Here are some…
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Added by Peter Sutton on May 10, 2010 at 10:25pm — 3 Comments

MTB Beginner Ride a Success!

Despite an iffy weather forecast, the conditions for the first MTB beginner night were ideal.

Thanks to Jeff's excellent instruction, the mix of Monday night regulars and new riders quickly conquered the basics of MTB riding, and within an hour we were bombing down the Don River East bank trails!

Thanks to everyone for coming out - it was a blast and I hope to see you all next…

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Added by Peter Sutton on May 3, 2010 at 9:50pm — 3 Comments

Monday MTB ride

It had looked like this weeks ride would be cancelled because of rain, but the trails are still really dry and dusty. There's definitely an advantage to not being the last rider on these sorts of conditions!

Anyway, no pictures this week as I forgot my camera, and I forgot that my BlackBerry takes pictures (yes, I really can be that stupid sometimes).

Next week (weather permitting) - beginners night! Details will be posted soon on the group page:…

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Added by Peter Sutton on April 26, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Another Monday MTB Affair

Another cruise in the Don Trails, this time on the north trail system which I haven't been on for a while. Lots of really steep climbs (yay!) and descents which I didn't do so well on.

Next week, I promise to get that front brake fixed. It will either help with the descents, or I'll have to just 'fess up that I'm lousy going downhill.

Thanks everyone for coming out, See you next…

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Added by Peter Sutton on April 12, 2010 at 9:22pm — 2 Comments

First Monday Evening MTB ride

A small group - Jeff, Robert, Gord, and Peter - gathered for the first Monday evening BCC MTB ride. The weather was decidedly un-April like, and we had a nice time tackling the main Crothers' Wood trails between Pottery Road and Flemmington Park.

With Jeff's help, we've even scouted areas for beginners/skills sessions, as several people have indicated a desire for an "Introduction to MTB" session.

Hope to see more BCC'ers out for the next…

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Added by Peter Sutton on April 5, 2010 at 9:00pm — 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

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

BCC on Strava

Members

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