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Tour de Terra Cotta Report

TL;DR summary: First place in my age group, experienced new levels of pain and hurt.

For the third year in a row, I participated in the Tour de Terra Cotta.

Because I haven't trained as much this year (only one BCC Tuesday), I went in the short 26km race again.  It seems to get harder each year, but at least it's over after about 40 minutes. This…


Added by Marc Des Rosiers on August 3, 2016 at 11:19am — 6 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…


Added by Marc Des Rosiers on September 29, 2015 at 2:57pm — 10 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 riders from Kurzawinski and several from Morning Glory,…


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

Halton Epic Tour Ride Report

Last Sunday September 7 was a perfect early sunny fall day for the Halton Epic Tour.

BCC was well represented by Bob Knight, Chris Andrews, Neil Bacon, Jim Vandekas,  Joseph, Wayne, Dave Adams and me. (I may have missed one or two others.) We all did the Gran Fondo route of 140 km.  There are other distances available from 50 km to the 170 km Ultra Fondo.

Great event and well-organized, with police managing traffic on every busy corner. Well-stocked rest stops, clear directions…


Added by Marc Des Rosiers on September 9, 2014 at 11:17am — 6 Comments

Tour de Terra Cotta: Fantastic Event!

I am not the man to do lengthy posts and rarely comment on the site, but I thought I'd share my first  experience ever in a bike race. I quite enjoy reading race or ride reports, such as Christian Dognon conquering the Pyrénnées or Paul, Mouck or Jason sharing their race experiences. I'm always impressed at the level of detail of their recollection and now understand why.

What a wonderful event organized by a bunch of nice and welcoming people from the town of Terra Cotta in Caledon.…


Added by Marc Des Rosiers on August 5, 2014 at 4:03pm — 4 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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