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Which Road O-Cup’s should people do next year? (My rookie* season in review)

I wanted to do a quick summary of my first road season now, as it is clear that I won’t be able to attend either of the Kitchener crits or Bike the Bruce.  Too bad as I was really hoping I could swing both of the criteriums, but such is life.

My main goal of this write-up is to encourage anyone who’s considered racing in the past to seriously consider coming out to a race or two (or four, or five…) next year to give it a go, and which races you might want to consider to start off…


Added by James Eaton on June 30, 2017 at 11:41am — 4 Comments

KW Classic M3 Provincials: Not every report has a storybook ending

The short version is that our goal going in was to get Simon as close to the top step as possible, with Luke and I aiming for reasonable placings as secondary goals.  The end result was a 16th for Simon and DNF’s for both Luke and I.  A poor tally, and one that came at a high cost.

The route they used for KW Classic should have been a great one, both for our strengths as well as general enjoyment of riding.  It is a 12.5 km loop of rolling hills, with one moderately…


Added by James Eaton on June 5, 2017 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

O-Cup #4: Steve Bauer Classic - Race Reports + Photos + Video

The BCC colours were well represented on Saturday in Niagara, with Simon, Luke and I (James) racing in the M3 category.   Simon and I wrote up our viewpoints of the race and Luke located a video from one of the MGCC riders that does a great job of capturing us on camera.  At the end you'll find a selection of pictures we've picked up from the photographers there - with a bit of description of the situation.  Enjoy!…


Added by James Eaton on May 23, 2017 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Heading into the "off-season" - inside options

I have to use quotes for "off-season" because many of us will continue to ride outside for quite some time if this fall/winter turns out anything like last year.  However, we are dealing with less sunlight and the weather may not cooperate as much, making those outside rides tough to schedule and stick to.  But we still want to improve our power/skills and enjoy the camaraderie that we've built up over the spring and summer.  That's where the trainer comes in, and love it or hate it - many…


Added by James Eaton on October 14, 2016 at 8:48am — 5 Comments

Calabogie - BCC on the podium!

BCC was well represented yesterday in the Calabogie O-Cup, with four of us in Mens E4 (Chris, Alex, Gordon, myself), Ivana in Womans M3, and JoLo in Mens E3.  I can only comment on our race (and only from my viewpoint) so everyone else please chime in on your experiences.

The Calabogie race track…


Added by James Eaton on April 18, 2016 at 9:12am — 9 Comments

Panam Games Women's Road Race

I decided to take in the free viewing of the road race with my kids today at High Park and am very glad I did.  An excellent race (from our limited glimpses) with Canada taking the gold and overall controlling the race.  I've posted a few pictures here but don't want to take up all the bandwidth so the rest of them are  up on my Flickr if anyone is interested in a few of the sights.  

Public Flickr album:…


Added by James Eaton on July 25, 2015 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Triathlons - worth trying out

Hi Club,

Fair warning - I laid out the topic in the title - this involves something beyond just cycling :).   So although this is a cycling club, since there are so many people who chose to be active (and social!) I wanted to put this up while I'm still on the…


Added by James Eaton on June 7, 2015 at 9:30pm — 6 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 100-160km. Once a month, a destination ride will be posted.

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 35-45kph.


Hillicious Thursdays
Starts at 5:40am. This ride includes Brimley repeats, a Beaches hill loop, and/or other local hills.



Starts at 6:30pm. 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.

Other Rides:



Unofficial Non-Club Rides
Use this group page to organize informal rides outside of the regularly scheduled BCC rides. Keep in mind that these rides will not have BCC insurance coverage.


West TO

Allowing west end BCC members who want to ride from High Park to plan/post ride details.


Race Team

BCC Race Team
Please join if you will be racing in 2017 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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