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How Did You Hear About the BCC? Who referred you?
Dan. Met him on the bus coming back from Tour de Creemore. Cracked me up the whole way home.
Reasons for Joining the BCC...
Really nice folks.
What's your Bike(s)?
'11 Marinoni Fango
'09 Wilier Izoard
80s Colnago Mexico
60s bright green Supercycle 1spd w/ coaster brakes
70s olive green Raleigh Superbe 3spd
2001 Cervélo Prodigy white w/ black (RIP) - some jerk has her now, but the Rapidograph'll always be mine
What Style of Riding Do You Love?
Road, Cross
2019 Season Goals
Not get dropped so much.

Paul van Dongen's Blog

On Hand Signals…

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 3:34pm 5 Comments

I was going to put this in the forum, but thought it might see more traffic here…

I recently read this article by the Globe and Mail's Peter Cheney discussing the confusion over hand signals by those of us on two wheels. I am a strong proponent of his proposal. Discuss?

Glorious Zoo Loop and a Suggestion

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 9:00pm 3 Comments

Wow. What a lovely ride today. Sure, it was a bit brisk first thing in the morning, and I am getting over a bad sinus cold, but lots of sunshine along with great company got me through to the coffee prize at the end. Thanks to Simon, Jon, John, Phallon, Brad, Scott, Marc, Jeff, Brad (there were 13 of us, but names are escaping me).

Our group rode very well together and…


Splendid Zoo Loop Thirteen

Posted on June 21, 2014 at 12:00pm 6 Comments

Rolling along Lawrence

Thirteen of us decided to stick to an early Zoo Loop today. Despite our differing degrees of experience (Joe wanted an easy spin before winging off to France; Suzanne a very welcome and capable new BCCer) we stuck together like glue.

Thanks to Suzanne, Alexx, Melani, Heather, Brooke, Kara, Lynne Tatiana, Matt, Jeff, Mike, Joe for helping to start my first day of summer off perfectly. We…


O-Cup #4 - Lake of Bays - Results and Post Race Synopsis

Posted on May 12, 2013 at 7:30pm 12 Comments

(Photo Courtesy of Jason Shuker)

Hope I'm not stealing anyone's thunder, although there seems to be much rumbling today. I was just thinking about today's Lake of Bays Road Race, wondering how the troops faired. The BCC kicked some serious butt today, and Paul M won his particular race!

Congrats to everyone for going all the way up there to race in what…


Back to London in the new year, anyone?

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 11:07am 4 Comments

I just came across this little video in which some folks travelled all the way from Ottawa to the Forest City Velodrome. Made me want to get a group together to head down once again, say, in the new year.

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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.


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