Not sure if group rides are for you? Come try out a group ride with the BCC! At our “try a ride” nights, new riders can experience a group ride before joining the club.
Location: Rotary Centennial Waterworks Park (390 Grand River Ave.)
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Novice rides are an ideal starting place for beginner riders who are new to road cycling and are interested in learning the skill of group riding. Novice riders will be coached progressively. First, basic cycling skills such as gearing, clipping in and out, hand signals and communication will be introduced. Then, the focus will shift to group riding skills such as drafting, as well as riding and rotating in formation. We utilize a paved rail trail and gradually make our way onto the quieter country roads to practice road riding skills.
Distance: 25 to 35km (mix of paved rail trail and road)
Pace: 23 to 27km per hour
Casual Road Rides are ideal for laid-back road cyclists who want to get out for an enjoyable spin at a comfortable pace and catch up with friends. It’s more about recreation than pace, speed, or formation riding. During these rides, cyclists will stick together in small groups and utilize safe cycling practices. This ride differs from our Novice Road Ride because there will not be as much emphasis on learning formation or pace line riding skills. As with all of our road rides, you are expected to know and abide by safe riding etiquette and rules of the road.
Distance: 25km to 35km (mix of paved rail trail and road)
Pace: 24km to 26km per hour
Anyone wishing to participate in these rides will be required to sign a waiver and tracking form provided at the beginning of the rides. Try Out Rides are allowed once per person per season. Individuals must purchase full insurance and membership in order to participate in any future rides. Prior to attending a Try Out Ride we ask all new riders to please review the Brant Cycling Club’s Group Ride Guidelines.