Group Rides

Description of Barrie Cycling Club Group Rides

BCC hosts a variety of road rides for people of different riding abilities and fitness levels. 

 

“Average pace” is the average of the variety of different riding speeds that occur during each of the distance outlined.  This includes slowly going through town, stopping at stop signs, slowing at corners, as well as much higher paces along the flats and even higher speed going down hills.  It is better to first try a slower paced group level then gradually move up when you are confident you can keep pace with the next group.  Safety, as well as having fun on a bike, is the priority of the BCC. 

 

An adult (parent, guardian, sponsor) must be on the same group ride to supervise and be responsible for any youth under the age of 16.

 

Ride Cancellation Policy here

 

Tuesday Evening – Sunnidale Park start point. 

 

Group riding experience needed.  Please first go to the Wednesday evening “Learn to Group Ride” nights to get experience group riding, even if you are a strong bike rider.  

 

May – 6:00pm start until dusk;

May 24th -August  6:30pm start until dusk;

September 6:00pm start until dusk

Group A- average pace 34km/h+; 60-80km 

Group B- average pace 29-33km/h; 60-80km

Group C - average pace 26-31 km/h; 60-70 km

Group D- average pace 24-28km/h; 50-60 km

 

Tuesday Evening 100 km Ride - Meridian Place, Dunlop Street start point

 

Group riding experience needed.  Please first go to the Wednesday evening “Learn to Group Ride” nights to get experience group riding, even if you are a strong bike rider.  

 

June start – to be announced as this ride is daylight dependent

Average pace 28-31 km/h for 100 km

Wednesday Evening Learn to Group Ride - 1st Line Rail Trail Parking Lot starting point 
 

No group riding experience needed.  This is the place to learn how to ride in a group. A road bike, in good working condition, is recommended. 

 

6:30 pm start

 

Average pace 20- 24 km/h 

 

Starting off about 20-30 km and gradually building throughout the summer.

Thursday Morning “Sunrise Group Ride” - Johnson’s Beach Parking Lot starting point

 

Group riding experience needed.  Please first go to the Wednesday evening “Learn to Group Ride” nights to get experience group riding, even if you are a strong bike rider.  

 

6:00 am start

Yes you would need a parking pass for Barrie residents, and for non Barrie residents, either pay (you can use Hotspot app) or park at No Frills. 

Average pace 30-32 km/h; about 50 km depending on the amount of daylight.

We are typically back at Johnson’s Beach by 7:30-7:35. Average speed is 30-32ish - and that is a good solid effort considering it is uphill for the first half.

There are two ‘escape routes’ from Line 1:

  • Short: Old Barrie Road over to Line 2 

  • Mid: 31/32 Side road over to Line 2

With each escape route you would take the same route back into town - this would allow a ‘catch up’ by the main pack and possibly finish as a group.

Thursday Morning “Seasoned Social Ride” - Meridian Place, Dunlop Street starting point  

 

Group riding experience needed.  Please first go to the Wednesday evening “Learn to Group Ride” nights to get experience group riding, even if you are a strong bike rider.  

 

9:00 am start

 

Average pace 28 km/h; 50 -150 km; gradual build in distance over the season. 

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