August 2020 Important Update
The difficult decision has been made to cancel the 2020 BCC cycling season. The board met, via Zoom, on July 30th. They reviewed the direction presented by the OCA, by the regional health department, and ad hoc discussions that had taken place with some members, to come up with this decision. OCA would not officially say that we would be covered by the insurance and efforts to get a written document from the regional health department was proving difficult and was taking too much time. OCA wanted this from us, to present to their lawyers and insurance, to see if we could get the green light. With the season more than half over, the decision was made.
OCA and Club membership refund OCA has created a form for members that had signed up for the 2020 season, to be reimbursed a portion of their fees. Some monies are being retained by OCA to help with their admin costs that they incurred, keeping staff and facility running throughout the mandatory lock-down. Use the hyper link to get you to the form, should you choose to ask OCA for a reimbursement. Information is also available on the OCA site, should you want to see more details.
This year 35 members signed up, officially with the club. We are working with CCN to create a special 2021 registration for these members, so they only have to pay OCA fees for next year. CCN will be given a list of the 35 members, and will monitor the request for pre-paid membership.
We are considering adding a page to our site that lists members that can offer cycling related services to both our members and to the community at large. We recognize that many of our members run small businesses, and with pandemic shutdowns, revenue streams all but dried up. We are hoping that this word of mouth type of advertising, by making other members in the club aware of the talents that the club membership contains, can help our entrepreneur members.
Zwift Rides We are looking into for the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons, to create a Zwift group(s) so that members can participate in TT’s, group rides and races. We hope to have more information regarding this in the weeks to come.
The board thanks you for your patience and understanding, during this difficult time. We hope that all of you, your families and friends have been able to stay safe and healthy, and will continue to, so we can get this pandemic behind us, and we move forward with our new normal.
Your 2020 board
Kit sizing and Social Night: Tuesday, March 24
Join us for our 2020 Barrie Cycling Club Kit sizing and Social Night.
Sean from Jakroo will be there with a sizing kit to make sure you get the fit you want.
Tuesday, March 24, 6pm to 9pm at:
Pie Wood Fired Pizza Joint, 11 Victoria Street, Barrie, ON
2020 Registration is Now Open,
Don't Delay, Join Today! Click HERE
Annual Pancake Ride
The first Sunday when the temperature will reach 10 Celsius. Specific information regarding the ride will be emailed to current members and posted on the BCC Facebook page prior to the ride date.
2020 Bridge Closures
Oro-Medonte Line 5 and 9 bridges over Hwy 11 will be closed from March 16 to November 20. Crossing of the bridges will be prohibited, granted to local traffic only. Overpass bridges at Oro line 3, 7 and 11 are fully open and can be used as alternates.