OCC WEEKLY GROUP RIDES

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  • Monday (1)[+]
    Monday Morning Ride
    On Monday mornings, the club runs a B / B+ level ride out of Courtice Community Centre. Routes vary but roundtrip distances typically range from 60-80km. Each ride features a coffee stop at such destinations as the Orono Bakery, Tim Horton’s and White Feather Farms so remember to bring money. Start times vary with season so check this calendar.

    April 10am start
    May, June, 9 am start
    July, August 8 am start
    September 9 am start
    October 10 am start
    • Ride Level: B & B+ levels
    • Start Location: Courtice Community Centre
    • Start Time: Please check description for start times
    • Routes: Progressing difficulty as the season progresses. Typically 60-80 km with Coffee stop
  • Tuesday (2)[+]
    Tuesday Night East Rides
    OCC's Signature Club Ride! The Tuesday Night Rides has something for every cyclists of all abilities. Riders break themselves up into smaller groups and head out with designated ride leaders at a pre-established ride level or pace. There will be a ride for every fitness and experience level. Please bring a bicycle light. Start times vary by season so check this calendar. There are no coffee stops on this ride but a tailgate pizza party is held after the evening rides 1 X monthly throughout the summer months.

    Start Time: 6 pm
    After Sept 11th start time switches to 5:30 pm
    • Ride Level: All Levels including Beginner
    • Start Location: Courtice Community Centre
    • Start Time: 6:00 pm (
    • Routes: Distances and routes vary greatly and are influenced by the amount of daylight we have
    Tuesday Night West Ride
    Tuesday night B ride out of Winchester PS in Brooklin. Starts at 6:15pm
    • Ride Level: B level
    • Start Location: Winchester PS Brooklin
    • Start Time: 6:15pm
    • Routes: Distances and routes vary greatly
  • Wednesday (1)[+]
    Wednesday Morning Ride
    On Wednesday mornings, the club runs a B / B+ level ride out of Courtice Community Centre. Routes vary but roundtrip distances typically range from 60-80km. Each ride features a coffee stop at such destinations as the Orono Bakery, Tim Horton’s and White Feather Farms so remember to bring money. Start times vary with season so check this calendar.

    April 10am start
    May, June, 9 am start
    July, August 8 am start
    September 9 am start
    October 10 am start
    • Ride Level: B & B+ levels
    • Start Location: Courtice Community Centre
    • Start Time: Please check description for start times
    • Routes: Progressing difficulty as the season progresses. Typically 60-80 km with Coffee stop
  • Thursday (2)[+]
    OCC WEST: Brooklin Ride
    A later start for those commuting. Starting at 6:15
    • Ride Level: B
    • Start Location: Winchester Public School, 70 Watford Street, Brooklin
    • Start Time: 6:15 pm
    • Routes: Progressing difficulty as the season progresses.
    Thursday Night Rides (St. Stephen's High School)
    Riders break themselves up into smaller groups and head out with designated ride leaders at a pre-established ride level or pace. Please bring a bicycle light. There are no coffee stops on this ride.
    • Ride Level: B & C
    • Start Location: St. Stephen's High School
    • Start Time: 6:00 pm
    • Routes: Distances and routes vary greatly and are influenced by the amount of daylight we have
  • Friday (2)[+]

    2 Different Ride Options

    Friday Morning Ride
    On Friday mornings, the club runs the B / B+ level ride out of Courtice Community Centre. Routes vary but roundtrip distances typically range from 60-80km. Each ride features a coffee stop at such destinations as the Orono Bakery, Tim Horton’s and White Feather Farms so remember to bring money. Start times vary with season so check this calendar.


    April 10am start
    May, June, 9 am start
    July, August 8 am start
    September 9 am start
    October 10 am start
    • Ride Level: B & B+ level
    • Start Location: Courtice Community Centre
    • Start Time: Please check description for start times
    • Routes: Progressing difficulty as the season progresses. Typically 60-80 km with Coffee stop
    OCC WEST: Friday Ride and Wine
    There is a social component after the ride when we gather at a local restaurant on the last Friday of each month for refreshments; all other Fridays are hosted by members. Please provide your own beverages and be prepared to contribute towards pizza or perhaps some other healthier restorative.
    • Ride Level: All levels
    • Start Location: Winchester Public School, 70 Watford Street, Brooklin
    • Start Time: 6:00 pm (weather permitting)
    • Routes: Various ranging from 20km to 43 kms. Route previews & TCX files available to the right
  • Saturday [+]
    Richard Saturday Morning Rides
    • Ride Level: C level
    • Start Location: Various Start Locations
    • Start Time: 10am


    *Please note that these rides are not scheduled every week but only on select Saturday throughout the season. These rides each have a special theme.

    April 27 Explore the Waterfront
    May 4 Ajax Trails
    May 11 Port Hope / Cobourg
    May 18 History of Oshawa
    June 1 Don Valley Graffiti Ride
    Jun 29 Arts and Culture Ride
    July 13 Guild Inn Ride
    August 17 Clarington Rural Ramble
    August 31 Whitby Town Tour (NEW)

    For more details, please see the section titled: Richard's Saturday Morning Theme Rides
  • Sunday (1)[+]
    Brooklin: Sunday Morning Ride
    This ride has both C and B level rides with varied routes that incorporate a rest stop at the midway point.
    • Ride Level: C & B Level
    • Start Location: Winchester Public School, 70 Watford Street, Brooklin
    • Start Time: 10am, 9 am July & August, 10 am September (weather permitting)
    • Routes: Progressing difficulty as the season progresses.
All of our rides are categorized, so members know what to expect and can make appropriate decisions on which rides and groups to join. Remember average speed refers to the overall average speed of the ride and not just the downhill with a tailwind. Please choose your ride accordingly. If in doubt you can also speak to the ride leader prior to the start of the ride.
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Category A+

Average Speed: 30+ kph
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Category A

Average Speed: 27 - 30 kph
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Category B+

Average Speed: 25 - 26 kph
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Category B

Average Speed: 23 - 24 kph
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Category C

Average Speed: 19 - 22 kph

Richard's Saturday Morning Theme Rides

History Ride

May 18th
  • Ride Level: C
  • Time: 9am
  • Location: Lakeview Park, Oshawa, ON
  • Need to Know: Join us as we explore the trails of Oshawa and learn about the history of this once giant automotive city. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot on the west side of the Jubilee Pavilion in Lakeview Park. The ride will be approximately 45 km, 75 per cent on paved bike trails and is suitable for C Riders. We will take a lunch break at Panera Bread at the Costco Plaza - other eateries located there too.

Graffiti Ride

June 1st
  • Ride Level: C
  • Time: 9am
  • Location: Bond Park 120 Bonds Ave. North York
  • Need to Know: Meet at Bond Park, 120 Bond Avenue, North York (Toronto), just south of the 401 off Leslie Road.
    We will ride the Leaside Rail Spur and Don Valley Trails as we ride into downtown Toronto observing some of the interesting art and landmarks along the way. The ride will be about 45 km, almost exclusively on paved bike trails and is suitable for C rider. We will take a lunch break at Evergreen Brick Works.

Art and Culture

June 29th
  • Ride Level: C
  • Time: 10am
  • Location: Iroquois Park Sports Centre, 500 Victoria St W,
  • Need to Know: A leisurely ride pass the cultural highlights of Oshawa and Whitby as we stop at local art galleries, Parkwood gardens and some of the interesting art displays around. Meet at 9 am at Iroquois Park in Whitby, south east parking by the Whitby Art Gallery (but not in the gallery lot). The ride will be about 40 km, about 80 per cent on paved bike trails and is suitable for C riders. Our lunch break will be at the tea garden at Parkwood.
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Guild Inn

July 13th
  • Ride Level: C
  • Time: 10am
  • Location: Pickering West Shore Community Centre 1015 Bayley Street West.
  • Need to Know: A beautiful ride along the Waterfront Trail over the Rouge River as we ride to the connecting Highland Creek Trail. Meet at 9 am at the West Shore Community Centre, 1015 Bayly Street Pickering (west of Liverpool Road). The ride will will a stop at the sculpture gardens at the Guildwood Inn and will be about 40 km in length, over 75 per cent on paved bike trails, and is suitable for C riders. Our lunch break will be at Guildwood Plaza which has a Timmy’s and Subway
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TUESDAY PIZZA NIGHTS

  • Dates: Select Tuesdays in June, July & August
  • Time: Immediately following the Tuesday Night Ride
  • Start Location: Courtice Community Centre
  • Need to Know: Pizza nights will be announced on our Facebook Page 1 week in advance this year.
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Thinking about joining but not sure?

Why not give us a test ride. Join us on one of our scheduled rides. All that is required is to electronically submit our one time ride waiver

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Special Events / Rides

Time Trials

  • Date: Select Wednesday Nights
  • Start Time: 6 pm but riders can arrive up to 7 pm
  • Location: Energy Drive and Osborne Rd. Courtice
  • Need to Know:
    Dates:
    May 8th
    June 3th *note the change of date to Monday June 3rd
    July 3rd
    August 7th
    September 4th

Canada Day Ride and BBQ

  • Date: July 1st
  • Time: Various Start times, check RSVP for more info
  • Location: Orono Park, 61 Princess St Orono
  • Need to Know: The Oshawa Cycling Club Canada Day Ride and Picnic is one of the highlights of the year for our club members. Tradition dictated that we would ride 1 kilometre on honour of every year since Canada’s birth. More Info.
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Lake Simcoe Ride

  • Date: July 14th
  • Start Time: 10am
  • Start Location: Pefferlaw Sports Complex
  • Need to Know: Relatively flat with some low grade climbs, but can be strong headwind, 100km B ride & 60km C ride
    Start at Pefferlaw Sports Complex
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Magnetawan Multi Day Cycling Tour

  • Date: August 9 - 11
  • Start Time: TBD
  • Location: Magnetawan Ontario
  • Need to Know: More information and signup can be found here

Corn Roast and BBQ, Suzanne and Al's

  • Date: Aug 25
  • Start Time: TBD
  • Location: To be announced
  • Need to Know: More Details to follow
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Who offer a discount to OCC Members

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