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Due to the province’s announcement, starting April 3rd all official club rides will be suspended for at least the next 4 weeks.

Weekly Ride Schedule

Below is our Tentative Ride Calendar for 2021. Rides / Events may need to be postponed, modified or even cancelled due COVID-19 restrictions. Changes will be posted here and on our Members Only FaceBook Group.

Monday Ride

Monday Morning
Weekday Rides start TBA

Courtice Community Centre

B / B+ level ride. Routes vary but roundtrip distances typically range from 60-80km. Each ride features a coffee stop at such destinations as Tim Hortons and White Feather Farms so remember to bring money. Start times vary with season so check this calendar.

April 10am start
May & June 9am start
July & August 8am start
September 9am start
October 10am start

Tuesday Night Rides

Tuesday Night Rides start TBA

East Ride

Courtice Community Centre

OCC's Signature Club Ride! It 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 are no coffee stops on this ride.

Start Time 6 pm sharp
Time adjusts in Mid september to 5:30pm.

West Ride

Winchester PS, Brooklin

Tuesday night B level ride out of Winchester PS in Brooklin

Start Time 6 pm sharp

Wednesday Rides

Wednesday Morning
Weekday Rides start TBA

Courtice Community Centre

B / B+ level ride. Routes vary but roundtrip distances typically range from 60-80km. Each ride features a coffee stop at such destinations as Tim Hortons and White Feather Farms so remember to bring money.
April 10am start
May & June 9am start
July & August 8am start
September 9am start
October 10am start

Wednesday Evening Training Ride
Starting Early May.

Location to be determined

Experienced club members will offer assorted training rides dealing with things like riding in a group, drafting, pace lines, hill climbing, etc. On occasion instruction will be offered on areas like light bike maintenance and changing a tube.

Watch here and on the club Facebook page for more details and dates.

Start Time 6 pm sharp

Thursday Night Rides

Thursday Night Rides start TBA

East Ride

St. Stephen High School. Bowmanville

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..

Start Time 6 pm sharp
Time adjusts in Mid september to 5:30pm.

West Ride

Winchester PS, Brooklin

Thursday night B ride out of Winchester PS in Brooklin

Start Time 6 pm sharp

Friday Rides

Friday Morning
Weekday Rides start TBA

Courtice Community Centre

B / B+ level ride. Routes vary but roundtrip distances typically range from 60-80km. Each ride features a coffee stop at such destinations as Tim Hortons and White Feather Farms so remember to bring money. Start times vary with season so check this calendar.

April 10am start
May & June 9am start
July & August 8am start
September 9am start
October 10am start

Richard Saturday Rides

Richard's Saturday Theme rides, including times and locations will be posted on our FaceBook page the Monday before the ride date.

See further down the page for a sample of the rides that Richard offers on Saturday mornings

Sunday Rides

Sunday Morning Rides start TBA

Brooklin Morning Ride

Winchester PS. Brooklin

This ride has both C and B level rides with varied routes that incorporate a rest stop at the midway point.

**Start Times **
April to June 10 am
July and August 9 am
September 10 am

Thinking of joining but not sure?

Why not give us a test ride? Join us for two of our scheduled rides. All that is required is to electronically summit our Two Ride Waiver

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Remote / Weekend Getaways

Liliac Ride

Date: May 26th
Time: 10am
Location: Bloomfield Bicycle Company, Bloomfield Ont.

Need to know: Our Annual Lilac Ride around Prince Edward County. The ride begins at the Bloomfield Bicycle Company. All levels are welcome distances range from 55 to 100 km. With many different cut off points.

Peterborough Liliac Ride

Date: May 30th
Time:10am
Location: Beavermead Park 2011 Ashburnham Dr. Peterborough ON K9L 1P8

Need to know:
B Level
Rail trail from Beavermead Park in Peterborough to Lakefield, then country roads to Young's Point and return. 70 kilometres
C Level, Peterborough to Lakefield, 40 kilometres. There will be an optional lunch stop in Lakefield on return.

Butter Tart Ride

Date: TBA
Time:
Location:
Need to know:

Orilla Weekend

Date: TBA

Time: Location: Need to know:

Lake Simcoe Shoreline

Date: :TBA
Time: 10am
Location: Pefferlaw Sports Complex

Need to know: Relatively flat with some low grade climbs, but can be strong headwind,
B Level =100km
C Level =60km

Special Events / Rides

Spring Workshop

Date: Postponed

Time:

Location:

Need to know: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the spring workshop is postponed or possibly cancelled.

Adopt Road

Date: : Select Dates
The club has adopted part of Nash Rd in Courtice. On select days we host a cleaning event where we gather for a short ride and then clean debris and garbage alone Nash Rd. Dates will be posted on our FaceBook Page.

Canada Day Ride/BBQ

Date: July 1st

Time: Various start times, check our FaceBook page for more info

Location: Orono Park, 61 Princess St. Orono

Need to know: more information

Pizza Nights

Date: Select Tuesdays
Time: Immediately following the Ride

Location: Courtice Community Centre

**Need to know: ** Pizza nights will be announced on our FaceBook group

Richard's Saturday Morning Rides

Cobourg to Wicklock Beach

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North Oshawa Ride

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Graffiti Ride

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Graffiti Ride

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Clarington Hamlets Ride

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Below is a sample of the types of rides, Richard will be offering with his Saturday Morning Theme Rides.
Dates and times will be posted on our Members Only FaceBook page the Monday prior to the ride.

Explore the Waterfront

Location: Lakeview Park, Oshawa

Level: C

Need to know: This ride will see us exploring the wonderful Waterfront Trail from Oshawa to Ajax. Meet at Lakeview Park Oshawa in the parking lot immediately west of the Jubilee Pavilion . We will ride the trail to Ajax with a coffee stop at Timmy’s there. On the return we will ride some of the new section of trail along Bayly/Victoria. The full route will be about 45 km, over 95% on paved trails, 5% on side roads, and is suitable for C Riders. Those who wish to do a shorter distance can turn around earlier on the trail. .

Arts & Culture Ride

Location: Iroquois Park Whitby

Level: C

Need to know: Park close to the Whitby Art Gallery but not in their parking lot. It will be a 40 km ride visiting several locations with interesting art displays including the Oshawa Art Gallery and Parkwood Estates, where we will take a short lunch break - food and drink available for purchase at their tea house and gift shop. The ride will be well over 80 per cent on paved bike trails and suitable for C riders.

Port Hope/Cobourg Town Ride

Location: Port Hope Town Hall, 56 Queen St

Level: C+

Need to know: The ride starts at Port Hope Town Hall, 56 Queen Street downtown Port Hope (take 401 exit at Highway 28/Ontario Street and go south). Note there is a farmers market going on behind the Town Hall, but there will be free parking available there or on the street out front. The ride will be about 45 km, with a few small hills on the way back, but still suitable for C+ plus riders. We will stop for lunch at the downtown Cobourg Farmer’s Market and pay a visit to the very unique Primitive Design location on our way back to Port Hope

Ajax Trail Ride

Location: Ajax Sportsplex 2001 Audrey Rd Ajax

Level: C

**Need to know: ** The ride will take us through some of the extensive network of trails that cover the bike friendly town of Ajax. We will meet at the Ajax Sportsplex, 2001 Audrey Road North in Ajax at 9:00 am. There will be a short Timmy’s stop halfway through the ride. The ride will be just over 40 km, over 80 per cent on paved trails with the rest on the road, and will include a visit with Monty the British Royal Guardsman. The ride is suitable for C riders

History of Oshawa

Location: Lakeview Park, Oshawa

Level: C

Need to know: Join us as we explore the trails of Oshawa and learn about the history of this once giant automotive city. Meet 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.

Guild Inn / Highland Creek Ride

Location: Pickering West Shore Community Centre 1015 Bayley Street West.

Level: C

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 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

Whitby Trails and Castles

Location: Russett Park

Level: C

Need to know: Starting at Russett Park in North Oshawa, we will ride trails and multi use pathways as we ride around the town of Whitby, visiting the Wounded Warriors Park by the old Cullen Gardens and see two castles. We will take a lunch stop at the Portuguese Bakery. Route is 85 per cent on paved trails.

Clarington Hamlets

Location: Hobbs Public School

Level: C+

Need to know: Starting at Hobbs Public School at Taunton and Green Roads in Hampton we will ride north and east through the small hamlets of Enniskillen, Hayden, Tyrone and Orono seeing the interesting sights along the way including the replica airplanes, McLaughlin Carriage display and Tyrone Mills, with a stop at the “secret garden.” We will take a rest stop in Orono before we head back to Hampton. Route is around 45 km long, all in country roads, with some hills.

Cobourg to Wicklow Beach

Location: Donegan Park, D’Arcy St, Cobourg

Level: C+

Need to know:We’ll ride east through Grafton with lunch stop in Colborne and stop Optional short ride through downtown Cobourg and waterfront afterwards. Or come early and check out the Farmer’s Market before the ride. Ride is about 50 to 55 km, almost entirely on roads, either with paved shoulders or quiet side roads.

Newcastle to Port Hope

Location: Samuel Wilmot Nature Park, Toronto St, Newcastle

Level: C+

Need to know: A traditional club ride on Lakeshore Road from the Pirt of Newcastle area to the historic town of Port Hope when we will take a lunch break at the town hall. Route is about 60 kilometres in length almost entirely on quiet roads.

North Oshawa Ride

Location: Delpark Homes Centre

Level: C

Need to know: A new ride as we explore the booming north end of the city. Starting at the Delpark Homes Centre (the former Legends Centre), we will ride through some of the newer developments in the city and through the Durham College/Ontario Tech campus, but also by Windfield Farms and the burial spot of Northern Dancer, one of Oshawa’s most famous ride. One of our beginner rides, it will be around 40 kilometres at an easy pace on all roads

The Graffiti Ride

Location: Wilket Creek Park, Parking Lot # 2

Level: C+

Need to know: This ride takes us down the Don Valley Trail in Toronto and out to the Leslie Spit where you can catch a fantastic view of the Toronto skyline. We will view some of the art structures and colourful graffiti along the trail and make a lunch stop at the Evergreen Brick Works. The route is almost entirely on busy bike trails and about 55 kilometres in length.

Ride Levels

Check out our ride levels. To ensure that everyone enjoys their rides, please pick the appropriate group ride for your ability.

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Category A+

Average Speed: 30+ kph
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Category A

Average Speed: 28 - 30 kph
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Category B+

Average Speed: 26 - 27 kph
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Category B

Average Speed: 23 - 25 kph
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Category C+

Average Speed: 21 - 22 kph
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Category C

Average Speed: 18 - 20 kph

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Last Updated March 6 2021, 9:00 am