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New Start Times for ALL Tuesday and Thursday Evening rides - 5 pm Sharp!

Rides have returned.
Prior to attending a club ride, Members are required to read, agree and submit the
Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to COVID-19

Our Member's safety is very important to us. We realize this situation is evolving, we have reached out to Durham region’s health department for recommendations how to proceed with group cycling.
See the following public health recommendations for OCC created my our member, Toni Moran, Senior Public Health Inspector, Durham Regional Health Department.

1) Stay at home and do not ride or attend club events if you feel unwell even if symptoms seem mild - symptoms related to COVID19 can be:

  • headache / runny nose
  • fever
  • cough
  • difficulty breathing
  • pneumonia in both lungs
  • chest pain or pressure

2) Avoid all physical contact before during and after rides and maintain a 2 metre distance from other riders - no handshakes or hugs

3) Practice good respiratory etiquette and cough or sneeze into your elbow well away from other riders

4) Refrain from spitting and/or blowing your nose while riding if possible. If you must clear your nose or throat fall well back behind all other riders to do so. Wash your hands or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer as soon as possible after.

5) Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

6) Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 15 seconds after riding, before eating, and after using the bathroom. If there is no hand wash basin available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing 70% alcohol and use enough to allow hands to remain wet for 15 seconds. Consider carrying a small container of hand sanitizer in your jersey pocket or bike bag on all rides.

7) Launder riding gloves between each ride along with jerseys, shorts, riding sleeves, skull caps, etc.

8) Wash, rinse and sanitize water bottles after each ride - sanitize using a mild bleach solution containing 1/2 teaspoon regular household bleach in 1 litre of water

9) Spray handlebars between rides with a disinfectant spray - e.g. lysol

Note, there will be no Ride Leader for any rides except the Saturday morning theme rides. Riders are expected to figure out routes amongst themselves. All groups are of course limited to a maximum of ten riders, with NO exceptions. If more than ten riders show up, it is imperative that riders meet in separate areas of the parking lot and figure out groups of ten or less. At all times, social distancing restrictions requiring two metres separation must be adhered to

Weekly Ride Schedule

Monday Ride

Monday Morning
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

East Ride Courtice

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.

NEW Start Time5 pm sharp

West Ride Brooklin

Tuesday night B level ride out of Winchester PS in Brooklin

NEW Start Time 5 pm sharp

Wednesday Rides

Wednesday Morning
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

Thursday Night Rides

East Ride St Stephens 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..

Start Time 5 pm sharp

West Ride Brooklin

Thursday night B ride out of Winchester PS in Brooklin

Start Time 5 pm sharp

Friday Rides

Friday Morning
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 Thursday before the ride date only.

Sunday Rides

Brookling 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
July and August 9am

September thru Thanksgiving 10am

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: 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

Thinking of joining but not sure?

Why not give us a test ride? Join us for one of our scheduled rides. All that is required is to electronically sumbit our One Ride Waiver

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.

Time Trials

Date: : Select Wednesday Nights
Time: 6 pm but riders can arrive up to 7 pm
Location: Energy Drive and Osborne Rd Courtice
Time Trials Dates:
May 6th
June 10th
July 8th
August 5th
September 9th

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

Remote / Weekend Getaways

Remote and Weekend Getaways are currently ON HOLD

Liliac Ride

Date: May 20th
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 17th
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.

Visit the Duck Ride

Date: : June 21th
Time: 10am
Location:E.T Seton Park

Need to know: E T Seton Park near Leslie and Eglinton, south of the 401. Lots of parking there. We will meet in the parking lot section south of Eglinton. Enter off Leslie and follow the road under Eglinton bridge.

Butter Tart Ride

Date: July 5th
Time:
Location:
Need to know:

Orilla Weekend

Date: July 24-26th

Time: Location: Need to know: more information

Lake Simcoe Shoreline

Date: : August 16th
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

Richard's Saturday Morning Rides

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

Rider Profiles

Thomas Pevalin

Rider Profile:
Thomas Pevalin is a young man with a passion for cycling! In 2011 at the age of eleven he joined his mother for the Becel Heart and Stroke Ride down the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto and the excitement of riding with over 12,000 riders changed his life! As he says, he rode the ride with his mother, until he dropped her! In 2012, just twelve years old, he convinced his mother Caroline to have them join the Oshawa Cycling Club. 2012 was also the year the OCC brought back Time Trials to the club, and after turning thirteen that July, he participated in his first club Time Trial. He would win the club Time Trial award in 2016 at the age of seventeen before taking his cycling to a whole new level. He has gone on to cycle and race in a number of countries throughout the world including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands and even Australia. He won his first bike race in 2016 at the Ossington Crit, was the 2017 Ontario overall series junior crit champion and won the da vila Italia that sane year. Last summer he spent a couple months racing primarily in Belgium. We are proud to have Thomas in our cycling club and to have watched him mature from a young boy to mature adult and valued member of our club. Thomas wants it known that he wishes to thank everyone in the club for their support since he joined the club and it’s played an important role in his development as a cyclist. Thomas has been recruited to ride for Hamilton United for 2020.

Thomas thru the years

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Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955), physicist who developed the general theory of relativity
It never gets easier, you just go faster Greg LeMond, former pro rider, three times the Tour de France champion and twice Road Race world champion
A bicycle ride around the world begins with a single pedal stroke Scott Stoll, a Community Professor who travelled around the world on his bicycle
Cyclers see considerably more of this beautiful world than any other class of citizens. A good bicycle, well applied, will cure most ills this flesh is heir to Dr. K. K. Doty
Like dogs, bicycles are social catalysts that attract a superior category of people. Chip Brown, writer
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. Rob Siltanen

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