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This week’s Club rides & races

Comments Off 15 September 2014

Hi Everyone,

Summer has passed us by, and the daylight hours are shrinking. After this week, there will only be two more weeks of group riding. We’ll be having a post-ride meal at Tara after the final rides. Keep your schedule’s open!

The weather is looking pretty dry this week, with the exception of tonight. Please stay tuned to our Twitter for latest ride updates each day.

Tonight’s Ladies ride from Johnson’s Beach is off. The Radar says it’s going to rain here very soon.

Tomorrow’s rides leaving from Sunnidale Park, and Memorial Square at 6:00 look like they will actually have dry roads for a change! These rides will be starting at 6pm on account of the shorter days September brings. Please make sure you check the Twitter in case of cancellations. As usual we will enjoy some socializing at Pie on the Lakeshore after the rides.

Wednesday’s Intro Group ride will be departing from Johnson’s Beach at 6:00pm. The weather so far looks like it will be relatively warm and dry. See you there.

Our Morning Glory rides on Thursday & Friday morning should be good to go. Please note that this will be the final week for our early riders group. Thanks for making it a great season everyone!

Thursday night is our Club Championships/Interclub TT. Please come out and race with us, as we want to make sure to keep the pesky Newmarket Eagles from re-taking the vaunted Interclub TT Trophy! First rider off at 6:15 this week to get us home before dark. Please arrive with time to get signed in.
If you are able to volunteer for our final TT, please sign up to help out here: TT Sign Up

Saturday Morning’s Main event has completed for the season. Thanks to everyone who came out, and made this ride the great success it was this summer. Looking forward to it for next season already!

The Sunday Touring ride leaves Memorial Square at 9am as per usual.

Club Clothing: We had several more orders this week, thank you! If you’ve been thinking about grabbing a Club jersey, or shorts please order ASAP so we can order cool weather gear! Click here to Order!

The Club have been awarded an Ontario Cup Cyclocross race on Sunday November 2! If you’re interested in helping out with this awesome event, please sign up here: Baseball Cross Sign-Up Form

Our standard reminder to make sure you’ve got a rear flasher if you’re joining any of our evening rides. Be visible especially on these lower light days!

cheers,
robb

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This week’s Club Rides!

Comments Off 08 September 2014

Hi Everyone,

The weather is looking pretty good this week! Please stay tuned to our Twitter for latest ride updates each day.

Tonight’s Ladies ride from Johnson’s Beach is on, though please note the start time has been shifted to 6pm.

Tomorrow’s rides leaving from Sunnidale Park, and Memorial Square at 6:00 look like they will enjoy dry roads and warm temps! As usual we will enjoy some socializing at Pie on the Lakeshore after the rides.

Wednesday’s Intro Group ride will be departing from Johnson’s Beach at 6:00pm. See you there.

Our Morning Glory rides on Thursday & Friday morning should be good to go, Friday could be dicey. Both rides depart from Johnson’s beach at a later start time of 6:30am. Please note that this will be the final week for these rides. There’s just not enough light these days.

Thursday night has no ride this week. Our Club Championships/Interclub TT will take place on Sept 18 and the first rider will be off at 6:15.
If you are able to volunteer for our final TT, please sign up to help out here: TT Sign Up

Saturday Morning’s Main event will be leaving St. Joan of Arc for 8am.

Sunday is Centurion Cycling Canada at Blue Mountain. I know many of you will be there, and I’m looking forward to seeing our colours flying up the hills!

The Sunday Touring ride leaves Memorial Square at 9am and has been averaging about 2.5-3hours recently.

Club Clothing: We had several more orders this week, thank you! If you’ve been thinking about grabbing a Club jersey, or shorts please order ASAP so we can order cool weather gear! Click here to Order!

The Club have been awarded an Ontario Cup Cyclocross race on Sunday November 2! If you’re interested in helping out with this awesome event, please sign up here: Baseball Cross Sign-Up Form

Our friends from Centurion Cycling are hosting an end-of-season Canadian Endurance Awards Gala as part of the Centurion Weekend at Blue Mountain. It would be great to have lots of BSCC members there to celebrate our season and successes.
Check out the finer details here: Canadian Endurance Awards Gala.

cheers,
robb

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Club rides & races this week

Comments Off 01 September 2014

Hi Everyone,

Summer has passed us by, and the daylight hours are shrinking. This week our rides start times are changing. Please take note!

The weather is looking largely unsettled this week, but at least it’s going to be warm? Please stay tuned to our Twitter for latest ride updates each day.

Tonight’s Ladies ride from Johnson’s Beach is on, though please note the start time has been shifted to 6pm.

Our MTB ride is on tonight, this time in the Copeland forest, leaving from the north side parking lot. This will be the final Club MTB ride of the season, make it a great one!

Tomorrow’s rides leaving from Sunnidale Park, and Memorial Square at 6:00 look like they may be rained out (again!). I can’t recall a season with more rainy Tuesdays in my life. These rides will be starting at 6pm on account of the shorter days September brings. Please make sure you check the Twitter in case of cancellations. As usual we will enjoy some socializing at Pie on the Lakeshore after the rides.

Wednesday’s Intro Group ride will be departing from Johnson’s Beach at 6:00pm. The weather so far looks like it will be warm and dry. See you there.

Our Morning Glory rides on Thursday & Friday morning should be good to go, Friday could be dicey. Both rides depart from Johnson’s beach at a later start time of 6:30am.

Thursday night is the final Club TT, and last chance to check out the course before our Club Championships/Interclub TT on Sept 18. First rider off at 6:45 this week to get us home before dark.
If you are able to volunteer for one of our final two TT’s, please sign up to help out here: TT Sign Up

Saturday Morning’s Main event will be leaving St. Joan of Arc for 8am.

Sunday is the final interclub road race of the season. The Oro-Long course. This year the race will run on the 5th and 14th lines, as the 4th line has been chewed to pieces by truck traffic. As always we dole out prizes to the top points earners after the race. Racing begins at 10am from the Oro Fairgrounds/Municipal Lot at the corner of 15/16 and the 7th line.

The Sunday Touring ride leaves Memorial Square at 9am and has been averaging about 2.5-3hours recently.

Club Clothing: We had several more orders this week, thank you! If you’ve been thinking about grabbing a Club jersey, or shorts please order ASAP so we can order cool weather gear! Click here to Order!

The Club have been awarded an Ontario Cup Cyclocross race on Sunday November 2! If you’re interested in helping out with this awesome event, please sign up here: Baseball Cross Sign-Up Form

Our friends from Centurion Cycling are hosting an end-of-season Canadian Endurance Awards Gala as part of the Centurion Weekend at Blue Mountain. It would be great to have lots of BSCC members there to celebrate our season and successes.
Check out the finer details here: Canadian Endurance Awards Gala.

Our standard reminder to make sure you’ve got a rear flasher if you’re joining any of our evening rides. Be visible!

cheers,
robb

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Our rides this week

Comments Off 25 August 2014

This week’s Club rides

Hi Everyone,

The weather is looking pretty fantastic this week, with the seemingly usual exception of Tuesday night! Please stay tuned to our Twitter for latest ride updates each day, and know that we never want to cancel a ride. In fact it’s the hardest decision made on a weekly basis!

Tonight’s Ladies ride from Johnson’s Beach at 6:30pm is on and growing every week it seems. Thanks to our leaders and ladies who have really made this ride a great success!

Our MTB ride is moving its start time up a half hour, to leave from Midhurst at 6:30pm. Tonight is Sander’s last ride with us, it would be great to see everyone who’s ridden the Club MTB ride over the last couple of years out tonight. I’ll be there!
Next week, Mark McIsaac has offered to lead a ride in the Copeland forest. Departure time will be 630 from the north side parking lot.

Tomorrow’s rides leaving from Sunnidale Park, and Memorial Square at 6:30 look nice and hot, let’s hope it’s dry too. The Race and Training paced rides leaving from Sunnidale will probably do about 65k. The Touring and Social rides from downtown will likely do between 50-60kms. Don’t forget to join us at Pie on the Lakeshore after for some socializing and re-fuelling.

Wednesday’s Intro Group ride will be departing from Johnson’s Beach at 6:30pm. The weather so far looks much better than last week, hope to see lots of you out!

Our Morning Glory rides on Thursday & Friday morning should be good to go, Friday could be dicey. Both rides depart from Johnson’s beach at 6am.

Thursday night is Crit training, and this will likely be the last one for the season. It would be great to have a large group out, and we could run some racing laps and crown a Club Crit Champ. If this sounds like something you’re into, please let us know in our FB Group
Next week is TT night, followed by the Club Championship/Interclub TT on Sept 18 starting at 630pm.

If you are able to volunteer for one of our final two TT’s, please sign up to help out here: TT Sign Up

Saturday Morning’s Main event looks like it may be a wet one. Watch the forecast and WKR radar, and we’ll try to Tweet also.

The Sunday Touring ride leaves Memorial Square at 9am and has been averaging about 2.5-3hours recently. Leaving from Memorial Square at 9am.

Club Clothing: We had several orders this week, thank you! If you’ve been thinking about grabbing a Club jersey, or shorts please order ASAP so we can order cool weather gear! Click here to Order!

The Club have been awarded an Ontario Cup Cyclocross race on Sunday November 2! If you’re interested in helping out with this awesome event, please sign up here: Baseball Cross Sign-Up Form

Our friends from Centurion Cycling are hosting an end-of-season Canadian Endurance Awards Gala as part of the Centurion Weekend at Blue Mountain. It would be great to have lots of BSCC members there to celebrate our season and successes.
Check out the finer details here: Canadian Endurance Awards Gala.

Our standard reminder to make sure you’ve got a rear flasher if you’re joining any of our evening rides. Be visible!

cheers,
robb

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Club Rides this Week!

Comments Off 18 August 2014

This week’s Club rides

Hi Everyone,


A couple of housekeeping items to run through before the ride updates.

Club Clothing: We have still got quite a bit of inventory from this year’s Club kit order. We have had several of you inquire about cooler weather kit which is something we’re considering, however based on the current sales, this could prove difficult. If you’ve been thinking about grabbing a Club jersey, or shorts please order ASAP so we can order cool weather gear! Click here to Order!

In some other exciting news the Club have been awarded an Ontario Cup Cyclocross race on Sunday November 2! If you’re interested in helping out with this awesome event, please sign up here: Baseball Cross Sign-Up Form

The weather is looking better than last week, but not great! , for Weds or Thurs. Please stay tuned to our Twitter for latest ride updates each day.

Tonight’s Ladies ride from Johnson’s Beach at 6:30pm is on as scheduled! Last week there were 14 ladies out to enjoy the ride, our largest group yet. Great to see the interest and growth for this ride.

Our MTB is also good to go. From Midhurst tonight at 7pm, looking like a perfect night for Trail riding! On a somewhat sad note, but also an exciting one, our dedicated ride leader of the past few seasons will be moving to Toronto in the coming weeks and so tonight may be the last opportunity to ride with Sander. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Sander for all of his great help with the MTB ride, he’s been a great leader and advocate and we’re sorry to be losing him. We are happy that he won’t need to endure the daily commute to the City any longer though! All the best Sander!!

Tomorrow’s rides leaving from Sunnidale Park, and Memorial Square at 6:30 look like they’ll be under sunny skies! The Race and Training paced rides leaving from Sunnidale will probably do about 65k as the daylight is leaving us quickly.. The Touring and Social rides from downtown will likely do between 50-60kms. Don’t forget to join us at Pie on the Lakeshore after for some socializing and re-fuelling.

Wednesday’s Intro Group ride will be departing from Johnson’s Beach at 6:30pm. I am looking forward to seeing lot of you there again this week. Do check the Twitter if the weather is questionable, otherwise assume we’re riding!

Our Morning Glory rides on Thursday & Friday morning again hopefully will have no weather related issues, though Thursday may be questionable at this point. Departing from Johnson’s beach at 6am both days.

Thursday night is TT night. We’ve been averaging about 11 riders this season, it would be great to see these numbers grow. Why wait? Come on out this week.
Volunteers, please sign up to help out here: TT Sign Up

Saturday Morning’s Main event looks like it will have good weather. This is a great ride out to Honeywood with a stop in Creemore around the halfway mark. Leaves from St. Joan of Arc at the bottom of Mapleton at 8am.

The Sunday Touring ride leaves Memorial Square at 9am and has been averaging about 2.5-3hours recently.

Our standard reminder to make sure you’ve got a rear flasher if you’re joining any of our evening rides. Be visible!

cheers,
robb

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Your weekly Club ride update!

Comments Off 05 August 2014

This week’s Club rides

Hi Everyone,

The weather is looking pretty much perfect for riding this week! Please stay tuned to our Twitter for latest ride updates each day.

We’ve created a group on Facebook that is secret, only members can see who is in it, or what’s posted there. We have heard from many of you looking for an easy way to communicate with fellow Club members. We believe this group will make it far easier for all of you to look for ride partners outside of the Club rides and lots of other cool stuff. I’ve sent an email invite to every registered member of the Club, if you didn’t receive one, please let me know.

I’d also like to point out that we have a Club page on Strava too that could potentially also be used to arrange rides and stuff. Please check it out and join us there also: BSCC on Strava.

Tonight’s rides leaving from Sunnidale Park, and Memorial Square at 6:30 look like they’ll have perfect weather. The Race and Training paced rides leaving from Sunnidale will probably do about 70k. The Touring and Social rides from downtown will likely do between 55-60kms. Don’t forget to join us at Pie on the Lakeshore after for some socializing and re-fuelling.

Wednesday’s Intro Group ride will be departing from Johnson’s Beach at 6:30pm. This group has been growing each week, alongside the distance and average pace. It’s great to see so many of you progressing to joining the Monday & Tuesday rides from this group!

Our Morning Glory rides on Thursday & Friday morning again look like they will have no weather related issues. Departing from Johnson’s beach at 6am both days.

Thursday night is TT night. We do require at least 2 volunteers to help with timing and the turn, please sign up to help out here: TT Sign Up

Saturday Morning’s Main event looks like it will have good weather, with warm temps and lots of sun. I can’t stress enough how much fun the Honeywood climb and descent are!

The Sunday Touring ride leaves Memorial Square at 9am and has been averaging about 2.5-3hours recently. Leaving from Memorial Square at 9am. Last week we did about 80k on a glorious, wind-free sunshiney day.

Our standard reminder to make sure you’ve got a rear flasher if you’re joining any of our evening rides. Be visible!

cheers,
robb

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This week’s rides

Comments Off 23 June 2014

The weather is looking unsettled this week, please stay tuned to our Twitter for latest ride updates each day.

Tonight’s Ladies ride from Johnson’s Beach at 6:30pm is still on, we are keeping our fingers crossed the rain doesn’t develop until later. 

Our MTB ride is also on for tonight at 7pm leaving from the Board of Ed building in Medhurst. Trails are truly at their best, it’s a great time to MTB!

Tomorrow’s rides leaving from Sunnidale Park, and Memorial Square at 6:30 will happen, provided there is not rain falling from the sky. The Race and Training paced rides leaving from Sunnidale will probably do about 75k. The Touring and Social rides from downtown will likely do between 55-70kms. Looking forward to seeing many of you at Pie after the ride.

Wednesday’s Intro Group ride will be departing from Johnson’s Beach at 6:30pm. Please read our Tweets for updates in case of rain. This ride has been growing each week, and is a great way to get used to group riding with a support group of Club members.

Our Morning Glory rides should be good to go, the forecast looks better for Thursday & Friday. These rides leave from Johnson’s Beach at 6am.

Thursday night is our bi-weekly TT night. We are still in need of volunteers to help time and watch the turn. I’ve created a simple Google form that you can use to sign up. Please do so here: TT Sign Up 

Saturday Morning’s Main event is likely changing up a bit this week. The forecast is looking good for both Saturday & Sunday this week. In all likelihood we’ll be riding around Lake Simcoe on Saturday morning. Leaving from downtown at 8am. This 205km ride is mostly flat, and is a really enjoyable trip. If you haven’t been out before now’s the time. Looking forward to seeing a lot of people out for this ride!

The Sunday Touring ride leaves Memorial Square at 9am and has been averaging about three hours the last few weeks.

Again I’d like to remind everyone who is taking part in our group rides to read the group ride guidelines we’ve sent out. Become familiar with the social pace line, and practice it on all rides. We have been receiving some feedback from local municipalities, and the OPP about some of our group rides generating a lot of complaints with riders 3 and 4 wide, and nobody making attempts to allow vehicles pass by. This could lead to the OPP targeting our group rides, something none of us want!

cheers,
robb

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Your Club rides this week

Comments Off 02 June 2014

Hey everyone! It’s time for another weekly club update.

Tonight’s Ladies and MTB rides are both still on, this weather looks to be clearing up. Please check out our twitter feed for the latest updates. Ladies are riding from Johnson’s Beach at 630pm. Tonight’s MTB ride goes at 7pm, from the Board of Ed building in Midhurst.

Tomorrow night our Tuesday evening rides leave from Sunnidale and downtown at 6:30pm. If you feel like having some race pace fun or want to get a solid training ride, come to Sunnidale. For a more social ride, meet at Fred Grant square downtown. Don’t forget to come to out to PIE on Victoria St. afterwards for some pizza J

Wednesday is our third weekly Introductory Group Ride. We had a great group, and a fantastic ride. Looking forward to seeing more out this week! Meet at Johnson’s Beach for 6:30pm.

6am on Thursday is our weekly Morning Glory Ride, leaving from Johnson’s Beach. This group has been seeing between 6 and 8 people each week, if you’re a morning person this is the ride for you!

Last Thursday’s TT was one of the largest ever for the Club, with 21 participants. Looking forward to the next one. This Thursday evening we’ll be doing our crit training ride at the South end course on King & Reid Streets. An hour of structured riding goes off at 7pm.

Saturday morning’s Main Event Ride will be leaving a bit earlier based on popular demand. It will depart at 8am from St. Joan of Arc.

Bike Week was a huge success in Barrie. Thanks to everyone who volunteered their time, rode their bikes to work, and attended some of the events. Already planning has begun for next year! A note that our geocaching contest is ongoing until the 26th of June so there’s still time to win the luggage set that CAASCO has donated to us.

cheers,
robb

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Summer Hours have arrived!

Comments Off 20 May 2014

Welcome to the weekly Club update email.

Tonight’s Ladies and MTB Rides are cancelled, due to our ride leaders needing/enjoying time at their respective cottages. Both will return next week, starting at 6:30pm.

Summer hours have arrived! This week our Tuesday evening rides shift their start time to 6:30 on account of the longer days. Hopefully this will make it easier for a lot of you to join us. A reminder that we have two rides leaving from Sunnidale, the Race pace, and the Training ride. These are serious rides, where people can be left behind. Make sure you’re self sufficient, and know the area.
Our downtown rides are a more social pace, and people aren’t typically left behind. However, these rides are geared towards folks who do have group riding experience, and who have been on their bikes already this year. Both rides leave at 6:30pm. All rides meeting at Pie Wood Fired Pizza on Victoria St afterwards for some suds.

Weds evening marks the start of our Introductory Group Ride. This is the ride to join if you haven’t got a lot of group riding experience, and/or your fitness isn’t where you’d like it to be yet. This ride will not leave anyone behind, and will work to go longer and further each week. Starting from Johnson’s Beach at 630pm.

Thursday’s Morning Glory ride shifts to it’s summer start time of 6am as well this week.

Thursday evening kicks off our Crit training series. We’ll be running this at the Youth Race Course at King & Reid St in the South end. This is a really great opportunity to get used to riding with people close beside you, at speed through corners. If you have interest in racing one day, this is a great ride to start learning the tactics of road racing. Structured riding kicks off at 7pm for an hour.

Saturday Morning’s Main Event ride, a fast paced ride for experienced cyclists will be leaving St. Joan of Arc again at 9am this week.

Sunday’s Touring Ride leaves downtown at 9am, and is typically a three hour ride.

Also on Sunday is the second interclub Race of the year. This week’s course is in Beeton. I’m sure I’ll see many of you there!

Monday May 26 marks the kick off to Bike Week Barrie, with the City & School Boards declaring it Bike to School/Work day. The Club with partners from Pie, the farmhouse and Cravings, along with the SMDHu will be offering a free community breakfast for all who arrive by bike to City Hall from 8am-930. Featuring fresh fruit, granola, yogurt, and pancakes. Make sure to tell your co-workers, and join us!

Saturday May 31 the Club are hosting a Bike Basecamp at Memorial Square for the day. We’ll be featuring a community ride for anyone, a bicycle rodeo with the Barrie Police, Bike Geocaching and all kinds of other fun activities. Bring the family down and check it out!

Finally, a safety note. If you’re joining us on any one of our evening rides, please ensure that your bike has a red flasher for the back of it. We want to make sure everyone is as safe and visible as possible!

cheers,
robb

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Volunteers Needed!

Comments Off 15 May 2014

hi everyone,

Are you enjoying our rapid change in seasons? It was 29 degrees locally on Monday. Amazing!

This weekend the Club have one of our largest events of the entire year. Our Annual Youth Cup Race, and this year we’ve added a women’s only road race to take place on the same closed roads after the Youth Race wraps up.

We are still in need of some good volunteers to help ensure we put on a safe, and enjoyable race for everyone.
If you can spare some time, any time on Saturday, could you please click this link and let us know? https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Os8iTYrlp3_GC_neXCghBtsm6GeQWfbLHocrHLl4L6c/viewform?usp=send_form

Our initial Learn to Group ride seminar was well attended, and I’m looking forward to seeing all the graduates at the kick off to our Introductory Group Ride next Weds, leaving Johnson’s Beach at 630. If there is demand from you, we will offer another session in 4 weeks time when our facilitator is available again.

As a reminder, next week all rides shift to their summer time slots. This means Monday MTB rides will begin at 630, Tuesdays group rides will also be starting at 630. The Thursday Morning Glory ride will shift the opposite way, going to 6am next week. Our Crit training rides start next Thursday evening at 7pm. You can keep up to date on all of our rides by visiting our ride calendar here: http://simcoecycling.ca/bcc-event-listings/bcc-ride-calendar/

Looking forward to seeing many of you at Saturday’s Youth & Ladies race!

cheers,
robb

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