Announcement, Annual General Meeting

AGM Tomorrow, sign up today!

Comments Off 17 November 2014

Our Annual General Meeting is tomorrow evening at Kenzington Burger Bar in downtown Barrie beginning at 7pm. This is your opportunity to provide guidance and direction into what the Club does for you next season and over the winter months. Don’t miss out. We’ll also have some sample clothing items for people to look at ahead of our clothing order for the 2015 season.The cost for this year’s AGM including food, coffee and non-alcoholic drinks is $5. Please sign up here today: 2014 BSCC AGM

There will be no rail trail ride this week on account of the AGM.

We are super excited offer all of you a series of Cyclocross Skills Courses every weekend until the end of November! UHC Pro Cycling’s Davide Frattini will be leading these clinics on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 9am until 10 or 10:30 at the Barrie Sports Complex. CX Bikes, Mountain bikes and even fat bikes are welcome to join. Club membership is required to participate. If you want to be coached by one of the best cyclists around, this is your opportunity don’t miss out!

See you at the AGM on Tuesday.

cheers,
robb

Annual General Meeting, Club Events, Group Rides, Meeting

Club AGM Details

Comments Off 07 November 2014

This weeks Club Report

Hi Everyone,

Apologies for the late email this week!

Our AGM is coming up on Tuesday November 18. This year’s AGM will be held at Kenzington Burger Bar in downtown Barrie beginning at 7pm.

We’ll be served a variety of slider style burgers, pop, tea and coffee throughout the evening, so come hungry for some good eats. There is also a great selection of beer available as well.

The AGM will feature updates from myself, our treasurer Cliff Lilley, our Cycling Strategy Coordinator Brendan Matheson and our two new School Travel Planning Coaches Linda & Grant.

Over the past year, a lot of the Clubs work has been championed by our events and rides subcommittee in addition to myself and Cliff. For the season ahead, we are looking to bolster the strength of our Board by increasing the number of members. To that end over the past several months I have had conversations with many folks about potentially joining us to help expand our capacity and continue growing the Club in years ahead.

I have received expressions of interest in joining the board from the following people: Graydon Oldfield, Craig Stevens, Kathleen Trainor and Connie White. If any of you reading this feel that you’d also consider joining the board, please send an email letting us know why, and what you’d like to bring to the board table. I’ll send any other candidates information out to the Club in an email next week. Suffice to say that I’m excited to see the Board expand to take on more responsibilities as our Club continues to grow for many years!

If you are planning to attend the AGM, please be aware that there will be a cost of $5 to help cover the costs for food etc at Kenzington. We are requesting that everyone who is coming to please sign up using the following Google Form so that we can have firm numbers to provide Kenzington with for our food orders. Please note that if you haven’t signed up, we can’t guarantee there will be food available for you on the 18th. Sign up here: 2014 BSCC AGM

Last Tuesday’s Rail Trail ride was a wet and soggy one. Looks like next week may be held in the snow. These rides are departing from the Trek Store downtown at 6:15 and regrouping at the 1st line Rail Trail parking lot for 6:30. Any type of bike is welcome, but please ensure you’ve got a strong, working front light!

Next Thursday on November 13, all Club Members are invited to the introductory open house of the RAD Room indoor compu-trainer studio. This new offering will be situated inside of the Trek Store in downtown Barrie and will be featuring early morning and evening rides that coincide with the Club’s summer ride schedule. Don’t miss the opportunity to come out and meet the coaches and trainers who will be offering support to Club members and other interested cyclists over the coming winter months. The open house kicks off at 6:30pm. Looking forward to seeing lots of you there!

See you at the RAD Room and/or the AGM!

cheers,
robb

Announcement, Club Events, Cross Race, Group Rides

This week’s Club rides

Comments Off 07 October 2014

Hi Everyone,

It’s been a great season of riding under occasionally sunny skies, thanks to everyone for making it a great year.

This week we are kicking off Tuesday evening Rail Trail rides.

These rides will be leaving from the Trek Store downtown at 6:15 and then meeting up with others who wish to join from the parking lot on the 1st Line right at the Rail Trail. Any type of bike is welcome, be it Road, CX or MTB. The only prerequisites for this ride are a strong headlight mounted on your bars, or your helmet and a red flashing tail light. Big thanks to Jeremy from the Trek store for offering to take the lead and ensure this ride happens for everyone. The weather looks great for tomorrow, so it should be a nice ride!

Based on the cooler temps, the Sunday Touring ride will be shifting back an hour, now leaving from Memorial Square at 10am. Depending on people’s schedule the ride will likely last for two or three hours.

Club Clothing: We have a fair bit of inventory left, please Click here to Order!. As well, please let us know if you are looking to pick up some cooler weather gear. Jackets, vests etc. IF there is enough interest, we will place an order in the next week or so. Please respond to this email if you’d like some.

We are hosting a CX Race on Sunday November 2, and we are in need of volunteers. If you’re able to help out on Friday the 31st or either of Saturday and Sunday, please sign up here to let us know:  Baseball Cross Sign-Up Form

Thanks again for making it a great season, hope to see you all out on some of our late season rides too!

cheers,
robb

Announcement, Club Events, Club News, Cross Race, Group Rides, Ladies Rides, Time Trial Series

Your Club rides this week

Comments Off 22 September 2014

Hi Everyone,

The evening light is getting shorter and shorter. This will be the final week of evening regular Club road rides. Next week we’ll be doing social and short rides on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, all finishing up at Tara for some great, easily shared food!

The weather is looking really nice this week! With some luck, there will be no need to check Twitter for the latest ride updates at all.

Tonight’s Ladies ride from Johnson’s Beach is on, with our now standard earlier start time of 6pm.

Tomorrow’s rides leaving from Sunnidale Park, and Memorial Square at 6:00 look like they may finally not be rained out! 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. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Our Morning Glory rides on Thursday & Friday morning have wrapped up for the season.

Last Thursday was the Interclub TT coupled with our Club Championships. Congratulations to the Newmarket Eagles for taking the Interclub Trophy back, and a big congratulations to Keith Richards for becoming the BSCC Club TT Champion! Great ride!

The Sunday Touring ride will be leaving from Memorial Square for 9am, and thus far the weather looks ideal!

Club Clothing: We still have a small amount of stock left, if you are wanting to rock the Club Colours, please order before it’s too late. 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!

cheers,
robb

Announcement, Club Events, Club News, Cross Race, Group Rides, Ladies Rides, Time Trial Series

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

Club Events

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

Announcement, Club Events, Group Rides, Interclub Race Series, Ladies Rides, MTB Rides, Time Trial Series

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

Announcement, Clothing Update, Club Events, Club News, Cross Race, Group Rides, Ladies Rides, MTB Rides, Social Night, Time Trial Series

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

Announcement, Clothing Update, Club Events, Club News, Cross Race, Group Rides, Ladies Rides, MTB Rides, Time Trial Series

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

Announcement, Club Events, Group Rides, Learn to Group Ride Program, Time Trial Series

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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