Photo Credit: Warren Friend

Please remember to bring a front and rear light to our evening rides now. As our daylight hours are getting less and less each week

OCC Annual Photo Contest

It's that time of year to submit your cycling photos for the OCC Photo Contest. Deadline to enter is October 31st.
Email your best 5 photos to: "ObscureMyEmail"

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OCC WEEKLY GROUP RIDES

(#) is number of group rides on this day
  • Monday (1)[+]
    Monday Morning Ride
    On Monday mornings, the club runs a B and B+ level rides 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. Both rides start out together and then will break off after a warm up.

    April 10am start
    May thru September 9 am start
    October 10 am start
    • Ride Level: B & B+ levels
    • Start Location: Courtice Community Centre
    • Start Time: 10am April and October. 9 am May to September
    • Routes: Progressing difficulty as the season progresses. Typically 60-80 km with Coffee stop
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  • 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
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    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
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  • Wednesday (1)[+]
    Wednesday Morning Ride
    On Wednesday mornings, the club runs a B and B+ level rides 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. Both rides start out together and then will break off after a warm up.


    April 10am start
    May thru September 9 am start
    October 10 am start
    • Ride Level: B & B+ levels
    • Start Location: Courtice Community Centre
    • Start Time: 10am April and October. 9 am May to September
    • Routes: Progressing difficulty as the season progresses. Typically 60-80 km with Coffee stop
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  • Thursday (3)[+]

    3 Different Ride Options

    OCC WEST: Brooklin Training Ride
    A structure training ride lead by Ian Hill. Paceline ride where the emphasis is learning to ride as one group.
    • Ride Level: B+
    • Start Location: Winchester Public School, 70 Watford Street, Brooklin
    • Start Time: 6:00 pm (weather permitting)
    • Routes: Progressing difficulty as the season progresses.
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    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.
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    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
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  • Friday (2)[+]

    2 Different Ride Options

    Friday Morning Ride
    On Friday mornings, the club runs the B and 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 thru September 9 am start
    October 10 am start
    • Ride Level: B & B+ level
    • Start Location: Courtice Community Centre
    • Start Time: 10am April and October. 9 am May to September
    • Routes: Progressing difficulty as the season progresses. Typically 60-80 km with Coffee stop
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    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
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  • 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 21 Arts and Culture Ride
    April 28 Ajax Trails
    May 5 Guild Inn
    May 12 History Ride
    May 19 Cobourg to Port Hope
    May 26 Lindsay Town
    June 2 Scavenger Hunt Ride

    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. Route previews & TCX files available to the right
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    Routes: (click on routes for preview and TCX files)
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 26th
  • Ride Level: C
  • Time: 10am
  • Location: Lakeview Park, Oshawa, ON
  • Need to Know: Riding the Oshawa trail network while taking in historical sights, 75 per cent on paved trails

    Lakeview Park, Oshawa (parking lot west of Jubilee Pavilion on south side.

    There will be a lunch stop at Costco Shopping Centre .

Port Hope

July 7th
Port Hope to Cobourg
  • Ride Level: C
  • Time: 10am
  • Location: Port Hope Town Hall 66 Queen St
  • Need to Know: Ride will be entirely on roads and bike lanes. about 45-50 km.
    Those who wish can meet for lunch after the ride

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Scavenger Hunt

June 2nd
  • Ride Level: C
  • Time: 10am
  • Location: Hobbs School 2296 Taunton Road, Hampton
  • Need to Know: Riders will team up with another rider and receive a map with clues. More details to follow.
    35 kilometres on country roads.

Lindsay Town

Aug 6th
  • Ride Level: C
  • Time: 10am
  • Location: Lindsay ON
  • Need to Know: Details to Follow

Art and Culture

June 16th
  • Ride Level: C
  • Time: 10am
  • Location: Iroquois Park Sports Centre, 500 Victoria St W,
  • Need to Know: Exploring art and culture in Oshawa/Whitby with visits to Oshawa and Whitby Art Galleries
    and Parkwood Estates, 35 kilometres, 90 per cent on paved trails.
    Starting 10am at Iroquois Park, Whitby, meeting near Whitby Station Gallery.
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Ajax Trails

June 30th
  • Ride Level: C
  • Time: 10am
  • Location: Ajax Sportsplex 1803 Audley Rd N Ajax
  • Need to Know: Exploring the wonderful Ajax Trail network, 40 kilometres, 90 per cent on paved trails
    Starting 10am at Ajax Sportsplex, 1803 Audley Road North, Ajax
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Guild Inn

May 5th 10am
  • Ride Level: C
  • Time: 10am
  • Location: Pickering West Shore Community Centre 1015 Bayley Street West.
  • Need to Know: Riding the Waterfront Trail into Toronto, connecting with the Highland Creek Trail and stopping
    at the Guild Inn, 45 kilometres, 90 per cent on paved trails.

    There will be a lunch stop at Guildwood Plaza.
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TUESDAY PIZZA NIGHTS

  • Dates: June 19, July 31, Aug 21
  • Time: Immediately following the Tuesday Night Ride
  • Start Location: Courtice Community Centre
  • Need to Know: As part of your membership you are invited to join us for Pizza and Refreshments following the ride on these select nights.
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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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OCC riders at Tour de Norfolk

OCC Riders at Le Tour de Norfolk 2015

Photo Credit: Le Tour de Norfolk

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2017 Photo of the Year
Photo by Warren Friend

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Special Events / Rides

Time Trials

  • Date: May 2
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Location: Energy Drive Clarington
  • Need to Know: Our time Trials will run monthly on the first Wednesday of each month. Rain date will be the following Wednesday. Come test yourself against yourself! This isn't a competition but a change to challenge yourself.
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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 8th
  • 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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Trenton Ride

  • Date: Wednesday July 11th
  • Time: 10am
  • Location: Bleasdale Boulder Conservation Area
  • Need to Know: This is a beautiful route north of Trenton and will be approximately 60 k with choices of more or less k.
    Start time 10 a.m. Park at the Bleasdale Boulder Conservation area just off Hwy 33 a couple k north of 401.
    Afterwards we can have lunch in Trenton. Bring snacks for the route, although if you need something there might be a store in Frankford to buy food.
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Magnetawan Multi Day Cycling Tour

  • Date: July 13-15
  • Start Time: TBD
  • Location: Magnetawan Ontario
  • Need to Know: Click the green plus button for sign up and more details

Magnetawan Sign up

More Details

Magnetawan Weekend is now full! If you missed getting in then contact Melissa to discuss other accommodation options.

Ride Details & Itinerary:

Date: July 13-15

Weekend Description:
This will be road riding, enjoy the spectacular scenic landscapes through lush Boreal forests with frequent glimpses of picturesque lakes, meandering rivers, the rocky Canadian shield and the Unesco designated Georgian bay Reserve. Road riding in the Parry sound district offers quieter roads criss- crossing through the rural landscape with opportunities to stop at Quaint General stores, interesting cultural heritage sites and welcoming communities along the way.

Friday July 13 arrival after 3pm, 4pm light ride of about 40km

Saturday
we will offer two rides one will be more advanced of about 100km, B pace plus and the other will be about 60-70km taking in the 3 villages of Almaquin including Sunridge and Burks fall's,

Group dinner Sat at a local restaurant reservations booked, eat own expense

Sunday will be approximately 60km

We will be staying in the village of Magnetawan where we will start all our rides. Our motel is Quiet Bay Log motel.

The Quiet Bay Log Motel has 10 rooms, some with fully equipped kitchenette (except oven). All the rooms have private bath, high ceilings, oak furniture, 2 queen beds or 1 queen and 1 twin bed.


All riders must have a current 2018 membership or purchase a tour membership for $30.00

Rates include accommodation, Fridge in all rooms, planned routes with Ride leader, GPS routes

Cancellation: money returned up until May 28th minus 5% administration fee. After this date no cash refunds but you may transfer your reservation to another member who wishes to purchase with permission from Club Board member.
Final details will be sent out to members in a group email the week before the event

***Please consider your room partner (Double and Triple occupancy)  if you have to cancel this effects their cost, finding a replacement and transferring your registration is acceptable, if doing this please inform us
Day riders are $30 each day

Non Club members are required to purchase a tour membership of $30 in addition to cost of the trip.

NON-CLUB MEMBERS

Once you have filled out the membership form and proceeded to add your tour membership to the shopping cart please make your way back to this page to fill out the tour registration form.

Registration

Option #1

Single Occupancy
$230.00 per person

Option #2

Double Occupancy
(2 people sharing 1 room with 2 beds)
$140.00 per person

Option #3

Triple Occupancy
(3 people sharing 1 room with 2 bed, with a twin added)
$105.00 per person

Your Name:
Second Member (Double Occupancy)
Third Member (Triple Occupancy)
Your Phone #:
$230

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Niagara Day Trip

  • Date: Aug 5th
  • Start Time: TBD
  • Location: Niagara Ontario
  • Need to Know: We travel by car to the Burlington Go Station and take the train to Niagara Falls. From there we will ride by the Falls and then take the Waterfront Trail back to Burlington with quick stops at Niagara-on-the-Lake and Port Dalhousie. We are waiting on the GO Schedule to determine exact times.
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Montreal Trip

  • Date: Aug 11-18
  • This Ride is now Full!
  • Location: Oshawa to Montreal
  • Need to Know: This is the ultimate Canadiana ride! cycling between the two biggest cities in Canada, along the shores of Lake Ontario on the first part of the ride, then passing through the... click the green plus symbol for more details

Oshawa to Montreal

August 11 - 18
This is the ultimate Canadiana ride! cycling between the two biggest cities in Canada, along the shores of Lake Ontario on the first part of the ride, then passing through the Thousand Islands district, then riding right beside the St. Lawrence Seaway as we travel to the Ontario-Quebec border. Along the way we will pass through pretty small towns like Port Hope, Cobourg, Gananoque, Brockville and Prescott, all unique in their own ways. We will spend the night in the larger city of Kingston with its historic downtown. All the way to Quebec we will be on the Ontario Waterfront Trail, a signed route that actually stretches 720 kilometres from Niagara-on-the-Lake to the Quebec border - we will be doing the Oshawa to Quebec section of the trail. The “trail” includes a number of separated from the road sections, including 35 kilometres beside the Thousand Islands Parkway, as well as paved shoulders along generally lightly travelled roads and even a ferry trip. There are many highlights along the route, including riding through picturesque Prince Edward Country with its wineries, antique shops and one of the most unique bike shops you will ever see.
Two of our favourite highlights. First, we’ll stop by the small but fascinating Museum of the Lost Villages, which documents the history of six small villages that were literally removed from the face of the earth. Back in the 1950’s Canada and the United States agreed to widen the St. Lawrence Seaway to allow ocean going freighters to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. To do this, residents of the six small villages were forced to move, over 900 buildings also relocated, and the area then flooded to allow the Seaway to be enlarged. You know the cliche - you can’t go home again. Those people never could. And near the museum is my second highlight - the St. Lawrence National Park, which consists of eleven islands all joined by small bridges. Kind of like the Ontario version of the Florida Keys. And you know what those islands were at one time - hilltops in the area that was flooded for the Seaway.

Ride Details & Itinerary:

Date: August 11-18

Limited to 20 riders

single cost is $750 one bed for one person,

Double occupancy is $650 per person 2 people sharing one room/unit.

**either choice one night is group accommodation in a hostel.
This costs include
7 nights accommodation,
breakfast 4 mornings,
1 dinner,
Vehicle support with bags carried plus emergency transportation,
GPS routes/Cue sheets,
Ride leader support

*cancellation is full refund minus 5% up until July 11th. After this date no refund but transfers acceptable with OCC Board permission.
*Cancellation of your trip has an cost effect on your partner if booking double occupancy
*Cut off date for registration is July 28th (if we haven't reached maximum)
*Minimum riders is 12, if we do not reach this the trip will be cancelled with full reimbursement of all registration fees
*All riders must have current OCC membership or tour membership

We ride on the north side of Lake Ontario the first day we will see the lake on our right there will be some small hills for the first 20 miles and then it flattens out, we will end our first night at a lovely cycling Hostel located directly on the Lake.

Day 2 has some lovely riding though Prince Edward county a area filled with vineyards we will make our way to the historic city of Kingston. Overnight accommodation will be at Queens university dormitories (run like a hotel in the summer).

Day 3 Lake Ontario ends and we soon see the St Lawrence seaway and the beautiful thousand islands from a paved bike path we stay overnight in the small town of Prescott directly on the river.

Day 4 we continue along the river, the usual has us riding with a tail wind, we will ride though the Sault parkway a series of islands joined by a parkway. There is much history to learn along this area, as you discover the significance of the parkway and the changes that took place to make it what it is today. Discover the "lost cities". We over night in Cornwall.

Day 5 we leave the province of Ontario and enter Quebec we will ride on "Route Verte". Very soon you will see the cycling infrastructure change to structured designated cycling lanes and paths. We will ride along the Soulanges Canal, a historic and abandoned canal with a bike path beside it, we will stay in Vaudreuil Dorion a small town at the fork of the Ottawa River and the St Lawrence seaway.

Day 6 we are on a combination of bike paths and roads as we make our way into the city. We will have many glimpses of the city rising before us as we approach it. This city is easier to cycle into then drive a vehicle! We over night the next 2 nights in Montreal.

Day 7 is a city tour by bike.

Day 8 we take the train home about 4-5 hours


We start cycling on Sat Aug 11th, arriving in Montreal on Aug 16, 6 days to get there, 4- 100km/60 mile days and the last 2 are about 60km/40-45 miles each. On Aug 17th We will do a city tour of Montreal this is very interesting it will be about 65km/40 miles. Aug 18th we will take the Via train back to the start. The train will be an additional cost and will be booked in advance you will need to book a train with a baggage car for your bikes approx. $100 plus $20 for bike at departure time ( I will advise more about this in a email to those registered.)

You will park in the Oshawa VIA train station parking lot so when you return you can easily get to your car.
We will have a support vehicle which Richard will drive for support he will carry your bags and you in the case of mechanical break down or illness.
We will stay in Hotel/motels, college dorms, one night is a cycling hostel. You will love it!!

Most morning there is breakfast included, there are a few exceptions, 1 dinner is included. I will keep a few snacks in the vehicle and water, but we will stop at places to purchase snacks have a coffee/drink regularly. Lunch is not included but at your own expense.

We will provide GPS routes, cue sheets, plus I will be riding the route, Richard will watch for all riders by vehicle and bike at times when he rides toward us. We will have designated meet up spots, The route is signed and for the most part is fairly easy to follow as you keep the water on your right, however there are some exceptions. More then likely a good part of the route we will mostly all stay together unless some want to go ahead.

This is cycle touring and there are many interesting things to see along the route it will not be a race!! (unless you want it to be)

NON-CLUB MEMBERS

Once you have filled out the membership form and proceeded to add your tour membership to the shopping cart please make your way back to this page to fill out the tour registration form.

Registration

Tour to Montreal

Option #1

Single Occupancy
$750.00 per person

Option #2

Double Occupancy
(2 people sharing 1 room
$650.00 per person)

Your Name:
Second Member (Double Occupancy)
*If choosing double occupancy, please state the person you will be sharing a room with. if you would like us to appoint a person to share your room please indicate we will accommodate if possible, but it is not guaranteed.
Your Phone #:
750.00

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Pictures below include some of the very well done signage along the trail, the first two coming from a local portion of the trail. Third picture shows one of the brand new signs that have sprung up along the trail recently. Picture four shows a view of a portion of the small but interesting Museum of the Lost Villages while the final picture shows a view of the islands of the St. Lawrence Park we will ride through.
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Corn Roast and BBQ, Suzanne and Al's

  • Date: Aug 19
  • Start Time: TBD
  • Location: To be announced
  • Need to Know: More Details to follow
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Orillia to Barrie Trip

  • Date: Postponed to future date
  • Start Time: 10am
  • Location: Orillia
  • Need to Know: A Couple of options. Option #1 Rail trail to Barrie with a coffee stop before taking a road route back to Orillia. Option #2 Taking the road route both ways. It is around a 80 km day.
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Local Bike Shops
Who offer a discount to OCC Members

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