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All rides are cancelled until further notice.

Please watch for announcements on here, FaceBook and email for when they will return

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

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.

Start Time 6pm sharp
start time for Sept 15, 22 and 29th 5:30 pm
start time for Oct 6th 5pm

West Ride Brooklin

Tuesday night B level ride out of Winchester PS in Brooklin

Start Time 6pm 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

Wednesday Evening
Energy Drive and Osborne Rd. Courtice

Paceline

The paceline will be geared to B, B+ rides that want to ride as a cohesive group. The end results is to be able to ride farther and maybe fast, improve your fitness all while being safe.
We will use the TT course for training then go out and do a short ride each week, with our rotation work in place.

The following dates are Time Trials:
May 6th
June 10th
July 8th
August 5th
September 9th

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 6pm sharp
Switches to 5:30pm for Sept 17th & 24th Switches to 5pm for Oct 1st & 8th

West Ride Brooklin

Thursday night B ride out of Winchester PS in Brooklin

Start Time 6pm 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

Ride and Wine
Winchester PS. Brooklin

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.

Start Time 6pm sharp

Richard Saturday Rides

Check out all of Richard's rides here

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 Time 10am sharp

Various Remote Start Rides

Check out our Remote Start Rides here

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

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

Explore the Waterfront

Date: : April 18th

Star Time: 10 am

Location: Lakeview Park, Oshawa

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 at 10 am. 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

Date: : April 25th

Star Time: 10 am

Location: Iroquois Park Whitby

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

Date: May 2nd

Start Time: 9 am

Location: Port Hope Town Hall, 56 Queen St

Need to know: The ride starts at 9 am 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

Date: May 16th

Time: 9 am

Location: Ajax Sportsplex 2001 Audrey Rd Ajax

**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

Date: : June 27

Star Time: 9 am

Location: Lakeview Park, Oshawa

Need to know: Join us as we explore the trails of Oshawa and learn about the history of this once giant automotive city. Meet at 9 am 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

Date: : July 4th

Star Time: 9 am

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

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 9 am 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 Town Tour

Date: : August 1st

Star Time: 9 am

Location: TBA

Need to know:

Country Ramble

Date: : August 8th

Star Time: 9 am

Location: TBA

Need to know:

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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