SERIES OVER FOR 2015. SEE YOU IN SPRING 2016. Thanks again to all our coaches!
Learn to ride and race your road bike every Monday from April to August! Ride hard, ride fast, ride safe.
This series is intended for riders with little or no race experience, including novices, or those returning to racing after a break. People of all ages, abilities and genders are welcome! Coaches and experienced riders will be on hand to conduct learn to race clinics, encouraging fun, confidence and skills training. Clinics cover (but are not limited to): cornering, sprinting, pack handling skills, echelons, race tactics, bumping wheels, energy conservation, etc. Riders, including kids, are often split into smaller groups of similar ability to keep the sessions fun.
The first four weeks focus on learning to ride in groups. Following that, we run a Race Skills Clinic every Monday for the remainder of the summer (except holiday Mondays). Learn to Race Clinics cover group riding skills, cornering, sprinting, race tactics, bumping wheels, energy conservation, and more!
Even if you're not road racing, but just want to improve your bike handling skills for triathlons, Grand Fondos, or charity rides, LTR is for you.
Learn-to-Race is FREE for Midweek club members.
Located under the Ski Hill lights of Centennial Park, this weekly cyclocross series is a skills clinic, a training circuit, and race practice all rolled into one. Every week a different course is set up for you to come and get your 'cross on. People of all ages, abilities and genders are welcome! Our friends at Bateman's Bicycle Company will be on hand if you're looking for bits of gear, supplies, or maybe even a new ride.
Course is best tackled on a dedicated CX bike, but even an old mountain bike will work just fine.
Bring your timing chip from Midweek Crit or receive a new one at your first session. You'll be able to see how you did in training and the end of night race. Results will include accurate GPS representation of the course each week!
Registration opens at 6pm. We get rolling at 6:30pm and go until 8:30pm or when everyone is too tired to continue.
$20 drop-in per session or FREE for Midweek club members. NEW FOR 2015: Centennial CX Series Pass. All participants must have a UCI Road or CX licence or OCA Citizen's Permit. Visit the Ontario Cycling Association for more information.
SERIES OVER FOR 2015. SEE YOU IN SPRING 2016. Congrats to the 2015 Garneau Points Series winner Tim Burton of Real Deal/Gears p/b WASPcam!
The best weekly criterium series in southern Ontario held every Tuesday from April to August!
Early Race - 30 minutes. For those who want a slightly slower pace, need more race wisdom, or are new to the sport. Experienced marshals will be in peloton to keep the race safe.
Late Race - 60 minutes. For those who have done well in the Early Race and have been promoted. You may start in the Late Race if you raced it last season.
All first timers and even experienced racers who have been out of the sport for a while should attend Midweek's Monday night Learn-to-Race or similar instruction before attempting their first Tuesday race.
Midweek Crits are FREE for Midweek club members.
All group ride attendees must bring a valid UCI/CP license and wear a helmet while on the bike. Always adhere to the Highway Traffic Act and listen to your ride leader.
Robert's Rolling Roads - Mondays and Wednesdays at 6am
Meet at High Park north gates (Bloor and High Park) for an hour of hill repeats among familiar west end power climbs like Ellis, Old Mill, and St Mark's. Climb at your own pace. Riders regroup after circuits.
Starts early April, weather permitting.
Contact ride leader Bob - firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen's Saturday Spin - Saturdays at 8am
Meet at Lakeshore and Royal York and ride the open roads west of the city. Moderate pace suitable for intermediate riders, or beginners who have some Learn-to-Race sessions under their belts. (Advanced riders encouraged to do longer pulls.) Back in the city around noon unless agreed by riders. No drop.
Starts mid-May, weather permitting.
Contact ride leader Stephen - email@example.com