BCC Group Rides offers something everyone! Whether you ride road, rail trail, single track, or cyclocross, our group ride schedule provides the opportunity to participate within a friendly, structured environment where cyclists can improve their cycling skills and fitness, and enjoy meeting others who share their passion. During peak cycling season, we offer 2-4 weekday and weekend rides, as well as destination mountain bike trips and special race events.
While on the roads and trails, all group riders represent Brant Cycling Club. For the safety and enjoyable riding experience of all involved, we request that all group riders familiarize themselves with the BCC Ride Guide which outlines general rules and expectations that are to be upheld during all Brant Cycling Club organized rides and events.
We aim to have all of our rides assisted by a volunteer Brant Cycling Club Ride Leader. They are there to help guide the route and set the pace, encourage group communication, and promote safe riding etiquette.
All rides have a “no drop” policy (unless otherwise indicated – ex. Advanced Road II), which means that the group will work together to stay reasonably close and no one will be left behind. We encourage all riders to read through the ride descriptions thoroughly to determine which group is most appropriate for their riding level. Should a rider choose to leave a ride early, we ask that this is communicated clearly to the group and ride leader.
Waivers & Fees
In order to participate in BCC rides or events, every rider must purchase Ontario Cycling Association Insurance ($42) and BCC Club membership ($30). Click here to register and follow the prompt to purchase insurance and membership. Upon purchase of these two items, you will receive an electronic membership card. Print this card and bring with you to every club ride/event. Before departing on a BCC group ride/event, each rider MUST be able to present his/her membership card.
“Try-A-Ride”: For non-members wishing to try out a BCC Ride, there are specific dates designated for “try-a-rides”. On these designated days, OCA waiver forms will be available at the beginning of the ride, and the individual will be required to complete, sign, and return the waiver to the ride leader prior to participating in the BCC Ride. “Try-A-Ride” waivers may only be used once per person per season; in order to participate in any future rides, an individual must purchase full insurance and membership. You will find these “Try-A-Ride” dates on our ride calendar.
All riders must be adequately prepared for the ride/event. Please ensure you bring the following items;
- Membership Card (as proof of membership and insurance purchase)
- Working, well-maintained bike
- Bike light
- Tire repair kit
- Water and food
- Piece of identification
- Cell phone
- Alert Ride Leader and others of any major health concerns, such as epilepsy or heart conditions.
2018 Schedule Overview