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2017 Cycling In Ontario Guide

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Ontario Cycling Clubs

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Ontario has dozens of fantastic cycling clubs throughout the province. Clubs are welcoming to new members and are a fabulous way to learn new skills from experienced riders, explore new routes and destinations and most importantly make new friends and riding buddies!

  • Southwest Ontario

    • Lambton Outdoor Club - Lambton Outdoor Club is a non profit organization that supports outdoor recreational activities in a manner that is non-destructive to the environment. Serves to bring together people of common interest in outdoor activities and provide opportunities to improve outdoor skills. Our Cycling group offers two levels of outings. Hares: for longer more difficult rides. Distance: 60-80 km, Duration:5 hrs approx. Easy Riders: for shorter easier rides. Distance: 20-40 km, Duration: 4 hrs approx
    • London Centennial Wheelers - London - The London Centennial Wheelers was founded in 1967 by a group of local cyclists with considerable racing experience. The ongoing focus is in touring and road racing, while many present members are involved in mountain bike racing, cyclocross and triathlons; other members are recreational cyclists who like to push themselves to go a little faster.
    • London Cycling Club - London - The London Cycling Club is a volunteer-based non-profit organization for recreational bicycling in the London region and have been in operation since 1971. They value the health, lifestyle and social aspects of cycling.
    • Eastside Riders Cycling Club - Windsor - The East Side Riders Cycling Club (ESR) is the largest Cycling Club in Essex County. The group is based in the Town of Tecumseh (just east of Windsor Ontario). The club is focused on developing road riders in the areas of fitness and performance but also provides rides for those who want to gain group riding experience or just enjoy to ride.
    • Rocket Mountain Biking Club - Windsor - The Rockets are a non-profit mountain bike (MTB) club based in southwestern Ontario, Canada with members from Essex and Kent counties and southeastern Michigan, USA. They host weekly fun rides, training rides, fun races and hold an 8-hour relay citizen event for charity.
    • Woodstock Cycling Club - Woodstock - The Woodstock Cycling Club offers annual memberships which give members full access to "The Pines", a private mountain biking facility located outside of Woodstock. The club offers something for everyone with weekly run rides for road and mountain bikers.
  • Niagara Region

    • Amici per la Vita Niagara Cycling Club - A cycling club based in Niagara Falls, Canada, open to cyclists throughout the Niagara region.
    • Energy Cycling Club - St. Catharines - The Energy Cycling Club (ECC) is a volunteer-based non-profit organization for recreational bicycling. Young and old, their members are from St. Catharines and adjoining communities. We run weekly club rides; build trails for trail riding & love to encourage local cycling.
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    • Niagara Bikefit Sunflowers - Niagara - Niagara's only mountain biking club exclusively for women. The Bikefit Sunflowers are a group of women from all over Niagara who love to mountain bike. From fun and social to fast and challenging, we have rides for everyone.
    • Niagara Freewheelers - Niagara - "The Nicest Bunch of People on Two Wheels", the Freewheelers promote and encourage recreation and utilitarian bicycling primarily in and around the Niagara Region.
    • St. Catharines Cycling Club - The St. Catharines Cycling Club has a 40 plus year history as a hotbed of cycling talent. The Club offers several organized rides throughout the week and hosts a one of the oldest races in Ontario called the Niagara Classic.
    • Shorthills Cycling Club - Port Colbourne - The ShortHills Cycling Club is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promote mountain biking, trail building, sustainable trail access and maintenance of trails on which mountain bikers ride. The goal as a Club is to promote all aspects of mountain biking throughout the Niagara Region and Southern Ontario.

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    • Ancaster Velo - Ancaster - They offer a friendly environment for structured group road riding where cyclists can improve their cycling skills and fitness, and enjoy cycling by associating with other cyclists.
    • Brant Cycling Club (website under construction) - The Brant Cycling Club is a grass-roots, volunteer based non profit organization founded with the goal of enhancing the cycling culture in the Brantford / Brant area. Main strategic goals are as follows: (1) Bring cyclists together through quality group rides and other events, (2) Introduce children to cycling with our youth mountain bike program, (3) Advocate for cycling friendly policies and infrastructure, (4) Develop and maintain mountain bike trails and (5) Build organizational capacity and volunteer support
    • Credit Valley Cycling Club - Oakville - Cycling unites, creates friendships and togetherness. It is a great way to keep in shape while having fun with others. Credit Valley Cycling Club is always looking for new members to join and become active participants in the club.
    • Hamilton Cycling Club - Hamilton - Founded in 1881, the Hamilton Cycling Club is an amateur club in Hamilton, Ontario with more than 130 members. They are active in road racing, mountain biking, time trials, hill climbs, track cycling, cyclocross…and having fun.
    • Oakville Cycling Club - Oakville - The Oakville Cycling Club offers a friendly environment for recreational road riding, training, touring and cyclocross. The OCC is Halton's cycling club. No club offers a wider selection of rides throughout the western GTA: Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Halton Hills and beyond.

  • Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington

    • Cycle Stratford - Stratford - This is a newly formed club in Stratford, Ontario for individuals and families who enjoy bicycle riding, from beginners to advanced. Benefits include; Scheduled rides, Special events, Local retailer discounts, Insurance coverage for Club sponsored rides, Safety and bike maintenance workshops and Social events
    • Crimps Cycling Club - Guelph - "Come for A Ride" - This club offers rides for all cyclists from beginners to competitive riders in Guelph, Ontario.
    • GORBA - Guelph - The Guelph Road Off-Bicycle Association (GORBA) is the largest group in Guelph dedicated to the needs of off-road cyclists. 
    • Grand River Cycling Club - Based out of Cambridge, their philosophy is simple! They love to be out there riding and so do most of their customers. Their goal is to have a cycling club that serves riders at a variety of skill levels and one that offers a terrific social experience as well as a fitness-focused workout. 
    • Randonneurs Ontario - Huron Chapter - Randonneurs Ontario is a long distance cycling club that promotes individual health and achievement with a non-competitive self-sufficient style of endurance road cycling. Cycling events are organized across the province, usually on weekends, on the club’s extensive network of bicycle routes that make the most of Ontario’s magnificent scenic countryside.
    • Waterloo County Wanderers - Waterloo - The WCW a non-profit, non-competitive, recreational cycling club that meets every Tuesday and Thursday from the mid April until the end of September. Located in Kitchener-Waterloo they ride primarily on paved roads in Waterloo County (though some routes have gravel sections).
    • Waterloo Cycling Club - Waterloo - Road rides are the biggest rides this club organizes – with upwards of 80 people at the peak of the season. The WCC also manages the "WCC Trails" that have been in existence informally for several decades known as the HydroCut.

  • Toronto

    • Beaches Cycling Club - Toronto - The Beaches Cycling Club(BCC), a community based cycling club with a main focus on networking avid cyclists in the community; allowing them to participate in well organized/safe group rides and inspire each other.
    • Bikes on Wheels - Toronto - Anyone is welcome so come join the fun! Meet ups at 6:30 am on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays at the Dundas shop (1612 Dundas St West) for 1.5 hour rides.
    • Brampton Cycling Club - Brampton - Founded in 1972, the Brampton Cycling Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and enjoying road riding in the western Greater Toronto Area (GTA). They have active touring and racing programs aimed at riders who are semi-serious to very serious about their riding, but not so serious that they don't have a great time on the rides and at various social events that are sprinkled throughout the year!
    • Cabbagetown Cycling Club - Toronto - Cabbagetown Cycling Club is a community based group of advocates, racers, enthusiasts and commuters, with a mandate to promote safe cycling within the city of Toronto while developing a sense of community through weekly group rides, training/tech seminars and other social events.
    • Chain Reaction Cycling Club - Toronto - Join the Chain Reaction Cycling Club and men and women range in age from youth to senior and various abilities from casual to advanced. Starting in April, they have rides every day except Friday.
    • Darkhorse Flyers - Toronto - The Dark Horse Flyers Cycling Club has been involved with competitive and development cycling in Ontario since 2007. Through the participation of their members, they continue to push our limits on fun club rides, road races, charity rides and gran fondos.
    • D'Ornellas Cycling Club - Operates in the Toronto area, including Scarborough, Markham and Richmond Hill. Road bike club for enthusiasts and racers
    • Erace Cancer Cycling Team (La Bicicletta) - Toronto - This club races and raises money from Camp Oochigeas a program that provides very special programs for kids who are sick with cancer.
    • Etobicoke Cycling Club - Etobicoke - Road riding is this club's primary focus but have been known to ride cyclocross and mountain bikes too! Rides rarely last more than a few hours.
    • Full Throttle Cycling Club - Brampton - Based out of Brampton, this club welcomes members from any region. Whether you are a serious competitive cyclist, recreational rider, or simply in it for fitness and health, their coaching and camaraderie will inspire and encourage you to be the best that you can be.
    • Lapdogs Cycling - Toronto - The LapDogs Cycling Club is all about riding with “like-minded” people. Volunteer run and organized, their club rides focus on riding together, having fun and connecting with new people who share a passion for cycling.
    • Morning Glory Cycling Club - Toronto - Based out of Toronto, this club focuses primarily on road riding and welcomes members from throughout the GTA.
    • Mississauga Bicycle Racing Club (MBRC) - This club is an incorporated, non-profit, member run organization located in Mississauga, Ontario. The MBRC organizes regular weekend group rides, a special Learn to Race course, as well as other bicycling related and social activities. We are mainly a road riding club promoting bicycle group riding and road racing for recreation.
    • Randonneurs Ontario - Toronto Chapter - Randonneurs Ontario is a long distance cycling club that promotes individual health and achievement with a non-competitive self-sufficient style of endurance road cycling. Cycling events are organized across the province, usually on weekends, on the club’s extensive network of bicycle routes that make the most of Ontario’s magnificent scenic countryside.
    • Toronto Bicycling Network - Toronto  - TBN is the largest recreational cycling club in the Greater Toronto Area and offers plenty of cycling activities for riders of all levels. TBN also organizes a variety of other activities that include hiking, cross-country skiing, ice-skating and weekend excursions.
    • Toronto Bicycle Club - Toronto - The Toronto Bicycle Club is known as the "friendliest, most enjoyable and as a truly sociable bicycle club". They provide a wide range of cycling and social activities such as Tuesday Night and Friday Night riding tours, Sunday Road or Mountain Bike rides and our very popular weekend excursions.
    • Wild Betty's Women's Mountain Biking Club - Toronto - Wild Betty's is a women's only mountain bike club. Members are of all ages and abilities who love to mountain bike. Their club rides are fun and non-competitive, and provide an opportunity for us to grow as mountain bikers.

  • Central Counties (Peel, York & Durham Regions)

    • B1 EVO Cycling Club - Aurora - B1 EVO Cycling Club now offers 5 scheduled rides per week for all abilities from beginner social rides to criterium like courses where you will be challenged but always have an opportunity to get back in the group.
    • BikeSports Cycling Club - Aurora - The BikeSports Cycling Club is a fun and energetic cycling club with deep roots to the sport that sees new faces join every year. They provide an environment that offers encouragement and never ending tips on how to improve yourself as a rider.
    • Caledon Cycling Club - Caledon - The Caledon Cycling Club (CCC) was created in 1998 specifically for mountain bike riders. Their location in the Caledon area offers their members quick access to a large network of local mountain bike trails.
    • Clarington Cycling Club – A popular 55+ club that is open to residents of Durham Region. Club rides include a more leisurely pace with lots of interesting stops, towns and destinations. The season starts with 20 to 30km rides and progress through the season to 50 to 80km with an emphasis on small group rides and safety.
    • Durham Mountain Biking Association- Durham Region - Durham Mountain Biking Association is a non-profit association whose mission is to create, enhance and preserve trail opportunities for mountain bikers in Durham and York Regions.
    • Durham Cycling Club - Durham Region - A cycling club that focuses on fitness and social camaraderie and accommodates many levels of cyclists in our tours of Durham Region.
    • King-Vaughan Cycling Club - Motivated by the passion for sport and bounded by camaraderie, the King-Vaughan Cycling Club offers a friendly environment for cyclists of all levels to improve their skills and get fit.
    • Newmarket Eagles Cycling Club - Newmarket - If YOU like to ride a bike, and would like the company of some of the best roadies North of the city, YOU need to be in this club!
    • Oshawa Cycling Club - Durham - Recreational touring throughout Durham Region. The club caters to a wide range of age and experience levels with regularly scheduled rides on weekdays and weekends.
    • Uxbridge Cycling Club (Uxbridge) - The Uxbridge Cycling Club (UCC) is a recreational road cycling club for riders of all abilities, where fun and fitness are our primary objectives. Affiliated with the OCA.
    • Team Cannoli Cycling Club - This is a group of passionate cyclists dedicated to training hard, encouraging each other and supporting good causes. They have weekly rides and participate in both local and international cycling events
    • Team Revolution - York Region - Team Revolution is a dedicated group of riders of all levels riding to raise money for the new Humber River Regional Hospital. Riding out of York Region, the team is proud to have already committed $1,000,000 to the hospital.
    • Veloforte Cycling Club - The Veloforte Cycling Club is based in Vaughan and registered with the Ontario Cycling Association. We are weekend road warriors that ride from the heart of Vaughan to Lake Simcoe, Caledon, Barrie, Markham and more destinations.
    • Vento Cycling Club - The Veneto Cycling Club is a local club that organizes weekly rides departing from the Veneto Centre in Woodbridge, Ontario. With rides for all levels of riding ability, the club travels through York Region, North Brampton and Caledon.

  • Bruce Grey Simcoe

    • Barrie / Simcoe Cycling Club - Simcoe County - This club is designed by cyclists for cyclists, who love to ride and want all of their members to continue to enjoy the benefits of being part of this awesome club.
    • Collingwood Cycling Club - Collingwood - The club wishes to bring create a structure of rides and events that promotes safe and courteous cycling while fostering the development of riders all ages and abilities.
    • Mountainview Cycling Club - Midland - The club is a group of local enthusiasts dedicated to cycling, who host weekly group rides, clinics, and opportunities to compete in mountain biking events.
    • Owen Sound Cycling Club - Owen Sound  - The Owen Sound Cycling Club actively promotes all types of bicycling in and around the southern Georgian Bay region. The club and its members pursue and participate in both road and off road cycling events.
    • Randonneurs Ontario - Simcoe / Muskoka Chapter - Randonneurs Ontario is a long distance cycling club that promotes individual health and achievement with a non-competitive self-sufficient style of endurance road cycling. Cycling events are organized across the province, usually on weekends, on the club’s extensive network of bicycle routes that make the most of Ontario’s magnificent scenic countryside.
    • Simcoe County Mountain Bike Club - Simcoe County - This club aioms to build & maintain recreational ​mountain bike trails for mountain bikers in Simcoe County.

  • Kawarthas Northumberland

    • Cobourg Cycling Club - Cobourg  - The aim of the club is to promote bicycling as an aid to general fitness and to promote and organize for members and non-members cycling events such as short and long distance touring and safety clinics.
    • Ganaraska Freewheelers - Northumberland - Ganaraska Freewheelers enjoy the social aspects of cycling with other people in a non-competitive environment.
    • Kawartha Cycling Club - Lindsay - This club offers the benefits of experienced and enthusiastic riding companions in a welcoming environment.
    • Northumberland Hills Cycling Club - Cobourg - The recreational culture of this club attracts cyclists of all sorts: recreational riders, experienced racers, beginners both young and old, utilitarian cyclists, and those just wanting to keep fit.
    • Peterborough Cycling Club - Peterborough  - The Peterborough Cycling Club is a locally-based volunteer run non-profit organization and offers rides to its members on most days of the week.

  • South Eastern Ontario

    • Bloomfield Bicycle Club - Bloomfield - This club is a loose organization of a bunch of cycling fools that like to ride and do bike like things together. Everyone is welcome to join with membership is only $25.
    • Kingston Velo Club - Kingston - The KVC is a recreational cycling club and provides a range of cycling experiences for people with different levels of skill and fitness.
    • Cornwall Outdoor Club de Plein Air - Cornwall - A non-profit club where like-minded people and the great outdoors come together, where adventure and challenge meets friendship and camaraderie, and where respect and appreciation embraces our natural environment. Cycling events offer 4 levels of difficulty (1 - even grade; 2 - medium grade, 3 - steep grade, and 4 - experienced).

  • Ottawa

    • Bike Race Ottawa - Bike Race Ottawa is a club that organizes Ottawa’s longest-running bike race: the Preston Street Criterium, held each summer on Fathers’ Day.
    • Cross Canada Cycle Tour Society - Ottawa Chapter - Providing an opportunity for cyclists of varying abilities to enjoy a pleasant outdoor activity, to socialize, have fun and keep active and healthy with weekday rides.  The club emphasizes road safety and practice the PACCC philosophy: Predictability, Anticipation,Cooperation, Courtesy, Communication within the group as well as with other road users.
    • Kanata-Nepean Bicycle Club - Based out of Kanata, this club promotes cycling that ventures both within and beyond the area serviced by the existing network of recreational pathways around Ottawa. They emphasize the social, recreational, utilitarian, adventure and fitness aspects of cycling without undue emphasis on athletic or competitive cycling.
    • Ottawa Bicycle Club - The OBC offers a range of cycling programs which appeal to a range of cyclists from novice to experienced riders. Events vary from relaxed country tours with picnic lunches to fast-action road racing.
    • Ottawa Mountain Bike Association - The Ottawa Mountain Bike Association (OMBA) hosts weekly group rides, events including movie nights, trail building workshops and trail repair days and a fall Decathlon to name a few.
    • Randonneurs Ontario - Ottawa Chapter - Randonneurs Ontario is a long distance cycling club that promotes individual health and achievement with a non-competitive self-sufficient style of endurance road cycling. Cycling events are organized across the province, usually on weekends, on the club’s extensive network of bicycle routes that make the most of Ontario’s magnificent scenic countryside.

  • Ontario Highlands

    • Almonte Bicycle Club - Lanark County - Almonte Bicycle Club runs a full spectrum of bicycling activities ranging from leisurely Sunday social rides on the road to provincial level championship races off road, organised on a non-profit basis by a dedicated group of volunteers.
    • Beachburg Off-Road Cycling Association - Renfrew County - BORCA is a not-for-profit association comprised of local outdoor enthusiasts, who's goal it is to develop multi-use, non-motorized recreational trails within the Whitewater Township.
    • Haliburton Easy Ryders Cycling Club - Haliburton - The aim of the club is to promote recreational cycling and provide a social atmosphere through picnics, BBQs and potluck lunches. The club rides every Tuesday from May to October and enjoys a cycling trip out of the County every spring and fall.
    • Ottawa Valley Mountain Bike Association - Pembroke - he Ottawa Valley Mountain Bike Association (OVMBA) is a not-for-profit trail riding, development, and advocacy group comprised of enthusiastic Valley mountain bikers.

  • Explorers Edge (Muskoka, Parry Sound & Algonquin)

    • Muskoka Cycling Club - Muskoka - A series of group rides organized weekly from Hunstville, Gravenhurst and Bracebridge.
    • Randonneurs Ontario - Simcoe / Muskoka Chapter - Randonneurs Ontario is a long distance cycling club that promotes individual health and achievement with a non-competitive self-sufficient style of endurance road cycling. Cycling events are organized across the province, usually on weekends, on the club’s extensive network of bicycle routes that make the most of Ontario’s magnificent scenic countryside.

  • Northern Ontario

    • The Sault Cycling Club - Sault Ste. Marie - The Sault Cycling Club has over 100 members and organizes weekly events for road, mountain, fat biking, cyclocross and touring enthusiast. The Algoma region has some of the best mountain bike trails in the province and a network of scenic quiet country roads, ideal for cycling. Visitors are welcome to join us on our events or contact us for information on riding opportunities in our region.
    • Walden Mountain Bike Club - Sudbury - The Sudbury area has some of the best mountain bike trails in the province. The Walden Mountain Bike Club has over 150 members and organizes weekly group rides and events for mountain biking in the summer and fat biking in the winter. The Club maintains a system of 12km of single track trails at the Naughton Trail Centre in the west end of Greater Sudbury. The terrain is rolling to moderately hilly, with numerous rock outcrops, typical of the Precambrian Shield found across Northern Ontario. The trails are cut to take advantage these features. Visitors to the City are welcome to join in our group rides, events or contact us for information on riding opportunities in our area.

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