The Peterborough Cycling Club offers over a dozen organized rides catering to all riding styles and skill levels. From easy, recreational rides, perfect for fitness and friends, to the race-level intensity of Thursday Night competitive rides. Whether your thing is mountain, road, time-trial or cyclocross, our rides are suited to those looking to hone and test their cycling skills, or simply to share the pastime and company of like-minded riders.

To view our roster of single-day event rides, click here.

Before you ride   //

In order to join a PCC ride this season, please ensure you have completed the steps outlined below, as required by the Ontario Cycling Association (OCA) and the Peterborough Cycling Club:

Purchased your 2020 PCC membership

Read and understood the OCA Progressive Return to Riding Policy, available here

Signed the OCA Covid-19 waiver — Adult Waiver available here, Youth Waiver available here

Emailed a copy of your completed waiver to president@peterboroughcc.com. You will not be allowed to attend a PCC ride without having done this!

Downloaded the app “Cycle Club” by Liam McNally from the App Store or Play Store (Android), and created an account. The PCC is committed to avoid congestion at ride assembly locations. Use of the app to sign-up for club rides is necessary as a means of keeping group sizes to less than 8 people.
Please note: It may take a few hours from the time of your registration to get you loaded into the system. 

Failure to complete any of the above steps will require Ride Leaders to exclude you from participation in any PCC rides. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work to get rolling in the current environment.

The Cycle Club App   //

The Cycle Club is a newly-developed app the PCC is using to help ensure appropriate group sizes and compliance with provincial COVID regulations.

How to use the app to sign-up for rides:

When creating your Cycle Club account: your e-mail and name must match exactly with your CCN payment information (if you’ve used Micheal on CCN and entered Mike in the app the system will not recognize you).

Find a club: Select Peterborough Cycling Club.

To sign up for a ride — Go to ‘Events’ and select the event/ride you’d like to attend. Select the calendar icon in top right corner and check ‘Going’. Cancel by unchecking this same box, ‘Can’t Go’. If you can not attend a ride, it is important that you indicate your cancellation, thus allowing someone else to assume your spot.

Ride departure times and locations will be available via the Cycle Club. The PCC forum will keep you updated with regards to ride route and last-minute cancellations.  Finally, your Ride Leader will apprise you of any specific instructions at the start location.

Rides this week   //

september 21, 2020 - september 27, 2020

  • jun 29, 2020 - jul 05, 2020
  • jul 06, 2020 - jul 12, 2020
  • jul 13, 2020 - jul 19, 2020
  • jul 20, 2020 - jul 26, 2020
  • jul 27, 2020 - aug 02, 2020
  • aug 03, 2020 - aug 09, 2020
  • aug 10, 2020 - aug 16, 2020
  • aug 17, 2020 - aug 23, 2020
  • aug 24, 2020 - aug 30, 2020
  • aug 31, 2020 - sep 06, 2020
  • sep 07, 2020 - sep 13, 2020
  • sep 14, 2020 - sep 20, 2020
  • sep 21, 2020 - sep 27, 2020
  • sep 28, 2020 - oct 04, 2020
  • oct 05, 2020 - oct 11, 2020
  • oct 12, 2020 - oct 18, 2020
  • oct 19, 2020 - oct 25, 2020
  • oct 26, 2020 - nov 01, 2020
  • nov 02, 2020 - nov 08, 2020
  • nov 09, 2020 - nov 15, 2020
  • nov 16, 2020 - nov 22, 2020
  • nov 23, 2020 - nov 29, 2020
  • nov 30, 2020 - dec 06, 2020
  • dec 07, 2020 - dec 13, 2020
  • dec 14, 2020 - dec 20, 2020
mon21
tue22
wed23
thu24
fri25
sat26
sun27

27sep9:00 AMTempo Ride (T1SU)

Click on Date to see events

REC RIDES

Riding is more fun when you ride with others! There’s no better source of motivation, knowledge and camaraderie than your fellow riders. The Rec Ride is designed to introduce people, with basic fitness, to the joys of group riding. The focus is on having a sociable ride, getting comfortable riding in a group and learning the rules and etiquette of riding safely, in a group. This ride exists so that people who want companionship and motivation, to get out on their bikes, will have a group to join. There will be instruction and reminders in the “dos & don’ts” of group riding. Ride leaders will do their best to keep average pace, in line with the ride guidelines, to ensure everyone has a fun and enjoyable ride. This is a no drop ride. No rider will be left behind. The pace of these groups will be determined by the slowest rider.

Please refer to the Pace Guideline below to select the group that suits your skill and fitness.

PCC Rec Ride Pace Guideline  /  Click image to enlarge

PCC-Ride-Chart_Recreational

Monday 6:00pm
Rec Level 5


Tuesday 9:15am
Rec Level 4


Wednesday 6:00pm
Rec Level 3 / Rec Level 4 / Rec Level 5


Saturday 2:00pm
Rec Level 4

BEFORE RIDING, ENSURE YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND THE RIDE PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES.

TANDEMEYES

PLEASE NOTE: The TandemEyes Leadership Team has made the difficult decision to cancel their 2020 riding season. The team understands that this will be disappointing to their members, however, they look forward to cycling safely in the 2021 season. All are encouraged to check the TandemEyes website regularly as they will be using the “News and Events” section of the site to promote wellness and healthy living initiatives.

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TandemEyes, offers tandem cycling for people with vision loss. We provide the trained captains and tandem bikes. Our cycling adventures utilize Peterborough’s beautiful trails and access roads. We ask all cyclists to be at the start location by 5:45, to ensure a 6:00 start time. Please go to tandemeyes.com for more information

Please see Rec Rides above for more information of ride pace and distances.

PCC Rec Ride Pace Guideline /  Click image to enlarge

PCC-Ride-Chart_Recreational

Not running for the 2020 riding season

BEFORE RIDING, ENSURE YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND THE RIDE PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES.

TEMPO RIDES

On Tempo Rides, the intent is work together and go quickly, though this is not a race-type ride. This type of ride are for seasoned, conditioned riders. Although a Tempo Ride teaches individuals about the fundamentals of group riding, it is not a beginner ride. If you are unsure if you meet the requirements for this group speak with the ride leader, emphasis is to perfect formations, and increase each cyclist’s knowledge, comfort level and skill, so that they can then safely participate in the Thursday competitive ride. If you want to work up to this level, you need to come out early in the season and come out consistently; you will then be able to hang with the pack! We do not drop riders without their consent. Ride leaders will do their best to keep average pace in line with the ride category.

Please refer to the Pace Guideline below to select the group that suits your skill and fitness.

PCC Tempo Ride Pace Guideline /  Click image to enlarge

PCC-Ride-Chart-Tempo

Thursday 6:00pm
Tempo Level 1


Sunday 9:00am
Tempo Level 1

BEFORE RIDING, ENSURE YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND THE RIDE PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES.

COMPETITIVE RIDES

Competitive rides are for riders with superior individual bike handling and group riding skills. These are drop, hang-on-for-dear-life-type rides. If you get dropped, the group won’t wait for you and you’re on your own. Please note that speeds are high, sprints are a part of the game… and solid group riding and bike handling skills are an absolute must.

Wednesday nights will feature interval workouts on a variety of routes. This ride employs a sweep to pick up dropped riders.

On Thursday nights, the season has a mix of rides that can be fairly flat, quite hilly, or feature a selection of local dirt road sections, a.k.a. Dirty Thursday. These rides require a certain amount of tenacity, and frankly, a willingness to suffer. Groups may be split into 2 or 3 groups depending on the number of riders in attendance. Riders seed themselves accordingly.

Please refer to the Pace Guideline below to select the group that suits your skill and fitness.

PCC Competitive Ride Pace Guideline /  Click image to enlarge

PCC-Ride-Chart-Competitive

Thursday 6:30pm
Thursday Niter
Competitive Level 1 / Competitive Level 2

View Routes Here


BEFORE RIDING, ENSURE YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND THE RIDE PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES.

WOMEN’S SPRING TRAINING  RIDE

This road ride is designed for female cyclists of varying fitness, abilities and experience, to get a good workout in, in a short one‐hour time frame. The group will roll out to the loop then cyclists will ride loop at their own pace. Loop can be completed as many times as speed and time allows. The short closed-loop format allows cyclists to be riding in the same area without necessarily riding together. There will not be a sweep on this ride so please make sure you know the general area that the ride is located in. If it’s your first time out and want some info your first time around the loop the ride leader will help you know where to go. There will be a set ride home time from the loop. Please be sure to stop at the meeting point once you no longer have time to complete another loop.

BEFORE RIDING, ENSURE YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND THE RIDE PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES.

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Information on programming for young riders has moved! Click here to view our new Youth Program page.

GRAVEL / BEYOND GRAVEL

Peterborough is rife with great backroad riding, and the PCC is adding some great gravel into the mix for 2019 with a Tempo Gravel Ride once a month on Thursdays, and a Beyond Gravel ride on Sundays.

The Tempo Gravel takes our familiar Tempo Ride and chucks a bit crunch under your wheels. This is a no-drop ride with a Tempo 1 pace, and we do recommend that riders have prior experience riding on gravel.

Inspired by the Noble Pursuit and the PCC Spring Classic, Beyond Gravel explores the many unassumed roads, ATV tracks and bush trails that criss-cross the county. This ride is suitable for intermediate to advanced riders, comfortable with riding drop-bars on both gravel and off-road. We’ll proceed in two flights, Intermediate riders at a Tempo 1 pace, with more experienced riders riding both a Tempo 2 pace, and a longer distance. A no-drop ride, we’ll ride asphalt and gravel as a group, hit the gnarly bits at our own pace, then regroup before continuing. Cyclocross or gravel bikes are required.

PCC Tempo Ride Pace Guideline  /  Click image to enlarge

PCC-Ride-Chart-Tempo

Tempo Gravel
Once Monthly
Thursdays 6:30pm

Tempo 1


Beyond Gravel
Once monthly
Sundays 9:00am

Tempo 1 / 2


BEFORE RIDING, ENSURE YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND THE RIDE PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES.

CYCLOCROSS

Typical cyclocross courses are 2 to 2.5 km loops on a mix of paved and off-road surfaces over flat-to-rolling terrain. The races are not on roads but are on closed courses located in parks and park like areas. Races lasts 45mins plus a lap and 30mins plus a lap for our beginner category. But, what makes cross such a unique and challenging sport is that courses For example, most courses feature short, steep (often muddy) sections, which are nearly impossible to ride. There can be Sand pits, steep descents and technical singletrack, too. Also, courses include series of man-made barriers scattered around the course requiring riders to carry their bikes over or, if they’re really talented, to jump their bikes over the obstacles. It’s this combination of cycling, stunt riding, carrying, running and scrambling over obstacles that makes cyclocross so exciting, such a phenomenal workout and so darn much fun!. If you’re not competitive, you’ll still love the way cross improves your skills. Trails that once worried you will seem tame and you’ll be able to ride sections you had to walk before. This is held in a race format and will be timed. These events are held rain or shine, or snow as long as the weather does not pose a danger to the riders. For those of you concerned that you don’t have a cross bike, a mountain bike will be an excellent substitute. Cross is an awesome spectator sport, so please come out and enjoy the excitement and of course the heckling.

PCC Competitive Ride Pace Guideline  /  Click image to enlarge

PCC-Ride-Chart-Competitive

Sunday 10:00am

Competitive Level 1 / Competitive Level 2


Locations TBD

BEFORE RIDING, ENSURE YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND THE RIDE PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES.

TIME TRIALS

The Race of Truth returns with a new day, new time, and new route on River Road North starting at Trent University. The 15km course is smooth, flat, and fast and pretty and will be timed using Webscorer (save time on arrival by pre-registering on the PCC TT forum). Riders should muster at 5:45pm, and be prepared to start at 6:00pm with the faster riders off first to minimize overtaking.

Space for this ride is limited, so reserve your spot early!

See the route on Strava.

Alternate Tuesdays Starting August 4, 2020
6:00pm

Competitive Level 1 / Competitive Level 2


Nassau Mills Road at Peterborough Rowing Club

BEFORE RIDING, ENSURE YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND THE RIDE PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS OUTLINED AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE.