Let’s go for a ride!

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.

Rides this week   //

june 17, 2019 - june 23, 2019

  • mar 25, 2019 - mar 31, 2019
  • apr 01, 2019 - apr 07, 2019
  • apr 08, 2019 - apr 14, 2019
  • apr 15, 2019 - apr 21, 2019
  • apr 22, 2019 - apr 28, 2019
  • apr 29, 2019 - may 05, 2019
  • may 06, 2019 - may 12, 2019
  • may 13, 2019 - may 19, 2019
  • may 20, 2019 - may 26, 2019
  • may 27, 2019 - jun 02, 2019
  • jun 03, 2019 - jun 09, 2019
  • jun 10, 2019 - jun 16, 2019
  • jun 17, 2019 - jun 23, 2019
  • jun 24, 2019 - jun 30, 2019
  • jul 01, 2019 - jul 07, 2019
  • jul 08, 2019 - jul 14, 2019
  • jul 15, 2019 - jul 21, 2019
  • jul 22, 2019 - jul 28, 2019
  • jul 29, 2019 - aug 04, 2019
  • aug 05, 2019 - aug 11, 2019
  • aug 12, 2019 - aug 18, 2019
  • aug 19, 2019 - aug 25, 2019
  • aug 26, 2019 - sep 01, 2019
  • sep 02, 2019 - sep 08, 2019
  • sep 09, 2019 - sep 15, 2019
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17jun6:00 PMRec Ride (R1MO)

17jun6:00 PMRec Ride (R5MO)

17jun6:00 PMTandemEyes (TE1MO)

17jun6:00 PMSprockids (YSPMO)

18jun5:45 AMWomens' Spring Training Ride (WRTU)

18jun9:00 AMRec Ride (R2/3TU)

18jun9:15 AMRec Ride (R4TU)

18jun9:15 AMTempo Ride (T2TU)

18jun6:00 PMDevo-Riders (YDRTU)

19jun6:00 PMWednesday Workout (C2WE)

19jun6:00 PMRec Ride (R3/4/5WE)

19jun6:00 PMTandemEyes (TE1WE)

19jun6:15 PMTempo Ride (T1WE)

20jun6:00 PMTempo Ride (T1TH)

20jun6:15 PMThursday Youth Ride (Y1TH + Y2TH)

20jun6:30 PMThursday Nite (C1TH + C2TH)

21jun6:00 PMWomen's Casual Friday Ride (R4/5FR)

22jun2:00 PMRec Ride (R3/4SA)

23jun9:00 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 1 / Rec Level 5


Tuesday 9:00am
Rec Level 2/3


Tuesday 9:15am
Rec Level 4


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


Friday 6:00pm (Women’s Casual Friday Ride)
Rec Level 4 / Rec Level 5


Saturday 2:00pm
Rec Level 3 / Rec Level 4


Sunday 9:00am
Rec Level 5

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

TANDEMEYES

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

Monday 6:00pm
Rec Level 1


Wednesday 6:00pm
Rec Level 1

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

Tuesday 9:15am
Tempo Level 2


Wednesday 6:15pm
Tempo Level 1


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

Wednesday 6:00pm
Wednesday Workout
Competitive Level 2


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.

Tuesday 5:45am

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

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Sprockids

Sprockids is now SOLD OUT for 2019.

Sprockids is all about changing the role and definition of sports in our society. Being active and having fun should be a part of everyday life. Sprockids is all-inclusive. The program is designed to teach young people mountain bike skills and enable them to safely and successfully enjoy mountain biking. Mountain biking is about fun, adventure, adrenaline, and discovery.

  • Open to young riders ages 5-12* who must be able to ride on bumpy grass independently.
  • Riders will be grouped according to skill.
  • Sprockids will hold the first session at Nicholl’s Oval. The remaining weeks will take place at Harold Town Conservation Area, Old Norwood Road.
  • Note, Sprockids WILL NOT run on May 20 (Victoria Day).

Mondays
6:00 – 7:30pm
April 29 to June 24, 2019


Harold Town Conservation Area
(April 29 session at Nicholl’s Oval)


Cost: $35 + OCA membership ($35)

PARENTS — PRIOR TO YOUR CHILD’S PARTICIPATION, ENSURE YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND THE RIDE PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES.

Parents!

Check out the new Youth Bicycle Rental Program from Wild Rock Outfitters. Perfect for growing kids, and a great new perk of PCC membership.

Devo-riders

Registration for Devo-Riders will open on April 1 at 7:00m.

The goal of Devo-Riders is to create an opportunity for more kids to get on bikes in order to foster a life-long passion for cycling. The program will build on skills taught in Sprockids (ages 5-12) and continue to focus on safety, fun and skill development. The participants will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun team relay events, develop the foundations needed for grassroots racing and explore trail maintenance and building techniques.

Participants in the program must be able to ride at a level where they understand gear selection, general bike handling skills and are comfortable climbing hills and riding singletrack trails. If you are concerned about whether or not your child is ready for our program please email youth@peterboroughcc.com for further information.

  • Open to young riders ages 12-18
  • Past participation in Sprockids is not a pre-requisite for Devo-Riders
  • Limited to 12 riders for year

Interested in helping out?

We’d love to have you! The program is successful because of its volunteers who help with on-site organization of riders, coaching, parking coordination and high-five giving. If you think you can lend a hand, please email Alex Groenke.

Tuesdays
6:00 – 7:30pm
May 7 to June 25, 2019


Harold Town Conservation Area


Cost: $35 + OCA membership ($35)

PARENTS — PRIOR TO YOUR CHILD’S PARTICIPATION, ENSURE YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND THE RIDE PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES.

Parents!

Check out the new Youth Bicycle Rental Program from Wild Rock Outfitters. Perfect for growing kids, and a great new perk of PCC membership.

Youth Ride

The Thursday Night Youth ride is an introduction to competitive group riding. The goal of this ride is to give youth the experience and skill to ride competitively in a pack and to join the adults on the Thursday Nighter. Early in the season we often break into two or more groups to allow those new to group riding a chance to work on their skills at a mid tempo, while the more experienced youth work at a higher tempo. Most rides start with a focus on cooperative group riding in a pack for up to half the ride, and end with competitive group riding and a sprint or two for the finish. Riders should have good bike handling skills, some experience riding in a group, the ability to sustain at least 24 km/h in good conditions on their own, and some solid grit.

Rides start and end at the Douro Arena and will vary in length from 30 – 55km with shorter rides more common in the shoulder seasons. We follow similar routes to the Thursday Nighter and will frequently pass or be passed by adults and groups. The competitive portion of these rides means riders will be left behind and could be riding on their own back to the Douro Arena. However, while they can be dropped from the ride, the ride leaders will wait and/or circle back to ensure all youth return from the ride. Just like for the adult rides, youth riders are expected to be PCC members, to wear a helmet and to bring everything necessary to be self-sufficient on the ride, including water, snacks, lights, appropriate clothing, spare tubes, tools for changing a flat and a cell phone for emergencies.

As rider skill improves, some youth will be encouraged to ride with the Adult B group of the Thursday Niter when they are in Douro, and eventually will transition to riding just with the Adults.

Thursday 6:15pm
Youth Level 1 / Youth Level 2

PARENTS — PRIOR TO YOUR CHILD’S PARTICIPATION, ENSURE YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND THE RIDE PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES.

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. Continuing on the course used last year, starting on Moncrief Line just past the airport. There is plenty of parking at the old tag end of Airport Road. The course is smooth, flat, and reasonably traffic-free. It is an 8km loop x 2 laps and will be timed using Webscorer (save time on arrival by pre-registering on the PCC TT forum). We will be gathering at 6:15pm, and starting at 6:30pm. Thank-you, Richard (TT ride leader).

Time Trial dates for 2019 are May 10, June 7, July 19, and August 9.

Friday 6:30pm

Competitive Level 1 / Competitive Level 2


Moncrief Line, south of the airport

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