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.

Read our updated 2022 Rider Guide here.

Rides this week   //

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

may 16, 2022 - may 22, 2022

  • feb 21, 2022 - feb 27, 2022
  • feb 28, 2022 - mar 06, 2022
  • mar 07, 2022 - mar 13, 2022
  • mar 14, 2022 - mar 20, 2022
  • mar 21, 2022 - mar 27, 2022
  • mar 28, 2022 - apr 03, 2022
  • apr 04, 2022 - apr 10, 2022
  • apr 11, 2022 - apr 17, 2022
  • apr 18, 2022 - apr 24, 2022
  • apr 25, 2022 - may 01, 2022
  • may 02, 2022 - may 08, 2022
  • may 09, 2022 - may 15, 2022
  • may 16, 2022 - may 22, 2022
  • may 23, 2022 - may 29, 2022
  • may 30, 2022 - jun 05, 2022
  • jun 06, 2022 - jun 12, 2022
  • jun 13, 2022 - jun 19, 2022
  • jun 20, 2022 - jun 26, 2022
  • jun 27, 2022 - jul 03, 2022
  • jul 04, 2022 - jul 10, 2022
  • jul 11, 2022 - jul 17, 2022
  • jul 18, 2022 - jul 24, 2022
  • jul 25, 2022 - jul 31, 2022
  • aug 01, 2022 - aug 07, 2022
  • aug 08, 2022 - aug 14, 2022
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16may6:00 PMRec Ride (R5MO)

16may6:00 PMTandemEyes (TE1MO)

17may9:00 AMRec Ride (R4TU)

18may6:00 PMRec Ride (R3/4/5WE)

18may6:00 PMTandemEyes (TE1WE)

19may6:00 PMRec Ride (R1TH)

19may6:00 PMTempo Ride (T1TH)

19may6:00 PMThursday Nite (C1TH + C2TH)

20may6:00 PMRec Ride (R3FR)

21may9:00 AMTandemEyes (TE1WE)

22may8:00 AMTempo Ride (T1SU)

Click on Date to see events

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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.

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

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Monday 6:00pm
Rec Level 5


Tuesday 9:00am
Rec Level 4


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


Thursday 6:00pm
Rec Level 1


Friday 6:00pm
Rec Level 3

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

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Monday 6:00pm


Wednesday 6:00pm


Saturday 9:00am

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

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Thursday 6:00pm
Tempo Level 1


Sunday 8:00am
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

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Thursday 6:00pm
Thursday Niter
Competitive Level 1 / Competitive Level 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

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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.

Monthly starting April 26, 2022
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.