The Original Bike Club – “We Want to Ride Bikes With You!”

Road Cycling Club / Adventure Cycling Club / Mountain Biking Club

We’ve created a very different kind of road and mountain bike club: a novice/intermediate cycling club to help you progress cycling ability while having a fantastic riding experience. Our club is the ultimate introduction to the world of cycling; our leaders will help guide you on your way to becoming a more confident and capable cyclist. For the experienced riders, we’ve created a friendly experience that allows you to choose a fast, hard ride or fall back into a more casual ride with a coffee shop stop.

Club Benefits

  • Regular Sunday road rides with 3 different pace/ability groups and speeds ranging from 15kph – 30+kph
    • Golden Ears Camping
    • Salt Spring Island – Ruckle Park Camping
    • Galloping Goose Camping and Bed & Breakfast
    • Widgeon Creek Bike & Canoe Trip
    • Ferry to Ferry – Nanaimo to Victoria
    • 2 Gravel Bike Rides
      • Maple Ridge
      • Pitt Meadows
      • Club membership will also entitle you to a 15% discount on all regular priced parts and accessories**, and a 25% discount on all Cap’s branded clothing. Your first club jersey is free when you sign up.
  • Beginner/Intermediate Mountain Bike rides on the local mountains
  • 4 Overnight Adventure Club Rides
  • Ride Club Jersey (Specialized RBX Short-Sleeve $129.99)
  • Monthly post-ride social events
  • Special events to encourage community and camaraderie

These rides offer a great opportunity to learn about group riding etiquette and technique in order to be courteous and safe.

Some of the popular events that our ride club participates in are:

Cost and Requirements

The annual membership cost is $130 which includes an Original Bike Club Jersey ($139.99 value). The club will have active rides from April 14th through September 30th, 2019.

 “A Group” Rides or the Competitive Group

  • Targeting the road cyclist who wants to focus on speed, distance and pacelines
  • Riders must be able to average 25-30km/hr
  • These are drop rides (riders unable to maintain can drop back into the “B” Group within the first 10km
  • Rides will be a minimum of 60km in distance
  • One Ride Leader will attend

“B Group” Rides or the Sport Group

  • Perfect for the road cyclist new to group rides but with a focus on fitness riding
  • Riders must be able to average 20-25km/hr
  • These are non-drop rides (which mean no riders will be left behind)
  • Rides will be a minimum of 40km in distance with one coffee stop
  • Two Ride Leaders will attend

“C Group” Rides or the Recreational Group

  • Ideal for the new road or fitness cyclist
  • Riders must be able to average 15-20km/hr
  • These are non-drop rides (which mean no riders will be left behind)
  • Rides will be a minimum of 60km in distance
  • One Ride Leader will attend

It will be mandatory for all members to ride with a cycling helmet, and it’s also expected that you carry a spare tube, tire levers and pump, even if you’re not sure on how to use them (don’t worry, we’ll help you). The Original Bike Club Ambassadors will be able to assist you in the event of a flat.