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

Road Cycling Club / Adventure Cycling 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.

Road

  • Regular Sunday road rides with 3 different pace/ability groups and speeds ranging from 15kph – 27+kph.
  • These rides offer a great opportunity to learn about group riding etiquette and technique in order to be courteous and safe.
  • No rides June 16th, July 28th, August 18th, and September 15th.

"B Faster" Group

  • Targeting the road cyclist who wants to focus on distance and fitness riding
  • Riders must be able to hold 22-27km/hr (on flats)
  • These are non-drop rides (which mean no riders will be left behind)
  • Rides will be 50km-70km in distance with one coffee stop
  • Route will be posted on our club Facebook Bike Club page page and Strava page.

"B Coached" Group - (RSVP Required)

  • Perfect for the road cyclist new to group rides but with a focus on fitness riding and skill building
  • Riders must be able to hold 20-25km/hr on flats
  • These are non-drop rides (which mean no riders will be left behind)
  • Rides will be 50km-70km in distance with one coffee stop
  • Cycling skills will be taught and encorporated in each of these ride
  • Route will be posted on our Facebook Bike Club page page and Strava page.
  • Please RSVP if you'll be joining us.

"C is for Casual" Group - (RSVP Required)

  • Ideal for the new fitness cyclist
  • Riders must be able to hold 15-20km/hr on flats_
  • These are non-drop rides (which mean no riders will be left behind)
  • Rides will be 20km+ in distance with one coffee stop
  • Any bicycle welcome
  • Please RSVP if you'll be joining us.

Adventure

  • Golden Ears Camping (overnight)
  • Salt Spring Island – Ruckle Park Camping (overnight)
  • Galloping Goose Camping and Bed & Breakfast (overnight)
  • Widgeon Creek Bike & Canoe Trip (overnight)

Weather Policy

Rides will be canceled if it is significantly raining significantly, or if the air quality isn't conducive to riding one hour before start time. Please check our club Facebook Bike Club page for cancelation information.

Club Perks

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.

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.

All members must be 19 years of age or older.

All members must hold a valid CyclingBC membership and sign in at the start of every ride.

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