FAQs

What is the cost to join?
It’s just $50 a year to ride with ECC, plus the OCA affiliation fee (in 2017 it was $40. If you are affiliated through another club you do not have to pay this portion again.)

When and where do the rides take place?:

Monday – MORNING
Lake & Royal York: 5:40 am, Kingsway & Twyford: 6:00 am
Route: Let’s Go To The Mall With Robin Sparkles. 42 km. Am I the only one who loves Robin Sparkles? Does anyone else even know who she is? Either way, it’s a fun ride, lots of high-speed pacelines, and solid group riding opportunities.

Tuesday – MORNING
Lake & Royal York: 5:40 am, Kingsway & Twyford: 6:00 am
Route: Morning Explorer 37.6 km. Group riding skills, a couple of Hammerfest stretches on the Explorer Loop. Otherwise quite social.

Tuesday – EVENING
Humbertown: 6:00 pm, Oxygen Bike Co: 6:30 pm
Route: Decided at ride time by the leader. 20 to 40 km. Social pace. Recovery ride, or newer group riders.

Wednesday – MORNING
Lake & Royal York: 5:40 am, Kingsway & Twyford: 6:00 am
Route: Check the weekly email for details. 25 to 45 km.

Thursday – MORNING
Lake & Royal York: 5:40 am, Kingsway & Twyford: 6:00 am
Route: Check the weekly email for details. 25 to 45 km.

Friday – MORNING
Lake & Royal York: 5:40 am, Kingsway & Twyford: 6:00 am
Route: Fritter Friday 53km. This is a social ride ridden fast, finishing at Sanremo Bakery for fritters. Above all else, this is meant to be a social ride. Please allow until 7:50 am for our return back to Sanremo. Add to that your time for coffee and fritters, and then a ride home. We don’t want anyone to get into trouble for being late, and we don’t need to take any risks riding fast on the route.

Saturday – MORNING
Sanremo: 6:00 am
Route: Heart Starter. A 30 km rip to get you jacked up for the main ride. Got to do it in an hour or you’ll miss the main ride!

Sanremo: 7:00 am, Humbertown: 7:20 am
Route: Check the weekly email for details. 75 to 130 km. 30+ km/h pace. Keep up or be dropped. Coffee stops not guaranteed. Short-cut options each week.

Humbertown @ 8:00 am, Sanremo @ 8:20 am
Route: Streetsville CW. 53 km. It’s our Fritter Friday route, only on Saturday, and clockwise, but just as much fun.  A social pace, set by the group. No drop. If the pace is too high for you, you need to let the ride leader know to slow it down. Target pace is 27 km/h. Coffee stop guaranteed.

Sunday – MORNING
The Coffee Chase. Each week the route changes between the three listed below:

Sunday 7:00 am at Sanremo, 7:20 am at Humbertown for “The Chase”
Route: The Coffee Chase To Streetsville. 95 km. The chase is on! See if you can get to coffee in Streetsville before the social coffee ride as detailed below.

Sunday 8:00 am at Sanremo, 8:20 am at Humbertown for “The Coffee Ride”
Route: Streetsville Coffee. 55km. Sunday Coffee Ride. An easy pace, comfortable for talking, coffee and treats in Streetsville, and then a fun return along Mississauga Road before toodling through the neighbourhoods along the lake shore.
—————-

Sunday 7:00 am at Humbertown, 7:20 am at Sanremo for “The Chase”
Route: The Coffee Chase To Oakville. 100 km. The chase is on! See if you can get to Aroma in Oakville for coffee before the social coffee ride as detailed below.

Sunday 8:00 am at Humbertown, 8:20 am at Sanremo for “The Coffee Ride”
Route: Oakville Coffee. 67 km.An easy pace, comfortable for talking, coffee and treats in Oakville, and then a fun return along Lake Shore.
—————-

Sunday 7:00 am at Sanremo, 7:20 am at Humbertown for “The Chase”
Route: The Coffee Chase To Woodbridge. 90 km. The chase is on! See if you can get to Nino d’Aversa in Woodbridge for coffee before the social coffee ride as detailed below.

Sunday 8:00 am at Sanremo, 8:20 am at Humbertown for “The Coffee Ride”
Route: Coffee In Woodbridge. 62 km. A classic route that takes us out Goreway, across the awesome Cottrelle/Langstaff/Kipling combo dropping us at Nino d’Aversa before an easy return down Martin Grove Road. (And is Martin Grove a person? Or an actual Grove of Martin’s? Or perhaps it was a grove owned by a guy named Martin… options to discuss. Get back to me with a consensus on this one please.)

November – March
We’ll schedule the rides each week based on the weather and road conditions.

Throughout the season we will have special events that will pre-empt the club rides and these events will be communicated to members through the weekly email. Times noted are the departure times, arrive at least 5 minutes early and be ready to leave on time.

Remember that in order to participate in club rides you must be a member of the club. Be sure to complete your registration before your first ride by visiting etobicokecycling.com/join. The ride leaders will have a list of club members and ask for identification to confirm membership if needed. Our club status with the OCA and our insurance depends on all riders being members.

What do I get from joining a club?
Some of the member benefits include:

  • Weekly planned group rides
  • Social rides
  • Training rides
  • Event rides
  • Safety
  • No drop policy
  • Information exchange
  • Motivation
  • Fitness
  • Goal setting
  • Group dynamics
  • Technical tips
  • Fun and passion with like-minded individuals