FAQs

What is the cost to join?
For 2016 the cost is $76. This includes $40 for your OCA affiliation and insurance. If you have an OCA licence or are affiliated through another club you do not have to pay this portion again.

When and where are the rides?
Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the club rides will take place as follows all season:

April
Monday – Friday: 6:00am Twyford & Kingsway. (5:40am at Royal York & Lake)
Saturday: 9am Sanremo, 9:20 Humbertown.
Sunday: 9am Humbertown, 9:15 Sanremo.

May
Monday – Friday: 6:00am Twyford & Kingsway. (5:40am at Royal York & Lake)
Tuesday: Social & Skills Ride, 6:00pm
Thursday: 5:55pm Lakeshore & Royal York. Advanced Skill Training. 25 – 110km.
Saturday: 8am Sanremo, 8:20 Humbertown.
Sunday: 8am Humbertown, 8:15 Sanremo.

June
Monday – Friday: 6:00am Twyford & Kingsway. (5:40am at Royal York & Lake)
Tuesday: Social & Skills Ride, 6:00pm
Thursday: 5:55pm Lakeshore & Royal York. Advanced Skill Training. 25 – 110km.
Saturday: 8am Sanremo, 8:20 Humbertown.
Sunday: 8am Humbertown, 8:15 Sanremo.

July
Monday – Friday: 6:00am Twyford & Kingsway. (5:40am at Royal York & Lake)
Tuesday: Social & Skills Ride, 6:00pm
Thursday: 5:55pm Lakeshore & Royal York. Advanced Skill Training. 25 – 110km.
Saturday: 7am Sanremo, 7:20 Humbertown.
Sunday: 7am Humbertown, 7:15 Sanremo.

August
Monday – Friday: 6:00am Twyford & Kingsway. (5:40am at Royal York & Lake)
Tuesday: Social & Skills Ride, 6:00pm
Thursday: 5:55pm Lakeshore & Royal York. Advanced Skill Training. 25 – 110km.
Saturday: 7am Sanremo, 7:20 Humbertown.
Sunday: 7am Humbertown, 7:15 Sanremo.

September
Monday – Friday: 6:00am Twyford & Kingsway. (5:40am at Royal York & Lake)
Tuesday: Social & Skills Ride, 6:00pm
Thursday: 5:55pm Lakeshore & Royal York. Advanced Skill Training. 25 – 110km.
Saturday: 8am Sanremo, 8:20 Humbertown.
Sunday: 8am Humbertown, 8:15 Sanremo.

October – December
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.

NOTES:

  1. Most, but not all, weekday mornings there will be riders leaving Royal York & Lakeshore at 5:40am riding up to meet the group at Twyford & Kingsway for 6am.
  2. 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