What is the cost to join?
The for new members to join ECC for 2021 is $45 plus the OCA affiliation fee (if you are affiliated with another club you do not have to pay this portion again). For returning members it’s just $15 + OCA.
When and where do the rides take place?
Our standard season runs from roughly April until October.
Monday to Friday
Finish: 7:00’ish. Later if you hang around for the obligatory post-ride café stop.
Routes vary from 25 to 55 km.
Saturday & Sunday
We start in the morning at Sanremo Bakery and at Humbertown Plaza. Start times track the sunrise. In the early and late season we start around 9 am, but in the cure of June and July we start earlier, usually by 7am.
Ride length also matches the start times in that early and late season the rides are usually in the 50 to 80 km range. In the mid-season the rides stretch to 80 to 120 km in most cases.
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 – for all levels of rider
- Social Rides
- Training Rides
- Event Rides
- No drop policy – on specific rides
- Information exchange
- Goal setting
- Group dynamics
- Technical tips
- Fun and passion with like-minded individuals