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OCC WEEKLY GROUP RIDES

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  • Monday (1)[+]
    Monday Morning Ride
    On Monday mornings, the club runs a B / B+ level ride out of Courtice Community Centre. Routes vary but roundtrip distances typically range from 60-80km. Each ride features a coffee stop at such destinations as the Orono Bakery, Tim Horton’s and White Feather Farms so remember to bring money. Start times vary with season so check this calendar.

    April 10am start
    May, June, 9 am start
    July, August 8 am start
    September 9 am start
    October 10 am start
    • Ride Level: B & B+ levels
    • Start Location: Courtice Community Centre
    • Start Time: Please check description for start times
    • Routes: Progressing difficulty as the season progresses. Typically 60-80 km with Coffee stop
  • Tuesday (2)[+]
    Tuesday Night East Rides
    OCC's Signature Club Ride! The Tuesday Night Rides has something for every cyclists of all abilities. Riders break themselves up into smaller groups and head out with designated ride leaders at a pre-established ride level or pace. There will be a ride for every fitness and experience level. Please bring a bicycle light. Start times vary by season so check this calendar. There are no coffee stops on this ride but a tailgate pizza party is held after the evening rides 1 X monthly throughout the summer months.

    Start Time: 6 pm
    After Sept 11th start time switches to 5:30 pm
    • Ride Level: All Levels including Beginner
    • Start Location: Courtice Community Centre
    • Start Time: 6:00 pm (
    • Routes: Distances and routes vary greatly and are influenced by the amount of daylight we have
    Tuesday Night West Ride
    Tuesday night B ride out of Winchester PS in Brooklin. Starts at 6:15pm
    • Ride Level: B level
    • Start Location: Winchester PS Brooklin
    • Start Time: 6:15pm
    • Routes: Distances and routes vary greatly
  • Wednesday (1)[+]
    Wednesday Morning Ride
    On Wednesday mornings, the club runs a B / B+ level ride out of Courtice Community Centre. Routes vary but roundtrip distances typically range from 60-80km. Each ride features a coffee stop at such destinations as the Orono Bakery, Tim Horton’s and White Feather Farms so remember to bring money. Start times vary with season so check this calendar.

    April 10am start
    May, June, 9 am start
    July, August 8 am start
    September 9 am start
    October 10 am start
    • Ride Level: B & B+ levels
    • Start Location: Courtice Community Centre
    • Start Time: Please check description for start times
    • Routes: Progressing difficulty as the season progresses. Typically 60-80 km with Coffee stop
  • Thursday (3)[+]

    3 Different Ride Options

    OCC WEST: Brooklin Training Ride
    A structure training ride lead by Ian Hill. Paceline ride where the emphasis is learning to ride as one group.
    • Ride Level: B+
    • Start Location: Winchester Public School, 70 Watford Street, Brooklin
    • Start Time: 6:00 pm (weather permitting)
    • Routes: Progressing difficulty as the season progresses.
    OCC WEST: Brooklin Ride
    A later start for those commuting. Starting at 6:15
    • Ride Level: B
    • Start Location: Winchester Public School, 70 Watford Street, Brooklin
    • Start Time: 6:15 pm
    • Routes: Progressing difficulty as the season progresses.
    Thursday Night Rides (St. Stephen's High School)
    Riders break themselves up into smaller groups and head out with designated ride leaders at a pre-established ride level or pace. Please bring a bicycle light. There are no coffee stops on this ride.
    • Ride Level: B & C
    • Start Location: St. Stephen's High School
    • Start Time: 6:00 pm
    • Routes: Distances and routes vary greatly and are influenced by the amount of daylight we have
  • Friday (2)[+]

    2 Different Ride Options

    Friday Morning Ride
    On Friday mornings, the club runs the B / B+ level ride out of Courtice Community Centre. Routes vary but roundtrip distances typically range from 60-80km. Each ride features a coffee stop at such destinations as the Orono Bakery, Tim Horton’s and White Feather Farms so remember to bring money. Start times vary with season so check this calendar.


    April 10am start
    May, June, 9 am start
    July, August 8 am start
    September 9 am start
    October 10 am start
    • Ride Level: B & B+ level
    • Start Location: Courtice Community Centre
    • Start Time: Please check description for start times
    • Routes: Progressing difficulty as the season progresses. Typically 60-80 km with Coffee stop
    OCC WEST: Friday Ride and Wine
    There is a social component after the ride when we gather at a local restaurant on the last Friday of each month for refreshments; all other Fridays are hosted by members. Please provide your own beverages and be prepared to contribute towards pizza or perhaps some other healthier restorative.
    • Ride Level: All levels
    • Start Location: Winchester Public School, 70 Watford Street, Brooklin
    • Start Time: 6:00 pm (weather permitting)
    • Routes: Various ranging from 20km to 43 kms. Route previews & TCX files available to the right
  • Saturday [+]
    Richard Saturday Morning Rides
    • Ride Level: C level
    • Start Location: Various Start Locations
    • Start Time: 10am


    *Please note that these rides are not scheduled every week but only on select Saturday throughout the season. These rides each have a special theme.

    April 27 Explore the Waterfront
    May 4 Ajax Trails
    May 11 Port Hope / Cobourg
    May 18 History of Oshawa
    June 1 Don Valley Graffiti Ride
    Jun 29 Arts and Culture Ride
    July 13 Guild Inn Ride
    August 17 Clarington Rural Ramble
    August 31 Whitby Town Tour (NEW)

    For more details, please see the section titled: Richard's Saturday Morning Theme Rides
  • Sunday (1)[+]
    Brooklin: Sunday Morning Ride
    This ride has both C and B level rides with varied routes that incorporate a rest stop at the midway point.
    • Ride Level: C & B Level
    • Start Location: Winchester Public School, 70 Watford Street, Brooklin
    • Start Time: 10am, 9 am July & August, 10 am September (weather permitting)
    • Routes: Progressing difficulty as the season progresses.
All of our rides are categorized, so members know what to expect and can make appropriate decisions on which rides and groups to join. Remember average speed refers to the overall average speed of the ride and not just the downhill with a tailwind. Please choose your ride accordingly. If in doubt you can also speak to the ride leader prior to the start of the ride.
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Category A+

Average Speed: 30+ kph
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Category A

Average Speed: 27 - 30 kph
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Category B+

Average Speed: 25 - 26 kph
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Category B

Average Speed: 23 - 24 kph
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Category C

Average Speed: 19 - 22 kph

Richard's Saturday Morning Theme Rides

Here are the first four Theme rides. More to come...

Explore The Waterfront

April 27th
  • Ride Level: C
  • Time: 10am
  • Location: Lakeview Park Oshawa
  • Need to Know: Our first Saturday ride of the season will see us exploring the wonderful Waterfront Trail from Oshawa to Ajax. Meet at Lakeview Park Oshawa in the parking lot immediately west of the Jubilee Pavilion at 10 am. We will ride the trail to Ajax with a coffee stop at Timmy’s there. On the return we will ride some of the new section of trail along Bayly/Victoria. The full route will be about 45 km, over 95% on paved trails, 5% on side roads, and is suitable for C Riders. Those who wish to do a shorter distance can turn around earlier on the trail.

Ajax Trails

May 4th
  • Ride Level: C
  • Time: 9am
  • Location: Ajax Sportsplex 1803 Audley Rd N Ajax
  • Need to Know: This ride will take us through some of the extensive network of trails that cover the bike friendly town of Ajax. Meet at the Ajax Sportsplex, 2001 Audley Road North, Ajax at 9:00 am. There will be a short Timmy’s stop halfway through the ride. The route will be about 45 km, almost 90 percent on paved trails with the rest on roaf and will include a visit with Monty the British Royal Guardsmen. This ride is suitable for C riders.

Port Hope

May 11th
Port Hope to Cobourg
  • Ride Level: C
  • Time: 9 am
  • Location: Port Hope Town Hall 66 Queen St
  • Need to Know: oin us as we ride the Ontario Waterfront Trail from Port Hope to Cobourg, returning on country roads north of the 401. There will be a short bakery stop in downtown Cobourg and a highlight will be a visit to the unique Primitive Design on our way back. Those who wish will meet for lunch after the ride. The route will be about 50 km, most of it on roads and will include some small hills on the return trip but is suitable for C+ riders.

History Ride

May 18th
  • Ride Level: C
  • Time: 9am
  • Location: Lakeview Park, Oshawa, ON
  • Need to Know: One of our first ever Saturday morning theme rides, join us as we look at the history of Oshawa as we ride three different city bike routes that take us by some of the older sections of the city and if you haven’t done this ride before, you will learn something about Oshawa you didn’t know before. We will take a lunch break at Panera Bread (other options available in the plaza). The route is about 40 km with about 70 per cent on paved trails, the rest of roads, and is suitable for C riders.

TUESDAY PIZZA NIGHTS

  • Dates: Select Tuesdays in June, July & August
  • Time: Immediately following the Tuesday Night Ride
  • Start Location: Courtice Community Centre
  • Need to Know: Pizza nights will be announced on our Facebook Page 1 week in advance this year.
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Special Events / Rides

Spring Workshop

  • Date: May 5th
  • Time: 1-4 pm
  • Location: Fellowship Church 1685 Bloor St Courtice
  • Need to Know: We hope to see you at the Spring Workshop this Sunday April 8th, 1:30pm at Hope Fellowship church, 1685 Bloor St. Courtice.

    More details to follow

Lilac Ride

  • Date: Wed May 22
  • Start Time: 10am
  • Location: Prince Edward County
  • Need to Know: Our Annual Lilac Ride around Prince Edward County.
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Young's Point Lilac Ride

  • Date: June 2
  • Time: 10 am
  • START Location: Beavermead Park
    2011 Ashburnham Dr. Peterborough ON K9L 1P8
  • Need to Know: B Level Ride. Riding the Peterborough rail trail from Beavermead Park in Peterborough to Lakefield, then country roads to Young's Point and return. 70 kilometres C Level Option, Peterborough to Lakefield, 40 kilomtres.
    There will be an optional lunch stop in Lakefield on return.

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Canada Day Ride and BBQ

  • Date: July 1st
  • Time: Various Start times, check RSVP for more info
  • Location: Orono Park, 61 Princess St Orono
  • Need to Know: The Oshawa Cycling Club Canada Day Ride and Picnic is one of the highlights of the year for our club members. Tradition dictated that we would ride 1 kilometre on honour of every year since Canada’s birth. More Info.
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Tour de Trent

  • Date: Jul 6 -7
  • RIDE Start Time:
  • START Location:
  • Need to Know: More details to follow.

Lake Simcoe Ride

  • Date: July 14th
  • Start Time: 10am
  • Start Location: Pefferlaw Sports Complex
  • Need to Know: Relatively flat with some low grade climbs, but can be strong headwind, 100km B ride & 60km C ride
    Start at Pefferlaw Sports Complex
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Magnetawan Multi Day Cycling Tour

  • Date: August 9 - 11
  • Start Time: TBD
  • Location: Magnetawan Ontario
  • Need to Know: Click the green plus button for sign up and more details

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Orillia / Barrie Weekend

  • Date: Sept 1 - 2
  • Start Time: 10am
  • Location: Orillia
  • Need to Know: More Details to follow
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