Welcome to the 2020 Bow Cyclist Club

We are dedicated to providing multiple weekly road rides for a wide range of riding/fitness levels.

How We Ride in 2020

This year, there will be at least 4 ride options to let you pick the speed/type of ride you wish to join.

Rides will leave from the shop. You are also welcome to join in on the Saturday longer rides, a new Thursday night-drop ride, Tuesday night mountain bike rides and fat bike rides in the winter.

Riding season starts at the beginning of May (sometimes sooner, weather dependent). This year we will be organizing more demo rides, more event rides, more social evening rides, and once a month we will offer a south ride.

Into Racing?

Take out a racing license and ride under the Bow Cyclists banner!


SIGN-UP TODAY!

 

What do I get with my $175 membership?

A general Alberta Bicycle Association Membership

A Bow Cyclist Jersey

Invite to a wrap up party

Bell for inner city rides

BCC Socks

Discount at National and Leopold’s Tavern

20% discount on parts, clothing and accessories at Bow Cycle!


RIDE WITH US

Whether you’re looking to join one of our riding clubs, or just wanna get out for a spin, Bow Cycle has a group geared towards your specific riding goals and skill level. Join us at one of our upcoming opportunities!

DAY

RIDE

DETAILS

MONDAYBCC – No Drop6:30pm | Leaving from Bow Cycle | 2 hr | 30-40km | All Levels
TUESDAYLadies Ride6:30pm | Leaving from Bow Cycle | 2 hr | 30-40km | All Levels
WEDNESDAYBCC – No Drop6:30pm | Leaving from Bow Cycle | 2 hr | 30-40km | All Levels
THURSDAYLadies BCC – No Drop6:30pm | Leaving from Bow Cycle | 2 hr | 30-50km | All Levels
FRIDAYNew Drop Ride6:30pm | Leaving from Bow Cycle | 2 hr | 30-50km | Advanced Riders (AVG speed 27-32kph)
SATURDAYCoffee Ride10:00am | Leaving from Bow Cycle | 2 hr | 70-90km | Intermediate to Advanced
(Must be able to ride AVG speed 25-28kph)
SUNDAYBCC – No Drop10:00am | Leaving from Bow Cycle | 2 hr | 40-50km | All Levels

PLUS


TUESDAY NIGHTSMTB or Gravel RideLocation TBD week of ride | Intermediate to Advanced
DEC - FEBSeasonal Fat Bike RidesRentals available through Bow Cycle
DEC - FEBSeasonal Zwift Rides In-store or remote group rides

All rides subject to weather/change. We observe the rules of the road during the rides and expect our members to do the same. We invite you to join the club on Strava as well - share your rides and cheer on your teammates!


JOIN THE BOW CYCLIST CLUB!


 

Thank you to our club sponsors!

 

RULES OF THE ROAD


Maintain a Steady Pace
Group rides are not a race to “attack”, speed up without warning or jump around another rider. When slowing, break softly or leave room in front of you to decelerate. Use hand signals for hazards, obstacles, and when pulling off.


Pace Lines
Single pace lines will be used leaving from Bow Cycle & Sports and used at all times. Always pull off to the left.


Camaraderie
If you see a rider get a flat, two riders should always stop to attend. If you are the last rider in the group and you see someone get dropped, ease up and ride with them. You can catch up with the group at the next rest point.


Stopping 
Signal and yell to alert the riders behind you that you are stopping or slowing.


Moving 
Signal by waving your hand behind your back to move out from hazards up ahead, such as barriers or parked cars.


Hazards 
Point out potholes and hazards. Do this well before the hazard is near and move over. Pointing and a waving action denotes loose gravel or debris.


Pull Through 
A gentle flick of the elbow indicates that you want the next rider to come through.