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Welcome to the 2021 Bow Cyclist Club

How We Ride in 2021

Welcome to the BCC! 

Founded in 2013, we have grown to a 250 member club with the focus of keeping the fun in cycling. Whether it be a sunny fast road ride, a dusty gravel party, a mountain ripper, or roll to the ice cream shop, we love it all. 

Our team of ride leaders are passionate cycling enthusiasts able to accommodate many different levels of riders. Come ride with us!


Into Racing?

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


SIGN-UP HERE!

 

What do I get with my $175 membership?

A general Alberta Bicycle Association Membership

A Bow Cyclist Jersey

Invite to a wrap up party

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

SOME EXCLUSIONS APPLY. (Ie. Electronics , some parts)


RIDE WITH US

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 Drop Road
6:30pm | Leaving from Bow Cycle | 2 hr | 30-40km | All Levels
TUESDAYBCC - Road Ride 10:00am | Leaving from Bow Cycle | 2 - 4 hrs | 30-40km | All Levels
TUESDAYMTB Ride6:30pm | Leaving from various Locations | 2-3 hr | All levels
WEDNESDAYBCC – No Drop Road6:30pm | Leaving from Bow Cycle | 2 hr | 30-40km | All Levels
THURSDAYLadies BCC – No Drop Road6:30pm | Leaving from Bow Cycle | 2 hr | 30-50km | All Levels
THURSDAYGravel Ride
6:45pm | Leaving from various locations | 2 - 3 hrs | Intermediate to Advanced 
SATURDAYCoffee Road Ride10:00am | Leaving from Bow Cycle | 2 hr | 70-90km | Intermediate to Advanced
(Must be able to ride AVG speed 25-28kph)
SUNDAYBCC – No Drop Road10:00am | Leaving from Bow Cycle | 2 hr | 40-50km | All Levels
Road rides are separated into groups, these are approximations of group speeds.
A Group - 29+ kph average,    B Group - 26-29 kph average ,    C Group - 23-26 kph average. Most rides will start with a  climb out of the river valley.

PLUS


DEC - FEBSeasonal Fat Bike RidesRentals available through Bow Cycle
DEC - FEBSeasonal Zwift Rides In-store or remote group rides
MONTHLYSeasonal Ice Cream Ride
6:30pm | Leaving from Bow Cycle 

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 recommend the use of a Garmin Varia for safety. 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.

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