Tuesday evening group rides will return for the 2020 season starting July 6 and running every Tuesday night until the end of September. To reduce the amount of time spent riding in city traffic, the majority of our routes start from locations that allow us to quickly leave city traffic behind. The routes head south, east, and west out of the city, returning at or before dusk.
Full schedule with destinations, distances and maps are in the Club Calendar. You must join the club Ride with GPS account to view the maps.
The OBC weekly rides are members-only events. To ensure that only members take part, ride coordinators and group leaders may ask you to show a valid membership card at the start of each ride. Make sure to have your card handy, or a digital version on your smart device!
For 2020: You will also need to complete the COVID-19 waiver
Tuesday riders are expected to be able to ride at a pace of at least Touring 1 (23 km/h). This is to ensure the rides are going at a pace fast enough to return before sunset. All group members are expected to follow OBC group riding guidelines and speeds set for the group they are joining.
Check the calendar for start locations and times, which range from 5:30 to 6PM. The rides are planned to finish before sunset, but sometimes stuff happens - flat tires, mechanical issues, etc... You must carry a lighting system for your bike (white light in the front, red in the back) in case the ride unexpectedly extends into darkness. You must not rely on others to have lights, as the group must be well lit to make sure it stays safe. It's also important always to carry water or a sports drink, as well as a light snack (granola bar, banana, dried fruit, etc.) for the longer rides. Although we attempt to take breaks at a store or location with toilets available for riders, this is not always possible.
We look forward to meeting many new and returning riders on Tuesdays. Experienced OBC members interested in leading a group are more than welcome!
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