The 2017 Year end Bike and Brunch

The 2017 Year end Bike and Brunch

Lambton Golf and Country Club
Sunday October 22nd 7:30 am

  • Distance: 90km Shower Facilites, Bad Ass Brunch, The Steve Hancock Award.
  • Annual roast of this year’s club riders from Chain Reaction – Velocity – Etobicoke Cycling Club
  • and Velodonnas
  • A no-drop ride where everyone will regroup at intersections
  • Reserve your spot by October 18th via:email:$50 interact transfer
  • This event is limted to the first 50 riders

The Second Season Begins

Hello Everyone,Finally an email from me that isn’t a complaint email…

I wanted to congratulate the Tour For Kids team with reaching the $1million milestone. A lot of hours spent training and fundraising are put in by everyone on the team to reach their fundraising commitments. Well done, you’ve earned the right to sit in on group rides for a while.

With the T4K events wrapping up just over a week ago we can turn our attention to the second half of the season. We only have a few more weeks of daylight for week night rides so let’s get out there and enjoy it.

Saturday and Sunday Rides Continue Until The Snow Flies.

  • Chain Reaction Store Rides
  • Coffee Rides
  • Sunday Get Outta Town Rides


Wednesday’s Lumineers Rides.

We started this last year in mid-September with much success and it’s a great way to extend the season. This is a ride around the city making use of the bike paths on the Martin Goodman, Don Valley, Belt line and Humber trails. We meet at the Old Mill Restaurant at 7pm for a 2hr15min ride. Last year it was Wednesdays this year is TBD still. We will ride as long a conditions are safe and we have sufficient demand.

What you need for Lumineers Rides:

  • You need bright lights.
  • Little blinky lights won’t be adequate for this ride. I checked with Bill and he has lots of lights in stock so you can make use of your store discount to get some super bright lights.
  • Buy a bell while you’re at it, we’ll be on the bike path system and a bell is super helpful letting folks know we’re coming through.
  • Bike – a cross bike is ideal for this. Some people rode road bikes with 25 and 28mm tires. Don’t use your race wheels because you can’t always see debris and potholes when it’s dark.


Will continue to ride into the fall season, watch out for announcements with more details.

Fall Mountain Biking (MTB) And Cyclocross (CX)

Based on the success of last year’s MTB day we’re gonna try to have a couple of them this year. Stay stuned for days. Some other fun mountain bike events are also coming up:

Let us know if you’re planning to try or race Cyclocross this fall. It would be great to have a few people flying the Velocity colours at these events.

Club Time Trial?

Let us know if you’d be interested in testing out the idea of us organizing and/or competing in a Velocity Members Club Time Trial. Eddy Merckx style to begin with.

The $1,000,000 milestone supporting Tour For Kids!!

In the 10 years that Velocity has participated in the Tour For Kids charity event, we have collectively raised over $1,000,000, not to mention all of the other funding and material support that Velocity members have contributed to this amazing charity along the way.  Every one of you who has participated in this event deserves a resounding THANK YOU and a pat on the back for giving back to this amazing charity.

For those of you who have never participated, put it on your calendar for next year.  It is a spectacular riding experience offering scenic country rides that range from 100 – 250 km’s each day.  There are many rest stops and many friendly groups going at all levels of intensity.  The evening events are a ton of fun and the socializing with your fellow Velocity team members is a continuum of non-stops laughs.  Of course, the connection you make to the kid’s cancer camps, some of the children and the families themselves is inexplicably inspiring and moving.  It is a weekend that will change your life in some way… How could you pass up on that promise?

Aug 19th and 20th Rides

Weekend Rides:

7 a.m. Sportif Northern Route (with a 55km short cut) – leaves from Chain Reaction
Coffee Ride leaving from Humbertown:
8:00 a.m. Coffee Ride – 72 km to Oakville

SUNDAY Get Outta Town Ride
8:30 a.m. This Sunday the ride will start from the 5th Line and Steeles (Milton) for an 85 to 90km ride. I’m sure we’ll find a bakery somewhere to refuel.

Best Wishes to all those taking part in the Tour for Kids this weekend. May the roads be all downhill and the wind at your back.

Lights are mandatory, no exceptions.

Safety Reminder – Working front and rear lights are mandatory for all Velocity road rides day or night this year, no exceptions, no grace period. So be sure to have working lights or you won’t be able to participate, and that would really suck if you were turned away.

Weekend Rides:

We’ll have three ride options:
Epic B2TF II
 ride to the Falls and back. Details here.
7 a.m. Sportif Northern Route (with a 55km short cut) – leaves from Chain Reaction
Coffee Ride leaving from Humbertown:
8:00 a.m. Coffee Ride – 72 km to Oakville

SUNDAY Free Stylin’
This Sunday is the Ride for Karen so there will be no club ride this week. Check out

Weekly Schedule
Monday – VeloDonnas Ladies only ride (6pm) & Mixed Social 53km. from Chain Reaction at 6:10pm
– Breakaway Ride (33+ kph pace) leaves from Chain Reaction 6:05 pm
– Peloton Ride (30-33 kph pace) leaves at 6:10 pm
Wednesday – Tempo Ride – No-drop (27-30 kph pace) – leaves from Chain Reaction 6 pm.
– Breakaway Ride (33+ kph pace) leaves from Chain Reaction 6:05 pm
– Peloton Ride (30-33 kph pace) leaves at 6:10 pm.
– 7:00 a.m. Sportif Northern Route  (Starting at Chain Reaction)
– 8:00 a.m. Coffee Ride – no-drop (Starting at Humbertown)
Sunday – Get Outta Town ride

What’s happening This Weekend.

This Weekends Schedule

  • 7am Sportif Northern Route (with a 55km short cut) starts from Chain Reaction.


  • 8am Coffee Ride – Oakville, starts at Humbertown


Happy Riding!

Canada Day Weekend Rides

It’s Canada Day so we have some special options for you. Wear your Canada colours proudly.

Saturday (Two and a half options)
(Early ride 7am) 
leaving from Chain Reaction for a 150km ride to celebrate the sesquicentennial. RTD will be leading this ride to pad his mileage. There’ll be the usual shorter option too.
Coffee Ride 8am from Humbertown to O-Town (Oakville). You know who else has a red and white flag? Denmark… so a visit to the Danish Pastry House seems fitting.

Sunday at 8am will be a Get Outta Town ride starting in Kleinberg at the Public school. Good chance there’ll be bakery stop.

Monday 6:40 am at Sanremo, 7:00 am at Humbertown
Route: Canada 150. 150 km. To celebrate Canada’s 150th we’re riding 150km. The turnaround point for this ride is Tailwinds B&B, operated by VCC alumnus Trevor Crystal! Plan on 6 hours for this one. (And we’re partnering with Etobicoke Cycling Club on this ride… We’ll likely have enough riders to split into two groups.)
For those not up for the full 150 km, here’s a 94 km option that goes out and finishes the same as the 150. It’s just missing 56 km in the middle!.
Bring a $5 buck to cover Trevor’s cost for snack etc…

Also, let us know if you are doing the PWC Epic Tour of Halton this fall. Early Bird deadline is this Friday.

Happy Canada Day Weekend?