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Club Rides

Velocity offers a variety of group rides each week with differences in pace, distance and intensity. If you are not a member and want to give the club a tryout, please complete the attached form and someone will be in touch with you.

Reserving a spot is quick and simple by using the RSVP function in our calendar.

How We Roll

Want to Try-A-Ride?

Please contact galfred@velocitycyclingclub.com to enquire about our process

Velocity offers a variety of group rides each week with differences in pace, distance and intensity.

  • Most are no-drop rides, in which the pace is set to ensure that the entire group completes the ride together.
  • A few are drop rides, in which the main group may drop slower cyclists, who will then complete the ride on their own.
  • Some rides include spirited sections in which the pace picks up progressively in a safe manner. The ride then stops to regroup at the end of the section before continuing.
  • In all cases, we start the season with shorter rides, then extend as the days get longer into summer, before shortening them in fall.

Schedule

Check the club ride calendar for more details on ride start times and routes for the coming rides

Monday
6:00 pm – Social, Clips and Tips

Tuesday / Thursday
6:00 pm – Peloton

Wednesday
6:00 pm – Tempo

Thursday
9:00am – “Gravel” Tempo – Out of town gravel ride

Saturday
8:00 am – Social  + Coffee Ride. Usually heads to Oakville. Faster riders option to extend the route.

Sunday
8:30 – Tempo/Peloton Get Outta Town Ride

Ride Descriptions

Relative Pace

 
 

Social Pace

40-55 km @ 20-25kph

A more relaxed pace to help build base mileage, supportive ride for both women and men. Great for developing group-ride skills and fitness, and meeting ride buddies.

Mixed – Social

40-55 km @ 24-28 kph

A social, supportive ride for both women and men, based on Rule #3 (“Guide the uninitiated”). Great for developing group-ride skills and fitness, and meeting ride buddies. Includes Clips and Tips Rides.

Tempo

53-72 km @ 28-30 kph

No-drop, with the idea of bringing those from the Social Ride along toward a faster pace and longer distance. This ride also introduces spirited sections.

Equates to our advanced gravel riders but handicapped for the limitations on these routes

Lumen’eers (Autumn Only)

48 km @ 25-28 kph

A no-drop night ride that combines bike paths, rail trails, forest, and quiet streets. Cyclocross/gravel bikes are best, but 25-28mm tires on a road bike will do.

Peloton

53-80 km @ 30-33 kph

Mostly a no-drop ride. There’s a focus on a steady pace and rotation, with the group working together for a ride that’s almost as fast as the Breakaway (below). Ride captains try to ensure no one goes solo, but the ride may end with a small group (a grupetto) having fallen off the back.

Breakaway

53-80+ km @ 33-36 kph

A drop ride with regular surges in pace. The group works together to keep the pace high, but riders also challenge each other to push the pace. Those who are dropped will need to know the route well enough to ride home alone.

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