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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.

Please note: until COVID – 19 restrictions are fully removed, our Club rides are currently operating under a reduced ride schedule. 

How We Roll

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.

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.

Try-a-Ride Adult Waiver

Try-a-Ride Youth Waiver

Schedule

Please check the calendar and your email for updates

Monday
Ride from Chain Reaction
6:10 pm – Mixed Social

Tuesday
Ride from Chain Reaction
6:05 pm – Breakaway
6:10 pm – Peloton

Wednesday
Ride from Chain Reaction
6:05 pm – Tempo

Thursdays
Ride from Chain Reaction
6:05 pm – Breakaway
6:10 pm – Peloton

 

Saturday
Ride from Chain Reaction
Ride from Humbertown Plaza
8:00 am – Coffee Ride

Sunday
Meeting place TBD (usually announced on the prior Thursday)
8:30 or 8:45 am – Get Outta Town Ride

Ride Descriptions

Weeknights

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.

 

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.

 

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.

Weekends

Coffee Ride 

(Saturdays)
65-75 km @ 28-32 kph

Our weekly no-drop trek to Oakville. Quite social, but often just a tad faster than the Tempo Ride, with a few more spirited sections. We usually make a mid-ride stop for coffee and a treat. In cold weather, we delay the coffee until the end of the ride. Mid-summer, there’s the option of riding further – to Campbellville or Burlington, dubbed the Luongo Ride.

 

Get Outta Town Ride 

(Sundays)
70-120 km @ 28-32 kph

Often starts in either Mississauga or Kleinburg, for a scenic no-drop ride through the country hills west or north of the city. A mid-ride bakery stop is a must, and with an optional brunch afterward.

 

VeloDonnas

70-110 km @ 24-30 kph

A women-only ride geared toward encouraging newer ‘Donnas to ride a little longer distance. We are hoping to offer one event each month. Climb hills at your own pace and regroup at the top. Really what road cycling is all about.

 

Epic Rides

100+ km @ 28-32 kph

Once a month, we stretch our legs for longer rides ranging from the sublime (Forks of the Credit or around Lake Simcoe) to the ridiculous (Niagara Falls or a 100-mile gravel ride). Most often, these take place on a Sunday or holiday Monday. We hope for a big enough turnout to split up into groups tailored for different distances and pace.

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