DCC Pub Night
Twas the Friday before Christmas and all through Durham
Not a cyclist was stirring not even a Roman
The bicycles were all hung in the garage with such care
Hoping that a sunny spring, soon would be there
DCC members were all snug in their beds
While visions of Century rides danced in their heads
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter
I sprung from my bed to see what was the matter
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
It was little old Derek Lee, riding a reindeer
With a skilled rider, so lively and quick
I knew in a moment that this was a trick
For it was not Christmas but pub night he sings
Off to Fionn MacCool’s for Guiness and wings
Click here to see what our favorite DCC couple is up to!
The Ajax Pickering Tri Club is once again offering spin classes to our club, starting on December 7 through to March 30 on Sunday mornings. Set up time is 7:45 with wheels turning from 8:00 am until 9:45 am. The classes take place at SHED fitness, 1420 Bayly St. (just east of Liverpool Rd.), Unit #11, in Pickering. The cost is $120 including HST for DCC members. To join in just show up with your bike, spinner and cash or cheque and ask to speak to Jim McLellan, don’t forget to mention you belong to the DCC.
Share The Road Pledge
Here are some links from Bruce Macdonald. Take a look at the local politicians who said they would support active people/lifestyle i.e. put dollars into infrastructure for cycling.
The Durham Cycling Story
Founded in 1991 the Durham Cycling Club is a non-profit organization of avid recreational cyclists. Formerly the Touring Concept Cycling Group, the goal of the club is to promote fitness through cycling as well as social camaraderie among the group.
We are based in the Region of Durham, where most of our rides start. The season runs from April 1 to October 31. We ride every Sunday with many Saturday morning, Tuesday evening and Thursday evening rides available. Our club members volunteer to plan and host the rides, leading to a variety of routes on the roads of Durham Region and beyond.
Our rides feature frequent regroups to allow slower riders to catch up. Riders are encouraged to maintain a pace of between 18 to 25 kph. Distances progress from 40-60 km in the spring to longer distances (70-100 km) in the summer, leading up to our premier event of the season, the Century ride. This fully supported club Century, with routes varying from 100 to 160 km, is an exciting challenge for all riders.
The annual fees are low and our membership card entitles you to substantial discounts at numerous cycle shops.
Come out and ride with us (2 trial rides-no obligation). You will find we are a friendly and supportive club who are accepting of all levels of serious recreational cyclists.
New to distance riding? Click for the FAQ section.