DCC 2014 Season Kick Off and Open House
Are you ready for some Cycle Therapy? Spring has sprung and once again those avid Durham Cyclists are ready to hit the roads!
To celebrate the new season we are having an open house for our members and anyone who might be interested in joining our club of enthusiastic cyclists. No obligation to join, just come investigate why cycling with a club is a great activity that is fun and rewarding in so many ways.
If you are already a member, it is a good chance to pay your low annual dues ($45), submit a waiver and reserve a date on the ride schedule for hosting a tour. Come out for the evening and enjoy the camaraderie of catching up with old members, meeting potential new members and enjoying a refreshment.
You can fill out and print a waiver form by clicking here.
There will be a limited amount of DCC Jerseys available for purchase at the event.
Parking: Park at the municipal lot behind the Fire Hall (across Brock St. from the Tap) or on street parking. Definitely avoid parking at No Frills as you may be ticketed and towed.
Date: March 20.
Time: 7:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday evening rides commence at the begining of May and continue until mid September.
Mark your calendars for the weekend of July 19/20 because that’s when the awesome 2nd annual Tour de Simcoe takes place. This is a two day ride around lake Simcoe with an overnight stop in Barrie. More details to come.
A list of road closures due to 407 construction can be found here, check them out if you are planning a ride that cuts across the path of the new highway.
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.