11th Anniversary Ride
Sunday August 18, 2019
Durham Cycling Club has participated in the Ride 4 United Way since its inception. It is a good chance to cycle the roads of Durham with fellow cycling enthusiasts and support a local charity. Click here for our Team Event page.
One change for this year – the 160km riders will start 30 minutes earlier at 0730hrs; the 60km, 100km and Gravel ride (approx 100km) will start at 0800hrs. The start location and all other amenities will remain the same, including Full Ride Support, Post-ride Lunch and Massages. Sweet new ride kit is available for anyone who decides to do some fundraising, full details on the website.
If you haven’t participated before, this is a fun and worthy ride which showcases our Region and raises money for local causes that fall through the cracks where the need is not met by public funding.
Hope you are all able to join me! If you signed up already prior to the team page being created, just drop me an email and I’ll make sure your name is linked to the team. Also, feel free to invite any friends, spouses, non DCC members to join our team if they wish – Durham Cycling Club and Friends
Any questions, drop me a line. Hope to see good support from our club once again this year.
Your friendly neighbourhood United Way Ride Captain, Kim Cheston.
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 minimum pace of 20 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.