The 2014 Cycling Season Begins Next Weekend!!!

It’s been a long, cold winter but spring has finally arrived and that means the cycling season is here! You must be a Cobourg Cycling Club member in advance (no sign up at the start line) to participate so make sure you become a member asap so you can take part in these great rides!

Wake up those hibernating legs and join the CCC as we kick off the season next Sunday, April 13th at 11am with a 50k group ride that leaves from Normar Rd. This will be a no-drop ride so we’ll take it easy, stick together and enjoy being out on the road again.

You can view the route we have planned here.

For the racers and those of you looking for a good workout, the Tuesday night time trial series begins on Tuesday, April 15th at 6:30pm here and the tempo rides also start up Thursday, April 17th at 6:15pm leaving from Merwin Greer School. For both rides, please show up 20 minutes early to get signed in. Don’t forget to bring a toonie for the time trial or pay $35 for the whole season.

Check out a great map of the time trial route.

A few important safety tips for the upcoming season

Even normal riding conditions can be hard on your bike. Things like loose bolts, worn brake pads or wobbly wheels are easy fixes but if left unattended can be unsafe and costly so be sure to give your bike a thorough check or if you’re not experienced, take it to The Bike Shop and let a professional make sure it’s in safe working order.

Refresh your memory and read through the Cyclists Responsibility Code and the CCC’s Risk Management Policy which give tips on how to stay safe and also lay out the rules of the club. Remember, it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with these rules and regulations.

Keep your head up and look down the road.  This is, by far, the most important thing you can ever learn. It lets you see hazards like cars, another braking cyclist or a giant pot hole (there are a LOT right now) well in advance so you can react early and safely without becoming a hazard yourself and potentially crashing or causing an accident.

Thanks everyone, see you on the road!