Buckwallow Weekend in Gravenhurst. Fri Aug 23 to Sun Aug 25. Ride. Camp. Eat. Repeat.
Tour de Headwaters. Sat Sep 14th. Help support Headwaters Hospital. 25 km, 50 km and 100 km routes. Departs from Inglewood and BBQ follows at the shop.
We're going to Collingwood on Sat Sept 21. We have three ride options: MTB in Three Stages, a rail trail ride and a scenic road ride.
Sunday road rides begin and finish at Caledon Hills Cycling (the bike shop) in Inglewood.
Sportif, Classic, GT and Easy Rollers all depart promptly at 09:00. Departure time changes will be communicated in advance or posted on the calendar.
The beginners level is no longer offered due to low numbers.
We will try and post ride routes the Wednesday before so check the calendar for details.
Need more details? View our Road Rides page for help.
There are no official club rides on holiday weekends.
You must be a member of the Caledon Cycling Club to participate in any rides. If you plan to sign up the day of a ride, please arrive early so groups can depart on time.
Ride cancellations will be communicated via the website and/or Twitter.
Our regular Monday evening club mountain bike rides are always at Albion Hills Conservation Area.
All groups meet, start and finish their rides in the Elmview parking lot. Rides depart promptly at 6:30 so do arrive early so you aren't left behind.
There are no official club rides on long holiday weekends.
Please watch the website for ride status updates and cancellations.
Our Wednesday club mountain bike rides rotate among our venues and are generally open to levels 2 and up.
We meet for, begin and finish our rides in the Caledon Trailways (rail trail) parking lot.
The Erin Trails are open to members of the Caledon Cycling Club only so please carry your membership card with you when riding there as proof of membership. If you ride the Erin Trails and are not a member of the club, you are trespassing.
Open to mountain bike levels 2 and up.
Mitch Hall has volunteered to lead level 2 rides in Palgrave all this season as he did last year.
Palgrave rides depart and finish at the TRCA Palgrave Forest and Wildlife Area which is off of Duffy's Lane between Finnerty Side Road and Patterson Side Road.
Please don't leave any valuables in your car. While incidents are isolated, there have been cars broken in to while parked in either lot at Palgrave. Please be aware.
There are no official club rides on Sundays or Mondays of long holiday weekends.
Buckwallow Cycling Centre is a privately owned MTB park near Gravenhurst with 30 kms of high quality trails that are well-marked. We're staying at the KOA Campground next door. You'll need camping gear and your own food. Gravenhurst and Bracebridge are nearby in case you want to eat there or stay at a motel. We can also arrange to loan you a tent and use our community BBQ.
Please register for this event so we can organize the rides and also make reservations for those camping.
Check in time is 2 pm on Friday. Check out is 11 am on Sunday.
We'll be collecting $47.50 per tent per night at the campsite so you don't have to go to the camp office. Bring cash please.
We're in the group camping/picnic area by the pavilion at the front of the property.
Some items you may need: chair, bug spray, flash light, bike lock, water for camelbak, bathing suit and towel for potential trip to High Falls. There is no electricity at the site so ensure your devices are fully charged.
There will be a communal BBQ and coffee maker available.
Rides are scheduled for Friday at 4 pm and Saturday at 10 am. You must purchase a $12 trail pass from the bike shop which is located beside the campground. KOA customers get a discount. Buckwallow is small and very well marked. You can find your way around without a leader. Here's a trail map
Here's the KOA site for directions and a campground map.
Proposed road ride routes for: August 25, 2019
Min 2 water bottles MANDATORY in July & August.
All groups 09:00 departure time.
Route to be determined
Subscribe to our Twitter feed for ride status updates. Check it and the website before you drive to the ride. Routes are subject to change without notice.
Headwaters Hospital will be hosting their 5th annual cycling event through the picturesque hills of Caledon. The event starts at the Inglewood Arena and afterward there is a BBQ at Caledon Hills Cycling. Usually there are about 200 riders and 30 are CCC members.
This fundraising ride for cyclists of all abilities was created to support Headwaters Hospital and is dedicated to the memory of community member and avid cyclist, Paula Coats.
Choose a 101.5K or 50K Road Route or a 25K Family Friendly Trail Route. The club will also offer a longer MTB route to its members.
The fundraising goal for this year is $50,000 which will be designated for the the purchase of medical equipment.
More info and sign up here.
We're heading to Collingwood and we have three ride options followed by lunch at a local restaurant.
We'll have MTB rides at Three Stages, a road ride and a 42 km rail trail ride on the Georgian Trail.
Rides depart at 10 am and the lunch will be at 1 pm. Please register asap so we can plan the rides and make lunch reservations.
More details to follow.
Club elections will be held at the fall BBQ on Sep 29th. Our current president, Mike Morten, is stepping down from his position.
We are looking for new candidates for both the role as president as well as vice president. Margaret Law, our current vice president, will be running for president. Ann Smith is continuing as treasurer.
We need you to nominate yourself or someone you think would be a good candidate. It is crucial we get someone to volunteer in order for the club to continue operating. Email your nominations to our treasurer now.
The executive duties can be tailored to suit your requirements so please don’t think you’re not qualified or have enough time. The ten people who help run the club can support the various tasks involved.
Caledon Cycling Club - Executive Duties and Responsibilities
These are all the duties that the club execs perform. The execs will split up the responsibilities according to what each person prefers to do. As a minimum, you need to attend all executive meetings- four per year. At least one executive should be at every ride and event.
Retail businesses, land managers at TRCA, government authorities, event organizers, cycling associations, private property owners, local municipalities, cycling advocacy groups (IMBA).
Toronto Bike Show (organize, man, set up & teardown).
Create club brochures. Respond to club email inquiries. Exhibit at some local trade shows.
Determine ride locations. Arrange ride coordinators.
Act as substitute ride coordinator for some weekly rides.
After regular club rides, ensure all riders are present and accounted for before leaving the ride location.
Manage our trail crews for trail design, building and maintenance. Ensuring trails are ready for season start. Blowing & trimming trails (2-3 times per year). Purchase and service of club trail equipment. Training helpers. Chain saw certificates required by users. Ensure official trail inspections are performed during the season.
Spring and Fall BBQ Rides: Organization, menu development, purchase food, operate and tear-down. Organize and purchase give-a-ways.
Work with the social committee to organize Feb Blues, 24hr race, New Year’s Day Ride, Winter Solstice Ride and additional events throughout the year
Design and purchase of clothing, tents, stickers and CCC swag.
Responding to membership questions and concerns.
Development, print and distribution of membership applications, waivers and membership cards.
Collection of completed memberships and dues from shop and rides.
Attend 3-4 sign up days at the shop every March/April. Assist new members. 4 hour shifts.
Create newsletters. Frequent email updates to members.
Membership enforcement. Card inspection.
Banking and Accounting
Maintain club bank account. Record all income and expenses. Pay suppliers.
Report on yearly finances to executive & membership.
Manage the storage of club equipment, clothing and member records
Manage the storage of club trailers.
Arrange for trailer delivery to BBQ events, races and trail maintenance.
Design and update content. Manage and assist users.
Arrange for website hosting. Domain renewals.
Post weekly updates to calendar, events and forum.
Official club photography. Maintain photo site.
Manage and limit the club's liability.
Make sure everything is as safe as possible - trails, riders, conditions, etc.
Purchase club liability insurance.
Our annual Fall BBQ Ride is on Sunday Sept 29th at the Albion Hills chalet. Please arrive at 9 am for a group picture and the ride will start at 9:30. A road ride (touring) will also be departing from the chalet. Lunch starts at noon and is free for all members. Non-members must pay. If you plan on attending, you must register so we can arrange enough food for everyone. The BBQ is limited to 120 people for lunch. This is a rain or shine event.
We're also holding a club election for president and vice president. More election info here.