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  • May 31, 2020 12:53 PM | Margaret Law (Administrator)

    The Government of Ontario is currently mandating no gathering of groups of more than five people. Our organized mountain bike rides often draw 100+ people and our road rides 50+. Until the restrictions on gathering are greatly reduced, we will not be offering organized rides.

    If you wish to ride the private Erin trails to which the club has access, you MUST purchase a membership. Membership cards are being mailed out, please carry them with you when you are riding the Erin trails.

    Ride safe, keep healthy,

    Margaret

    President, CCC

  • May 25, 2020 9:24 AM | Margaret Law (Administrator)

    Government restrictions are still in effect, no more than 5 people to ride together.

    The Caledon Cycling Club asks you to practice physical distancing on your rides. That means while in motion, keep at least 5m apart and when stationary keep about 2m apart. If you come upon a rider you wish to pass, do not crowd them. Communicate that you would like to pass, ask them when and where you can pass them, suggest the next intersection. 

    Parking: Do not park close to other cars and if you do happen to know those people, do not congregate at the vehicles before or after your ride. It would be a shame for the municipality or land owners to receive complaints, forcing the prohibition of riding our beloved Erin Trails.

    This is probably a good time to remind everyone that Erin Trails is a members only trail system. Your membership fees help pay for the insurance we carry for this private property. You must be able to produce your current membership card when asked, especially while in Erin Trails. No guest riders allowed. 

    Lastly, a thank you to our generous landowners for access to the trails and to Peter & John Van Maren and their team for tidying the place up. If you do find an area with debris, please take a couple minutes to hop off your bike and clear those spoke & derailleur breakers.


    Ride safe, keep healthy and...Let the good times roll,

    Margaret
    President, 
    CCC

  • May 19, 2020 11:23 AM | Mitch Hall (Administrator)

    COVID-19:

    According to my count, it’s been nine weeks since the lockdowns began in Ontario. We have been fortunate in that we have been allowed outside for fresh air and exercise, unlike many in Europe. That said, the easing of restrictions is soooo welcome!

    Provincial Parks have opened for day use, the Elora Cataract Rail Trail has opened with limited parking, many TRCA parks are now allowing hiking and cycling (albeit limited or no parking, no facilities and the gates are still closed) and DCF will be opening shortly. I have been in touch with our Erin landowners and we are working on a plan, fingers crossed!

    Due to the current restrictions around gatherings, and for the foreseeable future, there will be no organized club rides.

    FINANCIAL UPDATE:

    Our bank balance is $19,540.

    Our current membership is 122, with 222 lapsed members. This time last year we had 173 members.

    Due to the lower number of expected members, we have been able to negotiate a lower cost for our insurance, Ann has saved us over $1200!

    Margaret Law

    President Caledon Cycling Club

     

  • April 11, 2020 9:53 AM | Margaret Law (Administrator)

    On Friday April 10th I was in direct contact with three of the landowners of Erin Trails. After much discussion all parties have unanimously agreed to close the Erin Trails until further notice.

    The landowners were united in their praise of the trail conditions and maintenance, and under normal circumstances are only too happy for members of Caledon Cycling Club to ride on their property.

    A huge thank you to Peter Van Maren and his team for their meticulous preparation of the trails for the 2020 season. A ton of work went into those trails and as the lucky few who have ridden there this past week can attest, the trails were in superb condition.

    I know I can count on you to respect this decision between myself (on behalf of CCC) and our generous landowners. By honouring this agreement we keep our relationship on great terms and can look forward to some amazing riding in Erin once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

    Keep safe and healthy, sincerely,

    Margaret Law

    President Caledon Cycling Club


  • April 04, 2019 4:00 PM | Mitch Hall (Administrator)

    This forum always reports current ride cancellations and advisories.

    We try to cancel rides within two hours of the start time if the weather is unpredictable.



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