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  • September 15, 2020 7:41 PM | Mitch Hall (Administrator)

    Please fill out this survey for Dufferin County Forest. It only takes about 5 minutes. Completing this is very important as the information collected  can influence the Forest Operating Plan. The County is asking for your feedback and there are some questions in the survey that are completely worth answering. Take the time to add comments if you don’t see something listed which you would like to see in the future, to enhance your enjoyment.

    This is a very easy way to have our voice as cyclists heard by Council. Pass it around (Facebook groups, friends, family..) to anyone you know who is a DCF user and encourage them to fill it out.

    Thanks everybody, this is how we can make a difference.

    Here's a link to the survey.

    https://joinindufferin.com/county-forest-operating-plan/survey_tools/review-comments

    Here's their operating plan for the forest.

    https://joinindufferin.com/county-forest-operating-plan

  • September 09, 2020 9:47 AM | Mitch Hall (Administrator)

    The Town of Caledon is currently undertaking a Class Environmental Assessment for the reconstruction of Main Street North and Queen Street West in the Village of Alton. The purpose of the study is to develop a road design that enhances connectivity and visitor accessibility to the Alton Village area.

    To provide your feedback, click here.

  • September 09, 2020 9:27 AM | Mitch Hall (Administrator)

    My name is Jennifer Lewis.  I am a researcher from the University of Toronto under the supervision of Dr. Jack Goodman, and I am also a local cyclist.  We are looking to investigate the area of exercise intensity as it relates to subjective and objective measures of effort in recreational (sub-elite) road cyclists.    

    To make this study happen, we need your help.  We are aiming to recruit healthy males and females, 40 to 69 years old, from various cycling clubs (please see this PDF for a complete list of the eligibility criteria and protocol).  All cyclists who participate in the study will be compensated for their involvement.  

  • August 11, 2020 2:14 AM | Margaret Law (Administrator)

    The intersection of Mississauga Rd and Olde Base Line has been changed to an "All Way Stop".

    Please use extra care when at that intersection. I have noticed that the Mississauga Rd traffic is often not stopping and the Olde Base Line traffic is unsure of when to proceed. In short, it has been mayhem at this intersection lately.

    Ride safe,

    Margaret Law


  • August 02, 2020 12:00 PM | Margaret Law (Administrator)

    Although the Government of Ontario gathering restrictions have been eased we have decided not to offer organized club rides as yet. 

    Therefore, anyone who pays for a 2020 membership will be eligible for a free 2021 membership. Details on how this will be administered is still to be determined.

    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


    Original post: May 31, 2020

    updated June 24, 2020

    updated August 2, 2020

  • June 15, 2020 8:51 PM | Mitch Hall (Administrator)

    Extensions have been to applied to all TRCA park memberships. If your trail pass expires after Feb 28/20 you can add 3 months to the expiry date. See below for dates.

    FYI - Discounted TRCA passes can be purchased at Caledon Hills Cycling in Inglewood. New store hour are in effect. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday noon to 6pm, Saturday 10 to 5pm and Sunday noon to 5pm.


    Original Expiry

    New Expiry

    2/28/2020

    2/28/2020

    3/31/2020

    6/30/2020

    4/30/2020

    7/31/2020

    5/31/2020

    8/31/2020

    6/30/2020

    9/30/2020

    7/31/2020

    10/31/2020

    8/30/2020

    11/30/2020

    9/30/2020

    12/31/2020

    10/31/2020

    1/31/2021

    11/30/2020

    2/28/2021

    12/31/2020

    3/31/2021

    1/30/2021

    4/30/2021

    2/28/2021

    5/30/2021

    3/31/2021

    6/30/2021

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

    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.  Please, DO NOT park within 50 meters of the corner by the trailhead. 

    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


    updated June 24, 2020

    updated August 2, 2020

  • 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


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