Road Rides

Road rides will cover approximately 40‐60 kms (or longer on occasion) at an average speed in excess of 23 km/hour over both flat and rolling terrain, usually in an alternating‐leader formation, with a mid‐ride break and a total elapsed time of 2.5‐3.0 hours.

Riders will need to be/become comfortable and predictable riding in fairly close proximity and in changing position within the group. A “road” bike (with drop bars and smooth/lightly treaded tires 28 mm or less in width) is highly recommended. (A mountain or other upright bike with off‐road tires will not allow you to maintain the pace or control required for this kind of riding.)

Rides may separate into faster and slower groups as required. Groups of riders may on occasion employ a (constantly rotating) pace line (at the group’s discretion and if road and traffic conditions allow).

Sunday Morning
9am (or earlier in the summer)

The emphasis is on riding longer distances (40‐80 km) over hilly terrain at an average speed of about 26 km/hour.

Sunday Afternoon – Various start locations. Please check the events calendar.
1:30pm

Rides may separate into faster and slower groups as required. Groups of riders may on occasion employ a (constantly rotating) pace line (at the group’s discretion and if road and traffic conditions allow).

The Casual ride of 15-30 km will follow a similar but shorter route at a leisurely pace as set by the group. Additional bike types may join the casual riders. Each group will select a leader from within the group.

Wednesday Evening
6pm

Rides may separate into faster and slower groups as required. Groups of riders may on occasion employ a (constantly rotating) pace line (at the group’s discretion and if road and traffic conditions allow).

The Casual ride of 15-30 km will follow a similar but shorter route at a leisurely pace as set by the group. Additional bike types may join the casual riders. Each Group will select a leader from within the group.

Morning Pace Rides

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings
10am or 11am

A pace ride utilizing the Easy Echelon at 22km/hr plus. Starting at Spokes for Folks, initially at 11am and when warmer, at 10 am. The Easy Echelon drafting and group riding techniques, will be taught. Distances will start at 30 km and increase as fitness improves.

Time Trials

Tuesday Evenings – Eldon Community Centre Oakwood
6pm

Come out and compete against yourself over an 8 or 15 km course to improve your riding efficiency.

Touring Rides

Thursday Morning – Various start locations. Please check the events calendar.
10am or 11 am

Relaxed Touring refers to rides of normally 30 to 60 km (long rides have shorter route options) at an average riding speed of 15-27 km/hour over both flat and rolling terrain as well as rail trails. Rest stops are incorporated frequently (approximately every 30 minutes) and NO RIDER IS LEFT BEHIND. Ride times vary but often include a lunch stop. These rides are very social in nature – so be prepared to discuss a wide variety of topics with a diverse group of participants. Most bikes are acceptable; however, they should be in good working order with multiple gearing to handle hills. Hybrid, road, tandem, recumbent and battery assisted e-bikes may all join the group. Riders will be divided into two or three groups with each group suitable to participants abilities, distance and desired speed:

Group A:

A fast ride. Most experienced riders covering greater distance at average speeds of approximately 23-27 km/hr.

Group B:

Riders cover either the longer or shorter distance with average speeds of approximately 19-23 km/hr.

Group C:

Most relaxed group. This ride will cover the shortest distance at reduced speeds < 19 km/hr. It is ideal for those new to riding or for a more relaxed social outing.

Updates and change notices will be given in the weekly ride announcement email. Depart at 10 or 11 AM (in colder months) from various locations.

The first Thursday Touring Ride of each month is designated as Try-Out-Ride.

Rail Trail and Gravel Road Rides

Mondays
10am or 11am (in colder months)

The rides (30 to 60 kms) follow rail trails and gravel roads in the Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough and Orillia areas. The rides will be slower rides due to the nature of the terrain.

Lunch Stops will be planned on most routes.

Note: Ride Distances and Starting locations subject to change due to weather and trail conditions.

These rides are not offered on Mondays of long weekends.

The first Monday Trail Ride of each month is designated as Try-Out-Ride.

Try-Out-Ride

We offer a Try-Out-Ride program for potential new members on the first Monday morning, Tuesday Evening (TT) and Thursday morning of each month. This is a good opportunity for members to introduce friends to our group!

Conditions:

  • Interested potential members may join one (and only one) of these try-out-rides to determine interest
  • Participants must not have been previously a member of the Ontario Cycling Association
  • This ride is offered as per the OCA Policy.
  • Participants are required to complete and sign the Participant Information Sheet and an OCA Waiver as required by age. Both forms must be presented to the ride co-ordinator prior to the ride. Please note, no blank waivers will be available at the ride.
  • Please read the applicable ride type descriptions to be sure you are trying a ride that is suitable for your current bicycle and physical condition.
  • There is no charge for Try-out-Ride, however all KCC safety rules must be followed.

Try-Out-Ride Forms and Waivers

Under 19 Years of Age:

19 Years of Age and Older:

Club Try-Out-Ride Tracking Form:

KCC Safety Rules

  • All bicycles by law must have a bell and red tail lights
  • All cyclists must wear a bicycle helmet
  • Agree to abide by the Club’s  Risk Management Policy.

For more information, please review our Policies, in particular our Group Ride Guidelines.

Download the OCA ride leader role pamphlet

Download the OCA Incident Report Form

Maps

Most Maps are PDF and will print on 8 1/2 x 11 Paper.
Strava Maps: Please join Strava (free) to print Strava Maps.

Thursday Touring Ride Maps

Cannington
Cannington Short Route 37 km
Cannington Longer Ride 48 km

Orillia
Map # 3: Orillia – Tudhope Park – Bike Trail Out and Back – 18 Km
Map # 3 A: Orillia – Trent Severn Lock 42 Loop Ride – 59 Km

Coboconk
Map # 4: Coboconk – Indian Point – Norland Loop Ride – 51km

Kirkfield
Map # 5: Kirkfield – Uphill – Lake Dalrymple Rd. – 55 Km

Lake Simcoe
Map # 9 C: Lake Simcoe Shoreline Park – South Route – 40 Km
Map # 9 D: Lake Simcoe Shoreline Park – North Part of Route – 25.6 Km

Bobcaygeon
Map # 14: Bobcaygeon Beach Park – Dunsford Short Ride – 25 Km
Map # 14 A: Bobcaygeon Beach Park – Dunsford – Medium Ride – 33 Km
Map # 14 B: Bobcaygeon Beach Park – Dunsford – Long Ride 42 Km

Minden
Map # 15: Minden – Deep Bay Road – Short Ride 27 Km (Foresters Rd)
Map # 15 A: Minden – Deep Bay Road – Long Ride 38 Km (Hwy 35)

Fenelon Falls
Map # 17: Fenelon Falls – Sturgeon Point – Loop – Short Ride – 27 Km
Map # 17 A: Fenelon Falls – Sturgeon Point – Cty Rd # 30. Medium Loop – 37 Km
Map # 17 B: Fenelon Falls – Sturgeon Point Ride  – 45 Km
Map # 17 B: Fenelon Falls – Sturgeon Point – Cedar Tree Rd. – Long Loop – 52 Km (same ride opposite direction)
Map # 17 D: Fenelon Falls – Cedar Tree – Sturgeon Point Rd. – Long Loop – 52 Km (same ride opposite direction)

Omemee
Map # 19: Omemee – Peterborough – Rail Trail Out & Back Route – 40 Km
Map # 19 A:  Omemee – Peterborough – Loop – Long Ride – 52 Km

Lakefield
Map # 20: Lakefield – Peterborough Bike Trail Route – 24 Km
Map # 20A: Lakefield – Peterborough Loop Ride – 39.5 Km

Furnace Falls (Kinmount)
Map # 21: Furnance Falls – 3 Brothers Falls Ride – 18 Km
Map # 21 A: Furnace Falls – Irondale Gooderham Ride – 39 Km

Buckhorn
Map # 22: Buckhorn – Gannon’s Narrows Ride – 44 Km
Map # 22 A: Buckhorn – Ennismore Loop Long Route – 62 km

Kinmount
Map # 24: Kinmount – Davis Lake Loop – Medium Ride – 33.5 Km
Map # 24 A: Kinmount – Buller Road – Davis Lake Rd – Long Route 43 Km

Burnt River
Map # 25: Burnt River – Pinery Route – 26.5 Km

Kirkfield
Map # 26 B: Kirkfield Lift Lock – Head Lake – Balsam Lake Park – 60 Km
Map # 26 C: Kirkfield – Sebright – Uphill – Longer Route 60 Km
Map # 26 C-1: Kirkfield – Sebright – Uphill – Longer Route 60 Km

Cambray
Map # 50: Cambray -Woodville Ride – Short Route – 35.5 Km
Map # 50 A: Cambray Woodville Ride – Long Route – 46.5 Km
Map # 50 B: Cambray – Balsam Lake – Kirkfield Long Route – 69 Km

Lindsay – Wilson Fields
Map # 51: Lindsay – Wilson Fields – Farmstead Rd – Short Route – 41 Km
Map # 51 A: Lindsay – Wilson Fields – Little Britian – Long Route – 58 Km

Lindsay – Rec Centre
Map # 52: Lindsay Rec Centre – Farmstead – Rail Trail – Short Route – 42 Km
Map # 52 A: Lindsay Rec Centre – Little Brittan – Long Route – 59 Km

Emerald Isle
Map # 53: Emerald Isle Ride – Shorter Routes – 32 Km

Ennismore
Map # 53 A: Ennismore Long Loop Ride – 50 Km (350 metres elevation)

Balsam Lake
Map # 54: Balsam Lake – Long Point – Short Route – 34 Km
Map # 54 A: Balsam Lake – Cambray Long Route – 55 Km (283 metres elevation)

Norland
Map # 55: Norland – Dongola – Coboconk – Return – 33 Km (214 metres elevation)
Map # 55 A: Norland – Dongola – Coboconk – Cty Rd. #41. Monck Rd. – 50.4 Km ( 311 metres elevation)

4 Mile Lake
Map # 60: Tour of Four Mile Lake – 54 Km

Fenlon Falls
Map # 80: Fenelon Falls – Burnt River – Rail Trail Ride – 33 Km
Map # 80 A:  Fenelon Falls – Kinmount – Rail Trail Ride – 60 Km

Lindsay – Fenelon Falls
Map # 82:  Lindsay – Fenelon Falls – Rail Trail Ride – 44 Km

Newmarket
Map # 91: Nokiidaa Trail – 32 Km

 

Monday Gravel/Rail Trail Maps

Burnt River

Map # 94 Burnt River Crego Lake Kinmount Gravel Ride 44 Km

Cannington

Map # 87 A Cannington – Uxbridge Rail Trail Ride – 60 Km.

Fenelon Falls

Map # 80A. Fenelon Falls – Burnt River – Rail Trail Ride – 32 Km.
Map # 82A. Fenelon Falls – Lindsay – Rail Trail Ride – 44 Km.

Lindsay

 

Omemee

 

Wednesday Time Trial Map

Time Trial Route Map
KCC Time Trial Route Map – 16.5Km

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