Beaches Cycling Club, a community based cycling club with a main focus on networking avid cyclists in the community; allowing them to participate in well organized/safe group rides and inspire each other. The goal is to ensure that members have memorable experiences on the organized group rides.
"A fantastic club with huge kudos to DY. The rides are well organized with routes available to be downloaded prior to arriving for the ride. All skill levels of riders are accommodated through the various groups and even when there is one "bulk" session like the sunday ride, the group sorts itself out to accommodate a variety of intensities. There is always someone to lend a tube, or a hand when changing flats, or giving you some nutrition because you forgot yours. While safety is the focus of each individual rider, the group certainly provides a safer way to enjoy riding in the great outdoors."
"Two months ago, I was a bike commuter who rode 20 km a day and knew my hand signals, basic bike safety and that's about it. At my very first group ride I was WAY out of my league but I did my best to keep up and was made to feel welcome by club members at all skill levels. From the first turn Dan was right there beside me giving me tips on gearing, drafting, turning and handling hills. Each week when I come out for the skills portion of the rides I get a chance to practice my technique and learn new tricks to build my confidence and competence within the group. Dan's ability to organize dozens of people and then take the time to lend his experience and wisdom to new riders is amazing. His positive attitude is truly motivating and I've heard him say, "Keep going, Lisa, you can do it!" so often that I'm actually starting to believe him."
"As a novice rider with about 6 months experience, sharing the rides with a team, that supports and coaches each of us and we evolve as riders demonstrates the commitment of each member and their love of the sport. To Dan and Jeff who coached and motivated me on my first two team rides, my thanks and appreciation. I will be a better rider thanks to you."
"This is my first time with the club, and being a rookie with no group ride experience. Before joining the club, never had that thought that there is a lot more to than just riding your bike. Then here comes Dan, introduce me to the club, although I live on the other side of the city, I decided to try the first group ride. Since then just got hooked on it and enjoying it. The camaraderie of the group from Experienced to Novice, is amazing and so is the support from everyone, especially the push up those big hills. I think there is nothing like this group of riders, on every group rides. So glad I stop by at the store, and found BCC through Dan. Cheers to DY!"
"Last year was my first time out with the club, and if someone back then had told me where I would be today with cycling, I would have had a good laugh. I am SO glad that I found the BCC, as I couldn't imagine riding with any other group. Never have I met such a warm and welcoming bunch of people who truly care about others, about the sport, and about helping everyone involved to improve and evolve. I look forward to my weekly outings with anticipation and don the BCC colours with pride. Thanks to everyone, especially Dan, for making this such a truly awesome group to ride with!"