What we do:
The focus of this group is having fun while riding bicycles. This of course includes some serious non-riding time at some of Niagara’s greatest food places and viewing attractions along the way. Our pace is slow and we try to keep together and pick flat routes on low volume roads or off-roads trails. If separation does occur we wait at a safe convenient stop for everyone to collect. No one is left behind. For most rides the total distance covered is about 30 km.
Where we meet:
The start locations vary across Niagara, with notification outlining ride details being sent out by e-mail to the cycling group. Examples of past ride locations have included the Port Robinson Ferry, Lock 3 Museum or the International Flat Water Centre if we’re planning to bike along the Welland Canal Recreation Trail. A google maps location is given of the start location and people can drive to the start or ride if they want a further distance to bike.
When we meet:
The rides occur on a weekday selected by the group (for the last few years it has been a Tuesday). Starts times are set at 10:00am in the spring and fall to benefit from a warmer sun, then during the summer we have an early ride at 9:00am to avoid some of the mid-day heat. We try to arrive at the start location 15 minutes before the ride begins to allow time to get organized and talk about the route.
How large a group are we:
There are presently 31 members and guests in the group and we usually have anywhere from 10 to 20 members out on each ride – but there’s always room for more and everyone is welcomed. Give us a try by submitting the Contact the Group link at the bottom of this page.
General Ride and Safety Information
To Contact the Group Champion, please use the Contact Form. Make sure you put the Group name in the Subject line.
Check out the Highlights of past rides here.