There's a ride for everyone!
[Average speed and distance guidelines]
30 – 35+ km/hr
Weeknights: 50-80 km
Weekends: 90–150 km
27 – 30 km/hr
Weeknights: 40-70 km
Weekends: 70–110 km
26 – 28 km/hr
Weeknights: 40-70 km
Weekends: 70–110 km
23 – 26 km/hr
Weeknights: 40-60 km
Weekends: 65–85 km
All riders MUST have signed an OCA Waiver and the Ancaster Velo Risk Management Policy before participating in any sanctioned ride.
Respect Your Ride Leader…
Every attempt will be made to arrange a Ride Leader for each ride.
We should all be prepared to act as leader for every ride.
Ensure you are familiar with our ride guide. Come to rides thinking about safety. Point it out when someone is not following the guidelines and congratulate them when it's a job well done!
April 10:00 am
May-Sept 9:00 am
late Sept & Oct 10:00 am
May 1 – Mid Sept. 6:00 pm
* Weeknight rides end after second week in September
A ride may be cancelled due to weather or other factors that may impact the safety of a ride.
If a ride is cancelled all members will receive an email from the club no later than 90 min before the ride notifying you that the ride has been cancelled.
At any point before the ride start or during a ride it may become necessary to cancel a ride for safety reasons. A club officer or ride leader will evaluate and inform the group.
If you choose to ride after a ride cancellation has been issued you are doing so at your own risk and are not covered under Club insurance.
A route map and cute sheet will be available on Ride with GPS (RWGPS) before each ride.
You will need to create a free RWGPS account and then Join our Club through a link provided. If you have not already accessed our club page contact us and request a link.
Joining our RWGPS club allows you to receive premium RWGPS memberships privilages!
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New to road riding or never ridden in a group before?
This new alternate Tuesday night ride is for you...
Learn to Group Ride
Tuesday Nights in May and June
(on top of escarpment)
(set by slowest rider)
Skills & Techniques Focus
New riders, or riders who are looking for a moderate, flat week night ride are encouraged to join us.
OCA Women's Week Rides
Join Us for a Fantastic Week of Cycling Across Ontario.
The Annual Ontario Cycling Association Women’s Ride Week will take place with clubs across the province hosting cycling activities specifically to encourage ladies to hop on their bikes. We encourage all women to take this opportunity to be a part of this fun filled week.
Choose from 2 rides
26 – 28 km/hr
23 – 26 km/hr
Be sure to share this opportunity with the all the ladies in your life!
You DO NOT need to be an Ancaster Velo member to participate in this ride.
But you do need to register with the OCA.
NOTE: This opportunity is open to ladies who are not currently, and who have never been
registered with the OCA.
link coming when available
2022 Feature Rides
SAVE THESE DATES
Mon. April 22 possibly mid-ride coffee/muffin stop at Copetown Woods if the golf course is open
Sun. May 29 & Labour day
Conversations Cafe & Bistro
Sun. June 19
Dar’s Delights in Moffat
Sun. July 17
Rattlesnake Hill Climb with a mid-ride stop at the Springridge Farm
Sat/Sun Aug. 20-21
Dunville Grand Tour
Sun. Sept. 18
Paris Dog Eared Cafe
Sat. Oct 16
Brantford Rail Trail Ride with Breakfast at the Sherwood Restaurant
to Sandra for organizing these great feature rides!
Next Scheduled Try-a-Ride
Completed and signed Ontario Cycling Association (OCA) waiver.
Proper, fully functioning road bike.
Tools and equipment required to change a flat if required.
Rain date: May 14
Past or Present OCA Member?
Sorry, but you CANNOT take part in our Try-a-Ride program.
Registered members of other Ontario cycling clubs can try an Ancaster Velo club ride anytime. Just let us know you are planning to come out.
I M P O R T A N T
OCA Regulations allow for only one free Try-a-Ride ride,
after which membership to Ontario Cycling Association (OCA) and Ancaster Velo Club membership is mandatory.
What to Bring
ROAD Bike** – well maintained and fully functioning
Identification – Membership Card, Health Card (or copy) and emergency contact number*
Tire Pressure – pump tires up to recommended pressure...road tires are about 100psi...if in doubt look on the sidewall of the tire for BAR/PSI pressure rating (6-8 bar = 90 -120 psi)
Flat Repair Kit – spare innertube (proper size for your bike), tire levers and a pump. TIP – Wrap your inner tube in several layers of plastic wrap to prevent chafing/puncture
Multi-tool – in case of any loose parts or something that may need an adjustment
Lights – working BRIGHT head light and tail light. (lights on 1/2 hour before sunset, it's the law!)
Money and Cell phone ...just in case you need them....and you will (to buy your favourite Ride Leader a Coffee)
Water and/or sports drink
Snacks – protein energy bars, gels, or adequate nourishment for the anticipated time for each ride. Road riding uses a suprisingly large number of calories…we will be on the road for several hours, many times the time spent in a spin class...enough time to get hungry and "bonk" if you have not eaten since your last meal...try to have a light snack about an 1.5 hrs prior to riding
Rain Gear – if the weather is questionable
Signed Waiver – if on a Try-a-Ride (see link above)
* Mandatory item(s)
* For safety reaons no hybrid, mountain or cruiser type bikes allowed.
Special Event Rides
The Dunnville Grand tour aims to fight against mental illnesses that exist within our community, and we're hoping that you can support us in these efforts For groups consisting of 6 or more riders, we offer group discounts.
The Dunnville Grand Tour is a recreational tour and not a race, which allows you to experience the scenic routes at your own pace. The ride take place on paved roads which are clearly marked with arrows. Riders will receive maps and turn-by-turn instructions for their chosen route. Rest stops along the way will provide refreshments, fruits, granola bars, snacks, and washrooms. A pasta lunch will be served at the end of the ride. During the tour, SAG vehicles will patrol the road and offer assistance to riders. The tour will take place rain or shine.
Tour proceeds benefit True Experience Supportive Housing and Community Work Program. Provides vocational and social programs for adults that lives with mental illness. More info about the organization at www.trueexperience.ca Thank you for your support and help promoting our ride in advance
INTERESTED IN RIDING COMPETITIVELY?
Looking for a club that offers racing, time trials, and a more competitive schedule of events?
Check out the Hamilton Cycling Club (HCC).