OCA Club Try-Out Events

OCA affiliated clubs hold Try-Out Events throughout the year to introduce new riders to the sport and to give a taste of what riding with your local club is all about. Take the first step, find your nearest OCA affiliated club and contact them to find out when their next event is. To search the OCA Club Directory CLICK HERE

For provincial-wide Try-Out Event Days please see below:

Ontario Women’s Try-Out Day: Sunday, May 20th, 2018

The OCA, along with it’s partner clubs, will be offering a free Women’s Try-Out Day. All women interested are encouraged to contact their local club to find out more information and come out on the day to see how organised cycling in a social atmosphere can be a great and enjoyable activity.

Participants are encouraged to share their experience of the activity using the hashtag #ONWomensRideDay

Club Activity Start/Finish Time Type of Cycling Starting Location Activity Description Website Register
Ancaster Velo​ 9am – 12pm​ Road Memorial School parking lot, Queen St, Ancaster 40 to 45 km ride mainly flat,  Avg speed 25kmh CLICK HERE COMING SOON
Blacksheep Mountain Bike Club​ 11am – 1pm​ MTB Kinsmen Park, Thunder Bay Women’s Skills Clinic followed by group ride​ CLICK HERE
Brampton Cycling Club​ 11am – 2 pm​ Road Southfields Village School Parking Lot, 110 Learmont Ave., Caledon 30-45 minute ride clinic + 60-90 minute ride CLICK HERE
Dark Horse Flyers Cycling Club​ 9am – 12pm​ Road Dark Horse Espresso Bar – 416 Front St E., Toronto A 65km ride from the Downtown East side​ CLICK HERE
D’Ornellas Cycling Club​ 8:30am – 11:30am​ Road D’Ornellas Bike Shop – 1894 Lawrence Ave East, Toronto 60, 75, 90 km rides approx. CLICK HERE
Kawartha Cycling Club​ 9am – 12pm Road Victoria Park Armoury 210 Kent Street, Lindsay Group riding longer distances (>60km) with  emphasis on hilly terrain where possible.  Average speed about 26 kph. CLICK HERE
1:30pm – 4:30pm Road Shorter distance (~50km) with one group at an average of 23KPH and other at average of 19 KPH COMING SOON
Morning Glory Cycling Club​ 7am – 11am​ Road Bayview & Millwood​ 70-100km ride from Toronto through Markham and return again​ COMING SOON
NCCH​ 11am – 1pm​ MTB 385 Jerseyville Rd, Ancaster Easy skills session and ride through picturesque Dundas Valley MTB Trails​ CLICK HERE COMING SOON
Newmarket Eagles Cycling Club​ 9am – 11:30am​ Road Riverwalk Commons, Newmarket 40km out and back ride along Warden Road to Ravenshoe Road.​ CLICK HERE COMING SOON
Owen Sound Cycling Club​ 2pm – 4pm​ Road Parking lot behind Greyfair Carpet – 1st Ave E & 8th St. E, Owen Sound 15 min. skills clinic on group riding followed by 20-25 km group road ride (breaking into groups by ability)​ CLICK HERE COMING SOON
Railway City Cycling Club​ 8am – 10am​ Road Pinafore Park Bandshell​ 30km ride to New Sarum Diner​ CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
Shack Pack Cycling Club​ 7am – 1pm​ Road 960 Bathurst St​ 80km road ride west to Oakville​ CLICK HERE COMING SOON
Sudbury Cycling Club​ 12pm – 2pm​ Road Delki Dozzi Cycling Track​, Sudbury Recreational group ride at the track to introduce new and more experienced ridersto the Sudbury Cycling Club CLICK HERE COMING SOON
The WildBettys Cycling Club​ 10am – 2pm​ MTB Palgrave Conservation Area​ Fun trail ride at pace of the participants. Single track experience required. Will break for refreshments after a couple of hours.​ CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
Uxbridge Cycling Club​ 9am – 10:30am​ Road Parking Lot North of Brock St on Toronto St, Uxbridge 30km ride in Uxbridge Area​ CLICK HERE COMING SOON


Times and locations subject to change. Please check the host club’s website for up-to-date information.

Required items include:

  • A bicycle in working condition (please check with the specific club on which type of bike is best)
  • A certified bicycle helmet (CPSC, Snell or CSA)

Recommended items include:

  • Sport Bottle
  • Energy Bar/ Snack
  • Sunglasses (weather dependent)

 

Youth Try-Out Day details coming soon!

For further information on Provincial-wide Try-Out Event Days please contact Chris Baskys, our Membership Manager Email Chris

Got a taste for two wheels

Got a taste for two wheels but don’t know where to begin? If you haven’t yet decided on which type of bike/ cycling sport is for you click on the links below for further information on the sport, the types of racing and events available, and the level of membership required to take part.

Sports

Road
Competitors begin together on either a large circuit of roads or a point-to-point course, with the first rider over the finish line winning the event. Read more

Cross Country
Mountain bike racing is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. It offers many ways to have fun while challenging the individual physically and mentally. Read more

Track
Track racing is an especially exciting, spectator-friendly form of cycling competition in which riders’ race on a steeply banked oval track, or velodrome. Read more

BMX
In simple terms a BMX race can be described as “sprint cycling over a specially prepared dirt race track”. Read more

Cyclo-Cross
Cyclo-Cross races typically take place in the autumn and winter (the World Cup season is September–January) and consists of many laps of a short (2.5–3.5 km) course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount, carry the bike while navigating the obstruction and remount. Read more

Downhill
Downhill races are individual timed events. Riders descend toward a finish line at a lower altitude than the start line. Competitors depart the start line at timed intervals (e.g. 30 seconds). Read more

Para-Cycling
The OCA is in the process of integrating Para-cycling into the Province – Stay tuned for details. Read more

Youth Cycling
The OCA currently has a road and track series that allows youth between the ages of 9-16 to experience the speed and thrills of racing. The series focuses on participation and fun. With each passing year, more youth riders are participating and higher quality events around the province are taking place. The series’ are driven at the grassroots level with support from racers, parents, clubs and officials. Read more