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: Saturday, May 13th, 2017

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

Participating OCA Affiliated Clubs (updated daily).

Participating Club

Approx. Ride Start Time

Ride Location Starting Point

Approx. Ride Finish Time

Ride Location End Point

For more information

Ancaster Velo

9:00am

Ancaster Memorial School parking lot 1:00pm Ancaster Memorial School parking lot

CLICK HERE

Barrie Cycling Club

9:00am

The Crank & Sprocket Bicycle Co on Laclie (7 Front Street, Orillia) 11:00am The Crank & Sprocket Bicycle Co on Laclie (7 Front Street, Orillia)

CLICK HERE

Etobicoke Cycling Club in partnership with Velocity Cycling Club

8:00am

Humbertown Shopping Mall Parking Lot (270 the Kingsway, Etobicoke) 12:00pm Humbertown Shopping Mall Parking Lot (270 the Kingsway, Etobicoke)

CLICK HERE AND HERE

Peterborough Cycling Club (MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE)

9:00am

Harold Town Conservation Area (2611 Old Norwood Road, Peterborough) 3:00pm Harold Town Conservation Area (2611 Old Norwood Road, Peterborough)

CLICK HERE

Peterborough Cycling Club (ROAD RIDE)

9:00am

Millennium Park outside the Silver Bean Café (130 King Street, Peterborough) 11:00am Millennium Park outside the Silver Bean Café (130 King Street, Peterborough)

CLICK HERE

Shack Pack Cycling Club

8:00am

Spin Shack (960 Bathurst St, Toronto) 10:00am Spin Shack (960 Bathurst St, Toronto)

CLICK HERE

Blacksmith Cycle

8:30am

Sunny Joe’s Coffee (250 Sorauren Ave, Toronto) 11:30am Blacksmith Cycle (345 Sorauren Ave.)

CLICK HERE

Uxbridge Cycling Club

9:00am

Parking Lot behind Nexus Coffee Company (19 Brock St. W., Uxbridge) 11:00am Parking Lot behind Nexus Coffee Company (19 Brock St. W., Uxbridge)

CLICK HERE

Newmarket Eagles Cycling Club

9:00am

Newmarket Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket) 11:00am (May go longer if group wants) Newmarket Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket)

CLICK HERE

Forest City Velodrome & London Cycling Club

2:00pm

Forest City Velodrome (2809 Roxburgh Road, London) 3:00pm (May go longer if group wants) Forest City Velodrome (2809 Roxburgh Road, London)

CLICK HERE AND HERE

D’Ornellas Cycling Club

8:30am

D’Ornellas Bike Shop (1894 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough) 12:30pm D’Ornellas Bike Shop (1894 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough)

CLICK HERE

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