Weekly Rides

We encourage you to view the OSCC Risk Management Plan and the Participant’s Guidelines.

Must be a club member to participate.

Pace/Distance Guidelines

Ride Level           Average Sustained Pace*      Average Ride  Distance       

A                          29+ km/h                               30-80 km

B                          26-28 km/h                            30-50 km

C                          23-25  km/h                           25-50 km  

*Average perceived sustainable pace on the flats with no wind effect. This is not the average pace for the completed ride. The actual pace at any given time may be higher or lower over short sections of the route depending on terrain, windspeed, etc. All of our rides are “no drop” rides.

Unsure where the you fits in? Suggest riding a level down to begin with. 

Weather Policy

Rides will be cancelled on the website, no later than 2 hours prior to the ride as an insured and sanctioned ride due to any of the following:

  • It is raining at the start of the ride
  • There is a 70% POP or more of rain during the time of the ride.
  • There are thunderstorms forecast during the time of the ride.
  • High sustained winds or gusts of 50 kph or more forecast for the time of the ride.
  • The temperature (humidex) is above 40 degrees C.
  • Air quality is poor 7+ (Air Quality Health Index)

Rides will be on a weather watch if:

  • The POP is 50 % or higher.
  • Winds are above 30 kph.
  • The humidex value is  above 35 degrees.
  • Air quality is 4-6.

Monday Night Co-ed Ride:

Sponsored by…

This group ride is intended as a recreational ride for women and men lasting 1 ½ to 2 hours depending on weather, daylight etc. Distance will be 35– 50 Km.

The speed will be a moderate steady pace at 26-29+ Km/hr with regrouping at major intersections.

Most Monday rides leave from the parking lot behind Greyfair Carpet store,  1st Ave E and 8th St. E, Owen Sound with occasional remote starts. Start time is 6:15 p.m. sharp (map).


Tuesday Women’s Ride:

Sponsored by…

This group ride is intended as a recreational ride for women only – lasting 1 ½ to 2 hours depending on weather, daylight etc. Distance will be 35 – 50 Km.

The speed will be a moderate steady pace at 23-29+ Km/hr with regrouping at major intersections. There will be different pace groups to accommodate all riders in the stated pace range.

Most Tuesday rides leave from the parking lot behind Greyfair Carpet store,  1st Ave E and 8th St. E, Owen Sound with occasional remote starts. Start time is 6:15 p.m. sharp (map).


Wednesday Daytime Co-ed Ride:

This group ride is intended as a recreational ride for women and men. – lasting 1 ½ to 2 hours depending on weather, daylight etc. It may be a road or gravel ride. Distance will be 35 – 50 Km.

The speed will be a moderate steady pace of 23-29+ Km/hr with regrouping. There will be different pace groups to accommodate all riders in the stated pace range.

Most Wednesday rides leave from the parking lot behind Greyfair Carpet store,  1st Ave E and 8th St. E, Owen Sound with occasional remote starts. Start time may vary depending on ride type and route. (map).


Thursday Co-ed Ride:

Sponsored by…

This group ride is intended as an inclusive recreational ride for women and men lasting 1 ½ to 2 hours depending on weather, daylight etc. Distance will be 30 – 50 Km.

The speed will be a moderate steady pace at 23-29+ Km hr with regrouping at major intersections. There will be different pace groups to accommodate all riders in the stated pace range.

Most Thursday rides leave from the parking lot behind Greyfair Carpet store,  1st Ave E and 8th St. E, Owen Sound with occasional remote starts. Start time is 6:15 p.m. sharp (map).



Gravel Rides:

Sponsored by…

Gravel rides are scheduled on a Saturday or Sunday morning, on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Gravel rides are Co-ed recreational rides exploring area low-traffic township roads and rail trails with limited riding on paved roads to connect with gravel routes.

New this season!  There will be two groups per ride.  Those interested in a quicker and more challenging pace will ride together in a group led by Brian O’Doherty and those interested in a more relaxed and slower pace will ride together, led by Brian Low.

With Brian Low’s group, there is often time taken to stop to enjoy the unique nature of our area, to look at a stream, or just to “smell the roses” or fresh cut hay as the case may be. Starting points will be determined based on the route selected but are often based outside of Owen Sound to minimize paved road riding.

These rides are suitable for gravel bikes (similar bikes usually with 38mm tires or greater), mountain bikes, or even fat bikes. Sub-groups may be created depending on the number of riders or the predicted pace. Distances range from 30-50 km and rides last 1.5 to 3 hours depending on the route.


Please remember that the club calendar should always be consulted in case there are last minute cancellations or route changes.

OSCC Strava Club Activities

Ride Leader Instructions