Women’s Ride Day – May 20th

Attention women and girls… We are offering a free ride for a day. You do not have to be a member of Owen Sound Cycling Club or any club. Just register and come out on May 20th for a fun day.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into the fun activity of group riding. The aim of this event is to introduce women and girls to group riding and to celebrate the the freedom and independence that riding a bicycle offers to women of all cycling abilities. So come on out and “ride like a girl”!! 

As you proceed through the registration you will be asked a few questions about your cycling goals and group riding experience. This is to help us make this a fun and safe learning experience for you.

Please remember that wearing a bicycle helmet is MANDATORY. Your bicycle should be in good working order (gears and brakes especially) with tires properly inflated. This will be a road ride so a hybrid or road bike would be most appropriate. A water bottle or hydration pack and an energy bar is a good idea too.

The ride will take place on Sunday May 20, 2018 at 2 pm at the Owen Sound City Parking Lot #8 located at 1st Ave E and 8th St. E, Owen Sound. Register with CCN Bikes online at: https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/womens-ride-day-2018-owen-sound

If you have any questions about the ride please contact Ann at: annmarie58.west@gmail.com 

If you have questions about registration please contact our  Membership Secretary

If you already are a member or OSCC or an OCA club you do not need to register. Just email Ann at: annmarie58.west@gmail.com   to let her know you plan to attend.


Alpe de Zwift

The developers and artists at Zwift have created a new route, Alpe de Zwift. They imported GPS data from Alpe d’Huez. Their ride starts at sea level in the jungle of Watopia, but quickly climbs up above the snow line. The scenery may not match the real thing, but the road has the same 21 switchbacks and the same profile.

How it was made

One of the first to ride it.

You have to be a Level 12 Zwifter to ride it, unless you join a group ride that’s going.



Grey county is paving Grey Rd 17 from Highway 6 to Wolesley

Grey County is paving Grey Rd 17 from Highway 6 to Wolesley this year.
The “new” road will have the standard 3.5 meters of travel way and 1.25 meters of paved shoulder where the 1.3 meters of gravel used to be.

For a week or two there will be detours using concession 21.

And, moving forward most Grey County roads will have paved shoulders when they are reconstructed.


Save the Date! – Ride Don’t Hide Event June 24, 2018

The Canadian Mental Health Association of Grey Bruce is encouraging the community to jump on their bikes to raise awareness for mental health in the 5th annual Ride Don’t Hide event on Sunday June 24, 2018.

Ride Don’t Hide started in 2010, Michael Schratter, a Vancouver school teacher and columnist, cycled around the globe to raise awareness and funds for mental illness. This has been a very successful endeavor. CMHA hopes to make this into a nationwide annual event, where riders will cycle for change from the negative stigma which shadows mental illness.

This year’s Ride Don’t Hide will be held on Sunday June 24, 2018 starting at Kelso Beach Park in Owen Sound with routes for every skill level. Participate in the 100k, 80k, 50k, 25k routes along one of the most beautiful scenic routes in Ontario along Grey Road 1. An all accessible in-park route is also available for families, individuals and those that wish not to ride on the road. A BBQ lunch, entertainment & all kinds of fun activities will also be offered on this day.

Sign up your team today!  Top team to raise the most funds wins bragging rights & the Top Team Trophy. The sooner you sign up the better your chances of winning. Plus for every $100 donated each participant also wins a ballot for a chance to win a Norco bicycle from Martin’s Bicycle Shop.  For Kids 12 & under, every $20 donation gets a ballot to win a kid’s bike from Bikeface!!!

Join the movement today at: www.ridedonthide.com


Ontario Cycle Tourism Impact Study

Bikes Mean Business!

Ontario By Bike / Transportation Options is working with Ryerson University, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management students, on a research project that will provide greater insight into the participation, impacts and benefits of cycle tourism in Ontario.

If you have a few minutes, please take the time to complete their short online survey.

Survey Link —> http://bit.ly/OntarioBikeSurvey

The survey is open until March 9. We thank you in advance!


We’re All Getting Older

At the recent executive meeting I was asked to make the font of this website larger.
I’ve done that. It should be larger (relatively) on all devices.
If that’s not enough, get new glasses or, on  a phone or tablet, you can always use the “pinch open” gesture to make everything bigger.


OSCC Mail List

We are switching to a new and better mailing program.

All who were members last year and those on Joanne’s women’s list have been subscribed to the new list.

We have linked CCNBikes to the new service. As members register on CCNBikes, they are automatically subscribed. Some of you already have, and it is retroactive.

We want to take the opportunity to house clean, but don’t want to lose anyone. To ensure we didn’t miss you or to adjust your preferences please  enter your email address in the Subscribe form on this site. If you are already subscribed to the new list, you will receive a link where you can adjust your preferences. Otherwise, of course, you will be subscribed. You can also sign up from our Facebook page.

We have set up a group for Joanne’s women’s rides and placed all female members on it. (If a couple shares the same email address and both are members, that email address will be on the list.)

We are also experimenting with a group for Time Trial results and might send weekly results only to that group. That would allow those of you not interested to opt out.


Former OSCC member Robert Starrs Competing at Elite Level

We are very pleased to learn that former club member Robert Starrs is now in college but still very competitive in cycling and is racing at the elite level.  Robert has a GoFundMe page for offsetting some of his many extra costs associated with cycling at this level.  If you are interested in supporting Robert in his cycling, the following is a link to Robert’s GoFundMe page:  https://www.gofundme.com/thecyclingpursuit  Go Robert Go!!