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Spoke O'Motion

Location & Directions 905-853-9545
Mon - Fri: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spoke O'Motion Cycling Club

Overview

The newly minted Spoke O'Motion Cycling Club (SOMCC) is an Ontario Cycling Association affiliated cycling club whose goal is to create riding opportunities for riders of all abilities and experience levels.

Fundamentally, our mission is to create a low-stress, non-competitive, super-welcoming club that reflects the values of Spoke O'Motion itself: Every man, woman, and child should love riding their bikes whether it be for fun, fitness, utility, or competition. No one involved with Spoke O'Motion Cycling Club will ever look at you askew for being new to the sport, for making a mistake, or not being fit enough. We welcome ALL with open arms.

We aim to deliver rides for people of all skill levels, experience, and goals. Whether you are a new rider looking to learn about road etiquette, a hardcore mountain biker looking to pre-ride the latest Ontario Cup course, or a young ripper looking for coaching and instruction we want to pave the way for your growth in the sport.

After all, we are grassroots cycling.

Register by clicking here!


Club Goals

Spoke O'Motion Cycling Club endeavours to deliver the following to its membership:

  • up to four different weekly road ride opportunities
  • a portal to connect with local riders and make new friends
  • opportunity for new riders to be welcomed into the sport in a safe and friendly way
    • special junior programs targetting fitness and techniques
    • access to coaching through LTD Performance Cycling - both adults and youth!
  • a launch point for riders aspiring to competitive cycling
    • race support at venues
    • help with bike fitting/service
  • a destination for high performance athletes looking to ride for an established team
    • get profiled on our web site
    • get exclusive access to special buys and premium experiences
    • receive additional race support - pre-rides, mechanical support, feed zone support

Above all else, we are welcoming, friendly and focussed on fueling your passion for pedalling!


Participation Requirements

We want you to ride with us! But, before you do, you have to fulfill a few simple requirements.

First off, you need to click here (link coming late February) to become a member of our club. We are an incorporated store-sponsored not-for-profit club affilliated with the Ontario Cycling Association.

Membership dues are only $10 and are only used to cover the costs of fulfilling our legal responsibilities. The balance of the fees are collected by the Ontario Cycling Association to cover our club insurance.

Beyond that, all you need is:

  • a road bike in good working order
  • an approved cycling helmet
  • self-sufficiency (e.g. for flat repairs, water, food etc.)
  • a cell phone
  • ID and emergency information
  • proper cycling clothing
  • a basic understanding of group riding skills and/or a willingness to learn
  • a minimum level of fitness (e.g. able to ride for 1.5 hours at an average speed of around 22 km/hr)

Plus, don't forget your winning smile and fantastic attitude. :) We're here for a good time.


Weekly Group Rides

Tuesday Evenings - Beginner Night

Details: This ride will be split into two distinct groups catering to riders of different experience levels. If you are new to road riding and would like join a group of non-competitive riders to learn the basics about shifting, etiquette, and the rules of group riding, then this night is for you.

Duration: 1-2 hours

Start time: 6:30pm

Thursday Evenings - Intermediate/Advanced Night

Details:

Duration: 1-2 hours

Start time: 6:30pm

Saturday Mornings

Details: 

Duration: 1.5-3 hours

Start time: 8:00am

 

Sunday Mornings

Details: 

Duration: 1.5-3 hours

Start time: 8:00am


Group Ride Best Practices

Cycling has the potential to be a dangerous sport. One critical role for our club is to educate riders in the best practices  for safely riding in groups on the road.

All club members must read our Rules and Regulations for Group Rides. This document contains important information that ensures your safety and the safety of those with whom you will share the road.

Further to the rules posted above, all members are also required to be familiar with our Risk Management Plan.

Once you have spent some time reading those documents you are ready to hit the road!

Ride safe. Ride smart. Safety is an ongoing commitment.