Thursday Coached Road | July 18th, 6:00PM

Join us for another session at the Flamboro Speedway!

We ride on a closed circuit (no cars!) at the Flamboro Speedway that features a 500m oval and a technical course. This week will be a mix of paceline riding on the oval and technical work on the kart track. See below for more details.

Coached cycling sessions are instructed by qualified coaches and experienced athletes. The sessions are available exclusively for GCC members. Click for more program info.

Series Focus: These sessions are intended to prepare GCC members for road racing & events. The purpose of these sessions is to improve road cycling skill, tactics & fitness.

Target Riders: Road Speed Groups R1, 2 & 3.

Required Equipment: Road bike setup with drop bars, clipless pedals and appropriate tires.

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to pedal at 6:00 PM

Start : Flamboro Speedway 873 5th Concession Rd W, Milgrove, ON

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

Flamboro Speedway - Tourism Hamilton

Click for Map

Upon arrival, enter through the ticket gates and drive up the pit road. Park near the picnic tables & canteen. There are washrooms available. 

Entering & Exiting the Track:

Enter the track at turn 4. Always come to a complete stop and confirm the track is clear before entering. Cross the oval to access the kart track and stop at the “Staging Area” (“S” on the map below). 

Exit the track at turn 2. When the track is clear, from the inside of the oval cross the track and exit. While riding the oval you may also move to the far outside of the oval and exit. 

Session Details: 

6:00PM – Intro & Track Etiquette, Paceline Riding + scenarios (Session 1)

Enter the track and join us at the Staging Area. We will do a quick familiarization and discuss track riding etiquette. Then break into groups and ride the oval. 

Mandatory: On your first visit to the Speedway you must attend the intro & track etiquette at 6:00PM so you are familiar with the layout and expectations for riding the track. 

7:00PM – Kart Track Technical Work (Session 2)

Meet at the Staging Area. Building on our technical work from the last session, we’ll focus on cornering in proximity to other riders on the kart track.

Youth & Junior MTB | July 17th, 6:15PM

Join us for another youth & junior mountain bike ride!

Coached youth and junior cycling sessions are instructed by qualified coaches and experienced athletes. The sessions are available exclusively for youth & junior GCC members. Click to see program info.

Series Focus: These sessions will focus on the fundamental mountain biking skills to get young riders confident on the trails. We’ll progress to more advanced trails and technical features as our riders gain experience and improve their ability.

Rider Ability: At a minimum, athletes should have the ability to ride on smooth, level terrain and control the bike safely (stopping and turning).

Required Equipment: Riders will require a mechanically sound mountain bike, bike helmet, appropriate footwear and apparel for weather conditions and water bottle or other nutrition.

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to ride at 6:15 PM

Start Location: GORBA Trail Head at Victoria Road

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

Click for Map

Thursday Junior Road | July 11th, 6:15PM

Join us for another Junior Road session!

This week we’re riding intervals on Ellis Road in Puslinch. See below for more details.

Coached junior cycling sessions are instructed by qualified coaches and experienced athletes. The sessions are available exclusively for junior GCC members. Click to see program info.

Series Focus: These sessions will focus on intermediate road cycling skills to get young riders confident with bike handling and riding in groups at effort. They are intended to bridge the gap to the Thursday Coached Road Sessions.

Rider Ability: At a minimum, riders should have the ability to control the bike safely (stopping and turning) while riding at speed. Riders should have the fitness to ride for 1 hour at 30km/h with a group.

Required Equipment: Riders will require a mechanically sound bike with drop bars, bike helmet, appropriate footwear and apparel for weather conditions and water bottle or other nutrition. Clipless shoes + pedals are highly recommended.

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to pedal at 6:15 PM

Start : 6615 Ellis Road, Cambridge, ON. Parking available at Puslinch Track Conservation Area.

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

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Session Details: 

  • 6:15PM Ride 6km route together to warm-up & “preview” the route.
  • 6:30PM Check-In
  • 6:45PM Rep #1
  • 7:00PM Rep #2
  • 7:15PM Cool-down

6km Route: 

Load the route on your bike computer if you have one, here’s how.

Bringing lights is always a good idea.

Thursday Coached Road | July 11th, 6:30PM

REMOTE START in Puslinch! Join us for Time Trial style efforts to test yourself against the clock!

You do NOT have to ride a TT bike to join.

Coached cycling sessions are instructed by qualified coaches and experienced athletes. The sessions are available exclusively for GCC members. Click for more program info.

Series Focus: These sessions are intended to prepare GCC members for road racing & events. The purpose of these sessions is to improve road cycling skill, tactics & fitness.

Target Riders: Road Speed Groups R1, 2 & 3.

Required Equipment: Road bike setup with drop bars, clipless pedals and appropriate tires. For this specific session you may use a time trial bike.

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be on site to check in at 6:30 PM

Start : 6615 Ellis Road, Cambridge, ON. Parking available at Puslinch Track Conservation Area.

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

Click for Map

Session Details: 

  • Arrived warmed up
  • 6:30PM Check-In
  • 6:45PM Rep #1
  • 7:00PM Rep #2
  • 7:15PM Rep #3
  • 7:30PM Rep #4

6km Route: 

Load the route on your bike computer if you have one, here’s how.

Bringing lights is always a good idea.

CANCELLED: Youth & Junior MTB | July 10th, 6:15PM

RIDE CANCELLED *WEATHER UPDATE: Trails are saturated and closed to riding. Rain continues this afternoon and thunderstorms are forecasted for this evening.*

Join us for another youth & junior mountain bike ride!

Coached youth and junior cycling sessions are instructed by qualified coaches and experienced athletes. The sessions are available exclusively for youth & junior GCC members. Click to see program info.

Series Focus: These sessions will focus on the fundamental mountain biking skills to get young riders confident on the trails. We’ll progress to more advanced trails and technical features as our riders gain experience and improve their ability.

Rider Ability: At a minimum, athletes should have the ability to ride on smooth, level terrain and control the bike safely (stopping and turning).

Required Equipment: Riders will require a mechanically sound mountain bike, bike helmet, appropriate footwear and apparel for weather conditions and water bottle or other nutrition.

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to ride at 6:15 PM

Start Location: GORBA Trail Head at Victoria Road

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

Click for Map

Thursday Coached Road | July 4th, 6:00PM

Join us for another session at the Flamboro Speedway!

We ride on a closed circuit (no cars!) at the Flamboro Speedway that features a 500m oval and a technical course. This week will be a mix of paceline riding on the oval and technical work on the kart track. See below for more details.

Coached cycling sessions are instructed by qualified coaches and experienced athletes. The sessions are available exclusively for GCC members. Click for more program info.

Series Focus: These sessions are intended to prepare GCC members for road racing & events. The purpose of these sessions is to improve road cycling skill, tactics & fitness.

Target Riders: Road Speed Groups R1, 2 & 3.

Required Equipment: Road bike setup with drop bars, clipless pedals and appropriate tires.

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to pedal at 6:00 PM

Start : Flamboro Speedway 873 5th Concession Rd W, Milgrove, ON

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

Flamboro Speedway - Tourism Hamilton

Click for Map

Upon arrival, enter through the ticket gates and drive up the pit road. Park near the picnic tables & canteen. There are washrooms available. 

Entering & Exiting the Track:

Enter the track at turn 4. Always come to a complete stop and confirm the track is clear before entering. Cross the oval to access the kart track and stop at the “Staging Area” (“S” on the map below). 

Exit the track at turn 2. When the track is clear, from the inside of the oval cross the track and exit. While riding the oval you may also move to the far outside of the oval and exit. 

Session Details: 

6:00PM – Intro & Track Etiquette, Paceline Riding + scenarios (Session 1)

Enter the track and join us at the Staging Area. We will do a quick familiarization and discuss track riding etiquette. Then break into groups and ride the oval. 

Mandatory: On your first visit to the Speedway you must attend the intro & track etiquette at 6:00PM so you are familiar with the layout and expectations for riding the track. 

7:00PM – Kart Track Technical Work (Session 2)

Meet at the Staging Area. Building on our technical work from the last session, we’ll focus on cornering in proximity to other riders on the kart track.

Thursday Junior Road | June 6th, 6:00PM

Join us for another junior road session at the Speedway!

This week we ride on a closed circuit (no cars!) at the Flamboro Speedway that features a 500m oval and a technical course. See below for more details.

Coached junior cycling sessions are instructed by qualified coaches and experienced athletes. The sessions are available exclusively for junior GCC members. Click to see program info.

Series Focus: These sessions will focus on intermediate road cycling skills to get young riders confident with bike handling and riding in groups at effort. They are intended to bridge the gap to the Thursday Coached Road Sessions.

Rider Ability: At a minimum, riders should have the ability to control the bike safely (stopping and turning) while riding at speed. Riders should have the fitness to ride for 1 hour at 30km/h with a group.

Required Equipment: Riders will require a mechanically sound bike with drop bars, bike helmet, appropriate footwear and apparel for weather conditions and water bottle or other nutrition. Clipless shoes + pedals are highly recommended.

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to pedal at 6:00 PM

Start : Flamboro Speedway 873 5th Concession Rd W, Milgrove, ON

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

Flamboro Speedway - Tourism Hamilton

Click for Map

Upon arrival, enter through the ticket gates and drive up the pit road. Park near the picnic tables & canteen. There are washrooms available. 

Entering & Exiting the Track:

We’ll meet in the parking area (“P” on the map below) and head onto the track as a group.

Enter the track at turn 4. Always come to a complete stop and confirm the track is clear before entering. Cross the oval to access the kart track and stop at the “Staging Area” (“S” on the map below). 

Exit the track at turn 2. When the track is clear, from the inside of the oval cross the track and exit. While riding the oval you may also move to the far outside of the oval and exit. 

Youth & Junior MTB | July 3rd, 6:15PM

Join us for another youth & junior mountain bike ride!

Coached youth and junior cycling sessions are instructed by qualified coaches and experienced athletes. The sessions are available exclusively for youth & junior GCC members. Click to see program info.

Series Focus: These sessions will focus on the fundamental mountain biking skills to get young riders confident on the trails. We’ll progress to more advanced trails and technical features as our riders gain experience and improve their ability.

Rider Ability: At a minimum, athletes should have the ability to ride on smooth, level terrain and control the bike safely (stopping and turning).

Required Equipment: Riders will require a mechanically sound mountain bike, bike helmet, appropriate footwear and apparel for weather conditions and water bottle or other nutrition.

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to ride at 6:15 PM

Start Location: GORBA Trail Head at Victoria Road

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

Click for Map

KELSO MTB NIGHT | Tuesday, July 9th

Calling all GCC mountain bikers! Let’s come together to have a presence and show some support for the local racing series.

An important objective of this event is to introduce our U19 mountain bikers to racing! These riders have been training in our Youth & Junior Program for the past 2 months and it’s time the expose them to the thrill of racing. It’d be great for all club members to come out and show them where cycling can take you!

Youth riders can race the KIDS and BEGINNERS categories for FREE to try it out! Registration is still required. All racers must fill out the event waiver prior to arrival. Riders are welcome to register for the series and have your laps tracked each race.

Novice, Intermediate, Sport and Expert races require series or single race registration.

RACE #7 – Tuesday, July 9th

REGISTRATION: Opens Wednesday & Closes at 4PM Monday, July 8th. Register HERE.

SCHEDULE:

5:30-6:30PM Sign-in & plate pick-up (West Lodge)

6:00PM Meet coaches (West Lodge)

6:15PM Warm-up & preview course (Kids & Beginners courses)

6:40PM Kids & Beginners Race Start (West of Patrol Building)

6:45PM Race Start in waves (Base of Updraft Chair)

8:00PM Draw Prizes (West Lodge Patio)

Please, sign-up in advance. Indicate your participation by clicking HERE

ALL RIDERS must register through the event website and complete the waiver.

Register here: https://www.conservationhalton.ca/mountain-bike-race-series/

Sign-up on the GCC website is NOT the same as race registration.

Kelso Conservation Area: 5234 Kelso Rd, Milton, ON L9E 0C6

PARK FEES: You must be a Conservation Halton member (or travel to the race with one) or pay the gate fee to enter Kelso Conservation area.

Event Website: https://www.conservationhalton.ca/mountain-bike-race-series/

Thursday Coached Road | June 27th, 6:30PM

REMOTE START at Moffat Park! Join us for the R1-2-3 road clinic in advanced group dynamics!

The objective of the R1-2-3 road clinic is to make riding the TAM R1, 2 & 3 groups safer and more fun through rider education and skill improvement. See below for session details.

Coached cycling sessions are instructed by qualified coaches and experienced athletes. The sessions are available exclusively for GCC members. Click for more program info.

Series Focus: These sessions are intended to prepare GCC members for road racing & events. The purpose of these sessions is to improve road cycling skill, tactics & fitness.

Target Riders: Road Speed Groups R1, 2 & 3.

Required Equipment: Road bike setup with drop bars, clipless pedals and appropriate tires. For this specific session you may use a time trial bike.

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to pedal at 6:30 PM

Start : Moffat Park, Regional Road 15, Milton, ON.

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

Click for Map

Session Details: 

  • Ride as a group to the start of the sector. 
  • Ride sectors with “intent”. 
  • After completion of the sector, ride easy to the designated “collection point” to regroup before the next sector. 

“Intent”:

The emphasis of today’s session will be optimizing group efficiency. We will focus on key elements such as following distance, style of rotation and the effects of the terrain.

Sector (7.8km):

Start = Side Road 15 Eastbound (EB) after train tracks

Finish = First Line Northbound (NB) at Moffat Town Sign

Collect at First Line & Side Road 15 to Regroup

Route: 

Load the route on your bike computer if you have one, here’s how.

Bringing lights is always a good idea.

Thursday Junior Road | June 27th, 6:30PM

Join us for another Junior Road session!

Coached junior cycling sessions are instructed by qualified coaches and experienced athletes. The sessions are available exclusively for junior GCC members. Click to see program info.

Series Focus: These sessions will focus on intermediate road cycling skills to get young riders confident with bike handling and riding in groups at effort. They are intended to bridge the gap to the Thursday Coached Road Sessions.

Rider Ability: At a minimum, riders should have the ability to control the bike safely (stopping and turning) while riding at speed. Riders should have the fitness to ride for 1 hour at 30km/h with a group.

Required Equipment: Riders will require a mechanically sound bike with drop bars, bike helmet, appropriate footwear and apparel for weather conditions and water bottle or other nutrition. Clipless shoes + pedals are highly recommended.

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to pedal at 6:30 PM

Start : Moffat Park, Regional Road 15, Milton, ON.

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

Click for Map

Route: 

Load the route on your bike computer if you have one, here’s how.

Bringing lights is always a good idea.

CANCELLED: Youth & Junior MTB | June 26th, 6:15PM

*WEATHER UPDATE: Heavy rain! Rain may clear but the trails will be saturated and we cannot ride.*

Join us for another youth & junior mountain bike ride!

Coached youth and junior cycling sessions are instructed by qualified coaches and experienced athletes. The sessions are available exclusively for youth & junior GCC members. Click to see program info.

Series Focus: These sessions will focus on the fundamental mountain biking skills to get young riders confident on the trails. We’ll progress to more advanced trails and technical features as our riders gain experience and improve their ability.

Rider Ability: At a minimum, athletes should have the ability to ride on smooth, level terrain and control the bike safely (stopping and turning).

Required Equipment: Riders will require a mechanically sound mountain bike, bike helmet, appropriate footwear and apparel for weather conditions and water bottle or other nutrition.

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to ride at 6:15 PM

Start Location: GORBA Trail Head at Victoria Road

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

Click for Map

CANCELLED: Thursday Junior Road | June 20th, 6:00PM

PRACTICE CANCELLED

WEATHER UPDATE: Radar and forecast are calling for significant weather in the area.

Join us for another junior road session at the Speedway!

This week we ride on a closed circuit (no cars!) at the Flamboro Speedway that features a 500m oval and a technical course. See below for more details.

Coached junior cycling sessions are instructed by qualified coaches and experienced athletes. The sessions are available exclusively for junior GCC members. Click to see program info.

Series Focus: These sessions will focus on intermediate road cycling skills to get young riders confident with bike handling and riding in groups at effort. They are intended to bridge the gap to the Thursday Coached Road Sessions.

Rider Ability: At a minimum, riders should have the ability to control the bike safely (stopping and turning) while riding at speed. Riders should have the fitness to ride for 1 hour at 30km/h with a group.

Required Equipment: Riders will require a mechanically sound bike with drop bars, bike helmet, appropriate footwear and apparel for weather conditions and water bottle or other nutrition. Clipless shoes + pedals are highly recommended.

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to pedal at 6:00 PM

Start : Flamboro Speedway 873 5th Concession Rd W, Milgrove, ON

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

Flamboro Speedway - Tourism Hamilton

Click for Map

Upon arrival, enter through the ticket gates and drive up the pit road. Park near the picnic tables & canteen. There are washrooms available. 

Entering & Exiting the Track:

We’ll meet in the parking area (“P” on the map below) and head onto the track as a group.

Enter the track at turn 4. Always come to a complete stop and confirm the track is clear before entering. Cross the oval to access the kart track and stop at the “Staging Area” (“S” on the map below). 

Exit the track at turn 2. When the track is clear, from the inside of the oval cross the track and exit. While riding the oval you may also move to the far outside of the oval and exit. 

CANCELLED: Thursday Coached Road | June 20th, 6:00PM

SESSION CANCELLED

WEATHER UPDATE: Radar and forecast are calling for significant weather in the area.

Join us for another session at the Flamboro Speedway!

We ride on a closed circuit (no cars!) at the Flamboro Speedway that features a 500m oval and a technical course. This week will be a mix of paceline riding on the oval and technical work on the kart track. See below for more details.

Coached cycling sessions are instructed by qualified coaches and experienced athletes. The sessions are available exclusively for GCC members. Click for more program info.

Series Focus: These sessions are intended to prepare GCC members for road racing & events. The purpose of these sessions is to improve road cycling skill, tactics & fitness.

Target Riders: Road Speed Groups R1, 2 & 3.

Required Equipment: Road bike setup with drop bars, clipless pedals and appropriate tires.

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to pedal at 6:00 PM

Start : Flamboro Speedway 873 5th Concession Rd W, Milgrove, ON

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

Flamboro Speedway - Tourism Hamilton

Click for Map

Upon arrival, enter through the ticket gates and drive up the pit road. Park near the picnic tables & canteen. There are washrooms available. 

Entering & Exiting the Track:

Enter the track at turn 4. Always come to a complete stop and confirm the track is clear before entering. Cross the oval to access the kart track and stop at the “Staging Area” (“S” on the map below). 

Exit the track at turn 2. When the track is clear, from the inside of the oval cross the track and exit. While riding the oval you may also move to the far outside of the oval and exit. 

Session Details: 

6:00PM – Intro & Track Etiquette, Paceline Riding + scenarios (Session 1)

Enter the track and join us at the Staging Area. We will do a quick familiarization and discuss track riding etiquette. Then break into groups and ride the oval. 

Mandatory: On your first visit to the Speedway you must attend the intro & track etiquette at 6:00PM so you are familiar with the layout and expectations for riding the track. 

7:00PM – Kart Track Technical Work (Session 2)

Meet at the Staging Area. Building on our technical work from the last session, we’ll focus on cornering in proximity to other riders on the kart track.

Youth & Junior MTB | June 19th, 6:15PM

Join us for another youth & junior mountain bike ride!

Coached youth and junior cycling sessions are instructed by qualified coaches and experienced athletes. The sessions are available exclusively for youth & junior GCC members. Click to see program info.

Series Focus: These sessions will focus on the fundamental mountain biking skills to get young riders confident on the trails. We’ll progress to more advanced trails and technical features as our riders gain experience and improve their ability.

Rider Ability: At a minimum, athletes should have the ability to ride on smooth, level terrain and control the bike safely (stopping and turning).

Required Equipment: Riders will require a mechanically sound mountain bike, bike helmet, appropriate footwear and apparel for weather conditions and water bottle or other nutrition.

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be ready to ride at 6:15 PM

Start Location: GORBA Trail Head at Victoria Road

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

Click for Map

Thursday Coached Road | June 13th, 6:30PM

REMOTE START in Puslinch! Join us for Time Trial style efforts to test yourself against the clock!

You do NOT have to ride a TT bike to join.

Coached cycling sessions are instructed by qualified coaches and experienced athletes. The sessions are available exclusively for GCC members. Click for more program info.

Series Focus: These sessions are intended to prepare GCC members for road racing & events. The purpose of these sessions is to improve road cycling skill, tactics & fitness.

Target Riders: Road Speed Groups R1, 2 & 3.

Required Equipment: Road bike setup with drop bars, clipless pedals and appropriate tires. For this specific session you may use a time trial bike.

GCC members only. To become a member join HERE

Advance sign-up required. Reserve your spot by clicking HERE

Start Time: please be on site to check in at 6:30 PM

Start : 6615 Ellis Road, Cambridge, ON. Parking available at Puslinch Track Conservation Area.

Check here for weather cancellation posted no less than one hour before the ride begins

Click for Map

Session Details: 

  • Arrived warmed up
  • 6:30PM Check-In
  • 6:45PM Rep #1
  • 7:00PM Rep #2
  • 7:15PM Rep #3
  • 7:30PM Rep #4

6km Route: 

Load the route on your bike computer if you have one, here’s how.

Bringing lights is always a good idea.