Cycling Rides

Cycling Club Succession Plan

To thrive and grow, the FLC Cycling Club has a succession plan. Cycling Club Riders are encouraged to pay attention to routes their Ride Leader takes during their rides, with an intention to eventually become Ride Leaders themselves. 

With experience, Ride Leaders can become Ride Coordinators who plan Season Schedules for Levels 1, 2, or 3, by recruiting Ride Leaders.

The Rides Committee, consisting of all Ride Coordinators, develops ride guidelines and policies and provides Ride Leader and Ride Coordinator training. The Chair of this committee serves on the Club Executive. 

As a new initiative in 2022, Ride Leader Training is provided at the link below. All potential Ride Leaders are encouraged to browse through these materials and use them as a guide to your progression as a new Ride Leader.

Click here for Ride Leader Training

Ride Level Descriptions and Season Schedules

Each ride level works to create a Season Schedule by signing up Ride Leaders for specific dates throughout our cycling season. Cyclists can overview the schedules to get a sense of upcoming rides for personal planning purposes. These schedules are often a work in progress, so look for updates.

Day and Level Description Season schedules
Monday Level 1 Level 1 Boot Camp will offer 3 weeks of training rides in May. After that, regular rides are between 13 and 17 kph. They work up to 20 km distance later in the season. See FLC Cycling
Google Calendar
Friday Level 1 Rides are under 30 km, scenic, many new, no hills or minor ones. Several out-of-town trips. Slightly brisker pace for the more experienced Level 1 riders. Breaks, no one is left behind. See FLC Cycling
Google Calendar
Tuesday and Thursday Level 2 Usually 30-40 km long, moderate 18 - 20 kph pace on the flat, some hills. Our numerous ride leaders ensure we have varied scenic and informative routes in locations around the city and beyond. Much camaraderie during our breaks. See
Regular schedules
Wednesday and Saturday Level 3 Usually 40 - 70 km long at a somewhat faster pace than Level 2, longer and steeper hills we most often ride up, fewer breaks. Rest stops on hilltops, viewpoints, at washrooms, snacks, lunch.

See FLC Cycling
Google Calendar

View the Google Calendar by week or month, or view the calendar as a table: Click here for instructions.

Signing Up for FLC Cycling Club Rides

Before signing up for a ride 

  • We require membership in both the FLC Seniors Club and the FLC Seniors Cycling clubs to participate (see MEMBERSHIP for more information.)

How to sign up for a ride

  • We ask ride leaders to post rides up to two weeks in advance, with members' sign-up permitted one week ahead.
  • Members can register for a ride at 8 am on the designated sign-up day.
  • To view and register for upcoming rides, click below on the Sign-Up buttons
  • If you need to cancel, do so as soon as possible to provide notice and space for another rider.
    Enter your membership number again using the same Sign-Up button, and click on the cancel button.
  • A leader who cancels an event will send a notification to all registered riders by 8 o'clock on the morning of the ride.

Note

  • Rides typically start in the morning. Riders should pack a lunch unless ride details specify otherwise.
  • Pedal-assist Ebikes with a speed limit and 500-watt maximum power complying with City and Provincial pathways' regulations are welcome (see Guidelines)